Maiden VoyageOn its maiden voyage in 759-762 AE. Astaeri discovered Docca De’brassa, the second largest city in The Ember Isles, after 3 weeks traversing The Sea of Glass. Astaeri mapped the islands over the space of 3 years before coming home to with Embari goods: spices, fine silks and pottery. Shortly after, the Merchants Guild formed, composed of rich merchants interested in trade with Ember Isles.
ExplorationAstaeri wasn’t in for long before he received a tip from an Embari noble of a land to the West of Elvara, a land of dwarven strong men. After 3 months of sailing the Biting Sea, a storm caused the ship to run aground. Astaeri and his crew just about made it through the Ironcleft estuary in Kuldrith with the ship’s sails barely intact. The ship was recovered but repairs took 2 years, during which Astaeri spent time learning Kuldrithian ways. From Kuldrith he sailed to Zelgrod, though it is disputed how long he stayed there as history has twisted the account. After 6 months, he and his crew ran aground again, this time in the whispering marches of Erannor. There was ‘rescued’ by the notable sorcerer Leoran and a handful of students on their own expedition to study straggle-reed in the area. Given direction from the sorcerer, he sailed south to the coastal town of Sarrinar, which has since developed into a full port for trade with the rest of . Gryphon and its crew set sail for the last time in 776 A.E. from Tullis Island, west via The Ember Isles, in order to discover more about the Wildlands beyond the Scathing Sea. This is the last time they were heard from again.
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