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Sabian is a half-elven pirate of the Revelry and a former crewmate of Fjord. He sailed alongside Fjord, with whom he grew up, aboard the Tide's Breath under Captain Vandran until Sabian sabotaged and sunk the ship shortly before the events of Campaign 2. He was later said to be working with the pirate Cadmus Leeland and was found to be living on Darktow Isle.

He has been mentioned throughout Campaign 2, but he has not appeared.



Sabian is a half-elf man.[3]


Due to Sabian's general nature, he and Fjord didn't get along with each other well.[4] He was described by Vandran as "a coward and a survivor".[5]



Sabian's parents died and he ended up in the Driftwood Asylum, growing up with many other humans and half-elves, as well as a half-orc called Fjord. Sabian was a cruel boy but popular with the other orphans, and he enjoyed bullying Fjord and making the other children behave in a similar way, both in private and during tasks Headmaster Grankton gave the children. Around 822 PD[6] Captain Vandran of the Tide's Breath arrived at the orphanage looking for new crew members. Sabian volunteered, followed shortly by Fjord. They both spent many years as part of the merchant ship's crew, and the old sailor who had hired them ended up growing fond of Fjord and ignoring Sabian.[7]

Sabian abandons the ship - Fjord Origins

Sabian abandoning the ship, by Selina Espiritu and Diana Sousa from The Mighty Nein Origins: Fjord Stone.[art 2]

The half-elf eventually decided to sabotage the ship: Fjord walked in on Sabian lighting a fuse, but before he could react Sabian wounded him with throwing daggers, ran to the deck of the ship, and jumped into the ocean.[8] After surviving the explosion, Fjord returned to one of his contacts and learned that Sabian had also survived.[9]

Captain Adella told Fjord that Sabian had recently been working with a shady merchant named Cadmus Leeland in Nicodranas, whom Fjord understood to be a pirate. Leeland's ship was named the Widow's Embrace.[3] Sabian is a member of the Revelry.[10]

Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein[]

"Commerce & Chaos" (2x31): While the group spent some downtime in Zadash, Fjord traveled to Trostenwald by himself to see if anyone had heard of Sabian or of the Tide's Breath. After returning to Zadash, Fjord confided in the rest of the group about Vandran and Sabian, and their possible connections to his sword.[11][12]

"Encroaching Waters" (2x34): Fjord introduced himself to Captain Adella and asked if she knew anyone by the name of Sabian. She told Fjord that Sabian had recently been working with a shady merchant named Cadmus Leeland in Nicodranas. Leeland's ship was named the Widow's Embrace.[13]

"Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107): Before leaving Rumblecusp, Fjord hired Kotho to provide him information on Sabian's current location.[14]

"The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117): After speaking to Fjord, Jester used Sending to contact Kotho, who then revealed Sabian had been found and is currently residing on Darktow Isle.

"Fond Farewells" (2x141): Vandran and Fjord briefly discussed Sabian's survival of the shipwreck. Fjord additionally remarked to Vandran that he cannot promise certain things to ensure sailing with him will be peaceful, including not killing Sabian.[15]



Fjord told the Mighty Nein he's known Sabian for many years, and they grew up together. Despite this, Fjord didn't have had a good opinion of the half-elf even before the Tide's Breath explosion,[16] since Sabian was extremely cruel with the half-orc in the orphanage, and he still disliked him when they were crewmates, even when he didn't show it openly.[17]


Vandran brought Sabian onto the Tide's Breath alongside Fjord, and Sabian sailed under his captaincy for many years.[16] Vandran was unsurprised to learn that Sabian survived the sinking of the ship, and he contemptuously remembered Sabian as "a coward and a survivor", remarking that such people are difficult to kill.[18]

Appearances and mentions[]


  1. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) from 40:26 through 43:20.  Fjord asks Captain Adella about a half-elf named Sabian
  2. In The Mighty Nein Origins: Fjord Stone Sabian is shown as a young man similar in age to Fjord. Travis notes that Fjord has lived a "hard earned thirty years" in "Talks Machina #49: 'Curious Beginnings'" (TMx49) at 0:05:44, states that Fjord is in his early thirties when Brian asks Laura about Jester's age in "Talks Machina #70: 'Lost Treasures'" (TMx70) at 0:58:37, and confirms from offscreen Fjord is in his early thirties when Laura asks him in "Talks Machina #151: Discussing Up to C2E119 - Malice and Mystery Below" (TMx151) at 0:56:43.
  3. 3.0 3.1 See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) from 40:26 through 43:20.
  4. See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) at 26:26.
  5. See "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 6:06:55.
  6. Fjord was 17 then.
  7. The Mighty Nein Origins: Fjord Stone
  8. See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) from 24:34 through 26:10.
  9. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 2:49:06.
  10. See "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) at 2:03:49.  Sabian is stated to reside on Darktow. Given that only members of the Revelry are allowed to visit Darktow, Sabian must be a member of the Revelry to take up residence there.
  11. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 1:14:47.  Fjord travels solo to see if anyone has heard news of Sabian or the Tide's Breath
  12. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 2:49:23.  Fjord tells the group about the explosion of the Tide's Breath.
  13. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) from 40:26 through 43:20.
  14. See "Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107) at 1:03:40.
  15. See "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 6:09:41.
  16. 16.0 16.1 See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) from 26:29 through 26:53.
  17. The Mighty Nein Origins: Fjord Stone
  18. See "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 6:06:55.


  1. Fan art of Sabian, by Hannah (source). Used with permission.
  2. Sabian abandoning the ship, by Selina Espiritu and Diana Sousa from The Mighty Nein Origins: Fjord Stone. Used with permission.