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The Pirate Advent Calendar Review — Day 24

December 24, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 24 copy

At the very back of the cave, glowing in a beam of sunlight lies an overflowing treasure chest. Diamonds, sapphires, and rubies the size of a man’s fist along with piles of gold are spilling onto the ground. This is what Captain Brickbeard was seeking. His very own hidden treasure. The only problem is the raft they brought with them will never carry this many jewels and gold.

Deciding that the treasure is fairly safe where it is, Brickbeard and Janey Blackheart decide to bury most of it so that even if others come to this island all they will find is the ancient temple and nothing else. The gems and gold they kept out is more than the average king’s ransom.

The three make their way to the beach and take the raft back out to sea. Reaching the ship in the dark of night. Captain Brickbeard and Janey Blackheart climb up the hidden ladder into the Captian’s cabin window while Simon rows the raft to the side of the ship calling for aide.

Brickbeard emerges from the cabin. Seeing the castaway, he orders his men to bring the man aboard. “Introducing” himself Simon explains that he was abandoned on an island many years ago and only now has escaped. Much to the surprise of his men, Brickbeard invites Simon aboard and offers to return him to his home.

The Brick Pearl sails away, leaving the island and its secrets far behind. 😀

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review — Day 8

December 8, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 8

Since they are already conveniently within sight of the island in the map Captain Brickbeard and Janey Blackheart board their trusty raft to reach landfall. A raft may seem a strange choice. Why not a dingy you might ask.

Although Brickbeard trusts most of his men, something this important can’t be talked about until the map’s been followed and whatever it leads too hidden away for safekeeping. Years ago Brickbeard had a thought of securing a raft just out side the window of his quarters. It merely looks like part of the ship until it is cleverly detached and lowered into the water.

Climbing down an equally hidden ladder Brickbeard and Janey slip away while the men think they are having an all day meeting in the cabin. Brickbeard has ordered his men to not disturb him, even for meals until the meeting is done. Only one other knows of their deceit and he guards the door with his life.