Madame Olivia drew forth four names from Briggsy’s skull—three of whom might retain fond memories of Briggsy in return.
Ah, but what about the fourth? Salty. No, that’s not a descriptor. “Salty” is the name of an undead parrot, who once worked with Wanda—or Captain Warsmith. Salty does not exactly think of fondly of Briggsy, and neither does the author of these journals.
Salty was terrified of Briggsy. In his terror, he betrayed a Trapmaker known as the Trickster. With Salty’s assistance, Briggsy kidnapped the Trickster and forced her to design and craft traps that would protect Briggsy’s most prized possessions.
The location clues to these journals all lead to rather large islands—islands where the Trickster laid her traps.
The text provides insight into the Trickster’s mind and why she despises the greed the inevitably warps Briggsy’s own.
Since you likely stumbled onto this page while trying to find these journals, we’ll begin with the locations. Watch your step!
Where are the Art of the Trickster Tall Tale Journals?
So, before you start your search for these journals, go visit that skittish skeletal parrot on Plunder Valley: Salty.
Just in front of Salty, you’ll see the Tall Tale book. Vote on that book to activate the Art of the Trickster Tall Tale, and its five journals will appear throughout the Sea of Thieves.
The Location for Art of the Trickster Journal #1
The first step in completing the Art of the Trickster Tall Tale involves solving a skeleton puzzle room on Plunder Valley. This room also holds your first journal.
You will find the journal on the room’s center rock, basking in a light glow from the nearby mushrooms.
The Location for Art of the Trickster Journal #2
You will find this journal on top of Discovery Ridge next to one of the Trickster’s symbols and barrels.
There are many barrels and many Tricker symbols strewn across Discovery Ridge, and this particular group of barrels and symbol is right in the center of the island.
So—admittedly—describing this location in words is not the most helpful form of assistance we can offer. Instead, we recommend you click the link below the image to see it on the map.
The Location for Art of the Trickster Journal #3
Head on over to Sailor’s Bounty. Aye, if you’re sailing straight from Discovery Ridge, it’s a bit of a journey. Luckily, you’ll find all three remaining journals on this island.
When you arrive at Sailor’s Bounty, head on up to it’s hollowed out center. Drop down. Then take whichever treacherous cavernous path you dare down into the belly of the beast.
Once you make your way past all of the tricks and traps, you will emerge in Trapmaker’s lair. There are three journals in this lair.
Looking around, you may spot an anvil—a classic for any trapmaker. You will find one such journal next to that anvil.
The Location for Art of the Trickster Journal #4
Where else might we find a journal? Hmm… perhaps near a convenient writing spot. Maybe we should take a peek under those work benches.
The Location for Art of the Trickster Journal #5
This last journal is found near a cozy little spot, perfect for jotting down dreams of jagged spikes. Aye, this journal is tucked beneath the foot of the bed.
What do the Art of the Trickster Tall Tale Journals Say?
The Text for Art of the Trickster Journal #1
This journal is titled, “The Perfect Trap“
The Text for Art of the Trickster Journal #2
This journal is titled, “Bait and Switch“
The Text for Art of the Trickster Journal #3
This journal is titled, “We Want Plates“
The Text for Art of the Trickster Journal #4
This journal is titled, “Making My Point“
The Text for Art of the Trickster Journal #5
This journal is titled, “A Worthy Opponent“
If you’ve ever-so-gingerly tip-toed to each location, you will have found all five journals. In so doing, you will free the trapped commendation: Traps and Treasure.
You will also learn a bit more about how these traps came to be, and how greed might just be the most cunning trap of all.
Note: Just like weaving through the Trickster’s traps, checking your commendations might take more than one attempt. If on your first attempt your commendation still appears trapped behind that lock, never fear.
Leave the commendations page, dust yourself off, and try again. Your second attempt should spring that commendation free.