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I found it! I found it!

I have a good number of trinkets in my possession. As mentined, I have Barbossa's necklace, the key to the Dead Man's Chest, Tia Dalma's locket, and the cursed Aztec Gold necklace. I even have a ring I obtained from Walt Disney World, one of the pirate rings they had available, and a ring that is so incredibly alike to Barbossa's ring! Oh, and even a silvery cross that looks much like the gold one that darling Hector wears in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales".

I can safely say I still have one of the coins from the treasure cave in the first film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl"! Aye! I have a golden Pieces of Eight!

I recall that those who jumped in to purchase PotC: CotBP when it was released on DVD exactly at midnight nearly 13 years ago were treated to obtaining a piece or a coin from the movie. Aye! I have kept it safe all these years! Now, it shall be with all the other possessions.

Lady Barbossa is not without her mystery and secret possessions. I pride myself in having these trinkets and to have a great story behind them, too.
Hmmm, I wonder what the story will be behind the gold Pieces of Eight from Treasure Cave of Isla de Muerta.


Alas, there still be some snot-nosed whelps out there who utilize my name and I swear it, it is NOT me! Aye, I'm on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, even somewhat on Tumblr, as well as my own crew's website, but I'm certainly not on Instagram as the Lady Barbossa, only as my mundane self. If ye do NOT see any of my engravings and images, then ye know tis NOT me! I shall say this that Lady Barbossa IS MY Trademark! I should start using TM behind the name Lady Barbossa, shouldn't I? That way ye'd know t'was I for certain.
Rest assured, if ye want the one, the only, the infamous, and REAL Lady Barbossa, ye'll know where to find me. Aye?

I dare say I am loathing this hiatus. Or retirement, so to speak. I've not gone pirating in a while and it's brought me down deep into the doldrums as if I were locked in the Depths of the Locker!
Though I must say t'was interesting, perhaps even delightful, to have attended Pirate School back nigh All Hallow's Eve. Aye! There truly be such a thing as Pirate School. Yer professor be Billy Bones. Now, didn't I say I've boons by Bones? I swears it! All of what I say be true! Ne'er a lie from these lovely red lips. And yes, I've been told I have lovely red lips.

Another amusing bit that I mentioned on my Twitter account t'was the fact of losing my heart. Aye, I know but tis true. I had obtained a prop heart to take with me and utilize at piratical gatherings. Well, alas, at one event I joined some rather shady individuals and next thing I know, my heart was gone! I done lost my heart! Or perhaps it was stolen meaning someone stole my heart? Aye, sad indeed. I've not seen it since and so I've done lost my heart. I doubt I shall ever get it back. Aye! Tis the truth!

Oh! And who, pray tell, has ever tried that infernal Barbossa Love Test? I swears it! Who ever conjured that test truly does NOT know Hector! The blaggard needs to be skewered like a harpooned whale.

Did not expect the change with the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. However, I like it. So to speak. The Wench Auction shall indeed be missed, but I can see the new change being utilized in a future Pirates of the Caribbean film. Who wouldn't want to see Scarlet as one badarse lass able to kick any cad and cur to the docks and into the drink! Maybe she got a little fed up with Jack Sparrow's winsome wiles of witty whatnot. All in all, again, I can see Scarlet like that. Giselle? Well, I guess we shall see, won't we?

What be this? This costume supposedly titled as Lady Barbossa from some place I don't know about? Lemme just state that NO! NO  NO NO and NO would I EVER wear something as cheezy and absurd as that! No fine pirate woman in her right mind would wear such absurd attire! I'll be blunt and say that's the look of a person who's making a cheap costume.
Now... MY attire is NOT cheap at all! Tis velvet and silk, of the finest jacquard, antique plumes, a proper and real sword and likewise proper and real pistols, the finest footwear a pirate could wear, and likewise jewelry, and even a hat that many have stated is bigger than Hector's hat. I'm a proper and true Pirate Lady. I dress in finery! Not in some cheap All Hallow's Eve type costume that looks worse than Cinderella's ravaged ball gown.

