Cutter for Gene D.'s D&D5e "Vanished Lands: Storm Riders" fantasy campaign


Vessel: Interceptor

  • Class: large cutter (light freighter)
  • Scale/size: huge; 90 ft. long, 20 ft. wide/beam, 10 ft. draft
  • Flag/nationality: pirate ship/none yet
  • Condition: fixer-upper
  • Reputation: minor smuggler as the Ruby Squall, Storm Rider
  • Speed/propulsion: 20 ft./rd., 6 knots; one 50 ft. mast, 1 square-rigged sail plus 2 headsails (gray, +2 spare sets)
  • Maneuverabilty: 3 (+ navigator/helmsman’s Int/skill bonus)
  • Range: 120 miles (4 days)
  • Armor Class: 12
  • Hull Points: 20 (Hit Points/10)
  • Saves: 0 (+ magical protections)
  • Weaponry: 2 ballistae (3d8, range 120 ft., 500 g.p.@, 100 g.p. for ammo), 1 light catapult (1,000 g.p., with 20 firebombs and regular ammunition for another 1,100 g.p.)
  • Crew/passengers (min/max): 15/25 (2 s.p./person/week paid by the “Storm Riders”)
  • Cargo capacity: 6 tons
  • Base cost: 9,000 g.p.
  • Systems/customization: boarding planks, dinghy, spyglass; one Wind Fan, scroll of Nautomancy (see D20 Seafarer’s Handbook )
  • Crew roster: See the “Storm Riders” (Party 41) in Gene D.’s “Vanished Lands” nautical fantasy campaign, using Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, as of early spring 2016:
  • Capt. Kaelen Northsea [Bruce K.]-male Half-Elf Ranger, commander of the Interceptor
    • Akenus “the Sly:” male Nezumi sailor (rat-kin Rogue); from the Laughing Squid
    • Erin O’Shea: young female Saganim (proto-Celtic) human; cabin girl
    • Magnar Eikkisson: male Skaevingol human pirate (Viking-style Ranger)
  • Sebastian Leafsworn [Rich C.G.]-male Sylvan Elf Monk, first officer and quartermaster
    • Alborn Gruschlag: male Skaevingol raider (Sailor)
    • Cynric Ecfrith: male Saganim pirate (Fighter)
    • Tsai Xiaopeng: male Tsucharim human sailor (Mongol-style Fighter)
    • Rashida bet Talawat: female Suthern human fisherwoman and cook (proto-Arabic Commoner/sailor), fled bad marriage
  • Kamar Alazar [Beruk A.]-male Suthern human Bard; morale officer and purser
    • Mikal: female Skaevingol raider (proto-Scandinavian Rogue), friend of Kamar
    • Lorcan Grevain: male Saganim pirate (Bard)
    • Timon Melancton: male Atlantean human pirate (Minoan/Theran Greek Fighter), from the Serpent’s Wrath
    • Ulstane Teague: male Saganim smuggler (Rogue)
  • Nuriel Earendil [Brian W.]-male Grey Elf Cleric of Corellan Larethian; chaplain and medic
    • Adiba Amunet: female Zarendo human shaman (East African Cleric) of Nlanfula, lady of rivers, from the open port of Laguro on Bokor Island
    • Funamori Haruko: female Dimernesti/Sea Spirit Folk (eastern Sea Elf) Druid, tribe attacked by Ghost Fleet; from the Laughing Squid
    • Vijay Lakshman: male Vanara roustabout (monkey-kin Sorcerer), from the Serpent’s Wrath
  • Barret [Drew S.]-male Minotaur Fighter; marine and navigator
    • Adelhart Tarantius: male Hifalendorin human pirate (proto-Western European Fighter)
    • Tsula: female Skaevingol raider (Fighter), friend of Kaelen
    • Nils: male Skaevingol raider (Fighter), from the Bronze Storm
    • Yureg Irontooth: male Wolfen pirate (Barbarian), from the Blood Star
    • Zhan Yuejiu: male Shengtese human pirate (East Asian Fighter)
