Sing a Song of Blackbirds
Osprey Captains are higher-ranking Ospreys who command their own ship. Although Captains are usually picked from those [Osprey Pinions | Pinions]] who have spent time as a first or second mate; however, because of the constant need that the Ospreys have for ships, it is not uncommon for them to hire a captain from outside of the company so long as he or she provides his or her own vessel. As a result, captains have gained a bit of a reputation for being the “weak link” in the Ospreys’ chain of command. Some captains — like Captain Blacklake — are skilled and ruthless warriors, but others are insufferable fops who have bought their own command.
Depending on the size of the ship they command, a captain can be in charge of as many as 25 pinions, each with their own squad. Captains wear custom-made armor that has been dyed blue, a dark red oil-skin cloak with blue trim and a grey tricorn hat. They can wield any masterwork weapon of their choosing, though in close combat they generally favor medium-sized weapons over polearms or other two-handed weapons.