Sea of Thieves | Shroudbreaker Tall Tale | Where to find Ancient Medallions

The Shroudbreaker medallions are hard to find, but our guide will help you with all of them!

In the previous parts of our guide for the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale, we went over how the Magpie's Ship's Log, the Ancient Chest, and the Ancient Vault. If you haven't completed one of those, we recommend going to that part of the guide and completing them before you continue here. In this section of the guide, we will tell you how to obtain the Ancient Medallions.

Sea of Thieves | Shroudbreaker Tall Tale | Where to find Ancient Medallions

Before we begin, we will provide you the list of every part of this guide, so you can easily go back or skip ahead to the part you're on. If you're certain you are at the point in the Tall Tale where you need to find the medallions, you can scroll down to Step One. All sections are shown in the list below.

SHROUDBREAKER JOURNAL LOCATIONS: Since the Journals are options, we did not include them in the main guide. If you wish to obtain them, follow the link above on Where to Find the Journal Locations. You are only able to do these while the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale is active!

Step One: Find the Medallions

Now that you have found the Vault and solved its puzzle, you'll notice that you haven't actually been rewarded with anything. That's because there is still more to do! Thankfully, you're no longer in a room that is quickly filling with water, so you can take your time completing this next part of the Tall Tale.

If you look at the Altar, you will see that it's surface has changed to a grayscale image. This image represents the spot where you need to dig to find the first Medallion. We have listed the locations of each Medallion below. Once you have retrieved the Medallion shown, you must return to and place it on the Altar.

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The image on the Altar will change and show you the location of the next Medallion. You must find three Medallions this way. The general area shown in the image can sometimes be challenging to find if you're not familiar with the island. Still, the dig spots are easy to spot once you know what area they're located.

The best part about this is that it is all done on the same island on which you found the Ancient Vault! You don't have to do any more sailing until you've found all three Medallions and opened the tomb of The Shroudbreaker.

The downside is that once again, we don't know exactly where you are since you could be at the vault on any one of six islands. However, we've still made it easy for you to find the Medallions, as we've included their precise dig spots on all six islands. Assuming you remember which island you're on, you can scroll down to them or simply click the link below that matches your island.

  • Devil’s Ridge Medallions
  • Uncharted Island at N13 Medallions
  • Crescent Isle Medallions
  • Crook’s Hollow Medallions
  • Mermaid’s Hideaway Medallions
  • Kraken’s Fall Medallions

Devil's Ridge Medallions

An overhead view of all the medallion locations on Devil's Ridge.

The image above shows the approximate location of the three Medallions on Devil's Ridge. Below, we've provided screenshots of what the Medallions' dig spots look like in-game and some short descriptions of how to find them.

A collection of the locations of the medallions on Devils Ridge.

  1. Medallion #1: There is a waterfall on the island that pours into a pond. Using the waterfall as a starting point, you will find the dig spot at the base of the rock on the opposite end of the pond.
  2. Medallion #2: There is a walkway just above the Ancient Vault. On it, you will see some barrels next to a lit lantern. The dig spot is a few steps to the [x] of these barrels.
  3. Medallion #3: There is a cave in the middle of the island. Inside the cave is a Boar Shrine. The dig spot is at the base of this shrine.

N13 Island Medallions (Uncharted)

The Medallions on this island are a bit tricky since you have to swim for them. Since the island is uncharted, we can't provide an overhead view of where they will be. If you look below, though, you'll find we've provided screenshots of what the Medallions' locations look like in-game and some short descriptions of how to find them.

A collection of the locatiosn of the medallions on N13.

  1. Medallion #1: Just outside of the Temple's underwater entrance, on top of the pillar.
  2. Medallion #2: On the Southeast part of the island, you will see a rock next to some palm trees. The dig spot is near the base of these trees, a few steps to the Northwest.
  3. Medallion #3: Southwest of the shipwreck, you will find two arches. You will see the Medallion shining at the base of them.

Crescent Isle Medallions

An overhead outline of the medallions locations on Crescent Isle.

