Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast

Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast
Collection Gold Coast Tomes
Author Midara Salviticus, Historian, University of Gwylim

Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast is a Book in Elder Scrolls Online. Contained within Eidetic Memory, these books are part of the subcollection Gold Coast Tomes


Where to find Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast

      • Near the fountain just outside Anvil Castle
      • On a bench in the center of Anvil



Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast Content

The Gold Coast has undergone some radical changes since Varen Aquilarios led his rebellion against the Longhouse Emperor Leovic in 2E 576. First, the region's inhabitants banded together to build Varen's Wall, as discussed in greater detail in my treatise of the same name. The protective boundary basically separated the Gold Coast from the Colovian Highlands and served to keep the area safe from Imperial retaliation and other external threats. Second, the region took advantage of the rebellion to declare its independence from Cyrodiil. These two events established the Gold Coast as an isolated haven from the troubles that plague the rest of the continent—but not without setting up challenges of a different sort. In 2E 577, just as the last stones were being placed to complete Varen's Wall and the Imperial Navy was away dealing with the rebellion taking place to the north and east, a fleet of merchant warships and pirate vessels sailed into Anvil harbor. A white flag adorned with a red saber flew over each ship. Led by Fortunata ap Dugal, a shipping magnate in the Gold Coast Trading Company, the fleet took control of the docks and disembarked a company of sailors and pirate warriors that quickly overpowered the remaining troops loyal to the Imperial Prefect. In less than a day, Fortunata had taken control of Anvil, named herself Provincial Governor, and declared that the Gold Coast was now a free and independent state—from the Abecean Sea to Varen's Wall. The self-proclaimed Provincial Governor, better known as the Pirate Queen to friends and enemies alike, used her connections as a high-ranking merchant lord of the Gold Coast Trading Company to build her base of power. She promised the pirates a safe haven and a share of the wealth pouring through the region in exchange for their backing and support. The pirates, along with the merchant marines that had always been more loyal to Fortunata than to the company that employed them, gave the Pirate Queen the weapons she needed to take and maintain control of Anvil and the surrounding countryside. In many ways, the truth is almost more unbelievable than the risque and outlandish adventure tales now appearing as broadsheets on the streets of Anvil. These bawdy stories follow the exploits of the barely fictitious Pirate Empress Thusa ap Lagud, and they've become quite popular. The actual Pirate Queen tolerates the tales, if not actively encouraging their publication on a regular basis. Now the blood-red sabers on fields of white fly above Castle Anvil and the Anvil Lighthouse, and the Pirate Queen has turned Anvil into a Free City. No military vessels from any alliance are allowed to approach the Anvil Docks. Instead, merchant ships from across Tamriel fill the wharfs, happy to buy and sell cargo at bargain prices. Even the once-proud and influential Gold Coast Trading Company has acquiesced to the Pirate Queen's demands, deciding that profit is more important than arguing over respectability and who's in charge. In effect, the company does what the Pirate Queen tells it to. It doesn't take a prophet to predict that the Pirate Queen has her sights set on Anvil's neighbor to the northeast, Kvatch. She said as much in her much-publicized declaration of independence. With more and more pirates and buccaneers rallying to her flag every day, and with gold flowing from frightened nobles as protection money disguised as taxes, it's clear to see that Fortunata will soon have the resources to deal with Count Carolus and even Primate Artorius. It's just a matter of time. And the Pirate Queen has demonstrated over and over again that she can be very patient when it comes to letting her plans develop. By all accounts, Fortunata rules Anvil with an iron fist. The Red Sails pirates serve as her private army, raiding, rampaging, and performing the duties of enforcers whenever and wherever she directs them. She may be a cruel and merciless dictator, but she keeps the region under control and prevents anarchy from running rampant. Can we really expect more than that from our rulers?


Gold Coast Tomes
A Call to the Worthy  ♦  A Gold Coast Children's Bestiary  ♦  A Nixad Made Me Do It  ♦  Anvil Lighthouse Report  ♦  Anvil Taxes  ♦  Arena Fight Card  ♦  Arena Note  ♦  Baandari Peddler Note  ♦  Bitter Travels Among the Nixad  ♦  Cathedral Hierarchy  ♦  Chewed Note  ♦  Confessions of a Vampire Devotee  ♦  Contractor's Note  ♦  Count's Correspondence  ♦  Dibella's Mysteries and Revelations  ♦  Dragonstar Caravan Company Note  ♦  Epitaph for Ianus Faleria  ♦  Epitaph for Lucina Faleria  ♦  Epitaph for Maxivian Faleria  ♦  Epitaph for Neransi Faleria  ♦  Exposing a Terrible Evil  ♦  Eyewitness to the Wall  ♦  Fantos Epilion's Journal  ♦  Field Guide to River Trolls  ♦  Free Market of the People  ♦  Garlas Agea Construction Log  ♦  Glories of the Pirate Queen  ♦  Gold Coast Goblin Tribes  ♦  Gold Coast Guide, Part One  ♦  Gold Coast Guide, Part Two  ♦  Gold Coast Notables  ♦  Gold Coast Trading Company Note  ♦  Great Cathedral Closed!  ♦  Guide to Taming Dire Wolves  ♦  Imperial University Note  ♦  Intriguing Ayleid Ruin  ♦  Investigator Vale: Shadow Fellows  ♦  Join the Order!  ♦  Kindly Contrivers Notes  ♦  Knightsgrave: Legend or Legacy  ♦  Kvatch Arena Reopens!  ♦  Kwama Miner's Note  ♦  Letter from Kireth  ♦  Letter from the Governor  ♦  Letter to Sybilline Elve  ♦  Letter to the Grand Chanter  ♦  Letter to the Withered Rose  ♦  Litany of Blood  ♦  Litany of Blood Fulfilled  ♦  Lord Jarol's Deep Thoughts  ♦  Naryu's Fortune  ♦  Naughty Nereid Players  ♦  Needful Things  ♦  On Minotaurs  ♦  Order of The Hour  ♦  Regarding Your Contract  ♦  Reman's Fortune  ♦  Resolutes of Stendarr Note  ♦  Rise of the Red Sails  ♦  Sanguine's Revelers Note  ♦  Secret Note  ♦  Shadowbanish Vintners Note  ♦  Silver Dawn Contract  ♦  Soggy Note  ♦  Solus Vertilus's Journal  ♦  Song of the Prowler  ♦  Special Instructions  ♦  Suspicious Message  ♦  Sweetroll Recipients  ♦  The Black Dragon  ♦  The Black Dragon's Journal  ♦  The Black Dragon's Journal, Part 2  ♦  The Black Hand  ♦  The Blade of Woe  ♦  The Butcher of Bravil  ♦  The Deal  ♦  The Glint in the Night  ♦  The Grand Sermonizer's Journal  ♦  The Lie We Tell Ourselves  ♦  The Lost Fort Faleria  ♦  The Minotaur Song  ♦  The Mysterious Mermaid of Anvil  ♦  The Primate: Before the Light  ♦  The Primate: Finding Faith  ♦  The Primate: Rise to Glory


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