Adventuring husband and wife
The Vanderborens, Verik and Larissa, were adventurers and treasure hunters of some notoriety. They were tragically killed in a fire on a new vessel they had just purchased about a month before our campaign began. They are survived by their eldest daughter (and heir) Lavinia, and her younger brother Vanthus.
Unfortunately they left behind a mountain of debt to several parties including the current harbormaster of Sasserine, causing their remaining ship, the Blue Nixie, to be impounded.