Orithia- Skull & Shackles
Duty’s call is a strong voice, but when that voice changes to one of rejection, that which is left must become even stronger. A disillusioned former patriot, he now answers to his own code as he plies the waters of the Shackles.
Merrill Pegsworthy was once a military man of Salamon, bound by honor and duty to a cause, but he has since found his faith in such things to be based on illusions— the greater causes all being made of individuals who themselves define the causes to which they cling. As such, he is much less interested in “the greater good” and much more focused on individual honor and loyalty. He defines his own code of conduct and sticks to it. He is a ruthless but fair adversary and is prone to holding prisoners of worth for ransom and letting those without such means go free.
For this he is a Free Captain both popular and reviled among his peers. That he stills wears his Salamon Navy coat and epaulets makes his fellow captains nervous, but his skill and knowledge of naval combat along with his willingness to engage in battle with ships of any flag make them recognize his value as an ally.