Katherine Grace O’Sullivan, a.k.a. Amazing Grace, wasn’t always a pirate. As a young girl, she was sailing from Ireland to America, with her family, when the ship was blown off course during a storm and ended up in the Caribbean near the island of Tortuga. The ship was soon set upon by the dread pirate ship “The Lost Pearl” and her scurvy captain and crew.
Young Katherine was taken under the wing of Anne Bonney, who served on The Lost Pearl before joining up with “Calico” Jack Rackham and Mary Read. Under Anne’s tutelage, Katherine soon became an important part of the crew. She served as the ship’s mascot and cabin girl. During battle she worked as a powder monkey, a dangerous job, bringing powder to the pirates who were in charge of the cannons. She also spent time as the cook’s assistant, as well as assistant to the quartermaster. She became proficient in all aspects of a pirate’s life. After many years aboard The Lost Pearl she eventually changed her name to Amazing Grace.
Although she has been a pirate for most of her life, Grace has a special place in her heart for the young scallywags who board The Lost Pearl. She loves to tell them stories of famous pirates and teach them pirate lore. If asked she will give a quick sword fighting lesson or teach the youngsters the “secret” pirate handshake. She especially enjoys recounting the story of how Blackbeard was defeated by Lieutenant Maynard in battle off Ocracoke Island, NC. Don’t get in her way, though, when Blackbeard’s ghost is spotted onshore; she’ll be running for the cannon to shoot the scurvy, barnacled ghost for stealing The Lost Pearl’s treasure!
Aye, and don’t be asking why she’s called Amazing Grace. Only her husband knows that for sure!
Boot Snatch Bill
“Aye! Me name be Boot Snatch Bill, Only because that scallywag Blackbeard made off with me boots. So keep your eyes on your feet for I may just take a liking to your shoes!
I be from the isle of Tortuga, born and raised and left me schooling days behind to begin my pirating days by the ripe old age of 8 years old! Me 3 main foods be rum, rum, and….uh………rum that’s the one! So don’t be touching me grog!
I wish only to serve all who come aboard me vessel the Lost Pearl! As long as ye help me reclaim me treasure, and rum, from Blackbeard’s Ghost! Me hopes to see ye aboard the grandest vessel in Virginia Beach! “The Lost Pearl”.
Connie the Crook
Connie the Crook is all about yer booty!! Abandoned by her parents, she spent most of her childhood at an orphanage. But she soon tired of the restrictions the orphanage put on her, and when she was thirteen, she escaped, never to look back!
With no job and no money, she began stealing everything from basics like food and clothes to fancy things like gold and jewels! When her village was plundered by pirates, she joined their forces and is now well known for being able to steal money right out from under yer noses.
Keep an eye on your pockets when she’s ‘round or you might be her next victim!!
Introducing R (just R): Offering excellent, well rounded experience in all aspects of Pirating. R excels in General Mayhem and has proven proficient in Plunder and Pillage.
R has a firm grasp of the general tools of the Pirating trade such as cutlass, flintlock, belaying pin, grog, etc. R fancies himself something of a Broadway player and enjoys nothing more than playing the part of a Pirate of Penzance! He does prefer to sing and dance while wearing silver buckled slippers and tight shiny pants.
When not Pirating R spends his time playing & watching Ice Hockey!
Scurvy be awfully serious about gettin’ her some shiny treasure, but sometimes she likes to be a bit silly.
She’s a jolly good dancer, and she loves all the passengers that come aboard the Pearl. She’s a joker and a socialite, but don’t let that fool ye.
Scurvy can be a right sickly and scary pirate when she needs ta be (Her sickly ways are how she got the name Scurvy, don’t ye know).