The master of the Pride of Luxor is a broad-chested, imposing figure, with a loud, commanding voice and the swagger of one accustomed to giving orders and having them instantly obeyed.
In the desert kingdom of Stygia, the languid waters of the River Styx teem with boats large and small, carrying cargo and ferrying passengers from city to city. In Khopshef Province there is no river captain more well-known that the burly form of Amyr, master of the river barge Pride of Luxor. Amyr runs a ferry route from Khopshef Province to the city of Khemi. Unlike many of the river boats operating from Khopshef Province, the Pride of Luxor is old but well cared for, her hull painted in bright colors and her fittings scrupulously maintained. Amyr makes his living transporting cargo and passengers who can afford a berth to and from the small village of Bubshur, and the captain rarely ever lacks for business.
The master of the Pride of Luxor is a broad-chested, imposing figure, with a loud, commanding voice and the swagger of one accustomed to giving orders and having them instantly obeyed. He is a stern captain who runs a tight ship and his manner with passengers and crew is blunt and forthright. Amyr is a shrewd businessman and a ferocious haggler, whose success is evident in the large silk turban and gold earring he affects, like a veritable prince of the dark river.
Though not overly sociable, Amyr has been known to frequent the island town of Pashtun, drawn to the town’s independent spirit and freedom from the politics of Stygia or Shem. He shows especial interest in Semira, a priestess of Derketo who lives upon the island. Rumors abound that he has been an attentive worshiper for many years, but none among the townsfolk would have the temerity to suggest such a thing to his face!