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Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 07:47 PM
In honor of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, I thought i would start a thread to talk about anything piratey. Ye may discuss the history of piracy, what you will enjoy most about playing as a pirate, and meet other scallywags that sail these waters(this forum).

to start out, i figure id post the code to remind ye what yer rights be

Pirate Code of Conduct
Bartholomew Roberts Shipboard Articles 1721

ARTICLE I - Every man shall have an equal vote in affairs of moment. He shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions or strong liquors at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasure unless a scarcity may make it necessary for the common good that a retrenchment may be voted.

ARTICLE II - Every man shall be called fairly in turn by the list on board of prizes,
because over and above their proper share, they are allowed a shift of clothes. But if they defraud the company to the value of even one dollar in plate, jewels or money, they shall be marooned. If any man rob another he shall have his nose and ears slit, and be put ashore where he shall be sure to encounter hardships.

ARTICLE III - None shall game for money either with dice or cards.

ARTICLE IV - The lights and candles should be put out at eight at night, and if any of the crew desire to drink after that hour they shall sit upon the open deck without lights.

ARTICLE V - Each man shall keep his piece, cutlass and pistols at all times clean and ready for action.

ARTICLE VI - No boy or woman to be allowed amongst them. If any man shall be found seducing any of the latter sex and carrying her to sea in disguise he shall suffer death.

ARTICLE VII - He that shall desert the ship or his quarters in time of battle shall be punished by death or marooning.

ARTICLE VIII - None shall strike another on board the ship, but every man's quarrel shall be ended on shore by sword or pistol in this manner. At the word of command from the quartermaster, each man being previously placed back to back, shall turn and fire immediately. If any man do not, the quartermaster shall knock the piece out of his hand. If both miss their aim they shall take to their cutlasses, and he that draweth first blood shall be declared the victor.

ARTICLE IX - No man shall talk of breaking up their way of living till each has a share of l,000. Every man who shall become a cripple or lose a limb in the service shall have 800 pieces of eight from the common stock and for lesser hurts proportionately.

ARTICLE X - The captain and the quartermaster shall each receive two shares of a prize, the master gunner and boatswain, one and one half shares, all other officers one and one quarter, and private gentlemen of fortune one share each.

ARTICLE XI - The musicians shall have rest on the Sabbath Day only by right. On all other days by favour only.

Pirate Code of Conduct
Bartholomew Roberts Shipboard Articles 1721

ze_topazio
03-31-2013, 08:08 PM
Hi there brother

The "Pirate code" was first introduced in the mid 17th century by pirate Bartolomeu Portuguęs, way before the golden age of piracy.

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 08:15 PM
Aye this may be true but Bart Roberts (AKA Black Bart) also followed this code and made his crew swear on the Bible by them. I didnt say he created the original code, but these are the ones he set forth for his crew to follow.

ze_topazio
03-31-2013, 08:24 PM
I know that, never accused you of such, it's just a random curiosity.

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 08:29 PM
I know, i wasn't accusing you of accusing me, but just in case you were accusing me i thought I would explain my reasoning, but now that i know for a fact you were not accusing me how about some rum?

silvermercy
03-31-2013, 08:37 PM
I find Blackbeard a fascinating figure. And I love the beard decor he chose for himself... Always breaking fashion trends. LOL

Facts about Blackbeard: http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/Pirates/tp/Ten-Facts-About-Blackbeard-The-Pirate.htm

Blackbeard looked like a devil in battle

Blackbeard knew the importance of image in his line of work. Before battle, he would dress all in black, strap several pistols to his chest and put on a large black captain’s hat. Then, he would put slow burning fuses in his hair and beard. The fuses constantly sputtered and gave off smoke, which wreathed him in a perpetual greasy fog. He looked like a devil who had stepped right out of hell and onto a pirate ship and most of his victims simply surrendered their cargo rather than fight him. Blackbeard intimidated his opponents this way because it was good business: if they gave up without a fight, he could keep their ship and he lost fewer men.

r4inm4n1991
03-31-2013, 08:41 PM
I know, i wasn't accusing you of accusing me, but just in case you were accusing me i thought I would explain my reasoning, but now that i know for a fact you were not accusing me how about some rum?

