Merrick's Journals

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Merrick's Journal
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Details
Type Journal
Location Shark Bait Cove, Uncharted Island L-14, Uncharted Island N-13

Description[edit | edit source]

Merrick's Journals were a set of journals added during The Hungering Deep event (and modified shortly), which provided clues to helping the players discover the location and summoning ritual for the first Megalodon. During the event, each one generally had two entries, which would lead the player to an NPC, who in turn would lead the player to the next journal. In total there were three journals in order: XX, V, and I.

Journal Entries[edit | edit source]

Merrick's Journal XX[edit | edit source]

(Found on Shark Bait Cove)

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One of Merrick's journals has been discarded here.
(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

Merrick has left behind a journal...
(Only after The Hungering Deep event)


Read Page 26: Disaster!

(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

Disaster has struck! I played me new shanty with me new crew, inspired by the notes of the old tribes. Even another ship joined in!
But... the beat somehow called to a creature... just like what the tribes worshipped. It was over in moments.
The sea was red before, but much more so after. Me crew were reduced to nothin' but shark bait, along wiv' me legs. The last of us fled.
I've noted the map number, in case I ever get so drunk I forget. The letter needed is one dear to me heart.

Read Page 30: Goin' for a drink!

(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

I'm goin' for a drink! I'll charm one out of me favourite tavern keeper, with a little romantic verse...
Red haired and fair of face, her tavern stands at a shining place!
A place where captains hang their hats, head there for boozy chats!

Read 'Vengeance at last!'

(Only after The Hungering Deep event)

Well, knock me down wiv a chicken feather, if the pirates of the Sea of Thieves didn't rally round this old drunk when I needed them most.
I had so many people listenin' to me tale, goin' out to battle the Hungering One!
In fact... really quite a LOT of pirates said they killed the beast. In thousands of different, conflictin' ways. Strange times we live in...
I made enough figureheads and drums to fill in the ocean, I reckon!
I appreciate the support, but I need to go away for a while and rest me whittlin' hand.
Besides, I had a bath and I don't think the skellies will leave me alone much longer.
Safe voyages, fellow pirates!



Merrick's Journal V[edit | edit source]

(Found at Uncharted Island (I-12))

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One of Merrick's journals has been discarded here.
(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

Merrick has left behind a journal...
(Only after The Hungering Deep event)


Read Page 12: Back to the wreckage

(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

Why do I TorrTure meseff? Comin back to the wreckij of th Killer Whale.
If I could summon the shark again... I could avenge me CRew. An me legses.
I went Too the same spot, but he isn't comin. What's difrent?
Mebbe I'm tooo drunk. Can't harrdly writ. Gonna get a cuppa T, clerr my head.

Read Page 12: A grog from T.

(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

Tea is too.. sobering. Gonna get more grog, from me dear... whassAName. T somehinge. Find herr from my romantic verse:
The tavern that hass a nasty bite, where the drunks sslither evry nighT.
The BARkeep's fond o her ownn grogg, a scarred beaut in a Wild spott.
Rhymin's hard when you canT sea strait.

Read 'One last shanty...'

(Only after The Hungering Deep event)

Before I retire, I wanted to write one last shanty, inspired by some words I heard being bellowed from me speaking trumpets.
This one definitely won't summon any man-eating sea monsters. In fact, I promise not to cause so much trouble ever again:
We're no strangers, to this cove...
You know the pirate code and so do I!
A pile of treasure's what I'm thinking of...
You wouldn't get this from any other pi...rate!
Never gonna brig you up,
Never gonna let you drown,
Never gonna sail around,
And maroon you!
Never gonna steal your eye,
Never gonna not say 'aye'!
Never gonna sell your booty,
For a doubloon!
... it's a work in progress. I think I'll let me fellow pirates fill in the gaps.
My son Derrick seems to think it's hilarious. He suggested the title 'Merrick Rolled'. I don't get it.



Merrick's Journal I[edit | edit source]

(Found on Uncharted Island (N-13))

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One of Merrick's journals has been discarded here.
(Only during The Hungering Deep event)


Read Page 23: Back to me hideout.

(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

Back to me hideout, where I do me best writin'. Must admit, I didn't like making the swim, knowing what's out there.
Thankfully, it seems to stay near that infernal ridge.
I don't know how to get my revenge on that spiteful shark. Maybe I'll go back to the grog.
I stole animals from the Merchant Alliance for bait, but that didn't work. I tried me shanty again, but one man cannot call the beast alone.

Read Page 26: Retiring.

(Only during The Hungering Deep event)

If worthy enough souls could learn me shanty... no, it's too dangerous.
I'm stocking up on grog, going to Shark Bait Cove, and retiring me drums.
I'll be there, crafting new drums, just in case someone does prove their worth.

Read 'Un-beard-lievable'

(Only after The Hungering Deep event)

One of the oddest tales I heard from those pirates who went out to avenge me crew, was the story of a bearded stranger with a death wish!
They say he fought and defeated the Hungering One... all on his own! Why? I have no idea.
Seems he took it on man-against-fish, armed only with a sloop and a live chicken on the bowspirit! Some sort of protective ritual?
I hear he was naked too! That was very brave, considering it happily bit off my legs.
They fought for a whole day and night, but our hirsute hero prevailed! I hope he put me figurehead to good use... and sold it to buy some trousers.



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