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Welcome to Beat to Quarters, a Play-by-Post Text Roleplay set in 1741. It's the Age of Sail, and also the Age of Piracy here in the West Indies. Will you fight for King and Country and uphold the law here at the edge of colonial civilization? Or will you pillage and plunder to your black heart's content? The wind's a-blowin' and the sea awaits, so prepare for adventure...

The Tale So Far

September, 1741:

Madre de Dios, a Spanish galleon loaded with gold, is on her way back to Europe with her convoy. But an ambush lies in wait for her in the Inaguas the Sea Hound is planning a bold assault on the larger ship, her pirate crew willing to risk it all for gold and glory. But Sea Hound is both predator and prey, as the HMS Steadfast closes in for another encounter with her quarry. The deadly showdown between the three forces is fast approaching...

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After "Beat to Quarters" closed, "Before the Mast" is the site leading the stories in the West Indies... but in 1720. Active since August 2010.

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Admins:
Liz
(Lei, Lioe)

Moderators:
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Ship Captains:
Jonathan Silas Thorne
Captain of the Steadfast
Rodrigo Sol Valera
Captain of the Sea Hound

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Featured Player:
Liz
Daniel Hedge, Annette Williams



Liz's enthusiasm, dedication, and talent all make her an invaluable member of the BtQ community! Her recent character, Dr. Daniel Hedge has proved to be a fine addition to Steadfast's crew, and a source of brilliant posting. Her commitment to character development makes each of her posts a joy to read.
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 Ay, Scurvy!, Just a bit of info on medicine on a ship
Annette Williams
Posted: Jan 2 2011, 06:19 PM
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Hey guys! So, for my research into a naval doctor, I came across this document on scurvy. Turns out that the practice of giving crew a cup of lemon juice a day to prevent the disease didn't happen regularly until circa 1795! Please read this if your interested in more information on the topic :-)

SCURVY

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Also, an interesting article I found concerning how to address a ship's surgeon. Technically Daniel was trained as a doctor for the military, and not a surgeon, so he can still be refereed to as doctor.

Mister vs. Doctor


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