These savages, self-styled as the Thrunefang Tribe, put up a terrific resistance to the invasion of our heroes. Undaunted by their fury, our heroes waded into the battle, and defeated their feral foes. Even the magics of Malikadna, the tribe’s witch doctor, were of little effect.
Storming the light house, the PCs caught the chieftan and his men by surprise, and Batin stunned the chief with a potent be-dazzlement. After that, victory was relatively simple and thus ended the bloody reign of the cannibalistic Thrunefang Tribe of Smuggler’s Shiv.
And, assuming you’re all scouting out the campsite after the battle, here’s some additional notes on the lighthouse:
The Light: It appears that the lighthouse top wasn’t finished for some reason, but there is still a massive bronze reflector and other machinery which could be assembled. It might take 4 or 5 days to get it together .. maybe less. You know that, based on the maps you recovered from the Jenivere, there are shipping lanes to the southwest of your position. Such a light as from this structure should be visible from those lanes.
Guest room: A more careful search of the room where the remains of meals from Jenivere turns up a surprise. Under the bed lies one of the scarves you saw the scholar Ieana wear.
Chieftan’s Den: Intricate drawings in the cheieftain’s chamber show a variety of rituals, such as prepping defeated foes for a meal. One series of drawing is different: it’s of the dead with their souls drifting through the air and falling down into the afterlife. The location of the afterlife is interesting … the portal is tied to the lighthouse, as if the dead slip under the lighthouse and receive their eternal rewards. The portal itself looks like a physical object … some kind of circular door made of woven vines and bamboo.
[EDIT} Found in the same battered footlocker as the coin treasure, lies an old document, from a ship that likely wrecked on these coasts, the Thrune’s Fang. Hence, the tribe’s name. The document was simply the payroll for the ship, but was likely treasured as being of some mythical importance by the tribe. Interestingly, there is a name of a passenger on this ship, a female priest called Nylithati.