What is Duke Selling? Sept. 11th – Oct. 9th 2019

Today, we celebrate the Grand Opening of Duke’s Black Market! Huzzah!

If you’d like more information on Duke’s Black Market generally, we’ve written a separate article all about it! You can find it here: Duke’s Black Market in the Sea of Thieves.

In this article we get straight down to brass tax: What is Duke Selling?!

Duke has imported some rather fine items to add to your pirate’s collection!

Duke divides his wares into two categories, shown in two tabs above his stock: Desirables for Doubloons, and Goodies for Gold.

Desirables come from the following three categories: (1) variants of previously time-limited or exclusive sets; (2) brand new additions to existing sets, and (3) brand new sets.

Goodies for Gold include variants of cosmetics that can currently be bought in your local Outpost shops.

These variations on old classics give a nod to the beloved features of the original cosmetic, while giving us a new little flourish to enjoy.

Desirables for Doubloons

This month Duke is offering a fresh new take on the Bone Crusher cosmetics: the Fearless Bone Crusher! The Bone Crusher set should be familiar for any pirate who took part in The Cursed Sails update in the fall of 2018.

To fully appreciate the Fearless Bone Crusher, we should begin with the same items from the original Bone Crusher set.

The Original Bone Crusher

The original Bone Crusher set looked like a pirate had used the bones of fallen foes to decorate their ship. Some might think it looks barbaric, or like something akin to a caveman’s decor.

To others, there is an elegant chicness to the understated palette: bone, leather, and metal. It goes with everything! 

Since we can no longer take shop pictures of clothing sans pirate, we’ve had one of our crew model the clothing. Be nice. She’s shy.

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The Black Market Fearless Bone Crusher

Perhaps Duke commissioned these, perhaps he simply “found” them, having fallen off the back of a sloop. Regardless, someone has gone back to the drawing board on these cosmetics and freshened them up a bit for 2019. Duke is proud to present, the Fearless Bone Crusher cosmetic set!

The green may not “go with everything,” but the pop of green really breathes some life into this set! The Fearless Bone Crusher can certainly no longer be accused of looking anything less than fashion forward!

The Fearless Bone Crusher clothing cosmetics include the Jacket, Hat and Dress. The Fearless Bone Crusher ship cosmetics include the Hull, Sail and Flag.

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How much do the Fearless Bone Crusher items cost?

Well, as you can see above…

When it comes to the clothing cosmetics: the Fearless Bone Crusher Dress and Hat are 75 doubloons each, while the Fearless Bone Crusher Jacket is 100 doubloons.

As for the ship cosmetics: the Fearless Bone Crusher Hull and Sail are 100 doubloons each, while the Fearless Bone Crusher Flag is 25 doubloons. 

Goodies for Gold

One of the most popular cosmetics during The Forsaken Shores update was the Ocean Crawler cosmetic set. With this knowledge, someone has switched up the color scheme, added a few little details, and handed them off to Duke—who is now selling the Deep Ocean Crawler cosmetic set!

Thus far, Duke is only offering weaponry in the Deep Ocean Crawler set. But, who knows? Perhaps if he sees a handsome profit from this initial batch, he’ll be inclined to bring in a few other Deep Ocean Crawler items.

First, we’ll show you the original Ocean Crawler weaponry. Then, we’ll show you Duke’s Black Market Deep Ocean Crawler weaponry.

The Original Ocean Crawler

The original Ocean Crawler were some of the most brightly colored cosmetics yet seen on the Sea of Thieves. They were the kind of colors that just make you happy. Plus, they were a nice contrast to the shadowy, ashy skies in the newfound Devil’s Roar.

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The Black Market Deep Ocean Crawler

Deeper shades in the wood, metals, and leathers beautifully complement these purple and red hues.

Click on the images below to get a closer look at the Cutlass, Flintlock, Blunderbuss and Eye of Reach.

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How much do the Deep Ocean Crawler items Cost?

As you can see above, the Blunderbuss, Flintlock, and Eye of Reach cost 85,050 Gold Coins each. The Cutlass costs 63,000 Gold Coins.

It might interest you to know that the last time we checked, the original Blunderbuss, Flintlock, and Eye of Reach cost 13,400 Gold Coins each. The Cutlass costs 9,900 Gold Coins.

