Sea Raven

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Romance, Supernatural, Fantasy, Thriller, Space Exploration, Slice of Life
Genre: Historicalish Fantasy
Rating: R ARRR! Pillagin'! Killin'! Rapin'! Bunch of filthy no bastards!
Mood: Think; Pirates of the Caribbean!
Game Masters: Hi, I'm Diana and this is Rory. :D We'll be your Plotmasters of the evening!

Joining: Still Accepting Characters!

The Sea Raven, a hauntingly beautiful ocean vessel, has been the most romanticized ship to sail the seas. This might be due to the very un-pirate like behavior by it's Captain and crew for at least three generations. Thwarting scourges of the ocean, stealing treasure from unworthy hands, annoying the Royal Navy, and most notoriously rescuing of pretty damsels in distress. Despite heroic tales of their exploits, their operations are still "less than legal", always leaving the crew of the Sea Raven needing to keep one step ahead of their enemies.

...until girls get involved, then all hell breaks loose.

Be you crew or foe, when the Sea Raven is involved, it's going to be an adventure!

<b>We begin with...</b>
The Captain of the Sea Raven is a bit of a prettyboy and well, he tends to get involved with his "great love" of the moment. His first mate, well, she has big secret of her own. Both tend to lead to a few "misunderstandings" and getting chased down by the Royal Navy and a few rivals! The rest of the plotlines... well, that falls upon what the rest of the Crew gets in to!

Captain Guilaume Burgess of the Sea Raven: Played by Mister Rory. :D He's a pretty boy and likes the boobies.
Delilah Red, First Mate: Played by Diana. She's a man hatin' meanie!
The Huntmaster: Played by Mister Warde. Our master of the beverages and cook!
Aleksandr Verrader, Quartermaster: Played by Mister Ric!
Elizabeth de Brinvilliers, Doctor: Played by Miss Alarice! She's a scary lady!
Margaret (Maggie) O'Duibhidhir, Navigator: Played by Zerosy! What a nice little lady amongst pirates!
Commodore Augustus Seagraves: Played by Rory. He's a big jerkface that hates pirates!

We're using the mini template, but feel free to add extra data! Just post your bio and so long as you're not doing anything crazy, you're a.OKAY! We're taking characters for crew on the Sea Raven, but if you want to play other kinds of characters, that is cool too!

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Character Name: The Huntmaster
Gender: Brewer/Master of Beverages/Cook
Age: Undetermined, looks Middle aged but seems to have the wisdom of an old man
General Appearance:

rather than a hook he has a metal false hand, that keeps a Tankard (occasionally filled with ale)
Current Goal/Purpose: Vengeance
General Personality: Stoic, Quick to Anger though just as Quick to calm himself, The Huntmaster can be a patient man with his allies, though his patience does tend to wear thin very quickly with his enemies
General History:
Whilst his original name has been long forgotten, tales of the Huntmaster's brews are legendary among drinkers, with a pint of his ale being said to be worth more than an entire keg of lesser ale.

Another facet to his tale is his supposed execution by the Royal Navy for smuggling his Brews, though it is said that he was hung by the neck until dead, At first Rumors that he had survived the hanging, and was seeking revenge on those who sold him out to the Navy, others say that the Navy captured his son and hanged him instead, others still claim that the Navy simply hung a petty theif they had dressed up to LOOK like the Huntmaster.

whatever the truth may be, it is known that the Huntmaster is in fact alive and brewing, and that he bears a formidable grudge against the Royal Navy, especially a Certain Royal Navy Captain.

it is also known that under his watchful eye masterfully crafted feasts are had by the crew of the Sea Raven, and that only the finest beverages are served

The Huntmaster:

In a time when men knew the meaning of fear
And the tyrants of hell ruled the land and the seas
There lived one man who was true
Guardian of secrets that only he knew
Condemned for a crime that he did not commit
Sentenced to die in the depths of the pit
He swore he would take his revenge
Every laster traitor, their lives he would end

With the power of ale - He could not fail

Sail into battle, glory and metal

Hail! - Huntmaster
Ride! - Huntmaster
Fight! - Huntmaster
Die! - Huntmaster

Up from the bowels of hell he sailed
Wielding a tankard of freshley brewed ale
Slaying all those in his path
Those who might hinder his god-given task
To bring back beer to the lands of the free
This is his quest, his true destiny
Legends shall speak of his name
Hail the Huntmaster, with honour and fame

