Making Contact with the Merfolk
One evening in a tavern, Mercia meets an old woman who tells her that she has seen something strange in the water and made a detailed map to find back this place. In her quest to find some of the magic of the Sea of Thieves, Mercia decides to recover this map from the wreck of the old woman's galleon that sank after a battle.
After retrieving the map, Mercia and crew set sail very closely to the Devil's Shroud at this location that is barely an island and has only a sinkhole at its center. During their exploration in these underwater tunnels, Mercia and Ramsey discover a mysterious chamber lit by magical blue flames and two pearl earrings.
The moment Mercia put the earrings on, the strange echo that surrounded the maze became a joyful chorus and two mermaids and their queen appeared in the central pool. The earrings were allowing Mercia to communicate with the merfolk. The latter thought Mercia and Ramsey were the descendants of the Ancients and remembered them.