Merchantman's Strait

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Merchantman's Strait

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Map of Merchantman's Strait

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Merchantman's Strait is an area located in the center of Bloodtide Coast. The island in the middle in inhabited by pirates while agents from the Order of Whispers is trying to help a captured member.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Renown Hearts
Complete heart (map icon).png Help spy on the Crafty Corsairs (49)
Points of Interest
Point of interest (map icon).png Sullivan's Wake
Personal waypoint (map icon).png The Golden Piece
Event shield (tango icon).png Defend Captain Penzan until he recovers his hidden treasure (48)
Event shield (tango icon).png Protect the Priory team as they search for artifacts (48)
Event swords (tango icon).png Free an Order of Whispers agent from pirates (49)





Renown Heart (map icon).png Fisherman Carter



Ambient creatures

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Crafty Corsair (1): I smell something. Smells like gold.
Crafty Corsair (2): You can't smell gold! So...where is it?
Crafty Corsair (1): It's got to be hidden around here somewhere.
Crafty Corsair (2): Nothing glitters like gold. Except silver. And platinum...
Crafty Corsair (1): You keep dreamin'. I'll keep sniffin'.
Crafty Corsair (1): Finding treasure would be easier if we had a good map.
Crafty Corsair (2): X marks the spot!
Crafty Corsair (1): Wait! I got an idea! When we find our next treasure, we'll draw an X on it!
Crafty Corsair (2): What if it belongs to someone else?
Crafty Corsair (1): It'll have an X on it, so obviously, it'll be ours!
Crafty Corsair (2): Um—
Crafty Corsair (1): You just don't understand genius. X! Equals! Mine!
Crafty Corsair (2): I've drafted a pact for splitting loot.
Crafty Corsair (1): Bah! Another stupid contract? I need that like I need another tattoo.
Crafty Corsair (2): But you do need another tattoo!
Crafty Corsair (1): I'm still not giving you my treasure.
Crafty Corsair (1): Lion's Arch can't patrol the waves forever. Someday, Taidha Covington will return to the Captain's Council, and we'll all be heroes!
Crafty Corsair (2): Where'd you get that dumb idea? If you believe that, I've got a treasure map to sell you.
Crafty Corsair (1): I don't trust your fake treasure maps. I trust Taidha. I'd follow her through the depths of the Underworld!
Crafty Corsair (1): I need to steal something.
Crafty Corsair (2): Keep your hands off my loot.
Crafty Corsair (1): What kind of pirate do you take me for?
Crafty Corsair (1): I think I saw a Canthan dressed in black and sneakin' around. I hate those guys.
Crafty Corsair (2): That's just yer imagination again. No more grog for you!
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Cap'n, some of the men are conspiring against you. There's talk of mutiny!
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Don't worry, lad. I've got another group secretly plotting against THEM! It's under control.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: But what if the crew attacks you?
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: I've got a countermove! It involves the cook, the crow's nest, and a crate of jalapeños.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: I don't un–I don't understand, sir.
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: No one does! No one but a genius like me! That's why it's insidious! And that's why I'm the captain.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Cap'n! The men are getting restless. What's your plan?
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Kidnapping, abduction, extortion. I can't decide. It's like multiple games of polymock, but with human lives.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Awaiting your orders, sir.
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Go swab a deck or something. I'm still scheming.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Cap'n! The rigging on the mizzenmast is fouled! There's oakum on the fo'c'sle!
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Yes, yes. Mizzenmast. Poop deck. Bilgewater. Whatever. I'm busy.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: But, sir! What should we do?
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Fix it! I've got insidious schemes to develop.
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: He'll get the message. The governor will think it's a trap...and then–
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Sir? Sir! What's next?
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: ...and he'll think that WE know he knows! So we'll counter by–
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Awaiting your orders, sir!
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: You have your orders! I'm thinking of every complication, countermove, and variation!
Crafty Corsair Lackey: The courier is ready, sir. He needs to know the next part of your scheme.
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: The plan is simple. Seven more abductions, then a series of letters carried by four different messengers.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Where am I sending him?
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Ah, yes. Carry out segment seventeen of the Omega Initiative! And swab the deck, while you’re at it!
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Aye aye, sir. Segment seventeen engaged!
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Harr. I love it when a plan comes together.
Crafty Corsair Lackey: Cap'n! What would you have me do next?
Veteran Crafty Corsair Captain: Take care of that boat-sailing thingamajib the first mate's blathering about. I've got another caper to mastermind!


Crafting resources[edit]

Fishing nodes
Fish resource (map icon).png Coastal Fish
Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Iron Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Platinum Ore
Plant resource (map icon).png Variegated Taproots


  • The line "I love it when a plan comes together" is based on the line often uttered by John "Hannibal" Smith, one of the main characters in The A-Team television series.