Skull and Shackles
Master Scourge is the Wormwood’s boatswain and master-
at-arms, and Mr. Plugg’s right-hand man. As boatswain,
he is in charge of all activities and sailors on deck, and
as master-at-arms, he is responsible for discipline.
Master Scourge is a sneering man with a braided beard
and a mouth full of gold teeth. His body is tall and
thin, and even his long coat and heavy boots fail to give
any impression of strength or bulk.