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|Revenge of the Morningstar|
|Story arc||Shores of Gold|
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|The Fate of the Morningstar||Shores of Gold (Quest)|
|“||A ship whose crew were cursed by a Skeleton Lord. Does its wreck hold clues to the Shores of Gold?|
Revenge of the Morningstar is the eighth Tall Tale in the Shores of Gold Arc. The Tale Book can be voted for next to Sandra the Shipwright at the dock of Dagger Tooth Outpost and takes Player Crews across The Wilds and The Shores of Plenty Regions to track the movements of the Morningstar Crew before they were captured and cursed by Lord Graymarrow.
This Tale is locked until players have completed the previous Fate of the Morningstar Tale. If they wish to continue the Tall Tale at a later time, they can vote on any acquired Checkpoints at the Voyage Table.
This Tall Tale must be completed to unlock the next Shores of Gold Tall Tale.
Revenge of the Morningstar
What's your interest in that old book? Trust me, the ship it speaks of is too old and too well-beached to salvage anything of value..
Just a musty old wreck full of rotting scraps and broken promises. All I was able to scavenge was the Captain's final message.
From what he says it seems there was only one survivor, and no-one's seen them in years.
Wait... I recognise you. Word around here is you're going after the Shores of Gold, just like the crew of the Morningstar.
You're a little late, Graymarrow caught up with the Morningstar long ago, and stole their shroudbreaker piece of himself.
Even if you knew where to find him, he'd never give it up without a fight. Take the book if you think it'd help you.
But if you're planning to take on Graymarrow, you should know that he's no ordinary Skelly, he's got some nasty tricks up his sleeve and plenty of friends too.
Well, I've said all I can, you can either take my advice or not I suppose. Now leave me be, I've got a ship to finish.
The Tale Book
Once the Crew has voted on the Tall Tale and listened to Sandra, they will receive the Tale Book titled "Ship Log: an account of the final battle of The Morningstar and her Crew, by Cpt. Eli Slate" that they can find and take out in the Map Radial Menu. Any Tale Book can be viewed with the
Primary Use button ( / ). Once taking a closer look at the Tale Book, it's pages can be turned with the Q and E or and .
The Wreck of The Morningstar
The Ship Log describes how Eli Slate and the Crew of the Morningstar found out that the Skeleton Lord Graymarrow had put a Bounty on their head for the Shroudbreaker Stone that the Crew possessed. The Crew decided to abandon ship and part ways to evade Graymarrow's armada.
With this, the next destination should be clear, go and find The Morningstar and find out what happened to the Shroudbreaker Stone.
After finishing this chapter for the first time, the Crew will acquire the One of Slate's Crew Commendation.
Hints, Walkthrough & Images
Below are a handful of Clues and Hints to complete this section of the Tall Tale. If these are not clear enough, then a full Walkthrough with images is provided below.
One of the Crew
The clerks' additional dialogue can be accessed while equipping the uniform, which is provided in the Clothing Chest. The hat, gloves, and one body clothing is required.
At the mentioned islands, each search party drops coded instructions from Graymarrow for finding the buried relics. Refer to Slate's key to decode the location on the island.
|Skull of Captain Douglas||Chalice of Ressurection|
GRIPPER! LISTEN TO YOUR LORD.
Too much sand! Too much searching! Why Lord Graymarrow cares about old bones?
Maggie knowsss! Maggie knowsss! Ssscary pirate, he wasss, from the firssst daysss!
Old Douglas wrestled with the Pirate Lord, he did! Hide as tough as diamond, they says.
Well, he got no hide now. No arms, no legs neither! No-one home in that pretty skull!
Stupid! Lord Graymarrow can curse the soul right out of yer if he likes.
But we mussst find ssskull firssst... Maggie sssure we left it by the eight-legsss ssstone...
LAST CHANCE, SHAW!
Why are we stopping to rest? We know where that old cup is here, buried under the big skull!
Ah told yeh, Cleaves, it ain't just a cup. If yeh knew who it belonged it yeh'd want to leave it well alone.
Rrr nrrrnrrr rrrr Crrrrprrr Frrrhrrr rrrr mrrrrs!
