(May 19, 2022) Skeletal remains are discovered on Sea Dog's Rest. Found on the remains are the clothing and belongings of DeMarco Singh, including his necklace, trousers, gloves, boots, belt, satchel, a bottle, and his hat. His jacket is missing.
Close by is a music box playing "Seek the Dead", and several footprints lead away toward a group of rocks where a note can be found.
DeMarco's sister, Lesedi can also be found nearby, seated haphazardly on the ground drinking from a tankard.
This list is a collection of notable character information that may pertain to the mystery such as recent interactions and possible grievances with DeMarco.
Time: May 19, 2022 14:08 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves official YouTube channel Details: Sea of Thieves shared a video across their social media titled simply with a skull emoji (💀). The video shows a music box on Sea Dog's Rest playing We Shall Sail Together. The music switches to a rusty, minor tone as the camera pans to the skeletal remains of what is presumed to be DeMarco. One frame at the end shows the text "WHO?" over a colour-inverted view of the same scene.
The body and music box.
Text reading "WHO" at the end of the video.
Skeleton and music box at Sea Dog's Rest
Time: May 19, 2022 14:21 UTC Details: A human's skeletal remains by a unplayable music box are found in-game on Sea Dog's Rest directly after the YouTube video showing the scene is uploaded. A note attached to the skeleton reads "It's just remains... What could have happened here?". The remains are presumed to belong to DeMarco as his hat, satchel and pendant are present.
Music box: MM and circling arrows
Time: May 24, 2022 08:55 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: Sea of Thieves tweeted "Are we seeing things?" along with an image of the music box and skeletal remains on Sea Dog's Rest. The music box in this image is shown to have two arrows circling each other carved onto its left-hand side. The letters "MM" are engraved too, relating to the roman numerals for 2000. This post was a call for 2000 retweets on the tweet, the circling arrows bearing a resemblance to the Twitter retweet icon, at which point a number of occurrences began happening in-game.
The image shared on Twitter.
The circling arrows and "MM" in the image.
Lesedi, Fallen Sea Dog Lantern, and grave notes
Time: May 24, 2022 20:31 UTC Details: When the tweet captioned "Are we seeing things?" reached 2000 retweets, a number of occurrences began to happen in-game immediately.
The music box has letters "MMM" engraved on the front next to a symbol resembling wind blowing a cloud from right to left (east to west).
The previous circling arrows and "MM" are on the left-hand side.
The music box updated with the MMM carving.
Close-up of the MM and MMM carvings.
Skull clouds, knots, "wind" symbol, "boat"
Time: June 3, 2022 10:47 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: Sea of Thieves tweeted "We know we're hallucinating but imagine if this could actually happen though." with an accompanying image featuring a view looking out toward the main dock at Sanctuary Outpost with seven Skull Clouds in the sky.
7 Skull Clouds (a mix between regular Skeleton Forts, Forts of Fortune, and Fort of the Damned).
3 Dock flags (front to back:
Figure 8 knot (normal knot as seen in-game)
Overhand knot (edited knot)
"Cloud/Wind" symbol from earlier "MMM Music Box" clue but rotated "blowing" upward (south to north).
A nearby rowboat with text ("BOAT") hidden on its front.
The image as it appeared on Twitter.
Close-up of flag symbols along the dock.
Close-up of "Boat" text on rowboat.
Keys hidden on website
Time: June 8, 2022 08:47 UTC Details: Icons of keys were found hidden in different pages across the official Sea of Thieves website. When clicked, each icon lead to separate page with an image of that key. Each key featured a different symbol and word engraved on it.
The image of the lantern shared across official social channels.
The letter "C" hidden on the lantern.
Music box: Turn, Heart, IV with line above - "We Shall See Together"
Time: June 20, 2022 03:41 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: Sea of Thieves shared an a night scene image of the music box on Sea Dog's Rest with newly added heart, arrow and IV with a line above, in addition to the previous symbols.
In roman numerals, I̅V̅ represents "4,000".
The arrow symbol was previously seen on a key labelled with "TURN" which was hidden on the official Sea of Thieves website.
The image shared on social media.
The new symbols.
The "TURN" key with the same arrow symbol.
Siren Shrine and Siren Treasury notes
Time: June 20, 2022 17:49 UTC Details: A number of occurrences began happening in-game.
Time: June 24, 2022 10:55 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: Sea of Thieves shared an image with an accompanying caption of "Where did this come from? #WhoIsT?".
The image is of a note with a conversation between DeMarco and Lesedi:
DeMarco: I don't have time for this, Lesedi. We're finished here. Lesedi: NO. We are NOT finished, DeMarco. Get back here! DeMarco!
I can't let him do this... whatever it takes. I have to... Huh? What was the sound? There's a skelly hiding here! Get out of the way, T-
On a scrap of paper behind is written "Who is T?". Gallery:
The image of the note shared across official social channels.
Fallen Sea Dog Lantern reveals dialogue with "T" named NPCs, Lesedi missing
What's all this about then? Are you saying it's not bright enough in here? Hmm... Maybe you're right! I've been working so hard on rebuilding I might have missed a candle here or there. I swore I'd throw a party once this place was open again, but right now all I really want is a snooze!
