|This article is about the male Mysterious Stranger currently found in game. For the female Mysterious Stranger who is no longer found in Taverns, see Gloria.|
|Voice Actor||Tim Watson|
The Mysterious Stranger, also known as George, is the NPC representative for the Athena's Fortune Trading Company. He can be found in the Taverns at Outposts. He once shared representative responsibilities with another Mysterious Stranger named Gloria, but has since become the sole company liaison.
The Mysterious Stranger greets fresh players entering The Sea of Thieves, guiding them to the Onboarding Voyage so that they may learn about Voyages and Trading Companies. On further interactions, he will encourage players while they level up their reputation with the Trading Companies on their path to becoming a Pirate Legend. Upon meeting the legendary requirements, the Stranger will grant the player the Pirate Legend title and legendary clothing, along with the Shanty of Legends which allows them access into the Athena's Fortune Hideout.
After the Maiden Voyage
Aha, another new face. That was quite the celebration when you arrived... I am not surprised you don't remember it.
The Pirate Lord told me to expect you. I hope you are prepared for the adventure that awaits... and the danger.
You will need gold if you are to prosper, but there are ways to see to that.
Several trading companies have a presence across the Sea of Thieves.
Here, on this Outpost, you can meet with - the Gold Hoarders, the Merchant Alliance and the Order of Souls.
Don't be fooled, these aren't the stuffy bureaucrats you're used to from the wider world. They'll readily pay pirates who are willing to take on work.
Make yourself known and they will offer you voyages to prove yourself.
Think of them as an initiation... or a way to make coin if you prefer.
You will find your ship waiting outside, as well as food and supplies... if you know where to look.
When you are ready for a greater challenge, come back and speak with me again.
Before Max Reputation
The Shroudbreaker Tall Tale
Opening Voice Lines
One moment. You'd do well to heed my warning, for this is no ordinary voyage you're contemplating!
Few pirates have even heard of the Shores of Gold, let alone seen them with their own eyes.
They say it's an island riddled with untold riches, ancient secrets, hidden tombs, and deadly traps.
But you won't find it on any map, for it was swallowed up by the mists of the Devil's Shroud.
This book is the journal of the Pirate Lord himself.
It tells of his first ship, the Magpie's Wing and the journey he took to find the mythical Shroudbreaker-
The only way to part the fog and reach the Shores of Gold!
If you dare to follow in the footsteps of the greatest pirate who ever lived, then take the journal and use it to find the wreck of the Magpie's Wing.
It holds clues to the Shroudbreaker's whereabouts.
Bring it to me, and I'll set you on your way to the Shores of Gold.
But don't be fooled. Only the bravest, strongest pirates will be able to make it back alive…
I wish you luck. You're going to need it.
Heh heh heh...
Closing Voice Lines
Great Ramsey's Ghost! I heard all the stories, but to actually hold the Shroudbreaker in my hands… I never thought I would see the day.
There should be four jewels set in the base that grant the Shroudbreaker its power, but they've been removed.
Without them, you won't last five minutes in that fog.
Now let me think...I did hear tell that Captain Briggsy made it to the Shores of Gold.
If that's true, she might know the whereabouts of these missing stones. Not that she'd ever say.
Sometimes, even the best pirates fall victim to their greed or hatred, and it changes them.
Strips the flesh from their bones. Gives 'em power, but twisted 'em up inside. Briggsy is one such abomination.
People call them Skeleton Lords and most pirates flee at their approach.
Not even the Order of Souls dares challenge them, and rightfully so, but you… you are going to have to hunt one down.
I have eyes and ears across the Sea of Thieves, if you gather any of the missing pieces, I'll see they're restored to the Shroudbreaker on your behalf.
For now, head to Plunder Outpost and speak with Madame Olivia about Briggsy's whereabouts.
Remember, Skeleton Lords are NOT to be taken lightly.
Before the Anniversary Update
- Before the Anniversary Update, there were 2 Mysterious Strangers: Gloria and George.
- George had a Spanish accent before the Anniversary Update
- The Mysterious Stranger appears on a Steam Trading Card awarded to players playing the Steam release of Sea of Thieves.
- Mysterious Stranger conversation text is now correctly localised in German, French, Italian and Spanish.
- First Release