Skulls & Shackles
Ambrose "Fishguts" Kroop
Male Human Fighter/Rogue
Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop
Ambrose Kroop is the ship’s cook, nicknamed “Fishguts”
by the crew, though whether this refers to the contents
of his soups or the stains on his apron is unclear. His
job is to bring the ship’s biscuit on deck at dawn for the
crew, and prepare and serve the evening meal.
Kroop is a drunkard, but not constantly inebriated. His unpredictability makes
him a frustrating. Like his friend Cut-Throat Grok, Kroop is from the school of hard
knocks, but where Grok has become tough, Kroop has capitulated in the face of endless discipline and violence.
He describes the job
of the cook’s mate, which basically entails helping him
prepare meals, and actually acquiring food for meals by
fishing on a fairly regular basis. At some stage during
this initial discussion, Kroop makes the following point.
“It’s poison, this ship, but don’t let anyone hear you say it
aloud. The hull listens, see, and the cap’n hears it all. Poison
the Wormwood is, though, rotten to the core. You’ll not meet a
more nasty, sour piece of work than Cap’n Harrigan in all your
days at sea, and his crew’s the same, ’specially the first mate,
Mr. Plugg. Vicious little sod, he is. He’d take his own mother’s
liver to the butcher to make pies with, he would. But they
leave me alone, mostly. They know I can’t ’arm ’em.”
Through days of light-hearted banter and good work you’ve noticed that Kroop is drinking less, and is quite friendly towards you. Cut-Throat Grok has started taking a liking to you as well because of your associative friendship.