Pirate Game at the Cumberland 10 August

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Pirate Game at the Cumberland 10 August

Postby Pz. Ferdinand » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:15 pm

Black Bob and the Treasure of the Mayans

In the closing months of the Seven Years War, Black Bob, the famous Pirate Captain, looks anxiously for ways of securing his superannuation whilst still enjoying the protection of an English privateering commission.The Caribbean is full of men-o-war and a return to pirating at the end of the war is looking untenable.
Having invested the treasure recovered from El Diablo ( http://battlescape.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=511 ) in Florida beach front real estate,he returns to the seas and his usual haunts.
In such a place he falls in with 'Peg-Leg' Pedro who has spent time on the Central American Isthmus and amongst the savage tribesmen of the interior.Peg Leg tells Black Bob of his time amongst a branch of the Botocudos (oddly displaced far from their native Brazil) and of the Legend of the Lost Treasure of the Mayans , hidden in the Temple of the Feathered Serpent.
For an appropriate cut, Peg Leg will take Black Bob to the very edge of civilisation in Spanish territory and into the verdant jungle beyond.Peg Leg is sure that with the proper persuasion,the locals will take the pirates ....er....privateers, to their destination.
And so, on this flimsy pretext, the scene is set for Black Bob`s next adventure.
Black Bob takes his crew to Central America, sacks and garrisons a coastal settlement and then proceeds in boats up a fetid river to the last Spanish outpost of civilisation,the trading post and mission of El Pestilenco.
The pirates surround the post and move in,taking control without opposition. Their booty includes 4 pack mules (good for carrying swivel guns in and treasure out), some bemused and befuddled civilians, 2 pigs and an ancient Indian who ,under questionning, admits to having seen the Temple of the Feathered Serpent as a boy. In consideration of being allowed to retain possession of all his body parts, the ancient Indian agrees to guide Black Bob and his men to the ruins.
Leaving a detachment to guard the boats,the column sorts itself out and sets off- first through the enclosing mountains , and then off into the jungle!

We`ll let you know what happens ,next.
Last edited by Pz. Ferdinand on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

Cardinal Biggles

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:22 pm

Conrad can't wait to hear the outcome..

starkadder

Postby starkadder » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:13 am

I seem to recall one of Black Bob's Portuguese ancestors doing a very similar thing on the Dahomeyan coast many years ago.

It didn't end well for anyone...

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Postby Pz. Ferdinand » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:05 pm

I would like to hear about that sometime......


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