The other privateers began trickling into Port Royal from all points of the map. Roderick sneaked in at dusk with twelve others on one of the smallest ships and, avoiding the waterfront, slipped off to his rooms. Esquemeling returned from adventures on an unnamed island, where, after a hot skirmish with some natives, the buccaneers found two bodies on the beach, one of them with “a beard of massive gold,” a kind of sash of fine beaten metal that was hung from holes pierced in the man’s lips.


Source:

Talty, Stephan. “Aftermath.” Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws’ Bloody Reign. New York: Crown Publishing Group (NY), 2007. 257. Print.


Further Reading:

Alexandre Olivier Exquemeling

>The other privateers began trickling into Port Royal from all points of the map. Roderick sneaked in at dusk with twelve others on one of the smallest ships and, avoiding the waterfront, slipped off to his rooms. Esquemeling returned from adventures on an unnamed island, where, after a hot skirmish with some natives, the buccaneers found two bodies on the beach, one of them with “a beard of massive gold,” a kind of sash of fine beaten metal that was hung from holes pierced in the man’s lips. _____________________________ **Source:** Talty, Stephan. “Aftermath.” *Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws’ Bloody Reign*. New York: Crown Publishing Group (NY), 2007. 257. Print. _____________________________ **Further Reading:** [Alexandre Olivier Exquemeling](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Exquemelin)

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[–] Justintoxicated 1 points (+1|-0)

“a beard of massive gold,” a kind of sash of fine beaten metal that was hung from holes pierced in the man’s lips.

... I can see this becoming a modern fashion.