While the Shroudbreaker has been collected, it is missing stones that are required for it to break the shroud and grant you passage to the Shores of Gold. Madame Olivia at Plunder Outpost should be able to help us find those missing stones and restore power to the Shroudbreaker!
Aye, this guide will provide all you need to know to hunt down Captain Briggsy.
Ah, but we have another helpful little tool for you, as well. Here be a map with all known locations you might possibly find yourself on your Cursed Rogue adventure!
You can find the web version of the interactive SoT companion map here.
Of course, if you’d rather use the interactive map on your phone or tablet, you can use the SoT companion app.
The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale: A Step by Step Guide!
Step 1 – Cursed Rogue Tall Tale Book
The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale book can be found next to Madame Olivia in the Order of Souls tent on Plunder Outpost. Vote on the book to collect it in your Map Radial and start The Cursed Rogue tale.
Madame Olivia will task you with hunting down those who still hold an alliance to Briggsy and bring back any old belongings of great captain. The Skeleton Lord, Briggsy may know where these missing stones are. Madame Olivia will be able to use these belongings to hunt down the fearsome Skeleton Lord.
Step 2 – Find Skeleton Key
Inside the Tall Tale book that you will find in your Map Radial will be pages comprising of two stories. One that will lead you to a Skeleton Key and one that will lead you to a Skeleton Chest.
To determine exactly where each is, you will need to study the images depicting silhouettes of islands.
In the first story, you will have several images to help you decipher where the Skeleton Key is. There are three common islands that the Skeleton Key can be located.
Shark Bait Cove, near the center of island next to the ammo crate.
Devil’s Ridge, at the highest peak of the island.
Snake Island, at the highest point of the center island.
There are several knew locations for the skeleton key after the Black Powder Stashes update to Sea of Thieves. As we come across them we will be adding them to the guide. Barnacle Cay is one of the new locations for the key.
If you are having problems locating the places above, you can see the exact location on our interactive map.
When you arrive to the location hinted at in your book, you will find a skeleton captain, Captain Avery, there guarding the key. Kill Avery and he will drop the Skeleton Key.
Once you pick up the Skeleton Key, bring is safely back to your boat and prepare to find the Skeleton Chest.
Defeating Captain Avery and obtaining the Skeleton Key will unlock the The Rogue’s Key commendation.
Step 3 – Find Skeleton Chest
Similar to the first story in the book, the second will also have several images of silhouetted island features.
There are several common islands that the Skeleton Chest will be buried.
Crook’s Hollow, in the cave near the Endless Lizards rock painting. The chest will be buried there near campfire.
Plunder Valley, in the cave near the stone bird statue to obtain.
Thieves’ Haven, near the three colossal stone heads.
There are several knew locations for the skeleton chest after the Black Powder Stashes update to Sea of Thieves. As we come across them we will be adding them to the guide. Discovery Ridge and Lookout Point are a couple of the new locations for the skeleton chest.
Similar to the key, if you have any problems finding the locations for the chest, you can see the exact location of each on our interactive map.
Before digging up the chest, you will need to dispatch of Captain Blake and his crew.
Dig up the chest and bring it back to your boat.
Step 4 – Open Skeleton Chest
Now that you have both the Skeleton Key and Skeleton Chest, you can open the chest to find Briggsy’s Star Map and Briggsy’s Broken Spyglass. Now that you have two of Briggsy’s belongings, you should be able to aid Madame Olivia in tracking down Briggsy!
Opening the chest will grant you the Relics of the Cursed Rogue commendation.
Step 5 – Obtain Enchanted Compass
Head back to Madame Olivia at Plunder Outpost and give her both of Briggsy’s belongings. She will use both items during a very powerful ritual that will create a compass revealing Briggsy’s location. After the ritual is done, you will be presented with the Enchanted Compass. This compass will always point you in the direction of Briggsy.
Step 6 – Defeat Captain Briggsy
Follow the direction the Enchanted Compass points you too. Some of the known islands the compass is likely to lead you to is Wanderer’s Refuge, Discovery Ridge, The Crooked Masts, Mermaid’s Hideaway, Shipwreck Bay and Kraken’s Fall.
Once on the island, you can continue to use the compass to track down the exact location of Briggsy.
Once you find her, prepare for battle! Captain Briggsy is a very tough opponent. She has several moves that you will need to watch for.
One of her moves is a teleportation move. When you see her pull out a skull in one hand, it means she is about to teleport away. She will return quickly to a nearby location.
Another move of hers is a ground pound. She will charge up and slam the ground sending anyone nearby into the air.
Her third special move is resurrecting skeletons to help in the fight. If you see her summoning for help, prepare to battle an extra crew of skeletons with a wide range of weaponry.
On top of these special moves, Briggsy also wields a deadly Flintlock.
Once you and your crew best this famous pirate, Briggsy will drop her skull. Pick up Briggsy’s Skull and return to your ship. Madame Olivia will be wanting to see this.
Defeating Briggsy will also unlock the Free at Last commendation.
Step 7 – Return Briggsy’s Skull
Once you arrive at Plunder Outpost, give Madame Olivia Briggsy’s Skull. She will use the skull to help you track down other pirates that might know where to find the missing stones.
After Madam Olivia tells you as much information as she can, you will have completed the Tall Tale and unlock The Cursed Rogue commendation!
You are now ready for the third Tall Tale:
Head on over to Ancient Spire Outpost. Tasha the tavern keeper is ready to guide you through your next adventure!
We also have a guide here to help you find the five journals for this Tall Tale.