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4x Dyrwoodan Hog Nose
4x Dyrwoodan Hog Nose
6 plus a Master Boatswain, Master Helmsman, 4x Master Deckhands, 4x Master Cannoneers

Fonferrus is a ghost ship in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, helmed by Lucia Rivan, a Darcozzi Paladini turned Death Guard.

Background[edit | edit source]

Known as The Floating Hangman, the ship is a frightful legend among sailors in the Deadfire. Many sailors fear the Hangman, and flee at the first sight of thick fog, an omen of its arrival. It is rumored to have a crew of undead, captained by a visage of death itself, and the ability to magically clear even the roughest storms.

The hangman is the resurrected remains of the Grand Vailian galleon, the Fonferrus, meaning "Iron Strength", a ship that Darcozzi paladin Lucia Rivan used to flee the burning palace when charged to protect the royal family's sword, the Engoliero do Espirs.

After being tracked down by Yseyr the Berathian, Rivan was slain during the ensuing fight at the Battle of the Dusken Isle. Himself being mortally wounded in the battle, Yseyr retreated to Neketaka and begged Berath for another chance to serve his cause of protecting the sword, even in death, thus becoming a Death Guard. Out of sheer will and faith, Rivan too rose from the dead, spawning a crew of undead to aid her. She now roams the sea in the tattered ship, attacking unknowing vessels in hopes of one day coming across Yseyr and reclaiming the sword.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • The Principi wish to use the Hangman to pass through the storms of Ondra's Mortar on to Ukaizo. This is explored in the quests Honor Among Thieves, A Dance with Death. If you manage to obtain the ship, it is added to your fleet and you are able to use it freely.
  • Symbols of Death: You can question Selinia, a survivor of an attack by the ghost ship. After completing this quest you encounter the ship first hand. See the quest page for details regarding.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • You can challenge a drunken pirate in Fort Deadlight to a drinking contest, in which one of the ales is named "Hangman's Blood", a drink spiked with chunks rotten fruit.
  • During Calandra's play in A Tidy Performance, one of the lines is "Like the Floating Hangman, you see the Green Menace coming, you sail the other way.", comparing Eothas' coming to the hangman.
  • Mentioned in the documents Unfinished Journal, Hastily Penned Letter with Smudged Ink, Ship's Log of the Tempest Turn.
  • The following text describes something affected by the Watcher's actions in Pillars of Eternity. Upon fighting the crew of the Hangman, if you fought and defeated undead Raedric during Pillars of Eternity, a few of the undead aboard the Hangman know of this tale: "He/She must be the Watcher of Caed Nua. Slayer of the undead. Raedric's killer." A few of the undead aboard the Floating Hangman recoil in horror.

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