Mayhem Matthew is an ex-gunner of the English Navy. After 15
glorious years of service, he left the Navy to pursue a career in prize fightin'
He eventually fell victim to the back street pubs and shanties of London,
fightin' in bare knuckle challenges for food, rum and some spare change.
On occasion, he would sign on with a merchant ship as a gunner or gunner's mate.
It was on one of these trips that he ran into Captain Black and the Valhalla.
His ship was seized and Matthew was presented the option to either
be set adrift or sign on with the Valhalla. He adapted to the life of a
pirate rather quickly, as it seemed to be much more lucrative a trade.
Matthews strong presence and keen knowledge of black powder weapons
earned him the position of Master Gunner on the Valhalla.