This adventure assumes the PCs are around 15th level, but completing K1: A Family Affair first is not necessary.
The mystery surrounding the Emerald Shield provides sailors with countless tales to tell at night. Empty of crew and even furniture, yet landing with nary a scratch, this “ghost ship” as it is often referred by superstitious sailors has stumped scholars for decades. While the PCs are aboard Shark Bait, the pirates willingly tell tales of the valuable treasure that disappeared from the ship, along with its crew. Everyone speaks of Olarin Held, a storyteller in Martyn’s Nest who knows more about the Emerald Shield than anyone.