Bob's Serpent Skull
Captain Alizandru Kovack
Deceased captain of the shipwrecked Jenivere
Formerly a competent and highly-regarded captain. Shipped on the Wyvern-class Jenivere for many years, making a long yearly coastal circuit that took over 3,400 miles and 100 days each way.
Charmed by Ieana, a varisian scholar, and persuaded to wreck the ship on Smuggler’s Shiv, he survived and followed Ieana in-land.
Betrayed by Ieana once they reached the camp of the Thrunefang cannibals. He was given over the to the Ghoul Mother, and forced into cannibalism and rebirth as a ghoul.
His foul new form was put to rest when he ran up the lighthouse to warn the Ghoul Mother of the party’s advance. First hit by Zun Zun, he was finished off by Kha the snake.
Captain Kovacks’ confession,
found on a scrap of leather, written in blood.
" I am Captain Alizandru Kovack, betrayer of my crew, and destroyer of the good ship Jenivere. Hell would be a welcome escape from what hideous unlife looms before me, but it is no less a punishment than I deserve. That I was enslaved mind and body to a serpentine demon who wore a Varisian’s skin does not pardon me. It is my weakness that led the Jenivere, her crew, and her passengers to their doom. That Ieana has abandoned me here is nothing more than the fate I deserve. I do not beg forgiveness, but I despair that she lives still, and that she seeks something dire on this forsaken isle – she seemed particularly interested in Red Mountain. If you read this, and you be a kind soul, seek out what I have become and destroy me, and then seek out Ieana and slay her as well. And to those whole lives I have helped destroy, I can only apologize from this, my dark cradle and darker grave. "