The Tempest was a corsair vessel that preyed on the shipping in the Rivan Sea which was located due south of the southern coast of Genabackis, as well as upon the coastal communities in the vicinity.
The Tempest was one of the three corsair vessels that happened to be laying over for repairs and for replenishment of supplies at Seven Ruins Island when an unheralded stranger - to everyone's astonishment - showed up in the tavern, the "Full Sail", looking for a ship that would take him off the island. Crew members of the three corsair vessels; the Bright Spear, the Striker, and the Tempest - as well as the few other people who were also present in the tavern at the time - were soon all involved in a deadly free-for-all in competition with each other for the possession of the cascade of rubies, emeralds and sapphires that the stranger had strewn on a table top in the "Full Sail" to show what he was willing to exchange for transportation. The corsairs, Patch and Tampoor, from the Tempest were part of this melee.
The free-for-all left only the stranger - who turned out to be the 'High King', Kallor - and the unsavory "adventurer", Lars Jindrift, standing. The decision was then made to use the Tempest for their transportation as Lars felt it was the most seaworthy of the corsair vessels available.
A very long, eventful voyage westward across the ocean aboard the Tempest ensued, which involved an attempted mutiny; as well as an encounter with a hostile Meckros floating city. Eventually, Kallor, Lars and a pitiful handful of surviving Tempest crew members arrived at the southern coast of Malaz Island - which proved to be Kallor's ultimate destination.
Known crew members of the TempestEdit
- Captain of the Tempest
- Wess - the first mate
- Gudun - the quartermaster
- Bonecutter Jute - bonecutter and sometime Ruse sea-mage
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 7, US TPB p.143
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 7, US TPB p.142-145
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 7, US TPB p.145-146
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 8, US TPB p.161-165
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 12, US TPB p.244-247
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 17, US TPB p.326-327
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 18, US TPB p.356-358