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Born Leyland O'Donnel an illigetimate son of an English Nobleman Captain of the First Rate HMS Resolute in 1795 while the ship was patrolling along the coast of Ireland the Captain returning to the ship after said black deed to return home to England leaving behind his irish mistress Leyland grew up along the docks of Dublin seeing the proud ships coming and going and once old enough took to the sea as part of the guncrew of HMS Valkryie a frigate of 36guns of the 5th rate to prove his worth to his Nobleman father on his first month out his ship was attacked and taken as a prize by french privateers as they cleared the ship of any surviving crew Leyland maintained his cannon firing into the french privateer even as the rest of the gun crews of his battery was captured or killed as the french sailors surrounded him he put up such a fight that the Captain of the french ship was compelled to offer him parole as he had killed 15 of the french sailors thus greatly reducing the prize crew ordered to repair and sail the crippled HMS Valkryie back to port in so long as he would remain on good behavior until they had returned to port, on the way back to france the 2 ships were attacked by a Pirate Captain known only as Captain Aries ThunderSkull a known freelance Corsair operating in the english channel and with a daring night time attack on the 2 damaged vessels managed to sink the french privateer and boarded the stricken captured english frigate fighting the way below decks to her brig and freeing the imprisoned english crew as they both fought with one another to clear the ship of any remaining french crew and officers in the midst of the fighting Leyland locked blades with the pirate captain while merely defending his ship so as she would not fall into the pirate's hands after a long and bloody battle of endurance both fell unconsious their blades falling from hands too weakened from loss of blood to continue the battle the pirate crew carrying their injured captain back to his ship to heal and the pirate crew out of respect for the fearless irish swordsman what had fought their captain for so long carried him to frigate captain's quarters attending him as one of their own upon both men recovering enough to take up blades again they resumed the fight only yet again to fall back to a stalemate when the pirate Captain remarked he had never met a swordsman quite the caliber of Leyland and sheathed his sword offering him a place amoung his crew on the condition he would return the stricken frigate to her former country with no ransom as a sign of goodwill towards him Leyland agreed to this and began his career as a pirate learning gunnery from the other more experienced gun crew aboard the pirate vessel WaveSweeper commanded by the same Captain Aries Thunderskull years went by and on Leylands 21st birthday found him drilling his batteries on targets set forth in the water 100 yards away when the first rate HMS Resolute spied them off the leeward bow by hearing the boom of WaveSweeper's cannons echoing across the waves like a distant storm on the horizon and after a short pursuit caught the pirate ship outside the bay of Macdougal on the irish coastline within site of the very same town of Dublin the smaller pirate vessel being far superior in terms of speed and manverability managed to avoid the rolling broadsides of the first rate which would spelled annihaltion for the smaller vessel but under Leyland's command the guns of WaveSweeper tore thru the weakpoint at HMS Resolute's stern smashing the length of her from the inside out her masts being shot away and crippling her as the Captain struck their colors the pirates sped away with Leyland roaring laughter uproariously out from the stern at the now shrinking vessel in the distance and was heard to remark these words "Never a day was there that i thought of turning pirate but for save a chance to prove meself the better man in a game of cannon's dance" the crew hearing this from the usaully silent gunner remarked him as being as silvertongued as the devil himself once seeing him talk his way into and out of many a maidens bed in the following days of celebration of the pirate victory over a first rate in port and thus is the known story of the notorious rogue and pirate Leyland "Gunner" SilverTongue.
Signed this day of our Lord 8/22 of 2010
Master Gunner of the Corsair Vessel WaveSweeper
Ok – all dirty, slimy hands on deck! Clear the cat-walk; raise that ‘dare skull' high in the air; and give yer attention ta me! I’m tha lady that receives respect – I’m Captain Scarlet La Pardoux.
It’s hard keeping all these sailor’s attention – I work hard on tha deck; at the helm; and on the crow’s nest – I do it all! Can’t find time to dress like a lady, and have my hair fall around my face in curls like a normal woman! I’m always in cut-off pants; dirty over-sized shirts; and me hair’s pulled back and tied down. Guess I shouldn’t complain, tho, ‘cause all me mates are wearing their hair and clothes just like me – for we’re a crew of women, out to capture a ship of men!
Looks like ya Pirate website is pretty good . . . rather appeals to this here Pirate. Keep it up, matey . . . . Gotta go – thar’s a sudden tidal-wave coming!
Dear Swashbuckling Press,
I am looking for a light-weight treasure chest that has lots of containers inside, which are velvet-lined, so that my wife can put all of her acquired jewelry inside! I would like the outside to have lots of painted gold designs on it, and have some water-proof wood-seal applied over the gold!
Also, I’m looking for a spring that broke in my compass! Can you help me find one? And, my poor compass is in need of an “N” . . . (my “N” slipped down, and is resting on the “S”)!
Sailor Bob with a latitude!
speaking for his grand Sire Zar Aqua, the ultimate Pirate!
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Dear Sailor Bob with a latitude – who is speaking for his grand Sire Zar Aqua, the ultimate Pirate,
First of all, we have only one treasure chest to this website’s name – and is presently being occupied with all the loot that we have acquired ourselves . . . that is, all this wonderful information that we are offering to all the Swashbuckling fans in the world! And ‘tis indeed decked with gold; jewels; and precious metals! So, we must apologize for not having a spare . . . but we will check inside of Davy Jones’ locker to see what can be found, and we’ll let you know!
As far as having an “N” for your poor, devastated, little compass – well, right now all we have is a spare “E” for East; so, I guess that you’re out of luck there, too! In the meantime, though, just sail West until you spot some land (which should be the
Your shipmates over at The Swashbuckling Press!
John Christopher "Topknot" Roberts, once a humble ship's cooper, was, as a young man, captured by barbary pirates. Without family to ransom him, he survived by offering his services to his captors, and adapted his signature hairstyle as a result. Quite by accident, Topknot was rescued by his cousin, the notorious Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts. Topnot and Bart sailed together, but eventually Topknot grew weary of Bart's teetotalling ways and asked for a ship of his own. Topknot re-christened his ship Outrageous Fortune, a play both on Bart's flagship, the Royal Fortune, and his own lifelong love of Shakespeare.
Gentleman of fortune, Founder of MidSouth Buccaneers, Captain of the crew of The King's Revenge....
On a secluded coast of
In a battle with
With Wazoo's help I became Captain Darksoul of The De Sade. I lost that ship to a mutinous traitor, so I went in to business with Samra the mercantile queen in
Returning home we were overtaken by a scurvy crew of pyrates, the very same fellows that had taken my dad from me all those years ago. When we got back to port, Samra and her team of Deadly Roses met the dreaded captain with me. I left none of him alive to history, and I took over his ship.
I christened my new ship The King's Revenge, and with my crew The Midsouth Buccaneers, there is none that I fear and no adventure I will not dare.
Old Joe was given that nickname by his fellow pyrates over the years because, despite his youthful appearance, he was always the oldest on board. Despite his age he was quite the seafarer but his greatest claim to fame was when he enrolled the ship “