You will note in this episode I have some trouble remembering names. That's because the DM (my daughter) threw in a bunch of new characters, that she and my son insist have been there since the beginning. I think they talked about it together, but just never filled me in, because I have no memory of this stuff whatsoever.
Upon returning to the coral town, the bold adventurers are told they had been granted an audience with the Coral King. Conveniently enough, he holds court in the castle upon which the boat-nee-wagon has been grounded this whole time.
The king turns out to be an amiable enough sort, and doesn't seem all that put out by his royal palace being decorated by a jury-rigged wooden vessel. He congratulates the team on defeating the Coral Beast, which Smarty makes pains to explain was a genuine Coral DRAGON, and asks if the heroes might be available to do him a favor.
Always down with a chance for more loot, Bjorn accepts on behalf of the team. The King then explains that his Spear, along with several other treasures of the Coral Kingdom, have been purloined. They have been taken out of the sea, and thus are beyond his grasp. He offers that if the heroes can take back the Spear, his sacred symbol of office, they are free to retain any other treasures they may recover as a finders' fee.
Satisfied with the likelihood of a bounty of royal swag, the party sets off for the coast in their improbably still functioning vessel. Upon reaching the coast, Bjorn reminds Smarty that he is, in fact, a rogue, and thus should take point on the Search checks. Grimlord and Kaz both cast relevant enchantments to detect the treasures, as well as to help avoid those who might interfere with reclaiming it.
Against all odds (Bjorn made no rolls, after all), they are successful, and the treasure is located not far on the coast. Bjorn begins digging (apparently the only one with any acumen for physical labor), and the chest containing the missing treasures is recovered. Upon opening it, the heroes discover the Spear, as well as the 'Other Treasures,' which consist of a baby Coral Dragon named Coraleen.
At this point Bjorn is face-palming like Obi-Wan upon discovering that his team is taking on another pathetic life-form.
And that's it for this time folks. There was no decisive battle this time, as we had to wrap up early due to showers and bed-time, but it was a pretty good session nonetheless. I seriously feel like the straight man in an old Abbot and Costello type series with this. Or maybe Boromir "One does not simply turn a wagon into a boat and explore the oceans depths." The kids want to keep playing more, so there may yet be more of this, presuming I retain enough competence to operate a keyboard.