Nightmares on the Beach

Nightmare #1: You’re back aboard
the Jenivere, bent over the railing being seasick. After your
latest bout of retching, you slump back and see the rest of
the passengers and crew are on deck as well, all of them sick
save for the captain and the quiet Varisian scholar Ieana.
She whispers in the captain’s ear, then gives him a kiss
on the cheek. At that point the captain holds up a wooden
soup spoon, and you realize that you’re holding one as well.
Everyone has a spoon. The ship is sinking, and the only
way to stop it is to bail out the hold with your spoon! You
work feverishly, but the waters keep rushing in. Just before
you wake, you can see monstrous things with pincers in the
water trying to claw their way into the ship…

Nightmare #2: You’re sitting down in the galley aboard
the Jenivere, getting ready for your meal. The ship’s cook
has given you a steaming bowl of soup, but you drop your
spoon. You see that the deck below is covered with seawater
up to your ankles, and your dropped spoon has sunk into
the water and washed out to sea through a hole. You’re
forced to lift your delicious bowl of soup to your lips and
drink. But something big goes into your mouth as you do
so, and you feel a sharp bite on your tongue. You drop the
bowl, only to reveal a serpent had hidden in your soup that
now dangles from your tongue as it chews furiously. You
start awake, biting your own tongue in an attempt to bite
through the snake’s body.

Nightmare #3: You’re in a rowboat on the open
ocean at night. Sitting across you, rowing the boat, is First
Mate Alton. He’s obviously dead, with the wounds and
stings his body displays on the wreck of the Jenivere, but still
he rows. Eventually, the boat reaches an island covered with
snakes. Alton waits as you exit the boat, standing ankledeep
in snakes, and then he turns and rows back out to sea,
you assume off to look for more survivors to ferry to shore.
But Alton never returns, and you wake up just as the snakes
start to bite…

Nightmares on the Beach

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