There was a time when the ancient people lived in this place now called the Sea of Thieves and mastered all kinds of knowledge.
The ancients worshipped things which have ruled there far longer than them. They learned to sail the sea undisturbed by making sacrifices and thanks to this knowledge they helped the merfolk several times. The ancients were greatly appreciated by the mer people. The latter used to uncover precious stones and gems in the very deepest parts of the ocean to bring them back to the meeting places as a gift. Some say that the ancients used these gems to master magic and protect the Sea of Thieves.
Now that the ancients are gone, the only things left of their precious knowledge are paintings and ruins, mere remains of their existence. There are whispers and legends from across the waves of sightings of something more dangerous to come. Will our cannonballs be enough to protect the Sea of Thieves?
A group of pirates decided to join forces to found a university, conduct research and uncover the knowledge of the ancients.
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The Ancient Isles University team constantly study and research the Sea of Thieves. We aim to uncover the mysteries and document the finest details of this magical world.
We are known for various research and tools we have done, such as our reliable Weather Forecasts to track the Storm that roams the Sea of Thieves or our eclipse predictions.
Follow us to find out more about our ongoing research or our latest experiments and discoveries.
We're always on the lookout for passionate and like-minded pirates to join us in the field!
Our Discord server is the university campus where you can participate in expeditions and discussions, help uncover mysteries or simply learn more about our research.
Start your journey as a Student and be rewarded with seniority roles or be promoted as a researcher and specialize yourself in dedicated research departments.
Sea of Thieves is filled with mysterious weather phenomena: a dark mass of clouds with turbulent waves, an intense fog or lava rocks falling from the sky. Our research focuses on studying the behaviours of these entities and providing reliable weather forecasts.
All sailors rely on the stars to guide them safely, and there is plenty to be gleamed by the waxing and waning of the moon. Through our studies we have been able to identify the existence of eclipses, and our current project with astronomy is to build a more robust tracking system to accurately pinpoint the moments these eclipses happen.
Here at the Ancient Isles University we are dedicated to understanding the history of the Sea of Thieves and its original inhabitants. Before we pirates came, a great people flourished and thrived here but now all the remains is remnants. What happened to them? How did they live? And what can we learn from them? Not only this but our own pirate history has gone undocumented, and we wish to create a record of all our happenings.