Age of Adventure
The Opening of The Arena
DeMarco and Lesedi Singh lead a lengthy campaign to garner the favour of the other Trading Companies resulting in the formation of their own Trading Company, the Sea Dogs. With the Sea Dogs they open The Arena, a contest that welcomes all pirates to show their mettle and skills.
Their base is the Glorious Sea Dogs Tavern, which is located in K-11 where the construction had been happening on the large arch-way rock formation.
Notable members of the Sea Dogs are The Big Dog Dimitri, who gives advice within the Glorious Sea Dogs Tavern, and Amaranta, third in command who has a more ruthless streak than the twins and takes her post outside the Glorious Sea Dogs Tavern.
The Founding the Hunter's Call
After reconciling with Merrick, his wife Serik forms the Hunter's Call Trading Company. The representatives of the Company are comprised of members of their family, and they set up shop on the Seaposts.
The Hunter's Call specialise in meat trading with a focus on fishing and making sure every pirate is well fed.
Sudds Takes Up Residence on the North Star Seapost
After being unfortunately eaten by a shark, the previous shopkeep of the North Star Seapost – Yura – hangs up her sailing boots and opts to stay on dry land. In her place an old astrologer by the name of Sudds makes the Seapost his home, laying out star charts and all sorts of star-gazing equipment.
Hunt for the Shroudbreaker
In Taverns across the Sea of Thieves word began to spread of a fabled island known as the Shores of Gold, which was claimed to contain the greatest hoard of gold.
Many pirate crews set out to find the Shroudbreaker Relic at the behest of the Mysterious Stranger, following the Pirate Lord's Journal to its location.
Upon finding the Shroudbreaker, they are told that it had lost its power due to gems being removed from the idol.
Briggsy Never Asked to be Cursed
Pirates are instructed to find the whereabouts of Captain Briggsy, the only person known to have reached the Shores of Gold and returned, to uncover more information about the Shroudbreaker.
Following information from Madame Olivia, an enchanted compass is created that points to the location of Captain Briggsy. A clash with the now Skeleton Lord Briggsy happens when she is found. Her skull left behind in the aftermath yields more clues when returned to Madame Olivia about where the Shroudbreaker Gems have been hidden.
The Shroudbreaker Gems
Following the leads from scrying Briggy's Skull, pirates re-discover several of the Shroudbreaker Gems.
One is found through Tasha the Tavernkeeper of The Unicorn on Ancient Spire Outpost, by following stories she was told by Captain Briggsy as a child.
The star-gazer Sudds holds the clues to another, as he tells stories passed down from Ancient times based on the star constellations, giving access to a special spyglass only he and Briggsy ever used.
Salty leads pirates down the path of the Trickster to another gem. The Trickster was a pirate who created various traps and mechanisms, and was ordered by Briggsy to use their cunning to protect a Shroudbreaker Gem.
Reuniting Wild Rose and George
Hunting for the whereabouts of the final Shroudbreaker Gem, pirates come across two former crewmates of Captain Briggsy, Wild Rose and George. This couple was set to be married by Madame Olive but never arrived, leading her to worry about the safety of them.
Following the clues reveals that the pair were struck down by a Captain Rooke and their souls bound to objects. Retrieving these objects, defeating the jealous Rooke along the way, and returning them to Madame Olive allowed them to pass on to the Ferry of the Damned and to be together in the afterlife.
The outcome of this adventure is a clue regarding two other crews who were seeking the Shores of Gold.
The Reign of Lord Graymarrow
Pirates sought advice from the Ferryman himself about the whereabouts of the Morningstar crew – a crew looking for the way to the Shores of Gold themselves. He revealed that a special Lantern is necessary to uncover the truth and rescue the stranded souls of the Morningstar crew, giving pirates the location of his grave where the Lantern was buried with him.
After saving the Morningstar Crew, it is revealed that one member managed to escape. Speaking to Sandra the Shipwright at Dagger Tooth Outpost begins a sequence of events retracing the last voyage of the Morningstar to track down Lord Graymarrow. Skeleton Runes are first categorised in the journal here, alongside their cipher.
Graymarrow is confronted and defeated, which yields the final Shroudbreaker Gem. Sandra admits that she is Jill, the runaway member of the Morningstar crew.
The Truth about the Shores of Gold
Pirates were sent to Grace Morrow to collect the completed Shroudbreaker totem. She gave them the journal of Captain Briggsy to help them along the way to finding and overcoming the trials that await at the Shores of Gold.
The Shores of Gold are only accessible with the Shroudbreaker enabling ships to sail safely though the Devil's Shroud. There, pirates found Tribute Peak, a massive island containing many remnants of an Ancient Civilisation. In the tunnels beneath the island The Gold Hoarder lurked, illuminating the truth behind the name 'Shores of Gold'.
After the Gold Hoarder's defeat, The Pirate Lord appears and congratulates those who took part on this journey. He asks pirates to leave the treasure there as it has claimed the hearts of too many already. Finally, he reminds pirates that it's not about the gold, but about the glory.
Tall Tale: The Shores of Gold