Aaron Donal - Interpreter
Aaron has only recently agreed to travel with the ship. He is not entirely sure what he is expecting, but as a linguist, he simply cannot pass up the opportunity to rediscover lost languages. A sizeable purse of gold played a significant part in his decision to come along also. Aaron proves a tenacious teacher, but if the sea is too choppy (or too calm) he struggles to hold down his lunch.
Agile Pete - Barber-Surgeon
Pete is a strange man of clearly Varisian descent. It is almost a surprise when he produces a pair of scissors or a razor blade rather than a crystal ball when one first meets him. Still, he is a gifted barber-surgeon, and his hand has never been known to make a cut that he did not intend - even during times of inclement weather. Only Barbarosa has ever been game (or trusting) enough to have his neck shorn during a storm, though.
"The Colonel" - Master-at-Arms
The Colonel may once have had another name, but even Barbarosa cannot recall what it was. This crotchety, mustachioed old Taldan man is keen eyed and observant, and watches over the arms and armaments of The Audacious like a hawk. The Colonel is the only member of Barbarosa's original crew to make a return voyage to the Isle of Dread, but he is reluctant to talk about it - or anything. To say that he is a man of few words is to overstate the number of words he is wont to speak. Monosyllabic, single-word answers is the most conversation one can expect to get out of the man.
While he is technically also in charge of keeping order on the ship, the Colonel knows that Captain Barbarosa prefers to do so and so leaves him to it. In cases where the first mate has been given charge of the ship, he usually lets them maintain order also, but he does make his presence more well known during such times.
Durngil "Ploppy" Hardhammer - Slopper
Durngil was likely ejected from his dwarven tribe many years ago, though he will never admit such. He's a hideous example of his race, with his beard a constant tangle of knots and filth. Perhaps appropriately, he is the ship's slopper and does a very good job of keeping the privy buckets emptied. He takes pride in the art of sanitation, but absolutely refuses to bathe. It is surmised that he is perhaps scared of the water, a supposition that has yet to be disproven despite the fact that he has chosen a profession on a ship. Perhaps he owes Barbarosa...
Felonious George - Deckhand
The fourteen year old George is a former cutpurse who used to steal from passersby in the markets of streets of Magnimar. Gratum Engeneer saw some potential in the boy and secured him a commission on The Audacious.
Francis "Chicken Gizzard" Birch - Hired Muscle
A gillman with a fondness for chicken gizzards, though he has only eaten them once and it was, sadly, in front of Elon, the creator of the nickname. Ol' Chicken Gizzard is fairly stout, being an underwater bodybuilding champion from just outside Absalom. He is the five-year current champion of the Mr. Atlantis competition. Fisheye is his best friend after he convinced the man to try out for the next competition, but that might be on hold now after they got intimidated into joining the crew.
Gavin "Three Cocks" Baker - Deckhand
Gavin "Three Cocks" never travels anywhere on the sea without a dozen or so cages with roosters in them. He prefers the taste of fresh chicken to fish. He is oft known to say "you can have some if you like, but them last three is mine", hence "three cocks".
Grazzok "Fisheye" Onetusk - Hired Muscle
Comes from a small tribes of orcs and half-orcs in the Belkzen region. They are known for only have a single tusk coming from one side of their mouth, whether by mutilation or genetics, most of the world isn't sure. He left the Hold of Belkzen to pursue a career in ballet, but his ugly face (the most handsome of the tribe) squashed that hope. Now, he is muscle-for-hire.
Harlan Sparrow IV - Shipwright's Apprentice
It's a hard and thankless job being apprenticed to Mtumbwi, but given the mortality rate for the last crew Barbarosa wasn't about to take any chances by having only a single shipwright on board. Harlan is hard working, but cowed into silence most of the time. Some believe that he simply has no idea how to respond to his master at times.
Jeff "Slimefish" Deck - Messmate
When One-Footed Dave has the occasional break from cooking, the crew are unfortunate enough to have his apprentice (and probable son) Jeff cook for them. He only knows how to cook fish stew, and there is a very good reason he has earned the nickname "Slimefish".
Logan "The Plank" - Dogsbody
Logan was hit over the head - repeatedly - as a child. He has been concussed more times than any man has a right to be. This has left him more than a little dim-witted. Still, this gentle giant of a man has a kind disposition and a willingness to help like no other. He has an amazing aptitude for the sea, and Captain Barbarosa behaves in a fatherly fashion toward the man. Logan is often seen to be helping the Colonel with various tasks around the ship. Some say it's because he's the only one who can put up with the Colonel's gruff manner. In reality, though, he's the only one who can single-handedly carry a brace of ballista bolts from the lower deck to the main deck when the seas are choppy.
Logan's nickname "The Plank" is a double-edged one: "The Plank" because he is as thick as one, and also "The Plank" because The Audacious doesn't have an actual plank, Logan will just throw you off the ship. Anyone saying "walk the plank" on board The Audacious is just referring to the nickname for Logan ejecting you from the ship.
Nelenquessir Bardsong - Navigator
Nelenquessir left Kyonin at the tender age of one hundred and twenty to fulfil his wanderlust. He is keen-eyed and astute, but spends more time up the crow's nest than a navigator needs to. The elf passes all information through the captain and avoids making decisions himself unless absolutely necessary. Nevertheless, he is a competent navigator and is looking forward to his first commission with Captain Barbarosa.
One-Footed Dave - Ship's Cook
One-Footed Dave has been a ship's cook for as long as he can remember. Losing his foot at an early age and having it replaced with a peg meant that hey was already part-way to being a pirate - at least in appearance. Barbarosa picked him up off the streets instead, and at the age of eight the former urchin was made to scrub the decks. He was awful at it, and before long Barbarosa had him apprenticed to the then ship's cook.
When the previous cook died from some unknown tropical disease years later, One-Footed Dave took over and has been sailing as Barbarosa's cook ever since.
Pascal - Deckhand
Pascal was charmed - literally - by Aeslin and recruited from the streets. He knows less than nothing about sea travel and is quite scared about the prospect of traveling to the Isle of Dread. Still, he will never admit as much to Aeslin, whom he is very keen to impress.
Platonious Lightfoot, Esquire - Procurer of Rare Items
Platonious was making a delivery to a customer one fateful day. This customer was one of his best, took all of his recommendations and didn't even mind paying Plationious's additional cut on top of the regular price. Nine Hells, the man had even bought his pet cobra! Then Platonious had seen the face of the dead - surprisingly spritely for a dead man, actually - and then... well, a short, sharp pain and he woke up on the high seas with Magnimar disappearing over the horizon.
Teddy Edwardson - Deckhand
Teddy is small, even for a halfling. He is used to being treated like a kid on board, even though he is well into his thirties. Teddy is an excellent climber, and his diminutive stature is put to good use whenever anyone needs a capable deckhand to squeeze into a tight space.
William "Sea Legs" Billiam - Hired Muscle Euphemia 'Femi' Ferka - Mission Specialist
The largest humanoid of the bunch of recruits. The man stands at 6' 8" and weighs about half of Barley. He is deathly afraid of drowning and always gets sea sick, though this was news to him as he had never been on a boat until now. He went along with this due to his two best friends ribbing him at the tavern and then Elon jumping in. To preserve his manhood, he showed up with the rest and promptly vomited after the Captain addressed them. Either way, he's stuck now.