Returning the settlement back to normal has been quite the experience. The storm collapsed the roof of a obfuscated tunnel system connecting the cellar of the fortified abbey to a hidden underground cave. The bandits that once occupied the area evidently either had ties to a pirate operation, or were running one from the hidden local.
The newest member in our adventurer is an imbedded ambassador sent, I am sure, to assess our capabilities and insure we remain benign.
We found a cavern containing a house, a warehouse, a kennel, a dock, and a sloop. This cavern was inhabited by less than a dozen hostile pirates. A skirmish ensued. The Earl was nearly slain, and our ranks nearly routed if not decimated.
Tomorrow we take count of the plunder.