Sea of Thieves Books of Lore
You can bury your earned treasure, hand in your Book of Lore and make double the money.
The General Idea
So everyone that played the game lost some treasure and they usually want it back.
On the Defender's Side: This will add a new mechanic which increases the amount of gold you can get plus if you lose your treasure it will give you more time to get it back from the people who sunk you.
On the Attacker's Side: This will possibly allow the Defending team to stockpile on loot for you to steal.
So you've amassed a significant hoard and would like more than what the Gold Hoarder's have to offer. With this update a new faction 'The Lore Keepers' would sell you a Lore book (similar to TT books) but with blank pages for you to shape your legacy. With the treasure you already have, you will receive an extended adventure where you'll have to bury your treasure once more but this time it is signed under your name! Once you take your treasure to a designated island which is determined by the Book of Lore you can bury one piece of treasure in there. If you do so, the Book of Lore generates an 'X marks the spot' map on the first page of your Book of Lore and it creates a new 'Blank Page' with instructions on where you can dig your next piece of treasure. Once you're done digging all of your treasures, you can hand in your Book of Lore to gain double the amount of gold for every buried piece of treasure.
Unfortunately on your way back a mighty sloop outsmarted your crew and sunk you, stealing your precious book of treasures. They now have the chance to steal everything that you've buried, but they'd have to dig them back up again! Since you and your crew buried them in the first place, you will now have an advantage on the knowledge side of things. You can either go back and attack them, hide in an island you know where there's a really good piece of treasure, or you can wait at the nearest outpost for an all out war.
On the visual side of things the Book of Lore can change visually as follows by burying treasure based on these factors:
0-2500: Plain Weathered, Leatherbound Journal
2501-5000: Sturdy Leatherbound Journal that deserves a slap
5001-10,000: Black Journal with Golden Adorments etc.
10k1g-20k: Skeletal Journal with emeralds and golden teeth.
20k1g-100k: Black Ashen Journal with flaming gems all around (Similar to the Magma's Grail)
100k1g-500k: Ghost Journal similar to Athena gear. (If you want to add a serious fear factor, make this level and beyond trackable like the FotD key)
500k1g-1mil: A Book of Lore that resembles the design of the Wonderous Box of Secrets, maybe can also have a chipped off piece from the Shrouded Ghost.
Initial: Plain Weathered, Leatherbound Journal
If you have any loot: Sturdy Leatherbound Journal that deserves a slap
If you have any fort loot: Skeletal Journal with emeralds and golden teeth.
If you have any Athena chests buried: Ghost Journal similar to Athena gear.
If you have any Reaper chests buried: A slick Black Journal with a few Skeletal runes on it resembling the Reaper chests. (If you want to add a serious fear factor, make this level trackable like the FotD key)
(The issue for the treasure based visuals is I have no idea which visual should be prominent over which)
This update wouldn't be a Mega-Update, instead it would be a Fort of the Damned scale of an update.
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