A British naval ship was sailing the Caribbean Sea, off into the
dissents the lieutenant saw a pirate ship few hundred yards away.
The pirate ship's flag had a skeleton with an hourglass in the
left hand and an arrow in the right pointing down to three
bleeding hearts "Striking fear in others ". Only could mean one
thing, Edward Teach aka Black-Beard's Queen Anne Revenge." All
hands on deck enemy are closing in on us!" lieutenant Robert
Maynard said to his crew of a couple hundred men on board. A few
men climbed up the to the crow's nest to pull down the sailing
flags it had blue in the back-round with huge white x's on each
of them. The British ship sailed in closer to Queen Anne Revenge
connected there ships together with rope. The lieutenant swung
over to the enemy's ship waiting for Black beard. You could smell
his beard burning with smoke coming off his facial hair then you
knew he is close by. When I saw him he as wearing a big feathered
triton and having multiple swords, knives, and pistols at his
disposal. The burning hair smell was to intimidate my crew with a
horrible stench. He put matches in his woven big black beard.
That's where he got his nickname from. When Blackbeard emerged,
he snarled, "Damn ye, ye yellow-bellied sapsuckers! I'm a better
man than all ye milksops put together!" He came towards me
walking like he was drunk." One of ye is going to dance with Jack
Ketch" He loved talking riddles playing with everyone's mind." I
came to tell you we have war in three days at Port Royal your
neck will be on the hangman's noose and I will have your head on
a pike in my study." Edward gave him an evil grin as if he
accepted the threat from Robert Manyard. "We have an accord then
Robert bring ye best crew in three days now get of my ship."
Robert swung back over to H.M.S Seaford to tell his crew they
will sail back to Port Royal for the battle in three days.
"Lieutenant Maynard Edward Teach is a fierce pirate. We need men
who know how to fight then know how to carry a sword or a pistol.
We need at least two hundred men how are we going to find that
many in a couple of days?" Robert was writing in his log book for
his ship to track where they have been and supply check. He
looked at his first mate with worry shook his head sighed deeply
in regret that he ever made the choice to kill Blackbeard. "The
local tavern in Port Royal lot of drunken men there that won't
know what they've signed up for. Hopefully that will work if not
we shall go to a different port and tavern get more men that
way." His first mate went off to the local tavern with his
assistant to collect as many men as they can within twenty four
hours they had left.
Charleston South Carolina
Edward Teach was invited to the city counsel of Charleston to
have a word with Charles Eden. A knock outside of his office was
heard while he was writing down his plans for the next "Ah Edward
Tech the infamous Blackbeard so good to see you again
you've become bolder and very
arrogant I've heard rumors about you sinking the Queen's Anne
Revenge why on earth would you do that? It's the fastest ship on
the high seas." Blackbeard took a seat in front of his desk while
his beard was smoking the smell I remember was so intimidating
wanted to get out of the room to get some fresh air." Well here
is the policy for a new ship if you're looking for one it was my
old one I barely use anymore. It's called the Revenge don't
change the name but you can have everything that's left on
board." Blackbeard started going over the policy and signing the
papers where his signature needed to be.
"In return Charles for looking the other way where people in Port
Royal would've just hanged me by the noose. I will share my
takings with ye." He handed back the papers left his office the
get his crew on board the Revenge. Once he noticed his crew was
up to something he left twenty five crew men marooned on the
first island he saw in sight. Meanwhile back at Port Royal
Alexander Spotswood an assistant to Lieutenant Robert Maynard was
at the local tavern collecting as many signatures that were
willing to carry a sword into battle. He had about thirty five
signatures within a few hours which he thought was a good start
but not good enough to Robert he needed at least sixty five more
strong men. "Very well Alexander we will evacuate women and
children to a different port and get the men from teen to adult
to fight along with us."
Alexander took off to the orlop went into his sleeping corner. At
Ocracoke Island Blackbeard's hangout stormy weather was on the
horizon. Edward was in his Bamboo hideout going over his log book
and checking the supplies on his ship. His lasting crew men were
throwing a drunken party.
Golden Age of Piracy
November 22nd 1718 Blackbeard is now
thirty eight years of age. Little did he know his days were
coming to an end with a brutal fate? He and his crew made it to
Port Royal waiting for the big battle to take place. "Come, let
us make hell of our own, and try how long we can bare it." Going
into the ship's hold they closed the hatches, filled several pots
with brimstone and set it on fire. Soon the men were gasping for
air. As for Blackbeard he escaped from the harsh
sulphurous fumes. Blackbeard snarled reopened the hatch
doors letting his crew men out besides none of them would survive
the battle even if they tried.
Lieutenant Robert Maynard sailed from James River
in command of twenty five of his men onboard the H.M.S sea-ford.
Robert was given a mission by the Governor of Port Royal
Blackbeard was wanted dead or alive he was worth €.100. Robert
Maynard was in his office planning the next big battle against
Blackbeard. He rests the side of his head on his right palm
thinking about the deal he made with Govenror Charles Eden. A
sudden knock on his office door was heard. "Robert come in son
was expecting you. I have made friends with our enemy Blackbeard.
I have a mission for you to kill Edward .Now I know you have a
family back home will you be able to do this you my best
Lieutenant I have." Robert thought about it twice before making a
final decision. "I shall kill him for you Charles." Back on
board the Revenge Blackbeard's crew was scrambling on the deck
getting ready for the battle. They stood six feet and four inches
tall very skilled men on the high seas but their education is
very sketchy. All of them as teens went into piracy.
