Moyra shook the corpulent cook trying to wake him. Unfortunately, the cooking sherry was winning that fight. Ambrose snuffled and pulled away, turning over on a pillow of flour sacks and cuddling up against a chicken.
Moyra looked around the cramped but chaotic kitchen and took it all in.
The galley holds two wooden worktables, several wooden cupboards, and two small stoves against the port wall, as well as virtually every cooking utensil imaginable and a frightening array of meat cleavers. A score of chickens and three goats wander freely throughout the
chamber; the goats are meant to be caged, but have a distressing tendency to escape their bonds. The kitchen is a madness of dirt, food, and knives, and finding anything in here requires effort. The stoves are perpetually lit, and large cauldrons bubble away atop them all times. A huge array of spices mingle with barrels of rainwater, two tuns of rum, cupboards full of ship’s biscuit and salted beef, barrels of sauerkraut, and a small supply of fresh vegetables picked up in Port Peril.
Moyra thought she’d put forth that effort. After an hour or so of searching, her efforts produced the following spoils:
A masterwork dagger being used as a butcher’s knife, a pair of handaxes used as meat cleavers, a vial of holy water, a good lock hanging unused off a pantry cupboard, 2 pounds of soap, four waterskins, a barrel of poor wine, six bottles of good Chelish brandy worth 20 gp each, three bottles of magnificent rum worth 12 gp each, a large cookbook worth 125 gp (using the tome while cooking grants a +1 circumstance bonus on Profession [cook] checks), a prosthetic leg made of wood and edged with a silver band worth 45 gp, and 12 sp fallen behind a cupboard. In addition, a trio of harpoons, a spear, and a grappling hook that sparkles in the right light are hanging on the walls. One other item of interest was also found…
Later, while Jag approached the soup pot to get his nightly rations, Moyra slipped the orc a small vial with his hard tack. Jag raised one eyebrow,
Moyra smiled and pointed in the direction of the quartermaster. I overheard your inquiry to the Quartermaster. I thought this might help."
Jag couldn’t really read the label on the vial, but as it was explained later, it said ‘Elixir of Love’.