I haven't accused anyone, can i have some rum too?

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 08:44 PM
I find Blackbeard a fascinating figure. And I love the beard decor he chose for himself. lol

Facts about Blackbeard: http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/Pirates/tp/Ten-Facts-About-Blackbeard-The-Pirate.htm

Blackbeard looked like a devil in battle

Blackbeard knew the importance of image in his line of work. Before battle, he would dress all in black, strap several pistols to his chest and put on a large black captain’s hat. Then, he would put slow burning fuses in his hair and beard. The fuses constantly sputtered and gave off smoke, which wreathed him in a perpetual greasy fog. He looked like a devil who had stepped right out of hell and onto a pirate ship and most of his victims simply surrendered their cargo rather than fight him. Blackbeard intimidated his opponents this way because it was good business: if they gave up without a fight, he could keep their ship and he lost fewer men.

It will be pretty cool to see how he is portrayed in AC4.

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 08:46 PM
I haven't accused anyone, can i have some rum too?

Theres a good lad, grab a glass

r4inm4n1991
03-31-2013, 08:55 PM
Theres a good lad, grab a glass
I dont like rum!!!

Back on-topic lol: We can see Blackbeard with the burning fuses in the gameplay trailer!

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 09:06 PM
I dont like rum!!!

Back on-topic lol: We can see Blackbeard with the burning fuses in the gameplay trailer!

I feel that Rum is on-topic in a pirate thread arr arr arr. And aye, i think i remember seeing that

ze_topazio
03-31-2013, 09:13 PM
I know, i wasn't accusing you of accusing me, but just in case you were accusing me i thought I would explain my reasoning, but now that i know for a fact you were not accusing me how about some rum?

With pleasure

http://oi46.tinypic.com/2z5vswm.jpg

silvermercy
03-31-2013, 09:13 PM
http://www.deviantart.com/download/361526457/the_legendary_blackbeard_by_assaixfedajini-d5z8rll.png

From Pirates of Caribbean:
http://overmanwarrior.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/04_potc4_dombusshltr_blackbeard_rgb.jpg?w=498&h=725

Concept art. He's surrounded in smoke:
http://i.imgur.com/Y3UGzJD.jpg

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 09:27 PM
Boom.

silvermercy
03-31-2013, 09:46 PM
Boom.
And that's how Blackbeard really died... lol

r4inm4n1991
03-31-2013, 09:48 PM
Im happy theyre doing an AC with pirates..:p

Jack_Pirate
03-31-2013, 10:00 PM
Im happy theyre doing an AC with pirates..:p

Part of me wishes that Black Flag would be a whole new franchise, disconnected from the Assassins Creed games, just so they can tell a whole new story. but a HUGE part of me knows how awesome being an assassin pirate is going to be

MasterAssasin84
03-31-2013, 10:43 PM
In honor of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, I thought i would start a thread to talk about anything piratey. Ye may discuss the history of piracy, what you will enjoy most about playing as a pirate, and meet other scallywags that sail these waters(this forum).

to start out, i figure id post the code to remind ye what yer rights be

Pirate Code of Conduct
Bartholomew Roberts Shipboard Articles 1721

ARTICLE I - Every man shall have an equal vote in affairs of moment. He shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions or strong liquors at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasure unless a scarcity may make it necessary for the common good that a retrenchment may be voted.

ARTICLE II - Every man shall be called fairly in turn by the list on board of prizes,
because over and above their proper share, they are allowed a shift of clothes. But if they defraud the company to the value of even one dollar in plate, jewels or money, they shall be marooned. If any man rob another he shall have his nose and ears slit, and be put ashore where he shall be sure to encounter hardships.

ARTICLE III - None shall game for money either with dice or cards.

ARTICLE IV - The lights and candles should be put out at eight at night, and if any of the crew desire to drink after that hour they shall sit upon the open deck without lights.

ARTICLE V - Each man shall keep his piece, cutlass and pistols at all times clean and ready for action.

