Chapter 1 – Beginnings

Here at the end I remember the beginning. I remember laughter. The delighted laughter of a little girl in a silk dress and dark ringlets bobbing around my head, riding on the back of a servant, crying ‘Faster, faster! Jump!’ I remember him trying to jump the ditch and him failing, and me falling. I…

Chapter 2 – Admiral’s hat

In a small inn called The Admirals Hat in Jamestown I overheard a conversation that tweaked my interest. A couple of sailors were talking, when one of them said the name The Undefeated. I had heard that name before at a salon in Queenstown. The Undefeated had sailed into a storm two years past and…

Chapter 3 – The Priest

I decided that the priest was our first clue: We would seek him out and see if he knew more about the confession than Anne had overheard. He was not at the church as it turned out, but was giving a party at his private lodgings (being a priest must pay well, for the lodging…

Chapter 4 – Postal coach heist

We passed midnight, and we had to choose a new captain. I talked to my people, and I told them to vote for The Sailor. I wanted to see what he was made of, if he was as savvy as he appeared to be. He won unanimously. He seemed a little surprised at this, and…

Chapter 5 – Dead man’s coffin

But we were still without a clue as to what James Ryder the pilot knew. We searched the hospital, but found nothing. Or… that’s not completely true: Our Captain found a lot of spirits. For medicinal purposes he said. I was not quite convinced. We decided that we might have to dig up James Ryder’s…

Chapter 6 – Underworld

The journey to the Underworld was via a dark alley in Jamestown. Abigail gave all of us a devilish draught that I almost spat back out – it was so foul tasting. And then things got really weird. A door appeared in the wall in the alley, and Abby opened it for us. We walked…

Chapter 7 – The Pit

We were still only half dressed, when someone knocked on the door, and Anne came barging in. I don’t think she had expected me to be there also. She looked very embarrassed about it actually. Well, is was bound to come out eventually, though I would’ve preferred some discretion about our alliance for a bit…

Chapter 8 – Driftwood Bay

After that we left Jamestown for good. It was no longer safe to stay, and there wasn’t much point anyway. We set course for Driftwood Bay – halfway between Jamestown and Queenstown, where The Sailor knew that smugglers often used to set their wares ashore. It was decided that though the boy made a fine…

Chapter 9 – Treasure Island

We found Cookie’s island and we followed the heading given to us by the pilot’s log and one sweet morning the treasure-island turned up on the horizon. The Undefeated was not immediately visible from the shore. But the log had said something about a giant wave that had washed it inland. We all went ashore….

Chapter 10 – Treasure and Endings

Back on the ship, we set sail again, but cast anchor again at a safe distance. We counted and sorted the treasure and calculated who got what. Our shares were counted, and the treasure was divided. During these happy hours we were all friends. Sort of. Everyone had made friends with The Captain at least,…