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Born 1793 in Norwich to an alcoholic, exiled father, his mother dying in childbirth. Archibald was raised by a wet nurse, quickly grasping to difficulties of a lonely and relatively poor life. During his time as a youth, Archibald was bullied by the local street urchins for his inept social skills. Because of this, he wrote to the local constabulary in complaint, since he had no one to turn to: surprised at the boy's initiative, they recruited him to report on local smuggling gangs, hiding in bars making notes on the dealings that went on.
 
Born 1793 in Norwich to an alcoholic, exiled father, his mother dying in childbirth. Archibald was raised by a wet nurse, quickly grasping to difficulties of a lonely and relatively poor life. During his time as a youth, Archibald was bullied by the local street urchins for his inept social skills. Because of this, he wrote to the local constabulary in complaint, since he had no one to turn to: surprised at the boy's initiative, they recruited him to report on local smuggling gangs, hiding in bars making notes on the dealings that went on.
    In late 1809, press gangs visited the unlikely city Norwich to recruit for the ever increasing in size Navy. By this time Archibald had become well educated from the old books left about the house and the skills he picked up from working with the authorities. However this knowledge did not stop him from getting knocked unconscious by the gangs visiting his tavern one night. when he woke up he saw the Bailiff and a Lieutenant of the HMS Royal Oak arguing of his custody. having seen this as an opportunity to put his skills as an intellectual to good use, or perhaps dazed by the concussion he had, Archibald opted to break up the argument by demanding that he be given an elevated position for volunteering and possessing literary skills. The Lieutenant agreed so long as he agreed to spend the next two years at sea to earn the experience required for a midshipman.
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    As luck would have it, in 1811 Archibald McCallum returned from his training to the Royal Oak just in time to meet the ship's first Captain: Sir Pulteney Malcom, a distant relative. Having slowly befriended the captain by pointing out they had blood ties, and by having excellent listening skills, Malcolm promoted Archibald to acting lieutenant after proving such skills in the war of 1812. Mid war Archibald was transferred to the frigate Rhin, a captured Virginie-class commanded at the time by Sir Pulteney's brother, Charles Malcolm. The transfer was supposedly due to a violent disagreement of what to do with the proceeds from the captured Maria Antionette in late 1813. It was agreed that when the Rhin travelled to the west indies Archibald would disembark at Jamaica to take his examination for lieutenant and to receive his new orders: which would include joining the St George Squadron of the White...
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In late 1809, press gangs visited the unlikely city Norwich to recruit for the ever increasing in size Navy. By this time Archibald had become well educated from the old books left about the house and the skills he picked up from working with the authorities. However this knowledge did not stop him from getting knocked unconscious by the gangs visiting his tavern one night. when he woke up he saw the Bailiff and a Lieutenant of the HMS Royal Oak arguing of his custody. having seen this as an opportunity to put his skills as an intellectual to good use, or perhaps dazed by the concussion he had, Archibald opted to break up the argument by demanding that he be given an elevated position for volunteering and possessing literary skills. The Lieutenant agreed so long as he agreed to spend the next two years at sea to earn the experience required for a midshipman.
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As luck would have it, in 1811 Archibald McCallum returned from his training to the Royal Oak just in time to meet the ship's first Captain: Sir Pulteney Malcom, a distant relative. Having slowly befriended the captain by pointing out they had blood ties, and by having excellent listening skills, Malcolm promoted Archibald to acting lieutenant after proving such skills in the war of 1812. Mid war Archibald was transferred to the frigate Rhin, a captured Virginie-class commanded at the time by Sir Pulteney's brother, Charles Malcolm. The transfer was supposedly due to a violent disagreement of what to do with the proceeds from the captured Maria Antionette in late 1813. It was agreed that when the Rhin travelled to the west indies Archibald would disembark at Jamaica to take his examination for lieutenant and to receive his new orders: which would include joining the St George Squadron of the White...
  
 
== Record of Achievement ==
 
== Record of Achievement ==

Revision as of 19:43, 14 August 2019


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Character Information

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  • Rank: Esquire
  • Captains full name: Archibald James Alistair McCallum
  • Captain's Quote: One tries difficult things
  • Sum up your captain’s personality and traits: Brave, Bold, Adventurous, Courageous, Outgoing, Chivalrous
  • Captain Archibald McCallum's aims and goals: To gain renown, to have comradery and to achieve victories both great and small
  • Archibald McCallum's friends and family:
  • [ Captain's Log]


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


Captain Archibald McCallum's background and information


Background Story

Born 1793 in Norwich to an alcoholic, exiled father, his mother dying in childbirth. Archibald was raised by a wet nurse, quickly grasping to difficulties of a lonely and relatively poor life. During his time as a youth, Archibald was bullied by the local street urchins for his inept social skills. Because of this, he wrote to the local constabulary in complaint, since he had no one to turn to: surprised at the boy's initiative, they recruited him to report on local smuggling gangs, hiding in bars making notes on the dealings that went on.

In late 1809, press gangs visited the unlikely city Norwich to recruit for the ever increasing in size Navy. By this time Archibald had become well educated from the old books left about the house and the skills he picked up from working with the authorities. However this knowledge did not stop him from getting knocked unconscious by the gangs visiting his tavern one night. when he woke up he saw the Bailiff and a Lieutenant of the HMS Royal Oak arguing of his custody. having seen this as an opportunity to put his skills as an intellectual to good use, or perhaps dazed by the concussion he had, Archibald opted to break up the argument by demanding that he be given an elevated position for volunteering and possessing literary skills. The Lieutenant agreed so long as he agreed to spend the next two years at sea to earn the experience required for a midshipman.

As luck would have it, in 1811 Archibald McCallum returned from his training to the Royal Oak just in time to meet the ship's first Captain: Sir Pulteney Malcom, a distant relative. Having slowly befriended the captain by pointing out they had blood ties, and by having excellent listening skills, Malcolm promoted Archibald to acting lieutenant after proving such skills in the war of 1812. Mid war Archibald was transferred to the frigate Rhin, a captured Virginie-class commanded at the time by Sir Pulteney's brother, Charles Malcolm. The transfer was supposedly due to a violent disagreement of what to do with the proceeds from the captured Maria Antionette in late 1813. It was agreed that when the Rhin travelled to the west indies Archibald would disembark at Jamaica to take his examination for lieutenant and to receive his new orders: which would include joining the St George Squadron of the White...

Record of Achievement

  • August 11th 1819 - Rejoined the St. George Squadron of the White.

Commissions

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