Pirates of the Sky |Character Sheets &amp; OOC|
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Pirates of the Sky
We are the sailors and captains of the great big blue sky. We scavenge the winds for ships to take down. We fight like any other good pirate should. It is us who cause turmoil but yet keep everything in order. We fight our best against enemies to avoid being sent down into the depths of the Land. There live the people we "Sky People" call the Grounders. The land down below is rough, fierce and deadly. Not known to many Sky People, only in stories.
Ship Name: Wicked Wench
Needed Character positions:
First Mate (Only 1 needed)
Master Carpenter (Only 1 carpenter needed, may have 1 apprentice)
Master Gunner (Only 1 needed)
Surgeon (Only 1 needed)
Cook (Only 1 needed)
Able Seamen (Limit of 2 needed)
Cabin Boy(s) (Only 1 needed)
The first mate on a pirate ship is the man the Captain picks as his second in command. In the event the Captain is killed the job falls to the quartermaster. Some ships also had second, third, even forth mates creating a chain of command. Some pirate ship crews had this position as the captain's right-hand man and the one who would assume his role if he were killed in battle or could no longer perform his duties. This was often considered the job of a lieutenant in a regular navy, and on most pirate ships the quartermaster and First Mate were often the same person.
A person in this apprenticed trade worked under the direction of the ship's Master and/or Boatswain using their skill to not only repair battle damage to masts, yards, hatches, and the hull, but to keep the ship's leaky seams in check with wooden plugs and oakum fibers. He would often have separate quarters combined with a workspace. Each carpenter would usually have an assistant in apprenticeship. There could probably be no more highly regarded artisan in a pirate ship crew when your life and livelihood depended on the soundness of the wood around and beneath you.
The Master Gunner is responsible for the ship's guns and ammunition. This includes sifting the powder to keep it dry and prevent it from separating, insuring the cannon balls were kept free of rust, and all weapons were kept in good repair. A knowledgeable Gunner is essential to the crew's safety and effective use of their weapons.
Another highly valued position, surgeons would often be grabbed from crews of captured ships, although they would not be ordinarily be asked to sign the articles. He would be expected to deal with colds, fevers, or sexual diseases with an assortment of mercurial medicines or other current treatments, and the carnage of battle often required amputations in hopes of saving the wounded. In the lack of a surgeon, a carpenter or even a cook would be asked to fill in. A carpenter would be certain to have the similar tools and cutting experience, but a cook as a surgeon would be quite a stretch.
More often than not, a cook would be a disabled pirate who was allowed to stay on ship if he could make food that didn't kill crewmembers. Perhaps it was felt that if a pirate crew survived his cooking, he could make something to help heal as a stand-in surgeon.
The common sailor, which was the backbone of the ship, needed to know the rigging and the sails. As well as how to steer the ship and applying it to the purposes of navigation. He needed to know how to read the skies, weather, winds and most importantly the moods of his commanders.
The cabin boy is typically a young boy of privileged birth who is sent to sea to learn the maritime trade. Typically the cabin boy waits upon the officers of the ship. In some instances he may act as the Captain's servant. The cabin boy will run messages and errands for the officers, prepare their uniforms, perhaps even fetch their dinners. Because he is an apprentice of sorts, he is also expected to learn all aspects of the maritime trade. The cabin boy works long hard hours. Even on pirate ships, the captain might employ a young energetic fellow as a cabin boy.
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What ye be called:
How many years thar be sailin: (Age)
Ye be a wench or a mate: (Gender)
Bout ye self: (Bio)
Thar looks: (Appearance, preferably no anime)
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What ye be called: Captain Melisande Penasco (Cptn. Mel)
How many years thar be sailin: 24
Ye be a wench or a mate: Wench
Bout ye self: Melisande was born and raised into piracy, her father showed her everything she knows from sword fighting to persuading others. She is quite firm and strict but once there is a ship she would like to attack her fun and cunning side is shown. She had decided to take over her father's ship after he had died during an attack. She now sails her ship in skies with her crew and all she knows is she wants an adventure.
Parrrsonality: Hard headed, ruthless, mean but kind towards her sailors
Thar looks: Picture Provided
Thar weapons: Sword with jewel encrusted handle, small vial of poison (brewed by the cook, only available to the capt. unless told otherwise), and 2 Flintlock pistols both on either side of her thighs.
Etc: Has a scar on her cheek
Last edited by IsabellaLan2; 09-10-2013 at 05:28 PM.