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Offline ValerianTopic starter

The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« on: June 28, 2009, 04:24:51 PM »
Arr, mateys!  The good ship Queen Anne's Fancy will soon be settin' sail, so prepare yourselves.  Go ahead and chatter away amongst yourselves here, but remember the Pirate's Code!  Don't give away any secrets.  ;)


About the name: The Queen Anne's Revenge was the ship of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard; and the Fancy was a Spanish privateer under Captain Gibson -- until Henry Every led a successful mutiny and claimed the ship as his own.  Will history repeat itself, and this ship change hands as well?


Learn to talk like a pirate!

  • Aft Towards the stern
  • Avast - "Avast Ye!" from the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention."
  • Bilge The bilge is the compartment at the bottom of the hull of a ship or boat where water collects so that it may be pumped out of the vessel at a later time.
  • Black Spot - a death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper; used to vote to remove troublemakers.
  • Bow - the front portion of the ship
  • Cat o' nine tails A short nine-tailed whip kept by the bosun's mate to flog sailors. When not in use, the cat was kept in a baize bag, hence the term "cat out of the bag"
  • Crow's nest (also Masthead) Specifically a masthead constructed with sides and sometimes a roof to shelter the lookouts from the weather
  • Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang
  • Davy Jones's Locker - the imaginary place at the ocean bottom that holds dead sailors and pirates...a reference to death. Davy Jones was said to be an evil spirit lurking at sea, waiting to escort dead sailors or pirates to his place or locker at the bottom of the waters.
     -To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.
     -To see you to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one
  • Drivelswigger - one who reads about nautical terms too much
  • Fore, foreward Towards the bow
  • Gangplank A movable bridge used in boarding or leaving a ship at a pier
  • Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose
  • Hogshead- a large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcohol
  • Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings
  • Jack Tar (or simply Tar) - generic nickname for a sailor
  • Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder used to climb aboard the ship
  • Keelhauling Maritime punishment: to punish by dragging under the keel of a ship
  • Kissing the gunner's daughter bend over the barrel of a gun for lashing with a cane or cat
  • Landlubber - 'lubber' was an old English word for a big, slow, clumsy person, a person not very skilled or at ease with ship life
  • Mess An eating place aboard ship
  • Monkey - A small cannon
  • Powder Monkey - a gunner's assistant
  • Port (also Larboard)- left
  • Sextant Navagational instrument used to measure a ship's latitude and longitude
  • Shiver me timbers! - akin to "Blow me down!", an expression of shock or disbelief
  • Starboard (also Steerboard)- right
  • Stern - the rear part of the ship
  • Swinging the lead
      1. Measuring the depth of water beneath a ship using a lead-weighted sounding line. Regarded as a relatively easy job, thus:
      2. Feigning illness etc to avoid a hard job.
  • Yard The horizontal spar from which a square sail is suspended

Offline LadySky

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 05:17:30 PM »
I am so excited about this game!  Val you truly made a wonderful opening!

*snurgles Val for the lovely work she did!*

Come all and dance the Hempen Jig with me!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2009, 05:18:50 PM by LadySky »

Offline Rhapsody

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 05:21:53 PM »
Looks really good, Val. :)  Can't wait for the game to get underway! (I know the IC thread is up, but it just went up. ^_^ )

Offline LadySky

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 05:25:34 PM »
Is there a list of the players?

I was going to prepare my opening post but I did not know who to vote for as Captain...

Offline Caeli

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 05:31:39 PM »
Yay, it's starting soon! ^.^

Offline ValerianTopic starter

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 05:32:35 PM »
Yes, sorry!  The list is coming.  *blush*

And Caeli gets all credit for the wonderful look of the first post -- she designed the ship logo, the skull hard rule, and the calligraphy for the articles.  *starts round of applause for Caeli!*

Offline LadySky

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 05:33:32 PM »
*runs to Caeli and smooches toes!*

You did so wonderful! It is sooo pretty!

Offline Caeli

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 05:37:52 PM »
>.>! Val, you weren't supposed to tell anyone! *hugs and kisses*

* Caeli flees.

Offline Aiden

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 05:40:57 PM »
Hottest pirate ship ever, ladies overwhelm the ratio.

WOOOO

*Scratches out pirate in front of his name and replaces it with "Corsair"*

"Corsair Aiden ready to serve!"

Offline ValerianTopic starter

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 05:47:35 PM »
>.>! Val, you weren't supposed to tell anyone! *hugs and kisses*

* Caeli flees.
Oh, like anyone would've believed I made all those graphics!  *giggles and gives chase*

Offline LadySky

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 05:53:21 PM »
*waves her cat o' nine tails at Corsair Aiden yelling, "Hey you powder monkey! Prepare the monkey for battle!"


Offline Solaine

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2009, 06:08:21 PM »
Ahoy me hearties! Opening posts look fantastic! My grateful regards to Valerian and Caeli for a fun opening. I'm so excited about this game, my first Mafia-style game ever.  ;D

Offline ValerianTopic starter

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2009, 06:48:52 PM »
And more pictures!  Goodness, this game will be gorgeous.   ;D

Please note, though, everyone: I've added a name to the list of players, which, mea culpa, I shamefully managed to overlook before.  But the list is now complete, and the game underway.  Remember, it's a captain vote first this time, not a lynching!

Offline LadySky

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2009, 07:03:37 PM »
*bows to the lovely Valerian smooching her yummy toes*

Offline ValerianTopic starter

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2009, 07:29:11 PM »
Eek!  Careful, I'm ticklish!  *giggles*

This is the code for the little pirate ship graphic I have in my sig, by the way, if anyone would also like to have it:


Code: [Select]
[img]http://elliquiy.com/elluiki/images/f/fe/Pirates.png[/img]
It's very nice, so I thought I should share.  :)

Offline LadySky

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2009, 07:41:00 PM »
YAY! I put it in my Eluiki!

Offline Bliss

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2009, 09:57:17 PM »
Avast, ye scallawags, I'll have yer guts fer garters!

Offline Caeli

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2009, 11:12:58 PM »
o-o Bliss makes one scary pirate, I'll say!

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Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2009, 11:24:13 PM »
Shiver me timbers...Bliss.

Offline Aiden

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2009, 01:13:05 AM »


Corsair Aiden!
*Has a moment to geek out*

Offline Caeli

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2009, 01:33:55 AM »
As a note, Aiden - I'm not playing ! >.>;

Offline Aiden

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2009, 01:35:29 AM »
Your ship is deceiving! (at the bottom of your sig)

Offline Caeli

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2009, 02:04:27 AM »
I'm just advertising. :-) Especially since I have a hand in the behind-the-scenes portions!

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Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2009, 07:32:07 AM »


Corsair Aiden!
*Has a moment to geek out*

Why does that look like its from an MTG card?

Offline Bliss

Re: The Pirate's Code [OOC]
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2009, 07:35:08 AM »
Shiver me timbers...Bliss.

I'll get to yer timbers, lassie!