It was near to midnight in the city of Dublin and Arrok could not sleep. He had never made a journey quite like this one before. In the morning he and the sisters he traveled with would board a ship to travel across the Second Great Sea. They would be leaving behind the continent they knew to travel to a distant and strange one. As he walked a light caught his eye. Farther down the street and just off the cobblestones was a well. Sitting on the rim of the well was a Spanish woman of striking beauty. The hour was late, he could not sleep, and he was about to leave everything he knew behind, but here was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen. She was sitting on the well and washing her feet by candlelight. Perhaps things weren’t as terrible as they seemed.
The Bearded Beauty was captained by a Dwarf by the name of named Argam Irontoes. The captain and his ship had an impressive reputation. He would take nearly anyone across the Second Great Sea, and do so safely. It didn’t matter if you were traveling from the Land of Ancient Kings, where he currently was docked, or from the Land of the Once Great, where he was preparing to go to. Among the only requirements to gain passage on the Bearded Beauty was the coin to pay the surprisingly reasonable fee, and the ability to walk across his gangplank.