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Lords of the Sea Tall Tale Journals, Locations and Text

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There are a total of ten journals to find in Lords of the Sea. They are divided up into two sets. One set are the journals of forsaken pirates, and the other are the Jack’s journals.

All of the forsaken pirate journals can be found in the spire after the first ship battle. All of the Jack’s journals can be found on the Black Pearl near the very end of the Tall Tale.

Finding all five of the forsaken pirates journals will unlock the Journals of Forsaken Souls commendation.

Finding all five of Jack’s journals will unlock the Journals of the Black Pearl commendation.

If you are looking for a guide to walk you through the Tall Tale and the remaining commendations, head on over to our Lords of the Sea Tall Tale guide here.

Discover the Journals of forsaken pirates, trapped in the Sea of the Damned

You will find all five journals on the spire after you battle a fleet of ghost ships and destroy the large Mermaid Statues.

Perdition of the Past

Once you get on the Spire, start making your way up it. When you enter the first covered part, walk along the left wall. You will walk by two ghosts holding candles. Keep walking until you reach the third ghost.

Near the third ghost on the South East side, you will find the journal.
If you have walked past an arch with a blue glow, you’ve gone too far.

(It’s unclear who wrote this journal…)

Our heart’s desire, that which terrifies us the most, our greatest triumphs and our worst mistakes… All of them can and do return to haunt us here.

They say there is a tavern where the honoured dead may drink freely, coming and going as they please. A single point of light in the unending darkness.

The rest of us linger in our own lives, or what remains of them. Doomed to repeat, until we repent. Until the Ferryman calls our name at last.

And if we should remain, consumed by our own legends, we begin to dwindle. To forget the possibility of escape, of change, of hope.

We become naught but characters, players in stories of our own creation. And when there is nothing left of us but the story, we are truly lost.


From the first journal, continue to walk up the path, and you’ll soon cross a wooden planked bridge. Just as you pass it, look left, and you will see this journal at the foot of a ghost holding a candle.

(It’s unclear who wrote this journal…)

Well, this is a sticky pickle and no mistake. Must’ve hit my head really hard falling overboard, ‘cos I’ve got no clue how I washed up here.

S’pose there’s no use crying about it. I’ve gathered up all the wood I can and set a fire to smoking. That’s bound to catch an eye or two.

It’s a bit eerie, this place. Almost reminds me of the reef I stranded Rotten Roald on, so I could keep all the haul for my own two pockets.

In fact, I could have sworn I already wrote all this down yesterday. Or was it the day before? Or the day before that? I can’t rightly recall.

Ship ahoy! Rescued at last… Cor, there’s someone properly scary at the helm. Can’t help but wonder what’s underneath that mask.

A Strange Escape

From the second journal, keep climbing the Spire. You will do some light platforming and climb up two ladders, one short and one tall.

You will come across a shipwreck at the top of the second ladder with just its brig left intact. Inside the brig will be a journal lying in the corner underneath some plants.

(It’s unclear who wrote this journal…)

The worst part about being locked up in that old prison, apart from the smell, was thinking I’d only ever dreamed that I’d escaped.

Then the beardy bloke arrived. I say arrived… Fired a cannon shot clear through the wall of me cell, he did! Talk about making an entrance… Well, an exit.

As we sailed away he told me that it was the prison that was the dream – I really had escaped back in the day! It was one of them metty-for things, he said.

I don’t much care for being locked up, especially not when I’ve already broken out once, so I was more than happy to throw my lot in with him.

If this Dark Brethren can keep me out of any more metty-fors, I’m more than happy to raise a sword in their name. I reckon others’ll feel the same way…

I Serve Day Jones

Right after the journal in the brig, you will slide down a shipwrecked hull into water. In this room in the North West corner will be another journal to discover.

(It’s unclear who wrote this journal…)

All my life, I was told that to encounter Davy Jones was to be plunged into a nightmare. Today, his Dark Brethren has saved me from that same fat!

Better yet, they have promised me passage out of the Sea of the Damned, where I have been unwittingly trapped for countless lifetimes.

My old crew are at my side, looking just as I remember them. Perhaps they’re nothing more than my own hazy memories, but they can fight well enough.

Jones has promised us an end to our eternal imprisonment; no longer shall those of us who broke the Code be forced to suffer for our sins!

I shall take up arms against the pirates who abandoned me. I shall fight for my freedom. And I shall serve the Dark Brethren – Lords of the Sea!

A Company Man

From the previous journal, turn around and climb up inside the shipwreck until you get to the top. To the right of the ghost on the top deck will be the last journal for this set.

A Company Man, by Lord C. Beckett.

It is most disconcerting to be unsure of one’s own precise position in the world. I would have sworn that my men and I were aboard my vessel…

But as I am a Company man, I shall continue to serve the interests of the Company. I can see that Jones and the pirate are locked in opposition, just as before.

This must, therefore, be the battle for which I have been preparing. There is no other logical explanation, and thus I shall continue to follow my plan.

