YOU are, for some reason, currently in Dreadful Cay — an island off the coast of Akharès known for being a hotspot for smuggling, thievery, fistfighting, and things that are not generally acceptable to mention in proper conversation.
You have seen similar papers tacked up in a couple of inns and taverns: all feature a rough sketch of a rocky pier, and underneath:
WE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE BURNING SHIP.
WE KNOW YOU WANT TO FIND IT TOO — WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY.
JOIN THIS CREW ON THE STRONGEST SHIP IN THE NORTHERN SEAS.
MEET AT THE PIER WHERE NO BIRDSONG IS HEARD AT TWO PAST MIDNIGHT TO VOLUNTEER.
The pier where no birdsong is heard — you recognize this as an old, nearly abandoned pier to the east of Dreadful Cay, where birds used to flock until the trees they lived off of died out. It’s not common knowledge, but you have picked up this bit of information before.
As to the Burning Ship: you think you may have heard of it, but you’re not quite sure. You must admit, though, that this seems (at the very least) like an interesting opportunity.
But it is 8 at night. You still have time to decide.