For the Revenge 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 | Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale | How to Find the Morningstar Chest
- Sea of Thieves | Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale | Graymarrow's Orders Skull & Chalice Guide
- Sea of Thieves | Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale | Graymarrow's Orders Skull & Chalice Solutions
- Sea of Thieves | Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale | How to Find and Defeat Graymarrow
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 Revenge 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.
There is a straightforward way to understand this guide. Below, you'll find that we've provided the five islands on which you'll find these journals. You'll also find images that lead you to their general location and the landmarks you'll find them near. The list directly below is the entire list of islands where they're located.
- Boulder Cay
- Cannon Cove
- Marauder's Arch
- Sanctuary Outpost
- Sunken Grove
Now that you have the entire list, you can plan an itinerary and route to visit the islands in the most efficient way. Since you're sailing to several different islands on your quest to complete the Tall Tale, now is a perfect time to pick up Voyages to complete on the side! More often than not, the voyages will land you on one of the islands you need to visit to continue the Tall Tale. The guide below lists the Journals in order of how they appear in the story.
Alternatively, you could also check out our Fish Guide to see the cooking times, locations, and bait to catch all fish. Revenge of the Morningstar spans across multiple map sections, so you're bound to land something good!
Journal #1 - Assessing the Enemy
The first Journal's location can be found near the start of the investigation on the southwestern beach. You will see three barrels stacked up against a rock with some crates. Inside the top crate, you can find the first Journal. This is also the location of the Morningstar Shipwreck and the Morningstar Chest that you need to find at the beginning of the Tall Tale! When you read this book, you will see the location of the second Journal: Sanctuary Outpost.
Journal #2 - Accepting the Impossible
Whoever hid this book is evil. After you have gotten the Morningstar Chest, your next task is to speak to Tracy on the Tavern in Sanctuary Outpost. This is where you're headed for the second Journal. When you enter the Tavern, if you look immediately to your left, you will see some crates stacked against the wall. As shown in the image above, you will find the second Journal directly behind those crates. When you read it, you will learn the location of the next Journal: Cannon Cove!
Journal #3 - On the Nature of Curses
The third Journal's location is on the same island that you'll find Douglas's Skull. This Tall Tale makes the succession of events fairly straightforward, so generally, you can just pick these Journals up along the way. On the southern side of the island, you will find a cliff overlooking the sea. Near this cliff is a small rock in the middle of a barrel, a large rock, a tree, and a medium-sized rock. You will find this Journal on top of this rock. Upon reading it, you'll learn the next Journal's location: The Sunken Grove.
Journal #4 - An Endless Pursuit
This is one of the easier Journals to find for this Tall Tale. When approaching The Sunken Grove to find the Chalice of Resurrection, park your Ship on the Northeast corner, next to the small islet. This Journal is located on this islet, resting on a flat rock next to a barrel and a lantern. Read this Journal to determine our fifth and final Journal's location: Marauder's Arch.
Journal #5 - Too Little, Too Late...
The last Journal is located on Marauder's Arch, which is in the Wilds Northeast corner. When you proceed through the Tall Tale, you might find that you need to go here to find and defeat Graymarrow. In that case, you would do well to park on the East side of the island. However, if you're on this island only for the Journal, it's best to park on the Northwest corner since that is where you'll find the base of the ramp to the southern cliff.
When you walk up this ramp, you'll cross the bridge in the center, then have the option to continue up on the left or go down a slight ramp to the middle level on the right. Take the path to the right, and you'll find this chest on top of two barrels a few steps away from a large fire lamp.
When you have found all the Journals, you'll unlock Ghost Stories Commendation! This is one of the six Commendations you must achieve to truly complete the Revenge of the Morningstar 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!
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