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She's bearin' down on us fast, Cap'n. A sloop... [Sep. 29th, 2008|08:44 pm]
With a Black Flag....


The lookout paused before continuing, "with a black flag."

The blood of the men froze in their veins. They were all hardened men of the sea, but the black flag shook them. It meant death, flames, pain. It meant pirates.
"She's runnin' out her guns."

The captain stood silent a moment.
"Mr Chestnut."
"Aye, sir?"
"Bring us hard to starboard and put out as much cloth as she can take. Our time's not up just yet."

Welcome to With a Black Flag!

So, you feel you are ready to crew a pirate ship and cut a swathe of destruction across the High Seas?
Not so fast, ye fo'c's'le swab! We'll be wanting to know a bit more about you.

If you're looking to sign on with this ship, I'll tell you what berths are available:

Captain: Democratically-elected. The Captain commands the ship in times of combat.

Quartermaster: You thought a captain ran a pirate ship?! Life on-board is decided by group vote. The quartermaster runs the day-to-day operations of the ship and speaks for the crew. If the crew wishes to sack San Juan, they vote on it and the Quartermaster passes it along to the Captain -- and a smart Captain will listen.

Gunner: Well, someone needs to do all that shooting.

Cook: Do you want to starve? Didn't think so. You may have heard of one of our previous cooks... his name was Long John Silver.

Carpenter: Arguably the most important member of the crew. Without the carpenter you can repair the ship and you'll wind up dead in the water nine times out of ten.

Cabin boy: There are some real vile jobs on a ship -- and the rest of us don't want to do them. Here's your bucket....

Now, I'll need you to tell me your name, and the position you want on the ship... I will review the applications and pass out jobs as the crew sees fit.

But, if you can answer me this pirate question you shall automatically receive the role you requested, first come first served.

Name one of the two pirate ships whose wrecks have been positively identified by archaeologists.


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[User Picture]From: obi_wan
2008-09-30 05:18 pm (UTC)
You are cruel for having posted both answers, but you have won the round and may pick your role.
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From: tella_vorn
2008-09-30 09:47 am (UTC)
Name: Emma (Tella in Tales)

Character: Claude Raine

Sadly Short Bio: Born in France and sent to England to learn in his uncle's school at the age of four. After eleven years of it, he's fed up. Let's see how they like him as a pirate.

Role Wanted: Cabin Boy "You mean... I don't get a gun?"

After researching the question I scrolled down and saw that Jack had already written both... whyyyyy?!
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[User Picture]From: obi_wan
2008-09-30 05:16 pm (UTC)
He is just wicked like that. To make up for Jack's stealing of all the ship names, why don't you tell who was the captain of the Whydah?
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[User Picture]From: obi_wan
2008-09-30 05:17 pm (UTC)
Claude Rains was a famous actor, you know. He was in "Casablanca."
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From: tella_vorn
2008-09-30 07:29 pm (UTC)
Really? he he, should probably change that then, huh?

And, according to National Geographic, the captain would be Samuel Bellamy!
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[User Picture]From: obi_wan
2008-09-30 08:19 pm (UTC)
Good old Sam Bellamy!

Excellent. We have our Quartermaster and cabin boy.
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[User Picture]From: fbi_serenity
2008-09-30 08:49 pm (UTC)
Name: Meg (Serenity in Tales)
Pirate Name: Daégon Scranton

Position: Gunner "Well, killing is what I tend to do best."

Short Bio: Daégon was born to wealth, but her family was attacked by pirates when she was young. She was taken by the Captain of the ship, and he was about to drown her when he decided to raise her as his own. He trained her to be one of the best fighters out there. Their ship was taken out by the Spaniards, and she dove overboard to save her life. She's hoping to join another ship to prove to herself that the man who raised her didn't die in vain.
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[User Picture]From: ibe_ustartes
2008-10-01 11:30 am (UTC)
Name : Quarter Master Viggo Ustartes
Age : 32
History :

Born and bred for the ocean, salt water run throughs his veins. From an early age he was groomed for a life as the head of a ship of his own. However the small fortune spent on him in training with the blade, marksmanship , diplomacy, navigation and many other skills mkaing him the perfect sailor was aimed at him taking over from his father as Captain in the royal navy. They did not expect him to embrace the life of Piracy.

His Education and Sophiscation make him invaluable on a ship however he is vicious and ruthless at need.
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[User Picture]From: obi_wan
2008-10-02 12:18 am (UTC)
These are all exceptionally good beginnings for your characters!
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