Port Neptune does not appear on any maps nor is it listed in any atlas. The knowledge of its existence and where to reach it travels only with words spoken and promises made. Those that seek, feebly, to exert control over the vast oceans and to monitor the passage of goods that travel hither and thither across the globe suspect the existence of such a place, hear whispers of islands frequented and settled upon by brigands and bastards and blasphemers, where moral fortitude is nothing more than the name of a locally brewed ale... but the seas are vast, ships very small and despite their reputations for loose tongues and looser loyalties, the pirate stronghold continues to flourish undetected, gradually sprawling its way across the island.
Character sheets are completely voluntary though you are more than welcome to post them here if you would like people to have a better idea of your character's appearance or personality. If you don't post one, please try to be descriptive about your character's appearance in your post. Please make sure you have read the setting information and that you are creating a character that fits in with that in one way or another.
Please read the rules and description of the bar before posting. Otherwise, enjoy!
- I will be playing as the owner of the tavern and may add in a few named staff members if things start to get busy. Please feel free to utilise unnamed NPC bar staff if you see fit.
- Please ensure you read the entirety of this post before posting in the IC. If it's obvious you haven't you'll receive a PM asking you to do so.
- This is a casual RP setting so there are no post length limits.
- Usual RP rules apply - no godmodding etc.
- This is a realistic setting modeled on earth but, if you would like to shake up the geography a little (as I have with my little island), you're more than welcome to.
- Character sheets would be lovely but aren't compulsory. If you would like to post a character sheet please do so in this thread.
- Please note that because of the nature of the RP, if posters become inactive, "the tavern" characters will not wait on a response for too long. If you do disappear, an action will be assumed (such as them ordering/receiving a drink) and they will become "background noise" until you return.
- If you would like your character to be a 'regular' or otherwise have links to Merry or if you would like to play a member of staff, please let me know.
- A nautical theme - this is a bar made from a ship, afterall!
- Tables, chairs, bar stools and the like.
- A raised area for performances.
- Various backrooms for private audiences, meetings etc.
- Board and lodging, for a fee.
- Couple of hefty looking (but bribeable) bouncers. If you're brave enough to cross Merry to begin with, that is.
Proprietor: Meredith ‘Merry’ Morrow (Formerly, Captain ‘Merry’ Morrow)
Appearance: Here she is.
Personality: Known for finding laughter and good humour in the face of adversity (be that her adversity or that of her victims), Merry is generally quick witted, amusing and possesses a generally disarming manner. You, of course, don’t make a name for yourself as a pirate by being all sunshine and light and to that she is no exception, sporting a dangerous and yet scarily cool temper when riled. Her cheerful demeanour ought not to be mistaken for any form of weakness, this is not a woman to be messed with and she certainly isn’t above a well placed or silencing blade when occasion calls for it. Though she's known to favour bargaining and negotiation, Merry is definitely not above using violence to get what she wants or certainly hasn't been, historically. The life as a tavern owner isn't quite as exciting.
More Recent Background:
As if often the case with the people who frequent the shores of Port Neptune, there are many rumors surrounding Merry Morrow and little in the way of solid fact. It is known, obviously, that she was a fierce and successful captain of her ship, The Sea Goddess and much loved by her crew. Beyond that, some will know that she married a woman from an altogether different walk of life and that her wife was, a year earlier, hung for piracy.