The image above shows the approximate location of the three Medallions on Crescent Isle. Crescent Isle is somewhat small compared to most of the other Vault islands, but that doesn't mean these are easier to find! Below, we've provided screenshots of what the Medallions' dig spots look like in-game and some short descriptions of how to find them.

A collection of all the medallions locations on Crescent Isle.

  1. Medallion #1: You will need to go to the Southern part of the main cave. In here, some pointy rocks are protruding from the ground (called stalagmites). The dig spot is at the base of these stalagmites.
  2. Medallion #2: At the peak of the Northeast side of the island are some large rocks. The dig spot is at the base of these rocks.
  3. Medallion #3: On the Northside of the island is a pool of water surrounded by medium-size rocks, with a small trickling waterfall. The dig spot is in this pool of water.

Crook's Hollow Medallions

An overhead view of all the Crooks Hideaway medallions.

The image above shows the approximate location of the three Medallions on Crook's Hollow. Below, we've provided screenshots of what the Medallions' dig spots look like in-game and some short descriptions of how to find them.

A collection of the medallions locations on Crooks Hideaway.

  1. Medallion #1: In the Southern part of the main cave, there is a large rock with a Scarab painting. The dig spot is at the base of this rock, in the grass.
  2. Medallion #2: At the Southern part of the cave is a waterfall. The dig spot is behind the waterfall on an isolated section of sand.
  3. Medallion #3: This dig spot is near the top of the island. You must climb the hill, follow the beaten path to the Stone head, and then dig in the sand in front of the Stone Head.

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Mermaid's Hideaway Medallions

An overhead view of the all the medallions locations on Mermaids Hideaway.

The image above shows the approximate location of the three Medallions on Mermaid's Hideaway. Below, we've provided screenshots of what the Medallions' dig spots look like in-game and some short descriptions of how to find them.

A collection of all the locations of the medallions on Mermaids Hideaway.

  1. Medallion #1: On the Northside of the island is a hill with a post at the top. The dig spot is in the sand halfway up the hill.
  2. Medallion #2: On top of the West side of the island, South of a wooden bridge, you will find an open area with three trees. The dig spot is in the middle of these three trees.
  3. Medallion #3: Beneath the wooden bridge is a lantern on a pole. You need to head [x] steps [x] of the lantern and dig there.

Kraken's Fall Medallions

An overhead view of all the medallions locations on Krakens Fall.

The image above shows the approximate location of the three Medallions on Kraken's Fall. Below, we've provided screenshots of what the Medallions' dig spots look like in-game and some short descriptions of how to find them.

A collection of the locations of the medallions on Krakens Fall.

  1. Medallion #1: On the Southside of the island, there is a long hill with a tall tree at the top. The dig spot is near the base of this tree.
  2. Medallion #2: There is a stone bridge that connects the North and South peaks of the island. The dig spot is right in the middle of this bridge.
  3. Medallion #3: On the South East side of the island is a Kraken sitting upright in a pool of water. The dig spot is at the base of this Kraken's skeleton.

Step Two: Escape and Return The Shroudbreaker!

The Shroudbreaker in Sea of Thieves.

Upon returning all three Medallions to the Altar, a door made of rock will lower and reveal The Shroudbreaker! When you grab it, you'll likely be tempted to celebrate the fact that you just unlocked The Key to Adventure Commendation.

Instead of dancing, be ready to fight your way back to your ship, as dozens of tougher-than-usual skeletons will come out of the ground to attack you. You don't need to fight them. Instead, just get back to your ship as soon as possible. Once you're on it, set sail to any Outpost.

When you've reached an Outpost, go to the tavern and return The Shroudbreaker to the Mysterious Stranger. Upon doing so, you will complete The Shroudbreaker Tall Tale and receive The Shroudbreaker Commendation!

This completes this guide for this Tall Tale! From here, you have several options on what to do next! You can start the Tall Tale again and use our guide to get you through it, continue to find all the Shroudbreaker's Hidden Journals to unlock another commendation, or head to Plunder Outpost and start the next tale: The Cursed Rogue!

Did you pick up skulls on your travels? If you want to know where to sell them, check out our guide on Where to Sell Villainous Bounty Skulls!

 

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