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Shroudbreakers are statues created by the Ancients that allow safe passage through the otherwise deadly Devil's Shroud.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
An incomplete Shroudbreaker can be obtained in The Shroudbreaker Tall Tale, the rest of the Shores of Gold Story Arc focus on finding the four jewels that power the statue. A crew will have a completed Shroudbreaker affixed their ship for Shores of Gold Tall Tale to sail through the Shroud and finally approach The Shores of Gold. Having the statue permits passage only into that area within the world border. The Shroudbreaker affects the Ship, not the Crew itself, meaning that Player Pirates from other Crews can hitch a ride to the Shores of Gold on another Ship.
Lore[edit | edit source]
The Ancients had been taught to create the Shroudbreakers, which enabled them to live in an area longer than the Devil's Shroud would've permitted. Ever since their disappearance, what statues remained had been sealed away in vaults across the Sea of Thieves, protected by puzzles and keys.
The Forsaken Shores Alliance, lead by Grace Morrow, had a "charmed figurehead" on their lead ship, Shroudbreaker, allowing them to venture into the Devil's Shroud and discover The Devil's Roar. The ship was destroyed in a storm, leaving it beached on Morrow's Peak Outpost, while fragments of the figurehead drifted through the Shroud, parting the Shroud completely allowing unobstructed access to the Devil's Roar.
Some time late, the legend of The Shores of Gold hidden deep in the Devil's Shroud propagated amongst pirates, who set out in search of this mythical land. With the help of the Pirate Lord and previous legend-seekers, they assembled a Shroudbreaker to gain passage to the island and uncover its riches and secrets, only to find it to home of the The Gold Hoarder. After battling the skeleton lord, the Pirate Lord congratulated the victory and had the Shroudbreaker statue placed back into its resting place for safekeeping.