Thick as thieves, indeed. Bonding over a mutual reverence for wisdom in the stars, Briggsy and Sudds shared a friendship coded in astrological allusions.
The journals for Stars of a Thief take the form of Sudds’ notes, most of which tell stories of the stars.
The locations will help guide you to each of Sudds’ notes, perhaps haphazardly left throughout the Sea of Thieves by this absent-minded professor.
Ah, but do Sudds’ writings evince the echoes of an astute observer, deriving deep insights as he puzzles through the heavens? Or, do Sudds’ writings display the ramblings of a mind addled by the the sea?
It may be too soon to tell, but we think the text of these writings might seem rather prescient in the future.
For now, you’re likely pursuing that commendation for simply finding all five journals—text inside be damned. Although we’re not celestial beings, we’ll do our best to help you navigate.
Where are the Stars of a Thief Tall Tale Journals?
So, before you scour the seas for Sudds’ notes, pay the old fellow a visit.
He’ll be muttering and tinkering about on The North Star Seapost. There among his charts and instruments, you’ll see the Tall Tale book. Vote and set sail!
The Location for the Stars of a Thief Journal #1
Located on a small island and clearly marked with Sudds’ charts and instruments, this is perhaps one of the easiest journals to find. Splendid!
Head to Rum Runner Isle. The journal is on the Northeast islet, next to the spyglass.
The Location for the Stars of a Thief Journal #2
This journal in on Plunder Valley. As a rather large island, finding such a small item might seem a bit daunting. Luckily, once you know where it is, it’s rather easy to spot.
It’s on the highest peak!
Do you remember the Festival of the Damned? Just below that beacon, you’ll see where someone made a perfect perch for stargazing. You’ll also find the journal.
Happily, we filmed a little snippet on climbing up to this beacon for the Festival of the Damned. This link will take you right to the Plunder Valley snippet of the video.
Of course, this was pre-Tall Tales. So, Sudds had not yet frequented this spot…
The Location for the Stars of a Thief Journal #3
You’ll find this next journal on a winding collection of three islands—two smaller islands on either side of a large central island. Aye, Snake Island.
Head to that large central island, and make your way to the top.
Walk along the Northeast cliffs. Soon you’ll see a humble little spot to sit and take in the stars. It’s also a nice little spot for some reading.
The Location for the Stars of a Thief Journal #4
You’ll find this journal on Devil’s Ridge.
Like Plunder Valley, it seems someone has tried to get as close to the stars as possible. The journal is on the highest peak, on the North side of the island.
While our video snippet will help you quickly reach the beacon, you will then need to do some rock climbing to reach the charts, spyglass, and journal.
We’ve found it easiest to clamber our way back along the rocks in the picture below (southward), until we get to a point where we can jump up to the level that will lead to the peak.
The Location for the Stars of a Thief Journal #5
It’s time to return to the Shores of Plenty. You will find this journal on Crescent Isle.
On the Southwest tip of the isle, there is a collection of large rocks. On the rock closest to the water’s edge, you’ll see Sudds’ charts and instruments. Among his belongings, you’ll find the fifth journal.
What do the Stars of a Thief Tall Tale Journals Say?
The Text for the Stars of a Thief Journal #1
This journal is titled, “The North Star Guides You”
The Text for the Stars of a Thief Journal #2
This journal is titled, “The Little Glimmer Fish”
The Text for the Stars of a Thief Journal #3
This journal is titled, “Snake Gets What He Deserves”
The Text for the Stars of a Thief Journal #4
This journal is titled, “The War that Shook the Sky”
The Text for the Stars of a Thief Journal #3
This journal is titled, “The Binding of the Kraken”
If you’ve dutifully charted your course along with this guide, you’ve now found and read all five journals for Stars of a Thief. In so doing, you will have also unlocked the commendation: Notes of a Stargazer.
How telling these texts will be, no one yet knows. Aye, but these words will be here for your reference, if ever you think you’ve placed a piece of the puzzle.
Note: if the commendation still seems locked when first you check, simply exit the page and take a moment to gaze at the stars—visible even in the day with your Enchanted Spyglass! Then, return to your commendations.
It might be that your friends in the heavens just needed an extra moment to immortalize your quest.