As the Eikthyrnir retrieved the two men on lookout on the cliffs, Einarr and Naudrek were the first to step up and offer them a hand back to the boat. Both men seemed shaken and pale, as though they had just seen some sort of apparition.
“What happened out there?” Einarr asked without thinking.
Bjar, the first of the men, shook his head. “Where’s the Captain?”
“Here.” Kormund stepped forward from his position near the mast. “Go ahead.”
“That ship… There’s somethin’ not natural about it.”
Kormund audibly rolled his eyes at that. “Yes, we’d all gathered that much already.”
Bjar shook his head, though, swinging it wildly from side to side. “Once that ship got up close, we couldn’t have blown that horn if we’d wanted to. Was all I could do to stay on the ledge.”
Einarr and Kormund both turned their attention to the other lookout.
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