The Captain's Log

An examination of this log reveals that the Jenivere’s
captain seemed to be suffering from some sort of
madness that grew over the course of the ship’s final
voyage. Earlier entries from previous voyages are
precise in recording progress and events along the
way, as are entries from the first two-thirds of this
last trip. Yet as one reads further, the more recent
the entries get, the less common they become—in
some cases, several days are missing entries. What
entries do appear are strangely short, focusing more
and more on one of the passengers—the Varisian
scholar Ieana, with whom the captain seems to have
become obsessed. Several entries are nothing more
than poorly written love poems to Ieana, while others
bemoan Captain Kovack’s inability to please her or
catch her attention. Near the end, the entries begin to
take on a more ominous tone with the captain starting
to complain that other members of the crew are
eyeing “his Ieana.” In particular, he suspects his first
mate is in love with her, and writes several times about
how he wishes Alton would just “have an accident.”
The final entry is perhaps the most disturbing, for in
it the captain writes of how he’s changed course for
Smuggler’s Shiv at Ieana’s request. He hopes that the
two of them can make a home on the remote island,
but also notes that the crew are growing increasingly
agitated at the ship’s new course. The captain muses
that “something may need to be done about the crew”
if their suspicions get any worse.

The Captain's Log

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