It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
The Dead Monarch does take the harp and then he enchants a magic whalebone for you and says, "The enchantment was successful. Take this magic whale bone and offer it to the Goddess of Fair Sailing to the north. If she accepts your offer, she'll help you repair one of the rotten, old ships you'll find here which will take you to Venets Island."
He does not return you to Seversk Harbor.
Bootsman Lom takes you to Seversk Harbor.
I think perhaps you're not talking to the Dead Monarch but to Bootsman Lom?
What does the Dead Monarch say to you when you talk to him? Can you post a screenshot of what he looks like because he definitely doesn't take you to Seversk. What does Bootsman Lom say to you when you talk to him?
The two guys look a lot alike. Lom-