The pirate king Rycharde Mistbeard
was an enigmatic figure who plundered the Five Seas
during the Sixth Astral Era
. Known for his distinctive mask, he first appeared in the year 1221 and unified several pirate crews under his flagship, the Haar
. He was first reportedly slain in 1249 during a battle with an armed merchant vessel from Radz-at-Han
, but resurfaced just two years later, leading many to believe him immortal.
Three centuries later, in 1522, Mistbeard's pirates did battle with Bloefhis Bloefhisyn
and his League of Lost Bastards
in the open sea off the coast of eastern La Noscea
. The ensuing battle gave the Bloodshore
its name as the tide ran red with the slaughtered pirates' blood. In 1555, the Haar
plundered a foreign vessel loaded with gifts for the wedding of Sasabal Ul Sisibal
and Nanasha Ul Nasha
. Mistbeard disappeared shortly after, never to be seen again. It is said that his treasure was left upon Hullbreaker Isle
|Contains Spoilers for 2.3
|The treasure left within the Haar on Hullbreaker Isle was, in fact, the mask of Rycharde Mistbeard, passed down through successive generations of the flagship's captains. The last to hold the name of Rycharde Mistbeard was Eynzahr Slafyrsyn, Marshal of the Maelstrom, who left his life of piracy behind to help Merlwyb achieve her ambitions for reform in Limsa Lominsa.