The party finished rigging the horse race by punching the horse in the jaw (so the bit would hurt when it was ridden) and proceeded to the race.
Bong Tao beat the other jockey out the gate and managed to maintain his lead to the end where it was an exciting neck and neck finish. Alvise was rather angry but paid up his ticket like a good sport. The party then went fancy clothes shopping so as to fit in on the boat. Originally Bong Tao was to be the ticket holder until it was observed that Lucio was greating all the guests at the entry to the boat. Realizing that he would recognize Bong Tao, it was decided to put The Equalizer up as the ticket holder and the rest of the party managed to sneak on as porters.
Once on the ship the party spent the three days of up river travel getting the lay of the ship and planning how to catch Lucio alone. Bong Tao attempted to win over the serving staff with magic tricks but came off as awkward and didn’t make any friends.
Wilsmith found a snake and spent his time milking it for its venom.
Graveltooth tried to by drugs but came off as a narc.
The Equalizer got an idea of Lucio’s commings and goings and determined which room he slept in.
The party developed a plan to break into Lucio’s room on the 3rd night after the gambling was over and abduct him. However, before Lucio went to bed he revealed his plan to harvest the souls of everyone onboard. At this time, only the Equalizer was present because the rest of the party was waiting to ambush Lucio in his room. The Equalizer attempted to escape the room where Lucio was harvesting souls and ended up in a fight with several of his guards. Meanwhile, the rest of the party decided to break into the helm of the ship and turn it around in order to drive it back through the glowing towers which Lucio appeared to be using to harvest souls. After dispatching of the captain and his guards, Graveltooth and Wilsmith made an epic doggy pile on top of Lucio by jumping through the glass ceiling onto his head and legs. The party dispatched of several of Lucio’s guards as well as several minor Devils which he summoned. Lucio, sensing defeat, then revealed Bong Tao to be a sleeper agent by turning him into a big ice devil.