The Mentor and Disciple feature offers players on Pirates Online a way to help out newer members grow, while letting seasoned players receive extra benefits in helping out lower level players. Mentors need to be at least level 41, while Disciples need to be level 40 or lower. Disciples can only have one Mentor, although a Mentor can have up to four Disciples.
In order to make someone your Mentor or Disciple, players need to right click on a character and send a request. Mentors and Disciples have their own separate window in the Friends list menu.