While the crew is exploring the ruins of Star Crater Isle, their ship, the Unfair Advantage, is spotted by a band of roving pirates and mistaken for easy prey. The pirate ship runs aground, crippling the vessel. Seeing this, our explorers lay a trap for the pirates, who send a party in to explore the isle. They manage to overwhelm the pirates and take their ship hostage.
Then, while limping home, the two ships encounter an Orcish War Raft. The Orcs are wily, laying a trap, but our heroes prove to have the greater prowess. So our heroes return to Gateway as wealthy men indeed. This proves a mixed blessing: the big payday threatens to break the group up as several members take their winnings and retire.