With the power of ale - He could not fail

Sail into battle, glory and metal

Hail! - Huntmaster
Ride! - Huntmaster
Fight! - Huntmaster
Die! - Huntmaster

This is the hunter's badge of glory
That he protects and tends his quarry
Hunts with honor, as is due
And through the beast to the Gods is true
Character Name:Commander Guilaume Burgess

Gender: Male

Job/Role: Captain of the Sea Raven

Age: 33

General Appearance:

Current Goal/Purpose: The three G's: Gold, God, and Glory, save for the God part. And most likely the gold, though glory is good for getting women…Both are good…

General Personality:He's a brash thinker, charging into battle when he probably shouldn't. Not exactly the most sane person you'd ever meet, he's been know to get in fist fights with pit bulls and likes posing a lot. And he loves women, even if they don't love him.

However, this is just an act.

Guilaume is an agile athlete and acrobat, using his bullwhip as a gymnastic accoutrement to swing through gaps between city roofs, and is very capable of landing from great heights and taking a fall. Although he is a master swordsman and marksman, he has more than once demonstrated his more than able prowess in unarmed combat, against multiple opponents.

His calculating and precise dexterity as a tactician has enabled him to use his two main weapons, his sword and bullwhip, as an extension of his very deft hand. He never uses brute strength, more his fox-like sly mind and well-practiced technique to outmatch an opponent. Usually he uses psychological mockery to make his opponents too angry to be coordinated in combat.

General History: Guilaume is a French man growing up in an upper class home. However, his father had become a heavy drinker during the height of some war happening on the mainland of Europe because his investments were getting destroyed by English privateers. Fearing tax sharks and debters the family moved to the New World Colonies and have since been living in New Orleans under a fictional surname. Guilaume is now the acting captian of the Sea Raven because he is a good show off and Marcus Red, respects him for some reason….

Character Name: Delilah Red (Kingston)
Gender: Female
Age: 26
Occupation: First Mate - Pirate.

General Appearance: Curly red hair, light blue eyes, a stern expression, strong solid body, modest breasts. Favors practical non-flashy clothing.
Strengths: A great deal of physical endurance and pain tolerance that can rival most men.
Weaknesses: A few old injuries give her issues during storms or cold weather.

Current Goal/Purpose: Adventure.
Talents: Shooting.
Inabilities: Cooking.
Fears: The past catching up with her. Being tied down. Any sort of feeling of being trapped or confined.
General Personality: Delilah can easily be described as a controlled wild woman. She has a strong presence that suggests good breeding, but being a free spirit she can let loose and get wild when fire gets to her. She commands through strong leadership (though occasionally insulting, when it comes to dealing with "stupid" people) but always acts with fairness and good humor. What she's not fond of is anyone trying to "woo" her or tie her down to some frilly romantic relationship. Delilah values her personal freedom. Her loyalties lie with the Sea Raven, and she never betray her crew!
Inner Personality: What you see is what you get! The only thing Delilah keeps to herself is her worries and fears. She has no desire to go home and be some kept trophy wife. Thoughts of prison also aren't all that appealing.
Secret: Delilah is the only daughter to Earl Albus Kingston IV and ditched a betrothed engagement to a man she never met many many years ago.

General History:
Born as the only daughter and heir to Earl Albus Kingston IV, a well-standing man who was very fond of his rules and traditions. His wife was a tad more flexible, but after her death while Delilah was still young, he made sure to enforce everything to a smothering degree. Delilah was always naturally a free spirit, so when she discovered her father had her betrothed to some stranger she never met - she took off. Uncle Marcus told her enough stories, she was able to track the man down. She showed up demanding that Marcus let her be crew. She's worked hard from being a cabin girl up to being First Mate simply be determination and wit. Delilah has no desire to be Captain, she's content being on crew and sailing the seas.

Present Life: It's been just over five years with the Sea Raven. Delilah has taken to this life well.
I am soooo in. Would Rory let me play The main Navy guy? Oh pretty pretty please? I'll bring all the pomp and ferocity I saved up from those other rps that spasmed, died, and rotted.

o.o I swear it isn't poisonous.

In short, I'll be joining so I will...and I take it magic is out perhaps? A ship's mage would be oh so delightful...but I take it we aren't wielding arcana out the ass eh?

Anywhos, let me know on the magic and navy thing...and should both be tragically denied then fear not...I have backup planz....*Begins searching through his archive of characters*
*Points at Jack!* You can't play Rory's navy guy but you can still play a commander of the Navy! >:D

And we are allowing magic elements! :D just so long as not everyone does it, cause then it would be less cool piratey stuff and more fantasy stuff.