Time 'll tell when I'll get back into some drawings, too. I admit, I've not had much of a desire in the talent area. Lord knows there needs to be more artwork of the Lady Barbossa. Why? Well, considering what The Mouse did, there NEEDS to be more of Lady Barbossa now.

Oh! And I am mighty convinced that Hector was wearing a gold cross in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. What is most ironic is how much that gold cross looks like my silver cross! Perhaps... a story in regards to the cross? Hmm?

The Possessions of the Lady

Ever since I began portrayed Lady Barbossa, the idea of trinkets and possessions began to form when I was gifted the Aztec Gold necklace, the key to the Dead Man's Chest, Tia Dalma's locket, and Barbossa's pendent. All of these were gifted to me by fellow pirates. The only thing I bought were black pearl earrings. Yes, real black pearls. Even a shipmate bestowed to me a couple of Jack Sparrow's hair dangles.

There was also a story another fellow pirate and I conjured where the Lady was bestowed Poseidon's Conch. So now I am on a quest to turn my ordinary queen conch into an amazingly glorious looking conch trumpet that looks like it belonged to a God.

On top of that, I had been wanting unique items, too, such as Navigational tools an charts. Before Dead Men Tell No Tales came out, I had seen some unique images of 16th, 17h, and 18th century watches and clocks, celestial and terrestrial pocket globes and charts, unique trade tools, unique instruments, unique attire accessories, and more. Now I am hoping to expand the Lady's possessions with theres unique items. Many images I had pinned on Pinterest to use as refence.

The other most unique bit has been the Sea of Stars. Ever since At World's End, when I saw the Sea of Stars that the Hai Peng sailed across on it's way to the Farthest Gate, I have been claiming that as Lady Barbossa's realm. Long story I believe somewhat explained in previous posts. So, it would make sense that Lady B would have anything to do with navigation as well as celestial. Aye?

Though I am thoroughly disappointed in Gibbs for destroying the Charts. Those Charts were special and explained in the PotC Wiki. In a way, Gibbs now has a greater role as he's the only one who memorized the Charts. Gibbs will be a VERY wanted man! Tis bad for him. tsk tsk.

So, in due time, I shall post images of these trinkets once they are made and constructed. It will take time but I am determined to have these trinkets so I can use them at Pirate Events.

Keep a weathered eye here upon this place.

Anniversary of the Lady

It's been 14 years since I began portraying the Lady Barbossa.
It all started on a forum called the Pyracy Pub, where I was pondering a proper pirate name (Morgan, Blackheart, Marina to name a few) as I was starting to take an interest in historical piracy re-enacting. Within a couple months of learning about the piracy re-enacting, and joining the Pub, Pirates of the Caribbean came out and I was enamored with the "villian" of the movie simply known as Captain Barbossa. Many fancied Jack Sparrow but I fancied Barbossa. So... I went from there, my username became Lady Barbossa, and those in the Pirate Community (and a couple people in Disney) started calling me Lady Barbossa. I started using Lady Barbossa almost everywhere.

While many women who do the "piracy thing" dressed in Renaissance Faire style Wench garb (hate the word "garb", by the way as it sounds like I'm about to throw up, barf, or vomit), I decided to dress in a more period style Gentlemen's attire. It started off as an all black attire, as if I were mourning, loosely based on Barbossa's style, with the option of wearing either breeches or a petticoat.
I was gifted trinkets like an Aztec Gold medallion pendant, and Jack Sparrow hair trinkets. Eventually got more items like Barbossa's snake necklace pendant and even the Key to the Dead Man's Chest (again all gifted to me by fellow pirates, which makes for a fun piratical storytelling). My piratical fashion began to grow and moved away from the all black attire and to more colorful attire, especially with reds, golds, greens, blues, etc. Even a more historical-like outfit. I had a Barbossa hat (looked EXACTLY like it, too!) but altered and reshaped it to look more like a proper historical one seen in museums. It's one of my favorite hats, mind ye.

