The Sidhe Queen and the Hanged Man sailed wide around Marcena to avoid the Inquisitors. However, as they rounded a small group of islands in the northeast reach of the Midnight Archipelago, a massive Castillan ship spotted the two smaller ships and closed, despite being heavily laden in the water.
Alende took the Hanged Man wide and Buchanan took the Sidhe Queen on the inside to pinch the Castillan ship between the two. Cannon fire was exchanged as the ships closed for boarding, but proved largely ineffective against the well-fortified ship. Belle and Tiana hid below decks while Dimitri exchanged fire with the Castille vessel. Monte placed a rune on Yuri that gave him the strength of a Kodiak bear. Zander did his best to hold the Sidhe Queen together under fire.
As the Sidhe Queen came alongside, much of the crew fled in fear, only to be met by Alende’s crew on the other side. Two dozen well-trained Inquisitors led by an important-looking head Inquisitor met Yuri’s charge across the boarding planks. The Sidhe Queen’s crew was no match for the trained Inquisitors and were pushed back onto the Sidhe Queen. Yuri managed to punch through to their leader, followed shortly by Zander, while Monte swung across on ropes and knocked the Castillan Captain to the deck.