The Northern Star

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A role playing game set in 1700 Tortuga. Played through a forum and IRC channel.

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Please have a careful look at your profiles, it will there that you will find your character sheet rather than using PP!

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Member's Lounge

Threads of OOC chats of the players of The Northern Star. A place to share common interests and talk.

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Announcements & Rules

Announcements for Game Matters, Rule Clarifications and Discussions.

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Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:39 pm
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Creation Resources

Posts and resources made in order to help your character creation process and also detail the walkthrough for new players

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Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:14 pm
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Contests and Competitions

Contests and competitions to take part in for prizes from our Staff.

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Artwork

A place to enjoy the Fan-art of The Northern Star Members.

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The Northern Star

   
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The Upper Decks

The top decks of The Northern Star and the entrance to the Captain's Quarters.

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Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:59 am
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The Poop Deck

The highest deck at the stern of a large ship, above the Captain's quarters. This being the normal hangout of the First Mate and some of the other named Crew, however most used for Navigational purposes and plotting.

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Quarterdeck

The quarterdeck is a raised deck behind the main mast the ship. It is where the Captain commands The Northern Star and where the ship's colors are kept. It is used as the main ceremonial and reception area on board.

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Captain's Quarters

The Quarters of Captain Emmerick Hayes. Comprising of reception rooms and bedding bunks, it is not known for many beyond a beautiful lady of Tortuga to stay in these quarters. Being brought to the Captain is most of the time not something to extend your life line.

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Upper Gun Deck

Unlike the Lower and Middle Decks, this Deck is open to skies in the middle of the ship's upper rows. The Gun Deck holds three small boats, similar and sometimes used as lifeboats, held up in cradles attached to the open beams that cross the space. The Upper Gun Deck is armed with Twenty-Four Pounder Cannons, with 15 on each side of the ship. A normal hangout for the Gunners and Crew.

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The Mid Decks

The mid enclosed decks within The Northern Star.

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Gun Deck

The Gun Deck houses the 28 twenty-four pounder cannons with their smaller load ammo. There are 14 Cannons on each side of the Northern Star.

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The Galley

A galley is the kitchen aboard the Northern Star, laid out in an efficient typical style with longitudinal units and overhead cabinets of heavy wood and iron clasps. The Stoves never seem to be out, it is a busy place of those crew off duty and those who are providing for their hungers and thirsts.

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The Wardroom

The living and dining quarters of the crew of the Northern Star. Situated with long communal tables and benches, this place is never quiet, whether it's the songs of sea being sung loud or the snoring of those drunkards left behind after a wild night.

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The Crew Quarters

The sleeping quarters of the main body of Crew Members of the Northern Star. These hold bunk beds and basic bathroom facilities. The cabins are enclosed spaces and never empty. Where there is no space for a bunk, a hammock will hang in it's place.

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The Lower Decks

The lower levels of The Northern Star, including the Orlop Deck and the Hold.

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Lower Gun Deck

The lowest of the gun decks on the Northern Star. On each side of the Ship are 15 thiry-two pounder cannons, each of which can blast a cannonball over the size of a coconut weighing 14kg each. Whilst, however, The Star is not in battle this is where some of the seamen will hang their hammocks to rest during long voyages.

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Orlop Deck

The Orlop Deck is a Storage Deck inside the lower levels of the Northern Star. This is also the place to find certain offices and cabins of some important crew members.

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Quartermaster Cabin

The office of John Tilly, Quartermaster of the Northern Star. Normally a place of great discussion, plans and eyes on treasure and great adventures to be brought to the captain's ears.

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Doctor's Office

The old Doctor's office stands with gathered equipment, even a surgical table. There hasn't been a doctor for some time, but the supplies are carefully watched by John Tilly, the Star's Quartermaster for the day a new doctor comes to aid them.

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The Hold

The Storage Hold contains the bulkier and more basic of provisions for the Ship and her Crew. Including food and building materials for the ship's repairs.

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Tortuga

   
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The Docks

The Docks of Port Tortuga, still small in our setting, these docks are constantly being worked on and expanded to suit more ships and better trading.

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Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:54 am
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The Harbormaster's Post

Every Dock has it's "go to.." man and Tortuga is no exception. The Harbor Master is sometimes a difficult man, especially when the cargo is less than legal. This is a place of careful bargaining.

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The Tortuga Trading Post

The Tortuga Trading Post is one of the first places to come across when docked in the Port. The building stands open long into the night hours and is an important place to be able to sell and buy much needed items for survival. (General Supplies)

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The Auction Hall

Inside the Trading Post there is a small room with a single wooden plinth standing. This is where some of the more "specialized" and bulk items can be sold to the highest and sometimes most ruthless bidders. - Challenge thread for loot selling. Please see our rules and system for details.

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The Blue Mane Fisheries and Butcher

The Blue Mane is a good staple for any hard working Fisherman on the seas near Tortuga. Selling your wares here may provide your family with bread on the table. An important thing in these days. Also a good place for the wandering Pirate of Seaman to gather food for his journey.

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Callahan's Carpenters

Callahan's Carpenters and Shipwrights are of course an important addition to the services Tortuga can provide. With the repairs needed for a ship or just basic needs build from the grains of wood provided here, Callahan's is a place to make good on your debts and keep sweet. You never know when Cannonballs may come flying.

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Murphy's Tannery & Blacksmith

Murphy's Tannery & Blacksmith provides the leather and metal workings you may need on your travels or in your daily grind in Tortuga. Whatever the case there are few places as important as this. Murphy's is ran by the Irish immigrants having stowed their way from the green Isle to the Caribbean. They are hardy folk and strong in their arms and love for Whiskey.

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Regginton's Alchemists

Regginton's Alchemists and Surgery is a life line to many. Whether it be pulling the grit from a buckshot or soothing that itch from the girl the night before, Regginton's is a highly popular place for treatments of ailments and minor surgeries. Healthcare never looked so good.

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St. Brendan's Chapel

St. Brendan's Chapel, situated in the center of the port is a place of worship and an important structure in drawing together the town folk of Tortuga.

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The May Belle's Bordello

The May Belle's Bordello has the finest rum and brandy served by the best girls in Tortuga. The Bordello is a place to find warm arms at the bar and a night of passion in the Bordello's staying rooms for the right price.

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The Bordello Bar

The open bar area downstairs in the Bordello, holding some of the lighter and finer drinks of Tortuga, a good place to scout the girl to take for your own for the night and also just a gathering spot for some of the richer men in Tortuga.

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The Staying Rooms

The Staying Rooms of the Bordello, ten of them in total, each holding a bed big enough for all the pleasures of the night.

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The Black Rose Taverna

The Black Rose Taverna is the main drinking house in Tortuga. A source of trouble in the town nightly, however the only place to go to find yourself crew or even a ship to join on the seas. Dealings and bargains are struck here, consistently busy and sometimes a place where they are washing the floors from bloodstains.

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The Store Cellar

The dark and damp cellar of the Black Rose used for storing barrels, whispers in the night and sometimes a place none wish to know the events of which will unfurl.

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Challenge Threads

   
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Present Threads

Challenge Threads used for long running games and adventures.

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Personal Challenges

For much smaller scale challenges like dual or a thread turned to violence or challenges to be settled

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