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Marino Oceangem

Postby Marino Oceangem on May 9th, 2020, 12:04 am

Marino Oceangem


Race: Sevfra
Gender: Male
Age: 21 years old
Birthday: 20th of Summer, 498 A.V.
Birthplace: Southern Suvan Sea
Height: 6'0
Weight: 190 lbs
Eye color: Light Blue
Hair color: Brown

Appearance: Marino is tall, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He tends to trim his facial hair close to his skin, letting it grow out only slightly on occasion. His skin is tan, and on his left shoulder is a tattoo of his tavan Twist. Above his left hip is an Oceangem tattoo.

Twist - Tavan


Oceangem Mark


Character Concept

Marino is kind, adventurous soul who loves to learn about new things, and meet new people. He is by nature, a open and honest person. Because of this he tends to be very direct with people as well. He prefers to settle business before pleasure and tends to be a good listener as he enjoys hearing about all kinds of things.

Marino's pod has recently come to Syka, and sensing an opportunity, he has expressed interest in offering his ships services.

Character History

Marino was born to Aros, and Nauian Oceangem. Together they raised him with his co-mother, Telia Oceangem. While Marino learned how to swim from his father Aros, he learned how to sail from his mothers, Nauian and Telia. During this time, he met his tavan, Twist, whom is a Spinner Dolphin and they became fast friends after Twist's amusing display of acrobatics.

After the Djed storm of 512 A.V. the Oceangem pod changed drastically. They lost a lot of Svefra that day and were forced to leave the open sea until they could recover. From there, being a contemplative people they decided what to do next. While some desired to go back out on the open sea, others thought they may do better keeping to the coast for now till they brought their numbers back up. The Lia decided to take the middle, leading the pod out into the middle of the sea where they were comfortable while reaching out to the other pods whom had more experience trading with the coastal cities. From them she learned which ones it might benefit her pod to visit, and which ones they should stay away from.

With this new information, and with the help of her immediate family she began to educate the pod about the benefits of going to these coastal cities. It was her opinion that the pod needed to make a significant change if it was to become whole again, and as a people they needed to embrace this change to deal with the change in circumstances. Marino's family, ever close with the Lia, accepted this along with most of the rest of the pod. So, while they prepared to visit one of these cities, Marino's family along with many others began to seek out vessels traveling the open sea's to trade when they could, or just talk when there was nothing to barter. This helped the Oceangem pod decide where to go first and what to bring.

At first, balancing this need with the desire to self isolate out on the open sea was tricky. As most of the pod was not used to cavorting with outsiders, it was usually the same people meeting with these foreigners every time. This is because they felt pulled away from their devotion to Laviku out on the open sea, and spoiled for having to interact with these outsiders. With Marino's family being one of the few willing to go and trade with these outsiders, he ended up getting a lot of experience seeing these people which had a profound effect on his younger, formative years. He became much more friendly to these outsiders than his older siblings, and grew to enjoy the different way they all talked. It instilled in him early on a respect for these coastal cultures.

Eventually others in the pod started taking part in the trading too when they saw the wealth that came from the outsiders. An when they slowly became more whole, they started spending more and more time out on the open sea again. They would still trade with the coastal cites, but less frequently and always with some specific goal in mind. Marino didn't in particular like this change, but he did not argue with it as it was not his place. Besides he now had a Casinor of his own they he was rapidly learning how to sail and that took much of his time. He longed for a test of his skills, and eventually that came when word came from the northern suvan via Avikki. According to the Lia, there was apparently a very good opportunity to improve the pod's resources if they were to travel up the outer ocean to Lhavit, and bring back some rare luxuries.

After some conferring, the pod decided to take the risk, and made the long journey there and back. For Marino, it was one of the most interesting experiences of his young life as he'd never been out on the outer ocean before. Even more captivating was Lhavit which was like nothing he'd ever seen with its massive mountains and otherworldly architecture. He had greatly enjoyed meeting the strange people there with their familiar yet odd sense of fashion. However the strangest person yet was to come back with them. A symenestran woman who went by the name of Selene bartered passage with the Lia. While the addition came as unexpected and was naturally resisted by some of the pod, nobody defied the Lia in this. Still it was a very strange situation as they'd all heard the rumors of the symenestra.

