The Birth of Èrainn
Shade is a raiding ship crewed by Elves identified by native tribes as “the Old Ones”. The crew of the Shade wear black armor adorned with stylized squids and nasturtiums. Their captain is described as a tall Elf with a bronze octopus helm, wielding a curved, pink saber with frightening skill.
The Shade is extremely long, slender, and low to the water. Her sails are large and swept back rakishly. This design, unlike the larger elven vessels of Europe, gives the Shade great speed. This warlike vessel of the Old Ones also has a long metal ram that skims just beneath the water’s surface. The Shade is wrought of pale grey wood, with black sails. When she is seen, the Shade usually emerges from fog.