Pull up a chair, matey, and listen closely now. There's a storm a-brewing on these here waters, and that storm is headed on its merry way to the port of Tortuga. Yes, you heard me true. Tortuga, that infamous den of debauchery, the lair of every scurvy seadog who ever sailed the Spanish Main. The sailors speak of a battle on the high seas, of treasure won, of Port Royal men laid low by cutlass and blunderbuss. They say that it was one salty son of a whore who came out victor that day, and he were no man of the King's Navy. No, sir. Ah, yes, perhaps you know well the name which I am so loathe to say... Sebastian Cross, scourge of the Caribbean, better named the Bastard. The blood runs cold in those veins, mark my words. Some say it's blue as any of the gentlefolk, but mayhaps it's because his heart is frosted rather than from being born high. Every sailor knows that name next from learning port from starboard. Piracy, murder, impersonating an officer, kidnapping and pillaging, treason, conspiracy... Bastard Seb is destined for the gallows, matey, and the naval troops is tripping over themselves to be the one to string him up. What's more, his fellow buccaneers treat him like a king, sailing under his orders and taking percents from his profits- and he theirs, of course. Seb Cross rules these waters, no matter what the monarchs in the Old World might say. Word is, the Bastard is coming in to Tortuga this very day... Word is, he's having himself a fancy party. Or at least as fancy as a crowd of villains and their ilk can muster. Wenches and scallywags, by my reckoning. I'd not like to be in Haitian waters after sundown. It'll be some sort of event, mark my words. Welcome to the Masque! WHO: All of Iwaku! Your hosts for the evening will be Ozzie, Diana, Kitti, Layne, and Zen. WHAT: PIRATE CHAT RP!!! WHERE:Roleplay Main Lobby WHEN: TODAY, 12 PM August 19th to 12 AM August 20th (server time/U.S. Central) BRING: Your character and your doubloons! RULES OF THE MASQUE 1.) Don't worry if you aren't familiar with history! This RP is about pirates in the 17th century, but no one will care about how accurate you're being. PIRATES. 2.) This is a Masquerade! For those of you who haven't attended previous Masked Chat Balls, this means that you should not tell anyone who you are playing until the event is over. 3.) All characters must be human. They will also probably be pirates. Or wenches. Or people who associate with pirates and wenches. 4.) Keep it fun, and don't harass other players. A little action is fine and even encouraged, but if you take it too far you'll get your butt booted out! SEE YOU THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING!