The Pirate Game
Eye of Abendego
The Eye of Abendego (pronounced ah-BEN-deh-go) is a vicious, permanent hurricane located in the southern Arcadian Ocean off the western coast of the continent of Garund (west of the Sodden Lands and north of the Shackles). It appeared a century ago at the beginning of the Age of Lost Omens after three weeks of tempest following the death of Aroden, and remains as the greatest physical evidence of the event. It is utilized to great effect by the pirate lords of the Shackles who hide their illegal activities behind it. The intensity of the Eye is variable. At its weakest it can tear the sails off the biggest ships. At its strongest, the wind alone can blow a large vessel into splinters. The Eye periodically spawns smaller storms which travel up and down the Garundi coast, bringing torrential rain and hurricane-speed winds to outlying regions. It is these storms that brought down the countries of Lirgen and Yamasa, creating the Sodden Lands.
A splinter cult of Gozreh known as the Storm Kindlers believed that the Eye was a manifestation of their deity.