I might be interested.
The Aegean Sea rocked The Trouble, battering the hull with it's fierce waves. Rain pounded the ship's crew, splattering on the deck. The cloud cover cast a dark shadow over the ship. Captain Diabolito, a 44 year old plump man with a scraggly, bushy beard and pegleg, hobbled onto the deck. His first mate, Snake, who earned his name because of the tattoo of a snake which scrawled along his neck, trailed behind him, a sword in hand. "Shit. This storm's worse than we expected. It's like cannonballs are raining down on us," he commented to Snake. "Well, we're here so might as well make the best of it by looking for those islands," replied Snake. A pirate by the name of Timber, who was the look out on the mast, yelled out, "Ship!" Diabolito fumbled for his telescope, and quickly looked through it. He saw a ship in the distance, it's flag all too familiar. "Well I'll be damned... that's... that's Blackbeard's ship," he said faintly. "Battle stations!" he cried. Men scurried quickly to man the cannons and tend to the mast. The more the ship drew near, the more the captain became more nervous. Blackbeard was the stuff of legends. Diabolito saw that the enemy ship's cannon's were readied and muskets were drawn. They were planning to attack and plunder them. He wasted no time and yelled, "FIRE!" As soon as he said this cannon balls flew, striking the hull of what was believed to be Blackbeard's ship. Cannonballs flew back, piercing The Trouble's hull, the gun powder's smell filling the air. As cannonballs flew from every direction, Diabolito noticed that Blackbeard's ship was advancing in his direction. Were they planning to board them? As they drew closer, he realized that they had long and thick wooden spears sticking out of the ship. What were they planning to do? He instructed his remaining men to open fire with muskets. Hopefully it would stop whatever they were planning. When the ship came 10 feet away Diabolito realized what they planned to do. "Turn us around! Around I tell you!" he yelled desperately. But it was to late to change course. Diabolito's ship was rammed by Blackbeard's, the long trunk spears smashing the hull. Over and over the poles were rammed into The Trouble, and it was soon reduced to shrapnel of drift wood.
Welcome, welcome! This roleplay is a realistic pirate roleplay [had you not guessed that yet -- if you have not I'd say you are incredibly dull]. So this means that there aren't any sub machine guns or lightsabers. It's swords and muskets. You'll be strictly playing pirates and you will have your own ships, or you could be the first mate of someone, etc. Work out who knows who with other RPers. But anyways, for the purpose of this roleplay we will be playing in the Van Dekkerns Island, and the surrounding isles.
Many adventures will present themselves and you can choose to embark upon them or not (although I strongly suggest you do, because if you don't there'd be no interaction between characters). As your lovely GM I will be playing the world and various NPC's around you. So if you will, kind of a non player GM. Kind of.
- You'd think people would know this already, but I find that if I don't bring it up people always do it. This is baisic roleplaying rule that everyone should have figured out by now: No godmodding. This includes character creation [although I'm pretty loose about that], controlling another characters actions, and completing impossible actions.
- Another roleplaying rule that every one should abide by, but for some odd reason don't: No metagaming. Your character shouldn't know exactly where the treasure is or something or some vital piece of info. They need to have logically acquired that piece of information. Key word is logically.
- This one's a major rule so please don't apply if you can't comply. It may seem harsh, but these are the requirements. I need active players who can post AT LEAST once every two days, although I'd prefer once a day to be honest. If you don't post within three days I'll take control for your character, [don't worry I'll stay away from major plot developments] and if you don't post for a week I'm going to kick you out. This is of course if you haven't alerted me before hand. If you have, have no worries you won't be kicked off. The point is, please alert me if you will be gone for a long period of time.
- I know I've already said this but please be realistic. Stick to muskets and swords.
- No double posting. There has to be one post before between your new post and your last one. Try to give other RPers time to react.
- Try to interact with other characters. It'll help get the plot going.
- My word is final because I'm GM. So suck it.
- Don't like the way I GM? Look up about a centimeter.
- If you've read these rules please put "Argh!" at the end of your cs.
Once the game gets going, important NPCs will go here.
Character Sheets/Ship Sheets
First things first: I would like to clear up some things: If you are a captain of a ship then you will be needing to make a ship sheet. If you are a first mate to another player then you will not be needing to do this. Buttttttt if you are a first mate of a new ship then you must make a ship sheet for that ship. What I mean is if a ship already exists you don't need to make a sheet for it... but if it doesn't you need to. It's kind of confusing but if you dont get it just ask.
Name: Your birthname. Short versions of your name go under nicknames.
Nickname: Your nickname, it could be a pirate name (example being 'Blackbeard') or your Alias. All that apply go here.
Ship Rank: Just a crew member, first mate, captain etc.
Ship: What ship do you belong to? Talk to other roleplayers and work something out for who's ship your on.
Appearance: Desc or Image is fine, but if you do image don't make it too anime-y. Also please include in this section of any false body parts. Hooks? Peg legs? False teeth? The like.
Weapons: Swords, muskets, anything your character thinks of and uses as a weapon.
Inventory: Stuff like matches or mead. Random things your character carries with them.
Biography I don't think I need to explain, but talk to fellow RPers about who knows who.
Personality I'm not asking for a doctor's complete psychological summary of your character, but a few sentences. What are these people like?
Other: Anything you've deemed relevant to this roleplay that doesn't fit in any other categories.
And for your copy and pasting delight:
Ship SheetHTML Code:[B]Name:[/B] [B]Nickname:[/B] [B]Ship Rank:[/B] [B]Ship:[/B] [B]Appearance:[/B] [B]Weapons:[/B] [B]Inventory:[/B] [B]Biography[/B] [B]Personality[/B] [B]Other:[/B]
Name: What is your ship's name? (e.g. Indepence)
Reputation: Is it feared, highly wanted? Or is it laughed at from it's sheer failure?