ARTICLE VI - No boy or woman to be allowed amongst them. If any man shall be found seducing any of the latter sex and carrying her to sea in disguise he shall suffer death.

ARTICLE VII - He that shall desert the ship or his quarters in time of battle shall be punished by death or marooning.

ARTICLE VIII - None shall strike another on board the ship, but every man's quarrel shall be ended on shore by sword or pistol in this manner. At the word of command from the quartermaster, each man being previously placed back to back, shall turn and fire immediately. If any man do not, the quartermaster shall knock the piece out of his hand. If both miss their aim they shall take to their cutlasses, and he that draweth first blood shall be declared the victor.

ARTICLE IX - No man shall talk of breaking up their way of living till each has a share of l,000. Every man who shall become a cripple or lose a limb in the service shall have 800 pieces of eight from the common stock and for lesser hurts proportionately.

ARTICLE X - The captain and the quartermaster shall each receive two shares of a prize, the master gunner and boatswain, one and one half shares, all other officers one and one quarter, and private gentlemen of fortune one share each.

ARTICLE XI - The musicians shall have rest on the Sabbath Day only by right. On all other days by favour only.

Pirate Code of Conduct
Bartholomew Roberts Shipboard Articles 1721

I am very interested to see how the Assassins Creed will conflict with this during AC4.

silvermercy
03-31-2013, 11:12 PM
I am very interested to see how the Assassins Creed will conflict with this during AC4.
Edward will over-ride all the rules. Especially VI.
lol

Jack_Pirate
04-01-2013, 06:05 AM
I am very interested to see how the Assassins Creed will conflict with this during AC4.

huh, i never really thought about that. Edward will have to try to live by two different sets of rules. ...well...he wont have to because hes a pirate

Jack_Pirate
04-01-2013, 06:22 AM
Something I just noticed. Robert Faulkner was born in 1715, so i wonder if Edward Kenway will meet Faulkner's father at some point in the story seeing as how Robert is a fourth generation sailor

IWGCJoeCool
04-02-2013, 10:04 AM
Aaaaargh!!!!

i'm up for some good discussion, always. hello and well met, me Assassins Creed brothers....fellow Action/Adventure fans who have enjoyed this game series' tie-in with actual history.

now, i'm not sure there has ever been any kind of movie that accurately depicted the pirate's life. that you can get a feel for on Nat Geo and the History Channel in spots. so, to appreciate the life a little, much can be learned from a couple of authentic looking seafaring productions. certainly, Master & Commander with Russel Crowe presented an authentic looking slice of the life...and there is little difference in the strategy of a warship and a pirate ship while stalking another ship, then engaging in battle.

however, i think you will find a more concentrated look and feel by checking out "To the Ends of the Earth", a British mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch (he of the modern Sherlock Holmes update, that recent WWI HBO mini-series epic, and of course the soon-to-be-released Star Trek II). the story recounts the story of the long voyage of a Brit from England to Australia during the 19th century. it really got into the daily drudge and grind of such a long and dangerous voyage.

but, of particular interest to me, was a portion of it that covered a situation...the ship ran into a good month of still water and windless air. "dead in the water". but the fun part was learning that when two or more ships are in close proximity, their mass and gravity will eventually draw them together. so there was a tense time, in dense fog where each Captain had the cannons ready to go, and watches posted so they could fire the first volley. it's kind of like the cold war and M.A.D. between the US and Russia...the one who fired off the nukes first would claim some victory by destroying enough of the other's.

throw in the nasty mead and alcohol, very nasty rations and buggie bread, and vicious punishment, and i think you would not find much difference between a ship of the line, a merchant ship, and a pirate ship.

now, i said authentic, but these were dramas. yes, everything depicted probably happened, but just not to any one ship.

JC

IWGCJoeCool
04-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Something I just noticed. Robert Faulkner was born in 1715, so i wonder if Edward Kenway will meet Faulkner's father at some point in the story seeing as how Robert is a fourth generation sailor

actually, when i first heard about AC IV and a pirate/naval story....i was surprised that Edwards ship was not coincidentally the Aquila.

JC

Jack_Pirate
04-03-2013, 06:08 PM
actually, when i first heard about AC IV and a pirate/naval story....i was surprised that Edwards ship was not coincidentally the Aquila.

