Ah yes, Lieutenant Dravous Valenwright, my first and most likely not the last FC (fan character) of
's series the Pirate Madeline, a mixed up world of pirates, ninjas, magic, and tech depending on where you look! Give it a read, its very well made and masterfully designed in my opinion (or if randomness is more your taste ((no pun intended)) try out the Hokey and pokey series in his gallery as well!)
Uniform color: Dark blue as the main color, with a brass/golden trim for his uniform's lines and buttons.
-Sword: Standard-Issue Port Haven Military Saber (with the city-state flag emblem imprinted on the handguard)
-Pistol: a dark wood handle with silver steel in appearance is the sole heirloom his family has, designed not only for a quick firing of two metal projectiles, but also with a hidden surprise to keep the fight going in combat, using the handle or barrel as the grip to make it an effective melee weapon.
-Haven's Shield: A 100% metal and mechanical Golem that relies on human imput to function at all. Though smaller than most Golems (1-3 times the height of a human being) it defends haven with the same tenacity as Dravous when he pilots its, willing to sacrifice everything it is to save its home.
Personality: Dravous is very quiet and doesn't speak often, so when he gives a speech, he stammers on some words, he starts to heat up and almost sweat, the pressure of his job bearing down on him. He always clings to past events as well, holding himself in judgement, believing it could've somehow been done differently, his mind belittling himself for that which cannot be changed. While he's a firm commanding officer, who only gives himself the rank of Lieutenant and not a Captain or General, he has trouble speaking to girls, he gets shy and blushes easily if one tries to sweet talk him, or rather...just talk in general. Once one gets to know him, its a friendship not easily severed, as his friends in his opinion are few, and he never wants to lose one, especially if it could've been prevented in the first place. He has very little free time for himself and finds himself spending more hours in battle and at the tacticians desk in the war room as opposed to being a person.
Dravous is a Lieutenant in Port Haven, an out of the way City-State that is unfortunately severely lacking a Military and having its existence even be on the map. Being the sole appointed military officer, he commands what few soldiers and sailors alike to keep his port safe from the constant raids from the various pirates and skeleton king forces that threaten the well being of his people. To do this, he commands what is considered unsafe in a Golem-pilots profession otherwise known as an Iron Coffin (the terminology is more local to port haven, may not be used in other regions) or in simpler terms, a 100% machine golem which relies on entirely human control, as opposed to the Golem's ability to react in an effort to keep it and its pilot alive.
Though a dangerous job, someone has to do it, and (un)fortunately, Dravous is the only one in the area who fits the bill. Though his responsibility weighs heavily on his heart, as those he's come to know as friends and family fall around him, he remains hopeful that one day, someone will re-unite the world under one flag so that no innocent should have to suffer under a larger forces boot simply because they're weaker and considered easy pickings.
The Pirate Madeline (c)
Dravous Valenright, Haven, and the Haven's Shield Golem (c)