Skull and Shackles: The Athenian Experience

Pirating Optimization Report #1
What Not to Do

Initiate Cruise 1 at Tempest Cay, Drenchport – Ports of Call:
- Downpour
- Drowning Rock (Cruise interrupted for Festival)
- Ngozu (Southernmost Point of Cruise 1– strong antilocal laws – Retreat)
- Little Oppara (Looping back Northerly)
- Shenchu Bay
- Cho-Tzu
- Dahak’s Tooth (Dragon Priest Cultists – Retreat)
- Drowning Rock (Explore murajau-infested shipwreck off of North Coast – Retreat)
- Drenchport
- Downpour (Catoblepas Effluvia untenable – Retreat, Gigas Clams too big – Retreat)
- Ilizmagorti (Establish Favored Port)

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Recommendations –
• 50% of targeted locations/raids aborted in Retreat – reduction in Retreat behaviors would increase probability of obtaining Plunder/Profit.
• Don’t stop for Festivals.
• Don’t drink poison water.
• Focus of Cruise was for Plunder and Crew acquisition – crew complement obtained, but no significant Plunder/Profit. Should consider that, without additional “booty,” will have no resources with which to compensate our new recruits.

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Stop, Drop. Loot.
We made no money

Magic Items

Physicians Spectacles — Angevine
Navigators eye — Stew

Plunder – Current ammount 15
7 earned, 4 spent

Total Money -* 250 each*

but hey, now we have 80 crew

Ship Improvements purchased

Ships boat with glass bottom.
quick rigging sails

Current money for ship improvements 450

Current Ship Improvements

Magic Helm – Double Hardness
Magic Sails – Double Hardness

Broad Rudder +1 Sailing
Rapid Deploy Sails = +1 Sailing

Ships Boat w/Glass Bottom
Figurehead All about the awesome

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The Devil's Pallor - Pre-Squib Schematic
Blueprint Porn for 4ng3v1n3's Subreddit

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Loot'em up!

Total current haul in Plunder = 12 (including the amount from selling ship)
1 plunder spent on crew

loot = +1 keen falcata – sold
+1 returning harpoon – sold
+1 bracers of armor – 1 sold, 1 for stew
8 +1 shock bolts – sold

total money each 1100

Ship improvements
Magic Helm – 500
Broad Rudder – 500
Figurehead – 1000
Bribe for Blood Cove – 500

Total Current Ship/Consumable Crafting Funds -4912.5

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FRACAS EVENT RECORD - Serial Number: 2017.07.23.1348

The Promise of the Crabs
Vessel Improvements:
1k – 2 Secret Compartments
0.5k – Wide Rudder
2k – Upgrade Crew
6 New Recruits
• Elf, male
• Strix, female – Assigned to Rigging Duty
• Vanara, male
• Human, male – Insists on Designation “Snakey Jake”
• Human, female x 2
0.5k – Figurehead
Christened by: Free Captain Merrill Pegworthy

Stew’s Jungle Encounter
1 New Recruit
• Parrot, male – Designation “Parrot Stew”

Datastream interrupted. SAHAUGIN INCURSION DETECTED

Vesskiel Falkirk
Independent Fishing Unit – SCUTTLED
Capt. Elton Bade (Retired)
15 Souls on board at Harvest
3 New Recruits
• Kobold, male – former slave
• Half-elf, female
• Human, female

Kurstaav
Aspis Longship/Lugger (1 Light Ballista, 1 Catapult) – SCUTTLED
22 Souls on board at Harvest
6 New Recruits
• Human, gender fluid x 6

Famished Main
Chellish Cutter (Sturdy Hull, 4 Ballistae, Minor Damage to Sails) – ACQUIRED
14 Souls on board at Harvest

Oral Histories Logged:
. Bonefist, Hurricane King of Port Peril
. Liet Murks, “The Lost Merchant” – may or may not have mechanical toucan unit
. Fellhope Fishkill – Merfolk, cursed?
. Whalebone Pilk – whale-slaughterer, whale bell warning
. Oasis of Calm Winds (Rahadoum) – may be home to Magic Spyglass of Fair Weather Prediction
. Magnum Stormeyes (Tidewater Rock/Windward Isle) – castle of fame and fortune
. Iron Burt Smithy – disappeared 10 years ago
. Chiminey Ebbs – scuba suit armor

Roranet of Blue Buzzard – lost ship in Tempest Cay whie carrying treasure payload
Evidence: Clams collected in Tempest Estuary reported to contain loot, infrequently

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Sweet. Sweet. Loot. And shit

Here is the summary so far of the things we got.

All but 1 plunder liquidated. Spare magic items sold.

