This certainly expands upon the Prince Hakon entry of the 30 Princes. The link between the sailor his mother confides in and Prince Hakon seems a little thin, and that he does not make a greater effort to get home.
Also, while there are a lot of possibilities for roleplaying, a few examples would be good since you included the section. Go to Comment
This motivation would be a good inclusion in the sub itself; a little backstory that he was part of the corruption, and that after he fled he saw the abuses of the common folk, and perhaps was given shelter by some families who pretty much had nothing to share, but shared anyway.
Why exactly does he insist on avoiding the royal court even though the man who ordered his execution, is long since dead? Does the order still stand? Or is he simply wary of being betrayed again by the royal court? Go to Comment
Martin was part of the corruption at court. Once the coup took place and he was able to escape, he hid in peasant villages. He saw first hand how the peasants were misused while he was in exile. He is making amends for his past transgressions by helping the poor. Go to Comment
Perhaps the product of another universe or time, this vessel appears as an early Tall ship, but is made of iron from keel to spar. The sails are a battered canvas but are nearly indestructible, but in truth do little to move the ship - the ship is able to move even with no winds.
The ship is powered by life force, requiring regular sacrifices to ‘charge’. The victims are cast in front of the vessel as it moves, it’s razor sharp bow bisecting them. The ship may initially be missing key components and the ritual to power it would also require research by would-be users.
The ship has no built in weapons aside from the bow, which can easily cut even large wooden ships in twain.