01/18/2018 – The now-former Royal Britannian Guards, having been dismissed from duty by Commander Forthwin and without a great villian to vanquish, found themselves with little to do, yet soon they found themselves answering a call to the Shattered Skull tavern in Skara Brae by the famous ranger Shamino, who announced his plans to reform the Rangers Guild of Skara Brae in order to assume the role of the now dismissed Royal Britannian Guards and that he would be looking for members to fill the ranks. No sooner had he finished his announcement, however, did his old companion Iolo FitzOwen wander in to the tavern to happily announce his own new guild, the Adventurers Guild. The two found themselves in a disagreement as to which guild should be established, with Shamino arguing in favor of the ranger’s tradition to protect Britannia, while Iolo promoted the glory of adventure for the sake of adventure. The two eventually agreed that they would have the former guards decide after each leading them on an adventure. Iolo quickly took the opportunity to lead them on an adventure first.
They began their adventure, as Iolo had promised earlier, to earn the glory of fighting murderous pirates by visiting Jhelom, a town which has been known for years to endure a perpetual plight of pirates in the southern seas. However, Iolo had reason to believe that as of late there had been a more elaborate organization taking place among some of the pirates, and he wished to learn more. He sent his would-be adventurers across Jhelom to search for clues from the local populace. They soon learned that there was indeed a cadre of pirates that had placed a stranglehold on trade going in and out of Jhelom by running a protection racket, allowing only certain merchants to pass through who were paid up. In addition, they found that the very same pirates and a fighters guild known as the Hand of Death were involved in rigging fights in the fighting pit. The adventurers followed that clue to the Hand of Death’s guild headquarters and located a note indicating that the pirates may have been stationed on Amoeba Island:
Upon taking a boat to the island, the adventurers discovered the pirate hideout of Captain Rockwell, and fought their way into the villian’s cavernous den. After defeating the pirates they found Captain Rockwell, who pleaded with Governor Grim, who had somehow managed to maneuver himself into the governor’s seat of Yew, Vesper and Jhelom, to spare him and continue offering him protection. The pirate accused the governor of some kind of treachery before fighting for his life, but ultimately choosing to die than submit himself to any kind of interrogation. With the pirates crushed, Iolo called an end to their adventure and sent them back home.