Chapter 1 - Souls for Smuggler's Shiv
This poem is the epic ballad of Aerys Mavato.
It tells the tale of a lone sailor, an outcast from society who tried to make his way amoungst the waves. The ballad describes the sailors many woes; their lack of acceptance amoungst the Pirate court, their addiction to alcohol and their their misfortune at the hands of a great storm. Despite being shipwrecked on a drowned isle on the edge of the Eye of Abendego, the protanonist is able to find their way back to their home port where others would have failed due to a firm resolve and a dream of one day becoming a Pirate lord. This ballad is wonderfully written and really inspires audiences to never give up and pursue their goals no matter what.