(Not Quite Exactly) In the Service of the Crown
The year is 1580. The place, Earth, and the mighty Atlantic.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I encourages private vessels to arm themselves and take reprisal on the Spanish, or other nationals, who injure them. Among these privateers are Francis Drake, the English national hero and explorer, and you: the crew of The Lady Joanne.
Your only goals are to take prizes, glorify England and her Queen, and do a little bit of routing to the blasted Spaniards.