|Full Name:||Luciana Valentina Arana|
|Date of Birth:||VI.13.455|
|Country of Origin:||Marilsan|
|Aliases:||Luci, Captain, Capitana|
|Religion:||La Marea Negra|
|Creed:||Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I am a pirate, after all.|
|Occupation:||Captain of the Lycosa. Pirate. Smuggler.|
|Income:||Whatever the next job pays.|
Luciana was born and raised in Marilsan. She was, as most Marilsani children are, interested in following her father's footsteps by serving time in the Armada. Though boys were drafted over the age of ten, girls were exempt from this law, but she was so determined to sail that she volunteered. The better part of two decades were spent at sea, though only half that time was aboard a Marilsani naval vessel. During her time aboard, serving in the Armada, she excelled at her tasks. She could climb rigging like nobody's business; she had a knack for navigation; she seemed to treat whatever vessel she was on as an extension of herself; and most importantly, had a natural sense of leadership. This led her to a command at an early age, one of the youngest to command a vessel at 16. Though she loved the freedom of the seas, she hated the rigidity of serving aboard a naval vessel. At 19, having commanded a ship for 3 years, she retired from the Armada. She dabbled with legitimate things, like being a merchant, or running cargo. These all served their purpose to pay for her own ship. Once she had commissioned her ship and it was built, she turned to piracy. She didn't just pick any scallywag that could sail, though. She knew there were a lot of women that, like her, wanted the same opportunity to sail, so she made certain her crew was composed entirely of women. As a successful pirate, she's earned the loyalty of her crew, even if some of her choices were unfavorable. In general, only her crew knows she is an Ananasi. (Werespider) This leads to an unsavory habit of needing to feed on blood like a vampire, though cannot turn people into vampires or thralls.
Luciana is happy, playful, and morally ambiguous. She loves to entertain her crew playing her violin, as it helps to boost morale. She’s no hero and does not pretend to be one, usually avoiding altercations that would have her choose between right and wrong, so that she’s not forced into an act that would get her arrested by local law enforcement.
Luciana is average to tall at 5'10", and tops out at about 6' when she's got her boots on. She's trim and athletic, a build suited for a life at sea. Like most Marilsani, she has a natural olive-tone to her skin, giving her an exotic look. She sports a sleeve of tattoos over her left arm.
Abilities & Skills
- Luciana is an exceptional navigator. Maybe not the best in the known world, but she ranks up there quite high. Some attribute it to some kind of supernatural senses.
- Besides sailing talent, she has some musical talent as well, and will often play her violin on deck while they are at sea to keep the crews' spirits lifted.
- Various knives
- Basic leather armor
The Lycosa: a fast caravel with a shallow draught. Luciana had this intentionally designed so the ship could sail in shallower water, and allow for beaching to offload cargo more quickly. The ship has a giant spider as a figurehead, and black and red sails. Rather than the usual 'jolly roger' of some pirates, the Lycosa's flag bears the symbol of La Marea Negra, which looks like a stylized tidal wave.