Notes on the Candlelight Sea - The Fata Morgana
The origin of the pale assassins known as the Fata Morgana is one of the greatest and darkest mysteries of the Candlelight Sea.
The only remaining organization that supports Cheth, their ranks consist entirely of individuals who have been fully consumed by seabite. Their pink eyes, white hair, and deathly-pale skin mark them as near-supernatural entities, capable of walking on water and killing their prey at great speed. Wrapped in bleached bandages, cloaked in ragged capes, and dressed with obsidian jewelry, they wear crudely painted bands on their arms in reverence to their fallen patron god. They can appear in every corner of the sea without warning, making the local lighthouses flicker menacingly before descending upon their targets: faithful devotees of Cheline and Shoshana.
Their ranks never diminish due to the continued threat of seabite. All seabitten individuals are destined to become Fata Morgana – even with treatment – and many face the cruelty of the general population well before their full transformation. When the pale scar of a seaghost’s bite spreads to affect the entire body, the individual disappears into thin air – only to reemerge later as a full-fledged Fata Morgana assassin, devoid of any personality they once had.
Attempts to make peace with the Fata Morgana have never been successful. Not a single one has ever been known to speak. Their eyes stare coldly into the distance, unblinking. They hunt, and they kill – they know no other action. The allied forces of the Saberfort, Shieldfort, and Spirefort have long attempted to defend the Candlelight Sea from their attacks, but the fog of the Fata Morgana spreads with deathly quiet, and disappears as quickly as it came.