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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?

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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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Calista Rendón

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Jun 27 2014, 01:55 AM
Date: 3-rd of February 1720
Place: Basse Terre, Tortuga


Exploring Basse-Terre was fun at first but it quickly got dull and Kali’s range when talking a walk became longer and while the islands all looked alike, it was always interesting to be somewhere completely new. She had of course been told to be careful as she walked alone, both by Maribel and by her brother Cass, but in the young girl’s mind she was hardly in any danger at all. However she unaware of what kind of place Tortuga was. It wasn’t navy men who came into port and celebrated a well-deserved shore leave. It was pirates, smugglers, slavers and other people who were not welcome everywhere.

As she left the tavern she was immediately followed however Kali didn’t notice at all. In fact she was so oblivious to the danger behind her that she didn’t stay within the bounds of the town and soon found herself on the outskirts and then out in the forest. Kali was picking flowers and enjoying her brother’s new home island when her follower came up and with a firm grip locked his hands around her upper arms and threw her to the ground where her arms were tied together behind her back, her feet were tied together as well and a piece of cloth tied around her head to cover her mouth. She was then picked up and the huge guy carried her towards a small cove where a little ship was anchored.

Kali was afraid and wondering what was happening. She was brought on board and placed in a hold with some other girls and women who had equally found themselves in the unfortunate situation of taking a wrong turn out where no one would notice them disappearing. Kali had been abducted by slavers who intended to sell her to a brothel somewhere. She was young and naïve but they didn’t care. She was also beautiful and would make many sailors happy whether she wanted to or not. Kali left Tortuga never to see it again. On her voyage across the sea she was continuously raped and when sold it was to a foul brothel owner who had her please his most wealthy clients. But when Kali one day refused to continue she was taken out back and shot. One bullet through the head and her miserable life was over.


- THE END -
Feb 14 2014, 12:43 AM
Date: 16-th of January 1720
Place: Basse Terre, Tortuga


Lately there had been quite a lot for Calista to worry about. Due to some economic problems, her mother had been even more eager to steer her daughter into a path that Calista didn’t truly understand and one that she had been warned not to follow. Both her brother and one of the other tavern maids had subtly suggested that she should be careful around men. That was exactly why she had gotten help to write a letter explaining her dilemma when her mother had begun introducing her to more and more of the male patrons of the inn.

Actually she had just expected to get a letter back but one day she had found her brother on her doorstep and after a while where Cass had spoken with her mother alone it seemed that Calista would suddenly have to live somewhere else and that would be Tortuga where her brother lived and sailed on his ships. Not that Calista minded that. Cass was for the most part a good big brother and while he usually didn’t say much, there rarely was a moment of silence between them.

The trip to Tortuga might have made Cass regret his choice a couple of times because Calista had spoken a lot of various things but when they finally arrived in Basse Terre, the goal of the day was clear. Cass would introduce her to his fiancée and figure out what to do now. Interesting!
Jan 26 2014, 02:34 AM
Calista Rendón



Name: Calista Rendón

Aliases: Kali

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Rank/ Occupation: Barmaid

Current Location: Nassau, Bahamas

Character PB: Vanessa Anne Hudgens

General appearance:
Dark skin makes Kali stand out in the group of English barmaids in the tavern in Nassau. She has a few of her father’s features and certainly his skin colour. Her long black hair has a subtle tint of brown when she is outside in the sunlight. Her eyes are also completely black. Kali is average height for a girl for age. She usually just let her hair hang freely.
Clothing:
Simple dresses is all Kali and her mother can afford. Usually dresses made to match the trade of being a barmaid but on a few occasions they found a dress that had been cheap because the tailor had made a mistake in it and the original buyer didn’t want it or simply some of the older maids in the tavern have given her their leftover clothes. However all of her dresses are worn with a little apron to keep them from getting dirty at work while taking out the empty plates from tables. She doesn’t really own anything fancy but she has never needed it either.
Personality:
Kali is an optimist and will usually do all she can to find the good things in even the worst of circumstances. Being religious thanks to her mother makes it easier as a lot of bad things can just be credited to God’s will and hope that he will make things even better than before. She is usually cheerful and very eager to please others. In fact she almost always think of others before thinking about herself and she is not truly happy if those in her company isn’t.

However Kali is also quite unsure of herself. She usually seek confirmation in her actions and for example after she had been out buying groceries, she will always immediately upon her return ask to make sure she bought the right things and for the right price. If she is in a crowd of people she will usually remain quiet unless spoken to. One reason of course being that she is too unsure of herself to just speak up. But another reason is that she just doesn’t want to say anything if there isn’t a good reason to say it.

However her silence can be broken because while Kali is a great listener and will usually always see the good in anything, she can’t keep a secret. It is not because she don’t want to, but if anyone asks about something that she knows is a secret it takes only very little to pry it out of her because she don’t know how to lie about it without making it sound weird or making a strange face.

Birth place: Port-de-Paix

Family:
Father – Desmond Rendón (deceased)
Mother – Mary Anne Willis (barmaid)
siblings – Casimir st. John (half Brother)
spouse, children, anybody else – None

History:
Kali was born like so many other children as the result of prostitution. While her mother wasn’t a full time prostitute, she did it next to her job as barmaid to get her a little extra income. However quite unusually, Kali has her father’s family name despite of having never spoken with him. In fact Kali has no idea that he is dead. She is fully convinced that he is just at sea and will return back home to see her one day. She was very, very young when he died, so every time she asked her mother about him she was just told that duty required him to sail the oceans again. Kali’s mother had given Kali her Father’s last name rather than her own because she had been so naïve to think that Desmond actually loved her because he kept coming for her and her services. She thought it was love rather than lust. Also she hoped that Desmond’s last names would open more options for Kali in the future. However how true that would be is yet to be seen.

Kali does have some faint memories of seeing her father and what he looked like, but not a single memory of actually speaking to him, or rather him speaking to her. Aside from having thrown her a few glances when coming to visit her mother, Desmond didn’t even know Kali was his. After his death, Kali’s mother was very sad as she was sure that the only reason why he hadn’t proclaimed his love for her was because he had been having too much on his mind and that death had claimed him before he had a good chance. But Kali’s mother wanted to shield Kali from the same kind of grief and just told her that he was out sailing. And over the next ten years, Kali was always just told that it wasn’t unusual for sailor’s to be at sea for several years. This is also why Kali is usually optimistic in everything. Because from an early age she had to persuade herself that it was good that her father was at sea. She had to convince herself that it was good that he was so long time away.

Kali comes from a poor mother who had just enough money to support the two and therefore she was put to work as soon as she could. Simply helping out in the tavern where her mother was working by collecting the used plates in the tavern and getting them washed off ready to use again. As a result of getting to work early, Kali never received any kind of education and can therefore neither read or write or calculate anything. She is also not yet working with any sort of money as the other girls in the tavern does that.

Kali’s mother always shielded her daughter from anything remotely bad. So even though Kali does suspect that more goes on behind the closed doors whenever her mother has a male visitor with her, she has never asked questions to her. Kali’s mother doesn’t really want Kali to end up with the same kind of life, even though plenty of drunken sailor’s in the tavern has already shown a lot of interest in the young girl. But she also know they need the money it could bring. But Kali is terribly naïve when it comes to the act of making love. She is not really sure what it involves as her mother always keep her away from those things and stories.
Weapon Skills: None… Didn’t ever need it

Anything else: no

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