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Skeleton Runes, or Skeleton Glyphs, are the written symbols of an arcane language used by Skeletons and Skeleton Lords. They were first seen on the Box of Wondrous Secrets and are used on a number of items, and locations.

Cryptic teasers[]

A cryptic message posted to Twitter on March 24th, 2021

Duke has been on a quest to discover "the truth". In doing so, several stone tablets with unknown runes have appeared in-game. In conjunction with this, cryptic messages and images also containing unknown runes have been posted to various Sea of Thieves social media pages.

Known runes[]

These are runes with definitions that are mostly stated through clear direct translations.






Presumed translations[]

These definitions are based on context or clues, but have not been officially confirmed.

Unknown runes[]

These are runes that either have no known translation.

Many of these appear in ongoing teasers, see Rune tablets and teasers for details regarding their translations and appearances.

No translations[]

Unconfirmed runes[]

These runes bear similarities to Skeleton Runes, but have less concrete connection to the language and therefore may not be Skeleton Runes at all.


In-game examples[]



  1. Mike Chapman (Twitter), March 15, 2020: Explaining the runes on the Reaper's Hideout floor.