September 20, sometime in the Baroque Era, with a touch of present day.
Written with penmanship of Captain Gavotte Goodrich, Commander of the Phantom Acoustique.
Can you possibly believe the luck that I have? Dear friends, I plan a strict regiment for myself and my crew, I settle tirelessly into my projects at hand with a long week ahead of me, and then one of my crew strains his back. It cripples the workflow that I had planned, and put us behind an entire week.
Tis times like this when the advice of my dear sister comes to mind: “Ne’r walk th’plank with a broken back. Yer’ll lose yer dignity ‘n’ the respect o’ ye crew an’ b’feedin’ the fishes all in th’same instant.”
Sometimes, business can feel like walking the plank, especially when you put yourself out for the world to take a little part in… just for no one to respond. Work is tough, morale is low, when no revenue can be made. No one works without pay.
My crew is a crew of second chances. They all have a story to tell, secrets to hold, and wrongs to forgive. And they’ve all joined the crew on board my ship, to earn a little forgiveness, to start a new life, or to spark a new passion in the one they’re already living. So often I don’t have the doubloons to give them their hard-earned pay; but they stay with me, because they understand how important second chances are, and they know how important my work is. We are a crew of pyrate hunters. We seek justice, but give mercy to those who need it.
My crew and I might be requesting your aide soon, and I hope you’ll be willing to respond to the call. But meanwhile…
I already have an investor who keeps my ship afloat. You may recognize his name: Richard Coote, the Lord of Bellamont. I rec’d his generous donations at the start of my expeditions. But I am not wrong in asking for additional investors to join my cause and help my crew, and so I am now opening an invitation to all of you:
If you would like to invest in my crew, my ship and my voyages, then please visit this small online boutique (Autumn Angel Art) and take a look at the wares for sale there.
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