Relics at Targets
There are 4 types of Targets where Relics are hidden: Spire of Atlantis, Lost Temples, Blackbeard's Coves, and Cibola Aquaticus. Think of them as Targets that produce Relics. The type of Target determines the kind of Relic you may find there. (Common, Rare, Unique, Lost or Legendary). Keep in mind that each Relic Target functions for a fixed period of time - just like a regular Target.
Go to the Pirate Stronghold, Lighthouse or use the Relic Target menu on the Map to see the time remaining before the Relic Target expires. Every new Target of Relic that appears on the Map is unguarded until captured.
Relic Target Menu
Use the Relic Target menu on the Map to see the time remaining before the Relic Target expires, type of Relics it produces, its status (captured or unclaimed) and choose the type of action you wish.
Scouting Relic Targets
You will need to build Whitmore & Co. and Dutchman's Hangar in your Haven to begin Scouting Relic Targets. Select "Scout" from the Relic Target menu on the Map, then select the number of Flying Dutchmen you wish to send. If you scout the Target successfully you will see all occupying enemy units, including any of the Enemy's reinforcements. Once you have captured a Target, remember to reinforce it with as many Flying Dutchmen as possible to raise its Stealth Bonus.
Capturing Relic Targets
You must build Whitmore & Co. before you can capture your first Relic Target. Select Capture from the Relic Target menu on the Map and assemble a force strong enough to claim it. Once you've captured the Target go to your Pirate Stronghold, and open the 'Targets' tab to view its attributes. Starting immediately from when you Capture the site, you'll notice a progress bar indicating the amount of time you have maintained control of this Target.
You must hold it for at least one hour before you can begin attempting to salvage Relics. The longer you hold the Target, the higher the probability of successfully recovering a Relic for each attempt. You are only permitted one attempt per hour - and be patient, you may not immediately find the Relic you were searching for.
Every time a Target is claimed, the one hour waiting period and occupation progress bar is reset - but the time remaining until the Target submerges into the Sea remains in effect. Ex: If you were to claim a Target 4 days into its 7 day lifetime, you would still have only 3 days remaining in which to exploit it.
Remember to Send Defensive Crew to recently captured Targets to ensure that it remains under your control. Remember: just like any Target, you can attack Relic Targets currently captured by your Shipmates. This is an extremely effective way of breaking Accords.
Reinforcing Relic Targets
Research the "Order of Battle" Discovery and build a Pirate Stronghold to begin receiving Reinforcements sent by other Сaptains. Select this action from the Relic Target Menu, assemble your Reinforcements and send them to the Target you wish to Reinforce. You don't gain access to Relics found at Targets captured by your Shipmates just because you have Reinforcements garrisoned there.
To review Reinforcements other Сaptains have sent you, go to your Pirate Stronghold, open the 'Targets' tab and click the green arrow. You will see the location of all Friendly Reinforcements in the drop down menu. To control the reinforcements you have sent to other Сaptains, go to the Pirate Stronghold, open the 'Garrisons' tab and select the 'Targets' filter.
To control a Relic Target from the Pirate Stronghold, you must first capture it on the Map. Once you've captured one, go to the Pirate Stronghold and open the "Targets" tab to view information on:
- Relic Target lifetime
- Class of Relics that can be found at the Target
- Time remaining until next recover attempt
-Tiime remaining until Relic recovery may begin
- Number and type of Units currently occupying the Target
Once you've captured a Relic Target, its progress bar will begin filling up. You can search for Relics only once each hour. If you click "Search" there is a chance that you may not find the Relic you need, or even any Relic at all. Control your Relic Target as long as possible. The longer you maintain control, the higher your chances of finding a Relic on each attempt. You must click the "Search" button to recover Relics. It takes some time to ship Relics from the Target back to your Haven. You will receive a report from your Merchant once it has safely reached Ship's Hold.
To review Reinforcements other Captains have sent to your Target, go to your Pirate Stronghold, open the "Targets" tab and click the arrow. You will see the location of all Friendly Reinforcements in the drop down menu. To control the Reinforcements you have sent to other Captains' Targets, go to the Pirate Stronghold, open the "Garrisons" tab and select the "Targets" filter.
You can get information about you and your Shipmates' Targets in your Master at Arms' reports. The Merchant will inform you when Relics are shipped to your Haven.