Capt. Kurt Jacobi
Kurt was raised in the Oleander city of Quilbignon. When his mother was pregnant, his father was conscripted into the army to fight against the Corlanders, and did not survive to return home. Back at home, Ms. Jacobi was struck with grief and found solace in The Faith. Kurt's upbringing was very strict, and his mother made sure he was brought up with a strong education. She would work day and night cleaning the estates of the Oleander aristocracy to put food on the table, and books in Kurt's hands. She dreamed that one day he would serve in the Church.
By Kurt's teenage years, he was working for a carpenters shop to help with household expenses, and at night he would read until the candle burned out. By this point Kurt had grown cynical and was tired of The Faith, but kept up appearances for his mother. During all Kurt's reading and studying, his mother believed he was memorizing scripture, when in reality he was reading adventurous romantic Eslandolan novels and Corlander scientific and philosophical treatises.
Not long after turning 18, his mother revealed she had saved for years to send Kurt off to seminary for formal education so that he could join The Order. After a furious argument and debate, Kurt begrudgingly agreed to his mother's conditions, and left for the isolated monastery, leaving his home city for the first time. After arriving Kurt quickly found himself butting heads with the Clerics and their dogmatic ways. The radical ideas Kurt had been exposed to in his books only grew stronger as they were challenged by the Clerics.
Many months after joining the monastery, Kurt snuck into the Head cleric's chambers to see if he could find the letters he had expected he would have received from his mother. In there he found a chest stuffed full of undelivered letters for the other seminary students. After rifling through he found a handful from his mother, and one from his former master at the carpenter's shop, Erich. The letters chronicled her failing health, and ended with Erich sadly informing Kurt of her unfortunate passing. It had been three months since this last letter. Filled with rage, Kurt packed his belongings. On his way out he pilfered some of the ornate gold, silver and jewel emblazoned icons of Zues, Poseidon and Hades that were treasured by the clerics as gifts from local nobleman.
Kurt returned back to Quilbignon, knowing the authorities would not be long behind him. He found his old master at the carpentry shop and explained his situation. Over the next week they fenced the stolen goods. After aquiring a substantial amount of gold, they made their way to the docks. There they purchased a damaged ship, and Erich ensured the proper repairs were made. They enlisted a ragtag crew, and set sail for the New World to join the Sea Rats to make a living trading, smuggling or maybe even taking from the rich by force if necessary.
Really new to Eurobricks, and these are some of the first MOCs I've made since I was a kid in the 90s, so I'm super excited to be joining the Sea Rats! After licensing my ship, what's next?