Sailors for Hire in Port Peril

Moonday, Neth 9, 4712

Aelethafel

  • male cassian angel
  • has a pet compsognathus (completing the quest you set for him)
  • “I’m reporting for duty aboard the Quipper, as previously arranged.”

Green Risskar

  • female lizardfolk
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “I hear you hate fey. I have some recipes I should share with you.”

Kamka

  • female hobgoblin
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • formerly of the Horrifying Host tribe
  • “So there’s this adorable gnome who wouldn’t speak to me but who is asking other people to retrieve some magical thing from the Island of Empty Eyes. Wanna team up and get it before her minions do?”

Ludmugger

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never worked as a sailor
  • “I have a certain expertise in beating people up and taking their stuff. That’s basically all there is to piracy, right? Except wetter?”

Mildram

  • female mushroom person
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never worked as a sailor
  • “I want to be a swab. Also, I want to learn the ways of black powder.”

Powerwing

  • female atomie
  • three inches tall
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never worked as a sailor
  • “People are starting to hear of you, so you’re going to be facing tougher foes. It’s time you upgraded your combat power by hiring me!”

Ramja

  • female Vudran human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “In a past life I was a rakshasa. People just naturally obey me as a result. I am hopeful that I can work in some sort of position of authority.”

Tap-Tap-Taptaptap

  • male astomoi
  • looks like a human-shaped featureless blackness
  • does not speak, but understands Taldane
  • can broadcast telepathically
  • has never worked as a sailor
  • I have heard good things about your ship’s company, and am interested in joining.

Traknoklor

  • male hobgoblin
  • has the words “coward” and “traitor” branded on his forehead in Goblin
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • formerly of the Bristling Mob tribe
  • “Please hire me. Please. I’ll do anything.”

Yem

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “So I hear you guys pay real good. What the fastest way to get promoted? I really want my own ship.”

Past Applicants

Bight-Breath Bolly

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “No one can see us, right? Technically I’m part of the crew of, uh, another ship, but you have a reputation to pay more. What’s the catch, and how do I sign up?”

Blue

  • female vanara
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “Do you require your crew to wear clothes? Oh, never mind. I see your goblin.”

Carzoog

  • male tengu
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “I hear you’re a good ship. I’m a good sailor, so you should hire me.”

Hummingbird

  • female hundra
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but has never worked as a sailor
  • “My gift is to accompany those destined for greatness and improve their fortune. I believe that my way lies with you.”

Lawful Lem

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “So, uh, bosun, I really need a berth right away. I happen to have a magical gong, and I would happily give it to you if you could hire me and let me off the street.”

Mighty Gillian

  • female human swashbuckler
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “I may be skinny, but I’ve bested an ogre by being quick!”

Poppy Himbleneath

  • female halfling
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but has never worked as a sailor
  • “I have a pet dodo and a pet sloth. Can they come with me aboard the ship?”

Shirp

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “Okay, long story short, I swore an unbreakable oath to punch the Hurricane King in the face.”

Steadfast Senna

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • recently improved her Dexterity
  • “I have two years of experience working as a pirate. I need work.”

Zon Linsmur

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “I’ve worked my boat for over a decade, just as my father did and his father before him. We bring in fish, and we have a good reputation. We had a good home, but fire took it and my wife needs healing magic. Fishing won’t pay these bills, so I want to sign on for a while.”

Old Applicants

So I’m assuming that you more or less put up a “Help Wanted” sign and interview applicants for three days. Here’s who applies. Mostly I’m listing people who might make the cut, but I’ve included a few people at the end who have already been vetoed for being too magical, too elvish, or not wanting to be pirates. (You note that a surprising number of applicants turned away after finding out that you don’t have a letter of marque.)

Aglik

  • male orc
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • wields a magical greataxe
  • “What’s the penalty for killing another crew member in self-defence?”

Aja

  • male ifrit
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • “I like to live dangerously.”

Arinth the Incredible

  • middle-aged male human
  • speaks Aquan, Draconic, Polyglot, and Taldane
  • has twenty years experience working as a shipping warehouse accountant
  • very familiar with the Shackles
  • worked as a sailor one summer in his youth
  • recently learned level one wizard spells
  • “I need a new career. Please, I’ll do anything!”

Balafin

  • female undead human (wight)
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “Fear the Eye of Abendego!”

Crazy Krooz

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but has never worked as a sailor
  • knows alchemy
  • skinny
  • giggles a lot
  • “Drink this!”

