The Fate of Arderoth
A mysterious figure, The Mariner is sometimes seen by sailors in extreme danger or during severe coastal storms. Legends of The Mariner go back as far as history itself. He is usually described as a tall thin man with skin baked black by the sun and hair salty white. His small, sleek ship is manned by him alone. He is generally benevolent often saving the lives of those in danger then slipping away. Sometimes he will appear with an enigmatic warning or or prophesy.
The Mariner is revered by sailors and they frequently swear by or even pray to him. He is a saint in The Orthodoxy and is number 8 in The Deeds of the Saints. Occasionally a particularly skilled sailor will set off alone to emulate The Mariner. This seldom ends well.