The swashbuckling gentleman
The Brixley-Griffith’s Dictionary defines the verb swashbuckle as ‘to engage in daring and romantic adventure with ostentatious bravado or flamboyance’. Now as you know gentlemen tend to be modest and refined, however, when the time calls for a good old-fashioned swashbuckle a gentleman should never turn it down, especially when a gentlelady’s life is at stake (which is generally the case with swashbuckling).
Many great gentlemen over the years have been known to swashbuckle their way through the countryside defeating evil barons, pirate lords or hoard of goblins, and you should not be any different.
Swashbuckling is a good way to get outdoors for the gentleman who has been contained in his library too long. Also whilst swashbuckling a gentleman can let his hair down (figuratively) and drink spirits straight from the bottle (in fact rum should only be drunk straight from a bottle).
There is no definite inventory to take with your although a sword is a good place to start.
Things like armored breastplates or intricately woven 16th Century apparel seems to be a must for the swashbuckling gentleman. Also a moustache can’t hurt.
However a gentleman must remember that he cannot go about swashbuckling his whole life.
Once his quest is fulfilled, a gentleman must work his way back into the slower paced lifestyle where instead of a sword he uses a 9 iron and instead of swinging off a ship’s mast he goes down to the reform club to enjoy a cigar, some scotch and an anecdote from Fred Astaire.
So there you have it.