Yellowbeard is a pirate feared by whoever travels the high seas. A scurvy shyster and nautical scallywag in league with the devil. The kind of man who feasts on the hearts of his enemies and forces them to eat their own lips. After twenty years of being imprisoned Yellowbeard escapes to reclaim his treasure with the Royal Navy on his trail. But fate intervenes when he discovers he has an illegitimate son, a studious, academic land lover.