I could tell you many stories and I could simply go to an event and someone would yell out "Lady Barbossa!" because they recognized me, whether the person was young or old. Even children would yell "Lady Barbossa" in delight and run up to me and give me a hug and tell me all all sorts of things regarding their new pirate life, and their parents would tell me that the kids cherished that little piece of paper I signed that made them an official Pirate with their own unique pirate name. It always warmed my heart to hear kids truly loved Lady Barbossa and that the Pirate Lady became like a Patron Saint to piratical children. You can look online and find some mentions of Lady Barbossa, too, from some people, as well as images of Lady Barbossa.

Oh, the stories I can tell of Lady Barbossa. Her adventures were grand! The Lady Barbossa knew many, and was known far and wide, but never once was the Lady Barbossa in danger of arrest or the gallows (despite I've discussed such ideas with people who portrayed military or jailors, but the ideas never happened and I generally befriended many period soldiers, sailors, etc who were not pirates). Never once was Lady Barbossa arrested or threatened. The Lady Barbossa welcomed modern adventurers and military, to historical style military from Redcoats to Frenchies, and all delighted to be at the Lady's side. Plus, dubbed by an Eastern Iowa newspaper as "A Professional Pirate".

So for 14 years I have made Lady Barbossa a delightful character for young and old to enjoy. Beloved by many but always a minor figure not so overwhelmingly popular but just enough to make the mysterious Lady enchanting. Quite befitting of a lady that Hector Barbossa would fancy, hmm?

Here's to 14 more years - and more - of Lady Barbossa! Huzzah!

Who am I now?

Well... the Mouse (aka Disney) went and did it!

I NEVER thought that Disney would actually do it since they almost went the Barbossa's daughter route for "Dead Man's Chest" but scrapped that idea.

In the latest film of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", we learn that Barbossa has a daughter named Carina Smyth. Imagine my shock, and I most certainly was indeed shocked (actually getting intensely sick when I started hearing rumors about Barbossa's daughter was in this film and more) to hear of this revelation! I went to see the movie finally (a nice break from the chaos of typical life) and I was stunned. I liked the film but was stunned! I liked Carina and she was a young woman befitting of a Captain's daughter, especially Hector's daughter.

But... now what?

Again, I honestly never thought Disney would take on the whole Barbossa's Wife/Lover/Beloved thing officially. No, really. I was told that idea was completely scrapped. However, I should know better because with PotC, NOTHING is ever scrapped or gone forever. Somehow, someone or some idea ALWAYS comes back.
I have been portraying Lady Barbossa since the release of Curse of the Black Pearl. I have been portraying this pirate persona of Lady Barbossa as the Beloved of Hector Barbossa. I attempted to conjure names just for the heck of it because I needed a fancier, proper name than just Lady Barbossa at some events and stories, but generally used Lady Barbossa. I had become that very mysterious woman known as Lady Barbossa and known to many in the Pirate Community as the Lady Barbossa.

Then Dead Men Tell No Tales comes along and the movie mentioned Margaret Smyth.
Again, I NEVER thought this would happen! So, now I've SLOWLY been warming up to the name of Margaret Smyth, but I have been questioning with intense curiosity "who is Margaret Smyth"? I always thought the name Smith would be associated to Jack Sparrow's mother. I've used a number of aliases for the Lady Barbossa - Ana Elisabeth, Anastasia, Marguerite Lenoir, Victoria, Charlotte, Anne, Lady Barbara, Helen, etc.

I've been told that my Lady Barbossa is truly Hector Barbossa's equal and perfect as his Beloved. Why? Because I've done my best to make Lady Barbossa be a great character. I have learned how to use a sword, I already learned how to use flintlocks of various sizes and their care, and throw a tomahawk (but still not that good at it). I have been slowly learning how long ago Captains and Navigators navigated the seas by using the sun and the stars. I decided the Lady would be deeply interested in unique and unusual trinkets from around the world - such as celestial maps, astrolobes from Persia, Italy, and mythical trinkets like the Siren's conch, the emerald watch or an ivory sundial, and more. Unique figures including mermaids and the Siren, Billy Bones, sea ghosts, etc plus unique and mythical places that she knows of such as the Locker, the Depths, Fiddler's Green, and the Sea of Stars near the Farthest Gate at World's End. I've generally stated that her realm while cursed was the Sea of Stars.
I did my best to give her a background that was diverse and most of the experience came from what happened at pirate festival events and plenty of amazing stories certainly came from those events.

