As the very first Tall Tale, the Shroudbreaker’s lore sets the scene. You’ll receive much of this lore from the Pirate Lord himself in the form of your Tall Tale book.
However, you might be keen to see this story unfold from another’s perspective. In the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale, there are five journals written by Mercia—a member of Ramsey’s crew.
Sure, if you’re sailing around finding these journals you might have the text in front of you.
However, there is more and more lore being woven into the Sea of Thieves, and it’s all connected. So, we think the writings in these journals might just come in handy in the future.
Since most of you are likely here to find the journal locations, we’ll begin there.
Where are the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale Journals?
So, first find a Mysterious Stranger at any tavern. Off to this right, you’ll see the Tall Tale book. Vote on the book to begin the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale.
The Location for Shroudbreaker Journal #1:
This journal is located on your journey’s first destination: the Uncharted Island at N13. If you are completing the Tall Tale, you must go to this island to find the Magpie’s Wing Ship’s Log anyway. Two birds, one cannonball!
You can find the journal on the North West side of the island laying in the sand.
To get a more precise location—often helpful if you’ve found yourself in fog—you can take a look at the marker on your interactive SoT map: Shroudbreaker Journal #1 on the Uncharted Island.
The Location for Shroudbreaker Journal #2:
The ending of Mercia’s first journal tells you where to go next: Ancient Spire Outpost. Ah, but where is the journal within those winding spires?
The easiest way to find this journal is likely to go to the top of the North spire. Staying on that North spire, make your spiraling way downward into the caves. You only need to go down one level.
There you will see the book placed on a rock surrounded by candles.
What do you mean North spire? Perhaps seeing the marker on the map might help: Shroudbreaker Journal #2 on Ancient Spire.
The Location for Shroudbreaker Journal #3:
Just as Mercia set a course for Devil’s Ridge, so must you. There is a cannon on the North side of the island on the middle level. You will find Mercia’s third journal just to the left of that cannon.
Yes, Devil’s Ridge is an awfully large island. Perhaps this will help you pinpoint the location: Shroudbreaker Journal #3 on Devil’s Ridge.
The Location for Shroudbreaker Journal #4:
As you’ve likely gathered from the text above, Thieves’ Haven is your next destination.
However, like Devil’s Ridge, Thieves’ Haven is huge! Who knows how long it might take to find a little journal!? Never ye fear!
There is an overgrown hut near the water on the inside lower level of the island. This journal lies in a crate in this hut.
See its precise location on your interactive SoT companion map: Shroudbreaker Journal #4 on Thieves’ Haven.
The Location for Shroudbreaker Journal #5:
You can find this journal on the other Ancient Isle outpost: Plunder Outpost.
This is a rather convenient location. The second tall tale begins with Madame Olivia on Plunder Outpost. Thus, finding your final Shroudbreaker journal here will see you well-poised to begin your next adventure: The Cursed Rogue.
To find this final Shroudbreaker journal, check the rowboat next the Gold Hoarder tent.
What rowboat? This rowboat: Shroudbreaker Journal #5 on Plunder Outpost.
What do the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale Journals Say?
The Text for Shroudbreaker Journal #1:
This journal is titled, “What is the Devil’s Shroud?”
The Text for Shroudbreaker Journal #2:
This journal is titled, “An Ancient Clue?”
The Text for Shroudbreaker Journal #3:
This journal is titled, “Comings and Goings.”
The Text for Shroudbreaker Journal #4:
This journal is titled, “The Shroud Breaker.”
The Text for Shroudbreaker Journal #5:
This journal is titled, “The Shores of Gold?”
If you’ve been following along with this guide in the game, you have now discovered all five journals, and you should see that beautiful commendation unlocked: Mercia’s Lost Memories.
Note: If it does not appear unlocked the first time you check your Shroudbreaker commendations page, exit the page and try again. Sometimes it takes a bit to record the accounts of your glory.
Do I have to be doing the tall tale for the journals?
Yep! The journals only appear if the tale is active.
For those sweet looking cosmetics! Finding all the journals for each Tall Tale will reward you with an extra cosmetic exclusive to the Tall Tale.
I wasn’t sent to any of these islands but the first one.