So do as you will. >:]

Character Name: Commodore Augustus Seagraves
Gender: Male
Job/Role: British aristocrat, Commodore of the Western Indies
General Appearance:Never seen without his uniform on in public, he is the very ideal of a gentleman in British Society.
Current Goal/Purpose: To make the seas safe for merchants in the colonies.
General Personality: A firm believer in naval tactics, he refuses to treat pirate as formal opponents because of their thug like nature. His father had been killing in one such raid many years before hand and personally seeing this with his own two eyes as a midshipmen, he has formed an increased dislike of anyone that claims to steal simply because they can. To him, they are all cowards and should be dealt as pests.

General History: Born in Liverpool, Seagraves was raised in a wealthy family. At the age of 12, he started his lifelong career as the lowest grade officer, a midshipmen. Through my trials and pains, he made his way to the top in his current position. There was no buying of this rank, since that was the rule of thumb for the Dukes in the Army. He prides himself on this very issue. For 20 years, he had been involved in politics around Virginia and has gained much land and honor.
You have my aplologies. I have been...indisposed recently. I am Aleksandr, your Quartermaster.

Character Name: Aleksandr Verrader

Gender: Male

Job/Role: Quartermaster of the pirate vessel Sea Raven

Age: 29

General Appearance: Aleksandr is a tall, broad-shouldered Slav. Nearly tall enough to reach the yardarm of Sea Raven's mailsail unassisted, he towers well above the rest of the crew. Unwilling to bother with cutting his unruly black hair, he instead gathers it in a low ponytail. He wears a trio of silver rings in his left ear and two in his right - the seaman's traditional source of emergency income.

Current Goal/Purpose: Live hard, enjoy life, and kill some Deutsche bastards.

General Personality: Aleksandr is generally fairly easygoing, but when he states that something is so, he doesn't suffer disagreement lightly. That said, he is usually fairly easy to get along with.

General History: Aleksandr began his career as a sailor when he was press-ganged into the German navy. The first time his ship got in an engagement with pirates, he threw a match into the powder store and jumped out a gun port. His "last name" is a corruption of the German word for "traitor" after the sobriquet "Aleksandr the Traitor." He is Sea Raven's quartermaster in part because nobody is stupid enough to try and take the position away from him, and in part because he simply has no intrest in being Captain; he has all the power and influence he needs controlling the ship's stores.
Hello! I thought I'd give this game a try. *sheepish grin*

Character Name: Elizabeth de Brinvilliers




General Appearance:
Elizabeth is five four, slender with long, black hair and dark brown eyes, a fair complexion darkened slightly by the sun and the sea. She has a scar running across the front of her neck from ear-to-ear from an "unfortunate incident" some years ago. Elizabeth is rather easy to spot. She's the woman running around on deck, barefoot and in a skirt with her satchel slung across her shoulder. It's her doctor's kit. She doesn't take a step out of bed without that baby and woe to anyone who tries to take a peek into it or take it away from her.

Current Goal/Purpose:
... To kill anyone who calls her "Lizzie" or "Liz" or any of those stupid nicknames people like to come up with!

General Personality:
Ask a great many of the Sea Raven crew and they'll whisper that Elizabeth is "a daughter of the Sea Devil himself", a woman with a pretty face and a heart of stone. She is ill-tempered, paranoid, has a big mouth, and is easily offended. A simple wrong word can land you with a knife in your belly or worst, like cramps that keep you tossing and turning at night. People are convinced she's a witch because she uses herbs, performs rituals in her little cubicle of a room that doubles as her infirmary, and keeps a one-eyed, mangy fat cat as bad-tempered as she with her nearly all the time.

Elizabeth will make a big fuss about someone being hurt or endangering him--or her--self but is not the type to just sit back and let you bleed to death (unless you really pissed her off). She cares rather deeply for her crew-mates in a term best described as "tough love" but often stays on deck instead of joining them on solid land unless necessary.

