The Forsaken Hunter Adventure

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Since Belle enlisted Merrick’s help, the famed shark hunter has proven himself quite the hero. Not only did he help secure the Veil of the Ancients, but he also led the effort to save Golden Sands!

He is still the talk of the sea, but unfortunately, it’s for less than ideal circumstances. An unknown masked assassin has killed Merrick! Even more concerning is that his spirit didn’t make it to the Ferry of the Damned.

We don’t know who did this or why they did it. The only way to understand the Masked Assailant’s motives is to reveal their identity!

If you want to help unmask the assassin, you’ll want to take on the Forsaken Hunter Adventure as soon as possible. Merrick’s fate could depend on it!

How to complete The Forsaken Hunter Adventure

To complete The Forsaken Hunter Adventure, you must restore the Masked Assailant’s Tattered Journal, which will reveal the assassin’s location. After finding and confronting Merrick’s killer, you will complete the Adventure and unlock the Mask of Deceit emote.

To earn the Investigator of the Dark Intrigue title, you’ll need to complete all five Deeds for the Adventure. You can see the five Deeds and your progress towards them in the Adventure Tab.

There are no Checkpoints for this Adventure, so you’ll need to complete each Chapter in one session.

The Forsaken Hunter Adventure will be available to all pirates from June 30th to July 14th, 2022. Unfortunately, after July 14th, you will not be able to partake in the Adventure and earn the two Mementos.

The Forsaken Hunter Mementos

The Forsaken Hunter: Step by Step

Step 1: Start The Forsaken Hunter Adventure

To start The Forsaken Hunter Adventure, you’ll need to speak to Larinna at any active Outpost across the Sea of Thieves. You can find her just outside the Tavern.

Once you have found Larinna, speak with her. You’ll see several different dialogue options you can select. Choose the last option, BEGIN ADVENTURE, to let her know you are ready to start.

It’s important to note that you cannot start the Adventure if you are actively doing a Tall Tale. You can also cancel the Adventure if you need to via your ship’s Voyage Table like you would a voyage or Tall Tale.

As soon as you choose the BEGIN ADVENTURE option, you will begin Chapter One of the Adventure!

BEGIN ADVENTURE

Step 2: Search for clues at Stephen's Spoils

After Larinna updates you on the latest regarding Merrick’s whereabouts, she will give you a note directing you to the Merrick’s Seapost, Stephen’s Spoils, to look for clues. You can find Stephen’s Spoils in The Ancient Isles region at the map coordinates L15.

Jump in your ship and set sail for the Seapost. Once you have arrived at Stephen’s Spoils, it’s time to search for clues! Step onto the tiny island and walk to the South East side of the dock, near the cooking pot. In the corner of the Seapost, you will find a letter for Merrick. Interact with the letter, and you will add it to your Quest Radial.

A Letter for Merrick

Equip the letter and read its contents. The letter appears to be from a friend of Merrick’s, and they have urgent information to share with him. The letter also tells Merrick to seek land halfway between Shipwreck Bay and Hidden Spring Keep.

The only land this friend of Merrick’s can be talking about is the Uncharted Island at K9.

A Letter for Merrick

Step 3: Sail to the Uncharted Island at K9

Get back on your ship at set sail for the map coordinates K9. As you approach this part of the sea, look for an island that isn’t on your Map Table. The Uncharted Island at K9 will be the only island inside these coordinates.

Park your ship on the island’s South side next to Belle’s buoy. Then, hop off your boat and make your way to the South isle. You will find Belle here waiting for you. Speak with her to complete Chapter One.

Complete Chapter One

Step 4: Speak with Belle

When you are ready to begin the next Chapter, speak with Belle again. Choose the CONTINUE ADVENTURE dialogue option to learn the truth of what happened here.

Belle will tell you and show you using her lantern what happened to Merrick.

It appears that Merrick was lured to this desolate island and cut down in the sand. Unfortunately, Merrick’s spirit did not reach the Ferry of the Damned, so there is reason to believe he is lost forever.

The only way to fully understand what happened is to learn the identity of whoever’s behind the attack.

Luckily, Belle has found the attacker’s damaged journal! She thinks it could shed light on the truth if we can restore it. It won’t be easy, but we owe Merrick that much.

Belle will then give you the attacker’s journal and her lantern to help guide you on your hunt for the missing pages. The journal already comes with the first three pages, so you will start with three of the ten you need to restore the journal.

You can equip the Tattered Journal and Belle’s Lantern from your Quest Radial at any time while doing Chapter Two.

