Black Drake

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Blake Drake is the name of a brig captained by Captain Dhirken in Ships of Merior. It is often hired to run contraband on the Bay of Eltair and the Cildein Ocean.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: Arithon attempts to bargain for the service of the Black Drake in Shipsport by sailing to the center of the Bay of Eltair and offering to steer to Farsee by using the lost arts of navigation. After reaching Farsee, a change in Arithon's plans sees the Black Drake sailing north without him to pick up his cargo from Maenalle. Dhirken then sails north to collect Maenalle's cargo and Jieret. The Black Drake arrives in Merior but Arithon is in Innish. Dhirken sails on to Shaddorn but cannot purchase any south shore charts from jealous merchants there. The journey is delayed without charts, but Arithon has arranged for charts to be available in Southshire, along with instructions pay some merchants from Maenalle's cargo.

Third Age 5646: The Black Drake arrives in Innish on the Spring Equinox. After her crewmen locate Arithon in a tavern, Dhirken, Jieret, and Arithon have a strategy meeting on the brig. The Black Drake accompanies Arithon back to Merior, assisting with the founding of the shipyard.

Warhost of Vastmark

Third Age 5647: The Black Drake is captured by Alestron's galleys, north of Perdith, shortly before the exchange of ransoms at King Eldir's court in Ostermere.