Changeling Skyship Blackjack
The Transforming Skyship of House Silversång
My dearest Niamhi, you are now the Fourth Baron Silversång and there are things you must know immediately. Firstly, you are tied by blood pact to the Hidden Fiend, the benefactor of our family for many generations. He guarantees House Silversång’s safety and fortune so long as we serve him.
Secondly, our blood is tainted by more than that hellish pact. I am a changeling. You and three of your siblings share my curse.
Thirdly, I write this and other letters for you as I prepare to descend into the Bakunawa’s Grave to break our family free. More letters will come from me as your power grows. I will share what I know, but carefully and only when the time is right.
Nia had been raised as a human, but her true changeling nature was now revealed to her. Also, much to her horror, a blood pact bound her to the "Hidden Fiend", making her a warlock. Her family's wealth and power directly strengthened that dark entity.
Along with her faithful crew, Nia has done everything in her power to break the Hidden Fiend's hold on her family. In the process she discovered the Fiend's identity, Malfador the God of Lies. Her family has been bound to the monster for decades. The details of how and why are still a mystery to her.
Skyship in Disguise
The Cult of Malfador forged the Blackjack with the end goal of bringing their dark god physically into the world after the gods withdrew from the mortal realm. With the power of a god on Erathia they hope to take over the interplanar resources of the Kirinal Pit and spread their power throughout the multiverse.
In order to achieve its mission, the Blackjack was annealed from the chaotic matter of Limbo by the ordered minds of Hell-worshippers. The ship vibrated with the power of transformation, but the Cultists couldn't make the ship's shapechanging power function. They needed something extra to give it the power to polymorph, the souls of changelings.
The Cult hunted down a wandering group of singers rumored to be changelings, the Silver Song Tribe. Once they ferreted out the truth, cultists descended on the tribe and sacrificed them all; man, woman, and child to the God of Lies. They bonded the sacrificed souls to the ship and emptied the mind of the last singer.
They refilled his mind with obedience and bound his bloodline to a pact with Malfador. He became the first Captain of the Blackjack, Baron Rars Silversång, the Weeper. He became a wealthy and powerful man with a long life and a loving family. However, he was known for sudden fits of crying and bouts of depression. Part of him knew exactly what he had lost and what he had become.
Skyships ply the sky of Erathia through a variety of magical technologies. They connect the world together in a way that has never existed before.