To start the hunt, equip the Tattered Journal, and flip to the last two pages. You will see the silhouette of an island and directions to follow the underground river to find shelter.

Those two clues are directions to Wanderer’s Refuge in The Shores of Plenty. So get back to your ship and head towards Wanderer’s Refuge!

Tattered Journal Pages

Step 5: Sail to Wanderer's Refuge

Park your ship on the North beach. Once on land, raise Belle’s Lantern to find a memory of the Masked Assailant heading inland from their rowboat. Keep Belle’s Lantern equipped as much as possible. You won’t be able to see the footprints and track the Masked Assailant without it.

Wanderer's Refuge Rowboat Memory

Step 6: Follow Masked Assailant

Follow the Masked Assailant’s ghostly footsteps from the North beach with Belle’s Lantern. Not too far from the start, you will pass some stone foundations and find a memory of the Masked Assailant writing in a journal. Lying next to this memory will be a physical journal, one of five Forgotten Journals, that you need to read to complete one of the Adventure’s Deeds.

Wanderer's Refuge Journal Memory

See exactly where the journal is on your map:
Forgotten Journal on Wanderer’s Refuge

After reading the journal, follow the Masked Assailant’s footsteps again. They will lead you to the cave inside the large rocky tunnel that cuts through the island.

Cave Entrance

Follow the footsteps into the cave, and you will eventually reach the large wooden table in the middle of Wanda’s Hideout. On the table is a skull you can rotate. Interact with it, and a door on the other side of the table will open.

Head inside and continue to follow the Masked Assailant’s footsteps with Belle’s Lantern. You will finally reach the Shrine to Flameheart and a memory of the Masked Assailant speaking with the Warsmith.

Wanderer's Refuge Warsmith Memory

Step 7: Recover Tattered Journal Pages

Wait for the conversation memory to end and turn around. Then, follow the footsteps back out of the cave, around the corner to the South West, and then North East up the hill, heading inland.

As you walk to the top with Belle’s Lantern equipped, keep an eye out for two palm trees on your right. You will find a memory of the Masked Assailant writing in a journal under the trees. Next to the memory will be the second Forgotten Journal you need to read.

Wanderer's Refuge Journal Memory

See exactly where the journal is on your map:
Forgotten Journal on Wanderer’s Refuge

From the journal, follow the footsteps the rest of the way to the lookout bell. You will find a memory of the Masked Assailant with a shovel. Take out your shovel and dig in the same place the Masked Assailant is to reveal more tattered journal pages.

Masked Assailant digging

Pick up the pages, and you will have added two more pages to your Tattered Journal. So you should now have 5/10 pages. Equip the Tattered Journal and flip to the last two pages you just recovered.

You will see that one of the pages is titled “The Forked Conduit.” This page mentions the Treasury of Sunken Shores and the cluster of islands SW of there. The cluster of islands South West of the Treasury of Sunken Shores is Sailor’s Bounty.

The other page is titled the “Fallen Lord.” This page mentions the Coral Fortress and the beachy trio SW of there. The beachy trio South West of the Coral Fortress is Salty Sands.

Each page will have you killing a group of Phantoms waiting for you on their respective islands. You can dispatch each group of Phantoms in any order, but you will need to kill both to recover more pages and continue the Chapter. The group of Phantoms you kill last will drop Phantom’s Orders which you will add to your Tattered Journal.

Get back to your ship and sail to Sailor’s Bounty or Salty Sands!

Tattered Journal Pages

Step 8: Defeat Brethren Phantoms on Sailor's Bounty

Sail to Sailor’s Bounty and park your ship on the South East beach on the central part of the island. Once on land, equip Belle’s Lantern to find a memory of the Masked Assailant and more footsteps to follow.

Near the start of the footsteps are several cursed skull piles lying on a large rock. You will find another memory and the third Forgotten Journal you need to read here.

Sailor's Bounty Journal Memory

See exactly where the journal is on your map:
Servant Journal on Sailor’s Bounty

After reading the journal, continue to follow the Masked Assailant’s footsteps into the sinkhole in the middle of the island.

You will find a group of Brethren Phantoms talking with each other before being ambushed. Dispatch the Brethren Phantoms to complete the island and update the page in your Tattered Journal. If this is the second island you visited, the last Brethren Phantom you kill will drop Phantom’s Orders.

Memory on Sailor's Bounty

Step 9: Defeat Brethren Phantoms on Salty Sands

Next, it’s time to sail to Salty Sands. Park your ship on the South beach and follow the Masked Assailant’s footsteps with Belle’s Lantern. The footsteps will lead you North.