The chest of Davy Jones shall be guarded with my soldiers’ lives, if necessary. The Flying Dutchman will certainly destroy that ragtag pirate alliance soon enough.

And then, once Sparrow is dead, and Jones is of no more use…Like the strings of the hearts, unprofitable relationships are best severed. It’s just good business.

Discover Jack's Journals aboard the Black Pearl

You will find all five journals aboard the Black Pearl. You can only get on the Black Pearl near the end of the Tall Tale after you have fought Davy Jones.

A Rumor

You can find this journal on a desk in front of the ship’s wheel at the helm.

A Rumour, by Captain Jack Sparrow.

Sailing into Tortuga was rather like sailing into my own history. Though she’s been burned to the ground at least three times, her sweet, proliferous bouquet hasn’t changed a bit.

I sent my crew ashore with one instruction – eavesdrop, snoop and pry the night away, keeping an ear – two ears, if they’ve got ’em – open at all times.

We sought stories of the lucrative, yet nigh-unfathomable sort. Also, I was trying not to encounter anyone who might want to shoot me.

I so happened upon a cosy little hovel where the talk had turned to treasure. Not just any treasure, but a glittering trinket that could carry entire ships to other realms.

I admit I was intrigued and only slightly perturbed to learn who the Treasure presently belongs to…

A Plan

Just behind the ship’s wheel is a journal on a railing below the back mast.

A Plan, by Captain Jack Sparrow.

I had no inkling how Davy Jones returned, though I supposed that with Turner freed, there was a situation vacant. After all, the Dutchman must have a captain…

Knowing my crew would be less than keen to steal from Monsieur Fishface, I decided to do the only sensible thing. I didn’t tell them.

Besides, I’d learned that Jones had turned to schooling within an ocean stronghold, where not even mermaids could spy on him.

Clearly, he was going to great lengths to hide himself and his new Treasure from interested eyes. With a bit of luck, I’d be in, out, and away whilst ‘ol Squid-beard was none the wiser.

Having set my heart on depriving Jones of his most prized possession, all that remained was to examine my compass and plot a course for the Pearl.

A Longing

You can find one journal on the table in the Captain’s Cabin in front of the chair.

A Longing, by Captain Jack Sparrow.

By rights, I ought to be the freest pirate on the seas. With the Black Pearl under my command and the stars to guide us, endless escapades must be just over the horizon.

Locating said aforementioned escapades, that’s the trick part. Since that nasty business with the Trident of Poseidon, adventure has been conspicuous by its absence.

I rather hope that ridding the sea of unfortunate curses, the sort that once plagued poor Master Turner, hasn’t also diminished its capacity to enchant me.

Danger, intrigue, a plethora of potables, and something exceedingly shiny to covet isn’t much to ask, is it?

I can think of only one location still likely to provide me with any and all of the above.

A Theft

You can find this journal at the foot of the front mast on the top deck.

A Theft, by Captain Jack Sparrow.

Pirates! You can’t trust them. Jones’s fortress was barely in view before my crew got savvy to our destination and promptly abandoned ship.

The only ones left were Gibbs, who’s followed me to the ends of the earth already, Anamaria, who’d never back down from a fight, and Scrum, who… was there.

I deployed an upturned rowboat – an old favorite of mine – to sneak across the sea bed, keeping careful watch for any suspicious shellfish in Jones’ employ.

Ragetti had previously recovered Calypso’s locket in an uncharacteristic moment of usefulness, and its tune carried me into the heart of the Dutchman.

There, on a shelf in Jones’s cabin, I first laid eyes on what was to become my Treasure. The greatest fortune a pirate could hope for. A key to countless seas.

A Problem

Take the stairs near the front mast down below deck and walk around the front mast’s pillar to find the journal.

A Problem, by Captain Jack Sparrow.

There. That’s the truth of the Treasure…

For a time, I thought we’d gotten away with it. Then the Dutchman roared up from the water behind us, cannons already bristling.

We’ve no real hope of fighting her, not with such a meager crew. Which means there’s only one other option really.

If we can sail the Black Pearl into the crease of the map and cross between worlds, we might just give Jones the slip once and for all.

Ta-ta, Tortuga. Adiós, Isla de Muerta. Au revoir, Saint Martin. It’s time for Captain Jack Sparrow to sail beyond the horizon.

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Follow Along

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Want to keep a weather eye out?

Jot down yer email, and we’ll be sure to let ye know when there’s something new on the horizon.

6 thoughts on “Lords of the Sea Tall Tale Journals, Locations and Text”

  1. The locations of all journals: all of them are on the black pearl at the end. 2 are behind the wheel, 1 is on the table in the captain’s cabin, 1 is near the bow on the 1st deck and one is on the 2nd deck almost directly below it, behind the mast

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      Ahoy there! Thank you so much for sharing! Hopefully that will help all the pirates hunting down those journals 🙂

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      Aye! We just updated the article with the names now 🙂 We will be adding pictures of the locations soon as well!

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