Cannonball

CategoryHeroes
RegionAzrik
Raceminotaur
Gendermale
TitleGunnery Captain
Alignmentchaotic neutral
DeityLukoon
Birthplace
Born
Died9 Witchrite 1832

In the Cinazan Front, he was a gunnery captain on the voidship Pillar of Horns. His was in charge of all the Pillar's cannons. He was selected to join the crew because of his gunnery skills and bravery, and less so his tact. The Pillar's captain, Raxcivillibus, also knew him the from the Gúrkúm-Ghak Naval Academy where he was his student, learning the ins and outs of skyships and voidships.

When the Pillar was heading north on business, the Pillar stopped in Paradomea City. In this city, Cannonball got a tattoo of a cannonball on his right cheek. This is not just a normal tattoo, but a magical one, that the wick of the cannonball will look like it is burning if he scratches it.

One of the things he wrote in Skyreaving 101 is that when engaging skyships, you want to avoid destroying or damaging their engines, for they are often the most valuable piece of equipment onboard. On the Gúrkúm-Ghak Naval Academy's opening day, Cannonball gave a rousing nationalistic speech. "The Pact of Behemoths is upon us! Look up in the skies, and you may see a Deep Six battleship or a Giff League cruiser harassing our air space. Now look west, and imagine seeing across the waters of Thrawkrall. At its neck, where it joins with Salzârrâk, you will see Ivory Asylum's ships-of-the-line bullying our merchantmen, our lifeline to the outside world." Then, bringing his arms together over his chest, he continued, "We are caged like animals. The enemy claim that this is being done to stop our pirating, but we know it's to keep us down. They're afraid of our growing naval might, and our indefatigable emperor and his mighty generals. These generals, Galneus, Hoalek, Khandûr, Kuralda, and Eluinil, will be the first students, their first step to becoming the emperor's Skyreavers."

- from the Godspawn Saga

Cannonball died in the Battle for the Sphere.