This single sheet of parchment was kept dry in a sealed wine bottle. It bears a personal message.
To whoever finds this letter...
I hope fortune has landed you a better fate in this life. Had I not been the irrational youth that I was, perhaps I would never have found myself trapped on this cursed island. Aspirations of wealth and glory do not compare to the comforts of home. That is the truth. May you heed my lessons of hindsight.