I just got the official cover art for Across the Kolgan Sea. The fellow on the left is Erland, the hero of the tale. The elder on the right side is the sea giant Aegir, the god who left Erland ransacked on Agrian soils at the beginning of the tale. The ships in the bottom of the image have absolutely no bearing on the story, they just look pretty.
All in all, this is starting to come together to be really promising.