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  • Previous crew:
    • Capt. Ephanos: male Atlantean (Minoan/Theran Greek) human, commander of the cutter Ruby Squall, surrendered to Eldamir
    • Iphicles “the Cruel:” male Atlantean human, navigator of the Ruby Squall, covertly poisoned by Kaelen after he learned that he had abused slave Erin O’Shea
    • Dusan Rujkovic: male Bugbear (Goblinoid/Dubwana) cook on the Ruby Squall, defeated by Barret and placed on the Tarvulis
    • crew of the Ruby Squall: mostly Saganim (proto-Anglo-Saxon) and Skaevingol (proto-Scandinavian) human pirates; surrendered to the Tarvulis without serious casualties and divided between two ships for transport to shore
    • Erin O’Shea: female Saganim human, adolescent former slave on the Ruby Squall; freed by Kamar and Kaelen
  • Associates and backups not aboard:
    • “Ludovico ‘Ludo’ Rosso” [Beruk A.]-male Hifalendorin human ex-gladiator (proto-Western European Monk; see Bruce K.’s Pathfinder: Eberron/Reign of Winter); LNg
    • Cassy Keelnipper” [Sara F.]-female Otter-kin Rogue, street urchin, and sailor; NGl, Lvl. 2
    • “Drogan” [Bruce K.]-male Half-Orc Barbarian, with a great sword, from the Blood Star; CNg
    • Eldamir Tempestborn” [Rich C.G.]-male Atlantean human soldier (Theran/Minoan Barbarian), tattooed berserker of the Order of the Kingfisher, specialist in the net and trident; CGn, Lvl. 5
    • “Vasco” [Drew S.]-male clockwork butler (Warforged Warlock), former member of the Zephyrs crew, displaced in time and space; LN, Lvl. 1
    • Puliarus Aearion” [Charles S.]-male Half-Elf sage (Thalassaquendi storm Sorcerer), seeking to befriend all; CNg, Lvl. 3
    • Antoun Miner” [Charles S.]-male Hill Dwarf Druid, healer curious about the sea; TN, Lvl. 1
    • Dwight van Steinberg: male Woldan Halfling explorer (Stout Rogue), from the Perdition
    • “Asish Chen Ti” [guest Byron V.O.]-male Tsucharim (Mongol-style) human Ranger 5/Ninja 1, former slave of Gokuri and onetime member of the “Uncommon Companions” (2012, 2+ yrs. ago in “game time”); NGl; traveled with the “Storm Riders” from Kildart to the Gargoyle Headlands


  • AD&D2 Of Ships and the Sea, Al Qadim: Corsairs of the Great Sea
  • D&D3.0 Kingdoms of Kalamar: Salt and Sea Dogs — Pirates of Tellene
  • D&D3.5 Stormwrack
  • D&D5e Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, Monster Manual, and Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide
  • D20 Broadsides: Naval Adventures
  • D20 Classic Play Book of the Sea
  • D20 Conan: Pirate Isles
  • D20 Corsair
  • D20 Freeport: City of Adventure supplement series
  • D20 Legends & Lairs: Seafarer’s Handbook
  • D20 Penumbra: Maiden Voyage
  • D20 Skull & Bones: Swashbuckling Horror in the Golden Age of Piracy
  • D20 7th Sea: Swashbuckling Adventures Campaign Setting
  • FATE 3e Legends of Anglerre, Companion
  • Game Mastery Map Pack — Boats & Ships
  • GURPS Swashbucklers
  • Palladium Fantasy: Adventures on the High Seas
  • Pathfinder: Admiral of the High Seas
  • Pathfinder: Map Pack — Boarding Action
  • Pathfinder: Razor Coast — Fire as She Goes and series (from Drew S.)


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