Capacity: How many people can it hold? How much supplies it hold? How many people is it holding? How much supplies is it holding?
Captain: Who's in charge?
Misc: Anything you believe relevant to the roleplay?
For your copy and pasting delight, once again:
HTML Code:[B]Name:[/B] [B]Reputation:[/B] [B]Capacity:[/B] [B]Captain:[/B] [B]Misc:[/B]None yet
I might be interested.
Want to find me? Just follow the moaning sounds coming from your parents' bedroom.
Set by Lillian Thorne
bump because even though people were coming from the interest check, nobody is coming
I think I'm interested. I've never played a pirate before.
I think I'm interested, not sure yet. I'll have to see what other people think. I feel like it would be easy for this to die if everyone has their own ships, tbh, or if there end up only being 2 people aboard one ship.
Hm, how about three main ships?^
Name: Captain Alessandra Richfield
Nickname: Captain Richfield, Captain Blood, Medusa
Ship Rank: Captain
Ship: Medusa's Curse
Appearance: . Lost her left eye and right leg when her former ship was attacked by a rival captain. Wears an intricatly scrimshawed Peg Leg, depicting horrible atrocities, though there are some who believe its not made of Whale Ivory, but of human bone.
Weapons: Cutlass with a hilt made from the shackles she wore when she escaped Prison the first time. Can and will kill you with anything she can reach.
Inventory: never goes anywhere without. a Locket with a picture of a young girl, her father's Compass, a vial of blood, nobody knows who's.
Biography: Alessandra was born to the daughter of a British Merchant Captain named Reginald Richfield, and his wife Elizabeth. She spent her early years travelling with her father, and learning what she could about sailing and the oceans. When her parents died, she was sent to live with an Aunt and Uncle, who abused her Mentally and Physically. in order to cope she drew herself deeper and deeper into studies of the sea, and sailing. When Alessandra was 14 she cut off her uncles head with an axe while he was passed out drunk in his chair, then beat her Aunt to death with a fireplace shovel, she was arrested and sentanced to hang, but through a series of coincidences and dumb luck, she not only escaped but found her way onto a ship, where she was allowed to work for passage. Of course, some say that its all just a legend and that her father simply left her his Ship when he died, but to this day, only Alessandra knows for sure.
Personality: Alessandra Richfield is certifiably insane. Violent moodswings coupled with near schizophrenic tendancies, as well as an inexplicable desire for pain and suffering, makes her an extremely dangerous enemy, and and even more dangerous Ally. dispite her violent and unpredictable nature, she often shows compassion to those that have earned her trust, and can even be considered loyal, though not many would turn their back on her.
Name: Medusa's Curse
Reputation: Feared almost as much as its Captain, many a sailor would sooner see the Flying Dutchman, than even glance at the Medusa's Curse on the horizon.
Capacity: 40 gun Frigate, holds 300 tons burthen, crew of 125, currently sailing with only 50bm of supplies, and a crew of 100.
Captain: Captain Alessandra Richfield
Name: Patrick O'Sullivan
Nickname: Bloody Fenian
Ship Rank: Captain
Ship: Fenian Ram
6 flintlock Pistols (it wasn't uncommon for pirates to carry more than one pistol infact it was said that black beard carried up to 9 of them)
2 powder horns
church warden pipe
Bagpipes (he keeps it in a large sea chest in his cabin)
Leather journal recording his earning from various ships and ship location and personal memories.
Biography Born in to a small farming family in County Mayo Ireland Patrick never had any intentions of going to sea instead he was swept up in the long running conflict for the freedom of his homeland, eagerly waiting for the day when Irishmen took up arms against the British occupiers that day came when he was 24 he along with a few dozen others raided a British regular's barracks securing several muskets and a couple dozen pikes they marched on to a British gun Powder stockpile and attempted to blow it up but where captured when the fuse was a dud. Being found guilty of his crime he and the others where exiled to Nova Scotia but on the prison ship they mutinied breaking out of the brig by stealing the jailer's key when he was asleep on watch they proceeded to break into the armory and went above deck and there was a bloody battle between the Sailors and the prisoners Patrick men where able too kill 12 of the crew before the Captain surrendered and was executed after being voted captain of the ship he ordered his men to strip it of any identification and sailed it into the nearest port where he outfitted it with several 24 pounder cannons and acquired more crew members. For 5 years he harassed British trade routes going in and out of Nova Scotia every time sending England a bloody message that he will not stop until his homeland has freedom eventually he moved on to south America Raiding British trade routes in the Caribbean and the coast of Argentina.
Name: Fenian Ram
Reputation: Feared/ Honored (Feared by the british Honored by the Irish)
Captain: Patrick O'Sullivan
*warning may be offensive
All I can say is he must not have liked the movie
My thoughts on people who think they are Irish but haven't had a realitive in Ireland for generations
"Your not Irish your a fucking cunt"
END OF DAYS
Name: Patrick Lee Garrison
Carry Weight: 70 lbs
Survival Hachet (1lb)
Military Survival knife (1 lbs) (Handle contains fishing hook and line, 5 matches a needle and thread the pommel acts as a compass)
Military Backpack (0lbs)
5 MREs (10lbs) (MRE: Meal ready to eat but Patrick refers to them as Materials Resembling Edibles)
Makeshift bandages (1lbs) (made from ripped up children's clothes)
Wool Socks (1lb)
Sheep Skin gloves (0lbs)
Colthing (2lbs) (Work Jeans, Clover green T shirt, Camo cold weather jacket that's has some ripped off spots where badges and emblems where the most prominent is the vague outline of three letters in green white and orange thread)