Skull & Shackles
Ambrose "Fishguts" Kroop
A fat, grimy bulk of a man with poor hygene and a tatse for rum.
Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop is the The Wormwood’s cook. Technically an officer, he seems to have more in common with the press ganged crew. He has befriended Drazen (who is a cook’s mate) and has revealed to him several interesting facts about his past. He has a kind heart, and advised Drazen to follow orders, do what they tell you, don’t make yourself stand out; if you go with the flow your chances of survival will be much better. He is often drunk and until Drazen came on board kept the galley in a deplorable state. His sleeping quarters are located in the aft middle deck (A7) near the galley, which he shares with Grok.
Kroop worked at the the Lobster’s Arms, a restaurant in the Shackles as a professional chef many years ago. He was fired from his job for indecent behavior, (which he disagrees with to this day) and subsequently became a cook for several ships. He was taken on board The Wormwood three years ago, seemingly of his own volition (rather than being press ganged). At some point during the past three years, he lost a bet against the Captain, and his life was forfeit.