On board a 17th century pirate ship sailing the ocean waves, a crew under the command of one Captain Avery are being picked off one by one by a ghostly apparition. They believe it to be a legendary Siren, a beautiful and mesmerizing demon who lures men to their death with its haunting Siren song. She marks her prey before retrieving them with a black spot on their hand, a mark that means certain death. As they are becalmed and stuck in the ocean, all seems lost for the dwindling pirate crew... until three stowaways are discovered with a mysterious blue crate. Written by
7 May 2011 (UK)
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Anticipating they would get soaked, the cast present on the deck wore dry suits underneath their clothes. See more
Sailors and ship builders in this period went to great lengths to prevent fires in the powder magazines. The magazine room themselves were often built with a separate lamp room that shone light into the magazine via internal windows so that no flames of any kind would be required in the magazine itself. To have an open flame inside the magazine would be unlikely and extremely dangerous. See more
[Avery has warned Amy of the dangers of wielding a cutlass
That's *actually* why I'm pointing it at you!
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