The Harness Bulls
Admiral in the Korvosan fleet who died 25 years ago
Svakstaar was an admiral in the Korvosan fleet, along with his brother, Sven (both cousins to Feck). When the goblin war started, Feck requested Korvosan naval support for the two battles of Magnimar. Svakstaar led a small fleet (3 ships) around the horn, while Sven stayed in Korvosa to manage things. The three were in magical communication the whole time. The arrival of Svakstaar’s fleet is largely credited with breaking the siege at the first battle of Magnimar. Just prior to the second battle of Magnimar, however, his fleet was destroyed in an ambush (possibly by Bludmourne) after Feck requested reinforcements at Seahaven, and Sven ordered Svakstaar to send them, against his better judgement. Svakstaar went down with his ship during the battle. Feck has since claimed that, while he requested reinforcements, he ordered a different path, one that would not have led into an ambush. Since that time, Sven has become progressively more obsessed with his guilt in his brother’s death.