General History:
Once upon a time, a girl fell in love with a man and left behind the simple life of a disgraced doctor to spend the rest of her life with him. Unfortunately said man was not as nice a man to others as he was to his wife and one evening, his enemies got the better of him. The man died and his wife supposedly died by his side, as a result of being sliced from ear to ear. In reality, the wife was nursed back to health and escaped half a world away, to fulfill the last wish of a dying man.
I think this is a fair amount of characters... >:D If not, we're totally going to bullshit! I'll get our OOC set up this week!
Yo, is this still open? I'd like to join the crew of the Sea Raven- I got an old character been tugging at my sleeve for another go at piracy.
Yes! I am still taking characters, so feel free to post up a bio!
Let me work something out. Are there any roles you'd like to have filled but no one's signed up for? I'll cobble something together for you within the next couple days if I can. If not, I still look forward to reading this even if I'm not in it- it sounds fantastic!
I think I wanna try this one! ^___^ I'll try to get a character up as soon as I can, if that's okay!
Wanted to try a little different kind of character- all these empowered women! Can't compete with that. And I always play men, I'm trying to branch out of my comfort zone a little.

Character Name: Margaret (Maggie) O'Duibhidhir

Gender: Female

Job/Role: Navigator

Age: 24

General Appearance:
She owns two dresses, a thin white cotton camisol she wears under a brown wool jumper belted high to keep it from falling off, but she is hardly poor looking. Like most sea going wanderers she wears her currency in rings, bracelets and bangles she's picked up along her travels; woven into her hair and both on her wrists and around her ankles- but not in her ears, they aren't pierced. She wears shoes in the cold, or ashore, a pair of worn leather boots that were a hand-down from one of her brothers, once upon a time. She doesn't wear them if she doesn't have to, they're her most prized posession.

Current Goal/Purpose: She's looking for something, she doesn't know what. It's a popular story, that the mother of the the first Irish to have dark features was a 'selke', a seal who returned to the sea when she recovered her stolen skin- but the children she left behind were human; they spend their lives restless, unable to follow.

General Personality:
Generally introverted, the Margaret is soft spoken and usually (usually) polite, demure, but she carries herself with all the poise and alertness of any wild animal. What woman doesn't? But she seems always to be watching, listening for something, or to something, no one else can quite hear. She has a terrible maternal streak, perhaps the only forceful thing about her. Overall, Maggie is a gentle sort of cheerful.

General History: Stories differ. Some say Margaret was the daughter of a wealthy merchant, with the breeding and the schooling and the class of a lady she must have been, well of course. Others call her the heathen that they call her; a child given to devilry and all unholy things- what woman has any right to swim for pleasure the way she does? Does the cold of the sea not bite her flesh the same as a man's? Or anyone's? It's not Christian is what it is. The older sailors, or those among them who call her "Maggie" laugh and call her mermaid, but no maid- a siren, singing men to their doom because hadn't you heard? She has survived four husbands, all of them lost to storms... Elizabeth de Brinviliers they call the Sea Devil's firstborn- Margaret his unwitting bride. It's worth noting that all sea going cultures have myths about that which resides just below the surface of the waves being female, but the likening of the sea itself to a woman is a fairly isolated belief. There is so much more life in the darkness... Not one of Maggie's husbands (there were in fact five- not four) died whilst she was aboard- it was in her absences the sea had done with them.

In something closer to truth Margaret is the daughter of a fisherman, growing up hopping between her fathers boats and learning to love falling between them and startling the fish. As a child she learned the stars of the night sky, the maps of the sailors, and the feel of how the wind stirs the waters- just a little out of site of land she can navigate blind, in a storm or no. As a woman she learned quickly to keep her head down among men and her tongue to herself. She is a self educated mathematician and navigator and one of the best. It is not a thing she will deny, but neither is it something she will volunteer- even among those who might believe a woman capable of such a thing. The Sea and it's own know her (not everywhere, she has not been everywhere, and not by sight... but perhaps by instinct?), and she has little interest in life ashore.
Call me impressed...I am unused to being the least complicated amongst any particular crew.
I dunno Nobbs, I thought Verrader was a good balance, layered, but with room for growth. You can't have the character's life all written out before the RP even starts, you won't have anything left to do to them during the story.

BTW, Glampire D (have I mentioned I love your avatar? I love your avatar!) I edited my character a bit. I read through the other characters again and felt I was stepping on Alarice's toes a bit which the 'sea witch thing' (I wasn't really going for that kind of character- more of a 'creature' type) so I thought I'd tweak a couple things and then I was bored and had insomnia and just started playing with adding some detail. Hope it's still okay.
It's just fine, Zerosy! <3 And thank you, I am indeed proud of my avvie.

Our IC Thread is up! A beginning to what ought to be an exciting and troublesome weekend for the Sea Raven Crew. >:D
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