For other uses, see Pirate.
"I ain't got nothin' to say to you, fancy pants. So why don't you mind your own business, huh?"

Pirates are like marauders or bandits who ply their craft on the water. The Steel Cutlass is a favored pirate weapon. Pirates are aggressive, often drunk and quick to take offense.


Black Rock Pirate

A Black Rock Pirate ghost.

Imperial City WaterfrontEdit

They can be found in and around their ship, the Marie Elena docked at the Imperial City Waterfront. They will attack if someone gets too close to their ship. Killing them when they attack is not considered murder, so local Imperial Guards will come and help. The pirates in the Waterfront are led by Captain Gaston Tussaud and First Mate Malvulis.


Another group of pirates can be found in the Sea Tub Clarabella in Anvil, they will attack on sight.

Black Rock CavernsEdit

The ghostly Black Rock Pirates can be found in the deep caverns of Black Rock Caverns in the Colovian Highlands west of Chorrol.

Dunbarrow CoveEdit

With The Thieves Den plugin the Hero can have their own pirates, at Dunbarrow Cove, that will sail out and plunder once a week. The old pirates must be defeated, and the Black Flag must be claimed first.


Upon approaching the pirates at the Marie Elena they will often sing a song.

How hey, sweet lady of Wayrest! Ho hey sweet lady of mine! Oh I'll see you again, yes I'll see you again, sweet lady of Wayrest so fine!

First Mate Malvullis sings another song.

There once was a hardy young lad of the sea... A Redguard of courage and honor was he... Sail on, my Cyrus, sail on...