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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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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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Closed Topic Mother And Son
att. Concha and Chepo
Sol Galvez 11 394 1st February 2017 - 02:59 PM
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Closed Topic Pirates Or Merchant Sailors? (Pages 1 2 3 ...6 )
att. British Navy and marrooned pirates
Wesley Stewart 77 1102 1st September 2016 - 03:54 PM
Last Post by: Sol Galvez
Closed Topic Treasure Island Adventures Start (Pages 1 2 3 ...4 )
att. all pirates
Sol Galvez 59 1294 17th July 2016 - 10:24 PM
Last Post by: Casimir St. John
Closed Topic Survivors
Att. Baptiste Moreau
NPC 10 174 13th July 2016 - 10:22 AM
Last Post by: NPC
Closed Topic Hunting Adventures (Pages 1 2 )
Att. Bron, Fo, some NPCs
Casimir St. John 15 414 8th July 2016 - 08:53 AM
Last Post by: Casimir St. John
Closed Topic A Delicate Mission (Pages 1 2 3 )
att. Hermione's crew, Rowan
Sol Galvez 33 1040 25th February 2016 - 09:39 AM
Last Post by: Santiago Moreno
Closed Topic Meeting Again (Pages 1 2 )
Pieter helps his old dear
Pieter de Wyntere 15 346 17th February 2016 - 12:04 PM
Last Post by: NPC
Closed Topic Written In The Shells (Pages 1 2 3 )
att. Rowan
Santiago Moreno 30 907 7th February 2016 - 10:03 AM
Last Post by: Sol Galvez
Closed Topic Easter Celebrations In Regla
att. Rowan
Santiago Moreno 13 402 26th November 2015 - 11:52 AM
Last Post by: Sol Galvez
Closed Topic Sworn Brothers
Santiago Moreno 6 291 22nd September 2015 - 11:05 PM
Last Post by: Santiago Moreno
Closed Topic Tavern Gossip (Pages 1 2 )
people in Baconao
NPC 16 519 22nd August 2015 - 02:01 PM
Last Post by: NPC
Closed Topic On The Same Boat
privateers
Raymond Wick 8 409 4th May 2015 - 03:37 PM
Last Post by: Jack Kildare
Closed Topic In The Tavern
open to all
Jabez Carter 12 501 27th March 2015 - 02:17 AM
Last Post by: Mikael Akselsen
Closed Topic Too Late For The Feast
Crews of "Hermione", "Le Phenix", open
Santiago Moreno 7 312 8th March 2015 - 01:43 AM
Last Post by: Wesley Stewart
Closed Topic The Battle Of Nassau (Pages 1 2 )
Privateers, French Navy, others
Giles Laurent 24 1198 8th March 2015 - 01:25 AM
Last Post by: Thierry Vounos
Closed Topic Aftermath Of The Battle (Pages 1 2 )
all British Navy men
Wesley Stewart 17 800 22nd February 2015 - 10:13 PM
Last Post by: Wesley Stewart
Closed Topic Crewmates (Pages 1 2 )
open; for Iwan among others
Nathanial Bretagne 25 802 21st February 2015 - 06:22 PM
Last Post by: Nathanial Bretagne
Closed Topic David And Goliath (Pages 1 2 )
att all the special operations team
Wesley Stewart 26 1167 7th December 2014 - 06:06 PM
Last Post by: Wesley Stewart
Closed Topic A New Captain, A New Ship (Pages 1 2 )
att. the crew of Hermione
Santiago Moreno 17 671 29th November 2014 - 01:36 AM
Last Post by: NPC
Closed Topic Imminent Attack
Giles Laurent, Kevin Price, open
NPC 7 264 25th November 2014 - 07:03 PM
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