The Black Sheep of the Family
"I've Got the Sea in My Blood"
"Damn those torpedoes! All Ahead FULL!"
Decorated by the Kaiser - Cross of Iron
Cutting it Close
Married to Greta, the "Not-So-Trampy" Freighter
"I've Got an Angle"
"I Have Some Friends in Low Places"
"Well, For a Few Dollars More...."
+4: Contacting, Leadership
+3: Deceit, Fists, Sea Captain
+2: Athletics, Alertness, Empathy, Guns
+1: Endurance, Engineering, Investigation, Resolve, Resources
Linguist: German (N), English, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
Crazy Helmsman (i.e. Barnstormer) - "Greta will FIT!"
"I Know a Guy Who Knows a Guy"
Personal Gadget: S.S. Prinzessin Greta
| Health: 4
Refresh Rate: 5
Current Fate Points: 5
S.S. Prinzessin Greta - Futurization (Faster Turbines), Rugged (Built to Last), and Secret Compartments
Thomas left home in his teens to live a life at sea. Thomas did not maintain contact with his estranged father, a wealthy Prussian industrialist, or his uncaring and detached mother. The only member of his family that he maintains a correspondence with is his sister Inga.
While serving on a merchant vessel, he was incorporated into the merchant arm of the Kriegsmarine during WWI. Thomas was made a junior officer due to his abilities, family name, and Prussian heritage. While serving as second officer of the merchantman Hamburg, Thomas took charge of the ship when the Captain and First Officer were killed during an attempt to break a Britsh blockade in the Baltic. Tom's luck enabled the ship to break through and deliver the medical supplies needed by the German Army. He was given an Iron Cross by the Kaiser himself. His parents did not attend this ceremony and they kept Inga from attending as well.
After the war, Thomas signed on with a freighter, the S.S. Austria, owned by a salty old sea-dog named Karl Lundtz. Lundtz was a friend to the Century Club, his father having been a member in it. Lundtz noted the date of Thomas birth and realized that he would be a prime candidate for the Century Club. With that secretly in mind, Karl became Thomas' mentor and he soon realized that Thomas had some special gifts in dealing with people.. There were many adventures and it wasn't too long before Thomas was recruited into the Century Club. After a while, he became the First Officer aboard the newly launched S.S. Prinzessin Greta. When Lundtz passed away, he left the new ship to Thomas, much to the dismay of the wealthy ship-building Lundtz family, who had wanted to sell it to the Weimer Republic or another government as a proto-type.
Thomas Kretschmann in "A Tale of Two Princesses"
Guest Starring: Alastair Carstairs and DeLeon
The Russian princess Anastasia, fleeing communist agents from the Port of Leningrad, begged for passage aboard the Greta. When the Russian navy sorties to cut off the Princess Greta, Kretschmann realizes that escaping with the last of the Romonovs will be cutting it close.
Alastair Carstairs had booked passage to protect the fleeing princess and escort her to England. When the Russian navy sought out the Greta, Alastair called upon the Mask of Thor and divine mist cloaked the ship, concealing it until it made port in Norway.
There, Thomas was tipped off that two Russian ships lurked just outside of port, waiting to snare the Greta and recover Anastasia. Thomas tracked down DeLeon, who chivalrously flew the fleeing princess out of Norway. Thomas continued on course and allowed the Russians to board his ship in a futile search for the Princess who was already winging her way to London.
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