Part 1: More than a hull and sails . Freedom, that's what a ship is . This is a story written from sigfiggy perspective, when you read “I” this refers to my sigfiggy Sebeus I
Dialogue is written under the corresponding pictures.
It was about a week ago when I and two of my dearest friends combined wallets and purchased ourselves a ship. We're making the final preperations and will be leaving port Royal soon, setting sail to new places.
Harbor man: “She’s all yours, master Sebeus, it was a pleasure doing business with you. I wish you and your companions good luck on your journeys.”
Sebeus I: “Likewise, the test run was a blast, I can’t wait to set sail, farewell.”
Sebeus I: “Ah, she’s such a beauty...”
Ben King: “Ahoy there!”
Sebeus I: “Hi Ben, I just spoke the harbor master, she’s officially ours now :) “
Ben King: “Sigh, what a beauty.”
Sebeus I: “Yeah... “
Ben King: “Ha, look who decided to show up!”
Sebeus I: “It’s about time. “
Morthen P: “I did come show up indeed.” (...?...)
Morthen P: “She is a beauty...”
Ben King: “Yeah...”
Sebeus I: “Yeah... “
Sebeus I: “I think I finally have a name for her, let’s name her Beauty “
Ben King: “Yeah, that’s a great name, atleast better than the other names we came up with.”
Morthen P: “It’s fine but I still think Demonic mass destructor from hell is a winner.”
Ben King: “hmmm... keep it for another time perhaps, now let’s get the last cargo on board.”
Sebeus I: “Never leave without my goat. “
Ben King: “Good thing you bought some chickens as well, I like an egg for breakfast.”
Morthen P: “Can’t have enough supplies, I already loaded our swords and pistols aboard, you never know you know.”
Sebeus I: “Well, I hope we won’t need them. “
Morthen P: “All right my friends, I brought us a little something.”
Sebeus I and Ben King: “APPLE JUICE !!!”
Sebeus I: “My friends, we are going to have the time of our life! “
Morthen P: “I drink to that!”
Ben King: “We will sail to wherever the wind brings us. But let’s get rid of our capes first, it’s a bit cramped up here :P “
To be continued . . . Right now! (click)
Some background information:
Sebeus I: he used to work as a carpenter, he can practically make/repair everything.
Ben King: A skilled sailor, give him a plank and a piece of cloth and he'll manage to sail it.
Morthen P: Experienced gunner, he can fire practically anything (except his secretary but that's another story) and he knows a thing or two about close combat as well.
A versatile ship, a combination of lateen and square rigged masts allows it to sail practically any wind.
The beauty is most efficient with a crew of 6. That way the ideal sail plan can be handled which compromises three courses of square sails on the main mast (note that this ship type is an exception as the main mast is also the foremast) and the lateen on the mizzen mast.
The Beauty is currently equiped with four cannons but it has the capacity to support a total of 10 broadside cannons.
It is a small ship, when engaging with larger ship it is adviced to evade and use the superior speed (in most cases) as an advantage to flee, this ship may have guns but it is not a battleship, it will easely sink after taking some damage in the hull.
More pictures of this ship can be found at Classic Pirates
Fourth wall commentary:
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I hope you like it so far, it is possible that more sigfiggies will be included in following episodes.
The main subject of this story will be ships and everything around them.
This episode is dedicated to the two most active members of my pirateship group (Kings of the Sea); Ben King and Morthen P.
I felt a reward was most appropriate, eventhough I know they'll do it without any reward, thank you my friends.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed, for those people who actually read the whole story I thank you, it means a lot to me.
Part 2 (click)