You are a servant to Altrobus, wizard in residence for the City of Port Hammerfall in West Farland.
However, the evil Captain Bloodbeard had sent his men to steal the Orb of Dragons, created by Altrobus. This orb can control those fiery beasts found at the Dragonclaw Mountains in East Farland.
Luckily, Altrobus found out about the theft before it was too late and sent a fireball directly at their ship, the Fire and Brimstone, as they left the city harbour. All the crew jumped overboard and were all accounted for except for Captain Bloodbeard. Drowned, perhaps?
Since Altrobus blamed you for not being vigilant enough, he had ordered you to go and retrieve it from the bottom of the Restless Sea. Yikes!
For hints go to: http://forum.textadventures.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5150#p37334