For the Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale, you have the option of pursuing one of the commendations in the Pirate Log. This Commendation is not required to complete the story.
Sea of Thieves | Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale | Hidden Journal Locations
Before we begin: If you were actually looking to solve some part of the main questline, you can find the links to those sections below!
- Sea of Thieves | Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale | How to Find the Enchanted Lantern
- Sea of Thieves | Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale | Kraken's Fall Chest & Keys Locations
- Sea of Thieves | Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale | Old Faithful Isle Chest & Keys Locations
We also have a few other important things to note about finding these Journals. The first and most important thing to mention is that you can only obtain while the Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale is active. If you find them while it's not active, it will not count towards the Commendation awarded for finding them. Secondly, you do not need to find these in order. Although the only way to find them without a guide is by using clues from the previous book, you can plan a faster route to collect them if you use this guide instead.
The best part about this Tall Tale is that, unlike the other Tall Tales, all of the Hidden Journals are on only one island! If you're headed to Old Faithful Isle to follow the fate of the three lost souls, you're in luck! Old Faithful Isle is the location of all the Journals!
The list below provides the Journal locations in chronological order.
Journal #1 - A Ghost Watch
The first Journal's location can be found near the start of the investigation on the southern beach. It is located near a white, tattered flag.
Journal #2 - Still No Luck
The second Journal's location is at the highest peak of the island to the Northwest. If you clamber up the rock, you will see it sitting at the top, looking down on all us peasants below.
Journal #3 - The Fright of My Life
The third Journal's location is in the eye of a Kraken! Go to the far western corner of the island, and you will find a dead Kraken's skeleton. Look in the eye for the Journal.
Journal #4 - Hunting By Bones
The fourth Journal is on the West side of the island, just a short walk away from the second and third Journals. It is at the base of a lit-up altar with a pile of bones.
Journal #5 - Giving Up
The final Journal location is back on the East side of the island on the upper layer. If you move to the southeastern corner, you will see a wooden platform next to a bridge. The Journal is at the base of this wooden platform.
When you have found all the Journals, you'll unlock Ghost Stories Commendation! This is one of the seven Commendations you must achieve to truly complete the Wild Rose Tall Tale and obtain the Legendary Commendation. There are several Commendations awarded along the way as you complete the main part of this Tall Tale for the first time. Our guide covers all possibilities for what islands may hold the Tall Tale's items, so feel free to go back to the start and use it again!
Want to perform a Ritual Event to complete a task? Use our guide to see How to Get the Ritual Skull!