Wikia Pirates - Blood Oath

More'n the saying of a thing, or even the landlubber's "giving of 'is word", when a pirate oathit, there be no goin' back, for 'tis the one cause on which all who fly the black agree for rightful mutiny, when a cap'n be breaking of his oath. No worse than a warlock do they come none, not even witches, and by the oath we are bound, beyond life itself an' all we know on this realm. Only he who's no more'n a Christian of the saddest kind takes this in a gigglin' way or 'spects consequences short o' the terrible and lastin'.