Black Bart's Sextant


Black Bart




Makes the holder instantly likeable to anyone


Inability to swim



Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection

June 19, 1928


Origins[edit | edit source]

Bartholomew Roberts, better known as Black Bart, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the American and West African coasts. He was the most successful pirate during their Golden Age, capturing capturing over 470 ships, the most of any. He became a pirate when the ship he was on, Princess, was taken over by pirates and was forced to work for them. The pirate ship’s captain, Howell Davis, was impressed by his navigation skills and would talk to him in Welsh, gaining Roberts trust.

When Davis was killed, Bart was elected as captain, even though he didn’t want to be part of the ship. They avenged Davis, looting the locals and then setting course for Brazil. For nine weeks, no ships passed by, until a fleet of Portuguese ships with treasures for the king himself. He then created a pirate code which all his men were to swear to on the Bible. From there, he set onwards to Canada, the Caribbean and the West Coast. He was eventually killed by grapeshot while being sieged by a British ship. His body was wrapped in a sail, buried at sea and had never been relocated. His death is what many signify as the end of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When touched, it lets the user become instantaneously likable to anyone they come across. Any negative emotions that person is having about the user immediately dissipates.

User themselves becomes unable to swim. People either panic, forget how to paddle or become physically uncoordinated. If they are an avid aquatic, they become denser than the surrounding water and slowly sink.

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