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A competitor has been sending privateers to destroy your client's merchant ships. Your client has formed a squadron for better protection, but doesn't have anyone to lead them. This is what you're hired for.
A massive sea battle against a fleet of level 17-24 opponents. You will have five NPC ships of similar level to support you, but three of them are the merchants you have to protect - if one of them dies, the mission fails.