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Lord Huntington supports the calls for John Storm to investigate a geological disturbance at Kingston, Jamaica.




Lord James Huntington (Hunt) is an English aristocrat and long time member of the British Geographical Society (BGS), from where he knows Sir Rodney Baskerville. 


He has been the guardian of an ancient parchment since it was passed to one of his ancestors on the deathbed of a famous explorer. The parchment was handed down through generations, it contains clues to the location of Blackbeard's (Edward Teach) buried treasure trove on an unidentified Island in the Caribbean, said to be guarded by a macabre human spirit manifesting itself with a golden skull, and a Voodoo curse on anyone disturbing the ground. It is, or was, called Skeleton Island.


The parchment was taken from Blackbeard's ship, the 'Adventure,' by Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy and his crew. This parchment, a map of sorts, was handed down through the generations to Lord Huntington, (when it should perhaps have gone to Commander J W Maynard, a closer relative). Where they found no treasure (gold, gemstones) aboard the 'Adventure,' they assumed the parchment was the sum total of the clues.

Unfortunately, a piece of the puzzle was and is missing. While his family have been trustees of the parchment, a cypher is needed to decode a vital part of the document, and link it to a particular land mass. Huntington knows this and have been on the lookout for any clue that may lead to recovery of the fortune amassed by a number of pirates and privateers over the years - including the riches of Captain Henry Morgan. It was Henry Morgan who accidentally let slip to some of his buccaneers, the existence of Skeleton Island, while intoxicated by Jamaican dark rum. But he never mentioned how to find it, and tell it apart from the hundreds of small islands in and around the West Indies.


Huntington uses a grant from the BGS to purchase an old Antarctic survey ship and refit her for an expedition, naming her 'Hispaniola,' after the ship in Robert Louis Stevenson's excellent pirate yarn. He crews her with salvage privateers, introduced by William Gray, including Billy (One Eye) Bones, John Long and Black Jack.


Lord Huntington persuades Sir Rodney Baskerville to join his expedition. He is the history professor element on board the Hispaniola, an associate of Scott Tremaine, the ship's captain.


Lord Huntington's problem, is getting John's expertise in on his secret agenda, to discover the secrets of Skeleton Island. Then he can use his parchment to find Blackbeard's long-lost buried treasure. Without tipping his hand too soon. Or John would either have nothing to do with the enterprise, or worse still, find the pirates gold, and knowing him - turn it in to the authorities - before negotiating. Or, in Huntington's case - forgetting to inform the respective nations. Finders, keepers. Since it could be argued that his family were bequeathed the parchment that Lieutenant Robert Maynard found amongst Edward Teach's papers onboard the Adventure in 1718. In law, where his predecessors have had that information for so many years, he may have a fully founded legal claim that overrules any more recent legislation. The parchment might be described as a gift of knowledge by way of ownership, or part of a will. If you will.


Lord Huntington's enemy is Commander James Maynard, a descendent of Lt. Maynard from the 1718 skirmish. He is unaware of this second arm of the family, laying claim to whatever the parchment may lead them. James Maynard has set Huntington up with bogus information about Haiti. Though his Lordship planned to lure John into his web, with or without that deception.





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Admiral Sir (Captain) Henry Morgan

Privateer & Governor of Jamaica

Ark, The

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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

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


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





Alexander Spotswood

Ambitious, (disgruntled) Governor of Virginia

Billy (Bones) One Eye

Pirate sailor, 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

Robin (John) Longstride

Pirate leader, bare knuckle fighter with silvery tongue

William Gray

Cashiered US Navy Captain, snitch & mastermind












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