Val woke up to the sound of bells ringing. He opened his eyes. The sky was still dark and his candle had not finished burning. The others woke up too. He didn't realize this was what Valdia meant by early. They were the first fleet of ships to leave the dock, Valdia, the adventurers, and her crew members. Val rubbed his eyes and watched the sun rising over the ocean as they began to travel north past smaller islands. It was just the first day of a multi-day journey.