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Helloooooo to the pair of you! I'll turn off the ask to join once we get this place set up. if you have any suggestions, requests, or questions, this is the place to ask.

some basic info:

Location: Roanoke Island, North Carolina

Years: 1585 - 1590

Pop. Numbers (Historically): 90 men, 17 women and 11 children (about 116 total)

Signs that this wasn't going to probably go well: A previous attempt had failed miserably and upon landing on the island, White and Sir Walter Raleigh, the captain who was in charge of the expedition, found a skeleton, most likely of an English man, on the Island.

Curious notes: Because of the continuing war with Spain, White was unable to mount another resupply attempt for an additional three years. He finally gained passage on a privateering expedition organised by John Watts and Walter Raleigh. They agreed to stop off at Roanoke on the way back after raiding the Spanish in the Caribbean. White landed on August 18, 1590, on his granddaughter's third birthday, but found the settlement deserted. His men could not find any trace of the 90 men, 17 women, and 11 children, nor was there any sign of a struggle or battle.

The only clue was the word "CROATOAN" carved into a post of the fence around the village, and the letters C-R-O carved into a nearby tree. All the houses and fortifications had been dismantled, which meant that their departure had not been hurried. Before he had left the colony, White instructed the colonists that, if anything happened to them, they should carve a Maltese cross on a tree nearby, indicating that their absence had been forced. There was no cross, and White took this to mean that they had moved to Croatoan Island (now known as Hatteras Island), but he was unable to conduct a search. A massive storm was forming and his men refused to go any farther; the next day, they left.
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