Still very much a WIP.Name:
'Howling Mad' Pete
Originally known as 'Howling' Pete due to his particular laughter during his time as a deckhand for the Rhapscordian trading vessel The Veiled Dawn
but due to his shift in personality and questionable sanity the nickname has gained new meaning.Age:
Having fun, the sound of laughter, the roar of gunfire, the thunderous crescendo of a cannon barrage, the smell of fine ale, the taste of wine, the oddly friendly chime of the jail bars when using a wooden spoon, people who can stand his eccentric (and probably crazy) antics, fine cheeses and intricately designed tea cups.Dislikes:
Apricots, swimming ('tis a wee be' difficult ta swim with me limbs), drinking water, pencil mustache, goats, being shot at and most of all; opera. Appearance: Current appearance.
Peter stands roughly at a height of 6'2 with a fairly muscular build, his skin is fairly well tanned making the scars and burns on his body somewhat more noticeable, his good eye is a soft hazel color though a bit blood shot. Although a few cards short of a full deck, Peter still prefers to start the day off clean and tidy, keeping his hair short and chooses to remain clean shaven.
His left eye, arm and leg have all been replaced with energy-fueled cyborg replacements. The leg is the simplest to explain, as it resembles a skeletal foot (originally a peg but was replaced after it got stuck one too many times), his forearm is somewhat bulkier housing a complex series of gyros, gears, wires and the occasional rune while the hand is more basic and less life-like as they are more elongated with hardened leather pads that allow a somewhat delicate touch of needed.
The final replacement; the left eye. Having lost much of the eye socket the replacement had to be much more complex, to this end his eye appears to be a large monocle and the 'pupil' is an imbued crystal that allows Peter to see through it as long as it's charged. The crystal glows a warm amber color giving Peter a rather crazed look.
In contrast his clothing is simple consisting of an open vest (naturally he's forced to 'buy' clothing for colder climates), brown pants, a black shoe and a red bandana that he ties around his head to cover some of the scarring.Blood Type:
Before 'Howling Mad' was known for his stunts and supposed madness, he was known for his laughter abort one of the Rapscordian trading ships. Back in those days he was a young teen who thirsted for adventure finding life on land uninteresting and restricted. Beginning as a lowly deckhand Peter was given the most simplest of chores, month by month earning his respect not for tenacity nor bravery but rather his infectious laughter as well as his antics.
It was his fourth year on board the Veiled Dawn
during his twenty second year that disaster struck the trading ship. While docked off the coast close to the trading port of Silk Coast several kegs of gunpowder were set off during the night killing many of the crew, Peter himself survived the initial explosions due to his designated sleeping area, following the captain's orders they began to evacuate the ship yet fate was not with him. Ordered to board the first set of long boats Peter was caught in one of the many secondary explosions costing him several of his limbs and his left eye.
Blown from the long boat the second wave of long boats found him floating with the remains of his fellow crew.
It was never determined what caused the explosions, many claim that one of the crew was drunk while on duty and accidentally set off the gunpowder, others believe that one of the many rivals choose to sabotage the ship but went too far. Regardless of who was responsible, those who survived the explosions were compensated, Peter's limbs were replaced and after two years recovering from the ordeal he found no trading captain wanted anything to do with a crew member of the Veiled Dawn
believing that they brought ill-fortune. Back on land he faced a different stigma, few wanted to employ him due to him still trying to get accustomed with his new limbs. He was clumsy and slow, his looks were intimidating customers and even with all the compensation funds Peter found himself more and more destitute eventually gained the mocking name 'Howling Mad'. Perhaps this is what caused him to change personality, caged in a life that he always despised, trapped in a body that prevented him from the world he loved and the society that refused to aid him.
Yet as despair and insanity began to claw at his mind, rumors began to persist that there was a way to free himself of the madness embedded in his eye. Rumors of another manner to fuel his limbs without the risk of madness. Though he tried to follow leads about these rumors few gave answers and none were willing to take him, believing that his madness had robbed him of his skills.
In truth; while his personality had shifted somewhat, his skills had not. In fact due to his replacement limbs he had become much stronger.
This is what brought 'Howling Mad' Pete here, looking for away to escape and a way to return to his adventuring days he'll gladly resort to piracy. Weapons:
An iron sword and a flint lock pistol. A bag filled with several shards of imbued crystals.Powers:
Rapscordian craftsmanship; His replacements are naturally much more durable than his original limbs, allowing him to deflect sword strikes with his left arm while retaliating with his right. The arm is also has much stronger grip than his right due to it having no pain receptors.
The Evil Eye; The eye piece holds a secondary function, it allows 'Howling Mad' to zoom in at times giving him a better shot, also useful when spotting. Also holds the function of being able to see in the dark though not without risk. (See weakness.)Weaknesses:
The cold. Due to the sensitive gears and wires within his body 'Howling mad' has to be careful or else his mechanical limbs can stop working. The colder the climate the slower his mechanical limbs become.
Fueled by energy; Unique to the designer; Doctor Yerns, 'Howling Mad's limbs are fueled by energy imbued crystals rather than purely by steam. He has to replace these crystals once every couple weeks or risk losing power to his limbs. While you can buy them in Rhapscord for a decent price, outside they are somewhat rare.
Glowing eye; Unsurprisingly 'Howling Mad's eye glows in the dark, meaning he'll either have to cover it up at night or risk being spotted.Quirks:
Wields a rather unique personality, namely one that boarders on madness. The crystals that fuel his body are housed in his eye and has slowly seeped into his mind, bit by bit this has altered his personality to the point where the man began speaking with a thick accent and may have effected his sanity.
His laughter is rather unique.Pets(optional):