Revenge of the Morningstar
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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[edit | edit source]
The Tale Book[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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.
Hints[edit | edit source]
CLICK FOR WALKTHROUGH AND GALLERY
One of the Crew[edit | edit source]
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.
LAST CHANCE, SHAW!
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.
Graymarrow summons skeleton reinforcements, vanishes to reposition, and charges up a powerful repluse attack. In larger crews, 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.
Conclusion[edit | edit source]
Submit the Shroudbreaker stone to Sandra to complete.
Eli Slate's Journals[edit | edit source]
Assessing the Enemy[edit | edit source]
(Western crate, Boulder Cay)
“Know your enemy.” — Sun-Tzu, “The Art of War”.
Who is Graymarrow, the wretch that pursues us endlessly in our quest for the Shroudbreaker?
Long ago, I crossed paths with a gaunt and pitiless fellow whose crew may as well have been his slaves.
Can this be the same man, fallen victim to a curse that has hardened what little heart he once possessed?
A man, at the George and Kraken tavern claims that he can tell me more…
Accepting the Impossible[edit | edit source]
(In the tavern, Sanctuary Outpost)
It seems that my suspicions were correct. The Skeleton Lord who now pursues us is a bitter rival from my past.
I have met Gold Hoarders with skin like midas’ own, and they claim it to be a consequence of handling cursed coin.
Can a healthy, flesh and blood man really be transformed, in such a fashion as to command legions of the undead?
On this strange, unknowable Sea of Thieves, it sometimes seems as though anything is possible.
I shall consider the matter further as we make for Cannon Cove.
On the Nature of Curses[edit | edit source]
(Highest South cliff, Cannon Cove)
There are whispers, low and fearful, that Graymarrow has begun to wield some fell powers of his own.
To whit, he has found a way to ‘maroon’ — for want of another term — the spirits of those he bests in battle.
Souls imprisoned by such a curse can never find their way to the Ferry of the Damned, and remain lost.
We sail at top speed to Sunken Grove, out in the Wilds. I am taking night watch. I doubt that I could sleep tonight…
An Endless Pursuit[edit | edit source]
(Northeaster Islet, Sunken Grove)
The more I learn about Graymarrow, the more certain I am that we must recover and reunite the Shroudbreaker’s pieces.
At this point, escaping into the Shroud may be our only means of escaping him. We need rest. He requires none.
Fontaine believes we should surrender the one Shroudbreaker fragment we do possess, and plead for clemency.
I, however, fear it is far too late. This chase has become a matter of pride for Graymarrow, and he wishes us gone for good.
A confrontation seems inevitable, yet still we flee, speeding to Marauder’s Arch as our last supplies run dry…
Too Little, Too Late...[edit | edit source]
(High Western cannon, Marauder's Arch)
He has a weakness! At last, here at Marauder’s Arch, I was able to seize orders scrawled by Graymarrow himself.
By his own hand, I have learned that even Graymarrow must sometimes rest his wicked bones below the soil.
If he could be taken by surprise, it might be possible to defeat him… but our food is gone. Our cannons empty.
Instead, we must limp back to Boulder Cay, beach our vessel in the shallows there and make our final stand together.
My crew are terrified, we but sail on. I could not be more proud, and can only hope that one day we shall be avenged.
Commendations[edit | edit source]
|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|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.