Dragonborn captain of the Firedrake. Shartak is one of the most respected ships captains in the fleet. He gained his position after challenging the last captain of the Firedrake 30 years ago. Shartak has always exhibited an uncanny ability to prevail in overwhelming circumstances. His success comes from his ability to extract the best from his crews. He has a keen eye for unique ability and has always been selective when it comes to choosing crew members. This has been characterized by an unusual reliance on humans. Shartak has many humans serving aboard Firedrake. He has even been known to award positions of authority to particularly talented human crew members. His stated reason is that he will always choose the BEST without prejudice for race. His priority is the performance of the crew not it’s appearance. Some of the other captains whisper that Shartak has a soft spot for humans, but none would dare voice this opinion publicly. Shartak is also one of the most feared warriors in the fleet. Whatever his reasons, the dragon born crew aboard Firedrake respect their captain so much that they do not question his decisions about human crewman…vocally.