- "The pirate ship Tartessos is said to originate from the pillars of Herakles and often ventures into our sacred Aegean Sea to attack merchant ships. Kick it back to where it came from."
- ―Description of the ship on the message board[src]
Claimed for their own by the pirates, the bandits used the ship to attack merchant ships on the Aegean, until the Adrestia commanded by the Spartan misthios Kassandra and captained by Barnabas, engaged the Tartessos and her companions in battle, and sank it during the Peloponnesian War. Kassandra claimed the sail and finery of the Tartessos for her own.
- The ship's name references the port of Tartessos in modern Andalusia, Spain, which the Ancient Greeks believed was the birthplace of European civilization. The Pillars of Hercules in the ship's description references the promontories which flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar.