|Privateers at a Glance|
|Senior Officer(s)||Blacksmokej, Deppluver, Jebniety, Kalaryan, Kismetsghost, Lofwyr, Minirob, Oioisaveloy, Peglegedjoe, Pirassununga, Receptionist, Sealsw, Terrorted, Trixylicks, Xarcht, Yarweh, Zilverstarz, Zubic|
|Flag Affiliation||Black Flag|
|Founded||23 October, 2005|
|Last updated on 02 April, 2014|
Founded in the year 2005 on October 23 by Quasar and Pinanclee , Privateers was the largest crew of Go with the Flow (GWTF) until GWTF disbanded on the 20th of May. Quasar created Black Flag with the support of his fellow crew mates and invited previous GWTF members to join up, as the crew continued to go from strength to strength.
The summer of 2006 saw many challenges for the crew. Firstly, the crew captain Quasar experienced ISP problems and went dormant for extended periods. Quasar returned in October of 2006. During this unanticipated and extensive absence, Hamm was promoted to captain by overwhelming support of the Privateers' officers. During this time the senior officers (in particular Cuzz, Seramana and Yckud) took a more active role assisting Hamm in the running of the crew. Real life obligations for Hamm caused the captaincy to change to Jameshook in the Spring of 2007. At this point the crew dwindled to less than 50 members (from the once 200+) and despondency set in. Cuzz offered to step up as captain and the remaining loyal SO's decided that there was nothing to lose.
Once the longest standing captain in the Privateers, Cuzz changed nearly every tenet in the crew to more strongly reflect the values that some thought had failed them. The crew politics have changed from oligarchic to autocratic and the crew articles have been amended to reflect these changes in the crew policy statements. The poem "If", by Rudyard Kipling, was amended to provide the vision for Privateers and so posted on the crew Page.
Since those turbulent times the Privateers have been the No. 1 crew repeatedly and have consistently remained in the top ten crews of Sage. Although there still remains a profound acknowledgement of their founder's belief in stats and loyalty, their public statement reflects the inimitable spirit of the Privateers.
On march 20th 2011 Cuzz handed over captaincy to Cheryll.
“We are a friendly and strong crew, based in the Gull. We believe very strongly in Excellence, Ability and the fundamental human right to have fun…”
Public Statement and Vision
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Privateer, my son!
1. Ask for permission to board (PTB) a vessel, unless officer in charge is advertising pillage on crew channel. A PTB message should appear in crew chat as "PTB [ship name]", to which the OIC of the ship in question should reply "PTB granted."
2. Respect all ppl, don't leave when we are in battle and be loyal.
3. If you have labor badge please try to help the crew by working in the crew members' stall. Also, try to order from them.
Cabin Person - We have an open Cabin person policy, anyone can join us who does not irritate us specifically...
Pirate - A) Stats: Have 2 pirate duties (Sail/Carp/Bilge/Guns/Rigging/Navigation) at distinguished or better. B) Loyalty: No loyalty considerations for pirate, you must attain those stats.
Officer - A) Stats: Good overall stats with a minimum Master in Battle Navigation. B) Loyalty: 3 months in crew with good stats overall will qualify for Officer. Please Note that a combination of this will also be considered... for instance 2 months in crew with respected bnav and good other stats...
Fleet Officer - A) Stats: No requirement, though better stats will improve your chances. B) Loyalty: must have been an officer in Privateers for 2 months or more. C) Trust: Must have the trust of the senior and fellow officers. D) Pillaging: Pillage often, especially on war ships. (At least 3 of these 4 requirements must be met fully to be considered)
Senior Officer - A) Stats: Very elite stats. B) Loyalty: 6 Months+ continuously in crew and been fleet officer for 2 months at least. C) Work in blockades and for flag and crew. Make a noticeable difference. Donations to funds also counts. D) Trust: Have trust of Captain, fellow officers and crew mates. E) Pillage on War Ships Often. Note that at least 4 of these Requirements must be met very Spectacularly for Senior Officer. Rules
Crew shoppes and stalls
- Exodous' Apothecary Stall
- Goldendye ~ Flag apothecary
- Fdmfdm's Distilling Stall
- The Dadao Parrot ~ Flag apothecary
- The Incredible Hull ~ Flag shipyard
- Theprivateer's Tailoring Stall - Fundraises for flag! Accepting donations and sells designs
- Wister's Tailoring Stall
- The Royal Clothier ~ Zilverstarz & Pino