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Ramsey Singh, better known as the Pirate Lord, is the ghostly founder of the Athena's Fortune company in Sea of Thieves. Ramsey is known for captaining the first voyage through The Devil's Shroud and discovering The Sea of Thieves. For his legendary deeds on the Sea of Thieves, he was named the Pirate Lord.
In life, Ramsey the Pirate Lord was one of the first treasure seekers to make it safely to the Sea of Thieves. It’s said that he amassed an incredible fortune and discovered many powerful artefacts before finally retiring to enjoy his spoils in a self-built tavern fashioned from the hull of a mighty Galleon.
No one’s sure what circumstances led to the death of the Pirate Lord, but when he’s not out welcoming new pirates to the Sea of Thieves or helping to stall the schemes of tyrants, his spirit still resides in that same tavern. It’s a place where only true Pirate Legends are invited to tread, and no self-respecting sailor would pass up an opportunity to share a drink with the Pirate Lord himself.
Things have been turbulent for Ramsey lately: having escaped an attempt to frame him for the death of his own son, he now spearheads a new Faction, the Guardians of Fortune, to meet the threat of a returning Captain Flameheart and his fanatical Servants of the Flame...
Ramsey Singh is one of the first pirates to plunder the Sea of Thieves, along with the crew of the Magpie's Wing, made up of Ramsey, Mercia, Shan and Rathbone.
Realizing that incoming pirates would be subject to the curses in the lands' treasures, he created chests and keys from the unbreaking chains used to chain the first Kraken called the Old Mother.
Ramsey called for a meeting at Golden Sands Outpost, where he invited several prominent crews from the Sea of Thieves. The goal was to convince them to work together, to unravel the mysteries of the Sea of Thieves and protect pirates from the various dangers that lie within.
He invited Captain Slate, of the Morningstar, Captain Briggsy, a lone adventurer who helmed the Homeward Dove and Graymarrow, the nefarious Captain of the Twisted Horn. All agreed to attend the meeting, along with many unnamed pirates currently sailing the Sea of Thieves. Graymarrow chose to reject the Pirate Lord's proposal, based on the idea this was too controlling, just like the Trading Companies outside of the shroud.
At this meeting, he tasked the attendees with opening a variety of cursed chests, all of which failed to do so. Ramsey then revealed he had forged these chests and only he could open them with his set of skeleton keys.
For a time, he solely possessed the required skeleton keys to open these chests, however, he was betrayed by his crewmate, Rathbone, who took the keys for his own and eventually formed the Gold Hoarders Trading Company, who use the keys to open any of the magically locked Treasure Chests for a share of their contents.
Some time after the events of this betrayal, during his ninth summer on the Sea of Thieves, Ramsey attempted to restore the Shroudbreaker's power, in an effort to reach the Shores of Gold. This was foiled by the Burning Blade, which ended up scuppering the Magpie's Wing in a fierce chase across the Ancient Isles.
Ramsey earned the title Pirate Lord for his fearsome nature and glorious deeds on the seas. As the Pirate Lord, he became the leader of an Alliance of Pirates, working together to unravel the mysteries of The Sea of Thieves. After his death, Ramsey earned eternal life as a greenish-tinted ghost, most likely thanks to the cursed necklace of the Reaper's Mark, which he inherited from his long time crew-member Mercia.
After the betrayal of Rathbone and the passing of Mercia, Ramsey sailed the seas with different crews. The ideation and notoriety that he harbored proved to grow old to him and, finding that he could not sail with those close to him or share those experiences with his equals, he chose to retire. Ramsey then built Athena's Fortune, a Legendary Tavern, where he could exchange stories with pirates of great note as equals.
He remains in the Sea of Thieves, in a hidden cavern that houses the Athena's Fortune Hideout, the tavern of which is built from the Athena's Fortune shipwreck, once the flagship of his alliance, and named after Ramsey's wife, Athena. There he runs the Athena's Fortune company, selling Legendary Voyages and tales with pirates of Legendary Repute.
As the renowned Pirate Lord, Singh wields a sword with great skill and studies the Ancients with utmost curiosity. He is also very knowledgeable on how the Sea of Thieves works to the point where he has limited control of the Devil's Shroud itself, peeling it away enough for new pirates to ingress safely.
Singh is very aware of the dangers imposed by his enemies, the Skeleton Lords, and tasks new adventurers to deal with them, fearing that the enemies’ greed would take over the Sea of Thieves and diminish the free-roaming spirit that he held so dearly to.
In the Legend of the Veil Voyage, the Pirate Lord will appear on the ships of fellow pirates, giving them instructions to retrieve three veil stones to empower a powerful relic retrieved from the belly of the elusive Shrouded Ghost: the Veil of the Ancients. After all three Veil Stones are recovered, he keeps the veil for safekeeping.
Captains of Adventure
During the new age of captaincy, the pirate lord will tutor new pirate captains on some of the new perks captains can use on their adventures to come. He will even grant their vessel a name on their Ship's Crest.
When a pirate captain buys another ship afterwards, the pirate lord will greet the captain on their ship to give that purchased ship a name as well.
During the Hunter's Cry adventure, the Pirate Lord will allow players access to the Sea of the Damned with the Veil of the Ancients to rescue Merrick from the Dark Brethren, however, he can't allow pirates to linger in the Sea of the Damned for too long within a certain time limit, for if they fail to save Merrick in time, he will have no choice but to pull them out of the Sea of the Damned, for he cannot allow any unforseen threat to emerge into the land of the living.
Once the pirates succeed in ascending The Damned Sea Dogs Tavern (which he treats as an insult) and rescuing Merrick, he respects Merrick's decision to remain dead, and returns all the pirates who assisted in the rescue back to the Sea of Thieves, but not before asking them one more favor and speak to Larinna about giving Merrick's Letter to Serik.