But now all that effort is up in the air and I am left wondering "Who is Margaret Smyth?" and shall be asking that question until Disney gives all of us an answer.

Until then, Lady Barbossa shall be aka Margaret Smyth until I have more info about her in due time.

Ahhhh... the stories!

There are indeed plenty of stories to be told. Of that I can assure ye. I've been compiling and working on the Memoirs of Lady Barbossa, and soon - rather soon - ye shall be enjoying the tales spun by the Lady.
No, these stories will not be like those unimaginative Fan Fictions that be overwhelming yo'r poor senses (ye poor things!), but actual stories and accounts of what happened at pirate events and gatherings.

Also, once again I will state that I am the ONE and ONLY Lady Barbossa!

I noticed that a crazy girl hath meandered to this here establishment (the internet, I mean) stating in her profile that she was Lady Barbossa. Hahaha, I assure ye, ya fine lot of folks, that this gal is NOT me! Truly, I am not a foolish and arrogant enough to be absurd. Ambassador? What th' devil? Ambassador of what? Might I state that women were NOT Ambassadors during my life time! Courtesans, yes, but not Ambassadors. Ambassadors were not as highly employed as one may think. Alas, that gal needs to do a wee bit more research so she doesn't appear so foolish! Oh, wait, too late.

Keep a weathered eye upon this here log, m' dears. I shall post more details about the stories. I'm sure I shan't disappoint.

~Lady B

The one.. the ONLY!!!...

... the Infamous!
Yes, I am on a civil rampage at the sight of my name sullied by imposters! How dare they! Truly! Just as much as Jack Sparrow was irritated with an imposter, as am I. There is only ONE proper Lady Barbossa. Do NOT be fooled, m'dears, with these other women out there who call themselves Lady Barbossa. It is most definitely NOT me! 
I have held the trademark of Lady Barbossa since 2003. Let it be known that yes, those within the Mouse know of my existence. I receive no ill of it. Instead, rather fancied and encouraged.  
So, to all ye girls out there who call thyself Lady Barbossa... ye may as well retire that attempt, for the REAL Lady Barbossa stands here and is mightily UNHAPPY for soiling m' good name and reputation I have worked YEARS upon! 
And no... the Lady Barbossa is not some exact look alike of Elizabeth Swann... nor some half-clothed, poor choice of a girl that is young enough to be Hector's granddaughter!! Seriously? Where on earth do ye come up with that?!? Do ye really believe he'd go for a half-wit girl who has no inkling of reality within her bones? Do ye know how t' sail and navigate a ship, let alone the parts of a ship? Horsemanship? How t' shoot any flntlock and the parts of a flintlock? Welding a sword proper? Do ye know the dances from the time period? The attire, their names and terms? What about the events of the time? What about tactics and strategy of warfare of the time period? Do ye bloody well know ANY proper pirate in the Pirate Community, or the Historical community for that matter?!? I could ramble a list on and on! Well? Do ye? I guarantee ye do NOT!!! Ya may as well give up now on attempting to out flank me... it will NOT work. I swear it, I can most definitely out flank ye be it on sea or land! NEVER mess with THE Lady Barbossa, who is indeed a proper Lady as dubbed by a Portuguese King and who damn well knows had to handle a ship to a horse, even a gentleman. Oh, and might I add,... could ye very well even SPEAK like someone from th' 18th century? What? No? Ahh, well. Shame upon thee! 
There can ONLY BE ONE LADY BARBOSSA!!! and That Lady Barbossa... IS ME! 
~Lady B

Join my crew!

In 2 months time I return to th' haven known as Port Washington for a fine gathering. Many a good man and woman be there whom I be honored t' call friend and ally. Here I shall carouse with many pirates, privateers, pirate hunters, King's Men, and many others. Even a Mermaid!

I be offerin' to any out there who read this... COME! Join m' crew at this spectacular event. Be a pirate like no other. Have a tale ye can tell for many years t' come! Plenty t' do. Ye've been invited, just show up and request t' sign Articles!
If ye need attire, then lemme know. We can clothe ye in th' finest that's been acquired from our latest Prizes!

