Swashbuckling on the High Seas

Clearly what we need more of are cutlasses, slides down convenient ropes, duels in the crow's nest with the loser falling to the sharks, cursed emeralds as big as a man's fist, and so on. Conveniently I also have some rules-light RPG systems I am interested in trying out, so I will be running a pirate-themed one-shot, the weekend of April 22nd/23rd, 1pm-6pm EDT (aiming to finish up at 5pm, with possible slopover).

Saturday players: katre, lno, Ghogg
Sunday players: Emily, Iain, Storme, Jota, Jon

I'll be providing character writeups for you to pick from. The current set of choices is the following:

System-wise, this is going to be extremely No Myth. To get an idea of the kind of genre tropes we're talking about here, it might be useful to look at Sean Barrett's pirate page. The specific rules set will be Wushu. As usual, feel free to read in advance, but I'll explain the system on the day-of too.