The lore in the Legendary Storyteller centers on Briggsy’s adventures—all told through the eyes of a child. Aye, your Tall Tale book is scrawled in the endearingly clumsy hand of young Tasha.
By contrast, the Legendary Storyteller journals are a bit more mature—and a bit more foreboding. The first four of these journals were penned by Briggsy herself; the fifth penned by one of her victims.
The locations will help you unlock the commendation for reading all five journals. The text will be here for you to reference in the future. After all, it is doubtful that this will be the last we hear from Briggsy.
Since you likely made your way to this page in hopes of finding the journals, we will begin with the locations.
Where are The Legendary Storyteller Journals?
So, you’ll want to grab a tankard of grog over at the tavern on Ancient Spire Outpost. There you’ll find Tasha. She’s all grown up, but her childhood memories are preserved in a book sitting atop the bar.
The Location for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #1:
This journal will be next to the final location for the “Smallest Boat” story: Lone Cove.
If you swim along the North side of the island, you’ll soon find the mouth of a coastal cave. Head deep into that cave and you’ll soon find it opens into a small cavern.
You’ll find the journal in this cavern on a rock platform. Perhaps someone wrote it by the azure glow of those nearby mushrooms.
The Location for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #2:
This journal is on the same island as the Fish Friends story: Mermaid’s Hideaway.
A fantastic place to host a fish fry, there are several campfires on Mermaid’s Hideaway. To find the journal, you’ll want to find the campfire on the Northwest beach.
Next to the campfire, you’ll see a busted barrel. Inside the busted barrel, you’ll see the journal.
The Location for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #3:
Sail on over to the Southwest edge of your map. There you’ll find a small island, whose beaches harbor one large shipwreck: Old Salts Atoll.
Climb on up to the front of that ship’s wrecked hull. The journal you seek is tucked in a little hole toward the top of the bow.
The Location for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #4:
This journal is among the easiest to find. Simply sail over to Dagger Tooth Outpost, and head into the Tavern.
Before you belly up to the bar, turn right. There, against the wall, you’ll see a bookshelf with several seemingly unassuming books. Ah, but one of those books is the journal you seek!
The Location for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #5:
This journal is also at an outpost—Galleon’s Grave—but it’s a bit more difficult to reach.
First you must get to the very top of that wrecked ship.
How to Reach the Ship atop Galleon’s Grave:
If you’ve never deigned to reach the ship on Galleon’s Grave, you’re in for a treat. Most of the island’s resources can be found along the route.
If you’re standing at the edge of the dock, facing the tavern, head up the hill on your left.
Once you reach the clothing shop, continue heading along the path as it veers up the hill and to the right. As you do, you’ll see how the path winds through the rock and leads to a bit of scaffolding.
Turn right and you’ll begin your ascent. Feel free to stop at the barrels along the way. Just continue climbing the ladders until you reach the top of the shipwreck.
How to Reach the Journal in the Cage on Galleon’s Grave:
Now that you’ve reached the top of that shipwreck, you’ll notice there are two cages dangling from the wrecked bowsprit. The journal is in the lower of those two cages.
Here’s how we reached it:
Walk to the point of the bowsprit, just above the lower of the two cages. You should be able to look towards the cage and read the journal from the bowsprit. If not, you’ll need to get closer.
Steel your nerve, and ever-so-carefully tip-toe backward off the bowsprit.
You should land on the cage and—importantly—facing the cage and the journal inside.
Of course, if you weren’t facing the cage, you could turn your pirate around. However, we find the less movement the better while on this precarious perch.
Precarious though it may be, you should be able to read the journal before you make your descent.
Hopefully, you grabbed a bit of fruit from those barrels on your way up. You might need them on your way down.
What do The Legendary Storyteller Journals Say?
The Text for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #1:
The journal is titled, “A funny little rumour”
The Text for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #2:
The journal is titled, “I know where it is!”
The Text for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #3:
The journal is titled, “I need to go alone…”
The Text for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #4:
The journal is titled, “I can’t go back…”
The Text for The Legendary Storyteller Journal #5:
The journal is titled, “To Whoever Finds This…”
Upon finding all five journals throughout the Sea of Thieves, you’ll unlock the commendation: The Lady Behind the Mask.
More importantly, you’ve gotten a glimpse into Briggsy’s transformation: how it terrified her and any who stood in her way.
Note: if that commendation still looks locked, don’t worry. Exit the page, and take a few deep breaths as you let the magic do its work.
After about three breaths, try again. Sometimes it just needs to reset to account for your most recent adventures at sea.