The final name on Captain Kaleen’s list seems to have found himself a home in the cells beneath Headman Bhosek’s palace. The Grave has a reputation in Port Hunding as a prison no one ever breaks out from, which is good, for they defiantly won’t be expecting me to break in. Although you’d think I’d show a little more acumen after my experiences within Coldharbour.
It is said that sometimes it takes more courage not to fight.
I’ve never fully understood that saying, but it makes me wonder who really is the braver here? Me for picking up the sword, fulfilling my training and expectation in standing against the beast? Or this Orsimer, who in putting down the sword, makes stand against the expectation and tradition of his own people?
This is neither my vengeance to serve, nor to deny… and yet not to decide, is a decision in itself.
It is in the moments like this when we are called upon to act as Gods, that the Gods will judge us harshest.
From my very first day as a raw recruit in the Imperial army, it was drummed into me that when a member of our unit was in trouble, you are supposed to do something about it. It mattered not what differences we may have had, nor what we thought of him, but he was our comrade and you had to do something.
I never expected to find such noble traits as duty and loyalty from a pirate captain in Stros M’Kai, nor such unwavering faith and resolution from her surviving crew members toward their captain. Perhaps what we had been taught of these people back in Cyrodiil has been misrepresentation born of misunderstanding, or more likely perhaps, born of propaganda and politics. Whichever the case, this Lerisa has proved to be a Captain I could follow to my last gasp.
You may think me foolish to put such stock in honour and loyalty, but these are the virtues that I cherish above gem and jewel, for without them we are but beasts.
Saintsport, a town built by good intentions now ruined by bad intent.
As an outsider, it is difficult to understand how such a state of un-lawlessness could be allowed to continue on Stros M’Kai, especially in a Kingdom making a bid in Covenant for the Ruby Throne. I suspect these Sea Drakes and Bloody Fists, seemingly the worst of the pirates of the Abecean Sea, are tolerated by the King as necessary evil. I guess no Redguard crown can stand long without the advocacy of the privateers and pirates that haunt the coasts of Hammerfell.