Big Book o' Piracy

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The Big Book o' Piracy is a reward from the quest Pieces of Hate. It is an upgrade of the Little Book o' Piracy.

It holds up to 10 charges to begin with, which is upgraded to 20 after completing hard Morytania achievements, and further upgraded to 60 after elite Morytania achievements. It can be recharged by using Braindeath 'rum' on the book (or drinking 'rum' while carrying the book) which can be purchased on Mos Le'Harmless. Each 'rum' fully restores the book to the maximum number of charges. Recharging the book results in the same temporary stat boosts and drains as drinking the 'rum' by itself.

It can teleport the player to four different locations:

Teleporting to the above places from anywhere within the islands (which includes underground areas), from Brimhaven, or from Port Sarim does not use any charges and may even be done when the book has 0 charges (similar to Drakan's Medallion). Doing so displays the following message in the chatbox: Due to the 'rum'-fueled nature of your teleport, the book does not use a charge. However, teleporting out from any other part of RuneScape uses one charge. Therefore, if one wants to save or negate the need for charges, it is a good idea to use the Arc journal to teleport to Port Sarim and use the Big Book from there. This effectively gives the book an unlimited number of charges.

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Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Big Book o' Piracy.

The Big Book o' Piracy
by Cap'n Hook-Hand Morrisane
(an AMCE product)

Chapter 1; So you've decided to become a pirate.

Piracy; a life of adventure and romance. The stuff of legends and tales told all over the world. And you, humble reader, have decided to join these brave men and women in the exciting field of unlicensed privateering and wholesale plunder redistribution. I congratulate you on making the correct lifestyle choice.
While many consider pirates to be unwashed, ignorant, thieving brigands, the truth is that they are a valued and important part of the economy. Without them, the architects that design sea-defences against their attacks would be unemployed. The guards in sea ports would be laid off, and the honest merchants that buy their second-hand goods would lose a small portion of their income. So you see, by living a life filled with adventure, thievery, romance, plundering, danger and stealing, they are adding to the happiness of the community as a whole. Surely these brave individuals have nothing to be ashamed of for selling their hard-earned loot to respectable merchants in exchange for a reasonable sum of gold. I would go as far as to say it is their duty to redistribute such wealth that they come across in this way, so as to uphold the noble ancient and profitable honour of the pirates.

Chapter 2; Looking like a pirate

First, to be recognised as a pirate, you have to look like a pirate. If you look like an accountant, then people will be confused when you begin talking about 'briny deep' this and 'plundering' that. It also saves time explaining at parties and other social gatherings exactly what you do for a living, allowing precious extra hours of plundering and looting.
Pirates must look nautical. This look can be achieved by wearing trousers made from old sails, usually striped. You can also wear an old, tattered naval uniform, as this makes you look like you have been trained by the navy before you left for your own, dark and grim reasons. I suggest you come up with at least two good reasons why you left, as customs and excise tend to alert naval officials to 'deserters'.
Piracy is a dangerous profession, and can be hazardous to the pirates' extremities. Preventing such injuries with either a hand-covering hook or a patch to protect your eye is always a good plan. This also leaves you prepared for the eventual loss of the extremity, as you are already carrying a replacement around with you.
Piratical accessories can also include (but are not limited to) cutlasses and scimitars, pirate hats, face masks, bandannas and flashy jewellery.

Chapter 3; Pirate -> Gielinorian Phrasebook.

Arr -> Good Morning/Hello/I agree

Scurvy -> 1. Disease contracted when sailing, caused by lack of fresh fruit and vegetables. Eg, 'Cap'n, the gunners be a bunch of scurvy dogs.'
2. Inferior/untrustworthy. Eg, 'Cap'n, the gunners be a bunch of scurvy dogs.'

Cap'n -> Captain.

Plunder -> Anything of value that can be traded with any honest Al Kharidian merchants for a reasonable sum of money.

Landlubber -> Non-Pirate.

Garr! -> I am going to attack you/Take this!/It is time for fisticuffs and no mistake.

I say we keelhaul 'em -> I propose we do unpleasant things to them until they are dead, very sorry or both.

Aye aye! -> I am in emphatic or otherwise exuberant agreement with your statement.

Say that again and I'll kill ye! -> I deny the truth of your statement.

Ye/Yer/Ye'll/Ye've -> You/Your/You'll/You've

Want a sip of 'rum'? -> I would like to poison you.

Grog -> Alcohol, with the exception of 'rum'.

'Rum' -> 1.Anything poisonous/Acidic or caustic substance. 2. The concentrated, liquid form of all that is foul.

Go see Ali -> Travel to Al Kharid to sell loot and purchase top-quality products.

Broadside -> 1. To fire all cannons on one side of the ship at the same time. 2.A pirate of great size.

I'm not a pirate, I'm a privateer -> I am a pirate, and I'm getting paid for it.

Parle -> I have become tired of life, kill me at your leisure.

Widdershins -> A debilitating disease caused by eating mouldy biscuits for a month. Symptoms include weakness in the limbs, spinning vision, spontaneous combustion and implosion of the earlobes.

Forbye -> A common greeting said (be)for(e) (good)bye. 'Forbye, Cap'n! Lovely day!'

Hornswaggle -> To swaggle (or cover with soft cloth) the ship's horn (or compass) to keep it safe and dry during storms.

Drivelswigger -> Small metal implement used for removing weevils from hard tack rations.

Abaft -> Direct polar opposite of avast.

Binnacled -> Condition relating to the consumption of excessive quantities of cheap alcohol, or small quantities of 'rum'. 'Sound the alarm Mr Bosun, pirates off the starboard bow!' 'Not so loud Cap'n, I be feelin' a little binnacled.'

Duffle -> Somewhat like a seafaring goblin, only not.

Athwartships -> A period spent apprenticed to a pirate, learning piracy, getting drunk, and culminating in the loss of a leg, eye or hand.

Davy's Grip -> Popular drinking game involving mangoes, a hammer, and all the corkscrews that players can get their hands on.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 8 February 2021 (Update):
    • The Big Book o' Piracy has new charge caps. These are:
    • Drinking Braindeath Rum with the book in your backpack, or using the rum on the book will charge it to its maximum charge cap.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When using the teleport option when standing next to Pirate Pete on Braindeath Island, he will insist you move away until you can't see him due to "magical interference". This is because Pirate Pete knocks you unconscious during the teleport animation and would cause a copy of him to appear if used next to him.
    • This does not occur when using the Big Book o' Piracy on the dock north of Port Phasmatys.
  • Attempting to use Karamjan rum on the book yields the message: "This rum isn't anywhere near potent enough to recharge your teleports - note the distinctive lack of quote marks. Only Captain Braindeath's 'rum' will suffice!"