Shores of Gold Tall Tales Journal Locations

Sea of Thieves – All Tall Tale Journal Locations Guide

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Below are the locations to all of the journals you must find in the Tall Tales to complete all of the commendations.

An important note is that the journals only appear when the specific Tall Tale is active.

You will not see the Journals for The Shroudbreaker unless you are currently doing The Shroudbreaker Tall Tale and so on for each Tall Tale.

for those trying to solve the Tall Tale themselves
This Guide Contains Spoilers!

The Shroudbreaker Journals

To activate all The Shroudbreaker journals, head to any Mysterious Stranger and vote on the book. The following journals can now be found across the Sea of Thieves:

What is the Devil’s Shroud

This journal is located on the Uncharted Island at N13. You must go to this island to find the Magpie’s Wing Ship’s Log. You can find the journal on the North West side of the island laying on the sand.

An Ancient Clue?

You can find this journal on Ancient Spire Outpost. Head to the top of the North spire and enter the caves. You will see the book placed on a rock surrounded by candles.

Comings and Goings

Head to Devil’s Ridge for this journal. You will want to go to the North cannon that is on the middle level of the island. The journal is just to the left of the cannon.

The Shroud Breaker

Thieves’ Haven is your next destination on your journal hunt. This journal lies in a crate in the overgrown hut on the inside lower level of the island near the water.

The Shores of Gold?

You can find this journal on the other Ancient Isle outpost, Plunder Outpost. Check the rowboat next the Gold Hoarder tent.

The Cursed Rogue Journals

To activate The Cursed Rogue journals, you will want to vote on the tale book located next to Madame Olivia on Plunder Outpost. Once you have started The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale, the journals listed below will be visible to read:

A New Prey

This journal is found on Shark Bait Cove. Look for it in a rowboat on the inner beach of the outside Southern ring.

Surrounded by Fools

You will want to go to Discovery Ridge for this journal. You can find it on the North East beach of the island near a skeleton and rowboat in the sand.

Closing In

This journal can be found on top of Wanderer’s Refuge. Just North of the well is an old settlement. The book is jammed between some wood planks on the Southern most settlement.


To Crooks Hollow! Head into the cave with the Endless Lizard rock painting to find the journal next to the skeleton in the cave.

At last, a clue!

Head to the inner part of Kraken’s Fall. One there, look for a skull pile against a wood fence. You will see the journal just behind the skull pile.

The Legendary Storyteller Journals

The Legendary Storyteller Tall Tale can be started by voting on the tale book next to the tavern keeper on Ancient Spire Outpost. Start the tale and the following journals will be yours to collect:

I need to go alone…

On to the shipwreck of Old Salts Atoll. You will see the journal on the front part of the shipwreck through a hole in the wood.

I know where it is!

This journal is on the same island as the Fish Friends story. Go to Mermaid’s Hideaway and find the journal in a barrel next to the campfire on the beach.

A funny little rumour…

This journal will be next to the Smallest Boat final location at Lone Cove. Head into the coastal cave and find the journal on a rock next to some mushrooms.

I can’t go back…

We will be heading to Dagger Tooth Outpost for this journal. In the tavern to the right is a bookshelf with the journal.

To Whoever Finds This…

Another outpost to find this journal. Head to the top shipwreck on Galleon’s Grave and drop down to one of the hanging cages. You will be able to read the journal in one of the cages from here.

Stars of a Thief Journals

The tale book for Stars of a Thief can be found and voted on at the North Star Seapost. Starting this tale will activate these journals:

The North Star Guides You

Head to Rum Runner Isle for this journal. It will be on the North East islet next to the spyglass.

The Little Glimmer Fish

Go to the highest peak of Plunder Valley, near the Festival of the Damned beacon. The journal will be up there next to the spyglass and maps.

Snake Gets What He Deserves

Go to the middle of the three islands that make up Snake Island and head to the top. You will find the journal next to some maps and spyglasses on the North East side.

The War that Shook the Sky

Go the to highest peak to the North on Devil’s Ridge to find this journal. You will need to do some rock climbing to reach the spyglass and maps it is next to.

The Binding of the Kraken

You will find this journal behind Crescent Isle to the South West. Climb up on the rocks back there and find the journal next to the spyglass.