Aye, Duke offers some real beauties on the Black Market, but he certainly charges a premium. Perhaps it’s to cover the risk…

Congratulations to Duke on his Grand Opening!

The Outpost trading company representatives may not be too thrilled, but we certainly are! Let us know what you think of Duke’s fresh new cosmetics. If you purchase any, we would love to see pictures of you showing off you new outfit!

What else is new?

There’s more to this update than Duke’s fine establishment! So, in addition to letting you know the Black Market’s latest offerings, we’ll include links to newsworthy features for seaworthy pirates!

If you plan on purchasing “desirables for doubloons” you’ll want to know about Duke’s latest mercenary voyages and how to find Stitcher Jim. These should provide you with a hefty sum of spending money.

If you want to know what else you can buy, you might want to check out the Pirate Emporium and its monthly update section: “In Store on the Shores.”

Curious? Let’s take a little scroll…

Rare Thief Article: Stitcher Jim Resurfaces
Scouring the seas for Stitcher Jim? At least this shamed and wretched soul knows he should be in hiding.

Here you’ll find the locations for Stitcher Jim, the “Masked Stranger,” and five mysterious sketches. In addition to gaining insight, you will earn several Mercenary Voyage commendations. Perhaps more enticingly, you’ll earn some extra doubloons!

Stitcher Jim Resurfaces in the Sea of Thieves
Rare Thief Article: Reaper's Grave of Shipwreck Bay
Doubloons in your pocket feeling a little light? Duke’s new Mercenary Voyages should add a bit of weight! To acquire these commendations—and the accompanying doubloons—you’ll need speed, strategic planning, and a healthy dose of PvP!

Here you’ll find everything you need to know and more, including average sailing times, sample voyage routes, and tips to help you maximize your profits.

Sea of Thieves Reaper’s Grave of Shipwreck Bay Voyage
Rare Thief Article: Ancient Skeletons—New Treasure from a New Foe
A skeleton springs to life with the unmistakable sound of clinking clanking coins! What is this new being? What is it carrying? What does it all mean? All great questions, me hearties, but not questions you want to be answering when face-to-face with an Ancient Skeleton.

No, you’ll want to make the most of this opportunity to earn Sea of Thieves’ new premium currency: Ancient Coin! Here you can find the answers you seek before that fateful moment comes:

Ancient Skeletons—New Treasure from a New Foe…
Rare Thief Article: The Pirate Emporium
There’s a curious new shop above the Order of Souls with exotic new offerings from beyond the Shroud.

What is this shop? What items can you buy? How long will these items remain stocked on these shelves? What is this premium currency, Ancient Coin? How do I get it? All fantastic questions, me hearties! Allow us to introduce you to “The Pirate Emporium.”

Sea of Thieves: The Pirate Emporium
Rare Thief Article: Pets—All You Need to Know
Since pirates first awoke in these taverns, we have eagerly anticipated this moment: Pirate Pets have arrived in the Sea of Thieves!

With so much to celebrate, we could not keep our furry and feathered friends caged in the general Pirate Emporium article. Plus, we will surely be adding even more to this article as we get to know our newest little crewmates.

Sea of Thieves Pets—All You Need to Know
Rare Thief Article: In Store on the Shores
Ways and means cloaked in mystery, the Pirate Emporium is a bit cagey about their curation. Offerings may seem to disappear just as quickly as they appear—unless you keep a weather eye. Well, we’ve got our spyglass trained for you.

This article marks the inauguration of a new series in which we will publish each and every Pirate Emporium update. We’ll introduce the newest offerings, let you know which items might not be stocked for long, and keep you up to date on any and all Pirate Emporium news.

In Store on the Shores! Sept. 9th – Oct. 11th 2019
Rare Thief Article: Duke's Black Market
Explore the underbelly of commerce in the Sea of Thieves. Duke has opened a Black Market offering scarce goods coveted throughout the seas.

Here you’ll learn a bit of backstory, how Duke plans to operate the Black Market, the categories of items you might find, which currencies Duke will accept, how long these offerings last, how you can keep up with Duke’s inventory, and more!

Duke’s Black Market in the Sea of Thieves

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