Captain Archibald Burleigh (Black Burleigh), began as an admiral of the royal navy. He became discontented, always having to answer to someone higher and always keeping only a portion of his spoils. He soon deserted and turned to piracy, as a pirate he was king of his ship, and kept almost all the plunder. He sailed around the world, always on the run from ships of his own country. Though he visited many continents and robbed hundreds of ships, he spurned the idea of keeping artifacts in his cabin. Rather, he stocked it with chests full of the gold he sold his soul to gain.