Madness is in everyone but is only shone through the ones who expose it and hidden by those who fear it- Demitri
I would rather deserve honor and not get it; then get honor and not deserve it- Jermayan
Pirates' many bejeweled rings and piercings actually had a practical purpose - when the pirate or sailor died, the rings could be taken off as payment for a proper burial, saving him from a watery grave. This could be tied into regional culture, or made into a quest (The Pirate's Lost Rings, etc.). Also gives treasure-seeking divers another thing to look for besides crusty old chests.