The Buccaneer Rat Companion
As your Pirate works through the Gunn’s Gold quest in the Skull Island Skyway, you’ll be trying to catch Ratbeard who will become a member of your crew at the end of the quest.
As you level up your companions they will occasionally reach epic promotion opportunities. When you first meet Ratbeard he is a Rat Officer. Ratbeard’s second epic promotion occurs when he is promoted to Level 28 when, if successful, he will become a Rat Captain. You can learn much more about his abilities and skills from Pirate101 Central.
After you applied training points and he reaches this level, he’ll tell you he needs to speak with you. “Cap’n, I recon I know who killed me old crew. I’ll tell ye in a Tavern cellar. ” Head on over to the nearest tavern and find out what he’s figured out.
In the Tavern he’ll tell you, the Frog who made that Potion he used to knock out his crew is the only one who could have made it a poison. Then Ratbeard tells you he knows “just where I can find him. We needs to go to Port Regal.”
So obviously his quest will require you to have access to Port Regal.