Oh, that lantern of yours looks rather weathered. Are you after a replacement? Well then, let Tom show you his neeeeew PREMIUM SELECTION! Is what I'd like to say, but I've been so busy rebuilding, this is still my claaasssic ASSORTMENT! Sorry.
Hey there, pirate. You can call me Tracy, just let me know whenever you want anything. ...For example, you might want to put that lantern away and pull out a tankard instead. It's better for holding your grog! Mind you, one of my tavernkeeper ancestors used to serve what he called a 'Hot Groggy' warmed over the coals of the hearth. Is that what you're ordering?
Hello there! You look like you've got something important on your mind. The only person I've seen looking as pensive as you was that clean-shaven lad I glimpsed the other day. I'm not sure what had them so perplexed - but I suppose Criminal Cave can be a dangerous place.
You know, I'm not one to gossip, but you've just reminded me of a visitor we had in here the other night! The Pirate Lord's son ordering a drink in my very own tavern! If I weren't so tight-lipped, I'd be shouting about it from the rooftops. He seemed very anxious, though, and kept checking his pocket watch. Said he had to be away before the clock struck twelve... Anyway, keep that to yourself!
Sigh... Sorry, I'm not really in the mood to talk. I just feel so... confined stuck here day in, day out. Not like that DeMarco chap. I saw him ambling off to Discovery Ridge without a care in the world. It's alright for some...
Yeah? It's a lantern, what about it? Lots of people acting strangely these days. Look at Tracy. Meeting a stranger on top of a bridge that high? It was weird.
That's a fine lantern you've swiped, but what about a new spyglass to go with it? I've got a great model that's so powerful I was able to spy some lass skulking by a cave painting, even though the sun was barely up! And it also-- hang on, no, I sold that one yesterday. Oh well. Sorry to get your hopes up!
Mind me eyessshh! I'm a little the worssshhh for wear today. Leeasssshhttt it's q-q-quieter than the other day when Trassshhyyy went missshhing. I HAD TO C-C-COVER her whole ssshhhiffft. My whole af... afternoon waaaassshteed. Gruuggh...
I could have used a lantern like that on the day I saw that strange lady sneaking around. Why did she wander all alone, seated on a chair of bone? It's quite perplexing. And everyone knows I HATE riddles!
Here for one of my special grogs? I thought so! They're all the rage lately. I had someone make the trip here just for a tankard of 'Crimson Rotter' to calm their nerves. They were very excited. Something about a sunset rendezvous... How romantic!
Enter, weary traveller, and take respite from the burdens of oceanic existence. Why, I declare your aspect even more bedraggled than the poor soul I encountered while venturing afield upon my midday constitutional! They tarried between roaring flame and thundering water. A gamut of elemental sensations! Truth be told, it was somewhat vexations, so I bade them farewell. Ah, kismet...
Hello, stranger! I must say, I'm seeing a lot of new faces here these days. The other day I had an out-of-towner arrive who seemed... well, completely lost, if I'm honest. He was looking rather scorched and kept muttering about campfires. Nearly drank me dry!
Oh dear, my friend. As lanterns go, that's not a particularly ostentatious example, is it! I'm sure I can find something a little more deluxe for you to go showing off around the Outposts. Is it a gilded handle you're after? Or perhaps some gemstone studding. Please, do browse my wares and let me know!
Is it lantern insurance you're after? My policies are very popular at the moment. Just the other day I provided full coverage to one of my counterparts who was taking a trip into the Roar. It was a little pricey, but better safe than sorry if you're heading to The Devil's Thirst. And besides, I've got a wife and twelve kids to think about!
Outpost NPC dialogue leads to ghostly visions
Time: June 24, 2022 12:03 UTC Details: Clues in outpost NPC dialogue, revealed by holding the Fallen Sea Dog Lantern led to a number of times and locations. At each, ghostly visions of DeMarco meeting with certain outpost NPCs can be seen on these islands while holding the Fallen Sea Dog Lantern at specific in-game times. Each vision is visible for 1 in-game hour.
Scarlett is holding a compass which is pointing to the north, and DeMarco is pointing to the west.
Led to by Tony mentioning "chair of bone", and Tess mentioning "sunset rendezvous".
Ghosts of DeMarco and Tad at The Devil's Thirst.
Ghosts of DeMarco and Tracy at Smugglers' Bay.
Closeup of Tracy's parchment note.
Ghosts of DeMarco and Umbra at Discovery Ridge.
The sheet music Umbra is holding at Discovery Ridge.
Ghosts of DeMarco and Colin at Crook's Hollow.
Ghosts of DeMarco and Scarlett at Marauder's Arch.
View of DeMarco pointing and Scarlett's compass.
Music boxes found near traders
Time: June 24, 2022 12:03 UTC Details:Music boxes can be found nearby to traders, such as seapost traders and island delivery NPCs. When interacted with, these music boxes will randomly select from the regular set of music box shanties.
