January 9, 2020

Following the invitation to luncheon, Captain Caseau offered the help of several of his crew to finish work on the barque. Soon the beach was alive with activity as the French sailors set to work with the motley crew of the Siren Song. Grace, Bartolo, and Henry Quintor were soon welcomed aboard La Columbe and…

December 27, 2019

The nine Indians that had been aboard the bark seemed relieved as they were escorted aboard the Siren Song. Although they were immediately lead below to the hold, Grace signaled to have food and water brought to them. “They seem to be in a sorry state, Captain,” Hawkins reported. “They are all very thin and…

December 17, 2019

Archbishop Alonzo de Urdaneta growled in frustration. His forehead wrinkled as he squinted in the candlelight. He had the stone in his possession for weeks, but he had made little progress in understanding its power. His vast collection of texts and correspondence with others in his circle had helped to verify that he did indeed…

December 5, 2019

The bonfire immediately grew from sparks in the kindling to dancing flames in the parched fuel. Soon it overtook the waning sunset as the source of light on the beach. The crew of the Siren Song, 75 in all, brought crates, camp stools, and small casks to set up as seating around the bonfire. One…