Remnants of the Mana War
Captain Azoth is a depressed aging man. He just hit 40, spent his whole life on the sea, and here he is without a ship working a tavern. He knows he is doing alright, and has picked up a wife here at Halmud, but nothing seems to ease the pain everytime he looks out at the water just outside his door. This is why Azoth is almost always drinking with every customer who enters his door, singing with every sea shanty, and bawling with the other old sea hands when they reminisce about the good old sea days.
Azoth is a collector of anything related to the sea, paying outrageous prices for anything that temporarily reminds him of his happiness on the open sea.