Shall see ye at th' Port Washington Pirate Festival, June 3 - 5 at the marina in Port Washington, Wisconsin.


~Lady B


Over the years I have heard of stories and seen women and girls who fancy dear Hector. Some beg to say they are his only Lover, or a mistress. Even a couple who dare call themselves as Mrs Barbossa.
I learned of these women from my travels. Hector's not the only one who travels.
I admit... I am jealous. I had hoped for a good life with dear Hector when we were young. But as you know, our lives led different paths though we have occasionally have cross paths from time to time. But the fancy and adoration for one another has always been there. Love as we all know it.
But to come across so many women and girls who believe they are his true Love, it does boil m' blood and yet I have to laugh. So few have I befriended. But generally, they all 'forget' about him and either move on, marry another, be mistress to another or have died. Now, their death has nothin' to do with me. I have often thought about bringing about their demise but I haven't. Not one of them could pick up a sword or a pistol to defend herself. I find that enough that they are not worth ending their lives. Such a woman unable to equal Hector has no right to be his latest fancy, let alone his lover.
I had thought about fighting them or ending their lives out of jealousy. To show him and other women that I was still alive, still here and I would not share him with anyone. But, I have grown as I admit, I've had my fair share of men as well. Two of them I nearly Married. What an entertaining thought of how Hector would whisk me away from them. Alas, never happened.
I generally entertain myself with the presence of Hector's women. But I have learned that I am his match in every way. Not to sounds arrogant, but I have been told such from many men and women. Even he hath said it to me as well. So, I cannot hang on to that jealousy that wells. It is empty. But I cannot help to watch the faces of these women and girls to learn "their dear Barbossa" is not truly theirs and theirs alone. That he does have lovers and a Wife.
Of all these women and girls, I still remain strongly loyal to him. While all these women and girls have moved on. Love... does not move on.
Now... is he jealous of the men I have had?

~Lady B

More of the Lady's past

For years I have constantly worked on Lady Barbossa's past and who she is. As always, it's a constant work in progress but I have "put down upon paper" the life of the woman known as Lady Barbossa.

Generally, this is what I put on profiles now to make it short and sweet as well as mysterious:

Born to a blacksmith and a merchant's daughter, she was raised to be a Gentlewoman of Society but always had a hidden desire for adventure as she grew up. The girl became a woman, who's fortune was not normality, but a path of mystery, mayhem, malice and misery.
Forced from the familiarity of home into the midst of war. To survive, she had to hide in plain sight. From Gentlewoman of Society to a Dragoon, soiling her hands with the blood of many. From Dragoon to captive of a British Colonel who was her enemy only to become his Fiancee. From Fiancee to mourning the Colonel's demise at the hands of the Spaniards to Adventuress of the New World with a Frenchman and Spaniard. From Adventuress to Harem Slave of a Persian Prince. From Slave to an Apprentice of Big Ben Copper, a friend and mentor. From an Apprentice of a Privateer to a mysterious Pirate Lady sailing forever on the Sea of Stars searching for her Beloved and seeking her fortune in the mortal world.

Titles claimed: Pirate Lady, Master and Commander of the Resurrection, Beloved of a man Hell hath spat out, Sister of the Siren, Servant of the Sea, one of Blackbeard's Angels, boones by Bones, Death's paramour, black heart of the ocean.

A quote the Lady will say from time to time: "Tempt Fate! an' toss it all t' Hell!"

And a bit of fun little poetry of words so to speak that defines the Lady:
Specializing in the sweet trade wealth redistribution, mischief making, adventure seeking, freedom fighting, treasure hunting, freelance poaching and roasting, highway opportunist, and debauchery with the occasional Gentleman!
T'was war that invoked m' wild spirit, whisking me away from my innocence. Placing me upon the path to adventure, debauchery and chaos! Those ways drove me to piracy. A black heart and blood lust then drove me further giving in to every deadly sin until I found grace. Weapons upon my form and at the ready. Intimidating and wild. Courageous and crazy. Haunting and hapless.
Throughout the 18th century I roam. Be it a ship upon the Seven Seas or horseback over uncharted and colonized land, you will find me in the midst of adventure... the heat of battle... or a Gentleman's arms.
Where ever the wind takes me, Adventure awaits me, the Spirits beacon me... and so my heart wishes to comply.

