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Mr. Blue
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Salty Dog Tavern Reply with quote

Do you actually own a tavern, Salty, or is it just a Cutlass Isle phenomenon?

Just curious.
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Salty Dog
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue,
I laid out my biography on the last post of a thread on The Circle of Pirates board. The post is called - The Governor's Decree. Here is the last part of my biography explaining how I set up The Salty Dog Tavern:

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I sailed with Falconer for two years (on his ship, The Osprey), all along the Spanish Main. We preyed on cargo ships from all nations but primarily Spanish ships because they were more numerous and valuable. Each year, the Treasure Fleet would set sail from Barcelona carrying valuable goods and luxuries to the New World. This was the start of the pirating season. As the ships reached the new world, their valuable cargo was offloaded onto other, smaller ships and these ships showed up at the major ports with gold to pay for them. It provided a rich opportunity for pirates to prey on both the large Treasure ships and the smaller ships carrying gold and locally-grown spices and locally-grown sugar.

I tried hard to keep a low profile to prevent being identified by the sailors and passengers of ships we were looting. I was successful for almost two years until a ship with people from County Mayo, Ireland saw me on The Osprey and identified me as a crew member. I knew my days were numbered once they told the English Governors about me.

At this time, we sailed into a small island that had much to offer. Falconer sent out a scouting party and they reported back this island could support a Pirate Haven. They named it Cutlass Isle. Falconer asked if any of us wanted to set up the Haven. Wanting to avoid capture and eventual execution, I immediately volunteered and decided to set up a tavern. This is when I built The Salty Dog Tavern.

I was supplied rum, mead, wine and Beer by pirates who "liberated" this cargo from ships they captured and from a steady stream of smuggler ships from all nations. There are so many smugglers in the Caribbean it was easy to set up a reliable source of supply. Once I became successful, women would show up looking for work and I was able to chose the ones I liked to become barmaids and I expanded upstairs to build "cribs" for a bordello! That is where most of my REAL money is made - from lonely sailors seeking some female companionship.

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So, I established my Tavern after moving to Cutlass Isle.
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