I took this job in order to pay for some small repairs for the Setanta and it looks like I’ll be getting my money’s worth. Been a long time since I’ve run across any pirates but then again I don’t normally sail in this area. Surprisingly that bit of combat wasn’t the most worrisome thing that has occurred on this job. The navigator hasn’t a clue on how to properly use any of the basic tools of the trade. I tried to convince her to take the offer of the scholarly fellow, but she became flustered and brushed me off. I guess Melora was on our side though as it seems we somehow stayed close to our original course. With any luck I’ll get paid and be back to the Setanta shortly.