Colin Firth

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  • Rank: Knight
  • Captains full name: Sir Colin Ignatius Firth
  • Captain's Quote: "It is by no means enough that an officer of the navy should be a capable mariner. He must be that, of course, but also a great deal more. He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor. He should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, firmness, and charity. No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention or be left to pass without its reward, even if the reward is only a word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate, though, at the same time, he should be quick and unfailing to distinguish error from malice, thoughtlessness from incompetency, and well meant shortcoming from heedless or stupid blunder."
  • Sum up your captain’s personality and traits: A studious and pensive man of more education than military experience. Often quiet he sometimes surprises his fellows with with a quick and witty jab or observation.
  • Captain Colin Firth's aims and goals: To serve King and Country to the best of his abilities and to explore as much of the world as possible. He wants to know all he can during his limited time here on God's green Earth.
  • Colin Firth's friends and family: Filler Brushbill, Bernard O'Higgins
  • Captain's Log


Special Awards Awards of PVP Valor Awards of PVE Merit Awards of Commendation out of game


Captain Colin Firth's background and information

Memoirs

Having managed to survive to a substantial age and partaken in exploits that may be considered interesting to some, fascinating to others and mundane to most, I find it justifiable to take pen to paper and record the experiences that, once put together comprise the sum of my life. I would like to preface this journal with the assertion that I do not write this in the egotistic supposition that my life has any historical significance. Admittedly, this entire exercise is based on a certain degree of egotism. Yet, consider this observation before passing any judgments on my motivations.

If there is one thing that the sea has taught me it is humility. Out in the vastness of the deep a man becomes truly acquainted with exactly how insignificant he is. Yet, the same inexplicable urge that forces us us to build, destroy, love, hate and question the very nature of our purpose calls to us to raise our voices and shout into the void, “I am here and I matter!” We all struggle with our own meaning and purpose in life perhaps that is the intent of the whole thing. I find this labor to be cathartic to the onus imposed by that search. Perhaps at the end of this narrative and hopefully at the end of my life, I can find peace in knowing that in some way, through my actions and relationships that I was here and I did matter to someone and through that significance, no matter how infinitesimal I left the world a better place for having been in it.


Firth Family Coat of Arms

Family History

I was born in the township of Marston, northeast of Oxford on the 18th of May, year of our lord, 1686 to Lachlan and Gillian Firth. Our family is of Scottish origin, Roxburghshire Scotland northwest of Newcastle Scotland to be exact and elevated themselves from a very meager rural substance through a largely unlikely series of events that lead to my great grandfather Liam Firth, being educated through service to John Colet, the well known humanist, theologian and scholar.

My father was a very well respected professor of literature at Exeter College, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University and held the position of Chancellor from 1693 through to the time of his passing in 1708. I remember my father as being a man of even temper and depth. I do not remember him ever speaking unkindly to me or my mother and quite frankly, now that I think on it, I do not remember him ever being cross. Then again, I was not a particularly mischievous child, often content with sitting in a quiet place with a good book. He was quite dedicated to his work though and left the challenge of raising me mostly to my mother. He was a sly old fox and had quite a reputation as a man who could make difficult things easy and impossible things merely challenging.

My mother, by maiden name is Lady Gillian Greenwood, daughter of Lord Greenwood of Rossendale. Lord Rossendale reluctantly allowed his youngest daughter to court outside the Gentry shortly after meeting my father. As my father told the story, the good Lord Rossendale was a bit of a sportsman and a drinker.

Professor Firth did quite a bit of research on Lord Rossendale before traveling to Lancashire to court Lady Gillian whom he had met through her brother Jonathan during a lecture on medieval literature. Arriving with a bottle of very rare brandy he had acquired from a fellow from the University of Paris with whom he corresponded, he was shown into his Lordships sitting room and sat and waited for the better part of the day. Once Lord Rossendale finally arrived, my father gifted him the bottle and they promptly began to drink. The two talked for quite some time.

My father was quite the talker and had that kind of mind that retained information, no matter how trivial. In fact, if I were to better describe it, his mind preferred the trivial and managed to turn that on its ear to make it the most pertinent piece of information you had ever heard. He also did a considerable amount of investigation on Lord Rossendale’s hobbies, interests and enterprises. I remember him saying, “Before I met your grandfather, I made it my business to know his business better than he in order to make myself as genial as he thought himself to be.”

Exeter College, Oxford

A very long story short, he managed after some time to convince Lord Rossendale to agree to the courtship after a game of Chess. Although he alluded to the matter being settled on the outcome of that game, he never fully admitted it and I was sworn to never tell my mother the tale knowing that it would probably be the end of him.

Lady Gillian was by nature her own woman, born with an inquisitive nature, a strong mind and a staunch determination to have her opinion known. That, coupled with a very fiery temper, probably led to my grandfather’s decision to let her court my father in the same way that you would let a hound court a fox. Fox indeed since these were the very qualities that attracted the good Professor to the woman who would become my father. You see, my father was a man who never liked to take things easy. He preferred a challenge in all things and a struggle in some, a trait that I later found in myself. This more than anything was the reason why I managed to convince myself to become a fighting man.

Politically, the Firths are staunch Royalists and by extension Tories. My father lost two brothers during the Civil War fighting for King George I when the loyalist army held Oxford as its stronghold. My father also toyed with the idea of running for office in the House of Commons, but work at University always seemed to derail that ambition.

We are also devout Anglicans, although I did have some bit of a trial with some friends at school who would later become founders of the Methodist branch of Protestantism. They and I are no longer on speaking terms.

Commissions

| HMS Manticore | Macedon | March 3rd, 1723 | At Sea

| HMS Werewolf | Mordaunt Sleek | February 26th, 1723 | At Sea

| HMS Lovecraft | Reason | March 3rd, 1723 | At Sea

| HMS Vampire | Mercy | 1723 |

| HMS Gryphon | Tigre Mastercraft | April 2nd 1723 | At Sea

| HMS Hobgoblin | Raa Mastercraft | February 16th, 1723 | At Sea


Port Battle Record

Port Date Battle type Enemy Result Ship Role
Turpitude March 29th, 1723 Attack PIRATE.JPG Pirate Defeat HMS Manticore Captain
Jaqueme April 15th, 1723 Attack FRANCE.JPG French Victory HMS Manticore Captain
St. John's April 16h, 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Pirate Victory HMS Manticore Captain
Belize June 1st, 1723 Attack SPAIN.JPG Spanish Victory HMS Lovecraft Captain
Turtling Bay June 5th, 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Pirate Victory HMS Manticore Captain
Puerto Cabezas June 5th, 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Pirate Victory HMS Manticore Captain
Leogane June 22nd, 1723 Attack FRANCE.JPG French Victory HMS Vampire Captain
Bridgetown June 23rd, 1723 Attack SPAIN.JPG Spanish Victory HMS Vampire Captain
Charlestown June 25th, 1723 Attack PIRATE.JPG Pirate Victory HMS Vampire Captain
Nassau June 25th, 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Spanish Victory HMS Vampire Captain
Santiago June 29th, 1723 Attack SPAIN.JPG Spanish Defeat HMS Vampire Captain
St. John's June 29th, 1723 Defense FRANCE.JPG French Victory HMS Vampire Captain
Jaqueme July 6th, 1723 Attack FRANCE.JPG Spanish Victory HMS Vampire Captain
Turtling Bay July 6th, 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Spanish Victory HMS Vampire Commodore