Tyro and Jin awake to find that they are bond together at the bottom of a ship. Not to long after an interrogation done by Alhelm, Then ship is rammed by what appears to be pirates. The ship starts to fill with water and Tyro and Jin nearly escape drowning. When Jin reaches the top deck he finds a battle about to commence. luckily the pirates leader was an elf who viewed Jin as a prisoner. During the battle Tyro goes to the top deck, only to be shot down by one of the pirates archers. The pirates win the battle and take Alhelm hostage as the ship sinks with Tyro on it. Jin is then introduced to the legendary captain Veril of the Longbranch clan. That night Jin has a vision of a giant dark mass rising from the ocean. Alhelm also has a vision that night, he sees a dagger in the middle of a desert, and sheath in a tree top canopy, an old man, and a child sitting in the middle of a destroyed city.