The man wraps the blanket around him, apparently only now realizing that he is shivering violently. He continues to blink, cough, and look around in confusion as he answers Vicky and Legba.
"I - I was on a ship -" he points vaguely off north - "The Inquiry. It's a scientific vessel. I don't know anything about the science, though. I just run the boat. The others - they'd developed this new manned submersible that could handle depth pretty well, and we'd sent her down earlier today - Jane, that is, she was inside. She was going down really deep, we were right over the trench, they say it's more'n five miles deep at some points."
The man's shivering has mostly subsided by this time, though he is still in some discomfort from his injuries.
"I was on deck so I didn't see exactly what happened, but I heard Chris down below shouting that the line was going tight ... Jane must've been several miles down by that time ... then we pitched like a mother and I-"
He looks confused.
"It was dark all of a sudden, like a storm coming up, so I - no, that's not right, there was this light, or fire, the ship was on fire, I think, so - no, dammit all, that's not what -"
He becomes increasingly agitated as he clearly fails to remember what apparently happened to him very recently. When he speaks again, it is in a deeper voice, his tone harsh and guttural, almost spitting his words out.
"Fire and darkness, darkness and fire! She lives in the depths, the mother of monsters. Her chains have been broken, her power is rising, her children are coming, flee before her! Flee!!"
With this last, he casts off the blanket violently and looks around feverishly. It seems he might even jump out of the pavilion if not restrained.
OOC wrote:Legba, is it OK if I put you with the guy Vicky picked up instead of with the guys on the beach? The reason is that no one else is there except War Prince, and his player is gone for now. I assumed yes and applied your persuasion check to the aforementioned guy instead.