However, seeing her so sick and frail on the voyage, and full with child, Marino at least grew comfortable with the idea that she would be traveling with them for some time. After observing her from afar for some time, he would occasionally chat with her about the voyage, while staying obviously away from her heritage and his own for that matter. When they finally made port in Syka, they parted as acquaintances.

To his pleasant surprise, he found that there were quite a few Svefra who made their home in Syka, and he soon could reason why. It was beautiful, with plentiful meat and fruit available. There was also an intriguing wildness to it all that you didn't see in the more settled cities. An air of adventure that he so desperately craved. An idea struck him then. He could make a place for himself here like those other Svefra, and actually have the time to do some exploring of his own. Marino knew that he wouldn't get the chance again for a long time as the Oceangem pod was due to spend at least a season back out on the open sea. So, with that settled in his mind, he approached the founders about finding work, and integrating himself with the community.


Fluent Language: Fratava
Basic Language: Common


Please list skills in alphabetical order by competency

Skill EXP Total Proficiency
Endurance 1 1 Novice
Fishing 8 SP 8 Novice
Land Navigation 1 1 Novice
Logic 2 2 Novice
Negotiation 1 1 Novice
Observation 5, 4 9 Novice
Sailing 26 SP, 5, 1 32 Competent
Socialization 5 5 Novice
Swimming 10 RB, 16 SP, 5 31 Competent
Teaching 5 5 Novice


Oceanus - 1st Mark


- How to do a breaststroke
- How to secure a line to a cleat

- Location: Tazrae's Inn
- Tazrae: makes good sandwiches
- Lore of the calming effects of a water pipe
- Teaching: starting with the basics
- Teaching: hands on learning
- Tazrae: sincere gratitude
- Tazrae: the reason she left Riverfall
- Tazrae: scared of small spaces
- Using soothing words to calm a panic attack
- Swimming: supporting a thrashing woman
- Teaching: throwing your students into the deep end
- Tazrae: of desert descent
- Swimming: diving
- Location: Uta's Place
- Uta: Syka plant specialist

- Lore of the challenges of self-sufficiency
- Location: Overwater Rancheros
- People: Stuvantis Alkamar
- Stuvantis Alkamar: worships Sivah
- Stu Wisdom: how to be a true part of Syka
- James Chaliva: Syka founder
- Randal Zor: Syka founder
- Mathias Okavis: Syka founder
- Negotiation: jumping the gun
- Uta: expert on plant life
- Location: The Bungalows
- Location: Sharktooth Point
- Land Navigation: memorizing landmarks
- Syka Fauna: Ashta
- Ashta: beasts of burden


1 Set of Clothing

-Simple Shirt (Linen, White) *
-Simple Breeches (Linen, Green) *
-Simple Undergarments (Linen, White) *
-Simple Cloak (Rami, Blue) *
-Simple Boots (Leather, with a copper buckle) *
-Scarf (Crimson, with bells woven through, made with Isuas)
-Shirt (Linen,White)
-Breeches (Linen,White)
-Belt pouch

1 Backpack * which contains:

-Comb (Bone) *
-Brush (Bone) *
-Soap *
-Razor *
-Rations (1 Week's worth) *
-1 eating knife *
-Flint & Steel *
-Iron Pot Containing:
- Hammock
- Butcher Knife
- Fishing hooks, and small roll of line (Survival Kit)
- Whet Stone
- Small First Aid Kit (Survival Kit)
- Insect Repellent
- Needle and Thread (Survival Kit)
- Small Compass (Survival Kit)
- Waterproof tin+ with tinder soaked in oil
- Waterproof tin+ with dried rations
- Bedroll

Rucksack Containing:

-Underclothing (Isuas) - 2 pairs)
-Linen, Breeches
-Linen, Shirt


-Bowie Knife
-Shortbow, Composite
-Quiver with 20 arrows

Spice Box Containing:
-Swallowbell tobacco (1 oz)
-Calisye (1oz)

Assorted Supplies:

Fishing Kit Containing:

- Tackle, fishing cord, and bait

Preserving Kit Containing:

- Salt, a variety of sheets of varying layers, a tool for making sawdust, jars and other assorted preserving supplies. (+ Denotes part of this kit that shows up elsewhere)

Survival Kit Containing:

- 2 simple snares
- a waterskin
- a small tent
- a small compass
- a small first aid kit
- flint and steel
- small roll of fishing line, 6 basic fishing hooks
- 2 candles
- a blanket
- a needle and thread
- a simple knife

