The story of Zombie Pirates all began on a pirate ship that sailed in the West-Indies around the year 1706....
captain Leather Beard was looking for some new loot to pay for
repairs to his battle beaten ship when he spotted an island of native
inhabitants. The crew found no riches except the natives themselves and
decided to capture as many slaves as they could.
Using muskets and swords, Captain Leather Beard ordered his men to take
thirty six slaves into his ship and set sail for England. The trip
would be long, but once they sold the slaves they would be rich enough
to get the ship repairs made and feed his crew for three months. Enough
time to rob more ships and gain more riches.
One night the captain went below the deck to join his men for dinner.
He took his belt off which included his personal belongings and set it
to the side as he sat down to eat. The days catch was a very large tuna
and a chicken they had taken during their recent pillage. They cruelly
celebrated their new human slave treasure which was locked in a near by
hastily erected steel jail cell. They made a game of throwing greasy
chicken and fish bones at them for fun. Morals were not high on the
list of these pirates!
Half way through the somewhat festive meal a blast was heard. It was a
navy ship firing on them. The crew and captain rushed to the deck to
return fire, being caught off guard they were confused and distraught.
They never expected a late night attack.
During the commotion, one of the slaves was able to reach the captains
belt and slid his sword through the metal bars of his cage. Unknown to
Captain Leather Beard, he was the natives resident Voodoo witch doctor.
Using the chicken and fish bones that were thrown at him and his
companions, he placed a curse on the sword and hastily threw the sword
back onto the floor from where he found it.
Above on the deck, Captain Leather Beard realized he needed his sword
and gun to fend off the approaching navy ship full of troops.
Remembering where he had last put it, he ran below deck and put on his
belt. He saw the sword on the floor, glanced at the prisoners, grunted
at them and and slid the sword into it's scabbard.
Soon after a cannon ball ripped straight through the bowels of the
ship, creating a gaping hole. The sea water was gushing in too fast for
the men to react, and the ship quickly sank to the bottom of the sea.
All men on board the doomed pirate ship drowned. It was a victory for
the Kings navy.
Only one person survived that night to tell of these fierce pirates. It
was the young cabin boy who was dragged aboard the attacking navy ship.
The young boy was later put on trial and pardoned by King Vicidious for
being too young for the gallows. No provisions in the law outlined what
to do with such a young pirate. And so the boy was not given a quick
death by hanging that many pirates before him would have received.
Captain Leather Beard however did not share the same fate as his cabin
boy. He was at the time fighting for his life while floating somewhere
in the sea. He was spotted "or possibly smelled" by a large salt water crocodile and
quickly swallowed in one big gulp. Even though most mortal men would
not stand a chance at surviving such a threat, the captain managed to
take his sword and cut his way out of the croc! Captain Leather Beard
was no longer a human, but a part human, part croc!
Using his new streamlined swimming ability, Captain Leather Beard swam
below the sea and pulled all of his men to shore of the near by island.
Somehow when the men made it to shore, many found themselves entangles
with sea creatures that tried to eat them. They also realized they had
died but somehow managed to be alive. How was all this possible they
thought to themselves?
The captain thought whoever he touched would became immortal. With
natural pride and arrogance that only a pirate can have, Leather Beard
told his men it had to be because of his natural leadership and brute
strength of will that they survived. From that day on his crew called
him Captain Lock Jaw for his new fearsome new features and supposed
Captain Lock Jaw
The captain soon realized he must take another ship if they were to get
off the barren sand island. Searching out the island they noticed
several small boats not far from where they were. They must have been
washed ashore from the sinking of their ship by the navy. Their luck
had changed and they used the small boats to board an armed smuggling
ship with only a small crew to put up a weak fight. It was easy
pick'ns, and the crew named the ship the "Ye Rusty Cork". The ship
would go down in history as an unstoppable pirate ship to be avoided at
During later pirate raids Captain Lock Jaw realized his sword never
managed hurt anyone he swung it at. He later found the sword would also
glow and make strange sounds when he gutted sea fish to eat. Causing
the fish to spring back to life. Realizing the swords potential to lose
all sword fights from now on, he locked the sword in a strong chest
below Ye Rusty Cork, and holds the key on his belt at all times. He
also realized that it was his sword that saved his men from death, but
he dare not tell them. He also decided to practice with a whip as his
main weapon, and found it worked well to intimidate his own crew.
Over many years, all the kings of all the lands could not stop the
immortal pirates. Lock Jaw had robbed almost every merchant ship at
sea, causing all the coastal colonies to suffer. Especially when winter
came and there were no spices or furs to buy.
King Vicidious needed to come up with a plan quickly to stop them. He
knew if he didn't do something soon, the towns folks would rebel
against him by force, and possibly behead him. Remembering the only
link he had to the fierce pirates, he called upon the now much older
and wiser cabin boy named John Quill to meet with him.
Mr. Quill who had his own respectable sea bartering business by now was
a skilled captain in his own right. The King asked asked him to use his
skills and knowledge of the pirates he once lived with to defeat them
at sea. Defeat however would not be possible by arms, but only by
stealing the loot that the pirates took and bringing the loot back to
shore. The king offered Captain Quill fifteen percent of the profits,
and a brand new fully armed ship called the Defiance. Quill agreed and
went about to find a cunning crew to do the Kings deed.
The story takes off from this point. Each cartoon will be an account of
the lives of both the Zombie Pirates, and Captain Quill and his rag tag