||“Soon be a legend, yes?”
The Mysterious Strangers is an NPC located in the Tavern on Outposts, known for his glowing eyes. The pirate from Athena's Fortune acts as an envoy outside the hideout entrance who accepts the Chest of Legends, but also issues the Shroudbreaker tale.
I've seen plenty of pirates pass through that door. A few became real legends...
- Why are you lurking in the shadows?
Hah! I like to keep myself to myself, unless I spot someone who's got the potential to do great deeds.
Not everyone who drinks here seeks fame and glory. The pirate life means different things to different people.
But if I meet anyone who's got it in 'em to be more than what they are... Well, I'm here to set them on the right path.
- What do you mean, 'legends'?
Pirates of real renown! The sort that anyone can recognise as experienced explorers and hardened fighters.
Out here, everyone thrives on their reputation. The clothes you wear, the ship you sail – all of it tells your story.
True pirate legends have tried their hands at just about everything and are trusted by the local Trading Companies.
Becoming known as Pirate Legend is the first step on the journey to finding Athena's Fortune...
- I want to make a name for myself!
Glad to hear it! I'm sure you've got what it takes, but you'll need to convince the Trading Companies too.
If you work with them and build up your reputation, they might offer you a promotion... though those don't come cheap.
If you can earn the highest promotion from three different companies, you'll be considered a true Pirate Legend!
On that day, come back and see me. I have a secret to share with those who are worthy...
Accept the Shanty of Legends
You've fought long and hard to prove your worth and battled the odds all across the Sea of Thieves. You're a true Pirate Legend and no mistake!
I've been told it's time for me to pass along our secret... The path to Athena's Fortune is yours to tread.
There is a tune that's been handed down from pirate to pirate, and you've earned the right to know it.
Play your instrument in a tavern like this one, and the way forward shall be revealed...
Don't think you can afford to take it easy though. Now that you're a Pirate Legend, your journey's only just begun...
I've been hearing stories... You're really making your mark out there!
- Are you a ghost?
Hardly. Let's just say I arrive on the Sea of Thieves under... unusual circumstances.
The Pirate Lord was good enough to recognise that I have a number of unique talents, and I became is envoy shortly after.
I keep watch in the taverns, seeking out pirates who might have the potential to become Legends and setting them on the right path.
There are those that would sooner see us at one another's throats, so I'm always glad to welcome new faces to Athena's Fortune.
- About that shanty...
It's an old tune, but we gave it new meaning out here. We used to sing it as part of the Pirate Lord's Alliance when he was alive.
That was always his ambition – to unite the Sea of Thieves so that we'd stop bickering and swiping gold from one another.
Nowadays, of course, we use it to open the path to where Athena's Fortune rests. It's a pirate password, I suppose.
- Do you trust the trading companies?
I trust them to stick to whatever bargains they strike. You won't last long in these parts if you keep breaking your word.
Beyond that... Well, they keep one another in check most of the time. Even the Gold Hoarders have to play by the rules.
And every now and then, a new company like the Bilge Rats will appear and stir things up. Heh... Keeps life interesting.
As long as nobody ever goes the way of the Grand Maritime Union, I think we'll all get along.
Gloria: Let it be known that Gloria's my name, Here I await for those with fame.
George: My name is George and I may hold the key, through stories untold upon the sea.
Your reputation is low as you arrive, my first goal's set at all companies five.
All companies now five the next is ten, your reputation builds so come back then.
Fifteen show promise but there remains plenty, set sail now to all reputation twenty.
To get this far pirates often play dirty, now get reputation thirty.
I see this world your reputation thrive, show me your worth and reach thirty five!
An accomplished few at this reputation arrive, most never destined to reach forty five.
Your reputation is vast but my lips remain sealed, they'll part at fifty then my secrets revealed!
Through many voyages upon the sea, you searched to find the legends key. Now one last step to pass the tests, to find where Athena's Fortune rests. Take this tune and make a sound, the secret lies near in the ground.
Greetings, legend! Although you may a legend be, your fate still waits upon the sea!
- Before the Anniversary Update, the stranger sometimes appeared as a female named Gloria, with the male having a Spanish accent.