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This is an article about a dormant Viridian Ocean crew. For the Malachite Ocean crew, see Aventurine.
Aventurines at a Glance
Viridian Ocean
Last Captain Median
Senior Officer(s) Ayn, Suli
Politics Autocratic
Shares Even
Flag Affiliation Quartz Pagoda
Founded 19 February, 2005
Dormant or disbanded as of 4 March, 2007

Aventurines was the first crew created on the Viridian Ocean.

Founded on February 19, 2005 at 12:20PM by Median, assisted by Paladin, Luffy, and other worthy pirates, it was the first crew in the flag Quartz Pagoda.

The crew name was chosen carefully, after much thought about the purposes of the crew and the motif of its environment. The theme of greenness on Viridian had a significant influence, as well as the intent of the crew to accept an abundance of new players so they could be mentored and assisted in their development. The hope was that among the many there would be a few who would rise up to be exemplars of excellence, but as it turned out there were many who did just this. It was the crew's good fortune to launch a number of captains of new crews, and develop other worthy pirates who went on to make significant contributions to the oceans.

Aventurine is a translucent green mineral, primarily quartz, containing small inclusions of shiny minerals which give the stone a sparkling effect. So many of the crew members shone, that this was a fitting symbol. This stone is also purported to be an all-purpose healer, used to reduce stress, develop confidence, imagination and improve prosperity and is a star sign for Libra, which represents balance and justice, all of which were seen as crew goals. The name aventurine comes from the Italian "a ventura," which means "by chance" which also applies to the crew.

Coincidentally, the Portuguese "aventura" meaning "adventure" adds to the symbolism.

The crew began with frantic growth and unbounded optimism, but after an intense few months, just as the crew was to be handed over to the second in command, a number of senior officers left to form another crew with different policies and goals. At that time the captain, Median, cut back on her long hours, and crew activity slowed. After the crew assets were looted by a stranger who had not been promoted to officer, Median withdrew from active pillaging, but the crew continues to exist although it is currently dormant.