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Cyclist

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Cyclist
Cyclist
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Cyclist
Moomintroll
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Year of the
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Arrrmageddon 2006
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Familiars Owned
Meridian
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Luciano
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Bella

Crew Title
Monster Hunter
Navy Rank
Admiral


Cyclist, is a pirate who inhabits the Emerald Ocean. Moomintroll is his nom-de-pirate on the Meridian Ocean.

He currently belongs to the crew Privateers, and a member of the fine flag Black Flag. He may be found sailing the fierce waves far out to sea, clobbering various unsuspecting brigands on the noggin and relieving them of their vast riches; or perhaps in an inn, drinking deep into the night, rattling off yarns to eager listeners, in his chair by the fire. He is a keen Spades player, and may often be heard announcing a game by yelling "Spades!" into the immediate environs with varying numbers of exclamation marks.

Previous incarnations

  • On Meridian, Moomintroll was previously known as Youngking before the 16th February 2014. Prior to the ocean merge, he could be found on the Viridian Ocean.
  • On Emerald, Cyclist was previously known as Youngkingtwo before the 28th July 2019.


Meridian history

Youngking was washed ashore on Fintan Island on the Viridian Ocean on 17th March '06. He later relocated to the Jade Archipelago for access to the more populated islands.

His first proper crew was Colombia Fighter. Here he began to learn the ways of pirate life under the fine tutelage of Yuduys and his captain, Simno, who has since made a return to the ocean.

Wanting to see what life in the larger crews would be like, he joined Hellas as an officer and worked his way up to senior officer. He was also made lord of the flag Spartans.

After a short break from the game, Youngking became a prince of Greek Spartans. He subsequently left for Chaos's Destiny, in which he also became a prince. Youngking took up the captainship of Hellas from its former captain, Crx, on the 10th of March 2009.

Youngking became a one-eyed lunatic on the morning of the 20th of June 2011, having swum ashore during the glorious attempted defence of Garden Cradle against Puzzleholics Anonymous.

Youngking joined the fine crew Vengeance of Poseidon, under the captaincy of Virani, sometime during April 2012. He later took up the captaincy himself in May 2012, and became a royal of the flag Coherent Insanity the following month. However in August he stepped down, both as captain and as royal, to focus on real life matters.

He lost the use of his left hand at around 7pm in the Crimson Island blockade on the evening of the 27th May 2012. This did not inconvenience Youngking too much, however, given that all pirates are right-handed so far as swordfighting and rumble are concerned.

In 2013 Youngking joined many crews, notably Exodus and Shaken not Stirred. Additionally, he joined forces with GOGL and its captain Golfboy for the summer of 2013. He settled down as proud member of The Rum Rats in autumn 2013.

Youngking lost his right leg on the 15th February 2014, during the attempted takeover of Cochineal Island by the mighty Rum Soaked Devils. Initially it was thought that Minishark had eaten it, but no blame can be attached because Minishark was definitely offline at the time.

Youngking changed his name to Moomintroll on the 16th February 2014 to reflect his fondness for the novels by Tove Jansson.

In late 2015 he took up a position as senior officer in Ocean Blue along with captain and partner in piratey crime Justc.

Emerald history

Moomintroll made the hop to the Emerald Ocean sometime in 2017-18, where he can be found dabbling in black magic, spades wizardry, and PvP shenanigans as his alter-ego Youngkingtwo. He was cornered by Indahl of The Royal Pearl in April 2018 and joined the Knights.

He joined Whiteshaddow and the good folks of The Forgotten (with Paradice Empire) in their quest for treasure, fame, and piratey riches in spring 2019.

In summer 2019 he joined forces with the (not so) rag-tag bunch of scoundrels going by the name of League of Shadows, who happened to be the largest crew at the time. He spent his time doing his best to drive the crew members crazy, and gunned for the occasional blockade.

He changed his pirate name to Cyclist on the 28th July 2019 to reflect his interest in cycling (and because he can't claim to be young anymore!)

