Name Iride Coriolix Mr
Position First Mate
|Physical Description||Iride Coriolix is a lithe figure, with a physique that was earned as an Outfitters Best Boy. Hauling coal from one minute, to assisting carpenters the next, with extremely long days and only the end of day meal to eat.
He wears his elbow length red hair loose; is pale of complexion -but without freckles. He wears many scarves and trinkets given to him by his former masters, and comrades.
|Skills & Abilities||Iride is an accomplished swordsman; but favours the long truncheon.
His logic is strong; and he understands the workings of the common ship designs duly.
He has many contacts in ports the world wide -established during his time among the Outfitters guild. He has established political contacts in many of these ports -and for former masters, has managed to negotiate the way where combat might once have been the only option.
|Body Modifications||-as yet, none.|
|Equipment & Gadgets||sabre; truncheon; clothing.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Iride worries that too many privateers have been seduced into "treasure quests" -completely overlooking the serious trade and political issues of the era.
He is a confident and resourceful ally; a sane and encouraging resource of advice.
He is methodical and unrelenting in discipline and punishment; and exerts himself to his utmost to ensure the ship and its manpower are as the Captain could ever possibly require.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Iride has little patience and tolerance for situations where logic appears -to him- to be overlooked. He would sooner exert force, and apologise later to any injured parties.
His contacts, both within trade and political circles are both a powerful resource, but take a lot of maintainence, and can at times be a drain and a distraction.
|Hobbies & Interests||Iride plays the Tuschity: a four-stringed lute with a dozen sympathetic strings that thrum and sing while he picks and slides melodies along the fretless steel neck.
|Personal History||The Coriolix lost their significant fortune in the last wars: their assets and crafts seized by the monarchy. The advent of air-ship design meant that their conventional sea-borne crafts were destroyed, and ofter the war there were no crafts to be returned to them. Compensation was negligle.
This coupled with the change in global trade due to the rise of Trade Unions in the Old West, transforming the flow of previously monarchy-run trade golds, meant that the Coriolix family has capitulated by positioning themselves alongside powerful traders and politicians -in the hope that one day they might be able to regain something of their previous status.
Iride has tirelessly pursued a life aboard-ship; but followed his Grandfather's advice by seeing out a long tenure amongst the Trade Leaders and the administrations of prominent political figures.
He has chosen to side with Privateers at the moment, because he see's the ability to avoid binding political ties as the best position to have.
He is very highly educated, and something of a commoner-gent. He would easily blend in amongst the nobles of any land - but does not have the coin.
|Family||The Coriolix patriarch is Ascendico; Iride's Grandfather. Widower.
Iride's parents are Cumulo and Cirra: who all but own the largest Outfitting operation in all of Britannia.
His older brothers: Lucidus and Opacus are both politicians in Old West and the Slavic Imperium respectively.
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