Fortuna is hired as a guard and boatman. Alejandro has been sent by a small but organized crime family from Vodacce to gather information under the guise of a deck hand and Evan sent by a minor noble house to sniff out an item of interest that the Isabel carries in her cargo hold.
Fortuna while on duty in the ship cargo hold is attacked by fellow guard and lout Franco. After knocking him out Fortuna hog ties the cad just as Evan makes his way into the hold. Fortuna and Evan are soon discussing the scenario and are interrupted by the charming but condescending First Mate Eduardo De Santiago.