All Sea of Thieves The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale Commendations and How to Get Them

Conquer Mêlée Island and complete The Quest for Guybrush.

Guybrush is still in trouble despite completing The Journey to Mêlée Island Tall Tale. After getting all commendations for the first Monkey Island Sea of Thieves Tall Tale, I was eager to dive back in and help Guybrush. Besides saving Guybrush, my main goal was to complete all the commendations in The Quest for Guybrush in Sea of Thieves.

How to view The Quest for Guybrush Commendations in Sea of Thieves

There are 17 commendations to complete in The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale. The second Monkey Island Tall tale contains missable commendations; follow my guide below to get them all. You can view the commendations in-game by opening your Pirate Log, selecting Reputation, clicking Tall Tales, and checking The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale. Use this menu to track your progress as you progress.

How to Start The Quest for Guybrush in Sea of Thieves

Go to Captain Capsize and vote to begin The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale. Listen to the dialogue and then get on your ship. Sail toward the arch with a glowing green light. This teleports you into a cutscene where LeChuck makes you an offer. Once on Mêlée Island, head to the Mojo Shop and speak to Corina to begin the Tall Tale.

How to Complete All Commendations for The Quest for Guybrush - Sea of Thieves

All The Quest for Guybrush Commendations - Sea of Thieves

  • Cleaning the Air
    • Dispel the cursed fog enveloping Mêlée Island.
  • Mêlée Island Spectacular
    • Complete a circus performance.
  • Trial of the Sword
    • Complete the Trial of the Sword.
  • Trial of the Treasure-Huntery
    • Complete the Trial of the Treasure-Huntery.
  • Trial of Thievery
    • Complete the Trial of Thievery.
  • The Quest for Guybrush
    • Complete The Quest for Guybrush.
  • Spectacular Superstar
    • Complete a circus performance in under 25 seconds.
  • Sword Master
    • Use every insult and retort during Insult Sword Fighting. (0/20)
  • Yo-ho-ho, and...
    • Enjoy a delicious Grog Classic.
  • Gainful Unemployment
    • Get fired from your new job.
  • The Beast Whisperer
    • Tickle The Beast.
  • Stantastic Voyage
    • Send Stan on an ocean voyage.
  • Escape from Mêlée Island
    • Read all of Elaine's journals. (0/5)
  • Memoirs of a Legend, vol. II
    • Take in the view at all memoir spots. (0/10)
  • Legendary Trial Master
    • Legendary Commendation: Complete all Commendations for 'The Quest for Guybrush' Tall Tale.
  • Idol o' Many Hands
    • Complete 'The Quest Guybrush' Commendation.
  • Governor Guybrush Portrait
    • Complete all Commendations in 'The Quest for Guybrush' Tall Tale.

The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale Walkthrough - Sea of Thieves

The first thing you should do is go to speak to Corina at the Mojo Shop. She tells you to speak to the three Pirate Lords. They will tell you about the Three Legendary Trials and suggest you speak to Corina for a potion to get rid of the fog on Mêlée Island. Before heading out, dip into the kitchen to get the Gainful Unemployment commendation.

How to Complete Memoirs of a Legend, vol. II Commendation - Sea of Thieves

You must find all ten Memoir Spots. These are found in the following areas.

  • Treasure Map Forest
  • Hook Island Sign
  • Meathook's House
  • Troll Toll Bridge
  • Outside the Circus
  • Inside the Circus
  • Stan's Shipyard
  • Outside Captain Smirk's House
  • Inside Captain Smirk's House
  • Outside Carla's House

How to Complete Escape from Mêlée Island Commendation - Sea of Thieves

You must find all five of Elaine's Journals. These are found in the following areas.

  • Governor's Mansion Path
  • Lookout Point Scaffolding
  • Troll Toll Bridge
  • Treasure Map Forest
  • Stan's Shipyard

How to Complete Gainful Unemployment - Sea of Thieves

Gainful Unemployment is one of the easiest commendations to get. All you have to do is speak to the cook in the Scum Bar, and after scolding you, he will promptly fire you from being his assistant and trigger the commendation.

