In 665 GUE, the captain of the Screaming Queen
was Chulig, a man of
terribly ill-repute both of manner and countenance. Not only was he
tall, but grossly fat, with heavy jowls and several chins. His cloak
and armor and crested helm only made him seem heavier still. On duty,
he was seem wearing the Quendoran
officers uniform--gold battle armor,
red uniform and black cloak, upon which was embroidered the great eagle
emblem of the Quendor nation.
Angered, short-tempered, and sadistic, Chulig's pleasure was derived
from his superority and command, frequent torturing of his crew even if
the error was his own fault, and even rumors of raping the current
cabin boy. Most actions of punishment were not carried out by himself,
but by the cabin boy. Chulig seemed to take some sadistic pleasure in
forcing one to inflict agony upon another, and the cabin boy would be
instructed to deal out punishment with his whip Betsy
Chulig went through first mates like a fish through water. Every
mishap, even if it was the fault of the captain himself was blamed upon
the first mate, who would be forced to walk the plank. Many first mates
were eager for this exile, as they would not be bereft of being under
command of the horrid captain.
In 665 GUE, when the navy set sail for the feint against Antharia
Chulig's cabin boy was Sunrise
, whom he made whip the newcomer Caspar
with Betsy for his insolent attitude.
But the Screaming Queen never made it to Antharia. While passing along
the shores of Mauldwood
, a sea serpent
, who had mistaken the life-like serpentine prow of
the bireme for a mate, became infatuated with it, finally ripping it
from the ship. As the mighty bireme sunk, it it almost certain that
Captain Chulig drowned with the Screaming Queen.
|SOURCE(S): The Lost City of Zork|