The party, after witnessing the events of Marseille, left towards their next stop – Rome.
On the third night at sea, there was a storm. Adofo had a vision of darkness, accompanied by the voice of Poseidon “She stirs….”
On the 6th night he had another vision. it appears like a muscular man standing over a bull, about to cut its throat with a sword. Behind the man is a woman, with hatred in her eyes, and a dagger to his back. Seen behind them all are the stars.
They go to the office/granary of Marainus, but it is trashed and he’s missing.
Adofo gets a critical success search check and finds a Journal and coins that add up to 5500 drachma.
The journal describes the Cult of Mithras, and his initiation into said cult. It also says where they worshiped.
The party follows the trail to the Mithraeum, where they find Marainus tied up and held prisoner by 3 women. One has a dagger and is about to kill him.
After some shouting, Peter tries to talk them out of killing him. They are not moved, but Adofo and Masud do not want to give up their deal, and try to sell their grain to the attackers instead. They decline, as they don’t have nearly that much money.
Adofo charges one and kills her with a shield bash. Masud kills the other two, but not before one can hit Marainus in the face with a chain, splitting his cheek open.
The party takes the bleeding man back to their ship where Kek Chisisi treats his wound. They negotiate a 10% increase to the price for the favor of saving him.
He leads them back to his granary where he finds out his money has been stolen. The party agrees to an owe of debt for 50% of what he owes, and another 5% as interest to pay the other half on their next round.
The party then manages to trade a chest full of silver for 2 chests fulls of fine glassware
Kemoc helps peter find someone to sell the Bloodstone that Marceline Gravios gave him, and gets 100 silver drachmas for it. Peter accomplishes this via a Critical success bluff check.
Peter has a conversation with Athena through prayer aboard the ship as they set sail towards Rhegium, and the rest of the party spends their time harassing the boy for entertainment.