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Gilbraith "Gil" JeLantre
Swarthy, olive skinned, Black hair, brown eyes, long scar on right cheek. Sailors Clothes and a jaunty pipe!
NG Medium humanoid (human)
Init +4; Senses Perception +1
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 10 (+4 Dex, +0 other)
HP 10 (1d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +1
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Knife +4/+5 (1d4+3/x2, 19-20)
Club +4 (1d6+3/x2, 20)
Harpoon +4/+5 (1d10+3/x2, 20)
Special Attacks: None yet :P
Abilities Str 16, Dex 18, Con 15, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 17
BAB +1; CMB +4; CMD 18
- Catch off Gaurd (unarmedenemy flat-footed with improvised melee weapons – no negative to use improvised melee weapons)
- Skill Focus (heal) (+3 to Heal skill)
- Skill Focus (Profession(cook)) (+3 to Profession(cook) skill)
Skills (6+3(int) 1 human)
- Acrobatics (Dex) +9
- Appraise (Int) +3
- Bluff (Chr) +3
- Climb (Str) +8
- Craft (sewing)(Int) +7
- Diplomacy (Chr) +7
- Disguise (Cha) +3
- Escape Artist (Dex) +4
- Fly (Dex) +4
- Heal (Wis) +5
- Intimidate (Cha) +3
- Perception (Wis) +5
- Perform (sing)(Chr) +4
- Profession (Sailor) (Wis) +6
- Profession (Cook) (Wis) +5
- Ride (Dex) +4
- Sense Motive (Wis) +1
- Stealth (Dex) +4
- Survival (Wis) +5
- Swim (Str) +7
Languages: Fomoraig (native), Lavinian, Hammadi, Icatian
Combat Gear: Knives, Belaying Pins, Harpoon – no armour I don’t like to drown.
Other Gear: Cookset – more knives (paring, cleaver, boning) , Flint, Clothes, Net, sewing kit, healin kit, duffel with hammock, clothes, Pipe, Tobacco, Rope, more Rope, did I mention Rope?
Weapon Proficiencies: Basic, Mariner (Cutlass, Net, Scimitar, Trident, Harpoon)
Current XP: 350(Through Session .6)
Next Level: 1,000(?)
|Height: 6’4”||Weight: 195||Age: 16|
|Eyes: Brown||Hair: Black||Skin: Olive|
Although Gil is rather tall – he looks more scrawny than he probably is, he walks hunched over when he isn’t thinking as boats are not usually built for someone of his height. It does have nice effect though when he does stand to his full height. Despite being the ships cook he doesn’t have much girth as he tends to feed others before himself. He has a long somewhat jagged scar (to the untrained eye) on the right side of his face, it’s not ugly, and actually gives him an appearance of age and experience that belys his real age. it’s what one might call a romantic looking scar.
He dresses as most sailors do, in as little as they can get away with to avoid the heat, and a huge oiled cloak for wet weather. if he’s in town he has one nice outfit, of trous and a pleated shirt, he saves this for special occasions. If he’s just going round port, he’ll have a large dagger in his rope belt, sailcloth Pants and a tattered light shirt in yellow or brown.
He smokes a long Cob pipe whenever he can afford the tobbaco, and just holds it in his teeth when he can’t. His accent is hard to place as he’s spent most of his life on ship with slaves of different places and at ports.
Gilbraeths Father Johanes is the owner of several “merchant” vessels from Malecor. He is a rich man, full of pride and ruthlessness. But he was still capable of love in his youth and fell madly in love with a slave girl captured from a Lavinian ship. He bought her at auction (to show his love – twisted) but she did not love him. however, she recognized that his love was a shield against further mistreatment and consented to be with him. while she never truly loved him, she did appreciate his protection. This worked well for several years, and during this time Yorba bore him a daughter named Mika. but, alas it was not to last. Yorba fell in love with a ship captain in Johanas’s employ, and they began having an affair. it was discovered and at that point Johanes became furious. the ship captian he tricked into a death by poisoning. he reclaimed his slave wife, but no longer loved her. soon after the poisoning yorba was made pregnant. but Johanas did not trust it was his own blood. and after the child was born he put Yorba to death for infidelity. since she was still his slave and property there were no repercussions for this. The Boy (Gilbraith) was healthy and had a striking resemblance to Johanas, but the child did not please him. when he was 4, Gilbraeth was sent to serve as a cabin boy on one of Johanas’s ships under the Ship master Argyle.
Argyle was a gruff salty sailor, but a kind soul. He had been in the service of Johanas during the incident and new the whole story, telling Gil about it as he aged, and teaching him a craft. he had natural talent for cooking and was a hard worker even as a child. The ships that Johanas owned were part merchantman, and part pirate, stealing when there was nothing to sell. so Gilbraith saw the horrors of warfare from a very early age, and learned to live within its rules. Argyle did not flinch from piracy, and felt if it kept he and his crew sailing and alive, than it was worth it. Gil learned to believe that way as well, but his mothers story of kidnap and slavery always tugged at him that this was not the path for him.
By 12 he was the full time ships cook, and a pretty good fisherman as well. Gil had fought in several skirmishes, never on the assault, but not every raid goes well, and sometimes the ship is counterattacked. he was taught how to use swords and such, but always preferred the cleaver of his kitchen duties, as familiarity leads to skill, or the belaying pin, always at hand and easy to practice with. the ship “(needs a name)” which he served on was not large, no more than 8 to 10 men. A hijacked ship in all likelihood of the Dhow persuasion. so they never took on anything much larger than themselves. mostly to steal valuable cargoes like Leather and Wine.
His sea life continued as he grew, and his guardian grew older with time. when he was 16 Ship-master Argyle Died. The ships crew began to fall apart after the death of the master and soon the men had a fight and overthrew the only other man loyal to Johanas. The remaining crew hid the boat in a cove on a larger island and made there way to (havana) to find new employment, with the understanding that whomever could raise enough money for a cruise could call upon the remaining men to take her back to sea as her captain.
He is in truth a runaway slave as his mother was a slave and he was never freed or recognized by his true father. most of the crew of the ship is in the same position, though they all now consider themselves free men, at least free until the gallows catch them.
Gil was never a thief, nor a murderer, the piracy he participated in was the white skull variety rather than the red (no quarter) and as long as they got there loot they never killed for pleasure (at least not Gil and Argyle). He however has grown up around thieves, cutthroats and there ilk, so knows them better than most. He loved stories of magic and preferred ones where the sea played a role – but never studied formally, nor learned to read anything beyond a map. Argyle was likely trying to mold him into a good first mate or replacement when he was old – Argyle was saving to pay for his freedom himself, argyle being a freed slave and rising much the same way to captianhood/seamaster.
Aye!KNOWN FAMILY MEMBERS
- Father Johanas Urliche
- Mother Yorba JeLantre (deceased)
- Gaurdian Shipmaster Carvel Argyle (deceased)
- Sister Mika Urliche