Re: Belladonna's Vengeance
> I be looking for persons of great imagination to joinI'll be happy to answer any technical questions that you need
> me and me pirate crew in Zee Year Of Our Lord 1581 at:
> We have a wonderful Caravel Redunda with three masts,
> she be named the Belladonna's Vengeance. We be
> planin' to (pretend to) plunder all zee coastal
> kingdoms and villages we can find, while we be
> searchin' for a winged ram with a pelt of pure gold.
> Thank ye for yer time. May A Stout Wind Be In Ye Sail
> An' Health Be In Ye Crew.
> P.S. We still need Crew Members, Deck Hands, Ships
> Carpenters, and anyone with knowledge of sailing or
> navigation for our crew. Persons with a working
> knowledge of sailing be our greatest need.
I have made a considerable study of SCA-period naval practice,
Ships construction, Rigging, and Seamanship.
However I may be more focused on authenticity than your intro
pages would seem to indicate you desire, so I may not be a good
fit with your group.
However, as I said, please consider me a technical resource.
I am always happy to answer any questions sent to me regarding
period usages and practice realted to maritime enterprises.
Please send me any questions you might have, and I'll cheerfully
My personal focus regarding time adn date is 1594.
(a caravela redonda is a bit early for 1581, BTW...
though not entirely out of reach.
If you tell em what region you are intersted in, I can give you
an idea as to what sort of ship you might prefer to use.
Capt Elias Gedney
Master of the Wycked Bitche
49 Tonne Lugger
Out of Yarmouth
Lodgings at Number 4 South Quay
in the Old Towne, Yarmouth.
(Mundanely in Dragonship Haven,
which is Stratford, CT, USA)