We find our party on one of the four ships headed to Nimon. As they sailed towards the mysterious continent, they were hit by something- multiple thuds sounded, and Sheera went below deck to find out what happened. While Sheera was below, strange merpeople boarded the ship, and Lavanya cast Comprehend Languages to understand more about what they were saying. After a few misunderstandings, they were able to piece together what the merpeople were saying, and with tactful use of diplomacy, allowed them to go about their business- namely, harvesting and stunning the strange octopus creatures that had broken through the hull of the ship. After they had left, Sheera fixed the hull, and the journey continued- at least, until the other nearby ship raised a distress flag.