Seems to be a person of authority among the crew of 20 aboard the ship on which S is taken captive. Maelstorm is the only crew member without a sewn mouth, although it appears that it used to be sewn shut. S names him Maelstrom for his long, thick black beard. He has particularly bad sailor's breath, which S. notes several times. 1) He orders S.'s mouth sewn shut after S. enters the orlop deck, and assimilates S. as part of his crew. He is killed while S. is in the Territory when the ship is destroyed by Vévoda's planes.