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The Cursed Rogue Journals—Locations and Text

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The lore within The Cursed Rogue sets the stage for the next four Tall Tales! We’re introduced to a new character in the Shores of Gold saga: Captain Briggsy.

In this Tall Tale, you will be hunting Briggsy down. So, perhaps you might want to read the tale of another pirate who once sought to slay Captain Briggsy.

Here you’ll find the locations and text for each Journal in The Cursed Rogue.

Of course, you’ll need the locations to unlock the journal’s commendation. As for the text, we’ve included that in the event you might want to reference it in the future.

Seeing as your more pressing concern is likely the locations, that is where we shall begin.

The Cursed Rogue Journal Commendation

Where are the Cursed Rogue Tall Tale Journals?

Remember:
These journals appear only if the Cursed Rogue Tall Tale is active!

So, be sure to visit Madame Olivia at Plunder Outpost. Enter her tent and you’ll see the Cursed Rogue Tall Tale book to her left. Vote on the Tall Tale and you’ll be on your way.

The Cursed Rogue Start

The Location for Cursed Rogue Journal #1

This journal is found on Shark Bait Cove. Seemingly made up of several broken rings, this island can be tricky to navigate.

Luckily, this journal’s location isn’t too tricky. Head to the outer “ring” on the Southeast side of the island. This ring has an inner and outer beach. Head to its inner beach.

Walking along that inner beach, you will stumble upon a broken rowboat. Look inside to find your first Cursed Rogue journal.

Shark Bait Cove Journal
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The Location for Cursed Rogue Journal #2

This journal is located on Discovery Ridge. Head to the island’s North East beach.

On that beach, you’ll see yet another busted up rowboat in the sand. Walk closer and you’ll see a skeleton—the journal just out of its reach.

Discovery Ridge Journal
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The Location for Cursed Rogue Journal #3

You’ll find this journal on Kraken’s Fall, and it’s almost smack dab in the center of the island.

Wandering around the island’s center, keep your eyes peeled for a skull pile against a wooden fence. You will find the journal just behind that skull pile.

Kraken's Fall Journal
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The Location for Cursed Rogue Journal #4

This journal can be found on top of Wanderer’s Refuge.

If you’ve done a few Gold Hoarder riddles here, you’ve likely come across the “wanderer’s well.” Just North of that well is an old settlement: a collection of ruins where buildings once stood.

The book is jammed between some wood planks on the Southern most ruins within this settlement.

Wanderer's Refuge Journal
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The Location for Cursed Rogue Journal #5

To Crooks Hollow! Head on into the island’s “hollowed out” center. You no doubt see the rock with the scarab painting. Facing that rock, turn to your left and you’ll see the entrance to a cave lit by glowing blue plant life.

Follow the path deeper into the cave until you come to a cavern. Within this cavern, you’ll see the Endless Lizard rock painting, barrels, a burnt-out campfire, and a skeleton sitting against the wall.

You’ll find the journal next to that skeleton.

Crook's Hollow Journal
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What do the Cursed Rogue Tall Tale Journals Say?

The Text for Cursed Rogue Journal #1

The journal is titled, “A New Prey”

It reads:

Three flagons of brandy and a fine meal claimed the last of my coin. Fortunately, I already have a new bounty in my sights.
 
The simpering woman in her tent at first refused to hand the wretched paper over. “Too dangerous”, she said. What rot!
 
I might well have turned my blade upon her but for my cardinal rule: I never kill for free. The paper is mine now, regardless.
 
And who is this Briggsy? A capering child, it seems; a pirate more concerned with showing off than amassing any great fortune.
 
She is known to make camp at Discovery Ridge. Doubtless I shall catch her there at play. We’ll see how long her humour lasts.
Shark Bait Cove Journal

The Text for Cursed Rogue Journal #2

The journal is titled, “Surrounded By Fools”

It reads:

If there’s one thing pirates love more than their rum bottles, it’s making up ridiculous names for their pitiful fights of fancy.
 
They insisted that Briggsy, my quarry, has been transformed into a ‘Skeleton Lord’ with others at her beck and call.
 
Did they really expect to scare me with this revelation? Whether or not they can walk and talk, bones can be broken just the same.
 
It makes me all the more eager to hunt the rat down and put her in her place. Perhaps we’ll finally meet at Kraken’s Fall…
Discovery Ridge Journal

The Text for Cursed Rogue Journal #3

The journal is titled, “At last, a clue!”

It reads:

I reached another of Briggsy’s nests to find it empty, or so I thought at first. That was when I heard the cries for help.
 
His shouting led me to a scrawny little man, whose head fell some way short of my shoulder, mewling from inside a barrel.
 
Having climbed inside when Briggsy and her crew arrived, he had spent the night cowering in his keg, only to find the lid stuck fast.
 
I released him in exchanged for what little coin he had, and he was only too happy to reveal Briggsy’s heading: Wanderer’s Refuge.
Kraken's Fall Journal

The Text for Cursed Rogue Journal #4

The journal is titled, “Closing In”

It reads:

Too late once again, but by a matter of minutes. The ashes of her campfire were still smouldering, her prints fresh.
 
If the wind remains fair, I’ll make it to Crook’s Hollow in time to introduce myself, and we’ll see how brave Briggsy really is.
 
Her crew deserve no such consideration. I’ll smash them before they even know I’m there. A ‘fair fight’ for hunter and prey.
 
Her smart-mouthed skull will fetch a handsome price – that is, if I don’t decide to keep it as a trophy for myself instead…
Wanderer's Refuge Journal

The Text for Cursed Rogue Journal #5

The journal is titled, “Defeated”

It reads:

To think when I began my hunt at Sharkbait Cove that it would end this way! Beaten and humiliated, my weapons tossed aside.
 
I struggled and spat as her bony fingers knotted my repos together, binding me. Each threat I uttered only made her laugh harder.
 
And yet… She was glorious! I cannot deny it. With every shot she dodged, each blow parried, I realised I had finally met my match.
 
I refuse to board the ferry. I cannot bear to return in shame – to see the faces of those who know me twisted into mocking sneers.
 
Death it is, then. A new kind of journey, and perhaps new bounties? Maybe the Reaper himself needs an apprentice…
Crook's Hollow Journal

Congratulations!

If you’ve followed the path of this ill-fated pirate, you have now discovered all five journals, unlocking the commendation: The Hunter’s Trail!

Even better, you’ve been warned. You’ve heard Briggsy’s reputation on the Sea of Thieves, and you’ve seen what she can do to those foolish enough to hunt her.

Hopefully, you’ll be better prepared when you meet her yourself!

Note: if it does not appear unlocked the first time you check your Cursed Rogue commendations page, do not panic. Just nonchalantly act like you don’t care and exit the page. Then, eagerly try again.

Sometimes the commendations page just needs a moment to account for your most recent adventures at sea.

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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Bzrro85

Is there any information about being directed to Shark Bait Cove? I was listening to the dialogue from Olivia and the Skeleton Captains, but, unless I missed something, the journal being at Shark Bait Cove seems random.

Rene

Any idea about the update?
Seems there are now 10 books and in this guide i tookball 5 but there are 4 from 1 commendation and 1 from the other… no clue where those 5 others are…

Amir Abdollahi

For The Cursed Rogue? We only see one commendation to find five journals, The Hunter’s Trail.

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