Merci

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Captain Merci
RaceAgeless Porc
ClassBuccaneer
Affiliation
GenderMale
Relationships
  • Creation: Fire Sprite
  • StatusAlive
    AliasCaptain
    ActorCoestar
    Campaigns The Jewel of the Dingo Isles
    SeasonsSeason One Season Three Coe's Quest
    "These elves have spoken to me. They've shown me McCoy. And I'm ready to become a better porc. I'm ready to become a better man McCoy. So whatddya say? Wanna stand down and challenge the brave new world of the Silvermine Mountains together?"
    — Captain Merci

    Captain Merci is an Ageless Porc Buccaneer who is captain of the Bocoe, portrayed by Coestar during The Jewel of the Dingo Isles and by Rob and Coestar in The New Crew and The Senate of Deadlantis. Merci was a Pirate Captain of the Bocoe, having slain his previous captain for the role, but he was captured by the Sunsword Grand Paladin Virgo. He was later seen being converted to an Ageless and joining the crew of Bopen the Skeleton King.

    Characteristics[edit]

    Appearance[edit]

    Merci is a male Porc with a muscular figure, blue beady eyes, yellow tusks and brown mutton chops and goatee. He wears a sleeveless button up white shirt, blue pants, a loose fitting brown belt with a golden buckle, and a black pirate hat with a large blue feather from an unknown creature on it. Most notably, Merci wears the skin of his former Captain as a cape as a show of power. Merci carries around with him a large black anchor (presumably made out of cast iron) with a golden chain and a small lantern with a fire sprite living inside, created from his own blood.

    With his cameo in Coe's Quest. Merci was shown lacking his Porc skin cape and was significantly older looking, as he had several wrinkles and grey hair.


    Personality[edit]

    Merci is a natural born leader who demands respect and admiration from his crew, especially using his fantastic mutton chops and Porc Skin Armor. He is very straightforward and always trying to think ahead, and tries to get his crew through thick and thin without a hitch. He always stays calm and collected and never lets the situation get to his head in the heat of battle. However, he does show some favoritism towards the Porcs of his group over the Kobolds.


    Relationships[edit]

    McCoy[edit]

    McCoy was a loyal follower to Merci, and a good friend, which led to Merci granting McCoy the position of first mate. When his crew was captured by Virgo Sunsword, Merci surrendered so McCoy would stop fighting and thus be spared his life. However, when the Sunsword ship was attacked by Bopen and his skeleton crew, Merci abandoned McCoy, accepting the Ageless curse despite knowing it would not guarantee his first mate's safety.

    Jo Krysstal[edit]

    Merci has a strong dislike of kobolds, and distrusts Jo due to his greedy nature. Jo is generally loyal to the captain, but Merci's distrust is proven well-placed when Jo join in a mutiny against Merci.

    Kinney Boots[edit]

    Despite Merci's distaste for kobolds, and Kinney's distaste for porcs, the two have a very affectionate relationship. Merci even calls her "Skinny Boots" and values her advice very highly. Kinney even spends most of her time in combat buckled to Merci. However, Kinney leaves the crew at the beginning of The New Crew because of the amount of Porcs and Elves that Merci has allowed to join.

    Octivias[edit]

    Merci has a good working relationship with Octivias, but is not a huge fan of his fish yogurt. When Octivias throws out food not related to fish yogurt, Merci scolded the cook, but their working relationship remained strong as Octivias developed new forms of yogurt for his captain.

    Jakelad[edit]

    Merci enjoyed Jakelad's sea shanties, often instructing him to make new songs or inspire the crew. However, Jakelad was a member of the Cult of Bones and betrayed his captain, so Merci felt no remorse at the bard's death.

    Marco & Polo[edit]

    Merci brings the goblin twins Marco and Polo onto his crew specifically due to their specialty technique where they buckle together and fire themselves out of a cannon. Merci is willing to bring the goblins into his crew despite knowing how the other members might react to having goblins on board the ship.

    Ladyir[edit]

    When Merci discovers the young elf Ladyir on his ship, he takes mercy on the child, treating his missing hand and allowing the boy to work on the ship.

    Cain[edit]

    Merci finds Cain to be a handful, as he has to keep a constant eye on what Cain does thanks to the large porc's dangerous combination of avoracious appetite and lack of intelligence. Cain eventually decides to beat on Merci when they are members of List of Organizations#Bopen's Skeleton Crew

    Rick Snot[edit]

    Merci originally dislikes Rick Snot, finding the boy to be frail and useless, and only allowing him on the ship because he was sent by his contractor Nisovin. However, Merci's opinion of Rick changes when he sees the raw destruction the wizard causes during their assault on Laeyuleaugh.

    Maelstrom[edit]

    Merci allows Maelstron, under the alias of Patches, onto his ship due to the kobold's impressive combat capabilities. However, Merci does not trust the new crew member, and is eventually betrayed when Maelstrom leads a mutiny.

    Bopen[edit]

    Merci agrees to join Bopen's crew, both to save his own life and because he, like many porcs, respect strength. Bopen has stated that Merci may become a captain again one day when the Skeleton King is made an admiral.

    Krungor[edit]

    Merci likes to taunt Krungor, and steals the floating skull that was once one of the ogre's heads. This prompts Krungor and Cain to beat Merci, which he survives despite the brute strength of his two assailants.

