The Queepahd was a mossy vessel based from Faraway Town. It was captained by Baja, who'd become fixated on destroying the Great Gray Mossy. Stabbak was the first mate, Shtup the second, and Frask the third. On its final voyage, novice mossy hunter Milvil joined the crew.
The Queepahd's final journey could have been profitable, but for Baja's obsession. When the Queepahd finally located the Great Gray Mossy, the hunt proved a disaster. The Mossy smashed the harpooning boats, drowning Baja and other crew members. It even ate two harpooners, Geekgeek and Faidal. The Mossy then smashed a hole in the Queepahd itself. It sank, taking the remaining crew with it. Only Milvil survived the disaster.
The Queepahd is based on the Pequod, the ship at the center of the novel Moby-Dick.
- Analog, Vol. CXXXX, Nos 1 & 2, January/February, 2020, pgs. 54-56.
- Ibid., pg. 61.
- Ibid., pgs. 54-56.
- Ibid., pgs 62-63.
- Ibid. pg. 70-71.