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**Clears throat**

It's been pretty hectic at Netflix and Kill headquarters so Mama Scap decided to go pillaging off the coast of Barbados for a treat. Auntie Auraluna was more than happy to step in and help. Auntie Luna invited all little ones from their newly established flag back for an exciting sleepover at her Hall whilst the Queen took a well-deserved rest.

Papaloons had already dusted and polished the place. The biggest room was ready: a tall, stone fireplace was lit to make smores, packed with bedrolls, pillows and cots every corner. Other random things continued to litter the hallways like 23 of Pauseypaul's pets, a collection of Papaloons' Familiar Club of the Month paraphernalia and one French maid outfit that was found hanging off a Monkey statue - Wait, is that Loons's?

No bed before 9pm with Luna, she was the cool Aunt. So at 9:01, she suggested everyone start settling down to sleep accompanied with their hot cocoa and marshmallows. She eased on to her comfortable gilded chair.

"Let's see what we have here." She said, gesturing to the stack of books beside her. Picking up the first book from the pile of "pre-approved by Scap" literature she read the title aloud.

"Little Red Sleeping Cap?" She asked.

"Yes! That's my favourite. Sleeping caps all day 'errday!" Hamilton bounced excitedly. But the rest of the kids didn't seem so sure and neither did Luna.

"But, we read that one last time and the time before that! How about Powderella? It's about a pirate Princess-" Luna suggested.

"Eww, no!" Protested Kolbal, "That is for girls. We want a story with real pirates!" All their tiny heads nodded in agreement.

Luna stared at the young pirates defeated.

"How did Scap handle all of these?" She muttered to the monkey perched on her shoulder.

"What we need is a Nu and improved bed time story!" Luna concluded.




Your task, should you choose to accept it, is made up of 3 parts .

1. Write an original short bed time story for Auraluna to read to the little ones. (50% marks)
- No offensive language or rule infringements of any kind allowed. They have young ears and know their legal stuff!
- Piratey story with a moral written in English, no more than 1000 words.
- No personal attacks.
- We're looking for valuable lessons and heart warming tales.

2. Highlight the overall moral of the story, your reasoning for including and why every young pirate needs to remember this. (15% Marks)
- E.g. 'Never leave your ice penguin out in the sun' - for obvious reasons!


3. Design the book cover (35% Marks)
- Any art format (e.g. Pencil, Photoshop, drawn in the sand or a quick doodle when the boss isn't looking.)
- Whatever canvas you chose just be sure to correctly link or embed the image in post.

Marks for originality, humour throughout and design.

First Prize: Nu Island
(All transfer fees paid by Neflix and Kill, winner must be part of flag with renowned fame or high to receive.)
Runner up: (2x) 50,000 PoE.

Deadline: Sunday 26th June 2016 at 8pm pirate time Sunday 3rd July 2016, Noon game time!

Terms and conditions
* Reply to this thread to enter.
* 3 Entries per pirate maximum.
* A minimum of 3 different flags must enter the contest for the island to be up for grabs.
* Any pirate can enter but please make sure you have flag royal's permission knowing the ultimate prize is a commitment. Islands are not just for Christmas!
* Entries will be judged by a panel of pirates. Winners will be announced Monday 27th June '16 with island transfer forum thread posted soon after.

Any questions, comments and queries: Auraluna or Scap

Get scribbling!

Netflix and Kill

I r tired, pls don't go all grammar Nazi on me, kthxbai - Scap
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Once upon a time there were three little pirates with their own islands. They were named Auraluna, Papaloons, and Scap. The three little pirates had a problem, the big bad pirate Majorjr wanted to take their islands. So the three little pirates set out to set up defenses for their islands.

Auraluna built a wall with the finest gold cloth she had. Majorjr came to attack her island. He pewed and pewed and he blew her wall down and took the island.

Papaloons started by brewing a wonderful batch of his finest rum. He sat back and drank while he employed his illegitimate workers to build a wall around his island. Little did Papaloons know that all of his workers had drinking problems and drank up his rum. His drunken employees then did a poor job of building the wall around his island using the empty barrels of rum. Majorjr came to attack his island. He pewed and pewed and he blew his wall down and took the island.

Now, Scap started by gathering all of her friends to build a wall so strong that the big bad pirate couldn't blow it down. They used the stone from the nearby island to build the wall nice and strong. When Majorjr saw the well built wall, he called upon his trusted friend Mrm to build him the fiercest ships and the strongest canon balls the ocean had ever seen. So Scap prayed to the gods to help her. The gods came to her aid and banished Mrm away from the ocean so he couldn't build Majorjr his ships and cannonballs. Then Majorjr came to attack the island and he pewed and he pewed but when the smoke cleared the wall still stood. Majorjr was forced to retreat. Night came and Scap and her friends were safe upon her island protected from the big bad pirate.

