Character Building in the Lupine Star System: Captain Crena Clarendale
The following characters will have a major impact in the story I’m working on. To get a picture of each, I used the character building tools in Champions Online to get a visual of each.
Name: Crena Clarendale
Alias: The Dread Pirate, Swift Fox
Weight: 75 lbs
Age: 27 (19 in Earth years)
Crena is a bipedal canine like creature from the distant galaxy Lupine. She is a member of the fox-like Vulpine race. Crena has a swagger to her step. She always seems to have a small smile like she’s hiding some great secret. She is also proof that the Vulpine do not have the same speech impediment that Senia Felix has. She carries a pair of blades, one which would appear to be an ornate rapier. She also carries a standard issue pulse blaster, but rarely uses it. She will always introduce herself as “The Dread Privateer, Swift Fox, scourge of the Lupine system”. While scourge may not be apt, she is quite adept in battle, and when aided or called to aid, she will make fast friends if she deems them capable. Crena has a bit of an ego, and her small stature does nothing to dissuade that.
Crena utilizes a disciplined martial art and stealth like capabilities when tracking an enemy. Once battle has begun, however, her more swashbuckling nature takes hold, as often she’ll give out battle cries in order to taunt her foes and catch them off guard.
Crena will offer up information that she is the captain of a space faring vessel called The Barrow’s Revenge. The vessel has been in her family name for seven generations. It is the last vessel of Vulpine origin to use solar sails. Her crew is a rag tag group made up of Vulpine, Lupian, and Critainian members. She will give away that she and her crew are feared pirates among the far reaches of space, and the name of The Barrow’s Revenge is one spoken in hushed whispers. Crena will often go on about tales of escaping a roving horde of Jackai raiders that had six ships at their command. Or facing the Dread Scourge Upton of the Panthera thieves guild.
Truth, the Barrow’s Revenge has been in Swift Fox’s family for seven generations. Also, the name Swift Fox has been handed down from parent to kit should the young one take up the ways of a space faring merchant. Which is how the Barrow’s Revenge began, as a merchant ship. Crena’s great great great great so on and so forth grandfather grew tired of Jackai raids, and retro fit his ship with offensive capabilities. He was quite successful in defending his ship from Jackai raiders and the odd Pantheran pirates, and his name grew with legend among the Vulpine. Though, Dread Pirate is a little off. More like, Adventurous Privateer. Swift Fox, from the first to the present, has been in the employ of the Vulpine Protectorate. For the most part, they keep to themselves, shipping cargo from planet to planet, defending themselves against raids, and even ferrying diplomats from the four planets. Every so often, however, the Protectorate will give them a bounty, which the crew of the Revenge takes very seriously. Bounties mean more plunder than what transport does.
Oh, and the tale of the Jackai raiders. There were three ships, not six. And Upton, he and Crena argued for two hours over holo display over who’s rights were to the salvaged cargo of a derelict vessel. No shots fired, and it was more diplomacy than swashbuckling.
- World Building: The Captains of the Barrow’s Revenge (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: The Barrow’s Revenge (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: Space ports of the Lupine System (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: The Great Vulpine Pantheran War (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: Vulpine Traditions, habits and technology (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: The Salvage Ship Sifter (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: More on the planets of the Lupine System (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: Lore of the Lupine System Part Two (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World building: Slang terms of the Lupine System (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- World Building: Currencies of the Lupine Star System (taholtorf.wordpress.com)