Sea of Thieves Rare Thief Guide for The Fate of the Morningstar

Sea of Thieves – The Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale Guide

The Ferryman has summoned you for some assistance. Time to pause your time on the world of the living and head to the Ferry of the Damned.

In this adventure, you’ll be tracking the Morningstar crew’s last steps before their lives were taken and their souls were buried.

Any tracking is best done with a map in hand. But, there’s a map that you might find particularly helpful in tracking these souls: the interactive SoT companion map has a marker series devoted specifically to helping you find the Morningstar crew!

It might looked like only four markers at first glance, but zoom in and you’ll find many more!

 

You can find the web version of the interactive SoT companion map here.

Fate of the Morningstar Markers on Web SoT Companion Map
 

Of course, if you’d rather use the interactive map on your phone or tablet, you can use the SoT companion app.

Fate of the Morningstar Markers on Mobile SoT Companion Map
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The Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale: Step by Step

Step 1 – Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale Book

You will start this tale in an unusual place. Head to the Ferry of the Damned and meet with the Ferryman. Sitting next to him will be the Tale book.

Fate of the Morningstar

He will tell you about some lost souls and one of his most prized possessions, a lantern that can lift the veil which hides the spirit world from living eyes. We must find this lantern and voyage the marooned souls to the Ferry.

Step 2 – Obtain the Enchanted Lantern

One of the pages in the Tale book will tell you where the sarcophagus is. The sarcophagus contains the Enchanted Lantern you are looking for.

Book of the Unclaimed Dead

The two most common possible islands that you will be directed to are Kraken’s Fall and Marauder’s Arch. Both will have you climbing to the highest peak of the island and digging in front of a prominent tree.

Once you locate the sarcophagus, you will open it up to find the remains of the Ferryman and his lantern. Interact with it to have it added to your Map Radial.

Now that we have the lantern, we can hunt those lost souls down and free them!

One of the most important things to remember while following the footsteps of the past is to always head in the last direction the footsteps you are following are heading. If you feel like you lost the trail, keep going a little further from the last direction to see if you find the steps again again. There are a few spots where the steps have a big gap between them.

Now, depending on the beach that your Tale books mentions, head over to Old Faithful Isle and park on the South beach or Kraken’s Fall to the North. If you have Kraken’s Fall, scroll down until you get to Steps 3 – 5 for Kraken’s Fall specifically.

Old Faithful Isle

Step 3 – Free Dinger

The beach is where the trail begins. Pull out your lantern and raise it high to reveal the scene. You should come across a rowboat with several chests in it. Nearby is a large skeleton with a couple of smaller skeletons.

Further along the beach you will see a skeleton looking up North on the beach. Head up the beach to find the three pirates. With your lantern equipped, you will watch as they are startled and head inland. Follow their steps through the arch and to a fork in the path.

Old Faithful Pirates Initial Divergence

Two pirates will head left (West) and one will head to the right (East). Let’s head left and follow Dinger and Fontaine.

You you will follow the two sets of steps up to the high South West side of the island and come across another fork in the path near some barrels. One turned left, South, and one went right, West.

Fontaine Dinger Split

Let’s head right and follow Dinger.

Shortly after following the right footsteps we will see Dinger cornered on a cliff. The skeletons chasing him will push him over the edge.

Drop down over the side of the cliff to where he was pushed. Hold out your lantern and follow the skeleton steps.

Dinger Fall Location

The skeletons will go their separate ways. Continue going forward to find the chest.

You will finally find the skeleton burying the chest in the sand. Dig up the chest and head back to where the skeletons diverged. Now follow the other skeleton with the key.

Follow the steps up the mountain and past the hanging cage. You will finally come to see that the skeleton put the key in a cannon and shot it out. Line up the physical cannon with the spirit one to get the angle right.

Jump in and fire yourself out. You will land in the water below. Search the ocean floor nearby to find the key.

Bring the key to where you left the chest and free Dinger.

Step 4 – Free Fontaine

Head back to where we decided to follow Dinger and follow Fontaine’s footsteps. You will head South for a bit and then through a small fort entrance. Keep going forward to another fort entrance and you will see where Fontaine dies.

Fontaine Death

Follow the pair of skeleton steps until they diverge left and right again. Head right to follow the skeleton carrying the chest to dig up the chest. Go back to where the skeleton diverged to get the key. You will follow the skeleton with the key until the steps disappear. You should be near a cooking fire.

Nearby the cooking fire on the rock wall will be a lever. Pull the lever and the hanging cage ahead will drop. Inside is the skeleton with the key.

Grab the key and go back to where you left the chest. Unlock the chest and free Fontaine.

Step 5 – Free Eli

Go back to where the all three pirates were running before they split. Now we will follow Eli who ran to the East. Follow this steps along the East beach and up into the fort to the North.

You will see an epic battle between him and a huge skeleton lord.

Eli Fight

Once you find Eli’s death location, you will see two skeletons run off with a chest and key. Follow the skeleton with the key. He throws it 10-20 feet from the edge into the water.

Eli Key

Drive down and search the ocean floor. You will find the key. Bring it back to where the skeletons take Eli’s soul.

You will notice a map of Old Faithful Isle just behind the group. On it will be an X. This is where the chest is buried.

The X depicted in the Old Faithful Isle map is just on the other side of the fence nearby to where you are standing. Locate the chest and dig it up. You can now unlock the chest to free Eli.

