- "If we can find Sri Sumbhajee's base before he knows we're there, then we attack with the element of surprise. I say we go in with guns a-blazing and swords held high and demand that he hand over his vial of Shadow Gold."
- ―Hector Barbossa
Decades after making the world believe that he's dead, the infamous pirate captain Henry Morgan began to study alchemy. Eventually becoming known as the Shadow Lord, he devised a way to live forever. But that wasn't enough for him, because he wanted to exact revenge on his former colleagues, the Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court.
After years of hard work, Morgan finally made a mixture of liquid gold and orichalcum, a substance he named the Shadow Gold. However, all the seven vials of the Shadow Gold were stolen by Tia Dalma's zombie, Alex, who scattered them around the world, giving them to almost all the Pirate Lords who were active on the Seven Seas at the time.