The Turivola Exploratory Company suffered a slight setback while breaking ground on the revolutionary venture. An unexpected rip current capsized several of the company’s landing craft, injuring four. While rescue efforts were mobilizing, three more of the explorers were swept further along the coast, along with several crucial pieces of expedition equipment.
The three company members, forced together by circumstance, managed to make it to shore while recovering the expedition’s vital Residuum supply, and scrying devices belong to the groups’ seers.
Heavy tow chains belonging to the company quartermaster were lost to the sea bed.
The last of the mission critical gear, a cask of fine Ceriad Rum intended to christen the expedition’s base camp, was stolen by a native seabird. The three lost explorers pursued the creature, and finally recovered the cask in a jungle clearing. After a brush with a nest of vicious stirges, the adventurers activated their alchemical flares and were located by a rescue party.
Stirges, it should be noted, are a hostile and predatory insect species whose diet of blood makes them a threat even to seasoned outdoorsmen. With the nest destroyed, the clearing will serve as the center-point of the Company’s initial explorations.
Reports suggest that the lucky adventurers are being heralded as “an example of model cooperation,” by expedition leader Rubid Hawke and have been asked to name the expedition’s base camp.