Cassius Sargaeta

Chelish Naval Captain


In his youth, Cassius Sargaeta never imagined himself as a captain in Her Infernal Majestrix’s fleet; in fact, he never thought he’d ever return to Cheliax at all. When he was a child, he and his diplomat parents were sent to Eleder in Sargava to represent House Thrune’s interests. Shortly thereafter, Cassius ran away from home in a bid for attention. The effort failed spectacularly, though, when his neglectful parents seized the opportunity to abandon him for good. Thus, Cassius grew up on the streets of Eleder. He got involved in smuggling and would have excelled at the profession had he not publicly denounced a partner who betrayed him and, in the process, revealed his own illegal activities. Faced with the prospect of imprisonment, Cassius fled Sargava for the Shackles.
Over the next several years, Cassius served on no fewer than a dozen pirate ships, moving from one crew to the next on a whim. When his twelfth and final voyage ended with his ship sinking and his capture by the Chelish pirate hunter Hell’s Maiden, Cassius was swift to volunteer all he knew about ship routes and movements through the Shackles. He was brought back to Cheliax to testify, only to have a Riddleport pirate ship sink his captors’ vessel just off the Chelish coast. Cassius made it to shore safely and managed over the next few years to reintegrate himself into Chelish society. When he finally applied for a position in Her Infernal Majestrix’s navy, his skills served him quite well. Before long, he’d been awarded command of his own ship, the Scourge of Belial.
Today, Captain Cassius Sargaeta has served in the Chelish navy for several years. He has managed to accumulate a loyal and devoted crew, including his first mate, a half-elven gunslinger from Katapesh named Elia Nones. Yet the longer Cassius serves under Thrune’s command, the more he grows to loathe it, seeing thenoble house as nothing more than the misguided slaves of Hell. Cassius is an atheist, but knows better than to openly display these convictions, just as he’s been careful to avoid letting his growing dissatisfaction with the government show. His crew has largely picked up on his opinions. In fact, most share them and support Cassius’s efforts to keep such views hidden.


Cassius Sargaeta

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