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!
The jewel of the British Empire since 1655 and the main sugar-exporting, slave-dependent colony, everything of importance happens here. Its main town, Kingston, was founded in 1692. Port Royal, destroyed by an earthquake, is not quite a safe harbour anymore for privateers and for pirates plying the Spanish trade shipping lanes.
||May 29 2017, 11:12 AM
In: Healing Wounds
By: Santiago Moreno
The second-largest island in the Caribbean, divided between French rule (one third, the richest part) and Spanish rule (Eastern two thirds). French, English and Dutch pirates have stopping points in the uninhabited bays. The French part’s capital, Port de Paix, founded in 1665 by filibusters, just across Tortuga, is a flourishing town, surrounded by slave-dependent plantations.
||May 8 2018, 10:16 PM
In: His Name Is Truth
By: Jack Kildare
A small island a little off the coast of Hispaniola, and any pirates’ idea of paradise, it has two main towns, Cayona and Basse Terre, where pirates meet, scheme and party.
||Yesterday at 09:19 pm
In: Farewell Time
By: Sol Galvez
Anywhere else the story might carry you: Bahamas, Cuba, the Spanish Main and any other Carribean corner
||Feb 1 2017, 02:59 PM
In: Mother And Son
||The Open Ocean
Sailing the open waters, the ships meet in peace, in storm or in war
||Dec 5 2017, 08:22 PM
The French flagship in the Caribbean is a third rate with 74 guns, ready to enforce law and order in the French seas. Sunk following battle damages, on 31-st of July 1720.
||May 7 2018, 08:11 PM
In: Glory, My Brother.
By: Thierry Vounos
A fourth rate ship of the line with 50 guns, having now Kingston as port of residence, is defending Jamaica and British merchant vessels from pirates and other enemies. Sunk in a battle with the pirates, on 30-th of July 1720.
||Dec 2 2016, 10:44 PM
By: Nathanial Bretagne
||The "Rising Sun"
A 3-masted Bermuda sloop, catching good speed and able to enter shallow channels. Sunk in a battle, on 30-th of July 1720.
||Jan 10 2017, 10:40 PM
In: Training On The Job
By: Casimir St. John
||The "Twilight Shark"
This fast and easy brig, weighing 200 tons and carrying 14 guns, was a privateer ship, sunk in the Battle of Nassau, on 26-th of February 1720.
||Jan 22 2015, 12:41 PM
In: Patience Is A Virtue
By: Jack Kildare
. This skin was made by MORU
specifically for BEFORE THE MAST
and rethemed by MASCHA