For those of you who are joining my ship, also Rel, I added a bit on when he met Narcia.
This is your captain, pending approval of course. But wanted the others to get a feel for him.
Bartholomew "Devil's eye" RedwaterWriter Name:
Bartholomew Redwater , Born Samson Port (Port- Bastard name)Alias / Nickname:
Devil's eye Face Claim:
David Morrissey.Blood Status:
Non-Magical HumanSellsword/Mercenary Company Name, Vessel Name, OR Country of Exile:
Pirate Captain, citizen of Effugios
The Black Dahlia - The Black Dahlia is a smaller vessel of Effugio origin, an interceptor class boat meant to cut across the water as if it were gliding across it. This faster boat is the first in and out of battle, catching up to its prey and seeking to disable it, one way or another and opening it for a ramming or siege attack from the White Lotus.
The White Lotus - The White Lotus was the former flagship of a Pastorian commander who foolishly underestimated the crew of the Black Dahlia. The last thing he saw was her stern as he was tossed overboard with his hands and feet shackled. Since then, it serves as the main cargo and heavy artillery support of the two ships. Country/Kingdom of Birth:
Citzen of EffugiosAge:
Bartholomew stands tall at 6'3 and battle forged body. He is not overly muscular nor bulky but his weight shifts depending on their current supplies. It is not rare for him to tell his cooks to "fatten the men" before they set off for a long trip. Whether or not it is to eat one if the run short of food or go longer without a decent meal is anyone's guess.
He keeps his hair short and his sun hardened face hidden (most of the time) behind a red bandanna. An eye patch covers his eye, rumors of why or when he lost his eye are a favorite topic among the younger crew members who quickly learn not to let the Captain overhear them talking about such trivial subjects. An old salt back at port is rumored to know the truth behind his eye but being an illiterate mute without a tongue makes it hard for him to say what he knows.
His other eye is blue/green, it appears to reflect the ocean itself. His body is covered with scars and wounds from his years of piracy, the lashes across his back strict reminders of a harsh youth. He is a fan of tattoos, each with their own meaning and story. A kraken wraps around his left forearm up to his shoulder. Personality:
Bartholomew is a wildly unpredictable man, known for playing vicious mind games and waging psychological warfare on his victims and enemies. He is a skilled warrior and manipulator in combat. As a captain he is cunning, shrewd and ruthless. His ambition shines through from time to time, he has no delusion of being king or a member in the council of 3, but a governor of his own port one day is one of his personal goals. He does not think twice to rape, murder nor rob a person blind but he holds a soft spot for the orphanages of Effugios and has been known to send them coin from his own purse. Profession:
Pirate Captain, Raider/Ravager and scourge of the seas! History:
A son of a whore, literally. Samson Port (Port being a local name for Bastards) joined the other unwanted bastards at a run down shack that served as an orphanage in one of the ports of Effugios. The young man never knew the kiss of his mother nor the man who fathered him and never bothered to care. The sweet woman who raised him, a former whore herself provided as stable life as possible for the children no one wanted.
It did not take long for Samson to learn how to steal to make a living. Starting off as a cutpurse and pickpocket and worked his way up to stealing from shops. The majority of his money was kept for himself but he always had a soft spot for the matron that raised him. He left to make room for others but made sure to send them money, gratitude for taking care of him.
In his teenage years he was caught stealing and was lashed bloody in the square. Instead of learning his lesson he learned how to be cautious. When his reputation as a thief caught up with him, he went to another port and managed to sign up aboard a merchant vessel seeking deckhands. Earning coin honestly was respectable but a fool's folly. He took his meager earnings and found himself in a different port on the other side of the island where he signed up for a crew under Captain Rosewater.
Captain Rosewater was a charming man who knew how to deceive the devil himself. A man of similar upbringing, Samson gravitated towards the stern but insightful man and looked up to him as a mentor. He faithfully served for years until the man died of gangrene after a wound became infected. With his earnings he managed to buy a junker of a ship.
Adopting the name Bartholomew Redwater, the young man named his ship the Dahlia. His boat was unable to take to the sea and had to work locally for the merchants of Espata. It was during this time he met (Timeless's character) a quartermaster/guard for the spices he was trusted with delivering from port to port. It took him years of work and some larceny here and there, but he finally collected enough money to refit his junker and turn it into the fast interceptor class ship it is today. Renamed the Black Dahlia, she set sail with a cargo full of stolen spice.
The ten years that followed, (Age 29-current) he spent it sailing continent to continent, both raiding, pillaging, raping and capturing slaves to sell in the slave markets of Effugios.
Captain Redwater met Narcia Merrick in a port on Malum, she quickly earned her respect and was taken aboard. She was quick to take the role as Slave Mistress and took part in embarrassing the Pastroian Navy by stealing one of their Commander's flag ships from under them. The captured heavy vessel was renamed the White Lotus, the two ships sailed as a pair. The Black Dahlia often hid within the shadow of the Lotus to fool a merchant/trader ship out at sea into believing they were being escorted by a Pastorian ship.
-Pending more history depending on other players who want to join one of these crews- Religion:
None practicing, puts more faith in his crew and the ocean that carries and provides for them. Weapons:
Bartholomew wields a Scimitar and Cutlass combination, simple looking weapons of no ornate design. Their deceptive plainness hides their perfect balance and sharp edges which have cut men in half with one stroke. He does not wear armor, keeping him light on his feet but is known to wear a red bandanna across his face.Sexuality:
Heterosexual On's and Off's:
A man who likes to fuck after a battle when the blood is hot. He is not a man to whore around in the brothels, instead he might keep a slave for his own use until he bores of her and sells her at port. He can be demanding and rough, preferring to keep any foolish affections out of his fucking and fornicating.