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

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

There’s more to tell of the Morningstar crew!

In this Tall Tale, you’ll cover a significant distance—sailing the seas in search of all that will lead you to Graymarrow. An additional tool might help ensure your bow is pointed in the right direction.

As with each of the other Tall Tale Guides, the interactive SoT companion map has an entire marker series dedicated to this Tall Tale Guide. Behold! The Revenge of the Morningstar Marker Series:

The Revenge of the Morningstar Marker Series for Rare Thief SoT Companion Map
 

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

Revenge of the Morningstar Markers on Web SoT Companion Map
 

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

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Android Pirates Click Here
 

The Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale: Step by Step

Step 1: Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale Book

This Tall tale starts at Dagger Tooth Outpost. You will want to visit the shipwright of the outpost, Sandra. Sitting next to Sandra is the Tall Tale book. Vote on the book to start the Tale and have the book added to your Map Radial.

You will learn that the shipwreck of the Morningstar is located at Boulder Cay. It’s ship logs might have the location to the last Shroudbreaker stone.

Revenge of the Morningstar Start
 

Step 2: Find the Shipwreck

The shipwreck you are searching for is at Boulder Cay. Make your way over and park on the South by South East side of the island. This is where you will find the shipwreck.

Swim around the shipwreck looking for that ever familiar golden glint of treasure. These glinting items won’t be treasure, however. These will be shiplogs.

In total, there should be three shiplogs to retrieve.

Finding these three shiplogs will fill your Tall Tale book with even more clues.

 

Step 3: Find the Morningstar Chest

The ship logs you just acquired will speak about a chest that is buried. This chest should be located on Boulder Cay on the South West side of the beach between a palm tree and a rock.

Dig up the chest and open it up. Inside you will find the Morningstar Uniform and more pages for your Tale book.

 

Step 4: Don your Disguise

You need a bit more information from one of Captain Slate’s trusted friends. However, that friend wouldn’t be so trustworthy if they blabbed to just anyone. Rather, this friend will confide in you only if you are wearing the Morningstar uniform.

Having just dug up this uniform, you will now find it in your clothing chest. If you have a rather full clothing chest, you’ll be able to find your Morningstar items quickly because they’ll have a white shaded background.

You’ll need to don more than one Morningstar item—simply putting on a hat won’t get Slate’s confidante talking. However, you don’t need all the items. You can choose between the jacket or the dress, and there’s no need to put on the Morningstar beard.

While the beard and dress combo is quite stunning, it might draw more attention than you’d like on a covert intel mission.

Morningstar Uniform
 

Step 5: Visit the Tavern Keeper at Sanctuary Outpost

Now that you’re looking rather dapper—Captain Slate did have a fine looking crew—head on over to the tavern on Sanctuary Outpost.

You will be speaking with Tracy, the tavern keeper.

If you talk to the tavern keeper, Tracy, with Morningstar Uniform equipped, you should see several new dialog options: “You know who I am?”, “Captain Slate sends his regards,” and “Where can I find Jasper?”

Click on each. You will learn about the Graymarrow gang hiding out at Cannon Cove. Tracy will also mention Tyler in the Trinket Shop.

Tracy
 

Step 6: Visit Trinket Shop at Sanctuary Outpost

After you’ve finished learning all you can from Tracy, cross over to the Trinket Shop to speak with Tyler.

Starting a dialog with Tyler, you will see several dialog options: “You recognize the uniform?”, “I’m here to collect what we paid for,” and “What can you do to help me?”

Poor Tyler seems to have a memory like a sieve—or rather a memory that jumbles itself up on recall.

As such, Tyler confidently conveys Jasper’s location on “Sinking Grove.” Ah, well. It’s closer to accurate than his other mumblings. You’ll be headed for “Sunken Grove.”

 

Step 7: Defeat Captain Gripper to obtain Graymarrow’s Orders for Cannon Cove

Since you’ve just finished talking to Tyler on Sanctuary Outpost, Cannon Cove is the closest destination. So, you’ll likely want to go there before going to Sunken Grove.

Head on over and search for Captain Gripper.