But the story of Lady Barbossa is best defined when it's all drawn out and explained. Such as when she and Hector met which I had ironed out in the previous LJ Entry. They met when in their youth during his "visits" to Charlestowne port where she lived. Again, born and raised here, raised to be a proper Gentlewoman of Society, the Lady is rather witty, spirited and sprighly. Over the next couple of years, from 14 to aged 18, they met over and over when he came to Charlestowne port, but she was spirited away one day when Hector was at sea. Taken away to another place into the middle of war by a man name Canard and his assistant to kill a man from Naples, who was an Officer, residing in a Fort. The Naples Officer was more or less a Mercenary but Ana could not bring herself to kill him instead she warned him instantly of the plot. While this Naples Officer contemplated and worked alongside his allies, Ana assisted as much as possible within the confines of the Fort. But during the night, tragicly she was raped by a devilish man and he left her broken. In the morning, she learnd that the Naples Officer had disppeared in the middle of the night with the other Officers, abandoning the fort as well as the civilians and most of the besieged army. Pathetic, yes. But Ana, the Lady who had gotten in good with the beseiging army because of a handsome young Officer, was given graces and allowed to be a campfollower for a time to find way to get back home. Abandoned and alone, Ana was just as devastated since she had begun to fancy the Naples Officer, and knew he fancied her, too. But they never saw one another again. But within the months to come, Ana she learned she was with child and gave birth to a bastard child she named William and left him with a couple who were childless. She left once she was well enough and rejoined the army but this time, in disguise as a youthful man. With good horsemanship, she moved from infantry to become a very good dragoon and was not afraid of the horrors of war. At least, not any more. Deep issues she never delt with were released during these times transforming her from an innocent Gentlewoman to a woman hiding her identity at all costs while enjoying the bloodbath. That is until the toll became too great. Her greatest enemy was a young British Colonel named Doddard and she battled him often, on and off the battlefield, until she was captured. More and more, those crimes she committed during war were catching up to her and the Colonel Doddard was more than testing her. Finally, she gave up and gave in, leaving the war before it was over. Now she was seeking a way home again but never got that far. Resorting to Highway robbery, mischief, impersonating, smuggling, working, and other shady ordeals and actions just to survive only to realize she enjoyed it all.  Always fleeing to escape the gallows just in time. It was at this time she actually became a Lady, a purchased title and dubbed by a Portugeuse King. She and the Colonel met once again shortly after the war in a tavern and soon enough the enemies became friends, and then lovers. He proposed and she accepted when she learned At this time, he and his Regiment was transfered to the Caribbean. She would later follow once the Regiment was established and everything had settled. When she did get there, he was immediately sent to sea for an invasion upon a spanish fleet in port. She thought perhaps she'd learn of Hector's whereabouts or fate. But alas, the Colonel was killed when the invasion force had been ambushed. This devastated her but found some fatherly comfort in a seafaring businessman named Benjamin Copper, aka "Big Ben" to most who knew him. After her time of Mourning and nothing was known about Hector, she left for home but instead, joined a Frenchman named Moultre and a Spaniard named Mendoza for adventurous journeys in the New World. It was a venture at sea far from the New World to the Old World, near the Barbary Coast, that the ship she and her comrades sailed upon came underfire of Corsairs. She was captured without knowing the fate of her companions, then sold into Slavery business to a Persian. She was made a Harem slave, which are not entirely sex slaves, but women isolated and protected from the wicked world. Mostly of them well-to-do women and family members of the master of the household. Ana She was slave to the Persian's 3rd Wife - who mistreated Ana her with distain -, then his mother, which if I understand from history and info, if you get in good with the mother, who is the head of the Harem, you have a darn good life! Even as a slave. It was at this time, Ana she had reunited with Hector and finally made good on their youthful betrothal vows secretly, but only were able to spend a few days together before they parted ways once again. Hector intended to return soon though. At this time Big Ben Copper came to 'visit' and she was released to Big Ben as requested per the deal. She assisted Big Ben in privateering for the Persian. But after only a couple ventures, the British came and destroy the Persian's home and region, forcing the Persian to flee bruised and beaten, to join with Big Ben and Ana his crew, and the Lady, to battle the British. Their life was now on the seas as Pirates, and they did a good fair amount of damage until they were caught in crossfire and ambushed. Though Big Ben's ship, the Beggar's Chance was