For the Heart of Fire Tall Tale, you have the option of pursuing the Commendation in the Pirate Log that requires you to find all the Hidden Journals. This Commendation is not required to complete the story, but the objects provide some additional insight into the Tall Tales. They can usually be found on the way as you complete the adventure.
Sea of Thieves | Heart of Fire Tall Tale | Hidden Journal Locations
Before we begin: If you were actually looking for guidance through another part of the main questline, you can find the links to those sections below!
- Sea of Thieves | Heart of Fire Tall Tale | How to Find Stitcher Jim's Hideout and Flameheart's Lair
- Sea of Thieves | Heart of Fire Tall Tale | Flameheart's Lair Three Paths Guide
- Sea of Thieves | Heart of Fire Tall Tale | How to Escape With the Chest of Rage
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 Heart of Fire 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.
The unfortunate news about the Journals for Heart of Fire is that to collect all five, you will need to complete the Tall Tale three times. Three of the Journals are placed in separate paths you must take to get through Flameheart's Lair, and you can only do one path each time you complete the adventure! The good news? If you get all five Journals, you'll also get all the other commendations for the Tall Tale and unlock the Ashen Curse!
All five Journals are on only two islands: Liar's Backbone and The Devil's Thirst. Apart from Morrow's Peak Outpost, these are the only two islands you need to visit to complete the Tall Tale.
Journal #1 - We Need a New Plan: Liar's Backbone
This is usually the first Journal you'll find. It is located in Stitcher Jim's Hideout on Liar's Backbone. Use the image above to see its exact position.
Journal #2 - Disorder of Souls: The Devil's Thirst - Main Room in Flameheart's Lair
This Journal can be found in the Main Room of Flameheart's Lair, which has the stone doorways to the three paths. The Journal is sitting on a rock ledge next to the middle door, marked with the symbol for Flame.
Journal #3 - A Chest of Rage...: The Devil's Thirst - The Path of the Eternal King
The third Journal can be found on the Path of the Eternal King. After the captan that is spitting out jets of fire, you will come to a corridor of lava with rocks to jump across. The Journal is on the left side of this corridor, next to several piles of skulls.
Journal #4 - Bye, Bye Blackwyche: The Devil's Thirst - The Path of the Forsaken Flame
The fourth Journal is found on the Path of the Forsaken Flame. There is one room on this path where you need to find waves of skeletons to proceed. You will see a pile of skulls with a cross sticking out of it on the left in the next corridor. The Journal is leaning on this pile of skulls.
Journal #5 - The Devil I Know...: The Devil's Thirst - The Path of the Burning Heart
The fifth and final Journal is found on the Path of the Burning Heart. Near the end, you're required to run down a corridor with spikes jutting out of the walls. Along this corridor are two safe zones where you can wait when the spikes protrude and recede. The Journal is in the second safe zone, before the end of the hallway.
When you have found all the Journals, you'll unlock the Commendation! As we stated earlier, if you obtained all five Journals, you've already done everything required to get the Legendary Commendation!
Did you know you can get the Ashen Curse while you get all the Hidden Journals? Use our guide to find out how!