This is a moldy ship’s log recovered from the wreck of the Nightvoice, a large pathfinder ship wrecked on Smuggler’s Shiv. The pages are badly damaged by mold, but with careful study and repair the following was gleaned from it:
The Nightvoice apparently attempted a voyage around the southern coast of Garund. The
explorers were well on their way home to Almas to report their findings to their lodge when a strange leathery pod they’d discovered in a seaside cavern burst open, infecting nearly the entire crew with russet mold spores. Only Captain Havner Ames managed to resist the infection. As he watched his friends and crew succumb to the infection, he knew that he couldn’t allow the strange bulb (which had closed up on itself and was pulsing with a foul life, as if replenishing its store of spores) to reach the coast. Yet the Nightvoice was adrift on a current that would swiftly take it to the coast of Sargava. It was all Captain Ames could do to alter the large ship’s course on his own so that it instead crashed against the rocks here. Delirious and mad, Captain Ames abandoned the wrecked ship planned to climb over the island, hoping to find a place to hide the fungal bulb away where it could do no more damage.