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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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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
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Julien Bauldry French Navy 1-December 13 116
Julienne de la Mer Civilians 6-October 14 30
Julio Marti Pirates 25-April 15 16
Katerina Meshcheryakova Civilians 26-January 14 51
Laurent de Mercier Deceased 14-July 14 43
Leif Edvardsen Deceased 8-November 13 12
Louis Quinault French Navy 9-October 15 44
Louise Anne de Bourbon Civilians 21-December 15 19
Lucia Pascal Civilians 27-November 13 38
Madeleine Magnúsdóttir Civilians 15-August 14 38
Marc Lafont French Navy 27-November 13 39
Maribel Vargas Civilians 15-October 13 296
Marie Joséphine Laurent Deceased 26-January 14 12
Marina Costa Civilians 15-October 13 32
Mascha Fleet Admiral 26-January 14 62
Micah Silva Civilians 3-November 13 57
Michaela Wick Civilians 27-November 13 65
Miltiadis Landlubbers 13-February 15 6
Monica Perez Civilians 27-November 13 31
Mora Vargas Civilians 4-February 14 91
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