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Before the Mast!


Peace with Spain was signed in February 1720. In late April its news arrived to the West Indies, so all the Navies got allied against the common foe – pirates, making their trade more difficult to survive. Which side are you on?

Be ye a pirate, a naval officer, a slave or a lady, you will find a place aboard one of our four ships or live on a paradise island. Men aboard any ship are strongly recommended as first characters, and civilians as secondary ones. No more female sailors are allowed.

We are not the usual sandboxy RPG, neither a narrative-driven one, but a story-focused writing community where each actively writing character can make a difference and an impact on the overall plot. We are writing collaboratively a coherent story with many sideplots aside of it. We also have guides to help you with the time setting, and are more influenced by historical events rather than following them by the history books!

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Port de Paix dwellers

The inhabitants of Port de Paix, a French colony, are now busy with celebrating Saint Jean d'Ete and a wedding among the highest nobility. Time for everyone who happens to be in Port de Paix to know them better… and to add your personal flavour to the holiday!



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 Interview, -an in character game -
 Posted: Oct 29 2013, 01:31 PM

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Post a question. It can be any question at all; the next person has to answer it as their character. Then post another question for the next player. Questions may be repeated.

I'll start.

Is your character sea-sick, or has he/ she been before?

"Goals change a vague dream into a plan of action. Clearly stated goals are the step between what you want and what you get. But goals dependent entirely on the actions of others are destructive."
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Marie Joséphine Laurent
 Posted: Jan 28 2014, 07:25 PM

Noble lady, Port de Paix

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Sailing is not my favorite thing to do... Let's leave it at that

Do you speak more than one language in if yes, which languages do you speak?

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Angel Cavallaro
 Posted: Feb 4 2014, 02:34 PM

Rigger aboard the "Rising Sun"

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I do. I speak Spanish and French fluently but my English which isn't so bad, could definitely use the improvement.

What have you learned today, and how does it improve your skills in the dance they call life?

Gabriel Foster
 Posted: Feb 5 2014, 05:53 PM

Sailor aboard the "Rising Sun"

Posts: 61

I have learned never trust anyone and for that I have lived through many lives in which should have ended long ago.

What is your favorite food and why?

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Maribel Vargas
 Posted: Feb 11 2014, 10:06 AM

Innkeeper, Tortuga
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Paella - it reminds me about my home in Cartagena, and about my mother cooking.

Which is your favourite dance and why?
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Mora Vargas
 Posted: Feb 12 2014, 02:14 PM

Brothel Madame, Port de Paix
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I do not have a favourite dance, I hate dancing as it reminds me of my family and happier times that were stolen from me in my youth.

"Do you visit the brothels, and which type of woman do you prefer if you do?"

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Christian Lécuyer
 Posted: Feb 17 2014, 07:26 PM

Flag captain, "Le Phenix"
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I do not visit brothels... Would not want to be associated to such a place... But I prefer dark haired women with light skin and womanly shapes.

If you could live the life of another character on the site, who would you chose?
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Killian O'Meara
 Posted: Sep 2 2014, 05:23 AM


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Colin Fletcher. My losses are his gains. My pains are his joys.

When you you find yourself on the scaffold, what will be the crime?"

Madeleine Magnúsdóttir
 Posted: Sep 2 2014, 02:21 PM

Vengeful Wench
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If you could invent something useful for your line of work, what would it be, what could it do and what would you name your invention?
Louis Quinault
 Posted: Aug 29 2016, 03:01 PM

master's mate aboard "Le Phenix"
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I would invent an instrument which could measure also longitude, not only latitude, and name it sea watch.

(((A working marine chronometer was invented in 1761, despite early attempts which didn't function)))

"What would you want to be remembered for after death?"
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