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Maps are found in the Map Wheel. There are 6 kinds of maps: Treasure Maps, Riddle Maps, Skeleton Bounties, Trade Good Ledgers, Cargo Runs, and Quest Books. Maps can be obtained from Voyages, Messages in Bottles, Tattered Parchments, and some Journals.

Types of Maps[edit | edit source]

Treasure Maps[edit | edit source]

Treasure Maps, or "X marks the spot" maps, are issued by Gold Hoarders. They contain a detailed picture of an island marked with one or more Xs: the locations of buried Treasure Chests. Pirates must use landmarks and cardinal direction to triangulate themselves and the X, and then dig using the Shovel in the appropriate place.

Riddle Maps[edit | edit source]

Riddle Maps are issued by Gold Hoarders. They are a series of 2-4 clues that must be solved to find the buried chest. The first clue gives the name of the Island, the middle clues asks pirates to perform a certain action at a certain landmark, and the last clue gives a landmark to guide pirates to the buried chest, typically in form of 'Y number of paces in Z cardinal direction.' The Compass can be used to find cardinal direction and count paces.

Bounty Maps[edit | edit source]

Bounty Maps are issued by Order of Souls. They provide the name and portrait of 1-4 Skeleton Captains, and the name of the Island they are at. Pirates must find the Skeletons, then defeat the waves until all Captains are defeated. Killing captains will drop Bounty Skulls.

Trade Good Ledgers[edit | edit source]

Trade Good Ledgers are issued by Merchant Alliance. They provide a list of Animals, Gunpowder Barrels, and/or Supply Crates that must be gathered and delivered to a certain Outpost before a deadline. The appropriate number of Cages for Animals and empty Supply Crates can be provided by any merchant. Animals can be found at certain locations. Gunpowder Barrels can be found on Islands at random, but are best found in Fortresses. Supplies are very common, but the crates require a great amount allocated.

Cargo Runs[edit | edit source]

Cargo Runs are issued by Merchant Alliance. They provide a note which informs players who's waiting with Cargo at a certain Outpost or Seapost. This cargo must picked up and delivered to a certain addressee in time.

Quest Books[edit | edit source]

Quest Books are issued by multiple NPC's around the Sea of Thieves. When voted on, they start unique voyages called Tall Tales, which are separate from trading company voyages.