The three men followed you to see if you would emerge victorious over the kraken, as Anne Bonnie did. However, before reaching the kraken, you battled monster bats, skeletons, armored demi-beasts, and the like. These battles were so terrifying that all three men fled in fear.
And so, none witnessed your battle with the kraken, and none saw you perform a deed which rivaled the great Anna Bonnie's legendary exploits.
To this day, the three men still drink to and speak of Anna Bonnie with much admiration, and her name sparks hopes and desires in the hearts of sailors.