Mr. Alonzo Mayweather
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Mr. Alonzo Mayweather could possibly be the most heavily weaponized crewman aboard El Tiburon. His cannon (Kaboom) and blunderbuss (Ivette) are two of the largest weapons in the gunnery compliment. No one in the crew has mustered the courage to ask Alonzo exactly where he came from, or exactly how he keeps finding his horrifying weapons.
Andrew Lone a.k.a. “Alone”
Son of an accused warlock who was executed by pressing. His fathers refusal to plead guilty or not guilty of being a Warlock lead to the sentence of “Peine forte et dure”. His last words were “More weight!” Always in search of dark lore and magical accessories he’s accustomed to making sound choices. He is positive that the right amount of gunpowder is all that’s needed to solve most issues and there’s a small bit of magic blown into the world with every muzzle flash. Alone was pulled from a tribal shaman’s cook pot by the crew of El Tiburon and has been trying to conjure Djinn, ward off evil, and work the ship’s gunnery line ever since.
Annie (a.k.a. “Hawk”)
Daniel “Cannon Heart” Douglas
Son of a Scandinavian sailor and a Scottish barmaid, Daniel “Cannon Heart” Douglas was raised by his mother’s family until a feud with another clan prompted his being put into service aboard a merchant vessel. Various misadventures and misunderstandings caused him to jump from crew to crew until he finally found himself aboard El Tiburon, the only ship that would have him. Cannon Heart is known for telling stories, sometimes to get himself and other members of the crew out of trouble. Though it should be noted that in any instance, the veracity of his stories should always be held in question. He is known to embellish and outright fabricate stories. At no point should anyone completely believe what this man says.
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!
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Gracie hails from Portsmouth, England. She was the youngest child and only daughter of a widowed merchant. Not knowing how to raise a daughter, Gracie’s father and brothers taught her how to ride, shoot, and fight. Because of this, she grew into a wild and independent woman. Gracie soon found herself in love with a man as wild as she was. However, she discovered that the man she loved and was betrothed to turned out to be a scoundrel and a cheat. Rather than being bound to such a cad, she disguised herself as a boy and signed onto a merchant ship bound for the Americas. Being a smart and ingenious woman, she learned how to work the lines, run a cannon, and proved herself to bean able sailor, earning the respect of the crew. Off the coast of the Carolinas, the merchant ship was set upon by El Tiburon. After a bloody fight, she was among the few survivors. Gracie impressed the crew of El Tiburon with her viciousness in the fight and was asked to sign the articles. Gracie can be seen firing her mortar “Nightmare”, the most terrifying gun on El Tiburon’s line.
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.
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Mr. Jerry was found floating in a empty barrel of rum along with his cannon Dead Reckoning and was pulled on to El Tiburon. When asked how he got there, he looked at the Captain and said “Well, rum will get ya every time!” Sine coming aboard, Jerry has made fast friends with the gunnery crew… as well as the ship’s grog supply.
Photo courtesy of Garry Louie Photography
Lazarus “Crasher” Cotton
Hailing from the Colonies, Lazarus “Crasher” Cotton joined the crew of El Tiburon at some point, though even he’s not sure when. He is famous (or perhaps infamous) for his attempt to sink a Spanish galleon by crashing into it with a dingy laden near to overflowing with gunpowder. Twas a dismal failure, earning him the nickname “Crasher” and the use of a crutch.
Chi Tao Gan (a.k.a. “Lil’ Jon”, a.k.a. “Crawdad”, a.k.a. “Treasure”
Chi Tao Gan a.k.a. “Lil’ Jon”, a.k.a. “Treasure”, a.k.a. “Crawdad”, a.k.a. “Jean LePetit”, a.k.a. “Jon St. Jon”, a.k.a. “Short Round”, a.k.a. “Small Arms”, a.k.a. “Master Blaster” is the crew’s pocket pirate. He was discovered in a liberated roll of carpeting from the cargo hold of a Shanghai merchant vessel. He decided to stay with the raiding party of El Tiburon after hearing about ham night. When not filling his hollow leg, the nimble feet of this stealthy stowaway have proven frightening, especially when he hides in plain sight.
Molly “Molotov” Maguire
Under considerable persecution in the colonies, Molly sought refuge aboard El Tiburon while it made port in Philadelphia. Originally brought onto the ship under the guise of “safety”, she soon became known for her ability to start as many fires as she quenched.
Magdalena “Peacock” de la Vega of Covadonga
Magdalena started life as the daughter of Don Armando de la Vega of Covadonga. That is, until treachery & betrayal found her without a home, money, or title. Magdalena worked her way into the kitchens of her wealthy betrayers where she could secretly rob them, leaving a single Peacock feather behind after each crime. A close call sent Magdalena on the run until she came upon the crew of El Tiburon, where she signed on as cooks assistant. Now, she continues her revenge by aiding in attacks upon the gilded Spanish galleons that sail the Caribbean. While she knows she will never see the hills of Spain again, Magdalena looks to the future as the pirate Peacock and all the promise held within the New World. With just a hint of thievery, of course.
Sapphire St. James
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Temperance “Skully” Tooms
Shipwrecked en route to a new life in the New World, newlyweds Temperance and Terrence Tooms faced an eternal honeymoon, a life alone in each other’s company, marooned on a deserted island paradise. But when the young Mistress Tooms found her beau in the arms of an island girl native to this “uninhabited” rock, she chose to set her sights beyond the confines of marital bliss. After quickly, and rather violently, divorcing her husband, the young widow found passage on the privateer El Tiburon. Now a fiercely loyal member of the crew, Skully applies her occasionally murderous passion to the pursuit of glory on the high seas, ever accompanied by what’s left of her husband… more faithful in death than he ever was in life.
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.
A master of song and a wanderer at heart, Troubadour started a life at sea with the King’s Navy. He was later found “stranded” in a Dutch port, by crewmen of El Tiburon. He is an admirer (from afar) of chivalry and polite society. However, times being what they are, is willing to sing a ribald shanty or two for a jingle of coin or a dram of gin. Troubadour can often be found sailing north of Yerba Buena to seek out exotic herbs and botanicals – useful to any ships mess (as well as a fine gin).