"Hurricane King? Sounds like a desk job."
Tessa Fairwind is a slender woman with long red hair worn in a no-nonsense braid. She wears a figure-hugging combination of fashionable finery and practical sailor’s clothes with a tricorne hat at a jaunty angle. Her fine features and delicately pointed ears accent her exquisite looks, and she moves with lithe fluidity and graceful efficiency evident in her every motion.
Tessa Fairwind is now Mistress of Quent on Motaku Isle—one of the Shackles’ most important ports—and one of the leading lords of the Pirate Council. She is a shrewd player in the game of politics, but her rebellious attitude has won her popular acclaim in the Shackles. She is a fierce defender of the pirate freedoms.
Tessa has no wish at all to claim the Hurricane Crown, however. She much prefers the freedom of the open sea, with the wind in her hair and the sway of a good ship beneath her. Most of all, she loves the thrill of the hunt when seeking merchant ships to plunder, though she views wealth as simply a means of keeping score.
Tessa is an unconventional worshiper of Calistria, for while she truly believes in the hedonistic pursuit of pleasure and the freedom to live as she pleases, she finds seeking revenge for petty slights a waste of time and a distraction from the joys of living. Nevertheless, bawdy songs of Tessa’s exploits are known throughout the Shackles, though Tessa herself neither confirms nor denies the veracity of these tales.