Mr. Alonzo Mayweather
Image courtesy of Christopher J. Yetter Photography.
Angus is rarely aboard ship, though he always seems to appear in whatever port El Tiburon has docked. Usually the same day or shortly thereafter. When asked how he got there, Angus does not rightly know and can only say that there was “rum involved”. His shipmates are wary of the times they get to port after Angus. For more than once, they have arrived in port to find Angus waiting for the ship at the quay… port town burning behind him and with Angus greeting his friends with a hearty “‘Bout time ye got here, ‘twas running out of things t’ do!” On occasion, he appears in town with Raevenna, and she ain’t tellin’ Angus how he got there either.
Black Sam (a.k.a. “Jerry”)
“Calypso” Aurora Dawn
Born at sea and raised in Northern England, Calypso Aurora Dawn is a brave, young lass who is also the captain’s daughter. Because of her love of the sea, when she was younger she used to dream of manning her own crew and sailing her own ship one day. Calypso earned her first name from always wanting to go to sea and search for rare sea myths. The first one that she learned about was the myth of Calypso, the sea goddess. Skilled in singing and swimming, she sometimes imagines herself as a siren, a creature similar to a mermaid., swimming through the ocean and singing a tune whenever a ship passes by. Calypso may dream of having her own crew and ship someday, but she loves the crew of El Tiburon just as much.
Conrad “The Cudgel” Demitrius
His native Poland broken, home burned and family scattered, Conrad decided to combine his military profession with sailing and a hobby of banging people about with a cudgel. After joining the Cossack Zaporozhian Siech, he proved himself to be a good man to have in a fight, extortion, plot, robbery, raid, kidnapping… you get the idea. He became a feared pirate on the Don River sacking the Turks. Wanting a higher price upon his head than the insultingly low one offered by the Sultan, Conrad left Russia with nothing more than his Hussar coat, sword, Cossack armor, dagger, a decorated Turkish musket and all the silver he could steal… er, carry. He then sought out the most feared pirates in the Caribbean. Not being able to find them, he instead joined the crew of El Tiburon. Drink with him, if ye dare!
Governor Giles Seamus Hagthorpe MacGuffin
Born the thirteenth child of an impoverished thistle farmer in the high lowlands (or possibly the low highlands) of Scotland, Giles Seamus Hagthorpe MacGuffin ran away to sea when he was a mere eight years old. He quickly mastered pillaging and plundering and was then sent to bed with out dinner. Many years have passed since then and he still thinks he can get away with much more than he really does. Hagthorpe has recently been appointed to the position of Governor with PDXYAR, though he hasn’t yet been give the coordinates of his appointed island. Regardless, he’s still looking forward to getting the wig.
Domingo “Dingo” Sanchez Villereal
Able-bodied crew member and fighter. Often seen firing the ship’s mortar “Nightmare”.
Greta Isabella Thørbjørnsen
Greta claims that she is from “Scandahoovia” and anyone who inquires beyond this gets threatened with an axe. She is said to be from Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. She has been rumored to be a merchant noble’s cousin, an escaped musical nun, and a dancing gypsy before taking to the sea. Greta joined El TIburon with sea experience, knowledge, and a voice to shake the timbers.
Jimmy Long Guns
Jimmy once served as a dog watch guard on a merchant ship, when he was approached by Captain Redgoat one night in a pub. The good captain offered Jimmy six month’s pay in exchange for his services as guard aboard El Tiburon. Jimmy Long Guns signed the articles and has served as one of the most loyal members of the crew ever since.
Kenneth “Biscuit” O’Quinn
It has not exactly been determined where this young sailor has come from, been, or is right now, but stories seem to start somewhere on the borders of England and Scotland. Biscuit tells of being trained in the east in the ways of the sword… and also claims to have a few law degrees. There are also mutinous rumors that have been attributed to Biscuit along with epic tales of thievery. However, as ship’s attorney, it’s hard to really determine what is or is not true. It also seems strange that no one can remember exactly how he came to be on the ship, but there he was one fine morning cooking “biscuits” and gravy for the crew.
Lil’ Jon (a.k.a. “Crawdad”, a.k.a. “Treasure”
Able-bodied crew member and pocket pirate.
Locke N Lode
The son of a soldier and a noblewoman, Locke was expected to go far in the courts. However, Lock was a dreamer and could not focus long enough to build any prestige with the crown. When he was not training with the soldiers or daydreaming, he was wooing the young ladies of the court. Eventually Lock’s carelessness landed him in the bedchamber of a young woman with noble blood and he faced the gallows for defacing the crown. Locke’s father used prestige within the army to free and disown him. Forever cut off from his old life he changed his name to Locke N Lode. Now a fugitive, Locke had little to lose and ended up loading cargo and cannons for a rogue vessel. At first he had disdain for the illicit nature of the work. However, after Lock received his first share of the booty, he knew that piracy was a life that he would never choose to leave.
