With Golden Sands Outpost in ruin and its residents missing, Larinna urged pirates to investigate the island and look for any clues as to what may have happened.
After investigating the Outpost, pirates discovered a Mysterious Compass in the Captain's Head Tavern. This magical object guided pirates to its owner, the enigmatic Belle. She told pirates that the phantoms she followed would do everything in their power to keep their master's secrets. With the Flame of Souls, Belle asked pirates to uncover these secrets and to return when they know more.
Carrying the Flame of Souls to The Wilds led pirates to Shipwreck Bay, also shrouded in the Fog of the Damned. Here spectral ships from the Reaper's Bones lingered. Exploring the island with the Flame of Souls and lighting braziers revealed memories of Reapers carrying Boxes of Wondrous Secrets, burying relics and Rune Tablets, all led by the The Servant of the Flame. In one memory, the Servant of the Flame was seen pledging his allegiance to Flameheart Senior, who he referred to as 'Father'.
As pirates lit the braziers, they inadvertently initiated a terrifying ritual to summon forth a Soulflame Captain, and subsequently defeated him, which then dropped a map to a buried relic. Pirates then brought a Hexing Skull and any Rune Tablets they found during their adventures to Belle.
Belle’s study of the artefacts retrieved from the Shrouded Islands taught her the truth; the destruction of the Soulflame Captains further weakened the wall that separates the living world from the Sea of the Damned, and that we pirates inadvertently played into Flameheart's hands. Now Flameheart plans to bring something across the divide that will increase his hold over the Sea of Thieves…