Issue 4

March 17, 2018

THE

PIRATE

DESTINY

Beacon

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.”  

New Paintings of Sea Battles to be available soon.


Murder in Nassau!




















This be latest sign posted byt the individual..




















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Some poor Nassau citizen or visitor was attacked and killed.  We await for the VOC action to catch this killer.

A dark figure in the background of this etching appears to be the assassin.

  




New Meter Released!

The new meter has been released and is available through anne bonny in the roost.
Additionally the sword and gun were replaced in Charles Vane. Other weapon types will be available soon through purchase with RP coins









Jewlery bench repaired

For those that have noticed a problem loading Diamonds into the bench, the issue has been fixed!








Raincloud has new Pistols & Bows available for sale!


Abandon All Hope Inn

​Miz Lucie Winterwolf arrives back in Nassau and disembarks from my junk, Lucie's Follie, to find me chooks well-cared for in me absence [thank'ee kindly miz Guvnor!] and me rattys a little thin n peaked after the annual fumigation



Oyster Nets

Please contact MsStronghold for replacements

​​​​Dont forget our Website, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube Accounts!


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Recent batlte etchings soon to be available at Mistress Fluer's Art Gallery




​​Was Robinson Crusoe a Pirate??

​​An article published recently ( December 2008) in the Journal of Post-Medieval Archaeology renewed an interest in the famous character from the 18th century novel: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
The authors of the article undertook an archeological expedition to research theory that Alexander Selkirk a privateer, who very likely was a prototype of Robinson Crusoe character, actually lived on the Robinson Crusoe Island (formerly Aguas Buenas) off the coast of Chile. The authors provide archeological evidence that at the beginning of the 18th century (around the time Selkirk was marooned there) a European actually lived there.
Selkirk, was a lowborn son of a shoemaker from Scotland who escaped to sea to become a privateer under the patronage of the British Crown. England was at that time engaged in so called Queen Anne’s War with the French and all sort of privateers, including infamous Edward Teach (Blackbeard) were helping with the war effort as privateers. Selkirk decided, as a result of a quarrel with his captain, during a privateering voyage on the Cinque Ports, to leave the ship and stay on an uninhabited tropical island (Aguas Buenas). Cinque Ports was visiting the island for resupply and some maintenance (worm infestation) and Selkirk was already a ship’s navigator – a highly skilled and experienced sailor. From the ship he took all he thought would aid him in survival on the island. This included gun and powder as well as his navigational instruments. A part of a contemporary to Selkirk navigational instrument was unearthed by the latest expedition.
During his almost five years of solitude on the island Selkirk would kill goats (introduced there by the Spaniards) and catch fish and crabs to stay alive. He would also build himself a habitation which, as confirmed by the aforementioned dig, was surrounded by a palisade. When he was discovered by the British privateer Duke, he was covered in a goat’s skin and mumbling unrecognizable words. The captain of the Duke, Woodes Rogers, gave a detailed account of the encounter including description of Selkirk’s possessions. Selkirk was accepted by Rogers as a worthy sailor and served on the Duke’s crew as a privateer navigator before returning to England where his story became very popular. It was during his stay in England (he later enlisted as a lieutenant in the English navy) when he probably met the author of Robinson Crusoe and relayed to him his unusual story. Anyway, Defoe must have heard the story which was very popular at the time. Defoe, obviously, left out Selkirk's past as a privateer, but apparently used many othedetails, from his story, to create his immortal character.
Selkirk died, aged 45, from a yellow fever which he contracted during his last sea voyage. He was buried at sea.


​​The History of Piracy

The history of piracy dates back more than 3000 years, but its accurate account depends on the actual meaning of the word ‘pirate’. In English, the word piracy has many different meanings and its usage is still relatively new.
A meaning was first ascribed to the word piracy sometime before the XVII century. It appears that the word pirate (peirato) was first used in about 140 BC by the Roman historian Polybius. The Greek historian Plutarch, writing in about 100 A.D., gave the oldest clear definition of piracy. He described pirates as those who attack without legal authority not only ships, but also maritime cities. Piracy was described for the first time, among others, in Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. For a great many years there remained no unambiguous definition of piracy.
Norse riders of the 9th and 11th century AD were not considered pirates but rather, were called "Danes" or "Vikings". Another popular meaning of the word in medieval England was "sea thieves". The meaning of the word pirate most closely tied to the contemporary was established in the XVIII century AD. This definition dubbed pirates "outlaws" whom even persons who were not soldiers could kill. The first application of international law actually involved anti-pirate legislation. This is due to the fact that most pirate acts were committed outside the borders of any country.
Sometimes governments gave rights to the pirates to represent them in their wars. The most popular form was to give a license to a private sailor to attack enemy shipping on behalf of a specific king – Privateer. Very often a privateer when caught by the enemy was tried as an outlaw notwithstanding the license. Below we tried to outline a selective history of piracy, selective and arbitrary because there is so much that can be said about piracy and it is impossible to tell all. We hope that even this brief introduction will show the spirit and truth about the piracy the way we see it.


