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It's 1719 in the West Indies. The Caribbean Sea is boiling in the war and there is no quiet place ashore or at sea. Besides the political turmoil which leads the colonies at each other's throats, pirates and privateers are on the prowl. Come spend some time with us BEFORE THE MAST, on any ship you like!

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December 1719


Fleet Admiral

Spotlight of 1719
Sara Lee Mitchell

played by Mascha

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The highly professional pirate doctor, with us since May 2011, has been the most active character of 1719, with about 350 posts. She is a complex and well researched character, written by an active, faithful and enthusiastic writer, full of initiative and imagination.

Taking into account that the writer’s mother tongue is not English, even more deserved congratulations!


2012 Sim Cup

Originality award small, Given by RPG Conference

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Before The Mast latest news: December Monthly Chronicles Of The West Indies
Welcome back; your last visit was on Aug 31 2016, 09:10 AM
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All Hands on Deck
Any announcements the Captain has to make will be found here. Better pay close attention.

47 249 Nov 30 2013, 03:46 AM
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The Articles
All you landlubbers need to know about the site. Rules, plot and various other information.

References: HistoricalWriting

54 66 Sep 12 2013, 05:38 AM
In: Last PostThe Master Gunner's Page
By: Falcon
A helping hand
Here any question or feed-back finds its place. Guest friendly for questions before joining
11 33 May 2 2014, 06:16 PM
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Letters of Marque
This is where you can find the application, and the face claim!
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5 6 Jan 19 2011, 05:45 PM
In: Last PostCharacter Application
By: Falcon
Crew Manifests
The lovely cast of Before the Mast
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150 97 Jan 28 2014, 02:03 PM
In: Last PostOdette Joubert
By: Falcon
Message in a bottle
Correspondence, journals, anything written in character
32 103 Feb 2 2016, 11:27 AM
In: Last PostA Dream Worth Keeping
By: Nicole Cavalier
New Year ball in Bahamas
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10 236 Jul 27 2014, 02:21 PM
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By: Julia Webster

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The jewel of the British Empire since 1655 and the main sugar-exporting, slave-dependent colony, everything of importance happens here. Its main town, Kingston, was founded in 1692. Port Royal, destroyed by an earthquake, is not quite a safe harbour anymore for privateers and for pirates plying the Spanish trade shipping lanes.
119 2,075 Nov 6 2013, 06:37 AM
In: Last PostLegal Endeavours
The second-largest island in the Caribbean, divided between French rule (one third, the richest part) and Spanish rule (Eastern two thirds). French, English and Dutch pirates have stopping points in the uninhabited bays. The French part’s capital, Port de Paix, founded in 1665 by filibusters, just across Tortuga, is a flourishing town, surrounded by slave-dependent plantations.
148 3,361 Jul 16 2014, 03:53 AM
In: Last PostThe Spiked Wine Of Good Bye
By: Nicole Cavalier
A small island a little off the coast of Hispaniola, and any pirates’ idea of paradise, it has two main towns, Cayona and Basse Terre, where pirates meet, scheme and party.
133 3,294 Aug 7 2014, 05:05 AM
In: Last PostSuccessful Negotiations
By: Sol Galvez
The Bahamas are a group of about 700 atolls and cays in the western Atlantic Ocean, of which only between 30 and 40 are inhabited. Nassau, formerly a pirate paradise, is the capital, from where Governor Woodes Rogers is fighting piracy.
39 1,297 Dec 1 2013, 12:01 PM
In: Last PostX Marks The Spot!
By: Gaspard Desjardins
Uncharted Seas
Anywhere else the story might carry you: Bahamas, Cuba, the Spanish Main and any other Carribean corner
24 424 Jul 2 2014, 06:19 AM
In: Last PostA Healing Pilgrimage

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HMS "Sovereign"
A fourth rate ship of the line with 50 guns, having now Kingston as port of residence, , is defending Jamaica and British merchant vessels from pirates and other enemies.
11 249 Dec 16 2013, 09:37 AM
In: Last PostThe Stars And The Sea
"Le Phenix"
The French flagship in the Caribbean is a third rate with 74 guns, ready to enforce law and order in the French seas
29 564 Mar 24 2014, 01:13 PM
In: Last PostHell's For You And Me
By: Claude Aubry
The "Twilight Shark"
This fast and easy brig, weighing 200 tons and carrying 14 guns, is a privateer ship, commanded by Captain Jay Smithe. The letter of marque gives the ship full power to raid and pillage anyone who is considered an enemy of Great Britain and France.
33 689 Mar 3 2014, 10:47 PM
In: Last PostPrivate-eering [open / Nico...
By: Adoracion deChucho
The "Rising Sun"
A 3-masted Bermuda sloop, catching good speed and able to enter shallow channels.
13 341 Dec 3 2013, 07:47 AM
In: Last PostAn Unexpected Proposal
By: Sol Galvez
The Open Ocean
Sailing the open waters, the ships meet in peace, in storm or in war
8 413 Aug 30 2013, 02:35 PM
In: Last PostAs Shadows Fall
By: Micah Silva
The Carribean Siren
The pirates' 150 tons pinnace got sunk by the allied navies on the 1-st of August 1719
24 601 Jul 13 2012, 07:19 PM
In: Last PostYou Again?!
By: Sara Lee Mitchell
HMS Rose
The fifth rate frigate was paid off and got under major repairs in August 1719, after being severely damaged in the fight with the "Caribbean Siren". Some of the crew got reassigned to HMS "Sovereign"
27 440 May 27 2012, 09:00 AM
In: Last PostTars At Work
By: Thom Boyles
Fate's Hand
A privateer snow which, after an epic mutiny divided the crew in two and the mutineers left aboard the now "Twilight Shark", ended with less than half of its crew and a shipload of pirate prisoners in the hold, turned pirate. Now it is named "Deliverance" and hoists the Jolly Roger.
5 85 May 15 2011, 10:01 AM
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OOC discussions
28 167 Oct 19 2013, 01:23 PM
In: Last Post"seafaring Women" Excerpt
By: Falcon
Cards and dice
IC and OOC games
18 670 Nov 2 2013, 03:03 PM
In: Last PostTemporary Theme Songs And D...
By: Antoine Lemieux
A whale of a tale
A place for any other story you want to tell us - be it connected to our characters, to the Age of Sail or not at all
16 13 Aug 15 2013, 06:33 AM
In: Last PostFor Money, Love And Commitment
By: Carmen de Lafont
At world’s end
406 1,281 Jun 18 2014, 03:18 PM
In: Last PostAn Unexpected Way To Find T...
By: Joanna Croft

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