Having raised four war galley squadrons in the summer, Lord Talon Greyboy used his long-winded ships to advanteage since the Frayd and Sully had nothing to counter them.
Greyboy employed one war galley squadron to raid the coast of Seascard province. The Ironrustmen ravaged the coast and immediate inland areas of Seascard province – one of the two Frayd provinces. Fifty crowns worth of loot was garnered in the venture. All of the marauding war galleys returned safely to Pyker with their booty.
Meanwhile three squadrons and transports sailed slowly westward along the coast of the Chicken Neck paralleling Talon’s land force as it prepared to fight the joint relief army of Chevron Frayd and Bedmore Sully. Worse come to worse, there were ships available to withdraw the Greyboys should disaster fall.