Empire Island Essay

812 words - 4 pages

It was painfully obvious that Lord Governor Trench cared not for trivial day-to-day chores, believing he was above that form of degrading work. After all, he had servants who did it for him. However, with Briar finalizing the reports aboard the other two ships, there had been no one to arrange Trench's quarters properly. Personal books of a wide range of topics lay strewn about, barely even piled up or placed in their proper location on the shelves he had the crewmen install for him. Thankfully, someone had the good sense to leave his maps on his solid oak desk.
Sitting behind the desk, Trench slowly unravelled a map and used several nearby books to hold it open before inviting Captain Jackson to take the seat opposite him for a brief informal conversation. Standing a step away were the Hands of the Empire.
When he finally spoke, there was a condescending look in his expression. “What is the route, Captain?”
Ignoring the blatant insult, Captain Jackson leaned forward. “We sail west,” he said, pointing to the map, “across the Great Waters.”
Trench paused for a moment, glaring at Jackson. “That's already been established,” Trench said boorishly. “How can we be so certain of the course? The Great Waters is said to be infinite. Thus, uncrossable.”
Jackson almost smiled. It seemed that there was something that was kept from Trench after all. “The calculations,” the captain explained, “are based on the journals of Kaerrur Morey da Taer. He made the voyage previously. The voyage should not take more than seven or eight weeks.”
“Let us pray we do,” Trench said, “since water becomes undrinkable after six weeks! We'd never be able to turn back if we meet up with failure!”
“We wouldn't have to turn back,” Jackson replied, quelling the urge to backhand Trench. “We will find land at this point.”
“I shall take your word on that, captain,” Trench said, “considering your experience.”
“What of the crew?” Warren Garrick interjected, suddenly suspicious. “What did you tell them?”
“Five to six weeks,” Jackson admitted.
Both Warren and Trench were silent for a moment.
“Yes, I lied to them,” Jackson admitted. “The journey will be longer than I told them it would. If I tell them anything more, they won't follow me.”
Warren thought about it for a moment. “You are the experienced captain,” he told Jackson. “I'll give...

Find Another Essay On Empire Island

Empire Island Essay

1528 words - 7 pages Kina woke with a start. It was dark out already, and many of the villagers were still at the bonfire celebrating their small victory over the sickness, not knowing that the danger was not over. Yet, Kina wrung her hands and chewed on her bottom lip. Hours had passed since they administered the children her medicine, and though their fever had gone down considerably they still had yet to wake from his sick induced coma. Did she forget to add an

Geography of the Ancient Aztecs Essay

369 words - 2 pages towns were built around Tenochtitlan.An island had many advantages for the Aztec empire. One was defense, because invading enemies could not march over water. They could only approach from three bridges connecting the island to the mainland. In times of war the Aztec soldiers would wait for the enemy to climb aboard the bridges and then cut the ropes. Then they would bombard them with a hail of arrows and spears while they were in the water. Another

How the Mongol Empire has Affected the World

2717 words - 11 pages Introduction Throughout history there have been great empires that have tried to basically take over the world. In western schools, these empires usually consist of empires such as Alexander the Great’s, the Roman Empire, and even the British Empire of the Victorian Age. These empires are all seen as major forces in the field of history, but there is often a great empire that has been overlooked. This overlooked empire once

A Brief History of the British Empire

1318 words - 6 pages great imperial powers . A colony that nobody knew about was the Caribbean, in the island of Barbados and Jamaica, that the brits acquired in the mid 17 century, had a tremendous sugar supply. Another colony that the Brits had was in india, the home of the historic east india company, a trading company made by Great Britain to produce revenue. This growth of Britain's new empire in Africa, India and elsewhere by 1815 has often been seen as the

Roman Barbarians and Christians

1331 words - 5 pages , Britain, Gaul, present day Germany, and Eurasia. Consequently, the Roman Legions were bound to be broken by the invaders. There were too many of them and too little army to go around the Empire. Throughout the invasions of the Barbarians, many new kinds of settlements arose in Roman lands. In Britain, for instance, the Angles and the Saxons drove out virtually all other inhabitants of the island and erased virtually all signs of Roman culture