    Character Inventory[edit]

    Powers & Abilities Belongings

    Traits[edit]

    • [{Race / Porc}]
    • [{Class / Buccaneer}]
    • [{Cornerstone / Anglers}]
    • [{Attribute / Seadog}]

    Passives[edit]

    • [{Buccaneer / Quartermaster}]

    Abilities[edit]

    • [{Buccaneer / Avast Ye Maties}]
    • [{Buccaneer / Weighted Anchor}]

    Former Abilities[edit]

    • [{Buccaneer / Jollyroger}]
    • [{Companion Ability / All Hands on Deck}]

    Current[edit]

    • [{Armor / Porc Skin Armor}]
    • [{Treasure / Headhunter Axe}]
    • [{Weapon / Scimitar}]
    • [{Weapon / Six Shooter}]
    • [{Weapon / Spiked Anchor}]

    Former Belongings[edit]

    • Blood Flame Lantern
    • Bottle of Wise Rum
    • [{Companion / Pot Puppy}]
    • Elven Dagger
    • Flintlock Pistol
    • Pirate Hat
    • Spyglass
    • [{Weapon / Cutlass}]

    History[edit]

    Background[edit]

    Like all Porcs, Merci was once a simple pig that entered a pit of mysterious purple liquid and emerged as a Porc. He later became a pirate unlike many Porcs who live in packs in caves.

    At some point during his career as a pirate, Merci murdered the original captain of the Bocoe. Merci fashioned the former captain's skin into a set of armor that he uses to further intimidate his crew. After getting to know McCoy, they eventually got over the hurdle of his armor creating a bond. This led to Merci promoting McCoy to First Mate.

    The Jewel of the Dingo Isles[edit]

    After receiving a map from Nisovin, he heads off on an adventure to the Dingo Isles to retrieve a gem. He shoves off right away and sleeps for the first 13 days of the journey, but is awoken shortly before a group of Harpies and an Eaglebear raid the ship in search of fish yogurt. His ship suffers some heavy damage during a fight with the Behemoth, losing the front port-side cannon. He is almost dragged to a watery death by one of its tentacles, while a crew member, Jakelad, betrays the crew and is killed. He starts to feel the heat when on the Isles in a temple, trying to rescue Pot Puppies from the flames of a room-sized grill. The stress and flames prove to be a little too much, as he struggles to get his crew to follow his orders and get anything coordinated done. At this moment, he loses some of his authority to the possibility of the puppies dying, or of the crew being trapped in a grill.

    After escaping the grill of death, Merci sends McCoy to retrieve the gem while he hangs back with the rest of the crew. Afterwards, he leaves with his crew, out back to sea.

    The New Crew[edit]

    Merci returns to Nisovin, and is given the job to steal a key from the elf resort of Laeyuleaugh. To help, Nisovin sends his apprentice Rick Snot to help. They then go to recruit new crew members at a local tavern. while he leaves McCoy to recruit new members, Kinney Boots quits saying that she cannot stand the number of Porcs, Elf children and Goblins on board any longer. On the ship, he discovers the stowaway Ladyir after his hand was eaten by Cain and used a bloody handkerchief to make a to tourniquet to stop the bleeding and pain. While the others play a rousing game of Unforgotten Realms he stays below to talk with Octivias.

    During the siege of Laeyuleaugh, McCoy catches a Gnome off guard and kills those he alerts. He then sets his sights on the manor. After a brief fight with Fenrus the crew fled the scene leaving Merci in the hands of the Sun Clerics. Later in the campaign he is seen aboard Virgo Sunsword's ship, tied to the mast. When Marco & Polo untie him he refuses to run. When McCoy tries to save him Merci explains that they must surrender or they will all be killed. Eventually he convinces him by explaining to him that they don't kill but to imprison them in the Silvermine Mountains as long as no elves die, and his crew surrenders apart from the Goblins Marco and Polo.

    The Senate of Deadlantis[edit]

    Merci is captured by the Sunswords on Laeyuleaugh after failing to jump on Cain's back as he charged out of the Sunsword Manor. He, along with most of his crew, are arrested. On their way to the Silvermine Mountains, however, the Sunsword Ship is attacked by a crew of Ageless under the command of Bopen, who successfully take over. Bopen then gives the survivors a choice, to either serve Bopen, or to die. Merci at first is unwilling to grovel, but his desire for his life, as well as the life of his crew, makes him eventually grovel to the Skeleton King. Merci says he'd join if it would save his crew, but Bopen says it doesn't guarantee the Crews survival. Eventually, Merci caves in and joins, saying his life is more important then the lives of his Crew. As Merci becomes an Ageless, Bopen kills McCoy to prove Merci's words. Bopen does say that, someday, Merci could become a Captain again, when he becomes an Admiral.

    Merci then hangs out with Krungor, stealing Krungor's broken head with Buckle Buddies. Eventually, Krungor and Cain beat up Merci, but Merci survives his beating.

    Fate[edit]

    Merci was last seen with the rest of his Ageless shipmates before Bopen traveled to Deadlantis with Phineas Barringster. It is not known if any of the crew went to Deadlantis with Bopen, or if they all stayed on the ship.

    Coe's Quest[edit]

    At an unknown, potentially later, point in time, he was seen at a tavern during the first episode of Coe's Quest, significantly aged and lacking his Porc Skin cape. He seemed to get in an altercation with Coe and lost a fight with him.

    Trivia[edit]

    • Continuing on with Coe's theme of words in foreign languages, merci means thank you in french.
    • Kinney Boots and Captain Merci are implied to have a sexual affair. Kinney's coat was in Merci's room while he was "sleeping" for 13 days. This is further suggested by Kinney's enthusiasm over being Buckle Buddies with Merci.
    • Merci had an unnamed Pot Puppy who died at some point in time between The Jewel of the Dingo Isles and The New Crew.
    • Merci had a cameo appearance in Coe's Quest Episode 1.
    • Merci was the original character to be featured on the Buccaneer's cards in Season 2 and 3.