3 Freijal 900
What in the name of the gods This is the first entry of CPS Rebecka captain Yes Captain Riley, Sir! Let me help you, Captain Riley, Sir! This way, Mr. Captain Riley, Sir! She’s not the Scorpion
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Let here beginn the Record of one Ephraim Jacob Riley, who on this daye took command of these Citadel Powerred Ships, namely the Rebecka, whereon he set his flag, and also the Sherra, as Captain. Let this ledger record, describe, and recount the manie trials and travails, adventures and journeys, accomplishments and losses encountered in defense of our Balance.