"The purpose of trading is not being right, the purpose is to make money, and I think that's my number-one rule. Don't get hung up on your current positions."
- Dana Allen.
"For in the voyage of the heart, there is a freight of hatred, and the wind of wrath blows shrill."
"From the Fury of the Northmen, protect us, oh Lord."
- anonymous Anglo-Saxon monk
It is the year 1105 IC (Imperial Calendar). On distant Terra it is reckoned to be the year 5625 A.D. The Sword Worlds cannot be, must not be contained by the empires that surround them. One good patriot has bet all his wealth on a voyage of discovery and trade on the good ship Skandersvik. This is the story of her voyage, her crew and their destiny.