Wind merchants

Wind merchants
Wind merchants

Many wizards, magicians and witches live in the North. The Finnish wizards are capable of selling wind. Mariners who need to proceed quickly on their commercial voyages often buy this from them. The wizard has a rope with three knots. When the first knot is opened, a gentle breeze is obtained for their sails. The next generates a brisk sailing wind, but unravelling the third knot produces the sort of storm that the ship can no longer be steered by the rudder or lower its sails. Many have suffered shipwrecks when they have not believed in the power of the wizard's knots.