We live by the grace of the sea, and we die by her wrath.
When she gives we celebrate, and when she takes we beg forgiveness.
But we never disparage her claims, for when she gives her gift, we gain life.
When she takes from us, we know we have mistreated her.

When we sail the open sea, we are in her embrace alone,
And we long for her to rock us to sleep
Instead of breaking our bodies against the rocks
Or taking our breath to the cold depths.

Gathered, we ask the sea to take our brother into her bosom
As she has taken his life from us.
May he be blessed, and the sea as well.

—Common passage from a sailor’s funeral

Welcome to the Shackles!

The life of a pirate is tough… and the life of a press-ganged one, even tougher. Just ask Petronicus, Ada Leena, Lyra, and Passag, or their new companion Lathael “Thael” Tenoridas


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And if at any point you feel inspired to write something, or add to something already written, please feel free

* I am interested in giving bonus experience for creative thinking and good role-play (including website posts). Please share your thoughts

Character bios would be Awesome


changed the Combat Maneuver feats in the house rules section slightly.

5/30/12: Uploaded maps of the shackles (viewing original image works better in my opinion)
6/5/12: Added the “updated” tag to several of the crew. New info has been put into those pages since the last update
6/13/12: Added audio link page in the wiki. No more eating up dropbox space for the files.

Skulls and Shackles

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