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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
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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:
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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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 In Absentia
The Seven Seas
Posted: Jun 2 2009, 09:01 PM
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Joined: 19-April 09



If you find yourself unable to post for more than a week or two, please be kind enough to let others players know. Just leave a quick post here to inform us.

(The old notices of absence will be deleted from time to time.)

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Chiara Acciai
Posted: Nov 11 2010, 06:38 PM
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Member No.: 134
Joined: 29-September 10



Okay so... I'm going away for 3 Weeks to visit a friend in AZ. I leave tomorrow (Fri, Nov 12) and won't be getting back until Sun Dec 5. HOWEVER... I will have my laptop, as I work from online, and my friend has a physical job he needs to go to. I'll probably have plenty of alone time to come on and posts, though I may not hang around and chat... and I'm not sure how much alone time I'll have. :(

Also, from tomorrow (Fri) to Mon, my friend has off and we will be spending most of that time together, as a second friend is coming down but leaving Sun. So I won't be on. I should be back on Tues, but I'm not sure. So, I just wanted to let you guys know that I won't actually be ABSENT completely, but I will probably be slow and won't be able to get on as much as I'd like.

My characters are CHIARA and ATTACKING HAWK.

Thanks! :)


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Percival W. Legge
Posted: Nov 14 2010, 01:39 AM
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Travelling next Tuesday/Wednesday. Should be back online Thursday or Friday (Nov 19).
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Nicholas Gray
Posted: Dec 7 2010, 06:39 PM
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Lieutenant (CO), 5th Marines, 48th Foot, HMS Steadfast


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Posts: 178
Member No.: 40
Joined: 6-July 09



Sorry to anyone I might owe a post to, but I'm pretty much going to be AWOL until winter break starts. My last final is next Tuesday (feels good to say that), so expect to see me back around after that, (and no class until January 11, hooray!)
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Annette Williams
Posted: Jan 9 2011, 07:16 PM
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Member No.: 84
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Hey, Guys... I was hoping to get that new character up fro approval before the big battle, but I don't think it's going to happen. I've been especially busy over break with family stuff and the semester starts in one week. I'll try to get him a rough draft before then but I can't make any promises.

Thanks for understanding :-)


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The Seven Seas
Posted: Feb 13 2011, 03:15 PM
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Due to my new full-time student job piling on top of my coursework, my posting will mostly be concentrated in the weekends with minimal weekday appearances.
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Annette Williams
Posted: Feb 28 2011, 09:42 PM
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I know I've been really slow lately so I thought it would be a good idea to post here. I've got midterms this week but then it's break. I hope no one is desperately waiting for a post from me cause I really can't get to it this week.

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Graham Moore
Posted: Mar 8 2011, 06:44 PM
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Sailing-master, Steadfast


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Just a heads up that I'll be increasingly busy over the next few weeks, so I might have less online leisure time than I currently do.

A colleague of mine is leaving and I have to take over some of her responsibilities that I'm not familiar with yet. On top of that, we are reducing office space (two storeys to one storey) and will need to move and throw away a lot of things in the process in addition to paying attention to our normal work.

I'll still be online during the day as much as I can, but my posting might be delayed.
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Percival W. Legge
Posted: Mar 21 2011, 02:58 AM
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1st Lieutenant, Steadfast


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I'll be travelling again tomorrow and won't be back home until mid-April. I don't know when/how I'll have internet access during my time away, but will try to get online.
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Annette Williams
Posted: Mar 21 2011, 09:43 AM
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You will be missed! Stop in and say hi if you can!


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Graham Moore
Posted: Mar 25 2011, 03:05 AM
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Sailing-master, Steadfast


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I'll be going to New York City on April, 2nd (*WOOOT*) and won't be back until April 11th. No idea whether I'll have internet access there, but if I do, I'll pop in to see how you guys are doing smile.gif
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Graham Moore
Posted: Apr 11 2011, 03:19 AM
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Sailing-master, Steadfast


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Posts: 286
Member No.: 93
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I'm back, but I've got so much work to do at the moment that I can't promise a post soon. Truly sorry about this, but my life is a bit of a roller-coaster right now.
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Graham Moore
Posted: Apr 20 2011, 07:13 AM
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Sailing-master, Steadfast


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Posts: 286
Member No.: 93
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Me again. I'll be visiting my grandma over the Easter holidays and since the blessings of the internet age have passed her by, I won't be online at all from Thursday evening all through to Monday evening.

I'll be back next Tuesday, but I'll try my best to catch up with the posts I owe before I leave!
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Annette Williams
Posted: Jun 5 2011, 04:43 PM
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I posted in the cbox but just in case no one sees it:

I've having a few personal issues at home but I should be able to post tomorrow night. Sorry for the delay but I will be on site regularly till then, as I always am :-)


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Annette Williams
Posted: Jun 8 2011, 05:54 PM
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I just realized that I am leaving for L.A. for a week tomorrow so I will catch up on all posting before then. I get back on the 16th but I don't think I'll have internet till then.


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