Tidbits from a Pirate World
July 30, 2012 § Leave a Comment
- A Traveler’s Long-Coat [Wearer may cast Endure Elements and Traveler's Pace (Pass Without Trace + Longstrider) 1/day and may act as if she possessed the Endurance feat as long as she has not slept with a roof (tents do not count) above her head in the last 24 hours. 3/day the wearer may cast Cultural Adaptation on herself. CL 5] made of grey and green tattered leathers, with dozens of places to tuck coins and hide satchels.
- A red-suede satchel full of Marvelous Paints.
- Three books wrapped in a single white swath of a clothlike substance that seems to be made without
- Thin, bamboo pressed, fifteen foot long scroll written in Draconic language, with Aquan text. Both languages required to read it and decipher. A single blue and green watercolor of a dragon dominates the center of the scroll – showing him crushing a whale’s skull.
- A book with iron, hinged, cover and a single amethyst circle in lieu of title. Pages are a fine parchment. Book is written entirely in a swirling, not immediately identifiable, text. It is filled with illustrations of the cosmos and various star formations and what appear to be constellations.
- A green leather copy of the “Nakse Ki Toma”…with different notes, that seems in better shape but with fewer notes. Different ones than the copy found in the Grindylow’s cavern however. This seems to have more detailed notes on the waters near Taldor and Andoran.
18 platinum pieces, each one minted in a different principality, vassal state or former state within Taldor.
For as long as anyone can remember, Phayu Buhawi Hexireken has plagued the seas. Hundreds of years ago, he did so in his true shape, raiding the coasts of Taldor and Andoran – one of the most feared and active of his kind. He disappeared for nearly fifty years after a climactic battle off the coast of Cheliax with one of the last Trahk-ships ever sighted. Now he reigns as the Hurricane King, The Hari Tuphana, Captain of the dread-ship Talon, First Captain among the Free.
Few except those close to him, or his victims, have ever seen him in dragon form, and rumors abound as to his actual nature. The most common rumors touch on Sea, River, Brine and Blue. A few of the more outlandish claim he’s something all together different; some sort of fallen Sovereign dragon, or something entirely unique and changed by the Pirate Queen herself.
He’s known for being decidedly more pleasant than most of the other Free Captains, jolly even. He never stopped smiling as he devoured the first fleet to assault his kingdom, for example. He wears a devil’s grin, wields a “sword he stole from angels” and clothes himself in djinn-craft garments. (His taste for djinn wear and imported goods of genie make is moderately legendary.)
Phayu built the Shackles from the ground up, lashing the Free Captains together with threat and bribe; forging them in the places the Eye touched that other feared to go. He has rarely left the waters of his Port since then. His sword appears on the material plane as a shaft of blue-green light; it’s true shape hidden in the fabric of the world itself. He tucks it inside one of his earrings, where in the other he supposedly hides as storm.