Rathbone's Secret Pact
After spending a month in the places surrounded by the Devil's Shroud, Ramsey and crew return home to tell their stories and regale unbelieving pirates with tales from their adventures.
Stitcher Jim calls Ramsey a liar to avoid telling how he had made the crossing and how others might do the same. In disagreement with Ramsey to keep this knowledge to himself, Rathbone secretly gives Jim a copy of the map to cross the Shroud in exchange of his loyalty. Jim quickly takes this opportunity to get some coins by selling the map to other pirates.
This then marks the beginning when pirate crews venture through the shroud and into the uncharted waters of what they call the Sea of Thieves.