Blockade of Charleston
The night prior to the big battle Robert Maynard was in his
office lying down on his bed. With an open golden pocket watch
staring at a small picture of his family regretting he ever made
the choice he made with Alexander Spotswood back at Port Royal. A
sudden knock on his office door was heard. "Sir we approached the
Revenge. You should come check it out he only has nineteen men on
board we can out number him he doesn't have a chance to defeat
us. Sir are you even listening to me?" His crew member went into
the room seeing he wasn't there anymore the bed sheets were gone
hanging out of the small window. "Damnit to hell he did not do
that." He ran back on deck rushing towards his fellow crew
"The lieutenant is missing he sailed on a rowboat towards
the Revenge!" On board the Revenge one of the crew members
spotted an abandon rowboat from the H.M.S Sea-ford. With a body
bag lying there unattended. Once it made it's towards them the
crew member tied the rope hoisted it up onto the deck .He brought
it to Blackbeard's cabin.
"Captain look what washed up by the ship." Edward looked
down at the body bag took a swig of his flask placed it back on
his desk. He grabbed a dagger cut it open what appeared before
his eyes was the lieutenant from Port Royal. His greasy hands
touched Robert's golden pocket watch opened it seeing a small
picture of his family. Robert slowly reached down to his disposal
getting grip of the handle. He suddenly jumped up from the body
bag and shot his crew member dead center of the neck. Robert's
assistant was looking out on the deck once he saw the crew
scrambling on board after they heard the crew member below yell
in pain. His assistant ordered to fire the cannons, Blackbeard
cut off his finger on his right hand that was holding the pistol.
Robert took out his cut-less sword "
Damnation seizes my soul if I give ye quarter, or take from
you!" At once the desperate battle began when Maynard's sloop was
close enough Blackbeard's crew started o fire back without
command from the captain himself. Little did the crew know more
of Maynard's crew was below deck." Their all knocked on the head.
So let's jump on board and cut them into pieces!" Blackbeard's
crews were all fired up and they swung over to the H.M.S Sea-ford
while Edward and Maynard were still fighting below deck. It was a
bloody fierce battle indeed many crew from both sides died. The
once blue ocean was stained with red dye of blood and debris
flying from both ships.
Execution of Piracy
Maynard begun fighting with their cut-less swords as Robert
thrust his sword into Blackbeard's cartilage box while one of his
crew members stabbed him threw the back. Robert sliced his head
off and disposed the rest of his body over board. One of the crew
members could've sworn that Edward Teach's body swam around the
H.M.S Sea-Ford three times before sinking into the deep depths of
Davy Jones locker. The surviving crew of Blackbeard was thrown
into the brig below deck to be executed back at Port Royal. After
the last few cannon shots from the H.M.S Sea- Ford were fired The
Revenge finally sank to the bottom of the ocean floor.
Robert climbed on top of the bow tied
Edwards head as a trophy. Victory for his last surviving crew
members as well. Three days after the battle they finally reached
the dock at Port Royal leading the pirates in chains to the
gallows. For tomorrow's execution, while Robert Maynard grabbed a
pike and his trophy he went up to the highest cliff on Port Royal
looking outwards to the harbor he placed Edward's head on the
pike and stuck it into the ground as a warning to all pirates
that they will be executed if they dock their ships by Port
Once Robert got back to his cabin his wife
and kids were waiting for his return back home. One of his kids
saw him walking down the hill his little son ran towards him
excited that he made it home safely.
"How is my boy you've been fighting been winning?"
He picked up his son holding him as they walked down back
to the cabin.
"Yes father I have."
"That's my boy go clean up for supper tell your brothers as
He touched the top of his sons nose sat him down letting
him run off into the cabin. While his wife came to greet him
personally. His wife was three months along expecting another
End of a great Legacy
"So did you finally kill your greatest enemy?"
His wife was so grateful he made it home safely until she
noticed his right hand his fingers were cut off.
"My god your hurt comes I will clean them off." She forced
him into their room as she grabbed a rag dumped it in a in a
bucket full of warm water and bandages lying next to it.
"What's left of Blackbeard's crew is going to be hanged
tomorrow morning. In the center of town for illegal piracy I have
to be there."
"I'm glad piracy is over to tell you the truth Robert I was
afraid our little boys will become pirates them selves. It's
ridicules but while you were out at sea they were outside all the
time playing pirates and British naval men. Maybe you should tell
them you've met Edward Teach?"
"I don't know if I should because it will inspire them to
become pirates even more. I should get some rest have to make a
speech for the lasting crew of Blackbeard."
Robert Maynard went into to his study preparing for his
speech for tomorrow's execution. Once he went to bed tomorrow was
just around the corner came quicker then he expected. He made his
way to the center of town where the gallows were already set up.
He met up with Charles Eden who was sitting by a table eating his
breakfast warm tea and a biscuit.
"Having breakfast Sir in front of a hanging?"
Robert took a seat next to him tell everyone showed up.
When a decent sized crowd showed up around nine am and five
pirates were standing in a straight line on the gallows. Robert
Maynard was near the gallows looking over the bounty.
"Blackbeard's lasting crew about fifteen are going too be
hanged at the gallows for piracy, Robbery and murder." The man in
the mask went to the lever pulled it down as their necks snapped.
There was a pile of bodies and a pile of boots from their feet
that they save for someone else. At least ten more were hanged at
the gallows that afternoon. Robert went back over to Charles Eden
took a seat by the table where he was finishing up his breakfast.
"The end of the golden age of piracy thought I would never see
the day. Robert you did us proud killing Blackbeard. Here is your
reward a €.100."
Robert collect his winnings went back home
to his cabin. He put his saving in a wooden chest he kept in his
"Hun how did it go today you came home late I was
"Don't be worried I brought home savings from Charles Eden
His wife kissed him on his cheek went to make dinner for
the entire family. His kids went running up to him wanted to hear
his stories how he met and how he defeated the greatest pirate
"Tell us the story father please."