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Portalus Games | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Historical | Status:Final  (rel 01/22/08)  | Pub:Portalus Games
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Hands-On Tour Report

Posted by Jon Wood on Dec 18, 2007  | Comments

Hands-On Tour Report - Staff Writer Carolyn Koh recently took a tour of Flying Lab Software's Pirates of the Burning Sea. Today, she writes this report of her adventures on the high seas.

Pirates of the Burning Sea (PotBS) is based on the history of the “Golden Age” of Piracy, and on the historic landmass – or should we say, the open sea of the Caribbean. It is the Age of Sail, somewhere in the early to mid 1700s and trade is the moving force of the day, interrupted or boosted by the Pirates, Privateers and the nations vying for control of trade routes. The nations of Britain, Spain, French and *ahem* “Pirate” are represented in PotBS as playable factions and players choose to ally with one or another. The reason for the “Burning Sea” moniker is found in their lore, in the recovered scraps of the memoirs of Rear Admiral Jack Soothby, Royal British Navy, 1593 describing how Herman Cortes burned his fleet at Puerto del Principe in Cuba.

“... I remember the sun setting and the flames growing to their largest height. The light from the fires was a false second sun—visible as far east as Mathew Town, as far west as Trinidad, and as far south as Port Royale…

... Thousands died when Cortes’ fleet was torched to the waterline by his own hand—an event now known as the Night of the Burning Sea. ”

Read the whole thing here.

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