—Ahab, in a conversation with Rishel
Prior to the game's events, Ahab launched a coup against Dagnell, seeking to usurp the throne. He slaughtered all of the heirs whom he could find and then imprisoned Dagnell and Queen Maria at Zacharia's recommendation. He also ordered Zacharia to secretly murder Princess Maria. His actions resulted in the citizens of Blood starting a rebellion against him.
During the story, Ahab is fighting against Lord Lionheart of Selba for control of Salia. When Rishel refuses to provide aid to him, Ahab threatens to execute Bud and uses her as a hostage against him. He is eventually killed by Holmes's army during its liberation of Salia. If Lionheart defeats him, Ahab reveals that he could not bring himself to kill Dagnell and Maria, which is his true reason for imprisoning them, contrary to what Zacharia believes.
—Ahab's default battle quote
- Vs. Lionheart
Lionheart: Your time is up, Viceroy. This day has been fifteen years coming.
Ahab: Raziel the Lionheart... You're just like Lord Roberto. Why can't you understand?! I'm only doing what needs to be done! How long will you continue to torment me!?
Lionheart: What needs to be done?! You've brought this kingdom near to ruin, and you've allowed the Empire to run free inside our borders! I have nothing more to say to you. Pay for your sins with your life!
—Ahab's default death quote
—Ahab's death quote when defeated by Lionheart
In Herman Melville's Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is a notorious whale hunter who wants to get revenge on the white whale that bit off his leg.