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The true story about how Aranessa Saltspite became such a gifted seafarer begins in the chill waters of the far north. Aranessa was born into the ruling family of Skjold, a coastal settlement of the Norscans. The chieftain, a proud warrior king in need of a strong successor; was not pleased at all to find that his pregnant wife had delivered him a daughter instead of a son. Worse still the infant had been borne a mutant - her conjoined legs were scaled and twisted into a grotesque fan of spined flesh below the knee.
Physical mutation has always been a death sentence amongst Aranessa's pitiless tribe. Before the sun had set, the mewling babe was hurled from the tallest cliffs to be drowned by the pitiless sea.
This description suggests that these are warriors from her home Norscan village that Aranessa has reanimated to serve in her crew.
- ↑ Aquatic: Where other units of small stature struggle to fight and move in shallow water, Aquatic units excel.
- ↑ Meat Shield: While unimpressive at causing damage, this unit is useful as a 'meat shield', absorbing damage that would otherwise hurt a more useful or precious target.