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Aboard the Adventure in 1718, Lieutenant Robert Maynard tortures, then shoots and kills Blackbeard





Commander James William (JT) Maynard operates for His Majesty's Royal Navy as part of a special operations department in the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He is concerned to ensure that British naval archaeology is protected and restored to the Crown, or appropriately designated a war grave.


He is a distant relative of the famous Lieutenant Robert Maynard who on November 22, 1718 captured and killed the pirate Blackbeard at the Battle of Ocracoke. He keeps this to himself in the main, where few people are aware of the history relating to piracy, thus would not normally make the connection.


In his official capacity, he can authorize payments for expeditions to secure maritime antiquities that may be deemed of heritage value. He can also commission British naval forces to carry out recovery sorties, and/or support third party efforts that may be allied to the interest of the Crown. Including cooperating with other navies, where appropriate.


He does though have an agenda of his own, on a back-burner, looking for the treasure that his ancestor failed to secure. Hence, is apt to fund and be party to archaeological expeditions that may yield clues as to the whereabouts of the missing pirate gold. He is thus, more than a little interested to learn of John Storm's discovery of Henry Morgan's mausoleum in submerged Port Royal. He is also keen to get close to the action, seeing the proposed expedition of Lord Huntington as a way to get a naval presence in the Caribbean, hopeful that such juxtaposition might yield results. 


For this reason, at a meeting of the British Geographical Society, he offers to part fund an expedition, suggested by Lord Huntington, with support from the Members and Sir Rodney Baskerville. To be codenamed: Operation Hispaniola.







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. The idea of promissory notes must have seemed like madness to them, where kings and queens could not be trusted from one minute to the other to honour their promises.












Admiral Sir (Captain) Henry Morgan

Privateer & Governor of Jamaica

Ark, The

The world's largest, most comprehensive interactive DNA database


A digital communication interface for the human brain


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

Computer wizard, gaming champion, 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


The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager

Jill Bird

Senior BBC news presenter 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





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













 The Adventures of John Storm - Kulo Luna the $Billion Dollar Whale       Queen Cleopatra last Paraoh of Egypt - The Mummy       




Draft scripts for Kulo-Luna and Cleopatra The Mummy are published with 'Treasure Island' under development for 2024 release. The three films could be shot back to back - as a franchise - to make the most of the Elizabeth Swann. Screenplays available in Final Draft format for Studio executives, producers & directors.









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