Degrees of Success
Captain Jonothan Smythe
Pirate captain of the Baleful Gaze
“You surrender? A lovely notion, but I have a reputation to maintain.”
– Captain Smythe.
There is a ghost story told by spacefarers throughout the Haven system. The tale is one of a lone ship which prowls the periphery of busy trade lanes in search of cargo-laden vessels. The pirate spacecraft is of an unknown design and sports incredibly advanced technology.
The ship is known as the Baleful Gaze due to the eerie red glow of its cannons as they prepare to fire. The stories say that a man can see all the mistakes of his life when he looks into those lights. The stories always end with the Baleful Gaze destroying its target in a fiery blast.