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For other captains, see Captain (disambiguation).
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Be-Ever-Humble Morgan
Release date 11 December 2012 (Update)
Race Human
Members Yes
Quest NPC No
Location Player-owned port
Sells items No
Gender Either
Examine A ship captain, wandering around the port.
Captain (Player-owned port) location
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Be-Ever-Humble Morgan chathead

Captains are people who appear in Surula's pub in John Strum's private port during and after the player-owned ports tutorial. A ship must have a captain before it can go on a voyage. Until a captain has been assigned to a ship, crew cannot be assigned to it and previously assigned crew will not be shown. Each ship may only have one captain assigned to it. They have a random name, appearance, personality, and their clothes can be customised once hired.

Only one visiting captain is available for hire at a time. If the visiting captain is hired, the spot will remain vacant until reset at 00:00 UTC unless a Captain Reroll is used. Captain rerolls are available as rewards for completing the port random event minigames. At reset, or when rerolled, the visiting captain (if any) is replaced by a new randomly determined visiting captain, and the current visiting captain is lost.

Base stats, specialities and traitsEdit

Captains have base stats determined by their quality, sometimes refereed to as their "tier". For the first 4 tiers, their base stats are the same for 3 stats while a fourth stat, their "speciality", will be approximately double that value. The player starts with a free captain of the lowest quality. The first two tiers of captains are available immediately, but additional tiers of better, more expensive, captains become available as more areas are unlocked. In addition, captains will gain levels as they are sent on voyages, which will raise their stats over time. Captains, as other crew, can also have traits which affect their stats. See the article on Captain and Crew traits for more information.

Base stats Speciality Cost Chimes icon Unlocked
50 100 0 The Arc
100 200 100
200 500 2,500 The Skull
350 700 10,000 The Hook
N/A The Scythe, The Bowl,
The Pincers, The Loop
Varies, see table below The Shield
The Shield
Morale Combat Seafaring Speed Cost Chimes icon
1,050 550 600 350 35,000
600 1,050 550 350 35,000
550 600 1,050 350 35,000
550 550 550 950 27,500

Some high-level bar upgrades increase your chance of attracting captains with particular specialities. These are not available until the Bowl region has been unlocked.

Earning experience and levelling upEdit

As captains are sent out on voyages, they earn experience towards gaining levels, which in turn provide higher stats, up to level 10 when the captain will have achieved maximum stats, capped at double the base stat before any adjustments are applied. The simplest way to determine a tier or quality of a captain is based on the initial cost to recruit. Once a captain is recruited, the player must check the captains stats, and subtract all boosts from the current total to determine each base stat. Once the initial cost of the captain, or the captain's base stats are known, they can be compared to the chart below.

When comparing two captains, it is important to consider that a level 10 captain originally recruited for 10,000 chimes from the Hook region (Tier 4) will have higher stats than the base (level 0) stats of a new Shield-region captain (Tier 5), costing 35,000 chimes. However, the higher tier captain, after earning a few levels, will soon surpass the cap of the previous tier captain. Therefore, it may be worth considering dismissing a lower-tiered level 10 captain with maximum stats, in favour of a higher tiered captain, despite the initially lower stats.

The tables below will help to determine what tier a players' captains are at any level, in order to make decisions regarding dismissing or recruiting captains easier.