You said it, Nobby. They say he sank with his ship an' all them cursed cannons. Gone fer good, I reckon!
Ahright, ahright! We'll go find the chalice... right after I finish meh grog!
Graymarrow also mentioned his resting place though pieces of coordinates on each order, combined they indicate the island to present the artifacts on the summoning altar. His voice will then emit from the ground that he rises out of.
An End to Evil Deeds
Who DARES disturb my slumber?!!
Your uniform? You're one of Slate's crew! I thought I bound you pitiful wretches and left you to rot! That curse should be unbreakable...
That means you must be? an IMPOSTER! I don't know why you wear the uniform of the Morningstar, but p'raps you'd like to suffer the same fate?
Those cowards didn't deserve t' reach the Shores of Gold! They were such worms, one of 'em jumped overboard the moment she laid eyes on me. Ha ha ha ha!
I'll cut you down just as easily, 'cept I think I'll take it nice and slow...
Graymarrow summons skeleton reinforcements, vanishes to reposition, and charges up a powerful repulse attack. In larger crews, it is recommended to dedicate one member to eliminate the ranged skeletons, and another to group the skeletons away from Graymarrow. A good strategy would be to lure him in front of the ship's cannons for heavy artillery, as he can eat bananas to regenerate.
If you're solo, bringing a Trident of Dark Tides to the fight will make Graymarrow quite easy to deal with. Just load the trident to max capacity and hit him 5 or 6 times.
Submit the Shroudbreaker stone to Sandra to complete.
Is it true? Did you really destroy Graymarrow? Am I finally free of him?
You have no idea how good it feels to hear that.
The truth is, I went back to the Morningstar out of guilt, not out of greed.
I was Jill, the one who jumped overboard rather than face Graymarrow.
After that, I gave up my name and my old life to hide from him.
I tell everyone I'm building a ship to fight a kraken, but... the truth is, it's so I could escape if he ever found me again.
Still, I always wondered... could I have made a difference if I'd stayed and fought alongside the others?
I'll always carry that regret, and maybe that's what I deserve. But I'll sleep a little easier now I know the others have been set free.
You know, that uniform looks better on you than it ever did on me.
I'm glad someone's picking up where we left off and aiming for the Shores of Gold.
I'll clean up this piece and apass it along to you-know-who. but before you go sailing blindly into the Devil's Shroud,
you should speak to the only pirate who ever used the Shroudbreaker and lived to tell the tale... You'll find her at Morrow's Peak. Good luck!
Eli Slate's Journals
Assessing the Enemy
(Western crate, Boulder Cay)
Accepting the Impossible
(In the tavern, Sanctuary Outpost. Between the boxes and the wall in the southeast corner.)
On the Nature of Curses
(Highest South cliff, Cannon Cove)
An Endless Pursuit
(Northeaster Islet, Sunken Grove)
Too Little, Too Late...
(High Western cannon, Marauder's Arch)
|Revenge of the Morningstar|
|One of Slate's Crew||Discover The Morningstar Crew Outfit||–|
|Skull of an Old Foe||Discover the Skull of Captain Douglas||–|
|The Forsaken Chalice||Discover the Chalice of Resurrection||–|
|An Avenged Crew||Defeat Greymarrow||–|
|Revenge of the Morningstar||Complete 'Revenge of the Morningstar'||Morningstar Hull|
|Whispers from the Morningstar||Discover all of Eli Slate's Journals||–|
|Souls at Rest||Legendary Commendation: Complete the Tale (5 times)||–|
|The Morningstar Rises||Legendary Commendation: Complete all Commendations for 'Revenge of the Morningstar'||Morningstar Figurehead|
- It seems that the location of Graymarrow is tied to the locations of the two skeleton captains and the burial spots and the puzzles of the Chalice and Skull.
- By listening to Graymarrows voice, you can pinpoint the exact position he will spawn.
- Graymarrow can be easily defeated by placing several gunpowder barrels (between 4 - 10) at the location he spawns. As soon as he appears, detonate the barrels. Graymarrows defeated animation will play out before dropping the quest item.
- You do not need to visit Tracy or Tyler to progress the Tale. Visiting the correct islands after collecting the Morningstar Uniform will spawn the skeleton captains required to progress the Tale.