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The Shadewraith

Previously known as the Stormbreaker, the cadaverous warship now known as the Shadewraith rotted away long ago, yet its essence still clings to the mortal world. Shunned by the moon and the sea alike, it bears a terrible stigma, for the dread vessel floats above the waves as if Manann himself cannot bear to suffer its touch. Draped in icy chains and foul streamers of rot, the cursed galleon carries with it an aura of cold that freezes the bloodof those under its shadow.[2a]

The few sailors that have engaged the Shadewraith tell of ghastly revenants that descended towards them like sickly moonbeams given grotesque form; of cannonballs passing straight through as if the ship were made only of mist, and of captive souls screaming within its brig. In recent years, the Shadewraith has been harnessed by the fell powers of Count Noctilus, and it has been those who oppose the Dreadfleet that feel the terror of its cursed captain's touch.[2a]

The ghostly pirate ship projects an eerie Undead feel, with its tattered sails and exposed hull suggesting the image of a rotting animal carcass. Its hull features roes of antique cannons throughout its rotten hull, but what identifies the Shadewraith as an unnatural entity more than any other aspect is that it floats above the waves, held aloft by the tortured souls of the crew, the sea beneath it recoiling from its touch.[1a]

Source

  • 1: White Dwarf Issue 382
    • 1a: pg. 23
  • 2: Dreadfleet
    • 2a: pg. 65
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