The Children of Ash
Jory "Onyx Eye" Swan
Captain of the The Jade Swan, Jory took possession of his father’s ship when he was 19 after he had both a wedding and a funeral. Shortly after his marriage to the young and beautiful, Trisha, during a particularly bad storm, he found out he was to be a father. In that same storm, the Jade Swan was casing a boat destined for Eagles Launch. In the height of the storm the Jade Swan crew boarded the RSS Ebony Waves, killed he crew and raided the ship for supplies. On the dead captains body was a particularly beautifully set onyx eyed talisman. Taking that for himself, and wearing it as a prize for his conquest against the Ebony Waves, the talisman earned him the nick name Onyx Eye.
Jorys child, Swan, was born on the open seas. However in the process of the child being born, Trisha died. Her body was given back to the Ocean Father and Jory raised the youngling on his own. Many on the ship say in order to give Jory luck with raising a child on a vessel like the Jade Swan, The Ocean Father had to take something from Jory, in particular his wife.
Jory, his crew and the Jade Swan stay in constant movement, very rarely staying on solid ground for longer than a few weeks for sure leave or to resupply. With the work of the Sea Lord keeping them busy, they raid ships destined for trade with other Threshold cities or even other ships destined for the archipelagos out in the west. So long as the profits flow into the Sea Lord, he cares little about what the Jade Swan and her crew does.