As they reached the pier to leave the seedy town, our heroes (rejoined by Akira and Izo) discover that the docks are overrun with the Coalition Navy in search of something.
Having discovered the rough location of the Righteous Indignation above the island. Abe, Akira, and Tetsu decided to take to the ceiling of the island in order to burrow through to their ship. The Doctor decided to take a slower, but no less dangerous, approach by charming information from the Coalition Navy. He discovered that they were looking for his very workshop.
Using his keen knowledge of this island, as one of its inhabitants, the Doctor bravely made his way up to the surface of the island via a long forgotten staircase.
Danger was afoot with the other part of the crew! Tetsu, in an attempt to help supercharge Izo, nearly electrocuted Akira. The three of them were unable to surface where they’d intended!
A struggle ensued to reach the ship. through various means.
The Doctor convinced the navy that he was, in fact, an undercover contact of theirs in the island with a dire information for their commanding officer.
Abe used his flying shield to power his way through the crowding navy at the base of the ship, taking several shots from their pistols as he went, suffering moderate injury.
Tetsu took to the skies!
And Akira lept bravely into the fray in her Izo suit, joining the Captain in melee combat on the deck of the Righteous Indignation.
The Doctor was able to fake an order to retreat by telling the Navy the location of his beloved workshop to save his old student, Mako Bluegrey. The crew set about fighting the remnant officers on their ship. The final officer was slain by Izo’s fearsome drill but the robotic suit finally succumbed to the devastation of combat, falling into pieces off of Akira.
The Righteous Indignation made a daring escape! Tetsu attempted to give the crew cover of fog with his weather related powers, giving them a new obstacle on accident!
Suddenly, another ship loomed in their way and poor Akira at the wheel was unable to avoid colliding with it. The Righteous Indignation split the ship in two, taking heavy damage to its hull. The crew emerged from the fog into a crossfire of cannons between two ships, blowing several holes in the Righteous Indignation!
Angrily, Captain Mako took back her ship wheel from first mate Akira, with the goblin quickly retreating to the burning engine room as warning klaxons rang out across the ship. Through quick thinking, and good use of resources, Akira was able to stabilize the engine of the sinking ship so they could continue their dramatic escape but alas a rival pirate ship blocked their way!
Abe, Tetsu, and the Doctor took to the cannons, each firing successfully by immeasurable fortune! They were able to completely destroy the enemy ship in mere seconds, allowing the dangerously injured Righteous Indignation to limp its way away from the besieged island.
Our heroes barely managed to survive the day without capture, making their way to the skies once more. But what awaits them in the thick cloud cover…?