Golden Age of Pyracy: Anthem of the Atlantic ~OOC~
Golden Age of Pyracy: Anthem of the Atlantic
A Jivusa and Click This Production
Chapter 1: Prologue
"Shipping traffic between Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe began to soar in the 18th century, a model that was known as triangular trade, and was a rich target for piracy. Trade ships sailed from Europe to the African coast, trading manufactured goods and weapons for slaves. The traders would then sail to the Caribbean to sell the slaves, and return to Europe with goods such as sugar, tobacco and cocoa. Another triangular trade saw ships carry raw materials, preserved cod, and rum to Europe, where a portion of the cargo would be sold for manufactured goods, which (along with the remainder of the original load) were transported to the Caribbean, where they were exchanged for sugar and molasses, which (with some manufactured articles) were borne to New England. Ships in the triangular trade made money at each stop.
As part of the war's settlement, Britain obtained the asiento, a Spanish government contract, to supply slaves to Spain's new world colonies, providing British traders and smugglers more access to the traditionally closed Spanish markets in America. This arrangement also contributed heavily to the spread of piracy across the western Atlantic at this time. Shipping to the colonies boomed simultaneously with the flood of skilled mariners after the war. Merchant shippers used the surplus of sailors' labor to drive wages down, cutting corners to maximize their profits, and creating unsavory conditions aboard their vessels. Merchant sailors suffered from mortality rates as high or higher than the slaves being transported. Living conditions were so poor that many sailors began to prefer a freer existence as a pirate. The increased volume of shipping traffic also could sustain a large body of brigands preying upon it."
This chapter will be a prologue-esque one, for introductions for the characters.(Any characters added later will be introduced in their own little way.)
Rules: 1. No godmodding.
2. This will be a mature roleplay, so cursing and sexual references will be included. If you must, you can censor it.
3. 1-2+ paragraphs a post, at least decent grammar and punctuation.
4. For the most part, posts must correspond with the chapter.(Chapter 1 is a prologue, so nothing really to follow there).
5. If the Captains want, people can apply for positions on the crew. All unfilled spots will be controlled by said Captain.
6. You don't have to be a pirate. You can be a soldier, trader, etc.
7. If you want to be a pirate, it's a first-come first-serve.
Age & DOB(The story starts in 1712):
Bio(At least a para. of info):
Role(Pirate, Naval Commander, Soldier, Crew, Trader, etc):
Name of Vessel(Role-dependent):
Brief Overview of Vessel(Role-dependent):
Here's the link to the IC if you're accepted.
Golden Age of Pyracy: Anthem of the Atlantic IC