Name Pronounced: Spra-tie
Appearance: 5'6", Spratty has a very dark complexion. He has short brown hair, dark green eyes, and thick eyebrows. He has a very strong black beard and scars under his chin from falling during a storm. He was tattooed in several places on his body. Thin and not muscled at all, he's not very strong, and has lots of callouses on his hands and fingers from sewing.
Personality: Spratty doesn't like to put out much effort, really. At all. Stitching suits him quite well, mainly because unless it's something really complicated (like a sail they won't take down), he can sit in one place and do the mending, not really having to move or exert himself. He's very good at what he does, but he grumps about having to work, and he doesn't much like being told what to do - most times he reacts better if someone asks his opinion or for help, rather than ordering him to do something. He'd never make a very good able-body, or an officer, so he'll just stick to tailoring, thank you.
History: Spratty grew up as the son of two avid SeaCrafters. Unlike his parents and his two siblings, Spratty never really was all that enthusiastic about a life at sea, but he apprenticed to it anyways, mainly because it would've taken energy, or an interest in something else, for him to craft at something different. Sprat found a niche, though. He wasn't very good at much, so he was often set to mending the spare sails and the crew's odd tears and holes in their uniforms. And he was good at it. Soon, he found, he wasn't doing much else, since he was such a dab hand at it. He became well-known as a sailor who could mend a still-hanging sail in a gale - not totally true, however. Trying it once was how he fell and earned the large scar under his chin. Still, things like that earn you a reputation, and now Spratty is allowed to do little other than stitch and mend, and perhaps swab the occasional deck.
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