Discover the Townsfolk's Journals.
Townsfolk's Journal 1The rumours of the vast wealth stored away in our treasury must have reached the ears of the pirates. What else could be drawing them here in such numbers?! I pray that the Captain and his men are doing all in their power to keep it, and us, safe. Sadly, our illustrious Mayor isn't giving the same care to the valuables the townsfolk have placed under his protection! Strolling around town with the key to it around his neck! Any passing knave could take it and force the Mayor to reveal the location of our precious belongings. I despair!
Townsfolk's Journal 2A Pirate's Life For Me by Hugo Pérez Age 6 and three quarters. My mama is always cursing the pirates and saying they are bad men with no souls. I don't think this is true. I think they just don't like rules and want to have fun. I think I would like to be a pirate! If I was in the pirate league I could go on adventures and find buried treasure and go to bed whenever I liked! I've been practicing burying treasure! I've even written a treasure map rhyme because all maps have to rhyme! 'Behind a courtyard you will find an X with the loot, but it's hard to find.' Does that rhyme?
Townsfolk's Journal 3The Wicked Wench has been haunting the waters off our coast. Barbossa is one of the most feared pirate captains to sail the seas and his crew is a rag tag band of villains and thieves. There are worrying rumours that the pirates have set up a hideout in sea caves not too far from here. What are they planning? I have had the men preparing for an attack for days now. Stockpiling weapons, ammunition and enough shot to send the Wicked Wench to Davy Jones. I pray that we will have the strength to repel Barbossa and his crew of miscreants, but in my heart, I fear the worst.
Townsfolk's Journal 4I spend my days and nights protecting the people of Isla Tesoro from pirates. But today I overheard the Captain arguing with the Mayor. I'm sure I heard mention of the Treasury and then the talk turned to that scoundrel, Jack Sparrow. Why do I risk life and limb every day to repel pirates, for the Mayor to keep one of them safe within our walls?! The Captain obviously shares my feelings, as their conversation ended abruptly when the Captain announced that, "Jack Sparrow will be the death of us all!"
Townsfolk's Journal 5I'm not sure how much more of this I can take. Every time I hear shouting in the street or a bell ringing my heart leaps into my mouth. Knowing that the likes of Barbossa, Captain Redd and Jack Sparrow are just offshore, is terrifying. There isn't a moment of the day when I am not thinking about the inevitable attack. The waiting is crushing me. Many have died, but I don't have the money for passage and even if I did, where would I go? This island is my home but, lord help me, I don't want it to be my grave.