Dame Pancine of Oppara

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • paladin of Iomadae
  • rides Dame Yaro, a large basilosaurus, as a bonded mount
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “Piracy is evil, but I’ll help you hunt slavers. You can keep their stuff after we free the slaves.”

Deaf Knell

  • male human
  • doesn’t speak
  • has been to sea but has never worked as a sailor
  • can spontaneously cast cleric spells

Eager Gorb

  • old male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • moves very slowly
  • “I have one more trip in me yet!”

Fuzzy Mela

  • female mushroom person (looks vaguely human)
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea, but never worked as a sailor
  • “Don’t stand downwind of my spores.”

Gamin “Half-Ear” Crystos

  • male half-elf
  • speaks Taldane
  • finds Leitauk beautiful
  • has worked as a sailor
  • wants to be the steward
  • lost half his right ear and wears custom jewellery as a prosthetic
  • “If you won’t hire me will you at least have dinner with me?”

Grimbilnuk

  • male monkey goblin
  • speaks Goblin but not Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • “I want to work at the top of the mast!”

Hairy

  • male Medium spider-based monstrous humanoid
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • venomous
  • expert climber
  • “Just because I look like an enormous spider doesn’t mean I can’t learn to sail.”

Itchy Heb

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • on the run from The Fist
  • “If this is the capital of piracy then why are there laws against taking other people’s stuff!?”

Jelga Norasdottir

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked aboard boats and ships most of her life
  • new to the Shackles
  • “I miss da sea. Take me on your crew.”

Kubi

  • female ratfolk
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but never worked on a ship
  • “I’m hoping to find another colony of my people.”

Lamabada

  • female halfling
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but never worked as a sailor
  • has a harbour seal named “Zimitch”
  • claims she can cast some divine spells but doesn’t like to
  • “Zimitch needs fresh fish every day.”

Mio

  • female imp
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but never worked as a sailor
  • “I don’t mop.”

Nude Pid

  • male goblin
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • “I want to work for hobgoblins!”

Orangutan

  • female orangutan
  • doesn’t speak
  • has a slate and some chalk, and writes (and understands) Taldane
  • is a terrible speller
  • has been to sea but never worked as a sailor
  • claims to be a druid under a curse and unable to change out of wild shape

Perilous Jaren

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has served as an officer aboard many ships
  • fights with a magic sword
  • “I would like to be your first officer.”

Quivering Cora

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has only been to sea once, and fell overboard during that trip
  • shakes a lot, and tends to break things she’s holding
  • can spontaneously cast cleric spells
  • “Oops.”

Red Starling

  • female blue kobold
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • has trouble seeing in sunlight
  • knows alchemy
  • “If you see any dragons I was never here.”

Shellhead

  • male human
  • cannot speak, but can broadcast telepathically
  • has worked as a sailor
  • has an enormous shell stuck to his head
  • “I’ve been through a lot, but I just want to get back on a ship.”

Steel Semma

  • claims to be a female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • never removes full plate armour
  • “Please don’t reach for my visor.”

Thanmo

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • “I just need a job.”

Uluha the Brave

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has never been to sea
  • has many tattoos and ritual scars
  • has lots of piercings
  • “If you take me away from this place this very night then I will serve you in all things for one year.”

Urthank Stronghew

  • male teenage human
  • speaks Taldane (though his voice occasionally cracks)
  • has been to sea but has never worked as a sailor
  • wears a hooded cloak in spite of how hot it is
  • “I’m mighty! You should hire me!”

Vinmark the Sane

  • middle-aged male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but never worked as a sailor
  • “I’ll show them! I’ll show them all!”

Vurk the Lucky

  • middle-aged male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has worked as a sailor
  • has a peg-leg
  • wears an eye patch
  • has a hook hand
  • “All around me people die, but I always survive!”

Woo

  • female half-orc
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea, but never worked as a sailor
  • cleric of Gorum
  • “Let’s go kill people and take their stuff!”

Xatak

  • female human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea but has never done so professionally
  • has almost no personal possessions
  • vegetarian
  • “I seek new experiences. I have never been a pirate.”

Yuku

  • female troblin
  • only known language is Giant
  • has never been to sea
  • “I can’t swim.”

Zoobane

  • male human
  • speaks Taldane
  • has been to sea, but never worked as a sailor
  • approves of enslaving humanoids but opposes having animals in captivity
  • likes to attack people who force animals to fight
  • can cast druid spells
  • vegan
  • “Let’s go enslave some fishermen!”

Sailors for Hire in Port Peril

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