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

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Featured Player:
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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 The HMS Steadfast
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Percival W. Legge 0 1,650 5th October 2010 - 04:12 PM
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Percival W. Legge 1 812 14th May 2010 - 08:56 AM
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  Red Sky At Morning (Pages 1 2 )
(Cont. from Into th Mist. Tag: all)
Captain Jonathan Thorne 15 1,277 2nd June 2011 - 06:13 PM
Last Post by: Graham Moore
  Into The Mist (Pages 1 2 )
right after The Calm Before, tag: Moore
Christian Hardwick 26 1,233 30th April 2011 - 07:22 PM
Last Post by: Graham Moore
  The Calm Before
open to Steadfast's insomniacs
Captain Jonathan Thorne 11 571 20th April 2011 - 08:29 AM
Last Post by: Graham Moore
afternoon before Calm, open
Marcus Rose 12 548 23rd March 2011 - 03:54 PM
Last Post by: Marcus Rose
  Behold A Pale Horse (Pages 1 2 3 ...6 )
a few hours after Gone To Ground; open
Christian Hardwick 84 2,965 2nd March 2011 - 12:35 PM
Last Post by: Graham Moore
  Death Whispered a Lullaby
<tag; Hedge; open>
NPC Ian 12 560 15th February 2011 - 10:16 PM
Last Post by: Daniel Hedge
  Conversations (Pages 1 2 )
Percival W. Legge 26 1,258 3rd February 2011 - 12:14 PM
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  The Better Part of Valor (Pages 1 2 )
Tag: Legge
Captain Jonathan Thorne 18 1,044 15th January 2011 - 04:57 PM
Last Post by: Captain Jonathan Thorne
  Burial at Sea
<All Steadfast Crew>
Captain Jonathan Thorne 12 842 13th January 2011 - 06:48 AM
Last Post by: Graham Moore
  Gone to Ground (Pages 1 2 )
Continued from Hounds and Foxes; open
Percival W. Legge 19 1,285 12th December 2010 - 07:45 PM
Last Post by: Captain Jonathan Thorne
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