Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
This broad inlet of the Kalamaran Sea is perhaps the most traversed sealane in the realm owing to the fact that the Ridara, Badato, and E’Korug, and their river traffic, empty into this body of water. Its shallow depth moderates the rough ocean seas and permits barges to travel its entire length. Once a favorite stalking ground for pirates, the Kalamaran regimes have reacted by deploying aggressive squadrons of nimble patrol sloops. While no match for the heavily armed crew of a pirate ship, these spry little vessels can easily avoid being boarded. They usually sport specially built catapults that are capable of launching flaming oil flasks upwards of 100 yards. The usual tactic is to attempt to set the rigging of a hostile ship ablaze, effectively halting it, possibly burning it to the waterline, and also signaling any Kalamaran warship within the area. Barges have adopted similar weaponry. As a consequence, pirating has become too risky in this area, except for the most bold or desperate.