The Irate flagship, adorned with a gruesome trophy
She was launched during 3001 E.Alz and traded mostly between the City of Dia and the island of Ruh.
As the pirate activity got more frequent and violent in the sea, the Sand Bird's route got reduced to mostly the rivers and coastlines of the island of Karte. By the year 3004 E.Alz, Karte's king Rastapuj launched a military operation he called the War on Pirates, which required merchant ship's routes to be closely tracked to ensure no pirate vessel entered the coastline and rivers. The 18th of Burning, 3006 E.Alz marked the day where a big group of organized pirates launched their retaliation. Led by a woman called Heliom, the criminals assaulted the city of Dia, capital of the kingdom. There was only one remarkable conflict during the passage of the pirates between the coasts and the city: Out of luck, the Sand Bird was traversing the river in the night and crossed paths with the pirate fleet as they were avoiding the patrols. Immediately, it was surrounded and captured with no resistance, with many crew members jumping to the water to avoid capture.
Floating cage of horror
Shortly afterwards the pirates managed their goal: they captured Kuja, the 14 year old only child of the king. The kidnapper made haste to the Sand Bird, where the prince was taken prisioner. The Kartian guard spent several days frantically searching for the prince, as the pirates scurried away and took them off the trail every chance they had.
On the 1st of Swimming most groups of pirates had scattered and retreated to their ships already and the Kartian guard found the Sand Bird after being alerted about its capture by a surviving crewmember. Surrounded on the land side and with the troops about to chase them on water as well, the pirates took the bruised, chained prince to the deck as the crew prepared the ship for a quick departure. There a woman pushed the boy to bend over the railing and, in front of a shocked mass of guards, she cut the head off the prince and threw the body overboard into the waters, as the sails took the wind in and the captured ship departed with the head of the prince and the victory over the Kartian kingdom.
Irate assault of Karte
The vengeance of the east coast pirates that ended the Kartian war on pirates
Skull of the Beheaded Prince
Irates symbol of power, a brutal demonstration of the Irates' will to fight back
Wreck of the Exsanguinate and the Bellylegs
The remains of a chase occurred during the War on Pirates that went terribly wrong