destroyed, Big Ben, Ana the Lady, the Persian and most of the crew escaped. They hid on Madagascar for nigh a month recovering from wounds and restocking supplies. Big Ben retired from his pirating and gave Ana the Lady right to command, so to speak. After tense times, she was voted to lead. So, she and Big Ben's crew took to sea with a small vessel and soon took an East Indiaman vessel loaded with goodies. In Madagascar, most of those items were sold off or traded. The East Indiaman was modified to be a swifter vessel, hold more sail, and replace parts rotted out. The East Indiaman, that the Ana Lady and the crew had renamed the Death's Head, sank after a couple engagements in a confrontation with the Navy. Luckily, nothing of major value was aboard as most of that was valuable was at the stronghold on Madagascar. Most of the crew escaped and took the naval vessel, killing or converting most of the crew. They renamed the naval vessel the Saint Elmo's Fire. Now, with the Saint Elmo's Fire, she was able to obtain more with the amount of cannons but had placed nearly half the cannons at the stronghold on Madagacar. They attacked a Spanish fortress, taking much needed supplies, some powerful cannons and two more ships which used one of them for spare parts. The other vessel was taken back in hopes to use, but never got that far when it had mysteriously burned. At that fortress, Ana the Lady discovered Moultre and Mendoza were prisoners for being Soldiers of Fortune to the enemy. She freed them and they joined her. Later, the Saint Elmo's Fire was sent on a seveal smuggling ventures. On it's 8th smuggling run, it was sunk with all hands. Ana The Lady, who had remained upon Madagascar at that time, and was upset with the loss of her favoriate ship. Once again, she was in need of a vessel, but this time, she befriended a woman known as Merrideth Engel, or as some called her "MerryDeath". She joined forces with the woman, who immediately took claim over the crew as Captain and obtaned a vessel from her former Captain, and named the vessel the Fool's Gold. After a couple years ventures - and not entirely profitable -, Ana MerryDeath and the Lady parted ways and sought her fortunes once more because for the Lady life aboard the Fool's Gold was too tame for her the wicked Lady Barbossa. She took spare parts from the 2 gutted vessels and the burned spanish galleon, and a small, swift vessel was made to make swift hit and runs. This little vessel was dubbed the Beggar's Revenge in honor of Big Ben. Luck befell them when a fantastic vessel caught Ana's the Lady's eyes. It was loaded with trade items and goods, and plenty of cannon, gorgeous, grand and well built. A nighttime raid upon the fine vessel the Royale was perfect, as they swiftly claimed this Prize ship and it's contents. Most of the crew did not fight, but those who refused to join the pirates were set adrift. They took the Royale back to the Madagascar stronghold where the ship was modified to be faster, hold more sail, hold more cannon and a strong hold as well as powder magazine and plenty of space for the crew and officers. Larger than any vessel they've had before, this was definitely more of a challenge but well worth it. The ship was renamed the Royale into the Crimson Morning, and soon they made a couple strikes, taking a couple prizes, and weathering some nasty storms and chases that is until the Crimson Morning ran aground a reef and rocks during a hurricane. It was thought all hands were lost until she the Lady made a deal with the devil. Which devil, no one could really say. Some say Davy Jones, others say Billy Bones. Frankly, it was both! Most of her crew resurrected and she was rescued from death. The Lady pledged alliegance to Billy Bones and servatude to Davy Jones. Given a second chance at life, she renamed her grand ship the Resurrection. Often sailing in the Sea of Stars between worlds, sailing between the mortal world and the immortal, near the Farthest Gate at World's End. During this time she became a "Sister" to the Black Syren Treasure, a true Siren and daughter of Poseidon. The Lady was even dubbed as one of Blackbeard's Angels when most believed she was one of his "wives" or just simply because she was a pirate woman. Often she would lure sea faring men and ships to their doom for Davy Jones or perform a dastardly deed for Billy Bones. More often than not, she was more than fascinated with the mythical, immaterial and immortal. Amassing what she wished, what she could obtain, anything she could find, and sometimes keeping it in a stronghold somewhere or offering the item to some being as a fair trade for something. More often than not, the Lady has she crossed paths with Jack Sparrow than she has with her beloved Hector Barbossa, but she never could fall for Jack's wiles and remained adamantly devoted entirely to Hector Barbossa even though she's seduced men from time to time. Life for her changed upon Davy Jones' demise. Released from her sevatude by the one she dubbed as "Saint William", she was now able to return and remain in the mortal world where she returned to piracy and smuggling and re-established herself as a wealthy woman with a plantation in Jamiaca, estate near Charlestowne, and a stronghold still in Madagascar. Now, she sought to find her Beloved, Hector Barbossa, in hopes to live out the remainder of their lives together.