Gripper is usually in the cave at Cannon Cove. That isn’t always the case, though! So, we’d start by going to the cave, then search the rest of the island if he isn’t there.

You will know you are close if you hear rasping skeleton voices and see dialog boxes coming up on your screen.

Upon defeating Captain Gripper, he will drop Graymarrow’s Orders.

Captain Gripper
Graymarrow's Orders
 

Step 8: Decode Graymarrow’s Orders to find the Skull of Captain Douglas

Graymarrow’s orders will add a new cryptic page for you to decipher. You will be using the legend you recently obtained in your Tale book to decode the instructions.

The number of combinations these runes could create is staggering! There is simply no way we could possibly find and record them all here.

However, we know you might have only come to this guide because you were struggling with this piece of the puzzle. So, we will do our best to help our fellow pirates thusly…

Graymarrow’s Orders, Example #1: A Step-by-Step Walk Through

Below, we’ll walk you through an example. If you happen to get this exact page, you’re in luck! However, even if you didn’t, walking through an example once might help give you an idea of what to look for in your own.

Graymarrow’s Orders, Examples #2 and #3: Solutions to Test your Mettle

We’ve also provided two additional samples of orders you might get from Graymarrow. Anecdotally, these orders seem to come up more than others. So, these might match your own!

However, you can also use these samples and the solution images to test your deciphering abilities.

Commonly Used Riddle Clues

There are certain riddle clues alluded to in the legend. The legend words are vague enough that they could apply to more than one landmark or rock painting. However, given our map’s thorough marking of riddles clues, we can provide you with possible matches.

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Cannon Cove, Example #1: A Step-by-Step Walk Through

The following is an example of orders you might pick up.

Graymarrows Orders on Cannon Cove
 

Using the legend, you would come up with the following literal translation:

 

Captain Skull

From Cave Walk Rising Sun When Sun
Hits Face Setting Sun Walk Kraken Rock
Face Beach Walk Camp Face North Star
Walk Seven Dig

 

“Captain Skull” is merely the title, telling you the item for which you are digging. So, ignore that.

“From Cave Walk Rising Sun” means that you’ll begin in the cave at the center of the island. Because the sun rises in the East, you will then walk East.

“When Sun Hits Face” simply means keep walking east until you are out from under the shadow of the large cannon shaped rock that looms above you. As you can imagine, this is a hardly a precise measurement. Where to turn would change based on the time of day, and it is of no help if you’re searching at night.

However, this simply means the instruction can largely be ignored. Continue to your next instruction.

“Setting Sun Walk Kraken Rock” means that you’ll begin walking West toward a rock painting of a Kraken. The important information here is not the direction you’re walking, but rather the Kraken rock painting. Go there.

“Face Beach Walk Camp” means from the Kraken rock painting, face the beach. Then, walk to the camp.

“Face North Star Walk Seven Dig” means that once you get to the camp you will turn to face north. Walk 7 paces, then dig.

Following these instructions, you will find yourself digging right next to a rowboat on the beach.

 

Tavern Tip: How to Count your Paces!

Not every pirate knows that there is a way to mark off your paces more precisely.

Get out your compass. Face the direction you would like to walk.

With your compass out,
hold down your right trigger and walk.
 

Haptic feedback, slight visual cues, and the sound of your footsteps will count off your paces.

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Cannon Cove, Examples #2 and #3—Solutions to Test your Mettle

As we said, there is no way we could feasibly list all possible rune combinations. However, the following are two other examples we have gotten more than a few times.

Given their anecdotal frequency, we thought there might be a chance these match your orders for Cannon Cove.

If these are not your riddles, you could nevertheless use these solutions to test your ability to crack these codes. Use your rune legends to try to solve the orders on your own. See if you end up in the same location pictured in the solution.

If you do, you’ve likely gotten the hang of it.

If you do not, work through it until you arrive at the correct solution. Doing this will help you spot and correct some points of misinterpretation. Correcting these might help you solve the orders you get in your own Tall Tale book.

