Available during the Great Storm event in 2016 (Jul 5th - Aug 2nd).
Henry Winstanley IEdit
|Henry Winstanley I|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|1||Are you a visitor?|
We are not open yet, but do come in. I will show you around. For a small fee you can see the most wondrous gadgets in this country. Come, follow me!
Do you see this singing wall clock? Fascinating, right? I made all of these things myself. Be careful of the loose planks on the floor. I should have them exchanged.
I can see that you like my inventions. So I have a proposition for you. Let's work together on them. We should talk about the details over some hot food.
|4||Supply me with iron|
Usually I am quite busy constructing gadgets or engraving. I could use someone to help me gather the materials and necessary tools. I always need a lot of metal for them.
|5||My next creation|
Come, look at this beautiful fountain. It is still in my workshop because it's not yet finished. I just need some more marble for the statue at the top.
|6||A heavy clock|
The wall clock has to be installed on the church tower. It is ready for some time now but it is quite heavy and I had no one to help me carry it there.
|7||Light in the dark|
I often work late into the night. I am undisturbed and can better concentrate on my work. The only problem is a proper light. A few candles might come in handy.
I am not just an inventor but I also like to make engravings. Usually I engrave buildings but if you want I could make a portrait of you. Bring a chair and sit down.
|9||Can't work for free|
I don't want to sound conceited but I think the engraving ended up nicely. If you want it, bring me a few coins and it will be yours. As my friend you will get a discount.
|10||Don't tell her|
My wife does the shopping in our household. However, she does not know where to buy fresh fish. I don't want to tell her to make her feel sad but they are always foul.
|11||Back to work|
My next invention will be a magnetic chandelier. It will serve to hang pots and ladles. It will be a perfect addition to any kitchen. Let's get the material for it.
|12||Useful and pretty|
The chandelier will be a practical item but I can also make it a piece of art with a few colorful gemstones. They will make beautiful colored reflections on the walls.
|13||Turn the light on|
I can't wait to try out my latest creation. Get me some candles to complete the chandelier and we can hang it above the table in the kitchen.
|14||Too many gemstones?|
The chandelier sure looks great but I might have overdone it with the ornamentation. It's too heavy for me to lift. Can you get some help so we can hang it on the ceiling?
|15||I have been thinking|
The entry fee into my House of Wonders is not nearly enough to cover all my costs. I will need to get a job. Maybe I could get into the merchant business.
We can start working on another addition to my collection of wonders. It will be a special barrel that will serve my visitors hot and cold drinks.
|17||The wonderful barrel|
The pipes for the wonderful barrel and the main bowl for warming up the water have to be made from metal. The construction of such a gadget is no easy task.
|18||A new career|
I should start my merchant career with something simple and easily obtained. You seem to be a competent fisher, so how about we get into the fish trade?
|19||Prepare the shop|
Now that we have the goods we can open up a shop. We can use our old barn in the backyard. It just needs a bit of renovation and it will become a decent shop.
|20||The shop is ready|
Missing is just a big sign over the door with the text Henry's Fabulous Fish and some lamps to lighten up the inside. It's dark as the bottom of the sea now.
|21||We are hiring|
There is still one thing we have to resolve. I have no time to serve as a shopkeeper and my wife has lots of work around the house. We will need to hire a cashier.
|22||A slow start|
The shop is open, the fish are fresh yet our profit is low. Maybe we should extend our assortment by some fishing equipment to attract more customers.
|23||A new plan|
Still not many customers shop here. If our shop seems full of people more customers might come. Send for your men and tell them to stroll around and browse our wares.
At last our business is booming. We have already sold out most of our goods, we need to replenish stock. Make sure the fish are fresh so we keep our good reputation.
|25||A merchant fleet|
Now that we have enough finances and our business is prospering we can expand further. Let's buy a few ships so we can trade with more goods from other countries.
|26||It will suffice|
I wish we had more money for new ships but even these old ones will do. If we exchange the rotten planks for new, we can sail them without worries.
|27||Waiting for delivery|
The ships have already set sail. I sent them to Spain to buy southern vine and fruits. In the meantime we should enlarge our storage so all the new goods will fit in.
Our ships have arrived unexpectedly early at night. Something must have happened. Take some candles with you so I won't trip in the dark and let's go to the harbor.
|29||I want answers|
The ships hit rocks in the sea and two were wrecked. Why are the rocks not marked? I am going to ask the local authorities about this. Call a coach for me.
|30||We need a lighthouse|
The rocks need to be marked so that no more ships end up at the bottom of the sea there. Seems no one is willing to build a lighthouse on the reef so I'll do it myself.
Henry Winstanley IIEdit
|Henry Winstanley II|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|Complete:||Henry Winstanley I|
|1||A new challenge|
I have never built a lighthouse before. But how hard can it be? We should start with planning over some hot meal. You bring the food and I will bring pen and paper.
|2||Let's talk about it|
It's important to get some insight on a problem from other concerned persons. Go for sailors from the harbor and let's ask them about the dangerous rocks in the sea.
|3||I need to see it|
From what I have heard I know quite a lot about the reef. But seeing it for myself will be best. Prepare a boat that will take us there.