-Fishing Pole
-Fishing Net (25 sq.ft.)
-Grapple Pole
-Harpoon bolts (2 bundles of 10)
-Oil (1 pint flask)
-Anti-fungal Ointment
- Sealing Wax
- 2 Mesh Bags
- Water skin *
- Mortar Pestle
- Tinder (9)

Heirloom: Dark, oak wooden traveler's pipe[/googlefont][/color]

Housing - Currently docked at Syka

A Casinor: A small, personal ship no longer than 30 feet with a single cabin. More than twice the size of the average rowboat, this ship is capable of traversing inland seas and coastal areas though it is unequipped to travel on the open ocean. The most common personal ship found among the Svefra. These ships are often found employing heavy harpoons for defense. Much of the free space on the ship has been converted into living quarters thus cargo is limited to 500 lbs. While it may carry a number of passengers, these boats are designed for a single person spending extended periods at sea. Crew: 1, Passengers: 5 Equipped with a mounted harpoon.


Purchase Cost Total
Starting +100 GM 100 GM
Scarf 1 gm, 3 sm, 5 cm
Shirt 1 sm
Breeches 8 sm
Fishing Kit 10 gm
Fishing Pole 1 gm
Fishing Net 4 gm
Rucksack 1 gm
Hammock 5 gm
Grapple Pole 15 gm
Halfspear 1 gm
Swallowbell 8 cm
Calisye 2 sm
Spice box 5 gm
Harpoon Mount 50 gm
Harpoon Bolts 2 gm
Order Summary - 96 gm, 5 sm, 3 cm 3 gm 4 sm, 7 cm
68th of Spring Purchases - 2 gm, 8 sm 6 sm, 7 cm
Spring of 520 Wages + 637 gm 637 gm, 6 sm, 7 cm
Seasonal expenses - 135 gm 502 gm, 6 sm, 7 cm
Bowie Knife - 5 sm
Butchering Knife -5 sm
Hatchet - 6 sm
Shortbow, Composite - 75 gm
Shortbow, Arrows (20) - 1 gm
Quiver - 20 gm
Iron Pot - 5 sm
Oil (1 pint flask) - 1 sm
Tinder (10) - 1 sm
Pouch, Belt - 1 gm
Mesh Bag (2) - 1 gm
Sealing Wax - 1 gm
Whet Stone - 10 gm
Slicker - 5 sm
Insect Repellent - 1 sm
Mortar Pestle - 1 gm
Bedroll - 1 sm
Undergarmets (Isuas) - 4 sm
Preserving Kit - 5 gm
Antifungal Ointment - 25 gm
Survival Kit - 25 gm
Total of Purchases - 169 gm 3 sm
Total 333 gm, 3 sm, 7 cm
Summer Seasonal Expense - 135 gm
Total 198 gm, 3 sm, 7 cm

Thread List

Tavan - Spinner Dolphin


The spinner dolphin is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales.

Twist is the name of Marino's Tavan.
Last edited by Marino Oceangem on July 15th, 2020, 2:05 am, edited 7 times in total.
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Marino Oceangem

Postby Marino Oceangem on May 17th, 2020, 6:45 am

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Spring Threads (520 AV)

- So that settles things.. (61st of Spring, 3,438 words)
- Twist under the sun (65th of Spring)
- Lost in the rigging (67th of Spring)
- Jungle Basketcases (Marino) (68th of Spring)
- Dinner with danger (69th of Spring)
- Delve Deeply (Tazrae) (70th of Spring)
- Closehauled Beating (82nd of Spring)
- Dead Run (88th of Spring)

Summer Threads 520 AV

-Arrival of the Stormriders Part 1 | Astride the Sea Part 2 (1st of Summer)

-Where the sea meets sand (2nd of Summer)

-No hope for the willing (3rd of Summer)

-Freedom under the sun (5th of Summer)

-Beam Reach (7th of Summer)

-Through the storm (11th of Summer)

-The calm to be had (12th of Summer)

-In Irons (13th of Summer)

-Getting Aquainted (14th of Summer)

-Giving it a once over (15th of Summer)

-Pieces and Parts (16th of Summer)

-Oh its a beautiful thing (18th of Summer)

-Around the bend (23rd of Summer)

-Overboard (24th of Summer)


The world we've left behind (2nd of Spring, 512 A.V.)
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