Decided to give 1st mate a try (worse case she gets bumped back down). Its still a bit of a work in progress but yeah... Working on a suitable image
: Lady Charlotte DuPont - "The Black Tigress" (sometimes called Charlie by those she likes)Gender
: 1st MateAppearance
: Charlotte stands 5'8", with a curvy and athletic build that is strong enough to withstand her current lifestyle. Most often she dresses like a man unless there is a specific reason for her not to (like playing a role). However, her curves are usually still visible to some degree leaving no doubt that she is indeed female. She is not one to fuss over clothes and how lady-like she might look but her hair is probably her most prized feature and she takes quite good care of it despite being at sea.Personality
: With Charlotte what you see is not exactly what you get, though usually that is her intention. She excels at getting others to see what she wishes them to see and obscuring what she does not wish to be known. She is not above lying, cheating, or stealing to get ahead and is good at telling people what they want to hear.
Despite her privileged upbringing Charlotte is not afraid of hard work. She enjoys getting dirty and will always do her best to be number one. She is fiercely competitive and never gives up, even if it requires her to demonstrate great patience and endure much suffering. She is shrewd, intelligent, flexible, resilient, adventurous, and thinks well on her feet. Once her respect is earned, she is both loyal and trustworthy. She can be very mischievous and playful and is often mistaken for someone younger due to her youthful, laid back, devil may care attitude, but make no mistake--Charlotte's years at sea and learning to survive by her boot straps have made her as tough as any hardened pirate and those that get on her bad side are made well aware. She is often described as possessing rather dashing qualities by man and woman alike.
It should be noted that Charlotte is not a fan of taking prisoners so if one finds themselves at her mercy it is best to prove yourself useful.Biography
: Born to two high born Nobles, Charlotte quickly grew weary of the restrictions placed on her. Her brother, with whom she was very close, was allowed to run free and do as he wished as long as it brought no shame to their family but even the most ordinary things were often forbidden to her thanks to her father's over-protective nature. She craved freedom and adventure more than anything and the thought of being married off to suit her parents' needs was sickening to her. Still, she was smart enough to learn to play the part decently well, only sneaking out at night to pester their groundskeeper to no end. It was he who taught her how to properly care for and wield a sword as well as defend herself and it was he who filled her impressionable young mind with tales from his days at sea.
Finally when Charlotte was 14 she could take no more. Her father promising her to a spoiled and most unpleasant Duke was the last straw. Stealing some of her brother's clothes and some food, Charlotte disguised herself and ran away. At first she could get no father than the next town over, which was tricky since her father had sent out his men to search for her almost right away. She was very nearly caught a handful of times and indeed when her brother did manage to catch her she thought she was done for... only, he hid her away until the search party rode on and then released her promising that they'd see each other again. He handed her his weapons--the ones gifted to him by their father--and a small bit of coinage to help her. Lastly, he handed her a map and a note from their groundskeeper then left her.
Following the directions in the note, Charlotte found her way to the sea and instantly fell in love. Her first voyage was as a stowaway upon a smaller vessel and when she was inevitably discovered she was immediately put to work as the crew simply thought her to be an eager young boy by the name of Charlie. She would spend 3 years aboard that ship being mostly mistreated, over-worked, and underfed but she loved every minute of it. Every time they got into a scrape she was right there to join in the madness despite being shoved away or told to hide. Unfortunately, that crew was not the most successful and would eventually be picked apart by sickness and incompetence. When finally only Charlotte and a few others remained alive aboard their ship a desperate act would lead her to her first meeting with the Captain.Weapons/Equipment
: Carries two multi-barrel pistols (given to her by her brother), a cutlass (stolen off a dead Naval Officer), and a dagger in her boot (also her brother's). Sometimes carries a bullwhip.Character's Orientation/Likes/Dislikes
: Bisexual - likes both being in charge and having control taken
from her, though this is not something one should attempt lightly as she'll quickly put you in your place if you've not got the stones. She also likes big, strapping men, shy women, creative lovers, rough sex, spontaneity, and touches that remind her she is indeed a woman. She dislikes being treated like a common whore, selfish lovers, being drooled over, being treated like she's fragile, and rope burns.Player's Offs
: See my O/O's ... some things may be negotiated for plot but most of them are hard limits.