Every pirates dream.
Treasure, that is what all pirates are searching for. A treasure so big that they can do what they want whenever they want for the rest of their lives.
For the majority of pirates, the idea of finding, or winning a large treasure is what drives them. It is their mental fuel to keep going on with their pirating activities. The idea of getting rich beyond dreams is extremly luring. A captain should be aware of this. The crew needs to always have the idea that this is within their reach, otherwise they will walk away, and try to find another ship, a more regular job. Or worse, start a mutiny. A good captain can even use the mere Idea of Treasure somewhere in the future to motivate the crew to do something they otherwise wouldn't do.
Obviously having treasure means you can spend that treasure on things, and people. Giving you power over those people. But the real trick is having treasure, not spending it and still having power, a system often used by governments. Or if you're really a master of words, not even having treasure yet, but still having power. Getting stuff done on the promise of treasure. Manipulating the actions of people in your favour by only mentioning the richness of their dream. It's as they say; Money is the grease of the gears of bureaucracy. But the idea of money can change people's minds.
In the Articles, the Pirate crew have written down how any treasure, prize or gain should be shared.
It's an old myth that a pirate is so rich that he doesn't know what to do with his treasure and buries it on some uninhabited tropical island to be kept hidden and safe for later. Treasure maps and routes full of traps are made, which may or may not be navigated by explores and adventurers decades later, again motivaded by the mere idea of a potentional treasure.
But even the Pirate crew from our story here, has burried treasure. The gold coins they got, Armani couldn't change them all at once to a more easily spendable currency, as he couldn't flood the market with this type of coin all of the sudden. So the pirates sailed around with it for a while. But when Peter James Jacobson died, they filled the empty space in his coffin up with coins.
There the bones of the former captain guarded over them untill the Red Sunrise was built.
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Large Treasures gained by the Pirates
Treasure sought after
Somewhere in the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico a large prize fleet from the Spanish colonial times, is still laying on the seafloor, several billion dollars worth of gold, silver and other valuables, is supposedly waiting to be found. The pirates have their ears out to any rumours that someone might have found it. So they can relieve those finders of their burden once they get it above the waves.