First ExpeditionThe Dawn Seeker departed from the port city Vógamar on Chychlun 3 in 1002 PN, along with an escort of two smaller ships. After several stops along the way, they eventually arrived at a lush forest valley on Dyntélun 9. The initial encounter with the local savages was a peaceful one. However, over the course of three days, they became increasingly hostile and eventually raised weapons against their guests. The Nimýric soldiers were forced to defend the religious and scientific members of the expedition, and a dozen lives were lost before an agreement could be reached. After the conflict was solved, the expedition continued to explore and map out these lands for about three years. The crews of the escorting ships stayed behind to establish a base for later explorations, while the clerics and four of the scholars returned home to report back to the Imperial Court.
Second ExpeditionIn late 1007 PN, the Dawn Seeker was sent onto a second voyage to these foreign lands, bringing along a group of four support ships. However, a devastating storm left the Dawn Seeker damaged beyond repair, and the ship was hauled ashore to serve as a base camp from 1008 PN onwards.
DestructionThe settlement built around the Dawn Seeker was captured by a hostile army in 1016 PN. According to those who escaped, it was burned down after the savages slaughtered half of its population.
CrewThe ship was manned by 70 sailors who were commanded by a captain and four navy officers. For ship-to-ship combat, the cannons were operated by a total of 50 soldiers.
PassengersUp to 200 passengers could be accomodated aboard. On the first expedition, these included 120 additional soldiers specializing in land-based combat, along with their commander and four army officers. As for civilian passengers, the first expedition was led by the bycópa along with two acolytes. They were accompanied by a group of worldly scholars which included one physician, two botanists, two mineralogists, one engineer, and one cartographer.
Weapons & Armament
13 - 16 km/h (with the wind)
10 civilian passengers