In October 2019 he hopped briefly into Bring Back YPP, also a member of League of Shadows, before joining Sassperilla and the other Privateers under the banner of Black Flag.

Interests

He strives to collect as many historically-themed renamed vessels as possible. One acquisition he is most proud of is a war brig named for the legendary Vengeur du Peuple. Another is a fanchuan, the SS Great Britain, named for the first iron steamship to make the Atlantic crossing.

He is ridiculously fond of the gunnery puzzle and has occasionally been seen gunning in blockades, as well as on small vessels for crew pillages. He enjoys friendly competition with fellow gunners but is a strong critic of gun-sitting and training the gunnery stat with the navy; he believes that the best gunner is one able to load quickly and efficiently across a variety of boards in the heat of battle.

When he is not at sea, he can often be found parked at a Spades table (please don't give him a ticket).

As a keen PvPer, he has long wanted to be able to run searches for crew ships in more interesting ways. For instance, he has been asked many times by crewmates where the nearest ship of a particular kind to a particular island is, only to have to reply that he does not know. To this end he released Where's That Ship, a third-party tool which lets pirates do just that.

Cyclist, when not cycling, has taken up the maintenance of Jonykiller's Cadesim project with grand plans to make it freely available to the community once more. He plans to host it properly, and also feature some of the awesome concept art by Adrielle which wasn't included in the final sim.

He has recently started playing hearts - which he views as the most savage non contact sport the piratey world has ever seen!

FAQ

Some commonly asked questions about the pirate.


Why Youngking?

Having gladly ran/escaped from a previous MMORPG, I decided to carry on using the same user handle.


Why Youngkingtwo?

On arrival to Emerald, there was already a Youngking on that ocean.


Why Moomintroll?

The endless puns related to all things cow, steak, and mint-icecream.


Why Cyclist?

Four Wheels Good, Two Wheels Better.


Who's Therobotdude?

A shadowy character. Some say he once was a pirate who became a machine; others argue he is a robot which has picked up a degree of sentience throughout the years. He lurks in the shadows, ever watching our Hero and documenting his adventures, weapon of choice the ink and quill. He never sleeps, never deviates from WP:NPOV, and will never stop until he has added all of our Hero's escapades to the wiki.


Why do you have this FAQ?

In 100 years my ego might feed itself. It hasn't really evolved that far yet, though.


Favourite puzzle

Hunting down player ships - but that's not really a puzzle. Gunnery!


When will you post that gunnery video that you promised?

Sorry Biwegas!


What is your favorite color?

Purple.

My pirates tend to wear pink/aqua, apparently these are Moomintroll colors. Kudos to Astonishing (...Pirate Hunter extraordinare, Revealer of Identities, Uncoverer of Secrets, Grand High Assessor of Pirate Fashion Trends, Master of Turn-based Team Trick-Taking card games, Purveyor of the very Finest Blue Bear Hats, etc...) who was able to identify me based on my outfit colors, despite the passage of several years, a new ocean and a new name!

How many pirate years be upon ye?

I first scuttled out of the seas around the Ides of March, 2006.


Do you buy doubloons?

Only once - I'd forgotten to buy birthday gift for Curlypearly!


Tell me about your illustrious PvP career?

PvP is fun, and it encourages pirates to be more vigilant about their pillages. There are also bragging rights!

  • 108 wins, unknown losses aboard the customised Kings Crossing sloop (predating limited edition ships, black with purple railings, golden cannons, mannequins at stations, poker and swordfighting tables). Fights taking place involving this ship were typically business-as-usual solo PvP matches
  • 16 wins, 2 losses aboard the customised Avenger sloop (Phantom class, named for the historical Vengeur Du Peuple). Fights taking place involving this ship were strictly war or grievance related, but were typically solo PvP.
  • Accidentally sailed a standard sloop pillage through an active blockade under Chaos's Destiny, but sunk 3 flagsitters
  • After sinking some enemy vessels during wartime, I was subsequently kicked out of Metaphor For Mayhem to keep the peace!
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