From the back of the book:
OVER THE BLOOD-DARK SEA lie countless islands steeped in mystery. Every port brings peril -- from the half-wild settlements on the edge of Ankon-Konu, to the forbidden cloisters of the sorcerers' colleges of Dweomer. Every voyage means danger -- from murderous pirates and haunted ships.
You can choose to be a daring explorer, in search of conquests, treasures and power. Or a magical savant, invoking the secrets of the occult to annihilate your foes. Or you can amass a fortune as a merchant, trading in spice shipments from the Sea of Hydras to the Innis Shoals.
Decide for yourself how to tackle the perils of the Sea, and reap the rewards that will lead you to greater adventures -- in the fantastic role-playing world of the FABLED LANDS.