|Aliases||Mistress of Quent|
|Titles||Captain; Governor of Quent; Pirate lord|
|Class||Bard 10 / Duelist 3|
|Organization|| Shackles Pirates|
|Images of Tessa Fairwind|
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 171
Tessa Fairwind is one of the most popular members of the Pirate Council of the Shackles. Power-hungry and greedy, she commands one of the largest fleets in the Shackles. She is well known for taking on dangerously reckless raids that seem doomed to failure, yet somehow always snatching victory against all odds. Although widely expected to be the next Hurricane King, she has no wish to take up the title, preferring the freedom of the sea and the thrill of plundering.
Tessa's childhood was spent on numerous ships and in various ports on the Inner Sea, and she grew up with sea shanties and fabulous tales of adventures. Her career in piracy began when she burgled a smuggler's hidden stash with a yacht stolen in Cassomir. She captained her first ship at the age of 15, audaciously raiding a Thuvian pleasure barge on the Junira river. Three years later, to avoid bounty hunters seeking the price on her head, Tessa left the Inner Sea for the Arcadian Ocean. On the way, she raided Chelish liners near Khari and Rahadoumi ships and villages before arriving in the Shackles.
Finding the Shackles to her liking, Tessa began making her name, putting her into conflict with local pirates. Her skulduggery and treachery eventually made her a powerful Free Captain with a large fleet under her control.
- Amber E. Scott. (2012). Pirates of the Inner Sea, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-405-4
- Matthew Goodall. (2012). Tempest Rising. Tempest Rising, p. 56–57. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-413-9
- James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 171. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- Tork Shaw. (2012). Scourges of the Shackles. Tempest Rising, p. 71. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-413-9