Tier 1-4 Captains
Tier Region(s) Unlocked Cost Chimes icon Level 0
Base
Level 1
1.1x Base
Level 2
1.2x Base
Level 3
1.3x Base
Level 4
1.4x Base
Level 5
1.5x Base
Level 6
1.6x Base
Level 7
1.7x Base
Level 8
1.8x Base
Level 9
1.9x Base
Level 10
2.0x Base
1 The Arc 0 100 (Spec.)
50 (Other)
110 (Spec.)
55 (Other)
120 (Spec.)
60 (Other)
130 (Spec.)
65 (Other)
140 (Spec.)
70 (Other)
150 (Spec.)
75 (Other)
160 (Spec.)
80 (Other)
170 (Spec.)
85 (Other)
180 (Spec.)
90 (Other)
190 (Spec.)
95 (Other)
200 (Spec.)
100 (Other)
2 100 200 (Spec.)
100 (Other)
220 (Spec.)
110 (Other)
240 (Spec.)
120 (Other)
260 (Spec.)
130 (Other)
280 (Spec.)
140 (Other)
300 (Spec.)
150 (Other)
320 (Spec.)
160 (Other)
340 (Spec.)
170 (Other)
360 (Spec.)
180 (Other)
380 (Spec.)
190 (Other)
400 (Spec.)
200 (Other)
3 The Skull 2,500 500 (Spec.)
200 (Other)
550 (Spec.)
220 (Other)
600 (Spec.)
240 (Other)
650 (Spec.)
260 (Other)
700 (Spec.)
280 (Other)
750 (Spec.)
300 (Other)
800 (Spec.)
320 (Other)
850 (Spec.)
340 (Other)
900 (Spec.)
360 (Other)
950 (Spec.)
380 (Other)
1,000 (Spec.)
400 (Other)
4 The Hook 10,000 700 (Spec.)
350 (Other)
770 (Spec.)
385 (Other)
840 (Spec.)
420 (Other)
910 (Spec.)
455 (Other)
980 (Spec.)
490 (Other)
1,050 (Spec.)
525 (Other)
1,120 (Spec.)
560 (Other)
1,190 (Spec.)
595 (Other)
1,260 (Spec.)
630(Other)
1,330 (Spec.)
665 (Other)
1,400 (Spec.)
700 (Other)
- The Scythe, The Bowl,
The Pincers, The Loop
These regions do not unlock a new captain tier. Only tier 4 captains and below remain available until The Shield is unlocked.
5 The Shield Tier 5 captains vary based on their specialities. See the table below for tier 5 captain stats.
Tier 5 Captains
Tier Specialty Cost Chimes icon Level 0
Base
Level 1
1.1x Base
Level 2
1.2x Base
Level 3
1.3x Base
Level 4
1.4x Base
Level 5
1.5x Base
Level 6
1.6x Base
Level 7
1.7x Base
Level 8
1.8x Base
Level 9
1.9x Base
Level 10
2.0x Base
5 Morale 35,000 1,050 Morale
550 Combat
600 Seafaring
350 Speed
1,155 Morale
605 Combat
660 Seafaring
385 Speed
1,260 Morale
660 Combat
720 Seafaring
420 Speed
1,365 Morale
715 Combat
780 Seafaring
455 Speed
1,470 Morale
770 Combat
840 Seafaring
490 Speed
1,575 Morale
825 Combat
900 Seafaring
525 Speed
1,680 Morale
880 Combat
960 Seafaring
560 Speed
1,785 Morale
935 Combat
1,020 Seafaring
595 Speed
1,890 Morale
990 Combat
1,080 Seafaring
630 Speed
1,995 Morale
1,045 Combat
1,140 Seafaring
665 Speed
2,100 Morale
1,100 Combat
1,200 Seafaring
700 Speed
5 Combat 35,000 600 Morale
1,050 Combat
550 Seafaring
350 Speed
660 Morale
1,155 Combat
605 Seafaring
385 Speed
720 Morale
1,260 Combat
660 Seafaring
420 Speed
780 Morale
1,365 Combat
715 Seafaring
455 Speed
840 Morale
1,470 Combat
770 Seafaring
490 Speed
900 Morale
1,575 Combat
825 Seafaring
525 Speed
960 Morale
1,680 Combat
880 Seafaring
560 Speed
1,020 Morale
1,785 Combat
935 Seafaring
595 Speed
1,080 Morale
1,890 Combat
990 Seafaring
630 Speed
1,140 Morale
1,995 Combat
1,045 Seafaring
665 Speed
1,200 Morale
2,100 Combat
1,100 Seafaring
700 Speed
5 Seafaring 35,000 550 Morale
600 Combat
1,050 Seafaring
350 Speed
605 Morale
660 Combat
1,155 Seafaring
385 Speed
660 Morale
720 Combat
1,260 Seafaring
420 Speed
715 Morale
780 Combat
1,365 Seafaring
455 Speed
770 Morale
840 Combat
1,470 Seafaring
490 Speed
825 Morale
900 Combat
1,575 Seafaring
525 Speed
880 Morale
960 Combat
1,680 Seafaring
560 Speed
935 Morale
1,020 Combat
1,785 Seafaring
595 Speed
990 Morale
1,080 Combat
1,890 Seafaring
630 Speed
1,045 Morale
1,140 Combat
1,995 Seafaring
665 Speed
1,100 Morale
1,200 Combat
2,100 Seafaring
700 Speed
5 Speed 27,500 550 Morale
550 Combat
550 Seafaring
950 Speed
605 Morale
605 Combat
605 Seafaring
1,045 Speed
660 Morale
660 Combat
660 Seafaring
1,140 Speed
715 Morale
715 Combat
715 Seafaring
1,235 Speed
770 Morale
770 Combat
770 Seafaring
1,330 Speed
825 Morale
825 Combat
825 Seafaring
1,425 Speed
880 Morale
880 Combat
880 Seafaring
1,520 Speed
935 Morale
935 Combat
935 Seafaring
1,615 Speed
990 Morale
990 Combat
990 Seafaring
1,710 Speed
1,045 Morale
1,045 Combat
1,045 Seafaring
1,805 Speed
1,100 Morale
1,100 Combat
1,100 Seafaring
1,900 Speed

PersonalitiesEdit

In addition to their basic statistics and traits, each captain's personality is listed under their traits. These do not seem to affect gameplay, but they do affect the appearance and dialogue of the captain. The personalities are:

  • Abrasive
  • Approachable
  • Calm
  • Cruel
  • Eccentric (there seems to be a problem with this trait, some captains marked as Eccentric will display a Cruel personality)
  • Exuberant
  • Vicious (there seems to be a problem with this trait, some captains marked as Vicious will display an Approachable personality)

NamesEdit

Captain names are generated by using a combination of a forename (or nickname) and surname (or title). Captain names do not appear to be tied to appearance or stats, so are purely cosmetic. Often, both are references to famous pirates and ship captains from real life and fiction. Below are the current lists of possible forenames and surnames, which can be used in any combination.

