Your client's merchant ships are being blockaded by her business rival. These ships are carrying her biggest-selling goods, high-quality rum. She is asking you to help her ships escape.
There will be three merchant ships - they will stay stationary until you click on them, then they will start to follow you. Some distance off will be the escape point you have to reach, but it will be guarded by a high number of ships between level 14 and 34.
The blockading ships won't attack you until you're getting somewhat closer, so in the beginning you should be safe. However, since you likely won't be able to stand their sustained fire for long, the best course of action is probably to collect your merchant ships and then charge straight for the escape point as quickly as possible.
- At Least Two Civilians Must Escape: 0/2
- This mission is the direct opposite to False Choice which is given out by the business rival of this mission's NPC. It also has the exact same reward (but is quite a bit easier to finish, so if you want to get your hands on a Cask of Captain's Choice Rum, you should do this one). However, they are not mutually exclusive - you can have both in your journal at the same time, and you can finish either of them and claim the reward even if you have already done the other one.