He that will not sail until all dangers are over, will never put to sea.
Description: Standing 6'3" in his bare feet with a wirey, rangey build this man looks as if he has seen some fights. This olive skin is more than lightly weathered and deeply tanned. His full head of jet black hair is often messily styled, and curls ever so slightly at the ends. His deep amber eyes are are mercurial; shifting from bright to almost black with his moods. He keeps a neatly trimmed beard and mustache of the same black color of his hair.
Personality: Ari Corsetina is as much a man of brooding silences as he is raucous laughter. Well into his middle ages, he's a seasoned sailor; confident in his own abilities and typically of those around him. He's easy to smile, but just as quick to anger. He does favor the drink a little bit more than one probably should, however. And does tend to turn to melancholy...
Background: Born Arrigo Corsetina to a poor but large family in Setarco. No one-- /no one/ --calls him Arrigo, however. His name is Ari. He considers this so much his name that when he had a daughter he named her after himself and her mother.
Who was Miraya, a lovely girl who flunked out of the Setarco school for Courtesans-- she just wasn't suited to that life. She was too carefree and flighty. She met Ari when he was naught but nineteen and was just about to go on his first tour sailing with the Pravus navy. Their was a fierce, passionate romance that ended with them married within three months. By the time that Arrigo returned from his tour at twenty his daughter-- Mirari --had been born. He managed to take assignments that kept him nearby for two years. Watching his daughter grow.
However, he got an offer he could not pass up and he sailed out for a longer tour. Officially, his ship was lost at sea. In truth, his ship was raided by pirates and Ari was forced into piracy. The next eighteen years were spent with him slowly gaining the trust and loyalty of the rest of the crew-- until he could finally lead a mutiny against the pirate captain.
As soon as this happened he set sail for Setarco, and flying the Pravus colors came to port to find his wife long dead of a lung sickness, and his daughter "gone". His wife's family wasn't very forthright about what happened to his daughter... Gone somewhere.
He agreed to join the Setarcan navy as way to sail the world looking for his daughter. Never meeting the Duchess, never quite making the connections that would allow him to see that his daughter was closer at hand that he ever realized.
In recent years he was called to serve with the Setarcan navy against the Gyre. His ship and crew distinguishing themselves in a small skirmish, and after the battles were done he was called to Arx to receive an honor from the Duchess.