Hello everyone, well as we wait for this amazing game to came out, lets have fun enjoying the "Pirates Day".
Idea "Post a Pirate Song or Lyrics" To participate in the post.
and Include an "Aye!" or "Yaarh~!"
To this topic, also if people are willing to add a signature with the "Pirate" flag or something related to this, it will participate into a good prize.
(Shhhh don't tell too many people, so we can get a couple of winners)
A little of History:
Piracy was a problem thousands of years before the Spanish began to bring gold, silver, and other treasures from the New World back to Spain. Men sailed the seas as pirates when countries began to cross the Oceans and Seas to trade goods with each other. There were powerful pirates that sailed the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. These pirates set up a large pirate nation in Cilicia. Cilicia is now part of the country of Turkey. Barbary corsairs controlled the western part of the Mediterranean. Vikings were brave and strong pirates. They sailed all over the Atlantic Ocean, but especially terorized the European coastlines. Piracy was also active in the waters surrounding Asia. As ships were built bigger and better and men became braver, piracy began to spread into the New World.
When does the Pirates come?
These pirates sailed from many different countries that bordered the Mediterranean Sea. Some of theses pirates had an agreement with their home countries to share any treasure that they captured. In return, they would not be arrested. Some pirates were not loyal to any country and lived on the Barbary Coast which was along the North African coast. These pirates were known as the Barbary Pirates and they were very cruel and took a lot of goods from any ship that passed their way. The merchants became tired of having their goods taken and asked their governments to help stop the pirates. England and France offered to forgive the pirates of their bad deeds if they would stop piracy. Some pirates did accept this forgiveness, but most just laughed and kept on stealing and capturing ships. Finally these pirates were chased out of the Mediteranean Sea by the French and went to live in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola.
Words of the "Pirate Code":
Ahoy! or Ahoy there! - The pirate's version of Aloha, it often means "Hello!" or "Hi!" but can sometimes be used for "Goodbye."
Avast - "Avast Ye!" - From the Dutch term for 'hold fast' and means "Stop and pay attention.", like, "Get a load of this."
Belay - To belay can mean either to tie something down tight and secure as with a belaying pin or to stop or ignore, as in, "Belay that last command."
Black Spot - A death threat among pirates made of a black spot or mark on a scrap of paper with more specific detail sometimes written on the other side, referred to in the story, Treasure Island.
Dance the Hempen Jig - To hang. (The hanging rope was often made of hemp fibers.)
Dungbie - The hiney or rear end.
Go on Account - A tongue-in-cheek description pirates used that compared the act of becoming a pirate to going into business.
Hempen Halter- The hangman's noose.
Hornswaggle - To cheat or defraud, often of money or belongings, Yosemite Sam knows a lot about it.
Jolly Roger - Believed to be from the French words for pretty red, the Jolly Roger is the pirate's fabric calling card, often including a skull and crossbones. The Jolly Roger flag announces to your target that you are pirates, and that surrender is a good idea.
Parley - A parley is a conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting or related matters.
Shiver me timbers! - Akin to "Blow me down!", an expression of shock or disbelief, believed to come from the sound the ship made when 'shocked' by running aground or hit by a cannon blast.
Enjoy your day and Ahoy Mate~!
As soon as the game comes online, I will consider to give away gifts to those who tag along and get into this topic.
(I might ask Paladin to help in setting a badge as well)