Never Spit into the Wind

A Celyddon Navy Ship - The Cuban_001
A Cuban mid-class navy ship on patrol in the Black Powder Sea

Sailing and SPD ships

SPD scripted ships are available both in Second Life and Inworldz, but Inworldz has a much higher proportion of sailable seas. We use sailing ships for combat, exploration and trading. The Celyddon Navy uses Port Celyddon as its base for patroling the seas and hunting pirates and smugglers. A smuggler is of course any ship that refuses to pay excise duties and tax. Pirates are the curse of any honest sailor as they pick on poorly defended trading ships to plunder cargo.

Merchant ships travel from port to port with cargos to sell, when they embark on a voyage they announce their cargo and destination in group chat, this makes them a target for pirates who may chase them or lay in wait. If a pirate sinks a merchant ship before it reaches its destination they get the cargo and make a nice fat profit.

Merchant ships are expected to pay the navy ten percent of the value of their cargo as duty. Any navy ships in the area will try to protect them from pirates because duty is only paid after the merchant reaches its destination safely. On the other had if a merchant wants to take a gamble they announce that they are smugglers, if which case the the navy will either ignore them of sink them as a demonstration to others.

Further information on the Naval Action or Flotsam and Jetsam websites where they seem to have excellent forums. Would be pirates might like to look at The Pirate King for lots of great background info.*

Demonstration SPD ships can be tried out at various shipyards including The Loose Cannon on Inworldz.

*Thank you to Modee Parlez for the links and for other information which I will use in future posts.

Port Celyddon

Picture of the harbour and citadel at Port Celyddon
The Harbour and Citadel at Port Celyddon

Port Celyddon is a themed land based on the on the 16th and 17th centuries. Role play is encouraged, but not required and while mostly human, fantasy characters are allowed. We are here to support IC and OOC events, combat both using the Unity Meter and SPD is supported.

We have free form role play where you are free to express your own character, just respecting our ‘back’ story. The UES system is employed for trade and to encourage the adoption of roles that integrate with our community.

Our main base is an island right in the centre of the Black Powder Sea which is an association of many lands all different and unique in their own way but sharing an ethos of fun and fairness in the seas that surround us and creating common standards for our interactions.

A naval fleet is based at Port Celyddon which is also a trading centre for merchant ships which come to the island. Near the main citadel of the port with its market, harbour and fortifications is the old fort, a base of the huntresses. Huntresses are the scouts and spies of Celyddon, undertaking dangerous and often secret missions on behalf of the realm.

Possible Roles: Naval Captain (you will need your own ship), Naval Ratings (Help crew the warships as gunners), Shore Gunners and Guards, Marines for raids and boarding parties. Scouts and Huntresses. There is also a need for Merchants, Artisans of all kinds, farm workers and domestics. These are just a few of the many possible roles available.