A Sea of Troubles
The Elfmaid is a ship that works the Sea of Swords. Generally hired for trickier or more delicate operations, due to the enormous reputation of its captain, Hrolf and his first mate, Ibn. Another crew member, Xzorsh, is particularly loved by Hrolf (like a son), but Ibn despises him.
About a decade ago the Elfmaid was attacked by a kraken in the Sea of Swords. Liriel, a passenger at the time, was killed in the battle.