JC


Yeah that would be interesting, but my guess is that the Jackdaw gets sunk in the end. Im sensing a sad hero's ending to Edward in AC4

r4inm4n1991
04-03-2013, 06:42 PM
Yeah that would be interesting, but my guess is that the Jackdaw gets sunk in the end. Im sensing a sad hero's ending to Edward in AC4

Maybe the Jackdaw is a piece of eden! xD

Jack_Pirate
04-03-2013, 08:27 PM
Maybe the Jackdaw is a piece of eden! xD

Wha-hooooo there, that would be crazy. I dont think ive had enough rum to consider something like that

montagemik
04-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Something I just noticed.
Robert Faulkner was born in 1715, so i wonder if Edward Kenway will meet Faulkner's father at some point in the story seeing as how Robert is a fourth generation sailor


It be a definate possibility - Could this be him ??

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/montagemik/FAULKNERSFATHER.jpg

ProletariatPleb
04-03-2013, 08:53 PM
It be a definate possibility - Could this be him ??

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/montagemik/FAULKNERSFATHER.jpg
Can I have the original image?

nitres15
04-03-2013, 08:56 PM
It be a definate possibility - Could this be him ??

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/montagemik/FAULKNERSFATHER.jpg

iīd be cool if we could team up with Faulknerīs daddy and maybe take controll of the Aquila for one mission

Jack_Pirate
04-03-2013, 10:23 PM
It be a definate possibility - Could this be him ??

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/montagemik/FAULKNERSFATHER.jpg

nice find

Jack_Pirate
04-05-2013, 08:41 PM
I for one think it would be awesome if during a naval battle, you can hijack other ships and have some of your crew take command of them and use them for yourself in a fight

Jack_Pirate
04-05-2013, 08:47 PM
What do you think they are talking about?

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/6784_10151831439464838_1377076945_n.jpg

Poodle_of_Doom
04-05-2013, 09:05 PM
I dont like rum!!!

Back on-topic lol: We can see Blackbeard with the burning fuses in the gameplay trailer!


Tell me, where has all the rum gone?


actually, when i first heard about AC IV and a pirate/naval story....i was surprised that Edwards ship was not coincidentally the Aquila.

JC

Do we know the name of his ship yet, or are we assuming it's the Queen Anne's Revenge?


What do you think they are talking about?


How it is that Edward comes to be captain of Blackbeards ship?

inferno33222
04-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Is the T - I - T in the word "title" censored for anyone else, or is it just me...?

projectpat06
04-05-2013, 09:47 PM
It be a definate possibility - Could this be him ??

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/montagemik/FAULKNERSFATHER.jpg

If it is faulkner's dad, I wouldn't mind Mr. Gibbs as the voice actor again. The guy looks like an excellent first mate

ProletariatPleb
04-05-2013, 09:51 PM
^That is Benjamin Hornigold.

silvermercy
04-05-2013, 10:01 PM
What do you think they are talking about?

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/6784_10151831439464838_1377076945_n.jpg
Blackbeard: aarrr... yer coping me fashion idea of 2 chest guns Eddie!

Jack_Pirate
04-05-2013, 10:06 PM
One thing I hope we get to obtain in AC4:

http://www.dreamstime.com/huge-pile-of-gold-coins-thumb4428919.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-9f7p5Xkaco/SZCNCI6fmAI/AAAAAAAAASA/qnygknhYQ6o/s400/rob.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSWBaLG3ZQPaRCQGPrSlzxtzvg1PSsx 6X4k__gSexxpij1fBBu3w

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaDfHygZzTokQ30JnopGgY50PUGy2q2 edv_CsMn0CzGDmF0X8ONw
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8q9SiMAkk_I/UFhwvoA01KI/AAAAAAAABis/x34XAAy40II/s1600/treasure+room+close-up.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/twMAo.jpg

i hope in AC4 that there is a cave, and in that cave you can pile all the loot you have acquired, as well as use those funds to buy stuff. kinda like Fable 3. (ps the treasure room was the only cool part of that game)