Pirates of the Broken Sea
The pirate ship Blood Hawk swiftly crosses the waves in the new light of morning. One of the many pirate ships who prey upon the trade routes of the Broken Sea between the continents of Eldra and Maldara, her captain is the burly human, Regnar Skullgrim. Standing as tall as the typical half-orc, and just as muscular, with the wind flowing through his coarse black hair and beard, he bellows orders to the crew at the top of his lungs.
"Look lively mates, there's a fat merchant ship on our horizon, just waiting to fall into our hands! All hands on deck! Raise the black flag!"
Regnar alters the ship's course to intercept the merchant ship. She sails slow and low in the water, seemingly laden with booty. The Blood Hawk swiftly crosses the distance. Regnar shouts an order to the gunners "Fire a warning shot across her bow!" The gunners fire one of the ship's two deck guns toward the merchant, but she doesn't slow down or alter her course. The distance narrows to a few yards. "Prepare to grapple!" The crew throw grappling hooks over to the merchant, and while the marines on board cut the rope and the crew tries to fend off the pirate with gaffs, their efforts aren't enough. "Prepare to board!" shouts Regnar. "Erdrak! You and your mates are to secure the bow! Miro! Stirke up a tune!" He then swings onto the merchant's stern and begins to duel the ship's captain, while several of the pirates follow him and begin to fight the crew. On the merchant's bow, there are six marines armed with short swords waiting to intercept your attack.