Cyprus History Of Conflict

1778 words - 7 pages Hellenistic Period Cyprus stayed in Persian hands until Alexander the Great defeated the Persian Empire when the island became part of his huge Empire. Upon Alexander's death Cyprus fell to one of his generals, Ptolemy I, the ruler of Egypt. >From then on Cyprus, under the Ptolemies, was an integral part of the Hellenistic World until its integration with the Roman Empire in 30 BC.During this time Cyprus experienced significant cultural activity and

Settlement Selection of the Young Generation Immigrants from Western Part of North Cyprus

623 words - 3 pages During the centuries, Cyprus ruled by other governance which surrounds it. Incipiently with the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, the French Lusignan dynasty and the Venetians ruled the island till the Ottoman Empire conquest. Ottoman Empire controlled the island for three hundred years and then island become a British Colony until it was granted independence. Cyprus history nestle characteristics of all these civilizations as like a cultural mosaic

"Discuss the reasons for the decline and ultimate fall of the western Roman Empire, evaluating internal and external influences."

1712 words - 7 pages When looking for the reason for why the roman empire fell it is impossible to just focus on one set of reasons for the collapse of this great empire. We can not focus alone on either internal or external reasons. Instead we must look at both.The Roman Empire at its peak governed over most of the Eastern world. After the death of Julius Caesar, who had destroyed the Roman Republic, an empire was the easiest was to keep the state going#.There were

Napoleon Bonaparte and His Military Tactics

614 words - 2 pages Napoleon Bonaparte and His Military Tactics Although he inspired new social, economic, and political ideas, Napoleon Bonaparte is better known for his military tactics. Even today, his battle plans are used and studied by many in the military. Napoleon, who started out as an extremely short and wimpy foreigner who rose to become Emperor of France, died in 1821 at St. Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic. He was fifty-two years old

Alcatraz Island: A Touristic Attraction

986 words - 4 pages “If you break the rules of society, they sent you to prison. If you break the rules of prison, they send you to Alcatraz.” -Anonymous. Once considered as the prison of all American prisons, Alcatraz held some of the most dangerous criminals in American history. Alcatraz Island opened as a prison on October twelfth, 1933. During its twenty-nine years of operation, Alcatraz held some of the most dangerous prisoners, without any known

Centralization & the Ottoman Empire: An Integral Role in the Golden Age

2657 words - 11 pages Orient 52, no.1 (2009): 153-158. EBSCO. Imber, Colin. The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. McCarthy, Justin. The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923. New York: Longman, 1997. Michael, Michalis N. “Local Authorities and Conflict in an Ottoman Island at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century.” Turkish Historical Review 2, no. 1 (May 2011): 57-77. EBSCO. Streusand, Douglas E. Islamic Gunpowder Empires Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Boulder, Colo: Westveiw Press, 2011.

Similar Essays

Empire Island Essay

1572 words - 7 pages The fires were burning low as the Beya clan was bedding down for the night. Amongst the leaves of the tree's branches, the rustling of large animals could be heard, accompanied by piercing screeches and roars. The pteranodons were nestled into the branches, only venturing out when hunting. On one of the larger branches, a slim figure was feeding a scarlet and blue pteranodon. The woman, Kachina Song-falcon, grinned as the pteranodon snapped up

Empire Island Essay

3055 words - 13 pages were excited, eager to see the treasures that the land beheld. /Beautiful gold. Dig, dig for that gold, make this island my land. Make the mounds big, boys I'd help you to dig, boys, but I've got this crick in me spine./ This land we behold. /This beauty untold./ A man can be bold. /It all can be sold./ The explosions were continuous as smoke and leaves filled the air. They all continued digging, making a large pyramid. The dug in rows, putting

Empire Island Essay 1255 Words

1255 words - 6 pages In the crowd, Elia's eyes never left Okuin. “You're drooling,” Kina said. “Well,” Elia said, “he is handsome.” “If you say so,” Kina said. She didn't care for Okuin. He was much too serious, like his father, as if he always had to prove something to someone. He was also very egocentric. “Last week you were drooling over Kerr Red-star,” Bila reminded his sister's friend. Elia didn't respond, trying to hide her embarrassment. How dare Kina tell

Empire Island Essay 1385 Words

1385 words - 6 pages All dock and crew members, whether on the docks or aboard the ships, knelt to one knee, one open hand over their knee and a clenched fist held against their left temple. Though closed eyes were not required, most held them shut - either in reverence to the cast-off ceremony in progress or in an effort not to witness what was about to transpire as part of the ceremony. The Hands of the Empire emerged from the Prince Turner dressed in their