Late one foggy night on the open sea, the helmsman of the ominous pirate ship, The Black Cloud, steered the ship into a large rock by mistake. Jolly Flintlocker estimated the repairs to take at least eight months.
Soon after this disaster occurred, Cap’n Swashbuckler received word that Captain Bluebeard of the S.S. Treasure Hunter was growing tired of the open sea and planned to join the dreaded landlubbers. Captain Bluebeard posed a challenge to all pirate crews of the open seas with looting, plundering, and treasure-seeking experience to prove their worthiness of his ship by solving his seven pirate mysteries. Cap’n Bluebeard announced that the first pirate crew to solve the mysteries aboard his vessel would earn all rights to the ship – and the legendary treasures hidden within.
Pirate Crew of The Black Cloud:
CAPTAIN ‘ONE-EYED WILLY’ SWASHBUCKLER
Captain of the Black Cloud
The gentleman Captain ‘One-Eyed Willy’ is one of the fiercest fighters on the open sea. He has earned the complete trust of his men as he is a courageous leader of his crew. This is one loyal and brave captain that would valiantly go down with his ship.
Suggested attire: cream-colored puffy-sleeved pirate shirt, dark-colored vest, brown sash type belt, dark pants, boots and a pirate hat. A fake sword and an eye patch are optional props. A fake parrot sewn to the left shoulder of the costume is another optional prop.
Quartermaster of the Black Cloud
Jack Bluefellow is the greedy treasure-seeking man in charge of the Black Cloud unless there is a battle approaching. The crew of the Black Cloud doesn’t find this buccaneer as trusting as the Captain, however, as Jack is known to steer the crew towards trouble…especially if there’s booty involved.
Suggested attire: white puffy-sleeved pirate shirt, black vest, red sash type belt, black pirate pants, boots and a pirate hat. A fake sword and an eye patch are optional props.
First Mate of the Black Cloud
This shabby first mate will stop at nothing to get his hands on his next meal. Rowdy Stoutbeard’s appetite dictates his mood every second of the day. Just make sure this pirate has something to eat, and all will go well on his watch.
Suggested attire: black puffy-sleeved pirate shirt. Red sash with black and white striped pirate puffy knee pants. Black socks and black shoes. A black or red bandana tied around the head and a fake pirate earring as a prop. A fake sword or pirate pistol as another optional prop.
The Carpenter of the Black Cloud
The charismatic Jolly Flintlocker possesses of the most brilliant minds in the open sea. This buccaneer can repair anything from a parrot’s beak to the ship’s engine! Just stay on Jolly’s good side, though, because sometimes too much information can be a dangerous thing!
Suggested attire: cream-colored puffy-sleeved pirate shirt, dark brown vest, orange sash type belt, dark brown pants, boots and a pirate hat. A fake sword and an eye patch are optional props.
DRAKE ‘TOP COOK’ BREADBEARD
Buccaneer & Cook on the Black Cloud
Drake Breadbeard belongs in a King’s palace with his exceptional skills in the kitchen. The crew of the Black Cloud doesn’t realize how lucky they are! Drake has a funny quirk…he loves to rhyme his words while he speaks. He thinks it gets him into a rhythm and makes him cook better. Those around him find it quite hysterical at times.
Suggested attire: long pirate-style jacket with button up pirate-style shirt underneath. A bandana should be tied around the head and fake pirate earrings as props.
JOHN ‘HYPER BELLY’ REDBEARD
Helmsman of the Black Cloud
John Redbeard is the trusty helmsman of The Black Cloud. Nothing can go awry if this buccaneer is navigating through the open waters. However, never distract John Redbeard or his attention deficit disorder might get him off track…and off course!
Suggested attire: brocade vest with a cream-colored puffy-sleeved pirate shirt underneath. Long coat, pirate hat with a feather and boots. An eye patch, fake earring, and a fake pirate pistol are optional props.
CROWE ‘ OLE’ ONE-LEG’ RAVENHOOK
Buccaneer & Lookout of the Black Cloud
This blood-hungry tyrant is the lookout on The Black Cloud. Known to be a prankster, this buccaneer has made his way to the plank a few times in his pirating career but always mysteriously manages to find his way back to the ship - unharmed!
Suggested attire: cream-colored puffy-sleeved pirate shirt, black vest, green sash type belt, long black pants, boots and a pirate hat. A fake sword and an eye patch are optional props.
WALKER D. PLANK
Second Mate of the Black Cloud
Walker D. Plank is not your typical pirate! This Second Mate would rather be cuttin’ a rug than plundering. If music can be heard, this pirate will show off some highly skilled dance moves. Rumor has it that this pirate’s even taken a deck mop out for a tango dance or two. So watch out if this buccaneer ever makes it to the dance floor!
Suggested attire: white puffy-sleeved pirate shirt, cream-colored vest, white and cream striped sash type belt, brown pants, boots and a pirate hat. A fake sword and an eye patch are optional props.
BLADE ‘THE STUMBLER’ BONES
Third Mate of the Black Cloud
Blade Bones is the clumsy Third Mate of The Black Cloud. Don’t let this klutzy pirate get too close to you for too long! The way things have been going for Dagger lately - this pirate will most likely make the sky fall next!
Suggested attire: cream-colored puffy-sleeved pirate shirt, dark colored vest, sash type belt, dark pants, boots and a pirate hat. A fake sword and an eye patch are optional props.
ASHE ‘THE DAGGER’ EASTON
Deckhand of the Black Cloud
The outspoken deckhand, Ashe ‘The Dagger’ Easton is a force to be reckoned with. Any unnecessary messes or scuffles on the deck will land you flat on your back with your ears ringing for days. This is one deckhand that knows the job and takes control of the scene.
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