Time: June 27, 2022 19:00 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves TikTok at 1:09 Details: Sea of Thieves posted a TikTok video recapping the events of the Mystery so far. At 1:09, a code can be seen running vertically up the left-hand side of the video. The code reads "S4NOB59FBMN7I9B".
The code hidden in the TikTok video.
A close-up of the hidden code.
Codes hidden in Order of Souls Tweet
Time: June 28, 2022 21:30 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: Sea of Thieves posted a Tweet with an image of an Order of Souls tent captioned "What secrets would the Order of Souls find if they searched your memories?". Four codes are hidden in this image.
"QR7" on the left pillar
"ARBOY" on the left barrel
"B4" on the left barrel
"3946" on the back skull flame table
The image shared on Twitter.
"QR7" on the left piller.
"ARBOY" and "B4" on the left barrel.
"3946" on the back skull flame table.
It is unclear how — or if — the following pertain to the current mystery.
The music video on YouTube features Lesedi, DeMarco's sister, looking over a mysterious map as a music box plays in the background.
The compass in the upper-right corner of this map does not have an east.
The lyrics shown on Spotify are different to the lyrics of the regular version of Becalmed.
Becalmed - Lofi Mix Lyrics
Becalmed says ye to sail upon the sea When we come live on Our home is here Fight on for hate Where the dead have laid To grieve under the sand they have cried Where the ocean will sing Becalmed says they honor has won Good-bye from home the brave land I now come sailing through sea I now come finding home Fell in love with the ocean's voice Many men lost tonight The beast of the deep now sleeps With the code in my mind I speak For hope is lost by the moonlight Blood spills upon the ocean floor Set to find or venture fate Now you see empty hands from war Our ship is no longer on the waves
Time: May 12, 2022 Details: Paintings found on some Sea Forts, identical to those in The Glorious Sea Dog interior, were removed in patch 2.5.2 and replaced with empty frames.
Introduction to Mysteries video, N-E-W-S
Time: May 17, 2022 15:30 UTC Source: An Introduction to Mysteries: Official Sea of Thieves Details: Sea of Thieves shared "An Introduction to Mysteries: Official Sea of Thieves" YouTube video.
Letters spelling out the word "NEWS" can be seen hidden in the background of the video.
Time: May 17, 2022 16:27 UTC Source:Legend Spotlight - SourScar, Sea of Thieves News Details: The text "##mysterykey-spin##" was found on "Legend Spotlight - SourScar" Sea of Thieves News page. This text was removed from the site at 16:57, 20 minutes after its discovery.
The text on the website.
Missing scroll on Imperial Crown Fortress
Time: May 19, 2022 Details: A scroll previously found attached to a pillar on the third floor of Imperial Crown Fortress was removed and replaced with a single dagger, pinned to the wooden support beam.
The fort before the scroll was removed.
The scroll in the Sea Fort before it was removed.
The fort after the scroll had been replaced by a dagger.
Attempts had been made by the community to locate a game location similar to the cover artwork, with one possible location being the west beach of Thieves' Haven, however this has not provided any substantial information.
A shape mistakenly thought to resemble the skeleton rune for "song" was believed to be visible on a wooden stick behind the fire. While the pattern is unusual, it does not appear to be a rune.
Other relevant information within the image has not been found.
The image shared across official social channels.
The unusual pattern on the campfire stick.
The skeleton rune for "song".
Time: May 22, 2022 08:31 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves website Details: A promotional image used for the Community Hub can be seen on the front page of the Sea of Thieves website with part of a Spotify Code in the bottom left corner of the image. The image, depicting a group of pirates celebrating around the stage in The Glorious Sea Dog interior, has been used elsewhere on the site, but only on the front page is the portion of the code present. The eight bars shown in the symbol are identical to the right-hand side of the Spotify Code linking to the official Sea of Thieves Spotify profile.
Note: It is uncertain if this is a remnant from a previous promotion.
The image with the partial Spotify Code.
The partial Spotify Code in the image.
The Spotify Code for the Sea of Thieves Spotify profile.
The image used elsewhere on the site without the partial Spotify Code.
DeMarco and Lesedi drink chest #TriviaTuesday
Time: June 14, 2022 18:00 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: For "#TriviaTuesday", Sea of Thieves shared a stylised, but reused, image across official social channels of DeMarco and Lesedi ready to fight alongside each other. The tweet caption reads "DeMarco and Lesedi had a tempestuous relationship growing up. The squabbling siblings were encouraged to reconcile by the Pirate Lord, who guided them to the Sea of Thieves and left them a chest that could only be opened by sharing a drink.".
The stylised, but reused, image of DeMarco and Lesedi shared across official social channels.
DeMarco and Lesedi defeating an enemy #TriviaTuesday
Time: June 28, 2022 18:00 UTC Source:Sea of Thieves Twitter Details: For "#TriviaTuesday", Sea of Thieves shared a reused image of the Gold Hoarder across official social channels. The tweet caption reads "DeMarco and Lesedi made a number of powerful enemies in their time sailing the Sea of Thieves. Their first adventure attracted the attention of the infamous Gold Hoarder, and the twins also played a part in the defeat of another tyrannical figure...".
The reused image of the Gold Hoarder shared across official social channels.