It’s 1720 in the West Indies. Peace is to be signed soon, and the former enemies will get allied against the common enemy - pirates, looting indiscriminately. Privateers remain in the business only for hunting pirates. Will our pirate crew survive?
Sea fights, duels, plenty of swashbuckling adventures, intrigues of all kinds, mutiny, romance, betrayal – BEFORE THE MAST
brings to live the Age of Sail like none before. Which side are you on?
OUR SHIPS NEED MORE CREW!
- 1 boatswain
- 30-45 years of age, from a poor to middle class family, with some schooling and with authority over the sailors (preferably because he can impose naturally) needed by the British Navy.
- 3 ship boys
– 12-15 years of age, from a poor to middle class family, needed by the pirates, privateers and British Navy
- as many as possible, anywhere between the ages of 15 and 50, volunteers (for all four ships) or victims of the press gang (for the British and French Navy). Among them, a jovial older mentor would be welcome, a roguish man in his 20s, and any other types you might wish.
For the privateers, most of them would hate the Navy authority (but not willing to turn pirates either), would run from something in their past or simply want the good prize for hunting pirates. (Those who are 25+ most likely are veterans of the War of Spanish Succession.) Some privateers might be as well repented pirates who have taken the king’s pardon. The privateers can have sailors of French origin too, since they had recruited in Port de Paix several times.
It would be interesting if one of the pirates or privateers would be racist/ prejudiced and having to overcome his prejudice, given that at least one of the crewmen is black. For common sailors, some black or having Native American blood would be welcome among pirates and privateers. For more opportunities and details on the tasks of each position, check the ship ranks and tasks and the ship roster, because if you want a position which is not mentioned in the roster as limited and already taken, it might become yours!
We hope you love drama, action and romance, because that’s what we have to offer here. Being a part of our crews will give you the opportunity to get involved in sea battles, duels, political intrigues and all kind of adventures. The plot will further develop according to your wishes, as, besides the general plot/ laying, there are several player-driven side ones. Your characters will have crewmates, finding among them friends or enemies, and plots to enter in immediately. We have many stories still left to be told…Additional Information/Notes:
The requirements are simple - people who can write in English (not all our players are native English speakers, but they can write in English) and who can post at least once a week for each character/ thread.
We have guides to help you with the time setting, and we are more influenced by historical events rather than following them by the history books!
Come live with us BEFORE THE MAST
the Age of Sail times! Sharpen your blades, load your guns, drain that last sip of rhum and join our adventures!