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Background Edit

When he used to work as a captain for a transport vessel, it was at the Sea of Grief where he suffered a huge loss. He had once seen a half-sunken transport vessel with several women on board shouting for help. He didn't suspect for even a moment that they might actually be pirates. Wilson thought he could profit some from salvaging the cargo, and headed over. It wasn't until he had brought the ship in close that he saw up to a hundred pirates waiting to ambush him. Thankfully, he didn't resist.  He surrendered quickly, and was spared by the pirates.

Story Edit

At noon on the 21st day of the 6th month, Senbaud's fleet left Silowas on a trip back to the Northlands. Wilson was patrolling around one in the afternoon when he discovered ships silhouettes not far away, so he ordered their men to sail out to see who they were. But halfway there, he realized something odd. More and more ships continued to appear, almost covering the oceans entirely. He was incredibly shocked and thought that the Chikdor Merchant Guild had decided to launch their attack. But using the telescope, he discovered that the flags flown by the ships were not uniform, neither was there any sight of the sword-and-barrel flag of the guild. So, he began to wonder where the fleet had come from and continued forward to intercept and question them. But before they even had a chance to converse, the ships began launching fireballs at them. Fortunately, their ship was agile and swift, allowing them to evade most of the enemy's attacks and escape. Wilson's only brushed against a passing fireball, all he lost was half his hair. After they determined that they were enemy ships, they quickly returned to Silowas to alert the troops.

When the Hanayabarta Kingdom invaded Silowas Island, Freiyar suggested that we mount a naval attack against the enemy. That way, we would be able to give the island more time to prepare. He also ordered his men to inform Charade, Patt and his guard brigade, before ordering Wilson to seek out Senbaud, who had just left, and have him come back to reinforce them.

By the time Wilson reached Senbaud's fleet, it was already midnight. He gave the order to turn back and reinforce Silowas immediately. But the morning of the next day they ran into four ships from Freiyar's fleet that managed to break out of the encirclement. Freiyar had commanded 30 ships to receive the attack and managed to destroy more than 50 enemy ships, but the four that escaped were the last ones that remained. Freiyar had suffered heavy injuries. Freiyar had intended to intercept the enemy, but the enemy sent 100 ships to hinder his fleet, allowing the remaining ships to continue sailing to the island. Freiyar's fleet managed to break out of the encirclement. Freiyar had commanded 30 ships to receive the attack and managed to destroy more than 50 enemy ships, but the four that escaped were the last ones that remained. Karitoke hauled Freiyar back. Karitoke later ordered them to break the encirclement. But right as they were about to leave, Karitoke was struck down by the enemy blademaster.

Senbaud ordered the four ships that escaped to travel with his fleet. They managed to arrive at Silowas, however, by the time they got there, flames and smoke filled the skies of the island. The enemy's ships were docked at the southern coasts. Even though they fought with them for the whole afternoon, their numbers just seemed to grow more and more. They managed to burn down more than 20 enemy ships, losing seven of our own in the process. In the end, Senbaud had no choice but to order a retreat. The enemy didn't bother to pursue them either. They were content with them leaving the island.

Senbaud still had to circle Silowas a few times before they lost the enemy. Only after that could they rest. Senbaud saw that Swordfish Ridge still flew the Raging Bear flag, and decided to sneak into the marine camp near the bay during the night to make his way up to the ridge.

When midnight came, Senbaud brought them into the small bay and they realized that the fires were still lit at Swordfish Ridge. So, he brought his men up there but left Wilson outside. They returned after a good while and had them hurriedly retreat. There were lots of enemies waiting there. Given that they only had a thousand or so men with them, they had no choice but to retreat. They could no longer defend Silowas.

They didn't bring many boats when they entered the bay, so each one they had was packed to the brim with people. By the time we ferried everyone out of the bay, the sky was already brightening and the enemy discovered them. They sent their ships for them, but they sunk the first ten or so that arrived and they even managed to take control of two middle-class armed merchant vessels in the process. The enemy mobilized another hundred or so ships to attack them, however, they were fully laden, so they weren't able to sail quickly enough and were caught once again in the afternoon.

Fortunately, Divine Marksman Josk was there. He and Senbaud picked ten ships that were still in decent condition and deployed them as their rearguard. They managed to eliminate the five ships right on their tail. As a result, the enemies further back became more cautious. They didn't come closer, but they continued to barrage them with ranged attacks all the all the way into the evening before they retreated. Wilson did not know why that happened, but was too relieved to be free of pursuers to care at the time.

The next morning Senbaud ordered Wilson to head back first with the injured. Flying Fish of Dawn is the fastest ship in their arsenal, after all. After reporting the incident to Lorist, he told him to rest up for a couple days at the marine camp. He had herbalists head over and treat the injured.