Masters of the Inner Sea
|p. verb historical
past tense: shanghaied; past participle: shanghaied
to force (someone) to join a ship lacking a full crew by drugging them or using other underhanded means.
You came to Port Peril looking for glory, adventure and of course treasure. Whatever your reason for being here, it is thirsty work so you made a stop at a tavern called the Formidably Maid. This tavern is home to the worst kinds of scum and villainy – your kind of place. You vaguely remember the ringing laughter of a wild night, the heady joy of success, and the scents of stewed meat and perfume lingering in your nostrils. But those happy memories are quickly fading replaced with a pounding headache, the sickly taste of cheap wine, a hard floor, a rhythmic creaking noise, and the feeling of the room swaying.
You’ve been pressed into service of the pirate vessel Wormwood, captained by the black-hearted knave Barnabas Harrigan. Do you have what it takes to survive? Do you have what it takes to become a Free Captain of the Shackles? Or are you doomed to be food for the Kraken?