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Tessa Fairwind

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Tessa Fairwind
Tessa Fairwind.

Mistress of Quent
Governor of Quent
Pirate lord
Hurricane Queen
Bard 10 / Duelist 3
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 171

Tessa Fairwind is one of the most popular members and the Hurricane Queen of the Pirate Council of the Shackles.1 Power-hungry and greedy, she commands one of the largest fleets in the Shackles. She is well known for taking on dangerously reckless raids that seem doomed to failure, yet somehow always snatching victory against all odds.23

She rules Quent, second largest of the Shackles' ports, and is captain of the sloop Luck of the Draw.45


Tessa was born at sea, to a human merchant sailor and an elven sacred prostitute of the Pleasure Salon of Calistria in Absalom.3

Tessa's childhood was spent on numerous ships and in various ports on the Inner Sea, and she grew up with sea shanties and fabulous tales of adventures. Her career in piracy began when she burgled a smuggler's hidden stash with a yacht stolen in Cassomir. She captained her first ship at the age of 15, audaciously raiding a Thuvian pleasure barge on the Junira river. Three years later, to avoid bounty hunters seeking the price on her head, Tessa left the Inner Sea for the Arcadian Ocean. On the way, she raided Chelish liners near Khari and Rahadoumi ships and villages before arriving in the Shackles.3

Finding the Shackles to her liking, Tessa began making her name, putting her into conflict with local pirates. Her skulduggery and treachery eventually made her a powerful Free Captain with a large fleet and the important port city of Quent under her control.3

In 4712 AR, after the Hurricane King Kerdak Bonefist was overthrown during an invasion of the Chelish Navy, Tessa Fairwind was chosen to be his replacement.6


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  1. Tanya DePass, et al. High Seas” in World Guide, 64. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. Amber E. Scott. “Dangerous Waters” in Pirates of the Inner Sea, 14. Paizo Inc., 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Matthew Goodall. “NPC Gallery” in Tempest Rising, 56–57. Paizo Inc., 2012
  4. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 171. Paizo Inc., 2011
  5. Tork Shaw. “Scourges of the Shackles” in Tempest Rising, 71. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Tanya DePass, et al. High Seas” in World Guide, 62. Paizo Inc., 2019