When you win a battle against another player’s Pirate Ship or sink certain Merchant Ships, you immediately advance your Legend Token 1 level on your Legend Mat. With each new level, you immediately gain onetime bonuses (Gold, a new Deckhand, or a Sure-fire Token), and it may increase the number of you can sail and the number of dice you roll when attacking. Once the Legend Token is at the final level, you no longer receive more bonuses, even if you would gain more Legend. You cannot lose Legend Levels (your token cannot go down on the track).