Masquerade of Liberty
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- 1 About the Game
- 2 Cool (Aero)Nautical Lingo
About the Game
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.
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
Basic Sailing from Wikipedia
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