Salty is a skeleton parrot NPC in the Sea of Thieves. He can be found on the east beach on Plunder Valley as the quest giver for The Art of the Trickster. He first appeared working with Wanda in her shop at Golden Sands Outpost before their experiment in creating Cursed Cannonballs transformed him into a skeleton parrot.
Salty was once human, and one of the first entrepreneurs to set up shop at an Outpost within the Sea of Thieves. However, as more shops started to appear across the outposts, his business struggled with the new competition. After many months spent seeking a 'killer' item to sell, he found something special that will surprise new and old customers alike.
Salty got his hands on a Cursed Cannon that belonged the legendary Captain Flameheart. With his new business partner Wanda, they tried to replicate the many magical effects of the Cursed Cannon through alchemy and blacksmithing, creating Cursed Cannonballs. They tried to sell the cannonballs at the Outposts, but Outpost governors refused to give them seller permits for their goods. Wanda became especially frustrated, believing the Order of Souls were behind the conspiracy.
She created more dangerous cursed cannonballs, waiting until the Outposts came back to their senses. One experiment backfired horribly, inflicting Wanda and Salty under a terrible curse. Salty turned into small undead skeleton parrot, and Wanda was slowly turning into undead skeleton, both slowly losing memories of who they are.
Salty retreated to Crescent Isle, and regained his memories with the help of some friendly pirates. Learning that Wanda used him to shield from the curse, he now sits within Wanda’s secret alchemy Lab awaiting her return so that he can exact his revenge. However, a mysterious rogue known as Briggsy found the secret alchemy Lab, after giving her what she wanted (it unknown what Briggsy was looking for) Salty decided to leave Wanderer's Refuge and fled to Plunder Valley to hide.
Found on the eastern beach of Plunder Valley near the campfire and Shipwreck.
Oh no, Squawk not another visitor. Leave Salty alone!
Oi, ballast-brain, what's a parrot got to do to get some peace and quiet? Squawk.
- First introduced.