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Cannon Cove, Example #2: From Kraken Rock…

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Cannon Cove, Example #3: From Skeleton Tree…

 

Commonly Used Riddle Clues in Graymarrow’s Orders on Cannon Cove

  • A beach camp located in the cove of the island
  • A cave located in the middle of the island
  • A cave camp located in the cave in the middle of the island
  • A kraken rock that refers to the kraken rock painting West of the cave entrance
  • A skeleton tree which is located just West of the cave entrance between the cave and the kraken rock painting
 

Step 9: Defeat Captain Shaw to obtain Graymarrow’s Orders for Sunken Grove

Onward to Sunken Grove! The other island we learned about during our time on Sanctuary Outpost. You will begin by finding and defeating Captain Shaw.

Again, if you don’t spot them right away, listen for that scraggly skeletal speech and watch for dialogue boxes to appear on screen.

Defeat Captain Shaw and you will obtain Graymarrow’s Orders for Sunken Grove.

Captain Shaw
 

Step 10: Decode Graymarrow’s Orders to find the Chalice of Resurrection

Time for some more decoding! We’ll do this the same way we did above. We’ll begin with an example through which we shall hold your hand every step of the way.

Next, we’ll provide two additional examples and their solutions for you to try it out for yourself.

Finally, we’ll provide you a list of riddle clues commonly used in Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove.

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove, Example #1: A Step-by-Step Walk Through

Below is an example of one of the possible directions you can get:

Sunken Grove Riddle
 

Using the legend, you would come up with the following literal translation:

 

Chalice Resurrection,

From Kraken Skull Face South West
Walk When Camp Face Rising Sun
Walk When Rock Face Setting Sun
Walk Seven Dig

 

“Chalice Resurrection” is once again only the title, telling you the item for which you are digging. Go ahead, ignore that.

“From Kraken Skull Face South West” means that you’ll begin at the Kraken Skull. “Kraken Skull” refers to a riddle clue commonly referred to as “Monstrous Remains.” It’s on the northwest side of the island, on the shoreline.

If you’re still not sure, here’s a link to the “monstrous remains” marker on the map: Kraken Skull for Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove.

Once you find the Kraken Skull, pull out your compass and orient yourself so that you are facing south west.

“Walk When Camp Face Rising Sun” simply means—now that you are at the Kraken Skull facing south west—start walking. Walk south west from the Kraken Skull until you reach the camp. At this point, turn to face the rising sun: East.

“Walk When Rock Face Setting Sun” means now that you’re at the camp, facing east, walk eastward until you reach a rock, then turn to face the setting sun: West.

“Walk Seven Dig” means now that you’re at the rock, facing west, you’ll need to walk 7 paces. Then, dig.

Following these instructions, you will find yourself digging near the campfire on the middle of the western beach.

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove, Examples #2 and #3—Solutions to Test your Mettle

Some Tall Tale riddles have a finite number of possible solutions. For example, the Stars of a Thief riddles are based on stories. So, the number of riddles is a bit more contained.

For these rune riddles, there could be any number of possible solutions! Even beginning to record them all would be an exercise in futility to rival Sisyphus and his boulder.

However, we hope that having at least two more examples, might help.

You might just get lucky and happen to pick up orders identical to these! Yet, even if these are not your riddles, you could nevertheless use these solutions to get a better handle on solving these rune riddles.

Use your rune legends to try to solve the orders on your own. See if you end up in the same location pictured in the solution.

If you do, congratulations, me hearty!

If you do not, try it again until you arrive at the image solution. In doing so, you’ll see where you wandered off course. This could save you from some confusion in the future, when you don’t have a solution available.

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove, Example #2: From Cage Tree…

 

Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove, Example #3: From South Beach Ship…

 

Commonly Used Riddle Clues in Graymarrow’s Orders on Sunken Grove

Notable landmarks your riddle could have are:

  • A beach camp located on the West side of the island
  • A kraken skull located on West side of the island
  • A North East chest refers to two cracked open chests on the North of the island East of the white flag
  • A skull to the East that refers to a boar’s skull located on the East side of the island
  • A South beach ship that refers to the rowboat located on the South beach
  • A cage tree that refers to the hanging cage on the West side of the island
 

Step 11: Find Graymarrow’s Resting Place

You now have two sets of Graymarrow’s Orders—one from Cannon Cove and one from Sunken Grove. Both orders mention a resting place. This is because you will be placing Captain Douglas’ skull and the resurrection chalice on an altar marking Graymarrow’s resting place.

