Name: Sergio 'The Soulless'
Age: Unknown (guessed to be around 50)
Description: Sergio is considered an albino where he originated from, which did him no favors among his people. He's also slightly smaller than average height, though his wings are much larger than the average pegasus'. The chess pieces in his cutie mark stand for his strategic prowess and his ability to judge and find a way out of almost any situation. He wears the bandana to cover up a brand in his chest, though very few know it even exists and even fewer have ever seen it. The scars covering his legs and other parts of his body come from his multiple escapes.
Personality: Despite his handle, Sergio is actually known around Puerto Seguro to be a very kind and fair Governor and pony in general. He tends to come off as very reserved and cold to strangers, but those who've known him long enough know him to be a very warm and affectionate pony who adores his children, his wife, and foals. He has an intense soft spot for the younger generation, often losing hours catering to their every whimsy. All the foals in Puerto Seguro have him wrapped around their little hooves and everyone knows it. He's a genius when it comes to strategy and he has an intense sense of justice but is also able to see things in shades of grey. It's all part of what makes him such a great and beloved Governor.
Backstory: Sergio was born and raised on an unnamed island somewhere in the northeastern seas. His people were strong and powerful earth ponies with dark coloring, which made Sergio even more of an outcast. He was a runt which meant that he was neglected by just about everyone, including his own mother. No one really knew who his father was, but a merchant ship had docked around the time he was conceived. When he wasn't being neglected, he was being beaten.
When he was 6, he snuck aboard a merchant ship. He was found by the crew several days later after stores began to suspiciously disappear. Unfortunately for Sergio, this wasn't just any merchant ship; it was part of a pony smuggling ring. The captain decided to keep Sergio on the ship as his personal slave, branding the young foal's chest to 'claim' him. Luckily, Sergio escaped in the next mainland port they docked in, several months later. He found refuge in a tavern which was a front for a smuggling ring who, thankfully, detested pony smuggling. They made sure that Sergio was never found by his captors and taught him how to defend himself. The tavern keeper took a shine to him and kept the young foal on as help around the tavern.
When Sergio was 17, he joined his first pirate crew. After several years, he worked his way up to first mate. If the previous first mate happened to die under mysterious circumstances after an altercation with the young stallion, no one questioned it too far. Eventually, the captain was killed in a battle with rival pirates. Sergio took charge and his crew wiped out the enemies. Over the next few years, Sergio and his crew took over multiple rival crews and operations, expanding their command to thousands of pirates and hundreds of ships and crews.
At some point, he made his way to what is now Puerto Seguro and took it over, setting up a base of operations. He also set it up as an asylum for refugees and escaping slaves like he had once been. He took the foals of the newly christened Puerto Seguro under his wings, recalling the abandonment and abuse he had faced in his homeland and having no desire for anyone else to ever go through what he did as a foal. (Rest of his story can be found in the backstory of his step-son, Virgil)