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Blackbeard was one of the most feared pirate captains operating in the Caribbean Sea. When he resumed pirating, the British made it their business to capture him as an example to other would be renegades.

 

 

 

Blackbeard, long thought of as a ruthless cutthroat, was held to have a love interest and child in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Edward Teach Junior inherited a large plantation here in 1706 as the eldest son. This he gave to his stepmother and half-siblings, in return for safe haven for his illegitimate spawn. Teach joined the Royal Navy somewhere after 1706 and 1713, becoming a sailor aboard HMS Windsor. This would be Teach, Jr.'s first step to becoming the notorious and widely feared Blackbeard the pirate.

As privateers, Blackbeard and his compatriots would attack and loot enemy ships, committing acts of piracy that were authorized by Queen Anne (until 1714), then King Charles II. However, once the war was over, there wasn't any immediate need for government-sanctioned privateers. Rather than lose his livelihood and miss out on an adventurous life at sea, Edward Teach (along with many others) decided to turn to unregulated piracy, keeping all the spoils.

 

Teach also had a mistress in New Hampshire. Though he strived to keep the one from the other, and his love child in Spanish Town a secret, for protection. Thus, fortunate it was that his common law wife brought up their child incognito, and with their connections on the island of Jamaica, including Kingston and Port Royal, that led to Blackbeard coming into possession of one of the parchments, held to be a map to the location of Henry Morgan's missing treasure trove. This parchment becoming known to Blackbeard's common law wife, a supplier of services to Captain Morgan's plantation, due to careless talk on the part of Henry Morgan in one of his drunken stupors.

 

The parchment from his study desk went missing, ending up being passed to Edward Teach, who relished the acquisition, though after much thought and theorizing it proved to be that the parchment on its own would not suffice for Blackbeard to be able to recover the lost treasure from Panama.

 

Blackbeard had studied Henry Morgan's exploits and tactics, and reasoned, like many others, including Alexander Spotswood, that the whereabouts and recovery was just a matter of time. Unfortunately for the dark bearded pirate, Spotswood incorrectly calculated from much idle gossip speculating as to the source of Blackbeard's funding of wild parties and the like, that the pirate must have recovered the stash that King Charles II was deeply troubled over, threatening to hang Henry Morgan, who stood his ground, and bargained as to his usefulness, such that the English monarch, agreed to his demands, made as they were from the gibbet. So to speak.

Blackbeard knew he'd probably find the additional clues with Henry Morgan's corpse. Something for him to tend to when more settled. But took this secret with him to the grave, as Spotswood and Maynard set their trap. Cursing Lieutenant Robert Maynard and his descendants, for his torture and murder - and taking what he knew with him to Davy Jones locker.

 

On the death of their captive, Maynard and his crew ransacked the Adventure, finding very little in the way of contraband and no gold of jewels, save only for the parchment and other papers, that appeared to be of little value. Nevertheless, as that was all to be had. The papers were had, to accompany Lt. Maynard to London, not to be disclosed to the Admiralty, but rather to become cherished items, held to be of value one day. For that reason, they were guardedly passed down the generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only gold, silver and gemstones were worth anything to captains of old. The currency was easy to trade and did not corrode, so ideal to be secreted in the most inhospitable environments.

 

 

 

 

CAST OF - "TREASURE ISLAND: BLACKBEARD'S CURSE & PIRATES GOLD"

 

 

 

CHARACTERS: PROTAGONISTS

DESCRIPTION

Admiral Sir (Captain) Henry Morgan

Privateer & Governor of Jamaica

Ark, The

The world's largest, most comprehensive interactive DNA database

BioCore

A digital communication interface for the human brain

Blackbeard

Edward Teach, privateer turned pirate, tortured & murdered

Captain Nemo

AI onboard computer system

Charley Temple

Researcher & camerwoman, good friend of John Storm

CyberCore Genetica

The world's smallest, fastest and most powerful nano supercomputer

Dan Hawk

Electronics & computer wizard, crew member Elizabeth Swann

Dr Roberta Treadstone

Blue Shield, Newcastle University, England

Elizabeth Swann

Fastest solar/hydrogen ship & floating laboratory

Excalibur, Pendragon & Merlin

Anti piracy weapon & ship security system

George Franks

Legal and intelligence trust manager, Swindles & Gentry

HAL

The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager

Jill Bird

Senior BBC news world service anchor

John Storm

Ocean adventurer, amateur anthropologist, & marine archaeologist

Katy, Kitty

The ships cat and lucky mascot

Professor Douglas Storm

John Storm's uncle, designer of Elizabeth Swann

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO sunken realms division, conservationist

Sam Hollis

BBC & Sky freelance investigative reporter Caribbean regions

Scott Tremaine

Treasure hunting professional & ships captain

Shui Razor

Japanese privateer, ocean conservationist and historian

Sir Rodney Baskerville

Professor of Maritime History & oceanographer

Steve Green

Freelance reporter, friend of Charley Temple

Suki Hall

A marine biologist, admirer of John's work

Tom Hudson

Sky News Editor, always looking for an exclusive

Trisha Lippard

Cleopatra's call sign to protect her royal identity

 

 

CHARACTERS: ANTAGONISTS

DESCRIPTION

Alexander Spotswood

Ambitious, (disgruntled) Governor of Virginia

Billy (Bones) One Eye

Pirate sailor, deadly marksman ex marines SBS

Captain Flint

John Long's pet parrot, pieces of eight

Commander James William Maynard

British Royal Navy, MOD, Antiquities & Acquisitions, Special Ops

Hispaniola, The

Lord Huntington's converted Arctic survey vessel

Jack Boon (Black Jack)

Pirate computer expert hacker

King Charles II

British Empire colonial slave trader, commissioner of privateers

King James II

British Royal African Company, slave trader, colonial bloody triangle

Lieutenant Robert Maynard

British naval officer, HMS Pearl, who tortured Blackbeard

Lord James Huntington

Opportunist, British Geographical Society member

Robin (John) Longstride

Pirate leader, bare knuckle fighter with silvery tongue

William Gray

Cashiered US Navy Captain, snitch & mastermind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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