Now underwater, those not swept away by the surging wall of water were now locked in a battle between a unlimited swarm of transformed sea creatures and the need to breath. A few of the soldiers noted that a torch was still burning merrily in one of the corridors in the rear of the ship… a corridor no longer guarded as transformed creatures began to move belowdecks. So a small squad of soldiers led by the Coven Leader Uruviel, a Elven Wizard of the Dragon Coven, broke from the main circle protecting the deck entry to the cargo hold to plug the defense in the rear stairwell.
They found that a magical barrier prevented water from leaking belowdecks, which meant that there was a good chance that the ship would surface soon. Unfortunately, they also found that they now had to defend the location from fishmen attempting to gain entry and a transformed shark trying to clear them out from behind. Eventually, they were able to secure the door and moved below to try and protect the treasure. After finding the corpse of a transformed puffer fish, they moved down to the cargo hold to witness some sort of salt swarm taking out the guards there by draining the moisture from their bodies.