D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara
Long John Silver
Long John Silver
Male Ierendi Human Rogue:2/Fighter:4/Expert:3 Neutral (??)
Long John Silver is a retired pirate who lives in Ierendi and is the father of John Silver. Long John Silver is a cunning and opportunistic pirate who was quartermaster of The Walrus under Captain James Flint. Captain Flint hired the son of Long John Silver as new quartermaster. Long John parted in bad terms with Captain Flint.
The parrot’s name is Flint.
Long John Silver had a pet parrot called Captain Flint, often seen sitting on his shoulder where she would nibble on seeds. Silver claims to have served in the Ierendi Royal Navy and lost his leg under “the immortal Hawke”. “His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham – plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling.” He claims to have been the only man whom Flint ever feared.
Flint found out that Long John Silver has been busy all this years on Ierendi City and has a band of ex-pirates, thugs and other criminals who do protection rackets, serve as mercenaries and sometimes are hired as crew members by pirates. His gang has 15 to 30 pirates (Fighter: 2).
Flint asks Silver about his relationship with Flint’s father: “ I was curious why you didn’t ask earlier… Years ago me Long John Silver and James Flint served under Captain Robert Stevenson(!) of The Hispaniola, a pirate ship of some reputation on the Alphatian Empire’s seas. I was the First Mate and my son was a sailor and a friend of your father Flint. On the last voyage of that crew, the ship and the captain were lost, and also my leg. "
" Flint Sr. and we both the Silvers, joined forces and acquired The Walrus. Your father had more money (he had some of his own) and his share was half the ownership of the ship. Flint became captain, I was first mate and my son John Silver Jr. was quartermaster. Everything was relatively well on their new smuggling business but I was the one with more experience and your father started to commit errors, dangerous errors. I, and some of the crew, believed that someone with more experience should be the captain, I talked to him and he accused me of mutiny, an unjust accusation! HE forced ME to sell my part of the ship and left my stranded on Ierendi City. Silver Jr. stayed with his friend Flint Sr. Since them, me, and Flint Sr. have departed in not so friendly terms. "