Byron’s earliest memory is of being passed around from cruel man to cruel man. He never knew much of his parents, only that they were a pair of drunks who sold him off to a slaver at the age of 2 for a couple bottles of rum. He was passed around, slaver to owner to slaver until the age of 3, where he was set free and taken in by a group highlander Kaedrini. The group took him back to their village, where he stayed for only a few weeks. Eventually a married couple, Robert and Elsa Blackburn, adopted him from the village folk and took him back to their home in Haense. This is where he would finally be able to settle down with his new family, and the only parents he would ever know. Byron’s new parents began to raise him, from the age of 3, as a hard working boy, and his father being a builder, he quickly learned how to build large and complex structures, often earning petty change by doing jobs for the locals. During this time he made a friend, and eventually best friend called Josef. The two played and grew, both in size and as men, for years, until on Byron’s 10th birthday, when a group a=of unknown raiders attacked their village, killing and plundering everything, forcing him and his parents to flee, but not before watching his bestfriend’s death.
His family eventually made their way to the coast, where they lived in a Hamlett a few miles from the coast for years. At the age of 18 Byron’s family had little to their name, so he decided he needed to act. He signed up to a privateer crew under Captain Garrick. Byron quickly learned that the crew he signed up to were not privateers, they were pirate, but the pay was good enough to support his family, so he stayed with the group. Over the next ten years he learned the ways of the seas and the ways of piracy. He raised the ranks in the crew, eventually becoming captain Garrick’s right hand man and first mate. At the age of 26 Captain Garrick was killed in a failed robbery, meaning he would become the captain, which he humbly accepted. Over his two years as captain of the ship, Byron, now Captain Blackburn’s morals took over him and he decided to try and change the ways of his crew, performing legal jobs. But the crew, being pirates their whole lives did not like this new approach. The crew committed mutiny and dumped the Captain on the shore of Arcas, with nothing but his now meaningless title and bag of silver.
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Byron turns his head slightly towards the friendly sounding voice, convinced they must be talking to someone else, but upon realising the man is making friendly eye contact with him, he turns to face him.
Although a little suspicious, Byron’s friendly nature takes over.
He holds his hands out in front of him, towards the gentleman, “Hello good sir!”, he cheerfully greets with a large grin on his face. Byron shakes the man’s hand cheerfully, but continues: “I’m here to find myself a nice place to settle down for a while. all I need is a job, a home.. and a life.”.