Grey Men of Svaln
The Grey Men are the boogeymen of the other people living within the Aether Sea. They come, they pillage, plunder, and rape but they leave no survivors behind. Their dead are brought back with them and all too often they take their victims alive back to their black-hulled ships and away. They speak a foul language that seems impenetrable to Camari ears and those few who are captured before committing suicide never talk.
Their territory is along the coast of the northern Aether Sea and the many islands in that region. Seeing their black ships while sailing is a terrible omen and even the Sea Guard has been overwhelmed in the past.