To most rogues, he is a Boogyman spat out of Hell by “Ole Scratch” himself, a name mentioned by captains to quiet their mutinous crew. Some believe him to be on board El Tiburon, while others aren’t sure. There is a MacTavish on board and if it is Lucian, then even the gods themselves may not be able to save those who El Tiburon has its sights set on.
Matthew “Main Mast” Masterson
Main Mast has been sailing the seven seas since he was just a wee lad. Of course, when you’re the largest crew member of PDXYAR, wee is a relative term. Main Mast can be found singing with Greta, crossing blades with Dingo, or quaffing an ale and toasting the glory of PDXYAR with Redgoat.
Mercy Marie Dillingham
Mercy Dillingham was the younger daughter of a wealthy landowner from the New World – The Carolinas to be exact. One afternoon, she heard the boom of cannon and ran to the docks to see the commotion. Coming in fast to the shore was a stunning pirate ship, The Blair, with a fascinating looking man at the helm. Mercy was intrigued by the beauty of the ship riding the waves, the smell of smoke coming from the cannon, the thought of freedom that comes with the pirate life. She waited for the ship to come close to shore and then charmed her way aboard. With her red hair flying in the wind, her skirts billowing around her, and her husband, Master Cockroach Blair at her side, she was invincible.
Her hair is a flowing red mane
Burning ships from here to the Thames
Molotov is the keeper of fire
So don’t you dare earn her ire
Ore she will just laugh as you go up in flames.
Nathaniel, the Fancy Lad
Nicholas “Grapeshot” James
Able-bodied crew member and bard. Often seen providing musical accompaniment to Greta’s shanty crew.
Ragnar “Redgoat” MacHaggis
Privateer, beardsmith, and founding member of the stalwart crew of El Tiburon, Redgoat is a man whose exploits have taken him from the frigid northlands of Nova Scotia to the balmy shores of Uruguay. A self-proclaimed master in the arts of black powder, games of chance, and the pulpit, Redgoat’s bravado serves both as an inspiration and a warning to his faithful crew. With a weather eye on the horizon and more than a few unlucky former acquaintances in his wake, he sails with PDXYAR out of Port Land in search of adventure, plunder, and of course… glory.
Image courtesy of Gary Louie Photography.
Rae was discovered floating unconscious on a charred hunk of wreckage and was brought aboard El Tiburon. When she came to, she found herself at home on the ship and rediscovered old friends from previous pirating voyages. She now works side by side with MacTavish, running the ship’s gunnery, especially the cannons, which has always given her great joy.
Master Robert “Cockroach” Blair
Image courtesy of Ryan J. Zeigler Photography.
Cockroach was given to Howell Davis as a cabin boy at an early age. There, he tutored in seamanship, scholarly matters, battle tactics and navigation by Davis’ navigator, Bartholomew Roberts. He served under Roberts until Cape Lopez, then struck out on his own. Returning to the Caribbean, Cockroach forged a reputation for courage, invincibility in battle, “a way with the ladies” and stealth. The Spanish dubbed him “La Cucaracha” (The Cockroach) since he seemingly could not be caught or killed, striking quick and then dashing away to hide. He is captive only to his love and wife, Mercy Marie Dillingham. Together, they sailed the Blair around the horn and took up the sweet trade on the northern Pacific Coast.
No one among the crew knows the true name of The Ronin, perhaps not even The Ronin himself. He first came to sail aboard El Tiburon when he awoke in the shio’s hold after an apparent three day sake and dice bender. He arrived having only the kimono on his back, no clan affiliation and a poorly-scrawled letter of service to Captain Redgoat tucked in his sleeve. The Ronin’s stoic manner and deadly precision with a blade have made him a strong ally and at times a formidable opponent to members of the crew.
Florian “Scribbles” Pudziowski
Born in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Florian Pudziowski was sent off to London at a young age to apprentice with a printer and learn English. It was here that he became adept at imitating the signatures of prominent officials, providing a needed service for local… creative types. After attempting to pass off as authentic a King’s Decree written on the side of a boot, he decided to leave town on El Tiburon. Here he was dubbed “Scribbles” and provides any official paperwork that is “forgotten or misplaced”.
The only PDXYAR pirate sailing exclusively out of the Jersey shore.
Erzsebet “Spyglass” Slezak
Erzsebet “Spyglass” Slezak was born to a noble family in Hungary. Possessed of a keen wit and her own mind, she did not take it well when her family promised her in marriage to a local baron. The night before her wedding, Erzsebet disappeared, followed days later by the baron. Neither hide nor hair was seen of either. Aboard El Tiburon, Spyglass is small enough to be comfortable in the crow’s nest, keeping a lookout for possible targets. From her vantage point, she can keep a weather eye out for trouble and secrets aboard the ship, but Spyglass also scans the horizon in case her spurned baron shows up seeking revenge.
Terezie “Spike” Luciola Zahrada
Tabula “Tabby” Rasa
Ursula, the Mute
Ursula is also known by the nickname “Panda”, which originated from the manner in which the crew first discovered Ursula. While searching a recently-captured ship for spoils, they came upon a crate labeled ‘Panda’. When they opened it, they found nothing but Ursula, a smattering of bones, and a panda pelt.