The Aberrant Treasures Of The Caribbean Deep



“I believe these Caribbean lands to be a corrupting force, with the autonomous allure to sour the most pious amongst us. In the contest of nations, We cannot rely on any other institution to stay true to God other than the one he has set forth."
— Pope Paul V (circa. 1550 – 1621)

A decennium past the start of the 17th century, the Auctoritas began reaching out to the new world, spoken of as a treacherous and unholy place. Its aberrant forces must be captured, contained, or destroyed. Alea iacta est. The die has been cast; with no naval infrastructure of its own, the Vatican must turn to outsiders for help.

The "Auctoritas Conquista:" A period of growth, excitement, and new opportunities for the uninitiated, for the desperate buccaneer light on coin, for the pirates willing to do anything for gold, even for enterprising adventurers looking to profit from the anomalies of the coast. As the name suggests, this was an initiative of expansion for the Auctoritas, but the more colourful of the order would call it a "Reconquista" in the name of god. This golden age was spearheaded by a new, delegated body over the West Indies, known only to an enlightened few as "the Caribbean Inquisition." A grim moniker in remembrance of the past, in jest. But in truth, it was a purification of what the New World Expeditions were always set to be.

The rewards are great, but cui bono? Ex nihilo nihil fit. Nothing comes from nothing. For every opportunity, there are deadlier risks. Tales of the Kraken, who rests at the swirling maelstrom of the Bermuda Triangle, challenge even the most hardened of pirate crews. The Sea, cruel as ever, besets us at all sides with ghostly ships of the undead, risking the threat of ancient curses and forbidden rituals of sacrifice. Yet, the Caribbean islands offer no reprieve: a terrifying morass of vicious traps and dense jungles riddled with poisonous frogs, venomous snakes, and natives determined to defend their treasures with their lives.

Audentes fortuna iuvat. Fortune favors the bold! Gold-hungry privateers have many threats to face, locking eyes with the reaper, grins of greed and steel on their faces.

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"The Retaking of Fort James in Tobago," Print by an Unknown Artist (circa. 1622)




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