Wild Rose Journals

You will want to go to Madame Olive on Sanctuary Outpost to start this tale. The book is just to the left of her. Vote on it and the following journals will appear in the world for you to find:

I Want to Fight! – By Rose

On the small island of Rapier Cay you will find this journal next to some barrels near the center of the island.

He’ll Get Himself Killed! – By Rose

Check under a barrel next to the campfire on the West beach of Cannon Cove for this journal.

I think I Love Her – By George

Head to the center rock of Lone Cove. Just to the East of the middle rock you will find this journal.

A Kiss and a Miss – By George

You will see this journal on the North East side of Lagoon of Whispers on some barrels.

He Proposed! – By Rose

The island Sailor’s Bounty will have this journal by Rose. Check on the barrels found on one of the North Eastern islets.

Art of a Trickster Journals

The Art of the Trickster can be started by voting on the book found on the East side of Plunder Valley. Start the tale and these journals will be active for you to read:

The Perfect Trap

Head on over to where the skeleton puzzle room is on Plunder Valley. You will find the journal on the center rock of the room.

Bait and Switch

You will find this journal on top of Discovery Ridge next to one of the Trapmaker symbols and barrels.

Making My Point

Once you make your way past all of the traps in the caves of Sailor’s Bounty, you will enter the Trapmaker’s lair. Underneath one of the work benches you will find this journal.

We Want Plates

Another journal found on Sailors Bounty is We Want Plates. You can find this next to the anvil in the lair.

A Worthy Opponent

The last journal on Sailors Bounty is A Worthy Opponent. Check the bed in the lair for this one.

The Fate of the Morningstar Journals

The tale book for this Tall Tale is in a unique place. You will need to visit the land of the dead on the Ferry of the Damned to vote. Next to the Ferryman is the book. Voting on it will reveal the following book on Old Faithful Isle:

A Ghost Watch

Check the South East cave of Old Faithful Isle near the white flag for this journal.

Still No Luck

Make your way to the top of Old Faithful Isle. On the North West side you will find the journal on the highest peak next to skeleton remains.

The Fright of My Life

Check the Kraken skull found on the South West side of the Old Faithful Isle. It will be sitting inside of its right eye.

Hunting By Bones

Near the Skull Pile to the West of Old Faithful Isle.

Giving Up

On top of Old Faithful Isle, go South to a bridge that leads to a tower. This bridge is sitting along the stone bridge to the East. The journal is at the end of the bridge behind a pillar.

The Revenge of the Morningstar Journals

Head on over to Daggertooth Outpost to vote on this tale book. It will be sitting next to Sandra the shipwright. Starting this tale will allow you to see and read the following journals:

Assessing the Enemy

This journal is located on the South West side of Boulder Cay, sitting on a crate.

Accepting the Impossible

You will want to take a break in the tavern at Sanctuary Outpost for this journal. Check behind the crates in the corner of the tavern.

On the Nature of Curses

This journal can be found on Cannon Cove near the South cliff. Look behind some barrels under large trees.

An Endless Pursuit

Go to the North East islet of Sunken Grove for this journal.

Too Little, Too Late…

Head to the Western cannon on top of Marauder’s Arch for this journal.

Shores of Gold Journals

The final tale! You will venture out to Morrow’s Peak Outpost and visit Gracie there. Vote on the tale book next to her and the journals on Tribute Peak will be active for you to read:

I Forgot to Stop

This journal can be found at the shipwreck on the South beach of Tribute Peak.

Let’s Not Mention This…

Check the side of the trail that leads to the Compass Vault. You will find this journal there on the left next to some crates.


You will find this journal on the right side of the Compass Vault room in a crate.

No Shortcuts!

In the fourth block area for the Western Vault you will find a journal at the bottom of the stairs.

Climbing masterclass

On Tribute peak, shoot yourself onto the statue that is three thrones away from the one that is cracked open. The journal will be there on the arm of the throne.

Why Are They Here?

After opening the door with the Gold Hoarder Coin you will find a crate with this journal before the large staircase above spikes.

Why are they here Journal

Where The Gold Goes

After descending the large staircase with gaps in it, you will enter a large room. To the left is the start of the spike traps. To the right is an area with glowing mushrooms. Head to the right and find this journal laying on the ground.

Where the gold goes Journal

I Only Wanted One…

On your way through the tunnels of Tribute Peak, you will come across a section that will test your balance. After completing this section you will find the journal inside a crate just before two swinging beam traps.


