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The Fervent Mantis was a ship captained by a New Crobuzon merchant-explorer named Seemly.


The Fervent Mantis sailed nearly 700 prior to the events in Perdido Street Station and The Scar. The Fervent Mantis was one of the ships in the expedition that discovered Bered Kai Nev, home of the khepri, and brought some of them back to New Crobuzon.

During its initial voyage to Bered Kai Nev, the Fervent Mantis carried a cargo of alcohol, silk, swords, and gold.