Large eyes spy on me in the darkness of ancient meeting places
One could wonder how these three islands are still uncharted on our maps. I did try to ask Sandra, Shelley or even Scarlett, but to no avail. All those pesky shipwrights mysteriously dodged the subject everytime. Well, if they wanted to hide a secret, they don’t know me very well. I love mysteries and adventure, that’s who I am, I uncover secrets for breakfast. I stocked my ship of pineapples, some banana for my little monkey and we set sail for one of these uncharted lands near the Sea Dogs Tavern.
We still see the mast of The Killer Whale in between the two largest islets of this “unknown” area. See, even Merrick knows about this land! There are still the foundations of his tent on the northern islet with his drum and a portrait of him and his son.
Twilight was already setting in, so I decided before going to uncover some secrets to cook at this old camp some ruby splashtails I caught on my way here. Once the darkness fully here, a strange glow intrigued me. Not far from here, I stumbled across small glowing flowers right next to an anonymous grave. I knew about the shiny mushrooms you can find in the caves but I had never seen this kind of flower before.
There is a lot of palm trees all over the island but macabrely a dead tree stands behind the grave. There is still something magical about whoever is underground.
I started to analyze these flowers and then I realized that they were arranged in a very specific shape. I needed to take some height to confirm my intuition, so I shot myself from a cannon and yup, here it is! The flowers form the same shape as the Great Warrior constellation. Could that mean it is his grave? Interesting. Maybe I can find other evidence of him around the island.
I started with an underwater investigation in the corals where the fish danced under the glow of dawn. I glimpsed a few sharks in the wreck of the Killer Whale so I slipped into a crevasse to not get spotted. Holding my breath, I went down into the depths of this fissure accompanied by a funny little fish that had followed me. He seemed to enjoy circling around me until he got scared by the depths and quickly went back to the surface. I turned around and found myself facing a huge monster hidden in the darkness of the crack. If she was still alive, she would have made only one bite of me. It was a huge Kraken trapped in the bottom of this crevasse.
It reminded me of an old tale that my parents told me when I was a kid. A long time ago, when the ancients were still sailing these seas, a huge kraken terrified the seabed. Old Mother, as they called her, was attacking the Merfolks and used to eat them. Unable to defeat her alone, the Sea Queen and her people begged the ancients for help. With the venom of a snake on the tip of his arrows, Great Warrior made Old Mother sleepy. The ancients forged great chains to bind her and placed a curse on them. Every night you could hear her roars across all the Sea of Thieves. The links were unbreakable and she finally died after hundred years.
I shudder to think I could be facing Old Mother. Is this where they tied her up, far out of reach?
As I went back to the surface, I saw ancient ruins hidden behind the algae. These are not just stones that fell to the bottom of the sea, people have really built this structure undersea. The altar in the middle makes this look like a sacred place. I can’t imagine the ancients built this structure underwater alone, the Merfolks had to help them.
Great Warrior, the ancients and the Merfolks definitely met here together.
These lands are uncharted because they are sacred, the meeting places need to be protected in case Merfolks come back one day, and to preserve any connection they had with the ancients.
Speaking about that, on my way back to dry land, I was surprised to discover that someone started digging over what appears to be a ruin buried underground. I guess I’m not the only one who wants to uncover secrets. It looks like someone wants to get something important back underground.
With the recent events, Trading Companies seem very scared about something by asking for help to store gunpowder barrels. Senior Trader Mollie who launched the Merchant Alliance was originally from the Grand Maritime Union. She told me the other day that she is very worried they find this place because they have more money and more men to throw at a problem than the whole of Sea of Thieves combined. What if someone is trying to reach the Sea Queen and her people for help for this war to come? Merfolks could be our secret weapon.
My mother always taught me to expect the unexpected though. It could be someone who wants to desecrate this sacred place and take whatever is buried underneath. I’m afraid that the evil plan of Stitcher Jim is still in motion and he needs something from here. Captain Warsmith is also on my list of suspects. They are no pirate to me and they never were. True pirates know how to be united at wartime.
To anyone who reads these notes and who would Hoist the Colours, please let’s make sure to protect this place and the future of Sea of Thieves.
I packed my things and set sail to another uncharted island quite famous thanks to the wreck of the Magpie’s Wing. Isn’t this funny that they both have a glorious wreck?
I’ve already been to this place a couple of times but I wanted to check something. There is a very narrow passage in the corals that leads to an undersea chamber which is probably the largest of the Sea of Thieves.
This beautiful place also has ancient ruins and an altar identical to the one I found earlier. It looks like there was something before in these triangular holes in the center of the altars. If it’s like the Shroudbreaker, maybe a huge gem was placed inside? I wonder what it would activate to do that. The ancients mastered magic and hid things behind various mechanisms. There is another chamber under the islet with an ancient statue. Sudds gave me a quest the other day when I was trying to collect the parts of the Shroudbreaker, I needed to place two red gem in the eyes of this statue to activate a mechanism.
Merfolks were known for uncovering precious stones and gems in the very deepest parts of the ocean to bring them back to the meeting places as a gift. The ancients were greatly appreciated by the mer people, they helped them several time.
As I was investigating this altar, a couple of whispers echoed in the chamber. The murky water of this place prevented me from seeing clearly in the distance but I spotted in the darkness shapes that looked like large eyes.
As I needed to breath, I rushed to the surface with the impression of being followed and spied on. My monkey was roaring on the ship, I think I didn’t stock enough bananas.