Yeah, the ships bicycle would be fun, to be had by anyone at any time for no reason, and probably kept naked. Would just help cook and sew and mend most of the time she wasn't on her back. Could have once been a governors daughter and is too hot to sell on... also still very posh and upper class but secretly loves the endless sex and spankings.
Can you see that character development is my weak point? Huh, all I seem to enjoy writing these days is porn, the quality of my work has nose-dived significantly since I joined Elliquiy!
Woohoo, I half step away from Elliquiy for two days and this kind of beautiful things happen. Welcome aboard Ophelia, Amelia and olive! And Haibane, I couldn't ask for a better ship's hobby horse. Such a pity the velocipede hasn't been invented just yet, that has an even nicer ring to it.
Kckolbe, I'm thinking
Bert would have been 27 and fresh out of the navy when he signed on as a whaler, but the actual mutiny would have occurred after a year or so hunting with little success in the Arctic. They were about to head back, with the guarantee of a measly share of a small catch for their year's work, and decided to try their fortune in a different kind of shipping.
So he'd be a traditional carpenter surgeon? I'm thinking about how that would work as a player character. Basically, while the captain and much of the rest of the crew would be boarding a prize, he'd be below decks on the Courtesan
amputating limbs and stitching people up, and generally acting as a medic. Besides, if he's been with Captain Griffiths since the original mutiny, he'd be given a more significant post - a de facto second in command of the ship, almost, and certainly an important officer. Maybe a sailing master or quartermaster? We could do with a head gunner too, and that's the kind of job which needs upper body strength not found in the gorgeous ladies who seem to dominate our manifest.
A helmsperson wouldn't be amiss either
A few general points: we now definitely have enough players. Let's not take on any more for now, at least until we've got used to working with the game's hugeness. For that same reason, Ophelia, can you think of a different role for your character other than a cook? Dashenka called first dibs, and there's also the fact that a sailor freshly reduced to hobbling about on a peg leg would sooner be working in the galley than an able bodied one, so Dashenka's cook would have a few hook-handed, eyepatched and peg legged assistants chopping onions for her, peeling potatoes and what not. They'd generally be given good compensation for losing their limbs (and surviving!), so they'd be put to whatever use they could to make them at least worth some of the money.
But I digress. My main concern is making sure everyone can get involved and has something to do, and with the size of the ship's crew at about 100 we can NPC anyone we need. Let's get an OOC and character thread up soon, and lock this thread after that. Dashenka, you can do that if you like, otherwise I'll do the honours. I guess I'll be co-GMing just a little.
And yeah, Haibane, I agree about the skewed gender ratio. I had no idea girls liked playing pirates even more than boys! Let's see if we can get another male player or two from somewhere. I'm also fine with folks playing multiple characters so long as at least one is male, regardless of the player's gender. Feel free to NPC around miscellaneous male sailors, guys!