Possible namesEdit

Forename/nickname
AikaAlexanderAnneArianaBarnabas
BartholomewBe-Ever-HumbleCalicoCharlotteChing
GraceHectorHimikoHoratioJack
JamesJanJillianJustineKalista
KangMaladettaMargaretMaryMontague
MorganNanakoNoodlerOathbreakerPercy
PieterRachelRavennaRed-Handed JillRepton
RiscisaRockoSebastianShapSilver
The AccursedThe BewitchingThe DreadThe VileTuanku
Walter
Surname/title
ad DinBlighBonnyDrakeFang
HookKiddMorganNg-TsaiPiwar
RackhamReadSharktoothShihSilver
SkulltakerSongTeachthe Cruelthe Ghost
ThornTristarWytche

AllusionsEdit

ForenamesEdit

  • Aika: a fictional air pirate, one of the protagonists of the game Skies of Arcadia.
  • Anne: Anne Bonny, "Calico Jack" Rackham's lover and one of the most famous female pirates.
  • Bartholomew: Bartholomew Roberts, a Welsh pirate in the early 18th century.
  • Calico"Calico Jack" Rackham, 18th century pirate.
  • Charlotte: Charlotte de Berry, a possibly fictional 17th century female pirate.
  • Ching: Ching Shih, early 19th century female Cantonese pirate, undefeated by the British, Portuguese, and Qing Chinese.
  • Grace: Grace O'Malley, Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the Ó Máille clan, and a pirate in 16th century Ireland.
  • Hector: Hector Barbossa, the fictional antagonist/protagonist of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
  • Himiko: An obscure 3rd century Japanese queen -- not a reference to sailing or piracy, but could refer to the fact that the Eastern Lands are based partially on Japan.
  • Horatio: Horatio Nelson, British Vice Admiral famous for his service in the Napoleonic wars and most importantly his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, that cost him his life.  Also Horatio Hornblower, the fictional protagonist of 11 novels and 5 short stories written by C. S. Forester, published between 1937 and 1967.
  • Jack: Jack Sparrow, the fictional protagonist of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, John "Jack" Aubrey, a fictional character in the Aubrey–Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian, or possibly "Calico Jack" Rackham, see above.
  • Mary: Mary Read, English soldier, privateer, and pirate. Served alongside Anne Bonny and "Calico Jack" Rackham.
  • Morgan: Henry Morgan, a famed privateer.
  • Noodler: A reference to Peter Pan, one of Captain Hook's pirates.
  • Percy: A character found in the children's fiction story Percy and the Pirates.
  • Pieter:Pieter Hein, Dutch naval officer and privateer. Vice-Admiral of the Dutch West India Company. Captured a large Spanish treasure fleet.
  • Rachel Rachel Wall, believed to be the first American female pirate.
  • Red-Handed Jill: A reference to Peter Pan.
  • Tuanku: Tuanku Abbas, a Malay pirate who was brother to a rajah of Aceh.

SurnamesEdit

  • ad Din: Khair ad Din, an Ottoman admiral and privateer, also known as Barbarossa (meaning red beard). Active in the Mediterranean and Barbary coast.
  • Bligh: William Bligh, commanded the HMS Bounty and navigated a small lifeboat more than 6700 km with only a quadrant and compass after being set adrift by mutineers.
  • Bonny: Anne Bonny (see above).
  • Drake: Sir Francis Drake, English privateer and explorer, vice-admiral in command of the English forces that defeated the Spanish Armada.
  • Hook: Captain Hook, chief villain in Peter Pan.
  • Kidd: Captain William Kidd, a Scottish privateer. He was convicted of piracy by an English court and hanged twice (the first attempt failed).
  • Morgan: Henry Morgan, English Admiral, privateer, and pirate (also the namesake for Captain Morgan brand rum).
  • Ng-Tsai: Shap Ng-Tsai, mid-19th century Chinese pirate.
  • Rackham: Jack Rackham (see above) or the character Red Rackham in the Tintin comic books (who was based on him).
  • Read: Mary Read (see above)
  • Shih: Ching Shih (see above)
  • Silver: Long John Silver, peg-legged, parrot-carrying pirate featured in the book Treasure Island.
  • Teach: Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, notorious pirate active in the West Indies and the eastern coast of North America. (See also: Bill Teach)
  • Wytche

GalleryEdit

DialogueEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Even after a voyage has departed, a captain can sometimes still be found in the pub.

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