The old crusty Ozark was an enormous bearded fellow who operated a
personal ferryboat service along the Borphee River from the north shore
to Accardi-by-the-Sea. Though burly and hard-featured, this sailor was
quite friendly and sympathetic.
before the dawn of the Triax (c. 957-966 GUE), Ozark ferried his nephew
Ryker, Acia, and Gurthark the Stout to Accardi-by-the-Sea. As a result
of the crystal ball his passengers carried, a burst of its evil caused
a sea serpent to take hold of Gurthark’s fishing line and pull him
overboard. Though he survived, none of those on board could find him.
he successfully let off Ryker and Acia at Accardi, three strangers
appeared on the dock later that day. These unknown prophets required
the usage of his vessel. When Ozark refused, their powers surmounted
him, forcing him to oblige (He in fact could not understand why he had
agreed to take them on.) While aboard, a sudden darkness overtook the
land—the reign of the Triax had began. Though little details survive of
this dark period of history, it is known that Ozark helped these
prophets. But many days and much hardship would pass before the Triax
passed and tranquility returned to Quendor.