The Pirate Code of Knaraugh & Krizzie

*A message in a bottle would wash up ashore in Hadriana & Al-Khadir causing the word to spread quickly through all of Eden*

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The Pirate Code of Knaraugh & Krizzie

The Pirate's Code is a long list of rules on how a pirate should behave. This code was set down in the Pirata Codex by the Brethren of the coast, authored by Kapt’n Knaraugh Globtoof’ and Krizzie Necksnappah to promote limited cooperation among pirates and to protect piracy in general.
The code is based on agreements made by historical pirates and their crews for the running of their business. These guidelines were to ensure order and mutual benefit.
SO FOR THE RULES
1. Make Friends Wisely!!
2. All adherents of the Code pledge to be bound together as a brotherhood of pirates, sharing alike in one's fortunes and troubles. Every member shall have an equal vote in the affairs of the moment and equal share of the provisions. Every pirate shall obey the Code. Anyone who fails shall be marooned on a desert island, and left ashore with a loaf of bread or hardtack, a bottle of water, and a crossbow with one bolt to load.
3. The captain of a ship is to be elected by a majority vote of its crew. If any time a crew, with sufficient evidence, finds their captain to be lacking in ability or offensive in nature, a new captain may be freely elected amongst the ship's members. The captain shall be made aware of the situation and will graciously step aside, assuming another position on the crew. Failure to follow this procedure will be deemed mutiny.
4. Any pirate who has suffered an injury from pillaging, plundering, hijacking, swashbuckling, or other pirate duties shall receive compensation for the wound from common stock.
  • Loss of right arm: 200​
  • Loss of left arm: 150​
  • Loss of right leg: 250​
  • Loss of left leg: 250​
  • Fight wound: 20​
  • Loss of eye: 100​
  • Loss of ear: 10​
  • Loss of finger: 5​
  • Index finger: 15​
  • Pinky finger: Life be cruel, mate​
  • Head: A watery place to rest at sea​

5. Every member shall have an equal share of fresh provisions, however they may be acquired, and may take pleasure in such provisions at will, except in times of scarcity. Until said scarcity is voted over, it is necessary for the common good of the crew to adhere to rations. Anyone who takes more than his equal share of provisions at any time shall be marooned. Any Pirate susceptible of eating any foodstuff rendered pernicious shall see the ship surgeon post haste
6. Each man shall keep his weapon, whether it be a cutlass, sword, pistol, or other piece, clean at all times and ready for action (i know mine is)
7. If a pirate is the first to locate a prize and should find among this plunder a weapon that is better than his own, he may take it as his own. The rest of the items will be chosen in turn with the captain first, master second, and so forth in seniority. Ship's musicians may lay claim to any instruments found among the spoils.
8. No pirate shall strike another while onboard the ship. In the event of such an occurrence, the quarrel shall be resolved on the shore by a crossbow, sword, or in another agreed upon manner as deemed by the captain. Limbs or other body parts lost in duel are not to be compensated as those lost in battle.
9. No man shall game for money in any form, whether it be with cards, dice, crab claws, barnacles, or any other means. Unless with permission of the Captain.
10. Lights and candles must be suffed out of eight o'clock. If any man desires to drink after such time, he shall do so on the open deck without lights
11. No man shall smoke tobacco in the hold without cap to his pipe or hold a candle without lantern shield. If he is discovered doing so, he shall receive such punishment as the captain and company see fit
12. All musicians shall have their only day of rest on the Marketday. Any other day, musical pirates shall be granted leisure time only by favour of the captain or quartermaster.
13. Every member of the crew shall be allowed a shift of clothes. These may be obtained by plundering, stealing, or borrowing.
14. If a pirate is captured by an enemy ship, he has the right to declare parlay, or temporary protection, until he may have an audience with the enemy captain. At this point, he cannot be harmed. Parlay is not considered concluded until said captives and captains have completed negotiations.
15. The captain shall have two shares of a prize. The quartermaster shall have one-and-three-quarter shares. The surgeon shall have one-and-one-half shares. The master gunner, carpenter, sailmaker, and boatswain shall receive one-and-one-quarter shares. All others shall have one share each. The company may vote to temporarily withhold the cook's share should his food kill a shipmate.
16. If any Man shall steal anything in the the value of a piece of eight (8 andros), he shall be marooned or shot
17. Good quarters to be given when craved.
18. He who falls behind shall be left behind.
19. Take what you can, give nothing back.
20. No boys or women on board with exception from the captain’s choice. Any pirate found seducing women and carriying them to the sea in disguise shall suffer DEATH
21- If you leave your ship or you quarters in the time of battle to be shot or marooned
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