The Aberrant Treasures Of The Caribbean Deep

Submissions


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“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.


Submissions Info

AVAST YE: Create an RPC, tale, or document centered around the Caribbean Deep in the 1600's; Alternatively, set sail for one of the treasures on the bounty board to get a head start on your draft. The submission with the highest final rating will be the event winner. The top three articles will have their articles featured slots on the front page, with the top winner earning exclusive rights to a slot of their choosing.

You are also encouraged, but not required, to use the optional event format1 to flavor your article so it better fits the time period.

Submissions Open: July 25th.
Submissions Close: September 21st.

Winners will be Announced: October 1st.

  • To submit a written work upload your writing to the site under your chosen RPC slot and tag it with "caribbean-deep". If using the Optional Event Format, please also add the tag, "caribbean-deep-format."
  • To submit art or other media upload it to your desired page and tag it with "caribbean-deep-art".
    • You may continue to contribute after submissions close, but only submissions submitted before this time will be eligible for winning.

Rules

  • Submissions must match the theme in a justifiable way
  • Pre-existing drafts and articles may be entered; however, articles previously posted on the wiki must be rewritten and re-uploaded in order to be eligible for being featured.
  • Edits to works are allowed.
  • Do not cold post. Writing submissions must receive two pieces of feedback in the drafts forum.
  • Do not request people to change their vote on your entry, excessively push or pester people to rate it, or message an overtly substantial amount of people to read your entry such that it may provide you an unfair advantage.
  • Attempting to manipulate votes using alt accounts or other deceitful means will result in your entry being disqualified; you may also be barred from future events or banned from the site.

Additional Documentation:

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

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Account of Records:

Unholy Treasures

Ship Manifests:

Visual Aid:

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