Moral of the story, strategy trumps brute strength. - Cause ever little pirate need to know that mental strength & planning can make up for a lack of physical strength.

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(I'm not good with art but I did a pretty good job at photo shopping this :D)
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Once upon a time, there was a pirate that loved night sailing. He would depart from port and would let the stars be his guide.

But one cloudy night, he looks all around and no stars could be found. A few hours pass as the pirate drifts off course, all of a sudden with amazement he rejoiced! The pirate had spotted something off near the horizon. He reset his sails and was off in a rush.

Before long he realized he had spotted a ship overflowing with booty. He loaded his cannons and attacked the ship with force. When the smoke cleared it appeared he had won. With conquered booty in hand, the happy pirate sailed into the night.

Moral of the story:
On any given night, if one knows where to look he can see Uranus. - Cause every little pirate needs a little booty at night, harr!


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Once upon a night so damp & dreary, a ship sailed home so dark & weary. The crew was worn, disheveled, and broke. They’d lost many a battle and that was no joke! Across the seas they had pillaged and plundered not once had they triumphed…….NOT ONCE!, their captain thundered. How many battles had they wagered? How many times had they sought victory? How many times, they swore? Must be dozens or hundreds or thousands, some said even a score! But the pirates lost each one, their heads hung in defeat, their pockets turned out empty, not even shoes upon their feet. So home they sailed, broken. Home they sailed, distraught. Home they sailed in the dead of night, to a hero’s welcome? NOT! What could they have done, what would the difference have made? What single thing would have turned the tides their way instead??? Was it lack of rum that blurred their fighting eyes? Was it lack of cannon balls, hurling through the night? Was it forgetting to team, or having the wrong sword? Or was it all the Captains fault? MUTINY ON BOARD! Or maybe, perchance, it was such a little thing? Had they forgotten to sing a song of war so inspiring? Could this simple oversight, this tiny little thing, bring about defeat, bring failures burning sting? For here’s a thing all pirates know a thing beyond all doubt, when entering a battle give forth a mighty shout! ‘Twill send fear shivering down the spines of the enemy, ‘twill make them run and flee, twill lead your group to the heights of victory! So sing! Shout! Sing and shout and ROAR! And your crew will rise victorious, losers nevermore!


Moral of the story- A song will help you a long! Yo, Ho, Yo, ho, a pirate’s life for me!
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Fantastic entries so far; however, we need a minimum of 3 flags for the island to be up for grabs.

One more entry by a final deadline of Sunday 3rd July 2016 Noon game time!

I would hate for the beautiful pieces of work above to be in vain.
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Oh dear! What a bummer, I'll see if I can find someone!
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How about:

A little more Game of Thrones...and a LOT less Downton Abbey...

..and a LOT LOT less Hello Kitty Island Adventure. The end.
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A little more Game of Thrones...


Just say no to pornography.
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Once upon a time there was a kind pirate. Now, not all pirates are kind. In fact some pirates are very mean. But Joey the Scap was a nice pirate and sang songs to himself to stay happy. Even when things around him were very sad or scary he would sing. One of his favorites was "The Faithful Sailor Boy"

Twas on a dark and stormy night
The snow lay on the ground
A sailor boy stood on the deck
The ship was outward bound

His sweetheart standing by his side
Shed many a bitter tear
At last he pressed her to his heart
And whispered in her ear


Farewell, farewell, my own true love;
This parting gives me pain.
You'll be my own, my guiding star
Until I return again.

My thought shall be of you, my love,
While storms are raging high
So fare you well!
Remember me, Your faithful sailor boy


'Twas in a gale that ship set-sail
The girl still standing by
She watched the ship clear out of sight
While tears bedimmed her eyes

She prayed to God in heaven above
To guide him on his way
The parting words her lover spoke
Re-echoed down the bay...


Farewell, farewell, my own true love;
This parting gives me pain.
You'll be my own, my guiding star
Until I return again.

My thought shall be of you, my love,
While storms are raging high
So fare you well!
Remember me, Your faithful sailor boy

One day while his ship was in port, he took a walk along the shore. He saw his crew member, Dogpatch, leaning against a piece of driftwood, At first he looked like he was sleeping, but then he saw the pirate was ill.

Joey, not knowing medicine, looked him over. He had a rash. "He has the scurvy!" he thought, "I need a doctor!" He carried the pirate to the tavern, which was busy with revelers emptying their mugs. Joey walked up to the bar, hoping for help. The barkeep nodded his head toward the back where a man was sleeping.