TOTAL CURRENT CASH: 7540 gp

- 50 % ship/crafting/siege weapon improvement fund = 3770

- 10 gp sheriff stipend

= 3760 or 752 gp each for officer expenses

current unaccounted magic items

7 potions of cure light wounds
3 potions of cure moderate wounds
2 elixir of swimming

current weapon stores
1 MW Handaxe
1 MW cat o’ nine tails
1 +1 morning star
2 MW rapier

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Team Building Exercises
keepin' it real with the D-dog.

dear diary
good first quarter.
up one ship plus one sweet hammock.
might need a few more interns, had to let a few go…
crew seems confused about the need to be proactive.
maybe a retreat to talk about our core mission is in order.
looking at some ideas from the design dept. maybe a focus group is in order.
some good prospects in the crew. we’ll have to see how that pans out.
alright, bro, gonna catch some zzz’s in that sweet hammock, aka the eagles nest..
peace,
-d

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CRABCLAW'S PROMISE

ALIRGHT YE SCURVY TUBE WORMS LISTEN UP CUZ CRABCLAW’S ABOUT TO LAY DOWN THE CODE O’ THE SEA

SUBSECTION A.

ARTICLES I. – LI.

1. THE SEA DON’T CARE

2. IF YE CAUGHT SHERKIN YE GET THE PLANK

3. IF YE DESERT THE SHIP IN BATTLE YE GET THE PLANK

4. NO GUNS IN THE HOLD, LEST YE GET THE PLANK

5. YE SHALL OBEY YER CAPTAIN IN ALL RESPECT OR YE GET THE PLANK

6. ALSO CRABCLAW STEW

7. IF YA SQUEEL YE GET THE PLANK

8. NO PREY, NO PAY

9. IF YE BE CAUGHT DRUNKARDLY DURING TIME OF ENGAGEMENT YE SHALL SUFFER THE PLANK

10. GAMBLIN’, CARDIN’, DICE’N AND DRINKIN’ MUST BE CONCLUDED BY 8PM

11. THE FIRST TO SPOT A SAIL GETS FIRST PICK O’ THE BOOTY

12. GOOD QUARTERS TO BE GIVEN WHEN CRAVED

13. IF YE GOT QUARREL WITH YE FELLOW, YE MUST DUEL

14. DON’T DRINK SEA WATER

15. IF YE DUEL ON THE SHIP, YE GET THE PLANK

16. KEEP YER CUTLASS CLEAN

17. IF YE WISH TO TAKE OUT YON DINGY OR JOLLY-BOAT YE MUST SIGN YE NAME TO THE LIST AND AWAIT THE APPOINTED HOUR, OR YE GET THE PLANK

18. IF YE CANNOT SIGN YER NAME YE GET THE PLANK

19. YE MUST LEARN TO SHARE

20. IF YE CANNOT COOK, YE WILL BE COOKED

21. IF PARLAY IS ASKED PARLAY MUST BE GIVEN

22. IF YE KILLED A MAN YE BEST HAVE REASON

23. IF YE SURVIVE THE PLANK YE GET THE PLANK AGAIN

24. IF YE SERVIVE THE PLANK A SECOND TIME YE GET MAROONED WITH NO MORE THAN ONE (1) BOTTLE OF RUM OR ONE (1) SHOVEL

25. THE COLOR RED IS FORBIDDEN ON BOWLS

26. IT’S A CRAB EAT CRAB WORLD

27. ONCE YE HAVE THEIR BOOTY, YE NEVER GIVE IT BACK

28. A DEAL IS A DEAL

29. IF YE BREAK A DEAL, YE MUST FACE THE WHEEL

30. THE STRONGEST EMOTION IS THIRST

31. A PIRATE WITH NO SHIP IS NO PIRATE AT ALL

32. IF YE HAVE NO WHEEL, YE GET THE PLANK

33. ALL LIVESTOCK MUST BE DECLARED TO THE QUARTERMASTER

34. PEOPLE CAN BE CHUMS, AND CHUM CAN BE PEOPLE

35. IF IT’S YE BIRTHDAY YE GOTTA SING OR YE GET THE PLANK

36. IF YE BROKE IT, YE BOUGHT IT

37. IF YE FIXED IT, YE ALSO BOUGHT IT

38. IF YE BOUGHT THE PLANK, YE GET THE PLANK

39. PIRATES HATE WATER

40. TO BET A PIECE OF EIGHT, YE MUST POSSESS A PIECE OF EIGHT

41. PIRATES LOVE FREEBOOTIN’

42. IF YE DROWNED, YE DESERVED IT

43. ANY WHO REFUSE TO SERVE GET THE PLANK

44. NO ONE TALKS TO THE CAPTAIN ALONE

45. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, FOR REAL

46. NEVER SLEEP WITH TEH CAPTAIN’S SISTER

47. PIRATES HATE LAND

48. NEVER SWIM AFTER EATING

49. THE BIGGEST EATS FIRST

50. A BATH A DAY KEEPS THE CARPENTER AWAY

51. IF YE BREAK THE CODE, YE GET THE PLANK

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