Kiss Me Mate
|Kiss Me Mate at a Glance|
|Senior Officer(s)||Argro, Cellach, Desdinova, Euphemism, Flameangel, Ndugu, Scabby|
|Flag Affiliation||Midnight Marauders|
|Founded||27 July, 2005|
|Dormant as of 29 December, 2010|
Kiss Me Mate was formed in a joint effort by Leisan, officer of the crew The Fierce Bulldogs and Lady of the flag The Determined Bulldogs, and Minke, officer of The Fierce Bulldogs, on July 27, 2005, with Leisan as captain and Minke as senior officer - an insane plan hatched in the back room of the Twelve Steppes Inn. The crew quickly expanded with the addition of Argro as a senior officer, and has grown steadily.
Argro's hearty Zukisu, then a member of the crew Soaring Gulls, introduced Leisan to Featherfin, and later Leisan and Argro to Muffynz, diplomats of the flag Silver Dawn. On August 10, 2005, Kiss Me Mate was invited to fly the flag of Silver Dawn and agreed.
The crew's first steps in trade were made by Leisan and Argro on Wrasse and Ostreum where they each opened an Iron monger and distillery. Later Kiss Me Mate moved it’s activities to the Ruby archipelago, with Zukisu’s Tailoring Stall and Leisan’s Weavery on the Islay of Luthien.
The name Kiss Me Mate comes from the musical "Kiss Me, Kate", which is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"; the crew frequently makes poor Will'm turn in his grave. The crew's colors are white and blue, and their flag displays a crossed quill and rapier.
On June 24, 2006, Leisan retired from the captaincy and Nirrod was elected as the new Captain. On August 9, 2006, the crew left the flag Silver Dawn and happily reunited with former Silver Dawn crew Death or Glory, joining the Midnight Marauders. Nirrod, contemplating leaving the game in favor of more dragon-filled, if less green, pastures, handed over the Captain's hat to Skycypher, in early March 2007.
We like to fill brigs with holes.
Extended public statement
Welcome! We're a crew of scathing wit and swift retort.
If you have any problems with our mates or this crew...pfft! it's a game!
- always ask before boarding a sailing ship. anyone who boards without asking will be cheerfully and lovingly planked.
- never leave during battle unless your house is afire. if you do, you'll lose your booty for that battle.
- don't laze... the captain has wicked planking boots and they're shiney too. We warn, then order, then plank.
- Watch ye language a bit, ye never know who's on board.
Subscribers become Pirate automatically. As your abilities improve you will rise in rank. To become an Officer you MUST display that you know how to run a ship. Fleet Officer and above is purely at the discretion of the Captain and other Officers. So put on yer best wig, dress to impress.