The merchant prince Aubreck Drallion once stood among Sharn richest, non-dragonmarked house men. His ships sailed the sea, daring prate raids, aquatic monsters, and storm-tossed oceans to carry goods across the world. Aubreck's trade fleet was among the largest and most properous of its kind aside from House Lyrandar.
Yet perhaps Aubreck's success came too fast and too easily. While his profits eventually plateaued, he ambition kept expanding. when his contacts in the southern jungles reported that he could monopolize trade in several spices and rare herbs by offering a cache of magical items to a powerful native shaman, he leapt at the chance. he sold off many of his assets to purchase the required items and loaded them aboard Emperor of the Waves, the foremost ship in his fleet. his entire fortunes sailed with the great ship.
But fate was cruel, and the Emperor of the Waves disappeared. a sotrm separated the ship from here escort, leaving her final location unknown. Devastated by the financial loss, Aubreck became a simple merchant. He never again regained his glory, and many potential business partners saw his disastrous failure as a sign of hubris and even divine retribution.
Four days ago, the derelict Emperor of the Waves was spotted off the coast. Aubreck is poor, but he can still afford to hire a ship, a few men-at-arms, and a party of inexperienced adventurers to venture out to sea and discover the secret of the vessel's fate. Aubreck believes that he can restore his former glory if he can recover the magic items that sailed with the Emperor. All he needs are a few brave souls for adventure.