The mutineers fight their way to the main deck, using lifeboats and G’way’s shamanistic powers to provide cover from the rain of arrows and crossbow bolts. Some use hatchets and harpoons to hack their way up through the ceiling into the navigation room, causing the captain and his mates to retreat hastily to the navigation room. The mutineers suffer heavy losses (including the heroic “Shaq,” who perishes and is pushed overboard), but nearly all of the captain’s mercenaries are killed or gravely wounded. A group of the captain’s archers find a prime sniping position and begin hailing down arrows from relative safety. The mutineers take cover and regroup.