“Bloody” Benjamin Smith (Worn_Traveler)
While he was given an English name, no one is really sure about “Bloody Ben’s” nationality, because he neither talks nor looks English. Was once an honest sailor for the Spanish Treasure fleet in it’s decline, but after clashing with pirates and witnessing the plundering of his ships was overtaken with greed and became a pirate. Starting as a sailor, he rose quickly in prestiege, for he knew the Treasure Fleet’s route, but as the Treasure fleet slowly declined and less treasure was to be had in them, his services were less and less needed. In 1747 he took control of his own ship and put together a rough crew to attack a merchant ship sailoing to the Americas. he intersepted them while they were anchored in a small trading island in the Carribean. He took the grandest ship for himself, then proceeded to loot the town. Once he was finished he burnt the town and the other ships, thus aquiring the name “Bloody Ben” in the Caribbean. He sailed to a safe harbor, murdered his crew and took all the booty for himself. Thus he came to aquire one of the best ships in the Caribbean but lately it has fallen into disuse and deteriorated, and “Bloody Ben” is currently seeking to find, buy- or steal a new one.
more as threads develop . . .