The Rum Rats
|The Rum Rats at a Glance|
|Senior Officer(s)||Andyroo, Antietam, Arrobyn (Dormant), Bryna (Dormant), Cookied (Dormant), Geodode, Kaothika, Mentha, Partius (Dormant), Stupidhunter (Dormant), Stzzere (Dormant), Tikity|
|Flag Affiliation||Rum Soaked Devils|
|Founded||5 June, 2012|
|Last updated on 6 December, 2016|
Proudly founded 10th September 2006 - Brought back from the brink in a most awesome way!
Extended public statement
The Rum Rats - The most skilled, drunken bunch of swabs you will ever hope to meet.
We welcome any and all to our most awesome crew! Just ask any officer to join.
Please Note: This crew consists mainly of 18+ pirates and so the chat can get abit mature at times, if this offends just let us know but please take it with a grain of salt. We're all friendly!
For all the pirates ye meet on this sea there are some that ye never forget. For us Rodaein is one of those few, he was a pirate that cared for his crew mates and would do anything for ye. He is deeply missed by everyone that had the privilege to know him. Heres to Rodaein, a good man RIP mate
Our crew hall can be found on Kirin Island.
In the Rum Rats we believe in loyalty, trust and good fun! All ranks can be earnt by simply being active and being loyal to the crew. Yer knowledge of puzzles can be important but they aren't all we look for in a pirate!
Cabin person - We do not believe in Cabin Boys or Girls. We promote EVERYONE right to Pirate!!! Just ask to join!
Pirate - Everyone starts off as pirate! You don't necessarily need a Pirate Badge but it helps. A badge means you can gun! This is yer first step to being the most awesome pirate on the sea.
Officer - To be ranked an officer ye must be trusted by yer crew mates. Ye should have a knowledge of most of the major duty puzzles, be keen to learn how to pillage and be able to make the crew an awesome place for others. This is yer second step to being one of the most awesome pirates on the sea, and yer Fleet Officers, Senior Officers and Captain can.
Fleet officer - Being a fleet officer comes with a great responsibility. Ye are trusted to use the crews and yer own ships for pillaging and merchant runs and be an active member of the crew / flag. A better knowledge of the duty puzzles isn't required but it does help! This is yer 3rd step to being the most awesome pirate on the seas, and ye will need to prove yourself a competent officer to be considered for this rank.
Senior officer - Special persons in the crew, who have contributed enough to qualify for this position earn Senior Officer. They are selected sparingly and they do have many many roles that include monitoring the crew and dealing with yer issues when the Captain isn't around.
Captain - Partius teh Mighty Pirate King is currently yer Captain. Come to him or any FO / SO when ye have a problem and we will try to sort ye out.
In 2006, a group of happy go lucky pirates bought their first sloop together. These pirates were Robpowell, Cookied, Partius, Seapigeon and Evillen, the sloop would be named the Funny Grunion. With their newly acquired sloop in hand, Partius would be given the deed as he was the only pirate with any sort of Battle Navigation experience, and to make use of their ship they joined the crew The Crown of Thorn. Only ever pillaging together manning each station on the grunion having fun throughout the Jade arch.
Later, they would form their first crew The Rum Rats, it was a good day for the rats. Partius became captain with his trusty Senior officers by his side, as they began collecting fresh crew members, some experienced, some green, all very awesome.
During a period of inactivity for the crew, Partius and Seapigeon left to further their big ship battle navigation experience with Riders of the Storm. Both would become inactive as time went on and both returning at the call of the Rum Rats made by Cookied and Robpowell. The rats would enter into the finest period of the crews history growing to 200+ crew members, reaching the top 5 crews of Viridian and having their personal flag Rum Soaked Devils reach number 3 of the most famous flags for a period of 3 months before outside pressures took their toll yet again and Partius, Seapigeon, Evillen and Robpowell quickly became inactive.
Since then, Partius (as his alter-ego Saulo) and Robpowell have become active once again and now help Cookied pillage the seas as the few remaining long-term members of the most amazing Rum Rats.
Sometime late 2010 the crew moved to the flag Antheas and was later eventually merged into the lead crew there. However, since 05/06/2012, the crew has been reformed with many of its original returning, including Partius, Bryna, Captainlen, Robpowell, Darthslayer and Stupidhunter.
- Cookied (? - ~Feb 6, 2008)
- Robpowell (~Feb 6, 2008 - ~Sep 29, 2008)
- Partius (~Sep 29, 2008 - ~May 18, 2009)
- Bryna (~May 18, 2009 - ~June 4, 2009)
- Robpowell (~June 4, 2009 - ~Jan 21, 2011)
- Cookied (~Jan 21, 2011 - ~June 8, 2012)
- Partius (~June 8, 2012 - ~June 24, 2014)
- Arrobyn (~June 24, 2014 - ~Oct 22, 2014)
- Ytsim (~Oct 22, 2014 - present)