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Now, leave the Scum Bar and head back to Corina. She commands you to gather the necessary materials to complete the Three Legendary Trials. You must get a sword worthy of insult fighting, a treasure map, and the ability to use the ropes on Mêlée Island.

How to Complete the Cleaning the Air Commendation - Sea of Thieves

Return to the Mojo Shop and speak to Corina to get the Mojo Potion of New Horizons. Take this to the Mêlée Island Lookout Point. Pour the potion on the fire, and the magic will dispel the fog on Mêlée Island. After doing this, the path behind the Governor's Mansion will open, and you can proceed further into Mêlée Island.

How to Complete Mêlée Island Spectacular and Spectacular Superstar Commendations - Sea of Thieves

At the circus, Alfredo and Bill request you to complete their Mêlée Island Spectacular. There are two commendations for this, but one requires you to complete it in 25 seconds. Here are the steps you must do for the Mêlée Island Spectacular.

  • Change into costume.
  • Ring the starting bell (beside Alfredo and Bill).
  • Climb the ladder.
  • Cross the tightrope.
  • Ring the second bell.
  • Jump across the platform to the next bell.
  • Ring the third bell.
  • Jump to the platform to the right of the third bell.
  • Zipline to the cannon.
  • Fire yourself through the three rings and land in the water.

I highly recommend positioning the cannon before beginning. I used the angle pictured below and flew through all three rings, and landed in the water. To get the commendation in under 25 seconds, you must go as fast as possible. You can retry the Mêlée Island Spectacular as often as you want, so don't fret if you don't get it the first time. You'll need to complete it once to get some Pieces o' Eight.

How to Complete the Trial of Treasure-Huntery Commendation - Sea of Thieves

To complete this commendation, you must get the Treasure Map from the Citizen of Mêlée. Follow the clues on the map, of which there are four parts, and you will come to a golden chest buried in the sand. Open this to claim an Idol, which you must give to Corina.

Related: Sea of Thieves Monkey Island Memoir Spots Locations

How to Complete the Trial of Thievery Commendation - Sea of Thieves

For the Trial of Thievery, you must steal an Idol from Stan. You'll need to complete various steps, as Stan is eagle-eyed. First, you should speak to Stan and inspect all four vessels he has for sale. Speak to him again once he returns to his office. Ask about the Headless Monkey, and you'll learn Meathook purchased it.

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Head to Hook Island and enter Meathook's home. Speak to him to learn the Beast has escaped, but ask about the Headless Monkey. You can offer to catch the Beast in exchange for the Headless Monkey's Bill of Sale.

The first thing you must do is remove the five cutlasses from the Beast's cage. After completing this, head outside to the left of Meathook's home and pick up some wood planks. Place these over the cage until Meathook says you must find a lever.

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Exit the home and turn right, entering the forest. Here, you'll find a rare Mop Tree. Break off a branch and return to Meathook's home to use as a lever. Your next task is to find some Banana Grease. Search the furniture in Meathook's home until you uncover it. Give this to Meathook, then head upstairs and look under Meathook's pillow to find the shanty he mentions.

You are now prepared to face the Beast. Head to the top of Hook Island and equip a musical instrument. Scroll through your songs and play the shanty you learned from Meat Hook. Eventually, the screen will shake, and a music cue happens. The Beast will fly down, and after a moment, you can pick it up. Place it back in the cage in Meathook's home to get the Bill of Sale.

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How to Complete The Beast Whisperer Commendation - Sea of Thieves

Once you pick up the Beast, press the primary interact button. Your pirate will stroke the Beast, and you will get the commendation.

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How to Complete Stantastic Voyage Commendation - Sea of Thieves

After placing the Beast in the cage and getting the Bill of Sale, return to Stan. Speak to him and go through the cannon, wheel, and capstan he is trying to sale. Speak to him again about furniture and he will show you a wardrobe. Select the dialogue option about the wardrobe's space.

