Masquerade of Liberty

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"Masquerade of Liberty" is a game being run by Winson Paine to showcase the new Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies system.

About the Game

Setting

See the main Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies page

In addition, a new Cloud Island called "Fontaine" has just risen out of The Blue within the last year. It is full of resources and has sparked a land grab with all the usual political and military conflict.

Characters

Officers of the Marie-Celeste

They said she were a special ship, an her Captain had a gift. Not a gift like the gifted, though gifted she was. A gift for finding folks, foundlings, men and women who needed something, someone. Folk in search of something. Gonna tell you about them now, I guess...

  • Callie Monteverde, the gifted and mysterious Captain of the Marie Celeste; as played by Oracle!
  • Ursula, Master of Arms, the last remnant of a once proud house possessed of a quick temper and quicker blade, as played by GaistHeidegger!
  • Tiago, First Mate displaced Colronan agent with strange talents who seeks a path free of the sins of his past, as played by DiscipleOfTheClaw!
  • Jean-Pierre Marceau, Sailing Master, Crailese idealist and free trader, born to line his pockets with liberty and gold, as played by Kubrick!
  • Geist Grey, Boatswain, Ilwuzi pirate abroad looking for the keys to his lady's true heart, seeking the ultimate prize; as played by Doc Bubonic!
  • Kalervo, Master of Guns, master of war and expatriate who seeks a greater peace, a balm for his troubled spirit, as played by JoeAnglican!

Notable NPC Crew of the Marie-Celeste

  • Mr. Jones - The ship's cat. A tough old tomcat of many years.
  • Santiago - Crew chief under Mr. Grey; a bald man with a magnificent handlebar mustache.
  • "Windy" Martin - The best helmsman on board.

Cool (Aero)Nautical Lingo

Illustrated Square Rigger Teriminology

An excellent illustrated guide to ship's parts! Never confuse the foremast with the mizzenmast again! Know what a spar looks like! http://www.theageofsail.com/terms.htm

Sailing Terms from Schoonerman

http://www.schoonerman.com/sailingterms/

Basic Sailing from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing

Parts of the Marie-Celeste

  • steering wheel aft on the poop deck (aftercastle or wheelhouse)
  • Captain, mate and first class passengers (officers) were housed beneath the poop deck
  • crew bunks on the fo's'cle or forecastle
  • Aft: Toward the rear.
  • Back: The top of a ship.
  • Beam: Widest part of ship.
  • Belly: The bottom of a ship.
  • Bow: Forward part of hull.
  • Forward: Toward the front.
  • Port: Left, when facing bow of ship.
  • Starboard: Right, when facing bow of ship.
  • Stern: Aft part of hull.
  • Stubs: Ailerons.
  • Top: The furthest point of rigging away from the ship—therefore, a skyship has a back top, a belly top, a portwing top, and a starboardwing top.

Reading the Weather

  • when wind shifts against the sun, trust it not, for back it will run
  • short warning, soon past, long foretold, long last.
  • mackerel skies and mares' tails / make tall ships carry short sails

Guns!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_operation