I have the party all set. There are eight 4th level characters. The quick details are:
- William, Ranger
- Gerwinder, Paladin
- Alex, Bard
- Rolf, Fighter
- Misha, Magic User
- Garvin, Cleric
- Alice, Elf
- Bartholomew, Theif
The party briefly explored the beach while a group of 4 sailors brought their gear to shore using a large rowboat. Two of the sailors were left on the shore to watch the gear while everyone else waded out to the ship to help with the mules and horses.
The ship used a sling to lower 4 mules down to the water. It took two people to settle the mules and get them wading ashore. Gerwinder and Rolf awaited the first horse, Ezekiel the warhorse to be lowered to the water.
At that moment, the crew on the deck sees a surge of water coming towards them. There are sea serpents bearing down on the party in the water.