Placing these enchanted items on the altar will awaken Graymarrow.

Enchanted Item Altar
 

On Graymarrow’s Orders from Cannon Cove, when referencing this resting place, the orders will mention a letter.

On Graymarrow’s Orders from Sunken Grove, when referencing this resting place, the orders will mention a number.

That number and that letter combine to form coordinates.

For example:

In the first example of Graymarrow’s Orders for Cannon Cove, the orders mention the letter “‘Q’ shall be my resting spot.”

Graymarrows Orders on Cannon Cove
 

In the first example of Graymarrow’s Orders for Sunken Grove, the orders state “I shall take my rest at ‘3’.”

Sunken Grove Riddle
 

If those were your two orders, you would find Graymarrow at an island in Q3: Marauder’s Arch.

Sometimes those letters and numbers are a bit difficult to make out. Plus, once you know the coordinates and the island, you’ll still need to find where the altar is on the island—and each of these islands are pretty big.

Happily, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the currently known Graymarrow resting spot coordinates, islands, and their altar locations thereon.

 

Where is Graymarrow on Q3: Marauder’s Arch?

There are three large portions that make of the island of Marauder’s Arch: one to the North, one to the South, and a middle one to the East. You’ll find Graymarrow’s altar on this eastern portion in an area that looks almost like an abandoned skeleton fort.

Marauder's Arch Graymarrow's Resting Spot
see it on the map:
 

Where is Graymarrow on H6: Lone Cove?

There is a large rock in the center of Lone Cove, surrounded by a graveyard. What better place to wake a Skeleton Lord? You’ll find the altar on the North side of this island centerpiece.

Lone Cove Graymarrow's Resting Spot
see it on the map:
 

Where is Graymarrow on F12: Wanderer’s Refuge?

This one is a bit difficult to describe in writing, seeing as there are not many landmarks nearby. It’s probably easiest, if you park your boat on the west side, just south of the island’s center.

When you disembark, you’ll be on a large beach. To your right, you will see where you can run uphill toward the island’s center. If you do run uphill from the beach, you’ll soon see a cliff wall. The altar is in front of that cliff wall.

For this one in particular, it is probably much easier just to look at it on the map.

Wanderer's Refuge Graymarrow's Resting Spot
see it on the map:
 

Where is Graymarrow on R12: Kraken’s Fall?

You’ll find the altar in the Northeast portion of the island. It is just a smidge southwest of a landmark commonly referred to in riddle maps as “Castaway’s Camp,” and just a smidge northwest of the “Wrecked Rowboat.”

Kraken's Fall Graymarrow's Resting Spot
see it on the map:
 

Where is Graymarrow on O11: The Crooked Masts?

This one is easy. The Crooked Masts is an island with two large spires—one to the northwest and one to the southeast. On the lowest level, there’s a center stretch of island connecting these two spires. The altar is on that center stretch of island, on the south side.

Crooked Masts Graymarrow's Resting Spot
see it on the map:
 

Where is Graymarrow on M4: Old Faithful?

You’ll need to climb up a bit for this one. Like Marauder’s Arch, this altar is in an area that looks eerily like an abandoned skeleton fort.

This location for this altar, too, is quite difficult to describe in writing. So, if you’d like a more precise location, you might want to click on that map marker link.

Old Faithful Isle Graymarrow's Resting Spot
see it on the map:
 

Step 12: Awaken and Defeat Graymarrow

Now that you’ve found the altar marking Graymarrow’s resting place, you’ll need to wake him. As mentioned above, you will do this by placing your two enchanted items on the altar: Captain Douglas’ Skull, and the Resurrection Chalice.

As for defeating Graymarrow… well, we’re sure you know how to do that!

