Pirate Covenant Sept 24, 2014 10:23:47 GMT -6
Post by rumblymarrow on Sept 24, 2014 10:23:47 GMT -6
The sea around Gaianus is impossible to navigate due to the magical energies on the planet that are in constant fluctuation that make compasses useless. It is also full of creatures much more dangerous than anything found on land. Due to the fact that no one can navigate the sea no star maps have been made. There is rumored to be an island that is almost entirely city that rivals that capitol cities of the kingdoms. This city is supposedly run by pirates of all types as a pirate headquarters. Pirates from all over Gaianus gather here as a safe haven because they have all sworn to the pirate covenant and won't attack or steal from any other pirate while they are on the island. If they do then they will be kicked out of the covenant and lose all protection that it offers. The protection that the covenant offers is safe haven in Pirate Island, parley for any pirate that offers it, other pirates will not raid your hideout, citizenship in Pirate Island, and access to new navigators and if another crew has lost their navigator you have to either give them a navigator or lead them back to the city. However to be able to get the benefits of the covenant you have to swear loyalty to the pirate king, follow the laws of the covenant, any fights other than drunken brawls in the city are forbidden, if Pirate Island is under attack you are required to protect it, you have to execute your navigator if you are going to be captured, and outsiders are allowed but if they cause problems then it's on the captain to atone. Inside Pirate Island the pirates that inhabit it trade loot and share stories to rum and meat. There is permanent residence in the city for those pirates that are interested or just too old to sail the seas anymore. There is also brewers and whores because they are pirates. The Pirate King and the 8 warlords of the sea rule Pirate Island. Each of them controls a massive fleet of and has a city build as their hideout. They themselves can slaughter entire small fleets single handily. The pirate king is the most powerful of all the warlords. The warlords have no real power according to the covenant but all the pirates listen to them for fear of the consequences if they don't. The Pirate King is the only person with real power according to the covenant. All pirates who swear to the covenant swear loyalty to him and acknowledge him as their king. Navigators are pirates who are magically adept and are attuned to the magical essence of sea. They work like a compass and point to islands that they have sensed the energy of. They sense the energy of an island by being near at least a piece of the island. It is a common practice for pirate captains to keep part of their island in a safe on the pirate island and while on it its in a bank of sorts. Pirate captains who have been able to find an island that is unclaimed by another pirate can declare it his hideout and turn it into a base for them to store, repair and sometimes if the island is inhabited recruit. Pirates can be by sky or sea.