EARTHQUAKE PORT ROYAL - T-ISLAND SCREENPLAY
Captain Sir Henry Morgan was a pirate, and privateer, ending up as the Governor of Jamaica. He was buried at Palisadoes Cemetery, then Port Royal was washed into the Caribbean Sea, the result of an earthquake and tsunami. Not to be seen again for 300 years.
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Dark clouds gathered ominously, as a warning perhaps that a great disturbance was about to hit the Caribbean with great force. Deep under the ocean, pressure had been building since the last significant movement of the Caribbean plate in June 1692, where Port Royal was literally subsumed, and swallowed up, almost whole.
The earth does not have a stiff mantle, or lithosphere, but is rather a giant puzzle of constantly shifting plates. These tectonic plates move very gradually, typically a few centimeters per year, causing a huge amount of deformation at the plate boundaries, and pressure build up, which stresses lead to cracks called faults. A earthquake is the sudden movement of the earth's crust at a fault line.
Caribbean governments were so busy dealing with climate events, and the sargassum plagues emanating wherefrom, that they gave little credence to claims from scientists, as to renewed seismic activity that may strike at any time.
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Damn you for Villains, who are you? And, from whence came you? The Lieutenant made him Answer, You may see by our Colours we are no Pyrates. Black-beard bid him send his Boat on Board, that he might see who he was; but Mr. Maynard reply'd thus; I cannot spare my Boat, but I will come aboard of you as soon as I can, with my Sloop. Upon this, Black-beard took a Glass of Liquor and drank to him with these Words: Damnation seize my Soul if I give you Quarters, or take any from you. In Answer to which, Mr. Maynard told him, that he expected no Quarters from him, nor should he give him any.
SCENE 5. SUNKEN CITY SURVEY - Present Day, Swann's sensors scan the ocean bed, revealing mausoleum former Governor of Jamaica.
JILL BIRD - London. John
Storm's finds lost Henry Morgan's pirate remains. "And for those of you wondering,
there was no treasure."
SCENE 10. SHIP'S COOK - William Gray helps John Long's cut-throats to crew for Huntington's Hispaniola, Long a dab hand on the galley.
SCENE 12. SKELETON ISLAND - Intrigued by map proffered by Lord Huntington, John agrees to switch attention to location, to coast of Panama. .
SCENE 17. BLACKBEARD'S CURSE - John retakes Swann, Hal immobilizes Black Jack and Billy Bones and rescues prisoners on Hispaniola.
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