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    Pirate101's Background Story

    The State of Piracy in the Spiral

    It is a wondrous time of exploration and adventure, when tall ships fly the endless skies and brave the Stormgates of the Spiral. Not long ago, a generation of explorers led by the great Marco Pollo opened and mapped dozens of connections between the various realms. Trade and commerce sprang up all over the Spiral, and many nations learned that the size and strength of their fleets were the key to their destiny. Marleybone, Valencia, Monquista, and Polaris emerged as the dominant powers of the era, forming colonies and forging trade routes that made them wealthy and powerful. Grizzleheim and many other realms, tried to stay neutral, trading with all and claiming no empire.

    Competing colonial interests led to tension between the great powers, and then to war. Polaris, led by Emperor Napoleguin, launched a great war against Marleybone, Valencia, and Monquista. Every other realm in the Spiral soon found themselves drawn into the conflict as allies, mercenaries, or battlefields. Napoleguin's military genius and strong navy brought the Spiral to its knees - his victory seemed assured, but Marleybone's staunch resolve and Valencia's new clockwork Armada finally defeated him.

    The war and its aftermath was a wild, lawless time in the Skyways. Colonies, cut off from their owners, collapsed into anarchy or fell to hostile raiders. Mercenary ship captains constantly switched allegiances, fighting for Marleybone this week and Polaris the next, switching flags whenever the winds of profit and fortune changed. In time, some of these captains refused to follow any nation - they saw the ships of every side as prizes waiting to be pillaged. The first Pirates were born.


    The Marleybone, Valencia, Monquista, and Polaris emblems

    Pirates flourished in the outer reaches of the Spiral, where the colonial powers spread their forces thinner and thinner. In Skull Island, gangs of Pirates took control of entire Skyways, building their own ports and cities and launching daring raids in every corner of the Spiral. After the war's end, the great navies had been humbled and broken - no one could stop the spread of piracy, and the Pirate lords amassed huge hoards of plunder and gold. Captain Avery dreams of transforming Skull Island from a den of thieves into a new Pirate republic. This is the Golden Age of Piracy, when Wharf Rats and Cutthroats can make imperial navies tremble.

    But winds of change are blowing across the Spiral. Marleybone's Royal Navy is regrouping, and lawless Skyways are being tamed. The Armada continues to rise. The Clockworks are supposed to be the military of the Valencian monarchy, but many are beginning to wonder if the Clockworks and their leader, Kane, don't have an agenda of their own. The Armada keeps growing, despite the end of the war it was created to fight. Now Armada ships are venturing into distant realms, hunting down Pirates and enforcing the law as they define it.


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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    This is so exciting! I love the Pirate101 story, thanks for posting!



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    I like the Pirates01 story thank you for posing it here



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    Thank you sir!
    This info is imperative for all those who seek knowledge of P101-W101 and The Spiral.



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    Interesting, and very well made!
    Thank you for posting!

    - Owl Eyes out.



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    I am like the pirate story so far. I can't wait to read more.



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    Thanks for sharing the info



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    The story is what got me most excited for the game, can't wait to find out more.



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    Thanks for posting this! I'm really liking the fact that these worlds are based off of European Naval Powers, and it seems that Polaris is going to be French-themed!



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    Re: Pirate101's Background Story

    Very interesting story. Thanks for posting this.



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