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Totem Key
Scarab Totem.png
Details
Type Quest Item
Source The Shroudbreaker (Quest);
Stars of a Thief;
The Art of the Trickster
Related Tall Tales

The Totem Keys (referred to as Totem in-game), refers to a Quest Item group of six different Totem figures that open six specific Totem Vaults as a part of various Tall Tales in The Shores of Gold (story arc).

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

These Totems can only be acquired as a part of either The Shroudbreaker (Quest), Stars of a Thief or The Art of the Trickster Tall Tale. These Totems are the size of Trinkets and can be carried in Container Chests. Each of these Totem Keys will unlock the respective Totem Vault. The Keyholes are square shaped carvings hidden among rocks with nearby respective Totem Cave Paintings.

Totem Keys are only useful for the Crew attempting the Tall Tale and cannot be sold to any Trading Company. Once the Totem Key is lost or sunk, the Tall Tale will fail.

Due to the long length of Tall Tales, it is considered bad form to willingly hide or get rid of other Crew's Quest Items.

Types of Totem Keys[edit | edit source]

There are 6 types of Totem Keys, which are used as keys to unlock the respective Totem Vaults on Large Islands:

Totem Vault Island Location
Moon Totem Moon Vault Crescent Isle Inside the Northern side of the Cave system.
Snake Totem Snake Vault Mermaid's Hideaway Under the North Western Arch.
Scarab Totem Scarab Vault Crook's Hollow Southern cave wall close to the waterfall.
Boar Totem Boar Vault Devil's Ridge Amidst rocks on the South East beach.
Shark Totem Shark Vault Kraken's Fall Amidst rocks to the North under the big Arch.
Crab Totem Crab Vault Uncharted Island (N-13) In an underwater cave hidden among the coral reefs.

Pirate Chat Wheel[edit | edit source]

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel for every Totem:

Totem Wheel.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Tale Book of The Shroudbreaker (Quest) refers to these Totems as Animal Totems, however this moniker would not apply to the Moon Totem
  • There are two Totem Vaults in The Devil's Roar region that are currently not in use, the "Eagle" Vault on Fetcher's Rest and "Sun" Vault on Ashen Reaches. The keyholes and cave paintings are present, however there are no methods to opening these Vaults as of yet.