View attachment 3327 View attachment 3326 Nautica's cutlass. A floating haven for a cutthroat crew of privateers. A seafaring safe house in every sense of the word, not only protecting them against the elements of nature and beasts of sea, but also from the countless governments that wished to see them hang. Each and every one of them criminals or refugees, but thanks to force in numbers and a decisive and elusive captain, they have managed to stay alive. View attachment 3328 The ship itself is of the Galleon variety; A massive, multi-layered vessel capable of housing 200 sailors, however the crew of Nautica's Cutless is just shy of this at 165, give or take. Along with a cargo capacity of 500 tons, including livestock, the crews belongings and enough food to feed them all for a year, the ship boasts 100 cannons of all sizes, ranging from the wimpy 9 pounders all the way up to 36 pound big boys. View attachment 3329 PLOT Above the ocean, salted and gray, Nautica's cutlass drives north to the coldest waters on earth. A dangerous voyage, that will no doubt be plagued with great consequence. From the deadly Ice Wyrms and Serpents that call this region home, to the patrolling ships of the vast Northern Empires that want to see the pirates abroad the Nautica's Cutlass arrested and prosecuted. On top of all this, there is a an award for Captain Claudius 9 Lives, dead or Alive. There isn't a seafaring man on earth who wouldn't want to claim this award for himself. Luckily The Captain has a dependable crew, and if given the opportunity, they would gladly die for him. Moral is high aboard the ship, However the crew can't help but question why the captain is sailing north in winter, instead of heading to the tropical waters in the south. Captain 9 lives and his highest ranking crew mates are the only ones aboard that know the answer to this. Besides the valuable booty secured in their last pillaging spree, their is something else, something worth more than all the gold and jewels: A prisoner. Her name is Tabitha, and like Captain 9 lives she is wanted too, but for reasons entirely different. Tabitha Emeralda, better known as Princess Emeralda, is running from an arranged marriage in the Kingdom of Helsink, the largest empire in the north. Her father has set a bounty for her capture that Captain 9 lives plans to capitalize on. Captain 9lives, not usually playing the role of bounty hunter, could care less about her well being, but the prize for her capture was too great for him to pass up. When she was taken aboard Nautica's Cutlass she was promised protection, but the old privateer quickly turned on her making her a prisoner aboard the ship. She now remains locked up in the underbelly of the floating fortress.