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Skeleton’s Orders
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Type Quest
Source Emergent Skeleton Captain

Skeleton's Orders is a Quest source dropped by various types of Skeleton Bosses, mainly defeated Emergent Skeleton Captains.


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Skeleton's Orders can only be acquired from defeated Emergent Skeleton Captains or Skeleton Fort Boss Skeleton Lords, who drop them when defeated. The Orders must be picked up by a Crew member for the Quest to appear on the Map Radial Menu. Skeleton's Orders can either give X Marks the Spot Maps or Riddle Maps on the current or nearby Islands.

Skeleton's Orders have their own little gray "letter" icon on the Map Radial Menu, generally taking precedence over Voyages.

The Skeleton Lord bosses of an active Skeleton Fort also drop a Skeleton's Orders that will reveal one X on the same Fort, uncovering a Rag & Bone Crate.

Some time-limited Mercenary Voyages also reward Skeleton's Orders Quests with differing Treasure.

Progressing through Skeleton Order's Riddle Maps or completing X Marks the Spot Map give Emissary Grade Reputation for some Trading Company Emissaries.


Riddle Maps provide a single Collector's Chest with the following possible contents:

X Marks the Spot Maps have a chance to provide any of the following:

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