Our protagonists headed straight for the place where the journal was hidden. Kaiomai cut straight through town, instead of circling around like Gozrin and Moor, and reached the place first. Heading straight north twenty paces from the statue in the local cemetery, she found that there were five stumps there and three in about the right spot to be the hiding place. By the time she had narrowed down which stump contained the journal, Moor and Gozrin arrived. Within a hidden compartment artfully carve in the stump lay the journal and some coins. They Discerned from the journal that part of the map to the treasure may be in Malie, so they went to the docks to find passage to the aforementioned town. They split up to try three different ships. Moor tried the cargo ship The Skulking Sahuagin which was being guarded by a half-elf who was gruff and somewhat rude, but Moor won him over. He said they might be willing to transport them for a large sum of gold. Gozrin tried another ship and got in an argument with the elven soldiers manning it. Kaiomai Tried the ship New Moon and met the the first-mate and Captain. Captain Meaira offered them passage, and offered to cut the fee in half if they retrieved some lost cargo from some bandits. The party then reconvened and decided to locate the cargo. Moor used his knowledge of the underworld to get information from a shop keep about the black market and where the bandits they got supplies from were. They then headed out to find the cargo, despite not deciding which ship to take.