Keet (a.k.a. Parrot)
It is fascinating where life can take you: one day you’re a travelling street performer, the next day you are a crewmate of the pirate queen herself.
A former bard that travelled across the isles of Inselreich, Keet now belongs to the Crust Crew of the CC Crusty Sailor. An excellent vocalist with skills in ventriloquism, he now helps the Crescent Captain upkeep her status as his part of the deal.
General Physical Condition
A well-built Siren, Keet is a tall man with a body chiselled from working out. Like other Sirens, with a head covered in cyan feathers and large gills on each side.
Like all members of the Crust Crew, he has a small crab tattoo on his left hand.
Like many other Sirens like him, Keet has an affinity with manipulating his own vocal range. Through years of training, he can mimic almost any sound or voice of anyone or anything. As long as he knows what the person sounds like.
Born on the Siren Islands, Keet was one of the few males born during his birth year. Being the only guy in his family, he was a bit of an outlier amongst his home from a young age.
Growing up, he developed his vocal skills, gaining quite a mastery in voice mimicry and vocal performances. With it, he did one-man acts, using his vocal range to play different roles at the same time. More often than not with stories passed down from his mothers.
Over the course of his teenage years he learned how to perfect said art, getting better at his roles. For a while he downright became a tourist attraction, the so-called “one-man band”.
As he turned 17, Keet wanted to explore the world a bit rather than stay in his hometown. Taking the ship to the mainland, he got on shore in Sichelan. From there, he drifted between ports, earning a living through street performances.
His most common form of entertainment were the one-man shows and his vocal range. People would pay him to hear the impersonations, no matter the accent nor the gender. He even teamed up with a few other street performers to do some spectacles from time to time.
While his popularity never got big, it paid a living. Keet would drift from port to port, spending anywhere from a week to a month at each one. His sleeping spots became local inns where he often would pay the rent as entertainment for the bar.
Joining the Crust Crew
While travelling through a small port town, he met Elisabeth Saltfroid VII. Finding her lost in town, drunken as can be, he kept her at an inn until she could sober up. Only when he realised her rivals were hunting her down, Keet fled the port to hide her in a nearby sea cave.
Once she was sober enough to talk with, he explained the situation she got herself in. Realising what transpired, Elisabeth thanked the Siren and tried to think of a plan to escape. To do so, Keet would need to grab a rowboat from the docks, and bring it back to their hiding spot so that they could escape onto the open seas. Something Keet had no problem doing for her.
Back at the port town though, the plan fell apart once her rivals realised he was helping her escape. Luckily for him, Elisabeth abandoned the plan as fast and arrived to the port causing quite a scene. Which unfortunately led to both her rivals and authorities to be aware of her presence.
I don't even know why she suggested the plan if she didn't even try to follow it. But I now realise that is sadly sort of her thing.
Blowing up the rival’s ship and setting an entire dock on fire, the two escaped on the rowboat. Waiting for her crew to pick her up, the two drifted began talking, learning more of one another. Understanding that Keet would get hunted down for helping her out, she offered him a spot on her crew. Knowing he would have nowhere else to go, he agreed upon it.
Once the crew picked both of them up, Keet got assigned as Elisabeth’s eyes and ears alongside helping with the public side of things.
For a long period in his life, Keet worked as a street performer, making his living by acting on the streets. It was only after Elisabeth came into his life that he went into the pirate’s life.
With his current employment on the Crusty Sailor, he helps act as the eyes and ears of the captain as second in command. Though he also acts as the crew’s entertainment during long journeys, providing music and performances.
Likes & Dislikes
Virtues & Personality perks
Many around Keet consider him good at expressing himself and being honest about the people around him. While that honesty can be quite serious, he never tries to break people down over it.
Whenever he has issues, he tries to find solutions as well. Sometimes he can be blunt with the answers, but Keet tries to comfort others as best as he can.
Vices & Personality flaws
While calm and patient, in chaotic scenes his temper gets the better of him to the point of shouting at people. Once angered, his honesty gets far more aggressive, leading to him saying some horrendous things by accident.
Still, Keet tries to regain his composure after such outbursts, even if he remains grumpy afterwards. He is not famous for his outbursts and regrets it whenever it happens.
You must be pretty thin-skinned if that joke made you foam at the mouth.
An honest and positive man, Keet has a rather optimistic tone to the way he speaks. Trying to spin things in a better light unless it starts to sounds delusional to him.
Keet likes to joke with people, toying with them through playful jabs. But rarely does he do it to offend anyone he meets. Only against rivals become those jabs a bit more hurtful.
Towards Elisabeth Saltfroid VII
Elisabeth Saltfroid VII and Keet met at a small port down in Sichelan because of a situation Elisabeth got herself into. After escaping a rival pirate group, she offered the Siren a place on the Crust Crew as her eyes and ears.
A few months in, the two started forming a relationship, dating behind the scenes. Only a few of the other crew members even knew of it, intentional or not.
The two did grew more distant as it became harder to keep the secret up, deciding to break up before it got out of hand. Though it was not with any hard feelings, as the two remain flirty with one another to this day.