Created by lazypapertiger
James descends from a minor noble family. He was a childhood friend of Florence Cormorant and their friendship has blossomed into something more. He believes that her father is likely to accept his suite should he Captain his own ship and so has dedicated his career to that end.
His family pulled strings to have him serve on the Griffen as a midshipman at an early age. It was there that he first met Dougal, Florence's half brother. The experience stood him above his peers and on graduation from the academy he obtained a post as a Lieutenant on the Black Dove under Captain Smythe.
Before the journey he introduced the Captain to Florence - a mistake that he now bitterly regrets. This was probably a dark omen as the tour of duty eventually lead to the Black Dove sinking with many hands lost.