Lady Smythee tells the party about that the map found on the back of Tidewater Rock’s assailant likely shows the location of the late Cyrus Wolfe. The crew sails into Mancatcher Cove and discovers a glint of gold on the side of a cliff but decides to wait until dawn to investigate further due to the text below the map they found. In the night the Dragon’s Hoard is attacked by large animated vines that begin to hoist and crush the crew. The crew attempts to fend them off and fire ballistae. The creature turns out to be a huge mass of vines above the ship with a kind of beak.
Meanwhile, the crew hears sawing coming from below decks. The crew prepares to repair damage to the ship and attempt to prevent it from taking on water. Unable to keep up, the ship begins taking on a large amount of water and beaches itself on a nearby shore. The crew continues to fight the vines and finally does enough damage to kill the canopy creeper. The crew is left stranded on the shore with a rudderless, half sunk ship and a large number of wounded.
The crew curses D’vinn’s name, shouting to the Gods that everything would’ve been fine if only he had been there.