Graymarrow has a similar move set to Briggsy. Prepare to dodge his knockback move, find him after he teleports, and clear out the waves of skellies he summons.

Defeat this mighty foe and he will drop a Shroudbreaker stone.

Graymarrow

 

Step 13: Return to Sandra at Dagger Tooth Outpost

Return the Shroudbreaker stone to Sandra at Dagger Tooth Outpost. She has quite a story to tell. She’ll also let you know where to go to embark upon your next and final Tall Tale—the adventure that will finally take you to the Shores of Gold! You’ll begin that adventure on Morrow’s Peak Outpost.

Revenge of the Morningstar Return

 

Journal Locations

Be sure to earn all your commendations for this Tall Tale by finding five journals. Here’s a little guide to help you: All Tall Tale Journal Locations Guide.

106 thoughts to “Sea of Thieves – The Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale Guide”

  1. I am on the chalice of resurrection and i have a different riddle and i can not find this thing for the life of me. Please help

        1. Hmm…so I got, “From Beach Camp Face Rising Sun (East), Walk When Tree Face North Star (North), Walk Five Five Dig”. Is that what you got? The beach camp is on the West side of the island. So from there walk to a tree and then walk North ten steps? Is it taking you in front of the Kraken skull on the beach?

      1. At ‘Crew’? That’s what you had? We haven’t seen that yet. What was the other part of the riddle from Sunken Grove?

  2. I went to cannon cover after reading all 3 from each from the bar keep / trinket guy w/ morningstar garb and there was no skellies in the cave.

    1. Did you end up finding the skeletons on Cannon Cove? Did Tasha tell you to go there? We haven’t run the Tale where she told us to go somewhere else yet.

      1. She did tell me to go there and no I never found them even after leaving the island and coming back, It’s clear this content patch was rushed as I’ve run into a slew of bugs.

    1. Help! I got from beach camp walk north star when sea face rising sun walk when tree face north star walk 3 face setting sun walk 7 dig

      1. From the beach camp, face the North Star and walk until you hear your feet hit the water. Face rising sun (east) and walk to the tree in your direct line of sight. Once you walk to the tree face north star and walk 3 steps. Face the setting sun (west), walk 7 steps, then dig.

        You should be close to the camp still, right there at the beach where a cluster of five rocks are at. About halfway between the camp and the dock.

      1. You need to translate your page using the symbol legend to figure out your next steps from there.

    1. We haven’t had Old Faithful Isle yet so we are not quite sure where the altar is either. Be on the lookout for the same looking altar as what’s on Marauder’s Arch. I would try up top of the island in the fort area.

    2. I went to cannon cove and beat the captain but when I dug near the rowboat in the cove I couldn’t find the skull.

    1. So this is what I got. From beach camp walk North Star when, sea face rising sun walk when tree, face North Star walk 3 face setting sun, walk 7 dig. Hmm, I am not sure really where you should be. Is that what you got for the translation? Seems like you should maybe be in that area North of the cannon rock and East of the cove?

      1. From the camp walk north until you touch the sea water then stop. Then face east and walk until you’re hitting a tree (even if it’s slightly to your right or left) then stop face north take 3 paces stop again. Face west, take 7 paces and dig

  3. So i got other riddels, i maneged to figure out what they where but somehow it says:
    ‘M’ shal be my resting spot
    and
    i shal take my rest at ‘4’
    but i cant find any summoning place or altar on that island, any idea where it could be?

    1. Hmm, Old Faithful Isle? I haven’t had a chance to look for the altar on that one yet. I would check the East beach or somewhere in the fort on the top of the island. Best guess.

    2. never mind i found it, it is in the center of the camp just follow the spikes when theyre pointing towards you
      (i looked for this for over 3 hours 😐 )

  4. https://imgur.com/a/fVOHwaq

    For those with this riddle, the skull is right there !
    If you want the “translation”, the text is really badly made
    (french text so won’t be word by word)
    From the skeleton palm tree, walk North-East
    When you are facing the camp (“touching the fire camp”), walk 5 steps/paces South-East
    Face the North, walk 7 steps/paces and dig

  5. A little bit more of info for the quest, Tyler can say (at least in french) “Shipwreck Cove, hmm no, Shipwreck Cay !” So obviously you would think it’s Shipwreck Bay, but no, it’s Sunken Grove…

      1. Please add Crooked mast as an alter location!!! We were looking for hours!! No other comments mentioned this and I couldn’t find any info anywhere!

