Encyclopedia Realmgardica: “Plaid” Jack Rackman

“Plaid” Jack Rackman

It is not for nothing that Jack Rackman is most commonly known as Plaid Jack. Though he owns a wardrobe frankly immense in its scope, said wardrobe consists almost exclusively of conflicting patterns of plaid.

Plaid Jack Rackman posing with a sword and musket.
Age: 24
Occupation: pirate, fashion iconoclast, Speaker of the Brotherhood of the Coasts
Likes: ostentation, the ladies
Dislikes: subtlety, when his girlfriends find out about his other girlfriends

All: Plaid, all the time
Don’t stare directly at: longer than fifteen seconds at at time
Sees the rules of fashion: as more like vague suggestions

Well-respected among the members of the Brotherhood of the Coasts despite his relatively young age, the flamboyantly, eye-damagingly dressed Captain Jack Rackman‘s recent piratical successes and outgoing personality have been rewarded with his election as this years’ Speaker of the Brotherhood of the Coasts. This prestigious position means that he is responsible for organising, overseeing and maintaining order during the Brotherhood’s Annual General Meeting and award ceremony.

While not the youngest ever to be elected Speaker, Plaid Jack is nevertheless unusually young for the position.

In addition to his piratical accomplishments, Plaid Jack is famous for his bold, unusual fashion sense, perhaps best described as “all plaid, all the time”, much to the dismay of most people with functioning eyeballs.

The current leading theory among the Brotherhood is that this is intended to give him a strategic advantage in battle, inflicting sensory overload upon his enemies and perhaps even driving their feeble mortal minds to madness.

The exact effectiveness of such a strategy remains debated.

Although Plaid Jack is an accomplished fighter, sailor, and naval commander, his greatest victories have been won in the diplomatic arena. Intelligent, charismatic, and magnanimous, Plaid Jack has a gift for making friends and making other people make friends.

Amid the large personalities and short tempers of the Brotherhood of the Coasts, this is a decided asset and has allowed him to diffuse several nascent conflicts within the Brotherhood.

In addition to being lauded as one of the Brotherhood’s foremost diplomats, Plaid Jack is regarded as either famous or infamous as one of the Brotherhood’s most prolific ladies’ men. He is variably admired (primarily by the young men in the Brotherhood) or scorned (primarily by the women of the Brotherhood) for this habit.

Plaid Jack has thus far demonstrated an uncanny ability to keep his numerous girlfriends and sweethearts hidden from his other girlfriends and sweethearts.

Nevertheless, he and his many, many lover affairs are an ongoing inspiration for humourous songs and the punchlines of off-colour jokes among the members of the Brotherhood.