Sounds atop of sounds rang in what should have been the open sea. The storm that descended upon the Golden Crier was both rapid and cruel. The old sea dogs with the injuries that could foretell a storm had been going about their duties like normal before one and all felt the great pain of an unprecedented storm. More then one even said it was unnatural. Natural or not the crew of the pirate ship had their work already cut out for them to bring down the sails and watch the bilge water. That they came upon some sort of unexpected reef was all the luck. With the great gash in the haul and the mast inflame after lightning struck it there was little choice up to call for the ship to be abandoned. Her crew was still alive though. Captain Aquitainia reminder herself of this as she watched the last of her men get to the long boats. They would survive and they would sail the seas again. She started crossing the deck. Even if her steps were steady, the wood no longer was. She heard the sound of wood cracking, the boom of surf hitting her ship, the wind howling as it tried to rip into every crack, but she still barker her orders. "Lower the long boat!" She raced to the edge, getting up on the railing. It was theatrical, but it was the encouragement her men needed right now. And then she saw it! Not clearly, but out were the other longboats were, the dark mass could only be the accursed sea serpent. Now, when they were most defenseless they finally found it. She shook her fist into the sky, cursing the storm and the reef. Then the railing broke apart and she tumbled into the sea. This was not the control dive she had planned. She was too close to all the debris. As she tried to orientate herself, lungs without enough oxygen because of the surprise, she found herself fighting with planks and ropes. Her body gave in, the over abundance of 'bad air' too much and she opened her mouth, of course there was no air, just water. As she gulped in the water, sure she was at her final moments she saw someone moving in the water. No one should have been there, but he was, and he was also no man born of land under the sky.