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Legends in the Making [GAME]

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--- Quote ---Ariel "Fishhook" Morgan

Ol' Fishhook Morgan is something of a legend aboard the Tyger John, a merchantman and sometimes smuggling ship of ill repute. Stories abound of the old salt: that he was born of the sea and found on a rocky shoal by the Tyger John's first captain; that he held off half a crew of mutineers with nothing but a rusty harpoon; that he made it with a mermaid and has a half-dozen fish kids swimming somewhere at sea.

But the biggest story is how he acquired the leviathan skull that serves as the Tyger John's figurehead. The story goes that during a storm far out in the ocean, a sea beast rose up to harass the ship and try to sink her. Neither sword nor spear could pierce the monster's hide, but Morgan had a plan. He baited a dolphin fish with some of the ship's stores, then just as soon caught a great sea dog with the dolphin. Cutting the shark and letting it bleed, he hooked it to the ship's reef anchor and threw it overboard. The leviathan, attracted to the sea dog's blood, took the bait and seized the anchor. Morgan seized the winch and cranked it mightily, the ship lurching backward as the monster dragged it. But the beast was no match for mighty Morgan, who wrestled it for hours into days; by the time the fish knew what was happening, the anchor's flukes were too deep and it couldn't let go. The sea dragon eventually gave up, alive but exhausted and floating on its side. Morgan grabbed a cutlass and leapt onto its great head, looking the beast in the eye. It's said he whispered something to it that seemed to calm it - perhaps he even speaks the tongue o' the sea itself - before slitting its throat and finally killing it. The beast was cleaned and the stores filled with fresh meat, the carcass so large some of it had to be left to rot.

And that's why they call him Fishhook.
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Next up:
Zuzanna "Slugslinger" Baak


--- Quote ---Zuzanna "Slugslinger" Baak
After the Global Corporate Congress took power in the mid-21st century, pockets of resistance popped up to fight corporate rule: freedom fighters, terrorists, nationalist militias. While corporate militaries usually did the job, some resistance cells were too elusive to tackle without more intimate expertise. Zuzanna Baak is just such a person. A former ranking officer in the Dutch Vrijlaten movement, Baak became a turncoat when the money got too good and she got too tired of running. A crack mercenary, Baak is known for favoring old style cartridge weapons over more modern lasers and bio-weapons, earning her the Slungslinger nickname. She is hated as a collaborator in the European resistance circles, and even the Corporate Congress doesn't much like her: she's so sought after for her inside knowledge and skill, she's managed to stay independent when any other mercenary is put on lifelong corporate military contract.
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Next up:
Nathanael Halcyone, the Peacemaker


--- Quote ---Nathanael Halcyone, the Peacemaker
With his clean cut appearance, dapper vest, wire-rimmed glasses, and six-shooter strapped to his side, Nathanael is easy to pick out from the crowd of gold miners and farmhands in the Great Valley area. It's been said that he's sharper with his wit and his tongue than with his pistol but no one has been willing to face down that icy stare long enough to draw on him and find out. Although Mr Halcyone has never held an office, and flatly refuses to, he is the one folks come to when they have a dispute to sort out. He brooks no senseless violence and his judgements are always carried out, always without question.

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Next: George Plinth, The Flying Monkey


--- Quote ---George Plinth, the Flying Monkey
George is a pilot (to type of aircraft doesn't matter, works just as well with biplanes as with starfighters) with a long and colored history of drunkeness, disorderly conduct, and introverted antisocial behavior. His appearance, short and pudgy like a tea pot doesn't help others impressions of him. When flying civilian craft, he is sloppy, and superficially a terrible pilot. Skilled aviators know better, his sloppiness is a form of stunt flying, much like a professional race car driver hang out the rear end of a minivan. He's not bad, he's so good he actually is doing things that should send the craft out of control and into a fiery crash. Why? Because the flying monkey is bored. He doesn't have the patience or interest in flying mundane, long hauls. Given a cutting edge aircraft, he is among the best fighter pilots in the world, able to take the machines to their limits and beyond. When he does get a military aircraft he will invariably vandalize it/graffiti it with the image of a flying monkey holding a contemporary rapid fire gun.
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Next: Burt 'Sack of Nails' le'Monde


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