Name Pronounced: Oh-nil
Appearance: 5’10”, Ohnill is just shy of tall. He’s very muscular and thin, with prominent cheekbones and collarbone, and his sallow, tan skin has been weathered by the sea. There is a scar on his right arm from some drunken scuffle long ago. He has short, messily cut light brown hair and brown eyes.
Personality: You wouldn’t really want to meet Ohnill in a dark alley. He’s not a very nice person, although he wouldn’t stoop to all out robbery or murder. He’s pushy, and a well-known bully. His muscles, and his better than thou air, along with an uncanny abilityto know how to think like a pirate or thief, makes him a decent, if somewhat snotty, cargoguard. He can eat and eat and eat, and it never seems to do anything for him, and rations and he don’t agree well. In fact, he’s been known to order younger crew members to go on errands just so he can take their food, the ultimate high-seas lunch money theft. He’s a sadist, and loves to see people squirm, and the only people who can really control him are those he knows are physically stronger than him – mainly only Peckiam.
History: Ohnill has been a bully since he was a child. As the middle child, he found that being physically stronger than all the other children gave him the ability to push others around, which made him stand out, which got him attention (and food), and that was good. This has been a pattern that has followed him all the days of his life. His father was only stern enough to make sure that Ohnill didn’t go off with a Trader train or start a life of crime – if his dad found out about any of his infractions, he’d get a tanning, so Ohnill got very good at being sneaky at pushing people around. Of course, he saw stealing and crime as beneath him – all he wanted was to prove he was better than everyone, and he didn’t need to do anything unlawful (although if Fred leaves his stew behind because he’s run off crying, that’s his fault). To keep him out of trouble, his parents encouraged him to become a SeaCraft apprentice when he was 12, and he’s been sailing ever since. His strength and love of bullying people about made him perfect as a cargoguard. The tolerance for a salty, sour personality in return for good service has always been to Ohn’s advantage, whether he knows it or not. He has grown up to be a good guard, even though he’s a mean cuss, although sometimes he pushes even the most tolerant crew’s boundaries and ends up on forced ration or swabbing the deck.
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