Tall Tales

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Tall Tales
Tall Tales.png
Type Quests
Base Gold Reward 8000 Gold.png

Tall Tales are lengthy story Quests in Sea of Thieves that are accessed via Tale Books given by various NPCs who direct players towards grand adventures to uncover various secrets of The Sea of Thieves.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The Map Markers for Tale Book locations.

Tall Tales are lengthy, story driven Quests separate from other Quests and Voyages. Rather than voted on at the Voyage Table, they are found and voted on at their respective Tale Books found near specific NPCs that will give the crew the Tale's quest. The locations of Tale Books are marked on the Map Table with black icons that can be interacted with when zoomed into. Information on where to begin each specific Tall Tale is also noted on the "More Info" page when hovering over individual Tales in the Tall Tales Reputation Menu.

Once the Tale has been voted to begin, the NPC quest-giver will have a short introduction and all players will receive the Tale Book itself in their Map Radial Menu. Players can then view the Tale Book and turn its pages to read further, leading players to their next destinations through hints and puzzles.

An active Tall Tale will appear on the Voyage Table, where it can be cancelled with a vote. A crew can have one other Voyage active at the same time as the Tall Tale.

Most Tall Tales will adjust game balance based on crew size, choosing either smaller or larger islands for you and scaling Boss fights (currently, it is possible to bypass the Boss scaling by having all players but two leave the game and rejoin after the fight starts).

In addition to the Tale Books, players can acquire various Quest Items in the form of small or large Artefacts, Chests or Keys, which they need to deliver to certain places or use with certain things to progress the Tale. Likewise, Equippable Quest Items can be acquired during specific Tall Tales, which appear in their Map Radial Menu and have to be used to complete certain puzzles or sections of these Tales.

Tall Tales are considered complete if all the chapters have been completed. Players will receive a reward of 8000 Gold for the completion of each Tall Tale (which is also shared in Player Alliances).

  • Each Tall Tale has 5-10 Journals that appear in the world only when the Tale is active. These Journals reveal additional story elements and are linked to Commendations for the Tale.
  • Each Tall Tale has Commendations and Cosmetics rewards, which can be tracked from the Reputation Menu.
  • Tall Tale Map Markers, circular Tale icons seen on the Map Table above Tale Book locations, can be removed or enabled from the Settings Menu. This setting will place

Checkpoints[edit | edit source]

Tall Tales are divided into Chapters which unlock a checkpoint for the Tall Tale, allowing players to exit and resume from this Chapter of the Tale at a later time. Players will have one saved checkpoint per Tall Tale. Starting a Tall Tale from a Checkpoint must be voted upon at the Voyage Table. Tall Tale Checkpoints can be discarded in the Quest Inventory.

Tales[edit | edit source]

Shores of Gold Arc[edit | edit source]

These nine Tall Tales were released with the Anniversary Update, take players on a grand episodic adventure to piece together the mythical Shroudbreaker Artefact and enter the Devil's Shroud to find the legendary Shores of Gold.

Icon Tale Where to start Requirements
The Shroudbreaker (Quest) icon.png 1. The Shroudbreaker (Quest) Tale Book found next to the Mysterious Stranger in Taverns.
The Cursed Rogue icon.png 2. The Cursed Rogue Tale Book found near Madame Olivia's tent at Plunder Outpost. Requires completion of the previous Tall Tale to become unlocked.
The Legendary Storyteller icon.png 3. The Legendary Storyteller Tale Book given by Tasha in the Tavern of Ancient Spire Outpost. Requires completion of the previous Tall Tale to become unlocked.
Stars of a Thief icon.png 4. Stars of a Thief Tale Book found nearSudds at The North Star Seapost. Requires completion of the previous Tall Tale to become unlocked.
Wild Rose icon.png 5. Wild Rose Tale Book found near Madame Olive at Sanctuary Outpost. Requires completion of The Legendary Storyteller to become unlocked.
The Art of the Trickster icon.png 6. The Art of the Trickster Tale Book found near Salty at the shipwreck on the eastern shore of Plunder Valley. Requires completion of The Legendary Storyteller to become unlocked.
The Fate of the Morningstar icon.png 7. The Fate of the Morningstar Tale Book found near the Ferryman at the Ferry of the Damned. Requires completion of Stars of a Thief, Wild Rose and The Art of the Trickster to become unlocked.
Revenge of the Morningstar icon.png 8. Revenge of the Morningstar Tale Book given by Sandra at the Shipwright Shop of Dagger Tooth Outpost. Requires completion of the previous Tall Tale to become unlocked.
Shores of Gold (Quest) icon.png 9. Shores of Gold (Quest) Tale Book given by Grace Morrow outside the Tavern at Morrow's Peak Outpost. Requires completion of the previous Tall Tale to become unlocked.

Maiden Voyage[edit | edit source]

An introductory Tale that starts right after a Player makes their Pirate.

Icon Tale Where to start
Maiden Voyage icon.png Maiden Voyage Accessible from the the main menu.

Ashen Age[edit | edit source]

These Tales cover the ongoing story arc detailing the return of Captain Flameheart. They are released individually via Content Updates and can be completed in any order.

Icon Tale Where to start
The Seabound Soul icon.png The Seabound Soul Tale Book given by Sir Arthur Pendragon inside the Captain's quarters of the Blackwyche shipwreck at Shipwreck Bay.
Heart of Fire icon.png Heart of Fire Tale Book given by Tallulah at the Tavern of Morrow's Peak Outpost.

Walkthroughs[edit | edit source]

We are hard at work on developing comprehensive Walkthroughs for every Tall Tale. Currently, over half of the Tales have comprehensive Walkthroughs. If you are looking for information on how to complete specific Tall Tales, but cannot find enough information on the Wiki, we strongly recommend you check out the Rarethief Tall Tales Walkthroughs until our own articles are ready for reading!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

  • Tall Tale Checkpoints – From the original Shores of Gold series to the more recent releases of ‘The Seabound Soul’ and ‘Heart of Fire’, all Tall Tales now allow you to save progress and pick up where you left off. Completing a Chapter automatically saves a checkpoint. Lost a Tale item in a surprise Kraken encounter? Met a ruthless crew of Reapers? Or just want to play through at your own pace? Resume from your checkpoint and carry on!
  • Quest Inventory – The Voyage Inventory has been replaced with a new Quest Inventory, storing Voyages and Tall Tale Checkpoints separately. The new Tall Tale Checkpoint tab can now hold one Checkpoint Voyage per Tall Tale, whereas the Voyage Tab remains unchanged.
  • Ship’s Map Markers – When ‘Show Tall Tales on Map Table’ is active, players can now hover over a Tall Tale icon on the ship’s Map which offers a prompt (360 Y.png on console and Keyboard White Mouse Right.png on PC) to pop out a Voyage card displaying key information and where to begin.
  • Tall Tales Gold Reward – Completing any Tall Tale will now reward players with increased gold amounts! Players will now earn 8000 gold instead of the previous reward of 3000 gold.