“Aye I’ll tell you a bit ‘bout m’self”
Name: Raines Blackburn
Occupation: Pirate/Captain of The Misery’s End
Hair: Short Black
Body Type: Athletic
Current Home: Seas
Favorite Drink: Rum
Few Scars on Arms
“We record the Past as we sail to the Future.”
He was born in Vilpamolan, both of his parents were fishers and made their livelihood on the catches that they got from the sea. They were one of the few families that lived in the city that had no affiliation with pirates only dealing with them if they had to sell their catch, other than that they tried to sell it to other ships that briefly stopped to resupply. They were not a poor family, but were not the greatest of wealth either, as most of the silver that they did earn went to maintaining the small fishing boat and the supplies needed for their job.
When Raines came to age, he was taught how to maintain the ship by his father, and how to fish as well. His father was a tough and highly strict man, but he did it so that his son could have a way of life once they passed on. Raines could see this and fight through the tears that sometimes fell when he was scolded and punished for the mistakes he made. He found more pleasure in working on the small vessel than he did with casting the line. Over the childhood years, his father could see this and found a shipwright that Raines could study under. When Raines was 9 summers old, he left off with his master to work in the Adeluna shipyards.
Though he was vastly underage to start working as an apprentice, a shipwright by the name of Rohan Xelare, saw his passion for shipbuilding and took him in. The man had the same strictness as his father and over the time that they spent together, Raines had thought of the man as a second father. Yet the skills that the man passed on to him were ones that he would keep him his whole life.
Once he reached his teens, he began officially to work on the ships in Adeluna. Helping repair some of the trade vessels that came to port. Though he did enjoy working on ships, he was starting to detest and hate the life that he was living. He worked hard hours and barely had time to rest. So he devised a plan to make his own ship, after all, he was in a place with plenty of supplies. This would be his first fall from a normal life, and what would form what he would become in his adulthood.
During the nights that he had to sleep, he would sneak into the lumberyards and shipyards and steal the supplies that he needed. He made sure that it was small amounts so that there were no suspicions raised by the dockhands. So off the coast of Adeluna, he started to work on a ship like no other. Gradually he also got some other people who felt the same as him to also help him work on the vessel. They had a romantic dream to finish the vessel and just sail the seas freely, and they all wanted to see the ship completed.
Even though he had told those who came aboard on his plan, their greed started to sink in and more and more supplies were going missing at a far quicker pace than what was originally planned. Unknown to Raines and his allies, they are started to use mages cloaked to keep a watch on the supplies, and during one trip they were caught by the mages. They ran trying to escape the guards who were called in to round them up and throw them in prison. The passion in Raines' heart refused to be silenced and he struck down any guard who tried to round him up. He had committed murder, but he did not feel grief or sorrow, as he would do anything and take anything to see his dream through.
After that night, those who did not get caught came together and they talked about what they should do. Some left, never to be seen again, but most stayed and took on the same mantle that Raines had. The rest of the supplies were got, and blood was shed if need be. No longer were these men part of society. They were there own, wild and pure and forever free. It took them seven years to complete the ship, but it was a ship no one had seen before. A ship that was far larger than any Galley that had sailed the seas. It was the end of his misery as a shipwright and the end of his life on land. So he named the vessel as such: The Misery’s End