Happy seventh anniversary

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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Elena - Fleet Admiral
Mascha - Fleet Admiral


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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Member List
Name Level Group Joined Posts Photo
Christine de Sorel Civilians 26-January 14 47
Claude Aubry Deceased 8-January 14 37
Colin Fletcher Deceased 2-December 13 145
Conn Kavanaugh Deceased 9-May 14 23
Darcy Bouchard Civilians 8-March 16 50
Dennis Appleby Deceased 11-January 14 42
Dianne Lefévre Civilians 8-July 14 39
Diego Aguado Pirates 5-January 17 11
Edmund Campbell Civilians 17-January 15 11
Elena Fleet Admiral 13-October 13 614
Elizabeth Landlubbers 6-March 16 1
Erin Landlubbers 8-November 13 0
Fintan McKenna Deceased 23-January 14 106
Frederik Odolf Privateers 8-March 16 47
Frigate Landlubbers 20-October 16 1
Ghostie Landlubbers 13-January 17 4
Henri d'Estrees French Navy 23-April 15 89
Iwan Rowlands British Navy 1-December 13 91
Jack Kildare Privateers 15-October 13 116
Jasmine de Cormeilles Civilians 26-January 14 75
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