I'm trying to design a D&D campaign based off of piratical exploits in a late 18th century south Atlantic. I trying to find a race to emulate the British navy, and my first thought was elves, but elves seems too aloof and carefree to be straight-laced enough for the role. I thought of dwarves, but they don't seem to be the nautical type, nor do they give the same sort of feeling. I don't want to do humans, it seems overdone to make them to ones in lawful authority. I'm thinking maybe elven or dwarven subraces, something to fit the lawful antagonist in a mostly chaotic campaign.