Kraken’s Fall

Step 3 – Free Dinger

As with Old Faithful Isle, the beach on Kraken’s Fall is where the trail begins. Pull out your lantern and raise it high to reveal the scene. You should come across a rowboat with several chests in it. Nearby is a large skeleton with a couple of smaller skeletons.

Walk up the East side of the beach and you will see a skeletons running towards the East side of the island. Head up the beach to find the three pirates sitting by the main camp on the island. With your lantern equipped, you will watch as they are startled and head inland.

Kraken's Fall Start

If you follow the steps that head to the North, you will be following Dinger. Following these steps will have you climbing towards the top of the arch located on the island. This is where those nasty skeletons push Dinger off the arch and into the kraken skeleton in the water below.

Drop down from the arch into the water. You will continue to follow Dinger’s footsteps in the water until you find his body located on the South West side of the island.

Kraken's Fall Dinger's Body

The skeletons have finally caught up to Dinger and have captured his soul in a skeleton chest! Each skeleton will split up and distance the key from the skeleton chest in hopes of the soul being trapped forever. Follow the skeleton foot path from here to the North. This will lead you to the skeleton chest. Following the path to the North across the water and along the North beach you will finally come to the skeleton burying the chest under the giant kraken skeleton.

Dig up the chest and head back to where the skeletons diverged. Now follow the other path of skeleton feet up the mountain. This skeleton is trying to hide the key!

Follow the steps up the mountain toward the highest peak. You will finally come to see that the skeleton put the key in a cannon and shot it out towards the East side of the island. Line up the physical cannon with the spirit one to get the angle right.

Jump in and fire yourself out. You will land in the water below. Search the ocean floor nearby to find the key.

Bring the key to where you left the chest and free Dinger! One soul freed, two more to go!

Step 4 – Free Fontaine

Head back to the camp where you originally found the three pirates. This time you will be following the foot steps of Fontaine who flees West towards the giant arch in the island. You will find the body of Fontaine in the cove under the arch on the West side of the island.

Kraken's Fall Fontaine's Body

From here one set of skeleton feet will head South and one will head North. Follow the ones that head North around the cove. You will soon find a skeleton burying the skeleton chest and holds the soul of Fontaine.

Dig up the chest and head back towards Fontaine’s body. From here follow the skeleton footsteps to the South. They will lead you into a small nook with a cage in it. Find the lever on the wall and lower the cage. Inside will be a skeleton holding a key.

Grab the key and go back to where you left the chest. Unlock the chest and free Fontaine. Time to save Eli!

Step 5 – Free Eli

Go back to where the all three pirates were running before they split. Now we will follow Eli who ran South. Follow his steps along and you will see an epic battle between him and a huge skeleton lord.

Eli Fight

Once you find Eli’s death location on the middle level of the island to the South, you will see that one skeleton ran off with a key. Before following those footsteps, check out the map behind the group of skeletons hovering over Eli.

You will notice it is a map of Kraken’s Fall just behind the group. On it will be an X. This is where the chest is buried.

Kraken's Fall Eli's Chest

Now follow the skeleton with the key. He throws it 10-20 feet from the edge into the water.

Drive down and search the ocean floor. You will find the key underwater here in the South East cove. Once you have recovered the key, step out on the East side.

The X depicted in the Kraken’s Fall map is just East of this cove you found the key in. Locate the chest and dig it up. You can now unlock the chest to free Eli.

Step 6 – Return to the Ferryman

Time to head back to the Ferry of the Damned. In your favorite fashion, off yourself and speak to the Ferryman once aboard his ship.

Free

You will have completed the Tall Tale and are now ready to take revenge for the Morningstar crew. Congratulations on making it one step closer to sailing towards the infamous Shores of Gold!

Journal Locations

We also have a guide to help you find all five journals for all nine Tall Tales.

12 thoughts to “Sea of Thieves – The Fate of the Morningstar Tall Tale Guide”

  1. I’ve done this solo twice, I wonder if a gallon crew stayed anchored at OFI and one player at Marauders, if you could speed run this one?

  2. So I have tried this 3x times now – each time in Step2 when we goto get the Lantern from the digging up the cophin under the old dead tree on top of the island, the Lantern drops, but we CANNOT pick it up….so we just went around and got all the lost pages to the book at this point! Unfortunately the GAME IS BROKEN right now!! Read many other threads on this same exact issue from other players!!

    1. Outstanding news, I have a new bug. On this go, I dug up and freed Eli and Fortaine is free on the ferry, and come Fortaine’s turn, the chest will not dig up, and Eli is missing. Pesky spirits swapped places! Dinger was freed without hassle.

      1. I know there are some issues if more than one crew is running the Tall Tale at the same time. We ran into this a week or so ago where some souls were missing on the Ferry even though we released them.

      2. Had same problem, followed quest around to krakens fall, found both Dinger and Fortaine without problems, but after 2 hours of digging around the area where Eli were supposed to be i gave up and i was 100% sure i was at the right place. :/

        1. We will be updating the guide with the new Kraken’s Fall locations very soon! Sorry to hear you ran into that issue. We also had difficulty the first run locating the chest.

          1. Thank you so much for the kind words 🙂 We really appreciate it and love hearing that the great pirates of this community find them useful.

            We just added the Kraken’s Fall portion to the Fate of the Morningstar guide as well as to the interactive map. Good luck on your journey towards grabbing that epic Gold Curse!

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