ast Monday a privateering ship named the Albatross, exploded in the harbour. According to the witness Captain Freeluck, captain of the ship that was next to it at the time of the explosion, the whole crew was inside when someone threw what seemed to be an azurite explosive. This is what the Captain had to say: Captain Freeluck: I'll tell you what I know. I watched it light up myself. I was on my ship here, the Rohendor. The neighbouring ship was a much larger privateering ship... I think her name is the Albatross. Or... Was. Gaedryel Ravenbreath: And what was the ship used for? Captain Freeluck: It was a warship of sorts. Privateers. Legal pirates, some call them, working with the crown's blessing. Gaedryel Ravenbreath: And you have any idea who did it or why? Captain Freeluck: I saw a man on the pier. He was a tall, hulking man, possibly a Kul Tiran. I didn't really pay attention, until I saw him throw something through the windows at the Albatross' stern. Whatever they threw, it was incredibly potent. Gaedryel Ravenbreath: And do you know the exact owner of that ship? Captain Freeluck: The Albatross? Yes, I looked it up the other day. Her captain is a woman named Lucia Mapleton. I haven't seen her after the explosion, so she may have died on board. The way it blew up... I don't think anyone made it off alive. Gaedryel Ravenbreath: You think the objective might have been the crew? Captain Freeluck: Could be. I know she was here to attend the funeral of Admiral Thaler. A navy officer who died recently. I overheard it when I was checking out who she was. There was a massive explosion... I helped the harbour guards search the waters for survivors, but there were none. Whoever did this... They really wanted Mapleton and her crew destroyed. The explosion had the strangest colours. And when it blew, my ship was capsized. Once I got out of the water to see what was going on, the Albatross had cracked in half and was sinking. Gaedryel Ravenbreath: Do you think it might have been azerite? Captain Freeluck: Definitely. Gaedryel Ravenbreath: I understand if you don't know but, isn't that hard to get? Captain Freeluck: Well, these days, it is quite rare. But during the fourth war a year ago, it was quite common. Maybe someone held on to some? After the talk with Captain Freeluck we checked with the harbourmaster who could confirm that the explosion had happened, and that took quite a few days to clear the wreckage. We will keep an eye on this case, especially for any leads as to why someone wanted this crew or Captain dead.