In player owned ports, RuneScape players can recruit better crew by paying gunpowder, upon unlocking the skull region. As crew rolls are now a mix of three tiers of crew, better crew are more scarce than they were in the arc.
Eastern bannermen, eastern musketeers, and eastern guides are 350 in their respective skills of morale, combat, and seafaring. They cost 80 gunpowder each, meaning that the arc crew will still have some sailing to do gaining the resources needed for this crew and ship upgrades.
Palmist is available, with the inherent good fortune trait. Good fortune makes random port events more likely to happen. Exploding golem is an upgrade of the bamboo golem and is a combat and morale hybrid. Eastern Overseer has solidarity, granting 50 morale, combat, seafaring, and speed for each crew member.
Upon unlocking the siren's shell island, siren whaleriders are available. These grant a seafaring stat comparable to eastern guides as well as having a base of 200 combat. Therefore, they are superior to eastern guides in hybrid situations and retain value until the scythe region, far longer than their fellow shipmates.
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