This is a profile of the Lady Barbossa I conjured and continues to be a work in progress. This is a little more detail about some items, and family, plus a couple additions. This is subject to change at any time and not entirely finished either:

Name: Anastasia Elizabeth de Colbe Barbossa
Alias/nicknames: Lady Barbossa, Lady B, Ana
Birthdate: ? May 1674
Gender: female
Nationality: British Colonial
Allegiance: self
Birthplace: Colonies
Residence: varies
Location: aboard the Resurrection
Social Status: Lady
Marital Status: Widowed; rumored remarried or still married
Occupation: Adventuress
Rank: Captain; rumored
Financial: independently wealthy
Education: accomplished in reading, writing, arithmetic, needlework
Skills/talents: horsemanship, swordsmanship,
Physical Appearance
-Hair: brunette, slightly wavy; often in fashionable style of the time
-Skin: light, sometimes powdered; some areas tanned where skin is often exposed
-Eyes: hazel green
-Build: medium-heavy build; shapely hourglass; weight *****; height 5'8"
-Scars: bullet scar between breasts at mid breastbone; saber cut on left forearm; scarred "hole" inner part of elbow of left arm; warped skin scarring of right ankle; wound scar upper right thigh; 4 bayonet wounds mid and lower torso; 3 minor cut scars on right hand, one on left hand.
-Other physical attributes: slight limp at times due to injury to right hip, knee and ankle
Personality (This has yet to be filled out; in due time it will be)
-Attire: blue velvet riding habit; crimson red riding habit; red silk gown; golden damask gown; green travel jacket ensamble; black cotton breeches, 2 blue breeches, gray justaucorps, 2 gold damask waistcoats, white jacquard waistcoat, several more pairs of breeches, a few petticoats, several shirts, several waistcoats, couple more justaucorps, couple caracos, jackets, two floral print gowns
-Furnishings: 2 cedar chests of quilts, sewing box, 4 chests of eating utensils, one chest of cooking utensils, 1 canvas tentage, 1 four-post bed, several rugs of various size and origin, chest of drawers, table, foldable table, travel writing desk and stationary, ( more items )
-Pets: cat named Magellan; monkey named King George whom was gifted to Hector
-Weapons: doglock pistol, dragoon pistol, elaborate pistol, carbine, cavalry saber, foil, hanger, 2 tomahawks, large knife, 2 small knives, french epee, civilian small sword
-Other: estate.... ; a modfied full rigged, square sail galleon the Resurrection;
-Spouse: Jonathan Doddard, deceased; Hector Barbossa
-Children: William
-Father: Richard Allen; remarried to Allarinda Caroline Cox
-Mother Diana Marie; remarried to John Henry Adams
-Siblings: Miriam; Stepsister Ginny Adams; Stepbrothers David Nathaniel Cox & Ortho Cox
-Paternal Grandparents Thomas Richard & Danella Charlotte Patterson
-Maternal Grandparents Martin Conrad & Margarethe (de Colbe)

Again, still need make some more additions there, but this helps give you the idea of who Lady Barbossa is and where she came from.
Keep coming here to see what more has been added. And of course, keep watching as more tales and log entries are made.

~Lady B