Merchant or Pirate?
This is the background
story to illustrate the ToR programming tournament
This is the draft - final version will be
Once there was a ship. A ship witch was
famous for its crew. The ship was called “ The Big Cheat”. The ship and
its crew were travelling around the seas. The crew was known as “The Trading
Pirates” because they made a lot of money with dealing. They sailed from
coast to coast and did their things. They traded with stolen weapons and
But one day was different. It was a sunny and warm day when The Big Cheat
arrived in a small harbour near Jamaica. When they arrived, the crew saw
another ship. The ship’s name was “Black Pearl”. It was dark and big and
it looked like a monster.
The Black Pearl was the best trading partner they ever had, so the captain
decided to do some trading like every time the ships meet. There had never
been a conflict between the pirates but as we said before, this day was
First they did business like usual and there was no problem. But our trading
pirates thought that they could cheat them so they put empty boxes on the
other ship. First the crew did not recognise that the trading pirates were
faking the trade. The occupants were happy that they made such a “great
But the others were not so happy and followed The Big Cheat to shot them.
But The Big Cheat had luck. They were faster than the other ship, so they
disappeared very quick.
Our fake bandied very fast all over the Caribbean islands so every ship
captain heard that, too. Most of their old trading partners did not want to
trade with them anymore. But a view weeks later the pirates found a partner.
They were in a big harbour again . It was not Jamaica but another island
next to Jamaica. They didn’t know the pirates who anchored in the harbour.
They deled. They were exchanging stolen weapons and gold.
The Big Cheat crew learned from their mistakes and wanted to cooperate.
After the deal the unknown ship disappeared. The crew was wondering why the
other crew drove so fast away. When they opened the boxes of gold they saw
that there was no gold in it. The weapons they traded were the last they had.
They didn’t have anything to trade then. Because of this they had to sell
their ship if they don’t want to get poor. That’s the reason why they can’t
By Moritz and Michael