<Snipped quote by Infichi>
I'm not sure if you're saying you'll make a discord or a marine...
Anyway, here's my first character. I realised after writing this that I'm breaking away from the idea that we should all be rookie pirates, but I think it's an interesting concept and he was designed to compliment @Reflection captain. Hopefully it's okay.
Name: Shigeuchi the Trickster
Starting Location/Current Location: East Blue
Personality: “Work smarter, not harder”; that’s the motto by which Shigeuchi lives his life. He’s a man who dislikes making things complicated, one who’s always looking for the easiest option without compromising on the end result; the mark of a job well done is not exceeding expectations but by meeting expectations with time and resources to spare. That said, he also believes that a job worth doing is one worth doing well; his approach to life should not be mistaken for laziness or sloppiness.
This makes him very good at organising and leading people towards completing a task, while at the same time making him something of a nightmare to work under. He is very particular about the way things are done, can be strict and demanding of his underlings. He is quick to anger when mistakes are made but also quick to forgive and forget in the name of keeping things moving. Furthermore, Shigeuchi is also very frugal; a perennial penny-pincher who approaches purchases with a mentality of only buying what’s ‘good enough’ and nothing more. He is not one to indulge in frivolous needs.
Lastly, Shigeuchi is absurdly unambitious for a pirate. He never seeks out responsibility or power, instead finding it placed in his lap without ever looking for it and grumbling about how troublesome it makes his life the whole time. He is someone who cannot fathom how he ended up where he has, with people under his command and a heap of responsibility weighing on his shoulders; he’ll complain and lament his existence constantly, even as he works hard at his given task.
Dream/Goal: Dreams? Shigeuchi doesn’t have many right now. A life without complications would probably be his answer; money would help with that, so would power, while fame would be a detriment. Unfortunately as a pirate those things tend to go hand in hand.
For now his goal would be keeping his old captain’s son alive. Maybe work at helping him become stronger than his father someday, if the boy’s willing.
History: Where to start? Shigeuchi first became a pirate as a teenager, being recruited as a lowly deck hand in the fleet of Shiki the Golden Lion the one time the large pirate fleet docked at his home town for supplies; they were looking for new blood and Shigeuchi was looking for a way out of his current situation, seeking a life of freedom with the pirate crew. This was not a well thought out decision.
It turned out that being the lowest rung of the ladder on a fleet of cutthroats and brigands was not the easy life he had imagined it to be however and did not remotely live up to the romantic image most young idiots have of a life at sea. Shigeuchi was put hard to work by the crew, was given little freedom or pay in return and for the most part spent the next couple of years bored and tired. It was a simple life however, one that didn’t require much thought on his part and he always knew more or less what the next day would bring.
He was a hard worker however and seemed to have a talent for directing his fellow workers so as to make them more efficient and effective, something which didn’t go unnoticed. Bit by bit he was promoted up the ranks of the crew, at one point or another in his twenty years of being a pirate holding almost every position that didn’t require specialist knowledge or skills, almost always in a position to order or organise other crew members. Shigeuchi complained every step of the way, always grumbling about the complications and extra responsibilities his new role brought, but generally accepted because it was always easier to be the one giving the order than the one trying to correct the orders of others.
At some point Shigeuchi even found himself in charge of an entire division, only one of over fifty in Shiki’s fleet but a division nonetheless. As part of his new position he was even given a Devil Fruit, the Kōkan-Kōkan No Mi, both as a reward for his promotion and to make him a stronger member of Shiki’s fleet. The Devil Fruit and its associated curse was another complication he never wanted, but at least the power to move himself and his crew around the ship near instantaneously was useful for keeping things moving.
Shigeuchi worked as a division commander for a little over a year when Roger went and got himself executed and the Admiral’s eldest son got it into his head to run off and start his own crew. As a result, Shigeuchi was ordered to go after the brat and become a member of his crew, to assist him in whatever he wanted to do and to keep him alive while trying to convince him to join his father’s fleet.
His life has never felt more complicated than right now.
