The Dragon Turtle

The Dragon Turtle is a three-masted pirate galley. Once a dragonborn slave ship called the Yasmaridd, the Dragon Turtle was captured by Captain Inio and the Hammerhead at ib-Jaffad in the Shao Han Sea. Some weeks later, the ship was refitted and redesigned by Shipbreaker at Seabottom, complete with several magical modifications, and was subsequently christened the Dragon Turtle. Enormous and imposing, armed to the teeth and thickly armored, there’s nary a ship upon these Seventeen Seas that can stand to the Turtle in open combat.

Statistics

Ship Type: Galley (3 masts)
Captain: Captain Inio (male halfling, piratical)
Crew: 145
Cannon: 80 (10 bow, 10 stern, 60 broadside)
Affiliation: Pirate (Independent)
Status: Active

AC: 12
HP: 800 (580)
Threshold: 15
Cargo: 0 / 400 tons
Consumables: 80 days (44 days remaining)
Morale: 100/100

Enhancements

  • Enchanted Sails: When traveling long distances, the Dragon Turtle always has favorable winds.
  • Extradimensional Deck: One of the vessel’s several decks exists in an extradimensional space. (The tavern, the Misty Maiden, is located here, as well as the scheming room.)
  • Fogbank: A persistent cloud of fog hangs around the Dragon Turtle, capable of shrouding them entirely and providing full concealment.
  • Unseen Rowers: The ship’s banks of oars can, once per day, activate to row themselves at great speed.

Crew: 145

  • Officers (4): Captain Inio (male halfling, captain), Korbin “Pennyfeather” Quill (male ravenfolk, first mate), Hakari (male half-orc, bosun), Deadrick (male elf, quartermaster)
  • Pirate Crew (67): Akvar bin-Kafir (male dragonborn, sawbones), Bloodboil (male dragonborn), Brainpan (female dwarf), Faveen Lone-Choir (male crowfolk), Gutpuncher (male bugbear), Meera (female hadozee), Muzca (male tiefling), Nadia Knuckles (female tiefling), Piranha (female merfolk, cook’s assistant), Pylvi (female halfling, cook’s assistant), Randy Rajov (male tigerfolk) Rigger (female human), Sister Mallet (female dwarf), Talon (male pantherfolk), Twenk (female tiefling), Xiao Wan-Su (male elf), Yasha Battle-Beast (female hyenafolk), 8 female elves 5 male elves, 3 female humans, 3 female dragonborn, 3 male dragonborn, 3 male merfolk, 3 male sahuagin, 2 female dwarves, 2 male halflings, 2 female oxenfolk, 2 male toadfolk, male dwarf, female dwarf, female half-elf, female halfling, male human, female lizardfolk, male lizarfolk, male mantisfolk, male oxenfolk, male pantherfolk, female ratfolk, female sahuagin, male tiefling, female tigerfolk
  • Orcs (15): Massak (male orc), 8 female orcs, 6 male orcs
  • Dragonborn (51): Nasira az-Yassin bin-Nurit (female dragonborn), Ghassan (male dragonborn), Malek (male dragonborn), Siddan Snorts (male dragonborn), Waleed (male dragonborn), Zara (female dragonborn), 28 female dragonborn, 17 male dragonborn
  • Misty Maiden (7): Arin Azure (male dragonborn), Earhorn Entonia (female halfling), Lermina (female half-elf), Melores the Mighty (female halfling, prostitute), Professor Hikmat (female dragonborn), Vito the Virgin (male human), Yu (female elf, bartender)
  • Others (1): Weed (female water genasi), Skalfadani (female frost giant)
  • Lost (21): Bohai (male elf, slain by orcs), Chomper (male half-orc, slain by orcs), Vik Okt Mar (male coral-folk, slain by orcs), Hugo (male tiefling, slain by orcs), 8 pirates, 9 dragonborn (slain by orcs)

History

The Yasmaridd was stationed at the mining colony ib-Jaffad on the far eastern end of the Whip when it was commandeered by Captain Inio and his pirates. Using a three-pronged approach, the pirates approached, posing as slave merchants, infiltrated the ranks of the slaves below and instigated a riot among them. While the Hammerhead exchanged fire with the fort, the pirates pacified and captured the vessel ( Episode 38 39). After a brief return to Sirenspire to sell the Hammerhead, acquire more crew and resupply, the Yasmaridd sailed north, across the Shao Han Sea. Along the way, it contracted greenwood, plundered an elven consular ship and scavenged a dead dragon turtle ( Episode 39). As they crossed the Clemestine Sea, they were waylaid in the night by a fey entity, the Lady of Weeds, who, seeking her stepdaughter, nearly destroyed the ship in the process. ( Episode 40)

Arriving at Seabottom in the Excelsior Sea, the Yasmariadd negotiated the whirlpool and “docked” at the strange undersea port ( Episode 41). After completing a mission for Shipbreaker, the Yasmaridd was redesigned into the Dragon Turtle, complete with magical oars, magical sails, an extradimensional deck and a persistent corona of fog that hangs around the ship. Cutting canvas northwest, the newly-christened Dragon Turtle endured a thunderstorm and investigated a bizarre lighthouse, haunted by banshees, that sought to lure pirates to their deaths ( Episode 44). After a close encounter with a pair of bounty-privateers, the Turtle crossed into the Shamala Sea. Debating the best course, they elected to sail around the Dragon’s Horn and risk the frigid northern waters. ( Episode 45)

Crossing the Shamala Sea, the Dragon Turtle was visited by the Knight of Weeds, attacked by a scrag and schemed circles around one another. ( Episode 46) Navigating through a forest of icebergs, the Dragon Turtle was attacked by a party of orcs, led by the frost giant Vjergblin. After a bloody battle, the pirates negotiated a surrender and learned of the giant’s plight. While the officers – plus Nasira – voyaged with Vjergblin back to Jarl Balvorg’s hall, the Dragon Turtle sailed onward to Leviathan Rest, a frost giantess named Skalfadani aboard to safeguard their passage. ( Episode 47)

Upon arriving at Leviathan Rest, the Dragon Turtle languished at anchor for some weeks, while her captain and her crew awaited the arrival of her officers. ( Episode 53)

The Dragon Turtle

Seventeen Seas MeyerTimothyJ