Stitcher Jim

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Stitcher Jim
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Location Liar's Backbone
Uncharted Island (I-12)

Stitcher Jim is an ex-crew member of the Forsaken Shores Alliance, now a member of the Bilge Rats.

Description[edit | edit source]

Decades ago, Stitcher Jim was among the members of the alliance that explored The Devil's Roar. There he discovered the Box of Wondrous Secrets, and destroyed the alliance all except alliance leader Grace Morrow (who he jokingly calls Captain Sorrow), who survived his attempt to poison.

After the Devil's Roar was cleared of the shroud, Jim was located on the shores of Liar's Backbone, observing the area with his spyglass. He denied Grace's accusations - calling her a traitor and murderer, driven mad from living in the Devil's Roar. However, Grace uncovered evidence that proves his connection to the first Gold Hoarder, arousing suspicion of his ulterior motives. Stitcher didn't intend to escape from Grace because he had successfully retrieved his hidden Box of Wondrous Secrets, and was already progressing his plans with the Gold Hoarders.

Some time later, Stitcher was marooned in the Devil's Roar on the verge of death, but a Masked Stranger gave him a second chance at life. Infatuated by his salvation, he repented, and joined the Bilge Rats to prove his reformation, but until then he hides from the Outposts until he can earn enough trust.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Smuggler's Fortune[edit | edit source]

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Hmm? Yes, I'm Stitcher Jim. Sorry, I don't remember you. So much has happened since the Shroud opened. I just want to be useful, along with my beloved.

Didn't you betray your Allliance and pin it all on Captain Morrow?!

Ah, I can't tell you how much it stings to hear it aloud... but yes, you're right. I was weak and foolish. Maybe I still am. I regret it every day.
My master had his gilded claws in me... I became blinded by greed, I stole a Box of Wondrous Secrets and peered inside! And you know what I saw?
Myself. That... was... painful, to put it lightly. I almost lost my mind. Would've died of thirst in The Devil's Roar if not for my beloved!
It took a long time to claw my way back here and regain my senses. Now, my guilt stabs at me every day like a lance. I've wasted so much time...
But this is the Sea of Thieves! Misfits of all kinds can find a place here. Duke gave me a second chance - to prove my worth and join the Bilge Rats!

What are you doing out here?

I don't think I should show my ugly mug on the Outposts until after I've earned Duke's trusts, do you?
It won't take long, though. I've helped him broker deals to sell those nasty old Rag and Bone Crates to the Seaposts. I'm good at bargaining!
Some are just disposing of them, some are turning them into soap, plant food, amulets... maybe old rubbish really can be something good?

Who's your... erm... friend?

My beloved! The flame in my heart, the stars in my sky! NO, she doesn't say much. She likes her privacy. Please don't disturb her.
She found me, broken and dying in the Devil's Roar. She rescured me, literally gave me a second chance at life. I'd do anything for her!

Forsaken Shores Quest[edit | edit source]

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Hmm? Can you see it? So near, yet so far.

What are you looking at?

The Devil's Shroud... it keeps the Sea of Thieves hidden from the outside world, but... what does it hide from us, in turn?
If we can get through, well, there are lands beyond that haven't been plundered for many, many years.
We could have a gold rush on our hands!
If only my old Alliance was still together. We'd be setting sail in earnest.

What's out there to find?

The Devil's Roar, one of many places that the Shroud covers.
My Alliance called such places 'Forsaken Shores'. But this one is more forsaken than most, a land blighted by volcanoes and quakes!
Forget skellies. The very ground tries to kill you, there! Yet there are also riches and rare, valuable mysteries... oh, yes...
Agh. I've waited so long to get back there!

What's that necklace you're wearing?

This? All members of the Forsaken Shores Alliance wore one. A band of pirates dedicated to finding all the regions lost to the fog.
And we were good at it. We found our way to The Devil's Roar!
But only I made it back. We were betrayed by our leader, Captain Sorrow. A pirate who spread sadness and misery wherever she goes.
She got us, one by one, in the pursuit of riches. Perhaps I'll make it back there one day and get my revenge on her!

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Hmm? Can you see it? So near, yet so far.

Grace Morrow had a lot to say about you

Grace... well, hehe, 'Sorrow' was more a nickname.
Don't believe everything she says! She's a traitor. A stone-cold murderer!
She'll say anything to shift the blame on me! Trust old Jim.
Living in the Roar has probably driven her mad! You have to believe me!

She had a letter from you to your 'master'...

What?! A forgery! Why would I just leave something like that behind? ...huh...
Alrighty then, fine. There's no arguing with that.
Don't expect me to tell you any more, though.
I've got plans to make, if Morrow's going around telling pirates I'm a murderer.
Should've used a stronger poison...

You can't hide from her forever.

Don't need to. I have a very big, very wealthy friend. Not that he parts with his coin easily...
And while everyone was scrabbling to explore The Devil's Roar and get the grog flowing, I was digging up my old stash.
My Box of Wondrous Secrets...right where I left it! So old Morrow can squawk all she wants. Our plans are already in motion...

Jim's Letter to Rathbone[edit | edit source]

(Provided by Grace during Forsaken Shores)

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He even mentioned it in a letter. Found it a week or so later. I have it right here, look.

Read Jim's Letter

Master...the Forsaken Shores Alliance has now been exploring The Devil's Roar of months. They all trust me.
There is such untapped plunder here! I have much to add to your hoard.
And something else... as you predicted. A box of... of... wondrous secrets!
I peeked inside but it hurt my head! Who knows that forgotten lore it hides? The power to make curses... or to break them?
I'll soon deal with the others and return to you. Morrow will be harder... she's smart, she watches me. But she still has to drink...

Sticher's Sorrow[edit | edit source]

The full version of Stitcher's Sorrow can be found on music streaming services where Sea of Thieves is available.

Sticher's Sorrow

The Devils Roar, a land left unexplored
The Devils Roar, the omen they ignored
And those who land upon her shore
Best write to those who they adore
Just ask the souls who came before
Those poor forgotten sailors

01:10 07-Sept-2018

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