- "Why don't I stay here with the ship? I can keep an eye on things. While you're gone. Trust me, I'll take good care of the Pearl."
"Nonsense. I need your keen eye and sound judgment in choosing a crew, Barbossa. A noble offer, but I insist you accompany me to the Faithful Bride."
- ―Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow
The Age of Piracy
Jack Sparrow's adventures
- "I reckon we have enough old salts here to crew every ship in Port Royal."
- ―Arabella Smith
Prior to the quest for the Sword of Cortés, Arabella Smith worked as a barmaid in the Faithful Bride, owned at the time by her father. Jack Sparrow started a brawl in the tavern, leading to Arabella joining his misfit crew.
Some time later, an adult Sparrow returned to the tavern with Hector Barbossa and Billy Turner in tow so as to find some new crew members for his ship, the Black Pearl. He recruited a drunkard called Catastrophe Shane and was about to sign on another pirate named Henry when the Pirate Lord Eduardo Villanueva arrived and forced Henry and several of the other men in the tavern into joining his crew aboard the Centurion.
Many years afterwards, Sparrow brought Will Turner to the tavern while he met with Joshamee Gibbs to procure a motley crew for the journey to Isla de Muerta. About a year later, Jack and Gibbs returned to the tavern to recruit sailors to crew aboard the Black Pearl. Though they were really attempting to use those men as souls to settle Sparrow's debt with Davy Jones. The four men who signed up were blighted with all manner of ailments and would hardly have made worthy crew members under normal circumstances. The arrival of James Norrington, who threatened Jack with a pistol, caused a full-scale bar brawl, ending with Norrington being ejected from the tavern and thrown in with the pigs. A pirate band was known to play in the tavern, and continued their jigs even during the fight.
During the War of Jolly Roger, Carver was the bartender of the Faithful Bride. At some point before the War Against Piracy, the former Gunner of the legendary pirate ship Nemesis became a regular visitor in the tavern, often telling the stories of the time he served under captain James Sterling to other visitors of the tavern. Some time later, Arabella Smith returned to Tortuga to take over as the owner and operator of the tavern.
The Faithful Bride appeared, from the outside, to be little more than an oversized shack, and was constructed from the timbers of wrecked boats. It was said that the tavern smelled of tar, salt, seaweed and fish. The roof was noticably too weak to keep rain from dripping inside the tavern. The sign above the door was a politically-incorrect painting of a smiling bride holding a bouquet in her manacled hands.
Behind the scenes
- The Cantina seen in Dead Man's Chest, while not named onscreen, was indeed the Faithful Bride as confirmed on the The Complete Visual Guide. In the script for Dead Man's Chest, the place was only called the "Cantina".
- A possible backstory appeared to be made where, at some point after the Jack Sparrow series, Arabella Smith returned to Tortuga to take over as the owner and operator of the Faithful Bride, which would be renamed "Tortuga Tavern". The old Faithful Bride sign can be seen put into a wagon. However, the canonicity of the renaming is unknown.
- The Faithful Bride appears in the video game Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned. But, since that game was canceled, it is unknown if the island's appearance in the game is canon or not.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Coming Storm
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Pirate Chase (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
- Revenge of the Pirates!
- The Duel!
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wordplay: Pirates of the Caribbean first draft screenplay
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide, p60-61: "Souls for Sale"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Coming Storm
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- ↑ Armada of the Damned Preview: Tale of Captain Sterling
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 DisneyShawn: Tortuga Tale
- ↑ Dead Man's Chest original script