Name Ashrieda Rene Sjaarda
|Hair Color||brown, bleached to a coppery shade by the sun.|
|Eye Color||greenish brown|
|Physical Description||Ashrieda has caramel brown skin, almond shaped eyes, and has a sturdy, muscular build. She’s missing two of the fingers of her left hand (all she’ll say is that things “blew up”), she sometimes needs spectacles to see long distances, and her teeth are not as straight as they ought to be, but she’s been told that she’d be pretty if she only bothered to put forth the effort. Her hair is very curly and comes to the small of her back; she likes to keep it braided in some way, anything that keeps her from having to comb it on a daily basis. Her clothes are practical and fairly boring, but she has a secret liking for finer things.|
|Skills & Abilities||• Tactics -- especially stealth, deception, and reconaissance.
• Is an excellent markswoman.
• Highly observant -- good at gathering intel.
• Can also throw a mean left hook.
|Equipment & Gadgets||An odd assortment of pistols.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Ashrieda’s bearing suggests that she learned class and social graces from somewhere...but it’s hard to tell judging from the amount of garbage that sometimes comes out of her mouth. She tends to be obnoxious, argumentative, and obstinate, especially when she’s drunk. She’s fiercely independent and stubborn, and if she thinks she’s right there’s no telling her otherwise.
Thanks to her years aboard various sky ships, she has a good knowledge of people and places. When it comes to piracy, though, her intelligence truly shines through, and through the years she’s become excellent at getting what she wants.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths: She’s good with her hands. Anything that needs fixing, she can tinker with it long enough to get it back into some semblance of working order -- or else find someone who can. She is also highly observant, is good at getting things done efficiently, and she likes to think she’s good at getting people to do what she says.
Weaknesses: Good booze -- she has no self-control when it comes to alcohol. She has an inclination to be insubordinate, which has gotten her into trouble on multiple occasions, and suffers from extreme paranoia and anxiety at times, especially when on land.
|Hobbies & Interests||When she has the time or the patience -- rare, these days -- she enjoys to read. She also enjoys taking things -- guns, especially -- apart and putting them back together again, and likes puzzles and riddles.|
|Personal History||Ashrieda has been around sky ships all her life; she’d spent most of it traveling -- or, better to say running away -- with her father. She’d never been sure what it was he did for a living, but she’d suspected that it wasn’t anything legal. Her suspicions were confirmed when he disappeared, leaving her on her own at sixteen. She suspects he’s still alive, just hiding, and that he’d gotten himself into something he couldn’t get out of.
She was left without two coins to rub together, and the only place she could find “work” was on various sky ships. Piracy wasn’t exactly the career opportunity she’d been looking for, but she made money and she got meals regularly -- and as she soon learned, she was pretty good at it -- so she was satisfied.
Her father left behind quite a few enemies, and every once in awhile, someone with a vendetta against him would confront her, but once they realized that she was useless when it came to information about his whereabouts, they usually left her be. If not, a well-placed bullet helped too.
|Family||Her father is who knows where, and rumor has it that she has a mother and sister somewhere too...but it’s best to say that she’s all alone.