Crew: Freelance, for the moment
Ship: None. He is not a member of any crew currently and has no ambitions of starting his own, so for now he’s just paying his way on other ships as he chases down the brat he’s supposed to look after.
Specialty/Profession: A swordsman of some skill, he’s decent in a fight, but his specialty would probably be as a foreman or a first mate. He’s good at keeping people organised and on track; he’s got a track record of keeping things running smooth and efficient.
Fighting Style: As a swordsman, the way Shigeuchi fights should be obvious; to put it simply it involved getting as close to the enemy as possible and sticking his sword in them before they do the same to him. That said he’s only a semi-decent duellist, nothing special as far as swordsman go, so he needs to rely on more than just his skills to win. He uses a longer sword than most and wields it two-handed, relying on strength and technique more than speed to beat his opponents.
Shigeuchi’s epithet of ‘Trickster’ comes from the way in which he uses his Devil Fruit power as he fights. His Devil Fruit allows him to swap places with another object of similar size, including his opponent; he uses this power to instantly chance his or his opponent’s position on the battlefield, confusing them and using that to his advantage.
Weapons: A tachi; like a katana but with a longer blade and a deeper curve, for those of you who don’t know. He also carries a tanto as a backup weapon.
Devil Fruit: Kōkan-Kōkan No Mi – A Paramecia type fruit known as the Exchange-Exchange Fruit. It allows the user to exchange two objects of roughly equal size, having them trade places instantaneously with each other. At the moment Shigeuchi is only able to use his Devil Fruit power on himself, trading places with another object within his range so long as that object is about the same size as himself, but eventually he’ll be able to exchange an object he is holding or touching with another and maybe even swapping any two objects or people he can see.
Items: Aside from his weapons, the clothes on his back and a bag with a few basic supplies, Shigeuchi doesn’t have much in the way of possessions.
Bounty: 0 Beli
Color: It’s gray. Hope it’s not too hard to read.
I like it, you should join your old boss's son. Go to him... Cause Jason and him will not get along... "What do you mean I can't spend my money? then what's the point of money!"
Does anyone need an archeologist on their crew!?
Don Fukurou of The Chinjao Family
Starting Location/Current Location:
Fukurou is a lean-built man standing at 6'3" which is fairly short compared to other members of the Chinjao family. He has dark brown hair and eyes along with a tan complexion and white tattoos on his forearms. A very noticeable feature of Fukurou is that the left lens of his glasses is cracked.
Fukurou is heavily nonchalant. Even when displaying certain emotions such as love or even anger he manages to keep a composed attitude. He loves knowledge and to some degree holds the wellness of books over peoples lives. Fukurou would even go as far as murder if the book happened to be rare enough. Besides being a certified psychopath for literature Fukurou holds only two things above his obsession. Those being authority and maintaining his training in Hasshoken. Well the Hasshoken training can be consider important to him but Fukurou priorities orders over anything else. No matter how big or small the order is he'll do it with the best of his ability. He would even go fishing with such intensity that the fish themselves would avoid the bait knowing well what's to come.
Opening the seas largest library/ship and have it contain a variety of information from biographies to poneglyphs to even cookbooks ultimately a ship that can provide information on anything.
How did your character get to this point? Why do they behave the way they do? The more in-depth the better so we can know what makes your character tick. Explain also your character's reason for pirating/being a marine.
Willing to join any ones crew!
A brown satchel that has at most 3 different books at a time within it.
It's not finished yet I just need to work on his history and going in-depth with how skilled he currently is with using Hasshoken.
Just keep in mind you're a rookie in the early blues and all is good
Sounds like we have a few marines in the works then, as well as two pirate crews. It also sounds like we are going to be mostly split between East and West Blue for the most part, one pirate crew in each which works out nicely.
Does anyone want to crew up as marines? I'll be starting in West Blue with that character.
I'm going to be starting my Marine in either east or west blue, Since i plan on going Lt. He'll be a leader... sort of... I'm going to begin working on him soon.