History Literature / FlyingDutch

22nd Aug '15 11:23:39 AM Bissek
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* BoredomMontage: Vanderdecker's ''life'' is one. His voyage only really goes anywhere once every seven years (And one out of every three times it's to Brigport, because that's the only place capable of repairing his ship). So roughly 82 months out of every 84 he spends aimlessly wandering the sea, getting drunk and reading books, and making gold. Then he spends one month reaching the nearest good sized port, and spends a month of shore leave selling the gold so he can buy booze and reading material for the next voyage. Repeat ad naseum for several centuries.
15th Jun '14 2:45:52 PM Bissek
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What Vanderdecker doesn't know is that the life insurance policy he took out when he was young pays ''compound interest'' for every year he lives past seventy-five. It was a sucker bet at the time--sailors notoriously die young--but now Vanderdecker will own more money than there is in the world. If he dies.
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What Vanderdecker doesn't know is that the life insurance policy he took out when he was young pays ''compound ''fifty percent compound interest'' for every year he lives past seventy-five. It was a sucker bet at the time--sailors notoriously die young--but now Vanderdecker Vanderdecker's heir, whoever that may be, will own more money than there is in the world. If world if he dies.
15th Jun '14 2:44:03 PM Bissek
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: The immortal alchemist Montalban turns out to secretly be responsible for pretty much all of modern science and technology--all of which he developed in an attempt to cure the horrific stench that was an unfortunate side-effect of his immortality potion.
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: The immortal alchemist Montalban turns out to secretly be responsible for pretty much all of modern science and technology--all of which he developed in an attempt to cure the horrific stench that was an unfortunate side-effect of his immortality potion. Vanderdecker and co also end up changing the course of a number of major naval events that they coincidentally happened to sail through.

* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Vanderdecken (aka "The FlyingDutchman") and his functionally indestructible crew, forced to sea by the horrible stench that hangs around nearly all the time thanks to a dodgy elixir of life. One of them has adopted a hobby of regularly throwing himself off the top of the mast in the hope that this time it'll work. (All it usually results in is extra work for the ship's carpenter.)
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Vanderdecken Vanderdecker (aka "The FlyingDutchman") and his functionally indestructible crew, forced to sea by the horrible stench that hangs around nearly all the time thanks to a dodgy elixir of life. One of them has adopted a hobby of regularly throwing himself off the top of the mast in the hope that this time it'll work. (All it usually results in is extra work for the ship's carpenter.)
15th Jun '14 2:42:06 PM Bissek
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* MayflyDecemberRomance: One seems to be starting to develop between Jane and Vanderdecker.
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* MayflyDecemberRomance: One seems to be starting to develop between Jane and Vanderdecker. [[spoiler:Then she drinks some dodgy elixir of life...]]
30th Jan '14 8:51:14 PM darthpaul
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** Justified once you get to know his crew; after 400 years together with them, ''you'' would want some personal space too.
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