Conquering Mancatcher Cove

Spoiler Warning: Spoilers are contained within for the Skull & Shackles campaign path. I would not read this if you don’t want to encounter said spoilers.

Dolce, being the clever elf she is, wrote herself a new halyard shanty. One she can use on the ship for work, but also sing in ports to spread a bit of the tale of how the girls won themselves the treasure of Mancatcher Cove. She even worked in the lines of the poem that brought them to it. These are from the adventure path itself. The PCs encounter it at a certain point, but I won’t say anything further on that.

From blue bight’s embrace
Spy the Grave Lady’s prize tooth
With the Dawnflower’s first kiss
Climb the Captain’s wayward orb
To claim old king’s hoard

-from the Skull & Shackles adventure path

As an aside, not many things rhyme with orb. It was fun working the existing text into the song, if requiring a little bit of a mind bender to do on occasion. Anyway, as always, I hope you enjoy!


Conquering Mancatcher Cove

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

From blue bight’s embrace, our journey began –
There in the deepest sea –
And every soul down to the helmsman
Knew what the cost may be!

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

Oh the sharks came biting soon as we stopped
To spy the Grave Lady’s prize tooth,
And from high above in the canopy dropped
A vine that would drink our youth!

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

We laid them all low most variously;
As guards they were remiss.
The way forward shown precariously
With the Dawnflower’s first kiss!

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

We all witnessed a grin made of gold
And its meaning did we absorb.
Forward pressed we as would only the bold
Climb the Captain’s wayward orb!

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

From the eye of a skull our path led us now –
Through root, and earth, and board –
And into the depths below them somehow,
To claim old king’s hoard!

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

The shark-kin which met us we brought to an end,
Their souls were put to the sword.
Up from the depths we soon did ascend
And their treasures we brought aboard!

By hook or by crook we come to the sea!
By hook or by crook we sail!
By hook or by crook we say unto thee,
In battle we never fail!

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