Joey walked over to him, bringing his lethargic cargo along. "Are you a doctor?" The man nodded his head and slumped back down on the table.
"Hey! Hey! Wake up! I need help!" Joey exclaimed. "Will you look at this guy? Whats wrong with him?" The doctor raised his head and looked at Dogpatch.
He opened his mouth and looked inside. He looked at his skin. "Rash from the scurvy" the doctor mumbled and hung his head on the table.
"So it's scurvy? asked Joey. "Thought so. We need limes then?" The doctor barely nodded before falling back into a drunken stupor.
Joey knew the answer. Get him limes. The problem was, he didnt have many pieces of eight. He slapped a coin on the bar and asked the barkeep to watch over the scurvied pirate.

Joey saw a few of his crewmates and begged some coins from them. He went to the market, hoping to find some citrus too badly bruised to bring a good price. He begged from strangers in the market. In his search, he even found a monk and asked for his blessing. Finally he was able to purchase a basket of limes and a pineapple. He took them to the tavern and sat down with his mate.

He took out his longblade and started slicing up the fruit. He squeezed juice into a mug and forced Dogpatch to drink. As the night wore on, Dogpatch seemed to start responding. Joey kept giving him more.

The night was long, and to stay awake, Joey sang "Lime Juice Ship" to himself, and anyone else in the tavern who would listen.

If you want to join a merchant ship and sail the sea at large
You’ll not have any trouble, if you have a good discharge
Signed by the Board of Trade with everything exact
And then you’ll get your months advance according to the Act.

(Chorus)
So haul, boys! Your weather mainbrace, and ease away your lee
Hoist jib and topsails lads! And let the ship go free!
Shout boys! Shout! I tell you it's a fact
There’s nothing done in Lime Juice ship contrary to the Act

Now when you join the ship, me boys, you’ll hear your articles read
They’ll tell you of your pork and beef, your butter and your bread
Your coffee, tea and sugar boys, your peas and beans exact
Your lime juice and your vinegar according to the Act

So haul, boys! …..

Now it’s up on deck me bully boys, with many a curse we go
Wishing that eight bells be struck, that we may go below
Eight bells is struck, the watch is aft, the log is hove exact
Relieve the wheel, go down below, according to the Act

So haul, boys! …..

As the long night neared an end, Joey shook his friend. "Are you ok, mate?"

Dogpatch groaned and nodded "I don't feel good, Matey."

"You need to drink this lime juice. Ye got the scurvy."

"Ok, ok..." said Dogpatch, swallowing the bitter mixture. "Can I have some rum?"

"I'll go get some" Joey replied.

"Matey...." Dogpatch said, "Can you get something for me?"

"Whats that?"

"Where you found me.... the driftwood.....dig under there. There be a chest. Bring it to me."

Joey retrieved the chest and returned to fill his mug with rum.

Dogpatch opened the chest and dug his hand into a layer of shining gold coins.
"I found these on the beach and was burying them fer safekeepin. I guess I got tired and fell asleep. Here, lets split it since ye helped me."
He sorted the coins and gave a pile to Joey who smiled widely.

Dogpatch grinned. "Thanks for helping me, matey."

"Any time," said Joey. "Any time."


The moral of the story is: ALWAYS BUY LIMES FOR YOUR FRIENDS. YOU MIGHT GET RICH!

(Lyrics courtesy of www.sailorsongs.com)

Story by Umande and Frankslove of Phantom's Realm


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Okay Smokey! This is officially closed (Apologies, I got distracted by several CIs).

I'll wake up my panel of judges and results will be up soon!
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A brilliant effort from all those that participated. I poked the panel and the results are in:

The Winner
1 Nu Island, good condition
Umande/Frankslove - You can clearly feel the amount of heart and soul that was put into this, congratulations!

Runners up:

50,000 Pieces of Eight each

Sultana - Piratey, uplifting and a moral I live by.
Mrm - Deja vu or what?! Love the use of PP graphics and Photoshop skillz.

5 Hera Eggs + 25k

Jimmyjimjim - It brought tears to my eyes and stirred our cold pirate hearts sadly it was missing parts ( but we appreciate the effort to ensure the island was the prize).

Roger that,

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Splendid! Thank you so much! What a wonderful fun event! Hope to see more like it!
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Wow how did I miss this fun What a wonderful fun event! congrats to all :D
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Thank you for the great event, hope to see more! I sadly don't know how to do the artwork part, but sure enjoy the writing!
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