The sailors are forced to flee as Prince Brightwind's guards respond to his call to action. They manage to get on board the Prince's fastest ship, the Zephyr, and escape.
They set course for Kasshk, the island on which lives Baba Yanu, a Sea Hag witch that Prince Brightwind thinks may have some information to contribute. Along the way they see one of Magwroth's ships in a storm, and see notice some interesting things. The hull is made of solid water, and its sails of lightning itself. They opt to leave it behind.
They also encounter the Dread Pirate Katarina de Leon, "The Black Kat." Marcus reveals he was her navigator, and because of this the meeting is peaceful. She reveals the stories of the invaders are calling it the, "Chaos Fleet." Odjuret also flashes a sign that Kat recognizes as a call to freedom, to cast off the anti-piracy laws created by the Treaty.
On Kasshk, Baba Yanu greets them as old friends, and seems very confused, asking odd questions of what has transpired, seeming to be narrowing something down. She is prepared for their visit, and gives them a disgusting brew that causes them all to go unconscious.