​​Samual Bellamy

















Samual Bellamy, later to be called "Black Bellamy", was known to be one of the most active freebooters. As legend has it that he was a young English sailor, who traveled to the new world colonies to seek his fortune. He found a wealthy sponsor to finance an expedition South, to search for sunken Spanish treasure. This proved to be unsuccessful, and Bellamy returned home empty-handed, and married.
He soon however, left his wife and family behind in a town near Canterbury to sail the seas once more. As many notorious pirates before him, Bellamy served as an apprentice with Benjamin Hornigold, who was known for his generosity to prisoners, and reluctance to plunder English ships. Bellamy was elected as captain when Hornigold was deposed.
Bellamy proved to be a most successful pirate, mainly in the West Indies. He was known to entertain his crew with flowery orations, of which he considered himself quite the master. The concerned for the well-being of his prisoners, but he favored his crew’s well-being above all else, not to evoke any sinister feelings among them.
His growing carrier came to an abrupt end in April 1717, off Cape Cod, when his fleet was hit by an intense storm, completely capsizing and destroying his ship, the Whydah. Two men survived this tragedy, one disappeared in history, while the other, Thomas Davis, lived on to pass down the intense account of the shipwreck to Cape Cod folklore.

Silly Pirate Jokes

What's a pirate's favorite socks? Arrrrgyle.

What does a pirate think happens at the end of time? Arrrrmageddon.

What's a pirate's favorite food? Arrrrrtichokes.

What's a pirate's favorite basketball move? Jump hook.

How do pirates make their money? By hook or by crook.
​​The following diagram outlines what a typical pirate received when s/he lost a limb.
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Issue 1

October 2007

PIRATE

DESTINY

Beacon

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.”  

SWEDEN AT WAR!!
The war began when an alliance of Denmark, Norway, Saxony, Poland and Russia sensing an opportunity as Sweden was ruled by the young Charles XII, declared war on the Swedish Empire, and launched a threefold attack on Swedish Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish Livonia, and Swedish Ingria. Sweden parried the Danish and Russian attacks at Travendal and Narva respectively, and in a counter-offensive pushed Augustus II's forces through the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth to Saxony, dethroning Augustus on the way and forcing him to acknowledge defeat in the Treaty of Altranstädt. The treaty also secured the extradition and execution of Johann Reinhold Patkul, architect of the alliance seven years earlier. Peter I's forces had meanwhile recovered from its defeat at Narva and gained ground in Sweden's Baltic provinces, where he cemented Russia's access to the Baltic Sea by founding Saint Petersburg. Charles XII moved from Saxony into Russia to confront Peter, but the campaign ended with the destruction of the main Swedish army at the decisive Battle of Poltava, and Charles' exile in the Ottoman town of Bender. The Ottoman Empire defeated the Russian-Moldavian army in the Pruth River Campaign, but that peace treaty was in the end without great consequence to Russia's position.
MASSIVE HALLOWEEN PARTY ON OCTOBER 29TH!

Can you hunt down the Witch? Ever wonder what happened to those Roswell Aliens?? Do have a friend or partner you would like to show a thing or two in payback?? Or do you simply want to eat, drink and dance yourself to oblivion?? LOTS of fun and surprises await! Mark those calendars and be sure not to miss!

New Newspaper for you! Welcome to the 1st edition of the Pirate Destiny Beacon

​We are proud to produce this newspaper for all our friends, family and visitors.It is desined to keep everyone well informed of all our events and announcements in a unique fun way. Like all of our media content it is designed with you in mind, so contributions are Welcome! Its content will have information from our Group announcements. Roleplay highlights interesting factoids from the web and funny items to keep you laughing. We hope you enjoy this new feature to our website!


Pirate pick up lines:

- Is that a wooden leg or are you that happy to see me?

- Do you mind if I drop anchor in your lagoon?

- Care to do some booty plundering with me?

- Surrender your booty!



NEW PD OYSTER NET  RELEASED!

New release of the PD Oyster Net is ready.
Any old working nets will be replaced.
Can be sent in a folder to me named by your name, or when i am online directly.

Gently

​​CONFRONTATION AT SEA!









​​A Continental Navy Patrol intercepted a flotilla of pirates near Nassau in the Pirates Destiny archipelago on October 25th.  After a violent clash of arms, the navy was victorious.