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A Study in Scarlett is the third story mission in Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty.
- Obtain hovercraft
- Find the Pirate Queen's ship
- Destroy Raider Skiffs
- Meet Captain Scarlett
The first objective is to use the Catch-A-Ride to generate a sandskiff, then use the sandskiff to travel to Wurmwater where Captain Scarlett is located. There is minimal threat on this journey and the few sand worms that do burst from the desert sands will promptly be killed when run down by the skiff.
Scarlett can be found on the Buccaneer's Bacchanal, a giant sand craft much like an old sailing ship and a much larger cousin to the sandskiff. When her vessel is approached however, three marauding sandskiffs of Sandman's rival pirate band attack in sequence and must be eliminated to help Scarlett and secure entry to the Buccaneer's Bacchanal. A ladder lowers to the floor of the canyon once the third raider has been destroyed.
- "This is Captain Scarlett. Her interests are treasure, adventure, and shooting unarmed people."
Turn In: Captain Scarlett
- In the event that the Vault Hunter's sandskiff is destroyed while destroying the enemy sandskiffs, there is a protected area below the rear right corner (the corner opposite of where the ladder comes down) behind the fin. In this spot the enemy sandskiffs and sand worms will have difficulty hitting Vault Hunters, but the enemies can still be targeted.
- The name of this mission refers to the first history of Shrelock Holmes "A Study in Scarlet "