After taking the Man’s Promise the Wormwood celebrates with a large party. Captain Harrigan welcomes most of the crew of the Man’s Promise to their new life of piracy and throws one poor unwilling sailor to the sharks. A skeleton crew is selected to handle the Man’s Promise by Mr. Plugg (see wiki).
During the party, D’vinn steals from the quartermaster, Serin unsuccessfully tries to keep D’vinn out of trouble, Sazen steals from the deceased Tilly, Brukka enjoys some hog tossing, and Raest tries to make friends.
The celebration ends and the Man’s Promise sets sail. Mr. Plugg works the crew raw every day. Raest attends Mr. Plugg’s secret meeting and learns of Mr. Plugg’s plan to steal the ship and sail against Captain Harrigan’s standing orders. The party attempts to come up with a plan for mutiny.
Raest and Brukka put on a wrestling show for the crew. After some convincing by the party, Serin manages to get the two Rahadoumi sailors to promise their allegiance, but he is left unconvinced of their motives. Serin also falls overboard during a storm but manages to swim back onto the ship.
During the storm the ship is attacked by 6 grindylow. Raest smashes one flat and is almost knocked overboard, but Serin helps pull him back up. D’vinn incinerates most of the surviving grindylow. Sandara and Barefoot Sam go missing during the fight.