Pirate King Samuel "Ironheart" Rodriguez Character in World of Stendaaris | World Anvil

Pirate King Samuel "Ironheart" Rodriguez

Captain Samuel "Ironheart" Rodriguez is a legendary figure in the world of piracy, known for his charismatic leadership and daring exploits on the high seas. As the Pirate King of the Dark Tide, he commands the loyalty and respect of his crew, leading them with an iron will and an undying spirit. Samuel's dark, piercing eyes and jet-black hair add to his commanding presence, making him a formidable figure among pirates and feared by his rivals.   Born under the silver light of a full moon during a storm, Samuel's birth was considered an auspicious event, and from a young age, it was evident that he possessed the spirit of a true pirate. He rose through the ranks of the Scarlet Tide, quickly becoming the youngest captain in the organization's history. His strategic brilliance and exceptional swordsmanship propelled him to success in numerous raids, amassing immense wealth and treasures.   However, fate had a different plan for Samuel when he met Adira "The Crimson" Blackwood, and united their fleets. The two pirate leaders forged an unlikely alliance, uniting under the Scarlet Tide banner. This unprecedented partnership brought an era of prosperity, but it was short-lived. The revelation of their secret romance caused a rift between the factions, leading to the dissolution of the Scarlet Tide and the bitter feud between the Dark Tide and The Crimson Corsairs.   Despite the challenges and failures, Samuel remains steadfast in his quest to reclaim the hidden treasure of the Scarlet Tide, the key to reunifying his family and restoring their legacy. He carries the weight of his past mistakes but draws strength from the loyalty and devotion of his crew, inspiring them with his motto, "With iron hearts and undying spirits, we sail the seas as one!"   Samuel's journey is one of redemption and determination, seeking to reconcile the factions and secure a future for his children, Prince Theron Blackwood and Princess Lyra Rodriguez. His prowess in swordplay and navigation is matched only by his ability to lead and inspire, making him a historical figure venerated even in the present day. The legacy of Captain Samuel "Ironheart" Rodriguez lives on as a symbol of pirate resilience and the unbreakable bonds of family.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Robust and in excellent shape from years of swordplay and naval combat.

Special abilities

He has exceptional swordsmanship and tactical brilliance. He is also known for his charismatic leadership, inspiring loyalty and devotion among his crew.

Apparel & Accessories

Wears a captain's attire, adorned with symbols of the Scarlet Tide & Dark Tide, including a prominent ironheart pendant.

Mental characteristics

Accomplishments & Achievements

Became the youngest captain of the Scarlet Tide at the age of 28. He was able to form a formidable alliance with Adira "The Crimson" Blackwood. They led the Scarlet Tide to numerous successful raids, amassing vast wealth and treasures creating an era of unprecedented prosperity.

Failures & Embarrassments

He ended up losing the trust of the Dragon Fleet Division due to a misunderstanding, leading to their eventual rivalry. We was also unable to prevent the dissolution of the Scarlet Tide, causing the bitter feud between the Dark Tide and The Crimson Corsairs.

Mental Trauma

Carries the weight of past mistakes and the burden of leading a fractured organization.

Morality & Philosophy

Believes in a code of honor among pirates, respecting their fellow brethren and adhering to the Pirate's Creed.

Personality Characteristics


Seeks to reclaim the hidden treasure of the Scarlet Tide, uniting his family and restoring their legacy.

Savvies & Ineptitudes

He is skilled in navigation and reading the stars. However, eventhough a charasmatic leader he struggles with diplomacy and politics.

Likes & Dislikes

He loves the open sea, moonlit nights, tales of adventure, and camaraderie among pirates. However, he dislikes betrayal, injustice, and those who exploit the innocent.

Virtues & Personality perks

He is courageous, honorable, and fiercely protective of his crew. He also ossesses a keen strategic mind.

Vices & Personality flaws

He tends to be impulsive and overconfident at times, underestimating his opponents. He also carries guilt from past decisions, doubting his ability to lead.

Personality Quirks

He tends to clench his fists when angry or frustrated. He also runs a finger over his ironheart pendant when deep in thought.


He maintains good personal hygiene, but can be somewhat neglectful during extended voyages.



Rules with a mixture of authority and understanding, balancing discipline with compassion.

Social Aptitude

Charismatic and well-spoken, skilled at inspiring loyalty and forging alliances.


He has a commanding presence, standing tall and confident. He also speaks with conviction and determination.

Hobbies & Pets

He enjoys playing the mandolin during moments of relaxation. His loyal parrot companion named Ember, is known for its uncanny ability to repeat certain phrases.


He speaks with a deep, commanding voice, evoking respect and authority among his crew.

Wealth & Financial state

Possesses substantial wealth, both from his own exploits and the riches of the Scarlet Tide. However, a majority of his riches are sealed away int he hidden vaults of the Scarlet Tide.
Current Status
Captain of the Dark Tide, an infamous pirate organization.
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Pirate King of the Dark Tide.
Date of Birth
10th of Jest, 2590
Year of Birth
2590 52 Years old
Circumstances of Birth
Born under the silver light of a full moon during a fierce storm
Rugged and charismatic, exuding authority and leadership.
Deep brown, expressive, slightly narrow, keenly observant.
Jet-black, shoulder-length, tied back in a ponytail, well-kept and lustrous.
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Olive-toned with faint reddish undertones, free of blemishes or scars.
6 feet 1 inch.
190 lb.
Quotes & Catchphrases
"With iron hearts and undying spirits, we sail the seas as one!"
Owned Vehicles
Devotee of Sel√Ľne, the Moonmaiden, the goddess of the moon and stars
Aligned Organization
Other Affiliations
Known Languages
He speaks the common tounge and also elvish fluently. He also know a variation of theives cant ment for pirates, smugglers, and theives.
Ruled Locations

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Author's Notes

Before anyone comments his age isn't -30. My current campaign is in year 2560 and I haven't up dated the year for my next campaign as it hasn't started yet and my current hasn't finished yet. The year will start in 2642 thus he is actually 51 - 52.

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