There is a trap room in the tunnels of Tribute Peak that require you to pull three levers to continue. You will find the journal in this room on the scaffolding on the South wall.

A Last Act of Free Will

Shortly after this room you will find the last journal on the right side of path on some scaffolding.

And with the last of the Shores of Gold journals acquired you will have found every Shores of Gold journal. Congrats! You are now one step closer in completing every commendation these Tall Tales have to offer.

38 thoughts to “Sea of Thieves – All Tall Tale Journal Locations Guide”

  1. The “To Whoever Finds This…” (The Legendary Storyteller) is no longer there and seems to have been moved, do you know where it is now?

    1. Was the correct Tale active? The book should still be there as long as you are on The Legendary Storyteller Tall Tale.

      1. Just to clarify for others that may make the same mistake, these journals are in the correct place but you must still have the mission active while searching for them.

        1. You will want to collect them all to complete very commendation. Completing every commendation will unlock a super rare cursed cosmetic for you to wear!

  2. The “I can’t go back…” (The Legendary Storyteller) is also no longer there and seems to have been moved. Please let me know the new location if you find them.

      1. Ahh you may be right, I did try those two after the tale ended, I thought they would be always in the world like Wonda’s journals are without needing it active. My bad I will try it again soon with the tail still running. Thanks for the response.

  3. I cant seem to find the answers journal from shores of gold ive found all the others what part of the room is it in? my friend and i have looked for 30 min

    1. Hmm, shoot! Sorry, I don’t remember exactly where in the room. I just wrote down in my notes that it was there. I have been running through all of the Tales again now that they are live to take pictures and I haven’t done the journal pictures for Shores of Gold yet. Did you end up finding the journal?

      1. Answers journal, Same trouble finding same journal, spent an hour looking on floor for journal still not found it. Hopefully next time.

        1. It is on the middle scaffolding on the South wall of the room. I will have pictures soon but can confirm it is still in the there lever room 🙂

    2. Alright, so it is still in the three lever room. It is on the middle scaffolding on the South wall of the room. I will have pictures soon but can confirm it is still there 🙂

  4. no we didnt and we spent like an hour looking i feel like my friend and i are just blind and its probably really obvious when you get pics up im sure that will help

  5. The shark bait journal in the row boat that is part of “The cursed Rogue” tall tale is no longer there as well. I have the tale currently active and am standing in the rowboat and no journal is here.

    1. That’s really odd. We just ran it again and found it there in the rowboat. Maybe try cancelling the Tale and voting for it again?

    1. It’s not in a vault as the image shows. It’s in a section of Tribute Peak that is require to solve a vault. It is in the area West of the row of ancient thrones.

  6. Do you have to find the journals in any specific order? I found 2 journals in the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale however in the reputation menu it said I had only found 1.

    1. No, the order doesn’t matter. That is weird about it not counting. Maybe just give it a little bit to catch up?

  7. if i finish the shores of gold tale, and for example I change server, can I go back to the island?

    1. You always need to start the ninth and final Tall Tale to get the Shroudbreaker so you can make it to Tribute Peak.

    1. They are all set locations. The books reference each other when you read them and help you along the way to find each one.

  8. Climbing masterclass on for Golden Shores we searched all of the statues and couldn’t find it. Is it still there?

    1. Yep, I just got it again the other day. It is on the same side as the cracked open throne. Do you have the tale active? If you are trying to do it after fighting the Gold Hoarder and you see the Pirate Lord, it won’t be there anymore.

  9. Ah ok, yeah we looked after killing the skelly lord. That makes sense then. Will run it again. Thx for the response.

  10. You may want to include in this article where to start the quest. Since you’ve said you need to be running it, and if someone is just looking for the books, they may not know.

    1. You need to use the cannon from your boat. Park it in that small cove to the North of the line of statues.

  11. i found all some of the shroudbreaker journals but I couldn’t ‘pick them up like I could read it but I couldn’t get the accomadation for it. and I re-did the quest from the start and yeah I couldn’t pick it up

  12. Can you go back to find journals after turning in key and leaving game? When I log back in does it give me credit for turning in totem and then find journals, or do I have to do it all over again to find journals, ran outta time.

  13. You have to read the journals slowly as if you’re actually reading them. No skipping thru really fast or it will not count.

  14. Where the gold goes ? I have searched this area twice on two different journeys and it was not found. This is the only thing keeping me from completing the Tall Tales. Any location updates

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