Jack Hawkins was not in a good mood. Locked away in his cabin, he had given strict orders to not be disturbed, yet there was a pounding on his door. Rolling out of his hammock, Hawkins strode to the door and wrenched it open.
“I thought I was VERY specific sailor, I was not to be disturbed, not even if Jones himself came upon us.”
“Aye sir, you did say that, but captain…..”
“This had better be good sailor, or it’s your head.”
Hawkins shoved past the frightened pirate and clambered up onto deck. Squinting in the brightness, Jack looked around, and quickly noted another ship bearing down from the starboard. Slung low in the water, her sails were unmistakable.
“Seems you were right to rouse me sailor, All hands, prepare to board, we have company!”
The crew burst into action, readying cannons, grapples, and weapons, when Jack shouted again,
“Stay the cannons lads, we won’t be needing them.”
He then strode to the starboard rail, a hand on his sword. The Star of Siam was soon broadside, and lines were thrown from both ships, and a gangway lowered. Wesley ‘the Dread Pirate’, soon came across, accompanied by two stout and burly souls. Jack walked back away from the rail to stand amid ships.
“Have a table and chairs brought forth.”
Two crewmen scurried to obey and soon returned with a rickety table, and sagging chairs, Jack sat himself in one, and motioned for Wesley to do the same.
“To what do I owe the great pleasure of a meeting with the ‘Dread Pirate’?”
“I have news, Jack, and a Summons.”
“A summons? For me? From whom?”
Wesley produced a tattered and folded parchment from inside his coat, laid it on the table, and slid it across to Jack. He looked at it dubiously, then picked it up and unfolded it. It was a royal missive, clearly intercepted by Wesley, but what it said……
Jack looked from the parchment to Wesley and back again.
“Is this true?”
“Aye Jack it is, I had my spies confirm it.”
Jack folded the parchment again, and slipped it into his own coat, the crew gathered on deck looked on in confusion. Jack leaned back in his chair, the chair protesting as he did so.
“Your summons is from the others isn’t it?”
“Aye, a gathering has been called, and we must honor the summon Jack.”
Jack chewed his lip, not liking what he was hearing.
“Are they thinking of a rescue?”
“I believe they’re going to try something like that. Calico and the Angel are already waiting, and I hear even Blackheart is coming. I went to inform and bring you Jack.”
“Angus will be there eh? Hope he’s forgiven me for all the past duels, and if not I’ll simply beat him again.”
“Be careful Jack, they say Blackheart is worse than Jones nowadays.”
“Then it’s a good thing I’m not afraid of either one! Very well ‘Dread Pirate’ I’ll go to your little gathering and maybe I’ll help with your little rescue, but only so I can keep these waters safe for our kind.”
Wesley stood and motioned to his two guards, and the three of them returned to their ship. Jack waited until they were halfway across before shouting,
“Cast off lads! Adjust course to follow the Star! Full sail!”
The crew burst into action, hauling in lines, and unfurling sail. Jack retreated back to his cabin, closed and locked his door, and sat at his desk. He pulled out the Parchment Wesley had given him, and once again unfolded it look at it.
“Seems your luck has either run out, or is good enough to summon the Lords together, Mysion.”
The scenario: Captain Mysion has been captured by the imperial forces of the world. His strategic value is indispensable to the Pirates, for the loss of Mysion means the loss of a safe haven for them. In an attempt to rescue the Pirate King, the Court of Pirate Lords has been summoned to muster their best, though they know they face an uphill battle, as even the wealth of the richest Pirates is trivial to the combined might of the world's powers.
The Challenge: Rescue Captain Mysion
from the allied forces of the imperial world, using a Pirate Pure fleet, and including at least ONE of the Pirate Lords. (listed below)
Your fleet will face the Allied Fleet
Mysion is being held in a hostile fort, to rescue him, you must either win a board against the fort, or destroy the fort and explore the island. Boarding against the fort will function similar to boarding another ship. The number of flags the fort has will count for it's number of masts, and both the ship and fort will roll dice. If the ship wins, Mysion is rescued and the game is won. If the fort wins, it may choose to eliminate a mast or a crew. You may also use the S-board ability to board the fort without docking at it.
-Fleets will be 60 points, and MUST be pirate pure.
-You may NOT use 0LR+5 crew.
-Eternal will not function.
-You MUST include one variation of a Pirate Lord crew.
-Only game pieces from Spanish Main to Savage Shores may be used.
-You MUST vote on other participant fleets.
-One fleet per entrant (for now)
Scoring will be based on how many votes your fleet receives, plus how I think they will match up against the allied fleet.
The Pirate Lords:
You must include at LEAST one version of these crew in your fleet.
Today is the Ninth of February, you have until the 11th of March to submit a fleet.
No fleet will be accepted after midnight Match 11th, PST, the Grand Reveal Day.
Please post a reply in this thread to enter, and please post a link to your fleet in this thread.
I expect it will take me a week, or a little more to judge all of the fleets, at which point I will announce a winner.
Good Luck to all.