The reef is indeed dangerous. We were almost wrecked too when we got close. You start gathering material for the base of the lighthouse and I will make a sketch of it.
|5||Still not good|
I have already thrown out a dozen sketches. They were not acceptable. Bring me some candles, the sun is already setting and I can hardly see the paper.
The sketch is done and we are ready to start. We will need to hire workers to build the lighthouse. I will choose the men, you worry only about their wage.
|7||Start from the base|
I believe you got the stone already? Good. The men can start building the basement. We'll need iron anchorage bars that will keep the building fastened to the rocks.
How is the work progressing? Can we concentrate on the tower now? The main part of the lighthouse will be from wood. I will leave you to take care of the material.
The men are doing a good job. Even in a storm they worked. Bring them some food to lighten their mood. I am sure it will make them happy.
The men have enjoyed the dinner but still a few of them left, saying that it was too perilous to work on the rocks. We will have to find replacement for them.
Double the worker's pay. It is a dangerous work so we need to pay them properly. Also we can't let any more of them leave. The lighthouse needs to be finished soon.
|12||A hard core|
The wooden structure seems a bit fragile to me now. Maybe we could build a central stone pillar in the tower. The lighthouse will easier withstand the stormy waters.
|13||No secondhand tools|
As an engineer I know how important are good tools. Proper hammers would certainly make the work on the lighthouse easier. The old ones are pretty worn down.
|14||Let there be light!|
The essential part of any lighthouse is the lantern room and the source of light itself. For this purpose we will use candles, easy to use and obtain.
At the moment I am taking the workers to the building site with my ships. But they should be able to travel even without my help. So let's build them a few boats.
|16||Ships on the horizon|
They fly a French flag. Our country is not at the best terms with France now. Let's try a friendly welcome along with some food and we might avoid potential difficulties.
|17||I've been kidnapped!|
You are my only connection to home. Please try to smuggle me some lockpicks in here so I can open the handcuffs and the cell while we are still sailing.
|18||Can't open the locks|
I regret now never to have tried the burglar career. Picking locks is difficult. You must send someone to rescue me. Don't try to do it alone or they will get you too.
|19||Hope for the best|
I think we are near French coast now. Maybe they want to ransom me. Prepare some gold for such a case. I must get back to my wife and my lighthouse as soon as possible.
I am lucky that the French king is such a reasonable man. He let me go right away. Can you send a ship for me? I need to hurry back to my work on the lighthouse.
|21||This can't be true!|
The barbarians have destroyed what I have built so far. But don't think I will be discouraged by this. Bring the granite we used before and let's start over!
They took the candles too. Or maybe threw them into the sea. Who knows. We will have to get new ones. They burn down quickly so bring as many as you can.
|23||I need a break|
The work on the lighthouse, the kidnapping and then the destruction of my work have left me exhausted. I need some time off. Come, join me for a peaceful dinner at my home.
We must prevent any more unpleasant visits like before. Take a few men to patrol the waters nearby while we still work on the lighthouse.
The building of a lighthouse is no cheap work. I have already spent all my savings even though I received some funds especially for the lighthouse.
|26||Nail it down|
Remember, these are stormy waters. Make sure the outer walls are nailed properly lest a strong wind takes them away. The stone core will serve as a good support for them.
|27||Cozy it up|
There will be a lighthouse keeper to keep watch and change the candles once they burn down. We built him small living quarters. Now we just need to furnish them.
|28||Fish are fine|
Pack some food into the storage for the lighthouse keeper. He won't be able to leave too often so it's best that he has enough food to eat even for a longer stay.
The lighthouse is ready to shine. Just build a small stone pier at the base where boats can anchor and we are done here. Can't keep tying down the boats to a rock.
|30||Sturdy and beautiful|
This is my masterpiece! I am sure the lighthouse will prevail even the greatest storm that ever was. Just fill the storage with candles so the light will keep on shining.
Henry Winstanley IIIEdit
|Henry Winstanley III|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|Complete:||Henry Winstanley II|
|1||Here you are!|
I have been looking for you. We have work to do again. The lighthouse has sustained some damage during winter and I need your help getting it back in shape.
|2||Test by storm|
I have heard there is a great storm coming. I plan to prove the endurance of my masterpiece by staying here while it blows over. So let's go strengthen the walls.
|3||Let him go|
Our lighthouse keeper has heard of the storm too and is afraid. He doesn't know how well the lighthouse is built. But let's pay him off so he can leave if he wishes so.
|4||Fill the storage|
The great storm could last for days so we better prepare now. We need food and water. I believe that the water barrels are still full so concentrate on the food.
|5||Don't have much time|
I see lightning in the distance already. Quick, bring more men to finish the repairs before the storm arrives. I will do the finishing touches myself.
|6||The storm is upon us|
The men have already left. Now I need to light the candles in the lantern room in case some unlucky ship gets blown to the reef. I am not sure if I have enough of them.
The splashing waves reach over the roof of the lighthouse and some water is already leaking in under the door. We need to barricade the door with sandbags.
The whole lighthouse is creaking under the blasts of wind and water. Maybe this was not such a good idea to stay here. Help me nail in some boards to the windows.
|9||A reliable anchor|
The lighthouse will not hold. We must leave. Be careful and anchor your ship some distance away from the reef so you will not get thrown on the rocks.
Have you seen what happened to the lighthouse? It's all gone. You saved my life. I can never thank you enough. Now I just want to eat something warm and retire.