The Tapestry of Terror
While sailing the North Atlantic aboard his aged vessel the Halve Maen, which many had seen and thought a Ghost Ship, spotted and assailed the La Hermione. An aged out French frigate with a very unprofessional pirate crew, the Hermione was overtaken by the much older vessel and boarded. Three men boarded the Hermione, Henry Hudson, his son John, and their ally Sam Towers, and they ripped through thirty men like they were paper. The Hermione's captain was the disgraced sailor Emma Valgard and she fought a bloody bid against two vampires and a werewolf, wounding the three far more than any of them would like to admit. One can only push a supernatural being so far, though, and when frenzy and Rage overtook John Hudson and Samuel Towers, respectively, and even then Emma held her own in spite of impossible odds. Unfortunately, swords, claws and pistols wounded her multiple times and those proved too much. As she lay dying, Henry made a command decision – in spite of her being a woman, she had proven her mettle and her skill. He Embraced the dying woman, turning her into a Vampire.
To say that Emma was dismayed at her current state is an understatement. She tried to kill all of them, multiple times. They had stolen her life, she said, they had taken her choices from her. Emma waged a bloody war to force them from her ship and sailed away. The next decade was spent in a black rage as she raided, fed, killed, and otherwise plundered any vessel or village she wanted as she learned Vampirism from the school of hard knocks and aggravated wounds.