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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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No New Posts Daily Routine Aboard A Navy Ship
(pirates had it more relaxed a bit!)
Elena 1 620 3rd September 2015 - 10:14 AM
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No New Posts Great Holidays In Medieval And Pre-modern Times
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Excerpts from relevant material
Elena 1 333 20th October 2013 - 12:22 PM
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No New Posts The Pirate Surgeon's Quarters Aboard
-for all ship doctors, not only pirates-
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mainly pistol-related, but swordfight to
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Commands for the helmsman
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Not only for the cooks...
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Ship watches
Elena 0 245 20th October 2013 - 11:47 AM
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No New Posts An Officer's Commands
be him Navy or pirate
Elena 0 260 20th October 2013 - 11:46 AM
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