the year is 1655 and the Sea Razor catches the Montaigneese trading vessel Beaumont heading to Castille to sell her wares of ambergris and coral. seriously outclassed in speed the Beaumont nevertheless nearly escapes after the Razor runs into a reef and a sargasso. before she can escape the pirates clutches, however, the Sea Razor crashes into her side in a boarding attempt. the fighting is brief. the pirate fill their hold and let the crew and captain sail on with cargo left and their lives intact.