Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #186
July 5th, 2023
Name: Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Buccaneer's Arc of Ceannar Part 4: "It Takes Two”
Location: Northwest Ceannar between Staplefish Bay and Lesser Staplefish Bay (aka Lapit Bay)
Population (approx.): Crew of 60 plus others
Brief: The Council of Captains currently consists of the five strongest ships, by reputation of Captain, skill of crew and history of raids and battle, of the pirates of Buccaneer’s Arc. Captain Crowley of the ship “It Takes Two” has risen through the ranks to gain a seat on the Council one year ago.
Captain Regina 'Bird’s Eye' Crowley, Dwarf, 140, and her First Mate and husband, Adam 'Parley,' Crowley, 43, command the 'It Takes Two' pirate ship. They have been successful pirates for the past three years and have a core group of dedicated crew. Their success has made them targets of not only the local Navies; but also, other lesser pirates of Buccaneer’s Arc.
Regina is of medium height and has an athletic build. She wears her long copper hair in a tight bun and favors leather armor dyed red and sky blue. Regina is skilled with a crossbow and gets her nickname from her ability with the weapon. For close-quarters fighting, she prefers a pair of kynacs (long single-edged guardless blades). Her winsome smile disarms many men just as she sweeps them overboard. Her philosophy is, "Shoot first and then take over the bloody ship."
Her loving husband, Adam, is skinny and lightly muscled. He is bald and wears regular clothes with a chainmail shirt on top. Adam has a knack for working with people, keeping the crew united and fit for combat. He would rather parley with other Captains of the Council and create a stronger fighting group, but Regina loves fighting and prefers keeping “It Takes Two,” a single ship operation.
Geography: "It Takes Two” is a fast and nimble frigate captured from the Noldrune Naval Service by then Lieutenant Crowley when in service to Captain Aufstan “Black Dragon” Calagon. Rather than scuttle or ransom it, she convinced Calagon to let her and Adam strike out on their own (paying any debts to Calagon relatively quickly). Captain Crowley specializes in lightning strikes by closing quickly on unwary targets, launching a brutal boarding action, and a subsequent capture or retreat with loot. She’ll utilize weather, environment and enchantments of her ship’s magicians to her advantage.
The Crowleys have set up a home base at the self-named Crowley Cove on the western coast of Vaomua Motu, where they beach captured ships to loot and salvage for resources. Like other ships, the crews sail the ship’s boat to Rumport as required. Some of the crew keep family at the cove, and Regina and Adam work hard at having a place where everyone can relax and enjoy the booty they have gained. Some of the other pirates may think them soft, but that's until they meet them face to face out at sea.
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