What have we here...?
Not all knowledge can be charted on a map. So, the bulk of this website is devoted to the written word.
Aye! Sometimes we add videos to the articles, and we feature a select few on this home page, but you can always find them all here:
The Rare Thief YouTube Channel
Here you’ll find the complete guides for every Tall Tale—every step and every commendation for getting the most out of every Tall Tale! Aye, but we’re not done.
We want these to be more than informational guides. We want these to be a true companion to your in-game experience, drawing you deeper into the magic of these worlds!
Aye, we’ll be adding more images and infographics. We’ll be polishing the organization and the language. But, more than that, we’ll continue adding little details, tips, and insights for as long as there are more to discover!
Ah, and we plan to do so much more!
A Pirate's Life—Tall Tale Guides
A Pirate's Life—Journal Guides
A Pirate's Life—Commendation Guides
Sometimes pirates seek answers to very specific questions—most notably, how to earn specific commendations. These shorter guides allow pirates to sail straight to the information they seek, without meandering through the longer guides.
A Pirate's Life—More to Explore!
Below you’ll find a few videos we think you might like. Some of these videos are new. Some are not so new, but timely. Some are well-nigh timeless, so long as their subject remains in the seas. Of course, you can find the full collection on the Rare Thief YouTube Channel.
Tall Tale Guides
Here you’ll find each and every Tall Tale Guide, as well as the original Tall Tale landing page: “Sea of Thieves Tall Tales.” There you’ll find a bit more background and context, threading the lore between the tales.
Tall Tale Journals—Locations and Text
Looking for those Tall Tale journals? Aye, you can pinpoint their locations on your trusty interactive map! Perhaps that’s enough, but these articles go a wee bit further with step-by-step instructions, tips, or nearby landmarks to help guide your path. These also include the actual text found in these journals, helping you piece the story together.
Legends of the Sea
Legends of the Sea are strewn throughout the seas! In the articles below, we’ve grouped them by region. “All Legends of the Sea” links to each of the articles, but it also covers the Devil’s Roar, the Ferry of the Damned, and cosmetic immortalizations. Ah, and don’t forget those Journals! You must find all ten to unlock the Sunshine Parrot cosmetics!
The Legend of Glitterbeard
If you have not yet experienced the heartwarming Legend of Glitterbeard, we humbly yet heartily recommend you set aside some time to read these journals and follow where they lead.
We always enjoy helping pirates find what they seek. So, in consultation with and deference to Rare, we created a Journal Guide.
However, for The Legend of Glitterbeard, a guide did not seem to be enough. We wanted to do more to celebrate and honor this Legend with our fellow pirates.
To that end, we added a bit of background on the inspiration for The Legend of Glitterbeard, and share how we experienced these lovingly crafted writings.
Whether you select the written guide or the video guide, the content remains the same. Simply pick the one that speaks to you.
The Black Market
Once upon a time, the Bilge Rats began selling items that suspiciously resembled the Trading Company’s stock, but in new coveted colorways: Desirables for Doubloons and Goodies for Gold! They haven’t added to their stock in awhile, but we’ll let you know when they do.