Note: This side-quest is first available when you visit Bloodstone for the first time.
You can pick up this quest from a drunken pirate at the Leper’s Arms Inn on the Waterfront of Bloodstone. He will start to tell you a story but will not continue until you buy him a drink, do so and he will tell you of a smugglers cave just outside of town. Head over to the far end of town from the road to Wraithmarsh and hack your way through some bushes on the left. Open the chest here if you like and then head into the cave.
Part 1: Captain Dread
Follow the tunnel around to the left and dive into the water below when you come to the gap. Continue along the set path through the cave and up the ramps to a door at the top. Enter the door here to face a large crew of zombie pirates. You will need to kill three waves of them.
Once they are all defeated the door at the end of the room will open. In the next room smash the crates opposite the locked door to reveal a blue switch. Step on it to open the door. Go through the now open door and you will need to find Captain Dread’s key. Look in the small bedside table to the right of the bed for it, and then open the chest by the door. Loot the rest of the room as you see fit.
Now that you have a lever, head all the way back to the area at the top of the ramps beside the pirate ship and use the lever on the metal lift here to be lowered down to Captain Dread’s ship. Jump on board and prepare to do battle.
Captain Dread is here and will stand in front of the cabin door and watch you fight. To keep himself entertained he will summon three waves of ghost pirates to attack you. Once all of them have fallen, the Captain himself will try his luck and attack you. In addition to some fairly damaging heavy melee attacks, he also has the ability to use the will power vortex. As such, keep an eye out for the twisters he lays down and make sure to avoid them!
After you defeat him, you will receive a map that will enable you to use the wheel of the ship. Do so to be taken to Captain Dread’s secret Treasure Island.
Part 2: Find all of the Treasure
There are ten treasures hidden on the island. Each of these will give you 1,500 gold.
After collecting all of the treasure, head back to the ship and use the wheel again to return to Bloodstone and speak to Salty Jack who will be waiting for you to complete the quest.
Before going elsewhere, quickly duck back into the cave to the right. The hole you dove down at the entrance should now be filled with water. Swim across to the other side and destroy the barricade to claim another silver key .
Note: for completing this quest you will earn the following reward/s:
- Renown: 7,500
- Trophy: Captain Dread's Sword