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Kunkka minimap icon.png Kunkka, the Admiral
As The Admiral of the mighty Claddish Navy, Kunkka was charged with protecting the isles of his homeland when the demons of the Cataract made a concerted grab at the lands of men. After years of small sorties, and increasingly bold and devastating attacks, the demon fleet flung all its carnivorous ships at the Trembling Isle. Desperate, the Suicide-Mages of Cladd committed their ultimate rite, summoning a host of ancestral spirits to protect the fleet. Against the demons, this was just barely enough to turn the tide.

As Kunkka watched the demons take his ships down one by one, he had the satisfaction of wearing away their fleet with his ancestral magic. But at the battle's peak, something in the clash of demons, men and atavistic spirits must have stirred a fourth power that had been slumbering in the depths. The waves rose up in towering spouts around the few remaining ships, and Maelrawn the Tentacular appeared amid the fray. His tendrils wove among the ships, drawing demon and human craft together, churning the water and wind into a raging chaos.

What happened in the crucible of that storm, none may truly say. The Cataract roars off into the void, deserted by its former denizens. Kunkka is now The Admiral of but one ship, a ghostly rig which endlessly replays the final seconds of its destruction. Whether he died in that crash is anyone's guess. Not even Tidehunter, who summoned Maelrawn, knows for sure.
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Associated With
Heroes Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter
Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Races Human
Factions Claddish Navy
Demons of the Cataract
Places Cladd
Trembling Isle
Port Mignin
Gods Maelrawn
Characters Suicide-Mages
Artifacts Tidebringer

Kunkka is the former admiral of the Claddish Navy. He comes from a line of seamen, who once hunted whales with harpoons.[1] A veteran commander, he was present in the battle of Port Mignin, as well as the first and second battle of Trembling Isle. He wields the legendary Tidebringer, a sword inhabited by a lost Claddish soul.[2]

After the second battle Trembling Isle, Kunkka washed up on a Keenish shore,[3] where he resumed his career as a fleet commander, with Keen as crew.[4] Rumor is, he compelled Keen artisans to craft him a new sword from the salvage of Cataract Demons, who had also washed up on the same shore.[5] The Keen apparently hold him in high regard, giving him the keys to the gates of their capital. At least one ship under his new command is known by name, the Majestic Leviathan, a great vessel carrying countless chests of treasure.[6]

Another unconfirmed rumor is that Kunkka parted the seas with his Neptunian Sabre, found Maelrawn, and sliced off one of the god's tentacles.[5]

While Kunkka does not appear to be a pirate, he does have a habit of looting precious objects when the opportunity presents itself.[7][8] His Admiral persona is merely a disguise, his true identity is the dreaded Brownbeard the Brave one of the most feared pirates in the sea.

  • There is some speculation whether or not Kunkka is still alive, or has become a phantom after the battle at Trembling Isle. Since Kunkka is sometimes believed to be a phantom, it is possible that the Suicide-Mages' ritual caused him and his ship to survive in their ethereal forms after their destruction on the seas.
  • Kunkka has had scurvy many times.[9]
  • Kunkka supposedly knows of "terrible secrets" at the bottom of the sea that only he can unlock by key.[6]
  • Kunkka is sometimes called "Green Sleeves" by his crew.[10]
  • Kunkka once received a fine sash as a gift from a princess, living in the Isle of Songs. The nature of this relationship is unclear.[11]
  • His notorious rivalry with Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter stems from the latter's involvement at the Trembling Isle, where Maelrawn was summoned to destroy the two opposing fleets. Despite formal animosity, Kunkka also holds a degree of respect for his nemesis, sometimes lamenting his death.[12]
  • Kunkka is enraged by Mireska, whom he blames for the loss of his fleet at the Trembling Isle. Mireska was stowed away on his ship in search of "trophies", and had some kind of involvement in the battle. Due to her actions, she is now hunted by Kunkka.[13]


As a young man, Kunkka served as a midshipman. He was ambitious, seeking to climb up the ranks. During his early days, he heard tales of great sharks, longer than a frigate, that hunted ships and devoured sailors. As he grew older and rose in rank, he earned the gold-laced buttons that indicated his new status. As an adult, he hunted and killed the giant sharks he heard about as a young man, confirming that such legends were true.[14]

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Kunkka

Enemies killing Kunkka

Enemies dying to Kunkka



  1. Wavecrester description.
  2. Tidebringer description.
  3. Claddish Gauntlets description.
  4. Claddish Hightops description.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Neptunian Sabre description.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Admiral's Stash description.
  7. Ceremonial Rapier description.
  8. Blue Stone Shoulder of the Voyager description.
  9. Ye Olde Pipe description.
  10. Green Sleeves of the Voyager description.
  11. Commodore's Sash description.
  12. Kunkka response: ▶️ Oh I'll never have another nemesis like Tidehunter.
  13. Dark Willow response: ▶️ I'm hunted by Kunkka, thanks to you!
  14. Prize of the Saltworn Mariner description.