Tall Tales

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Tall Tales
Tall Tales.png
Type Quests
Base Gold Reward

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 Quests separate from all other Quests and Voyages, which cannot be voted on at the Voyage Table or found at The Sea of Thieves, but instead have to be voted on by Tale Books, which are found by specific NPCs that give the Crews the Quest. The locations of Tale Books are marked on the Map Table with black icons that can be interacted with when zoomed into. The information on where to access each specific Tall Tale is also written on the "More Info" page when hovering over individual Tales in the Tall Tales Reputation Menu. Once the vote has been passed, the NPC will give the players a short introduction and the Tale Book itself, which will appear in their Map Radial Menu. Once equipped, Players can then view the Tale Book and turn the pages to read further. These Tale Books continue the story in a Journal style, leading players to their next destinations through hints and puzzles.

Once activated, a 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.

Each Tall Tale is divided into Chapters. Each Chapter unlocks a Checkpoint for the Tall Tale. Players will receive a notification once they have unlocked a Checkpoint for a Tall Tale. A Player can save one Checkpoint per Tall Tale, to which they can always return to. If a Player reaches a later Checkpoint of a Tale, their previous Checkpoint will be overwritten. Starting a Tall Tale from a Checkpoint has to be voted upon on the Voyage Table. Tall Tale Checkpoints can be discarded in the Quest Inventory.

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.

Every Tall Tale has 5-10 hidden Journals that appear in the world for the Crew only when the Tale itself is active. These Journals reveal additional story elements and generally need to be found to complete a Commendation for the Tale.

Each Tall Tale also has a selection of unlockable Commendations and Cosmetics, which can be tracked from the Reputation Menu.

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).

Players can activate and deactivate Tall Tale Map Markers from the Gameplay Settings Menu. This setting will place circular thematic icons above any location that has a voteable Tale Book.

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.

  1. The Shroudbreaker (Quest) - Tale Book given by the Mysterious Stranger at any Tavern.
  2. The Cursed Rogue - Tale Book given by Madame Olivia at the Order of Souls tent at Plunder Outpost.
  3. The Legendary Storyteller - Tale Book given by Tasha at the Tavern of Ancient Spire Outpost.
  4. Stars of a Thief - Tale Book given by Sudds at The North Star Seapost.
  5. Wild Rose - Tale Book given by Madame Olive at Sanctuary Outpost.
  6. The Art of the Trickster - Tale Book given by Salty by the shipwreck on the eastern shore of Plunder Valley.
  7. The Fate of the Morningstar - Tale Book given by The Ferryman at the Ferry of the Damned.
  8. Revenge of the Morningstar - Tale Book given by Sandra at the Shipwright Shop of Dagger Tooth Outpost.
  9. Shores of Gold (Quest) - Tale Book given by Grace Morrow outside the Tavern at Morrow's Peak Outpost.

Maiden Voyage[edit | edit source]

  • Maiden Voyage - An introductory Tale that starts right after a Player makes their Pirate. Accessible at the main menu.

Flameheart Arc[edit | edit source]

An ongoing story arc released individually via Content Updates and can be completed in any order. They follow a chronological story related to the return of Captain Flameheart.

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.