In Fable and Fable: The Lost Chapters, piracy has started out and some people are already collecting riches on the sea. A pirate had died out at sea and wanted you to give his wife his money which he buried in the Treasure of the Ghost Pirate quest.
In Fable II, pirates and piracy is mentioned a lot. The greater emphasis on naval trade and the improvements to navigation and ship design have also caused a boom in piracy, with the port town of Bloodstone being effectively controlled by pirates because of the lack of law and the easy accessibility to the sea.
Two of the most noted pirates ever were Captain Dread, once the master of Bloodstone and Albion's "Pirate King," and Reaver, who killed him and took his place.The crew of Captain Dread can be encountered in-game as Ghost Pirates. These are murderous ghosts that can be fought in The Sinkhole and aboard The Marianne.
In Fable: The Balverine Order, protagonists Thomas Kirkman and James Skelton inadvertently charter the services of a pirate from Seaside named Rackam to travel to Blackridge. While the traitorous pirates attempt to kill them, the duo is able to escape due to a timely attack by a Kraken.
- It may be the ghost pirate in Fable and The Lost Chapters that inspired Lionhead to add Ghost Pirates into Fable II.
- Cpt. Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean is mentioned and referenced numerous times through tombstones and Reaver may be a reference to him.
- Humourously, the unnamed protagonist of Tales of Albion compares pirates to bandits, wondering why it is that the bandits of the land are universally reviled while the pirates of the sea make women swoon.