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 #35000  by Captain Gunnar Kaylock
My Name or Nickname: Vy
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NAME: Captain Gunnar Kaylock
DATE OF BIRTH: 12-Mar-1840
BIRTH COUNTRY: Rothesay, Isle of Bute, UK
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Wherever the sea takes him
EMPLOYER: The Ocean/The Nereida

PRIMARY ERA: Victorian Era

Concept: A middle aged captain being driven mad by the sea
Other Eras & Jobs: N/A

Appearance: Haggard, paled, and weathered. Gunnar prematurely greyed, though he blames this on the curse of the ocean.He has dark brown, sunken eyes, a scraggly beard and mustache, and rough skin. He can often be seen with a pipe in his mouth. He tries to dress professionally, but it is clear the sea has convinced him this isn't necessary until their brief time at ports. However, he will always be seen wearing a metal medal pinned to his lapel or shirt; he didn't earn it; he took it from a shipwreck, but claims otherwise.
Ethnicity: White British
Personality: Originally straight-laced and stern, over decades of nothing but the sea, Gunnar has became somewhat...unhinged. He has seen horrors, and perhaps caused horrors too - nobody really knows. He is certainly knowledgeable about his prized ship, navigation skills, and the ocean. But he needs more than that. He is convinced of beings and creatures out there, and he will never stop trying to convince his squad of what he has seen.

Backstory: Born on a small island off the coast of Scotland, Gunnar was raised by the ocean. He had always had an obsession with it, often going paddling and building makeshift rafts with his friends. His father was a military man, working within the Navy, and eventually travelled to the United States, never to return. This pained Gunnar, and he vowed to try and bring his father home.

During his early teen years, Gunnar took a role as a wickie, assisting a long-time lighthouse keeper. He thoroughly enjoyed the job, but felt like he was trapped; he wanted to explore. He wanted to be the one out on the sea. And so, he saved up as much money as he could to buy his own boat. He did have to sacrifice many luxuries, cut down on food, boarded in cheap with his mother, and gave up many communal hobbies. The boat wasn't anything fancy, but it was good enough for himself and two others to man it, and with it, he ran basic errands to earn a wage before he could afford something bigger.

Despite immediately travelling to the USA to find his father, he never did, and has never found out what happened to him.
Recent History: After over thirty years on the sea, Gunnar is starting to feel the full effects of madness start to set in. His mother has now passed away, he has isolated all of his friends, and has given up completely on finding a wife. His heart belongs to the ocean, and there is no changing that. More accurate, his heart belongs to the sea goddess he has manifested in his head, Ceres.
Current Goals: To track down the large beast beyond the deep, kill it, and then take it to the edge of the Earth as tribute to Ceres. He is convinced this will turn her human again and make her fall in love with him.

Hobbies: Mapping new routes to explore, drinking, astrology
Loyalties: Ceres and her ghostly call, the ocean, his ship, his first mate
Mental Strengths: Analytical, passionate, determined, knowledgeable
Mental Weaknesses: One-tick-minded, increasingly impulsive, solitary, obsessive

Strongest Childhood Memory: His father taking him fishing
Secret They'll Never Tell: He has been keeping an intensely detailed journal of all his thoughts and accounts, and over time, they have become incredibly unsettling.

Prized Possession: His ship, Nereida
 #35004  by Arsene
Welcome to the Wizarding World,
Captain Kaylock !
I loved reading this character sheet. I can't wait to see how his story unfolds.

Captain Kaylock might be onto something about these creatures, but will his crew even survive to see them? You might like to begin your story in the Victorian Era by using one of the following thread ideas:

★ He's spotted a pale, fish-like woman that swims beside his ship only in the dead of night. Tonight, he's making his crew stay up with him to prove that she exists.
★You've arrived in the Caribbean! Take a break at the coastal inn for some spiced rum and the food of the isles.

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