|This article is about the character featured in the book, Tales from the Sea of Thieves. For the Ashen Lord encountered in-game, see Captain Flameheart.|
Flameheart Junior was rescued from unknown circumstances by Captain Flameheart soon after he was born. He would come to be raised by Captain Flameheart who would used the riches plundered as a fearsome pirate to provide the best for his son. He led a charmed life, happy and well educated. Despite his good life, he yearned to live life on his own terms, rather than be a scholar bound to books and chained by the expectations set on him by society. Inspired by his father's exploits as a pirate, Junior sought to live up to his father's memory and lead a life at sea.
Following his father's death, Junior could no longer resist the call to adventure. He was determined to find his way to the The Sea of Thieves. At first he had no success in finding a crew, as anyone he talked to would either scoff or walk away. But one night in a tavern, he awoke from a drunken slumber to find an Ancient Coin had mysteriously appeared on the table in front of him. Seizing the opportunity, he made a trade with the pirate Isidro: the Ancient Coin for a ship & crew. After obtaining his ship, the Silver Blade, he initially wanted to rename it Liberdade, but was discouraged by possible misfortune upon doing so. Finally with a ship and crew of his own, he set sail for the lands beyond the Devil's Shroud.
Becoming a Skeleton Lord
Upon arriving into the Sea of Thieves, Junior followed Isidro's advice to seek out a strange, tattooed old woman who gives him a treasure map. Unbeknownst to him, the map led the way to the cursed Kraken's Chest; a haunted vessel contained by the Mermaids that attracts Krakens. Despite the unnatural nature of this chest, Flameheart Junior was convinced this was his path to fame and glory, equaling that of his late father. Soon after the chest was stowed aboard, the Silver Blade was ambushed by competing pirates. In a desperate evasion, Flameheart Junior foolishly retreated his ship into the Devil's Shroud. The Silver Blade was ripped apart by the deadly fog, and the chest lost to the depths.
Stranded on an unknown island, the crew was beckoned into a cave by a riddle leading to a Golden Chalice of unlimited water. After drinking from the Chalice, the crew ventured deeper into the cave in search of more treasure, slowly losing their minds, flesh, and human needs, until they were transformed into Skeletons. Only Flameheart Junior retained his memories, thereby becoming a Skeleton Lord.
At the end of the cave sat a Skeleton Lord who called himself The Cap'n. He claimed to be a former crewmate of Flameheart Junior's father on the Burning Blade, before Flameheart Sr. cast him marooned on an island. It was the Cap'n who created the riddle, luring Flameheart Junior and his crew to drinking from the cursed chalice, and decided to take him under his wing.
Junior's current whereabouts and activities are unknown.