Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Thatch Island, 1719
Thatch Island, a small rocky island off the coast of Dutch controlled, St John. Broken ruins can be seen peaking out of the thick tropical growth that covers nearly every stretch of the entire island. There is one length of beach suitable for boat landing, but Jolly boats look to be able to approach the rocky shore from nearly any direction. The water around the island is shallow enough you won't want to get to close, as a sudden gale could push your ship on the nearby coral reef or onto the island rocks itself. This was Edward Teach's base of operations before he headed for the Carolina's and met his eventual end. If Blackbeard hid Henry Morgan's gold here, you know its well hidden and a trick or trap or two is an almost certainty.
Damn you villains, who are you? And from whence came you? Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you.- Edward Teach, 1718
Scenario- X MARKS THE SPOT
Arrival time via round 3 games
TURN 1.. any Table Edge
Winner of Scenario A
TURN 2.. any Table Edge
Loser of Scenario A Turn 2
Winner of Scenario D Turn 2
TURN 3.. Beach
Loser of Scenario D
Winner of Scenario B
Winner of Scenario C
Turn 4... Beach
Loser of Scenario B
Loser of Scenario C
Ye who maketh oft with Henry Morgans gold- The Campaign Winner
Scourge of the Spanish Main- The Crew with highest infamy rating at the end of the Campaign
The Butcher- The character with the most kills in the campaign.
yes, it's possible one person can win all three!
Word has reached the ears of all who seek it by now, that Blackbeard's carribean hideout is one Thatch Island (coined by Teach after one of his many pseudonym) A small island on western edge of Dutch controlled St. John. The race is on to whom can get there first.
Small Island, east of Puerto Rico, 1719
Leading the way toward Thatch Island, you spot the flag of another ship moored near the shallows of an overgrown small island . You immediately determine this is one of your rivals who have stopped to find fresh water and quickly waylaying them here means you will reach Thatch Island first, you can almost taste the prize.
The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike,The bosun brained with a marlinspike,And cookey's throat was marked belike,It had been gripped by fingers ten;And there they lay, all good dead men, Like break o'day in a boozing ken ,Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
Scenario A- CLASH OF SWORDS
Winner prison break vs Winner sack the town
Santa Domingo, Hispaniola, 1719
Bested by your enemies, adding insult to injury you find your enemies have scuttled your ship...fortunately there is a merchant galleon in the harbor ready to set sail..if you can just sneak on board and steal it. An alert member of your crew brings to your attention that there is another scuttled wreck in the harbor, You'd best take that ship quickly as you won't be alone
The skipper lay with his nob in gore, Where the scullion's axe his cheek had shore, And the scullion he was stabbed times four And there they lay, and the soggy skies Dripped down in up-staring eyes In murk sunset and foul sunrise, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
Scenario B - STEAL THAT SHIP
Loser of Barfight VS Loser Sack the town
Santa Domingo, Hispaniola, 1719
Down on your luck, you take consolation in your recent failures by drowning them in rum, Your Captain has a last chance idea to get your ship to Thatch island and find Blackbeard haul before your Rivals do. However too much rum see's your 1st Mate smashing a bottle over someones head..twenty men jump up to brawl, can you make it out the tavern andto your ship before someone steals it or worse?
'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead, Or a yawing hole in a battered head And the scuppers' glut with a rotting red, And there they lay, aye, damn my eyes, Looking up at paradise, All souls bound just contrawise, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
Scenario C - BARFIGHT-
Loser of Prison break vs Loser clash of swords
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1719
Thatch Island is close. A quick stop in San Juan leds to a night drunken reverly and the need for morning a run for "free supplies" before you set sail things get ugly when the people of San Juan and a Rival with same idea get involved all in broad daylight.
There was chest on chest of Spanish gold, With a ton of plate in the middle hold, And the cabins riot of stuff untold, And they lay there that took the plum With sightless glare and their lips struck dumb While we shared all by the rule of thumb, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Scenario D- SACK THE TOWN-
Winner of bar fight vs Winner clash of swords
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Port Royal, Jamaica 1719
The Royal Navy's quest to hunt Pirate scum in the name of King George continues, leaving Santa Domingo they return to Port Royal, Jamaica with numerous Pirate prisoners in tow. These dogs will of course publicly hang after a short stay in the Port Royal stockade. The Navy crew is however forced to take charge of the prison due to an unforeseen manpower shortage guard these prisoners until a new Magistrate from England arrives and convicts the scoundrels and issues the warrants for their deaths. Rumors of Pirate crews coming to the rescue their comrades are well known, its a month until the new magistrate arrives and Stories of the Blackbeard's cache have reached your ears. Its well known that every Pirate crew in the Caribbean is on the hunt for it, where lies Blackbeard's treasure will surely be a gathering of Pirates and maybe something in it for yourselves...
"Do not shoot or skewer the pirate's unless you are left no other option, we can't hang them if they are already dead"
Scenario A- PRISON BREAK
Defenders- The Royal Navy, Attackers -Loser of 1A,
must select 1 crew member to be "the Prisoner" this crew member knows the location of Blackbeard's Treasure.
Santa Domingo, Hispaniola 1719.
Despite its trade prevalence this Spanish port has been a hotbed of Pirate activity lately numerous pirate crews have been seen setting sail to the east but that's after forcing themselves on local populace for coin, women and supplies. The Governor has issued several letters of Marque against the scoundrels in a effort to keep the Pirates at bay and help protect the town. As the former hunted become the hunters they themselves must be wary about the damage they too inflict. Kill or capture the Pirates but keep civilians alive, protect the goods..a tall order for a former Pirate with nothing but a sheet of paper as evidence of his changing ways.
“It is when pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves.”
Scenario B- SACK THE TOWN
Defenders- Spanish Privateers, attackers, winners of 1D
Santa Domingo, Hispaniola 1719.
A sea port tavern is the home away from home of every sailing ship crew, It was here that ablemen , women and boys were press ganged into service after one too many pints of ale at the bar. A melting pot of Pirates, Privateers, legitimate sailors, prostitutes, locals, nothing stirs that pot like rival pirate crews all looking for Blackbeard's hidden plunder, that or the Royal Navy showing up looking to make arrests.
"No boy or woman to be allowed amongst the crew. If any man were to be found seducing any of the latter sex, and carried her to sea, disguised, he was to suffer death"
1D loser vs 1B Pirate player
San Juan, Puerto Rico 1719
Traveling to San Juan, word of the location of Blackbeard's hide out has reached you ears. A rival crew has also come to port rumored to have the same information. The perfect opportunity to eliminate the competition, Pirate Blood must flow in the streets of San Juan tonight.
"That Man shall not keep his Arms clean, fit for an Engagement, or neglect his Business, shall be cut off from his Share, and suffer such other Punishment as the Captain and the Company shall think fit"
Scenario- CLASH OF SWORDS
Loser of 1A vs 1C Pirate player