There are five journals to find in The Lair of LeChuck Tall Tale. Finding all five journals will unlock the “Ghost Writing” commendation. The journals you are looking for belong to LeChuck. He wrote and left them behind during his descent.
However, you’ll need to open the Stone Monkey Head and reach the catacombs before you can find any of the journals. After you open the Stone Monkey Head and access the catacombs, you can find and read every journal.
If you need a guide to walk you through the Tall Tale and the remaining commendations, check out our The Lair of LeChuck Tall Tale guide here.
Read all of LeChuck's logbooks
'Chasing', by LeChuck
You can find the ‘Chasing’ journal in the second lava-filled chamber you enter. It sits against a rock by some purple mushrooms.
Three days of sailing and not ONE glimpse of Threepwood! It’s so tedious, even I’ve taken to writing things down just to pass the time. Flogging my crew is starting to lose its appeal.
If what those wretches on Blood Island say is true, my Elaine has been dragged off for some pathetic ‘honeymoon.’ And if they’re lying, I’ll be back to burn down the rest of their village!
Most galleons have to pick their way through the mist to reach the Sea of Thieves, but MY ship can chart a direct course. Makes ye glad to be dead!
That dope Threepwood may have escaped my clutches before, but out here he’s got no friends, no half-witted schemes and NO root beer to save him!
Once he’s clapped in irons for the gulls to feed on and Elaine is back at my side where she belongs, I’ll finally get the victory I deserve…
'Plotting', by LeChuck
You can find the ‘Plotting’ journal in the third lava-filled chamber you enter. It sits on a ledge to the left of a descending path.
We’d barely laid eyes on Threepwood’s ship when my crew noticed strange goings-on. Plunder and prisoners from long ago appearing aboard… Pieces of our past, where they had no business being!
Being an unrivaled master of Mojo, I could see this realm for what it truly is – a dead man’s land, shaped by our memoirs! And THAT gave me a magnificently malevolent idea…
Threepwood always finds a way to escape my traps. So this time, I’ll create a prison he’ll never want to leave. A place where he has all the fame and fortune he ever dreamed of!
But to shape my illusion so completely, I’ll need an object of incredible power. By all accounts, our next destination should have JUST the kind of thing I’m looking for…
I’ll leave Threepwood sailing in circles while I cross the veil once more. It’s high time pirates on the Sea of Thieves learned to fear the name LeChuck!
'Spying', by LeChuck
You can find the ‘Spying’ journal in the same lava-filled chamber as the ‘Plotting’ journal. It is at the bottom of the descending path past the second journal.
'Restoring', by LeChuck
You can find the ‘Restoring’ journal to your right after ascending the path left of the skull Guybrush interacts with.
'Imprisoning,' by LeChuck
You can find the ‘Imprisoning’ journal across the lava-filled chamber from the ‘Restoring’ journal. Don’t hop down. Instead, cross a bridge to the other side, and you’ll find the journal on the ground.