Stan will climb into the wardrobe to show you the size. Lock the doors, and when the option appears, push the wardrobe. Select this option until you push the wardrobe and Stan into the ocean. Go to the side of his office and grab the key. Use this to open the door to Stan's Previously Owned Vessels. Grab the book opposite the safe to learn the combination.

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  • Left Twice
  • Right Twice
  • Left Thrice

Entering the above combination opens the safe and allows you to claim another Idol. Head outside and give this to Corina to complete the Trial of Thievery.

How to Complete Yo-ho-ho, and... Commendation - Sea of Thieves

Put a Piece o' Eight into the grog barrel by Stan's office. A grog will drop out, and you can drink this to claim the Yo-ho-ho, and... commendation.

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Related: How to get Ancient Coins in Sea of Thieves

How to Complete the Trial of the Sword Commendation - Sea of Thieves

You'll need to have gotten the Mighty Pirate Sword to complete this, so ensure you have it. Make your way to Captain Smirk's house overlooking Stan's store. Use the armory outside to equip the Mighty Pirate Sword. Knock on the cabin and pay Captain Smirk to train you.

He gives you a tutorial on insult sword fighting, where he teaches you the basics. You must match the correct insult and retort to succeed; otherwise, you will damage yourself. There are 20 insults and retorts to learn.

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You can find Ghost Pirate fighters all over Mêlée Island to learn these, marked by Captain Smirk's map. Interact with Murray at these locations to summon the Ghost Pirates. During combat, look for an option to interact with them to hurl an insult or retort. Here are all the insults and retorts in The Quest for Guybrush.

OpponentInsultRetort
Ghost PirateMy Swordplay will amaze you!Yeah - I'm amazed you've lasted this long.
Ghost PirateMy deeds are spoken of worldwide!Well, everyone loves a good joke.
Ghost PirateNeed to catch your breath?Only from laughing at you.
Ghost PirateI'm here to take your life!It's about time you got one.
Ghost PirateYou're not fit to lick my boots!I'll be scarping you off mine shortly.
Ghost PirateNo-one has ever beaten me in combat!Oh, so this IS your first time?
Ghost PirateI'll wipe the floor with you!I hope you're better at cleaning than you are at fighting.
Ghost PirateI've met pigs that are scarier than you!Glad to hear you stay in touch with your parents.
Ghost PirateI'm the greatest fighter on the seas!Too bad you met ME on dry land.
Ghost PirateNo-on has faced me and lived!With breath that bad, I'm not surprised.
RibbsyMy blade is in perfect condition!Oh, so this IS your first time?
RibbsyI'm welcome everywhere I go!Well, everyone loves a good joke.
RibbsyLooking at you offends my sense of decency!It's about time you got one.
RibbsyThis'll be a good clean fight!I hope you're better at cleaning than you are at fighting.
RibbsyI'm an amazing fighter!Yeah - I'm amazed you've lasted this long.
RibbsyThis fight is going swimmingly!Too bad you met ME on dry land.
RibbsyI've met useless wretches like you before!Glad to hear you stay in touch with your parents.
RibbsyI'll give you a tase of my blade!I'll be scarping you off mine shortly.
RibbsyPeople tremble whenever I speak!With breath that bad, I'm not surprised.
RibbsyYou're looking a little flushed!Only from laughing at you.

How to Complete Sword Master Commendation - Sea of Thieves

To complete the Sword Master commendation, you must use every insult and retort. Keep an eye out for options with a yellow dot. The dot indicates that you have not used an insult or retort yet. Face every opponent on Mêlée Island to ensure you use each and every one.

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How to Complete The Quest for Guybrush - Sea of Thieves

With Ribbsy defeated, you gain the final Idol and give it to Corina to complete the Trial of the Sword. Before heading to the Mojo Shop and finishing The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale, ensure you have completed all commendations, gathered all Memoir Spots and Elaine's Journals, and are ready to continue. If you have completed all of the above, you will gain the final commendations listed below.

  • The Quest for Guybrush
  • Legendary Trial Master
  • Idol o' Many Hands
  • Governor Guybrush Portrait

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