87A STERN CASTLE. A dread skull always is positioned at the helm, as if waiting to steer the ship. If the ship is activated (see Room 86O) then it can be steered from here. Embedded within the ship's wheel is a small emerald (worth about 1000 gold crescents) which is actually a magic crystal that gives commands to the rudder.
Salty Doggerel, Chaotic Evil male dread skull Pirate (AC 7; MV 12”; F2; hp 13; #AT 1; D Scimitar or 1-6; SD Sharp weapons score half damage only, limited spell immunity; XP 137)
Salty is the helmsman. He is dressed in colorful pirate clothing and has 32 gold teeth, each worth 4 gold crescents.
Three skeletons are in the ropy rigging of the mizzen-mast. They are supposed to be fixing it but have no idea how to do this so they are just moving their arms mechanically. They will follow the dread skull's commands.
3 Skeletons (AC 7; MV 12"; HD 1; hp 6, 7, 8; #AT 1; D 1-6; SD Sharp weapons score half damage only, limited spell immunity; XP 20, 21, 22)
They are not armed.