After an Imposter posing as the Pirate Lord steals the Sword of Souls, now tainted by Flameheart's esscence, the real Pirate Lord attempted to intervene, but the impostor managed to escape after turning into a rat. He sadly tells the pirates who have been tricked by the impostor about their actions and has told them that Pendragon's Sword has become an extremely dangerous weapon. He also notices the dial of the crafted Enchanted Compass is at rest, meaning the sword has traveled a great distance, even beyond the Sea of Thieves itself. He plans to return to Madame Olivia with the compass while there's still time to undo the enchantment on it. Before he departs, he hopes that the pirates will be more cautious before choosing to trust their senses, because on the Sea of Thieves, all is not always as it seems...
It was revealed that the Pirate Lord invited Guybrush and his wife, Elaine, to spend their honeymoon in the Sea of Thieves. However, Guybrush never arrived. Fearing the worst, the Pirate Lord had recruited Kate Capsize, who he found on a ship resembling Kate's glass-bottomed boat in the Sea of the Damned, to find pirates willing to help in his search for Guybrush despite the fact Kate herself has a vendetta against the mighty pirate. The Pirate Lord uses the Veil of the Ancients to open a portal, allowing pirates to venture into the Sea of the Damned, finding Guybrush trapped in a dream world manifestation of the island where Guybrush began his mighty pirate adventures: Mêlée Island.
During Maiden Voyage
We meet again! Welcome to Athena's Fortune - my tavern, where true Pirate Legends meet to swap stories and to trade in the finest goods of all.
You say we've met before?
That's right, near the end of the journey to reach the Sea of Thieves. You've come a long way since that first encounter.
As I told you back then, when I found that place I was just Ramsey, a humble explorer. Nowadays… well, I'd say my reputation speaks for itself!
If you're standing here, you must have built up quite a reputation of your own. Feel free to grab a grog and look around. You've earned it.
What is this place - a grog-house or a galleon?
Why not both? That was my plan when I built the place, to combine the two greatest loved in a pirate's heart.
Once this was the Athena's Fortune, the flagship of the Pirate Lord and his alliance. Nowadays it's an exclusive tavern for those who are worthy.
My son and daughter have taken it upon themselves to build a home, too. They're hardly ever away from that new arena of theirs.
There'll be a place for them here at my table, when they're ready. I've got a lot of fatherly wisdom saved up for them.
If I'm here, does that mean my journey's over?
Nothing could be further from the truth! In some ways this is only the beginning of your adventure.
I offer special voyages that only the bravest, most skilful pirates are fit to undertake. Succeed, and more rewards will be yours for the taking.
Besides, that's the beauty of this life. Just when you think you've seen it all, something strange and unexpected sails over the horizon.
One day, we may meet something only Pirate Legends can handle. Until then, keep your sword sharp - and your wits sharper.
The Pirate Lord spoke with more ego and mystery, claiming to not have had a name beyond "Pirate Lord".
Avast there! You are speaking with the Pirate Lord, master of the seas and known to all!
Pirate Lord? Can't say I've heard of you. What's your story?
Never heard of me? Impossible!
Everyone knows that me and my trusty crew were the first legends within the Sea of Thieves!
We thieved all the best treasures, plundered all the richest prizes! I'm surprised there's anything left!
It all came to an end when some of my hearties turned into those foul Skeletons, but I'm trying to forget about that...
As Pirate Lord, what do you actually do around here?
I keep a watchful eye on the seas to ensure good honest pirating is upheld.
I'm also launching my "Like The Pirate Lord' business, giving lucky pirates everywhere the chance to be like me.
There's a jolly range of clothing, a recipe cookbook and a selection of grog scented candles.
I'm even thinking of recording some shanties with those scurvy Skullduggers.
Can I interest you in a franchise opportunity?
Have you got a real name, Mr. Pirate Lord?
No, certainly not. NEVER had one, NEVER WILL!
Which dirty rat told you I had a real name? WHO?
I've ALWAYS been the Pirate Lord. ALWAYS WILL BE!
ANYONE that tells you differently will suffer my lordly wrath!
Completing Shores of Gold
After players purchase their first ship, the Pirate Lord will take them on a tour of the new features available to them as a Captain. Each new ship purchased after this will have a shortened naming ceremony. The dialogue will only have slight differences if the player is or has yet to reach Pirate Legend status.
If player is not Pirate Legend
If player is Pirate Legend
To browse the journals written by Pirate Lord, please refer to Pirate Lord/Journals.
- Singh comes from Sanskrit Sinha, meaning "lion".
- In the outside world, Ramsey established a tavern called The Unfired Pistol. This place contains a cursed pistol that prevents gunpowder from igniting in the area.
- Ramsey's pegleg is shaped to resemble the fore claw of a griffin.
- Ramsey lost his leg during an encounter with a Kraken near Golden Sands Outpost. He struggled to walk with his pegleg and took to using a cane as an aid that he is still seen using in his ghostly form.
- The Pirate Lord appears on a Steam Trading Card awarded to players playing the Steam release of Sea of Thieves.
The Pirate Lord as he appears in the Athena's Fortune Hideout
The Pirate Lord as he appears in the official Who's Who article.
- 2.7.0 (November 22, 2022)
- 2.0.10 (December 11, 2019)
- Added new dialogue at Athena's Fortune Hideout.
- Included as the guiding NPC during Maiden Voyage.
- 1.0.8 (May 23, 2018)
- Updated Voice Lines - The Pirate Lord now has new ghostly-sounding voice lines.
- First Release (March 20, 2018)