        1. We just added it and will add it to the map soon. The altar is underneath the middle bridge correct?

    1. Same shit here, I got stuck for like 1h, trying to dig on shipwreck bay, returning to Tyler multiple times.
      Thanks for reporting it here, otherwise, I’ll still be on it.

      Also, another translation mistake for the symbols, in french version : “Paramètre Soleil” => “Soleil Couchant” (Setting Sun in english …)

  6. Hey, my search for the Chalice was different. It went like this: From beach camp face rising sun (east), Walk when tree face (when you can directly face the tree) North Star walk 5 5 (10 in total) dig.

    Took me 20 mins to solve. Hope i save a life out there

  7. hi i am on the Revenge of the morning star and i cant figure out where to dig for the chalice please help

        1. So, “From South beach ship face, rising sun walk when kraken bone, face North star walk when tree, face setting sun walk 7 dig”. There is an old rowboat on the South beach. I believe that will be your starting point. Go there and follow the steps. Rising sun is East and setting sun is West.

          1. Have you found this one? I have been looking for ghours!! If so please upload imagur please!!

    1. So this is what I got: “From South beach ship face, rising sun walk when kraken bone, face North star walk when tree, face setting sun walk 7 dig”. There is an old rowboat on the South beach. I believe that will be your starting point. Go there and follow the steps. Rising sun is East and setting sun is West.

  8. From Beach Camp, walk north star when sea south rising sun, walk when tree south north star walk 3 south setting sun, walk 7 dig

      1. Did you end up finding it? I haven’t gotten Old Faithful Isle yet for this one but I would assume it’s in the top middle fort area.

          1. Oh okay, cool! Down by the beach? Thanks for replying and letting us know 🙂

  9. Help…..I am on the chalice if resurrection. I have the same riddle as mentioned above in the solution but I dig at the spot and there is nothing there or anywhere around it?

    1. Are you sure it’s the same. Both of my riddles I decided it and they were not even close as the ones described online

    1. It’s South of the well here. We will add the exact marker soon! But yeah, check the South West side of the island, North of the South most tunnel against the wall that leads up to the well.

  10. where is the skull starting from the beach camp! i am going to smash my pc in a minute.. 2hrs on this stupid riddle.
    please.

  11. If another crew takes your skull and throws it in the water will it reset to be able to dig up or is the quest busted?

    1. The Tall Tale will not reset and you will have to restart if you can’t find it where it was lost.

  12. Just got my graymarrow skull stolen on the way to sunken grove. The other crew says they cashed it in at 7,500 coins.

  13. HELP….
    From cave camp south north east
    walk 7 north north star walk when
    rock south setting sun walk when tree
    south north west walk 3 dig

    1. From cave camp face north east
      walk 7 face north star walk when
      rock face setting sun walk when tree face north west walk 3 dig

  14. Canon cove help…..

    From beach camp walk North Star when
    sun south rising sun walk when tree
    South North Star walk 3 South setting sun
    walk 7 dig

    these are getting annoying

      1. Thanks everyone. Finally found someone that had the same riddle on youtube, and had to look at their screen to figure out where it was buried. I wasn’t even close. Its very difficult to walk “south north”.

        1. Did you take a screen cap of where it was? Sorry I couldn’t be more help here. I haven’t gotten that riddle yet and had no idea where to go from the description you gave. Glad you got it!

    1. Awesome! Do you have the full riddle and final location by chance? I would love to add it to the guide to help others.

  15. Cant find chalice my riddle is from northeast chest face west walk when tree faces south walk 5 face south west walk 7 dig

  16. What does this riddle mean? I can’t make ant sense of it.

    From cave camp south north east walk 7 south North Star walk when rock south setting sun walk when lord south north west walk 3 dig

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