Briggsy was not always a dark and twisted shell. Her memories betray tender recollections of “Wild Rose… True love shining like a beacon that calls across the waves…”
Ah, yes. Briggsy could not have been who she is today when romance sparked between two in her crew.
The journals for this Tall Tale were penned by these two—some by Rose and some by George. Like their heart pendants, when pieced together, these journals paint a complete portrait of their love story.
The locations will lead you to each of their journals—some of which seem to be left in rather significant places.
The text of these journals will be here for you to reference in the future. After all, these journals are not just about Rose and George’s love story. They’re also about a dark magic that haunted so many throughout the seas.
Since you’re likely here to earn your journal commendation, we’ll start with the locations—wending through the seas along Rose and George’s adorably clumsy path to love.
Where are the Wild Rose Tall Tale Journals?
Thus, before you set out for your first location, slip into the Order of Souls tent on Sanctuary Outpost. Just to the left of Madame Olive, you’ll see the Tall Tale book.
Once you and your crew have successfully voted for the Tall Tale, you’ll hear an enchanting melody drift over the breeze. Let it stir your soul and fill your sails!
The Location for Wild Rose Journal #1
For the first journal, you’ll want to head over to Cannon Cove. Since the dock is often a convenient place to park your ship, you’re likely quite familiar with the cove for which the island is named.
(Well, that combined with the cannon shaped precipice, but we digress…)
In that cove, there is a humble camp. It’s small, but it seems to have serviced quite a gathering, as it seems they made extra fireside seating out of a halved barrel. That barrel actually looks rather cozy.
Before you rest your boots, you might take a peek underneath.
The Location for Wild Rose Journal #2
For this journal, you’ll sail to yet another cove: Lone Cove.
You’re likely already familiar with the island’s large central rock, as it figures rather prominently throughout the Tall Tales. Head to that rock.
On the East side of that rock, beneath a few well-placed flowers, you’ll see this journals. Perhaps those were the flowers that inspired George’s musings…
The Location for Wild Rose Journal #3
This island seems a rather fitting place to confide your secrets: the Lagoon of Whispers.
It’s a small island, so the journal should be easy to spot. On the Northeast side of the island, you’ll see some barrels. The journal you seek is sitting atop one such barrel.
The Location for Wild Rose Journal #4
For this journal, you’ll need to sail to Sailor’s Bounty. With trap-guarded watery tunnels deep within, Sailor’s Bounty is quite a large island on which to find a tiny journal.
Luckily, the journal is actually on one of the smaller islets on the Northeast side. Heading North from the large center island, it will be the second islet.
There you’ll see some busted barrels strapped together and a makeshift ramp, all leaned up against a rock. Perhaps these were once used to clamber up and cut George down from the palm trees above.
Whatever its purpose, you’ll find the journal in the sand to the right of that ramp.
From the writings in this journal, it seems Sailor’s Bounty has long had a few tricks up its sleeves…
The Location for Wild Rose Journal #5
This final journal is on one of the smallest specs of land throughout the seas: Rapier Cay.
Right smack dab in the center of this island, you’ll see barrels and a few well worn cast iron pots. Tucked into those pots, you’ll find your final Wild Rose journal.
What do the Wild Rose Tall Tale Journals Say?
The Text for Wild Rose Journal #1
This journal is titled, “He’ll Get Himself Killed! – By Rose“
The Text for Wild Rose Journal #2
This journal is titled, “I Think I Love Her – By George“
The Text for Wild Rose Journal #3
This journal is titled, “A Kiss and a Miss – By George“
The Text for Wild Rose Journal #4
This journal is titled, “He Proposed! – By Rose“
The Text for Wild Rose Journal #5
This journal is titled, “I Want to Fight! – By Rose“
If you’ve sailed along these lovers’ path, you’ve now discovered all five journals, thereby unlocking the commendation: True Treasure.
If you’ve been reading the texts, you’ve followed along as George and Rose’s love began, grew, and fortified all amidst a perilous sea—and you’ve gotten a glimpse of one such peril, which may haunt others, too!
Note: like a somewhat stubbornly guarded heart—your commendation might still appear “locked” at first. Do not give up hope. Back out of the commendation page. Then, channel faithful George, and try your luck again.
“True Treasures” might simply need more time.