Kingdom of Isles
Thadeus _Torch_ Trakenvolg
Captain Thadeus Trakenvolg and the Truscan Demon sailed the Inner Sea and the Summer Straits for many years, taking part in various nefarious deeds and schemes. Never a highly regarded member of the Free Captains of Darkharbor he still had a reputation as being ruthless and destructive in his early carrier, having a particular love of arson tactics earning him the nickname TORCH.
Captain Trakenvolg had a soft side that few of his crew knew about—he was deeply in love with a beautiful half-elven woman named Aeshamara. In fact, on his final fateful voyage, he’d accumulated enough treasure that he could finally present her with the life he wanted to give her, yet in procuring that last bit of treasure he enraged the Kings Golden Gryphons. Fleeing their ships, Captain Trakenvolg risked everything in a desperate attempt to throw off pursuit by sailing around Sailor’s Hook. While this tactic did indeed force his pursuers to break off the chase, the dangerous currents seized the Truscan Demon and drew the ship toward the Hook’s cutting edge. Faced with an imminent wreck, the crew mutinied. Captain Trakenvolg fought the fear-maddened crew off as best he could, killing several before he was forced to retreat to his cabin and barricade himself within—but not before he took several mortal wounds. Desperate to gaze upon Aeshamara’s beauty one last time before he died, the dying captain struggled across his cabin to retrieve a locket containing her picture from a hidden coffer, yet he died a heartbeat after he laid his hand upon the coffer and a heartbeat before the Truscan Demon wrecked upon the Hook . Eager to be free of the ship, the surviving crew looted the hold and then fled onto the island to eventually meet their own grisly fates. Yet Captain Trakenvolg did not rest quietly on his wrecked, abandoned ship.