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Also known as the Shorkein Cog.
The Dak has replaced the Nivik as the most popular merchant vessel in Shorkyne, Emelrene, and Trierzonthe west. Built from a clinker stacked hull, this vessel has a full length orlop and main deck, and mave a tween deck, depending on size. The Dak also has a quarterdeck and forecastle, although recent designs now have an enclosed focsles. Most have single square rigged masts. The vesel is slow and unweily but very seaworthy because of its high freeboard. An important feature of the Dak is her stern post rudder which is far superior to a steering oar, particularly in rough seas. Invented by Shorkyni shipwrights in the middle of the last century, the rudder is lsowly being adpopted by other builders, most notably in Trierzon, Emelrene and Palithane