While you are still on the Southern part of the island, you will come across a memory of the Mask Assailant writing in a journal. A physical Forgotten Journal you need to read is nearby.

Salty Sands Journal Memory

See exactly where the journal is on your map:
Servant Journal on Salty Sands

After you read the journal, continue to follow the Masked Assailant’s footsteps to another group of Brethren Phantoms. Just like the last group, these Phantoms will attack you.

Dispatch the attacking Brethren Phantoms to complete the island and update the page in your Tattered Journal. If this is the second island you visited, the last Phantom you kill will drop Phantom’s Orders.

The Phantom’s Order you pick up will add two more pages to your Tattered Journal. So you should now have 7/10 collected.

Equip your Tattered Journal and inspect the last two pages. The pages mention bringing the Golden Sands mystic to the Eastern isle and leading her to the shadow beneath the peak. The clues on these pages will direct you to Cannon Cove.

Tattered Journal Pages

Step 10: Defeat Brethren Phantoms at Cannon Cove

Sail to Cannon Cove and park your ship in the cove on the island’s West side. Equip Belle’s Lantern, and you will find the Masked Assailant heading inland towards the peak.

Nearby in the beach camp is a memory of the Masked Assailant writing in a journal and the fifth and final Forgotten Journal you need to read.

Cannon Cove Journal Memory

See exactly where the journal is on your map:
Servant Journal on Cannon Cove

After reading the journal, keep heading inland to the giant peak on the island. Just below the peak is a group of Brethren Phantoms. After the memory sequence is over, they will attack.

Dispatch of this group of Brethren Phantoms, and the last one you kill will drop more Phantom’s Orders.

Interact with the Phantom’s Orders to add one more page to your Tattered Journal. You should now have 8/10 pages.

Equip and read the last page you collected. This page will mention leaving a note for the Weaponsmith at New Golden Sands Outpost. Looks like we are heading to Golden Sands next!

Tattered Journal Pages

Step 11: Recover Tattered Journal Page at Golden Sands Outpost

Once at Golden Sands Outpost, head to the North West side of the island where the Trading Company and Outpost Shops are located. Just outside of the Weaponsmith Shop will be a scrunched-up note on the ground. Interact with it to add the last two pages to your Tattered Journal.

Now that you have completed the journal, it’s time to head back to Belle on the Uncharted Island at K9.

Tattered Journal Pages

Step 12: Speak with Belle at the Uncharted Island at K9

With your Tattered Journal complete, head back to Belle at the Uncharted Island at K9. Speak with her and let her know you tracked the assailant to complete the Chapter. Then, talk with Belle again and choose the COMPLETE ADVENTURE option to start the final Chapter.

The final page you recovered points to the Sea Dog’s Tavern. The Masked Assailant must be lurking there. Belle will tell you to meet her at the Sea Dog’s Tavern to confront the Masked Assailant.

You will also receive Belle’s Instructions in your Quest Radial. The instructions include the exact coordinates for the Sea Dog’s Tavern. Sail there as soon as you are ready to avenge Merrick!

Complete Adventure

Step 13: Confront the Masked Assailant

Sail to Sea Dog’s Tavern and park your ship by the dock on the North West side of the island. You will see a cloaked figure standing on the pier. Walk up to the Masked Assailant and speak with them.

The Masked Assailant will reveal themselves to be none other than Amaranta! Amaranta will then use her powerful scepter to show us that Merrick is still alive but trapped in the Sea of the Damned with the Dark Brethren. Using the scepter, the Dark Brethren can travel freely between the worlds.

Belle needs to find out where they are keeping Merrick in the Sea of the Damned before it’s too late!

The Forsaken Hunter Deeds

The Deeds for The Forsaken Hunter Adventure are more straightforward, and you will most likely unlock them all after only doing the Adventure once.

The Deeds you must complete to unlock the Investigator of the Dark Intrigue title are:

  • Follow Larinna’s Instructions
  • Recover all pages of the Tattered Journal
  • Take the restored Journal to Belle
  • Confront a Masked Assailant
  • Discover all of the Forgotten Journals

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!

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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.

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Nowine

We didn’t pick up the tattered page when dropped and are now completely lost, we can’t continue
what are we supposed to do

McYodo

I’ll be god honest, I’m just coming back from a 2 year break of playing this game and I have literally no clue what is happening in this quest. But RIP the homie I guess?

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