|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.
"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.