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|Voice Actor||Francis Magee|
|“||Don’t do anything Jim would do! Hahahahaa.|
|— Stitcher Jim|
Lore[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.
Sometime 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 rescuer, he took his chance at salvation, repented, and joined the Bilge Rats to prove his reformation, going so far as to fill in for Duke as a Bilge Rat representative. However his position did not last long as Duke soon returned, and Stitcher Jim moved on, tending to unknown business.
Heart of Fire[edit | edit source]
Stitcher Jim's unknown business was revealed with the Heart of Fire Tall Tale, which had Player Crews use Grace Morrow's notes to track Jim down. The Players are led to Liar's Backbone to Stitcher Jim's Hideout, where they find out about the Masked Stranger's identity being Wanda, and about Jim's plans to resurrect Captain Flameheart as his new lord after the defeat of the Gold Hoarder. Players can read five of Jim's Journals during the Tall Tale, where his motivations for joining the Bilge Rats and releasing Pendragon are revealed. The Journals also reveal that Flameheart tasked Jim with cursing the crew of the Blackwyche inside a Chest of Rage in order to summon an Ashen Lord.
At the end of the Tall Tale, Jim gets burned and betrayed by Flameheart, with Flameheart indicating that Jim is on his way to becoming an Ashen Lord.
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Current Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Previous Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Care to browse the Black Market, help me deliver some gifts, or are you here to take on some Skeleton Lords? Yep, you heard right!
Look! I’m finally a member of the Bilge Rats and I’m even watching over Duke’s business! Such an honour. I suppose you’re here about the Ashen Tomes?
Here, have you seen what's happening at Old Boot Fort? I've been watching dark forces at work, there. more like a Fort of the Damned, now!
On the previously uncharted The Reaper’s Hideout
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.
Hmm? Can you see it? So near, yet so far.
Hmm? Can you see it? So near, yet so far.
(Provided by Grace during Forsaken Shores)
He even mentioned it in a letter. Found it a week or so later. I have it right here, look.
Sticher's Sorrow[edit | edit source]
The full song was added as a shanty with the Haunted Shores Update. Stitcher's Sorrow can be also be found on music streaming services where Sea of Thieves soundtrack is available.
The Devils Roar, a land left unexplored
Jim's Journals[edit | edit source]
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Found inside Stitcher Jim's Lair on Liar's Backbone. It's in the middle of the cave, placed on a makeshift wooden shelf.
If my hands was large enough, I'd wring Duke's neck! What does he think he's doing, paying pirates to steal back the things I stole?!
For now, though, I've got to cosy up to him and help him flog his junk crates. Make him think I've turned over a new leaf. As if!
I mean, maybe we lost the Dark Relics we needed to resurrect you-know-who, but there's more than one way to pluck a parrot.
Once I've finished here I'll head to the wreck of the Blackwyche and scrounge around for a few 'leftovers'. Even a lock of hair'll do...
Word is, its Captain can't resist playing the hero with that magic sword of his. That means I've just got to point him to the right place.
The Second Journal is found inside Flameheart's Lair on The Devil's Thirst. This one is located in the central room with the three doorways leading to three distinct paths. The Journal nests on rocks by the middle Path of the Forsaken Flame.
Pendragon only went and ruddy did it! We all saw Flameheart, larger than life, letting the whole Sea of Thieves know that he's back!
Next thing I know, I'm sailing out so that I can swear my allegiance to him. Sorry, Rathbone, but Stitcher Jim's got a new master now...
Being here in the Devil's Roar puts me dangerously close to Cap'n Sorrow, but so what? She'll get hers soon enough.
The master's plan will birth the first of his new Ashen Lords, and there'll be more where that came from! All loyal to him - to US!
Everyone who ever did wrong by Stitcher Jim - Sorrow, the Bilge Rats, the Order of Souls - is about to be sorry. Very sorry indeed...
The Third Journal is found inside the Path of the Forsaken Flame behind the second door in Flameheart's Lair at The Devil's Thirst. The Journal is placed on rocks beside a pile of skulls above a lava pool in the trap room after the first Skeleton room.
I've been around a long time, but I've never seen a box like this one. I dunno where my beloved dug it up from, but it stinks like a crypt.
I'm actually pretty nervous. Messing around with curses is all well and good if you're the Order of Souls, but it makes my teeth itch.
What can I do, though? Master needs souls to summon his Ashen Lord, and if I want to stay in his good books, I'm the man to find 'em.
Sounds simple, but it ain't, 'cos to trap a soul in the chest I first need something that belongs to 'em, not to mention more of them Dark Relics.
Lucky for me, that trip I took to the Blackwyche has already given me everything I need...
The Fourth Journal is found inside the Path of the Eternal King behind the first door in Flameheart's Lair at The Devil's Thirst. The Journal is placed on a pile of skulls in the trap room after the first Skeleton room. The Journal is placed right before a set of swirling flame traps.
Now I understand why they call it a 'Chest of Rage'. I can hear the souls inside and they ain't stopped yelling and screaming, not once.
I says to 'em, it's nothing personal, just that I already had their belongings lying around from that Pendragon business.
Dunn was the easiest to find, snoring his head off at a sea post with a Splashtail in one hand and a drink in the other. He didn't even wake up!
Cavendish was next. Her Dad was the one whose soul got trapped on the Blackwyche back in the day, so bad luck must run in the family.
Rodriguez put up a fight and nearly stuck me. Too bad I'd already slipped something into her grog. Well, she don't need a stomach no more...
The Final Journal is found inside the Path of the Burning Heart behind the third door in Flameheart's Lair at The Devil's Thirst. The Journal is in the final alcove of the last trap room with spikes coming out of walls. Since this Journal is right before the exit of the third path, a player can stay by the lever and let other crewmates in the room to read the journal without completing the third path themselves.
I am run proper ragged! It's so hot down here I can't hardly breathe, but guess who's got to make sure all the traps are working?
I don't dare complain though. Rathbone could be scary but most of the time it was like you weren't in the room. Only his gold mattered.
When the master speaks, it's like he knows what you're thinking. He's smart. Scary smart, and he believes Pendragon will try to stop the ritual.
Well, let him try, I say! No matter how many pirate pals he brings along, they'll never make it through to me in time.
Speaking of time... I should head to the Ritual Chamber. All my hard work's finally about to pay off! Finally, Stitcher Jim gets what he deserves.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Stitcher Jim had a necklace with Flameheart's finger, which he left on the lever of his Hideout on Liar's Backbone after the Heart of Fire.
- While Jim was Bilge Rats representive, he appeared in all Taverns, including The Charred Parrot Tavern near Grace Morrow. Despite their history, Grace did not have any comments in her dialogue regarding his presence.