Horizon's Crew Shipwright
Iestor, Gwíven’s grandson, has spent his short life as a master shipwright. From almost infancy he had a touch and understanding of the mechanics of flight, and the needs of living ships. Although these abilities are not uncommon to Kagan elves—he also had the skills and understanding mathematics and machinery to build mechanical flying vessels.
At twenty he built his first invention; a line of gliders that can be typically carried as staves that have their wings pop-out to be used at any time. In his thirties, he found his grandfather’s designs for the war zeppelin prototypes. Spending a few years, he perfected the designs, giving the kagan militia a class of weapons to keep their homeland safe for years.
Upon completion of this task, he began to fantasize about partially weaponizing the living ships. His wish was not to make them war machines; however, he was afraid of a coming conflict. The living ships have no real defenses, and no real weapons. He made it his mission to give them the capability to defend themselves.
To do this, he needed magical components and spells that were unavailable in Kaganost, or for that matter in all of Kaganesti. He scheduled a expedition to the mainland to do his research.
Unfortunatly, his reputation proceeded him. While on the mainland he was kidnapped by the King Priest’s forces. He was tortured for three years—they wanted the secrets of constructing the war zeppelin. He never cracked. Eventually the tortures gave up. Under the King Priest’s orders, the tortures harmed him for a final time.
The used a cursed blade—one with the property of actually severing the soul from the body. The cut out his eyes, and amputated his hands with it. His soul extinguished in those places no healing or regenerative spells have the ability to heal him. They threw him out into the wilds with the declaration of “if you won’t build ships for us, you won’t build ships for anyone.”
Eventually a group of Qualanesti elves found him, and feeling bad for their distant cousin; helped him return to his home. Unable to support himself, he has lived with his grandfather on the sky island of Jade’s revenge.
Using etherium, the team has restored his sight and his hands, although his appearance is a bit jarring to some, the etherium read his heart’s desire when it shaped to his body. His new visual powers reach real outside the range of visible light, and sometimes he feels as if he can see glimpses into the past and even the future. He and the team took his last functional war zeppelin from the museum, leveling the museum in the process to mask any evidence from the King Priest’s forces. He is now part of the crew of the Horizon, preparing the ships new flight abilities and setting up for that which he fears is coming.