Welcome to the Sea of Thieves, a Pirate’s Life, season 3 update. This is THE guide to the first tall tale of the series, A Pirate’s Life, if you don’t want any spoilers you best minimize this page now or forever hold your grog.
A Pirate's Life Tall Tale Guide
Beginning The Tale
Once you vote for the first Tall Tale, A Pirate’s Life, in this new 5 Tale series then you get to enjoy a bit of Dialog from our new favorite resident of the outposts, The Castaway. Once she finishes filling you in all what you need to know it’s time to hop on board to your ship and sail away towards that ominous set of rocks with the glowing green portal. Dont worry, there is a way into the portal at every outpost so it doesn’t matter which one you start at you will always have a portal close by.
A Pirate's Life - Part 1
Next puzzle gets a little trickier, you have to light THREE lanterns.
Now that you’ve lit those three torches the next puzzle allows you to put away your lantern and play a little “find the missing lever”.
Now that you’ve cleared that door it’s time to use those Minecraft Parkour skills and make your way across the gaps to the other side of the fog filled canyon. Don’t worry if you fall, you can always walk back to the beginning at a snails pace to rethink where you went wrong on that last jump.
Once you’ve cleared the the first fog filled chamber you’ll follow the path around the bend towards the next puzzle. Its very important to note, THIS cliff here, IT IS NOT A SHORTCUT, nor is there any lore or secrets down there. If you go down the cliff here you will have to go back through several of the areas you just completed.
Now that you’ve successfully dodged the “Oops Cliff” its time to shine and use some of those pirate wits of yours.
A Pirate's Life - Part 2
Welcome to Pirate Town, or whatever they’re calling it these days. You’ve succeeded in traversing the dangerous path through the mountain and now get to explore the amazing town of greedy pirates. This is the part of the tall tale where you can unlock the majority of the commendations so for all the info on the secretes that this town holds make sure to check out the Guide to A Pirate’s Life Commendations and Secrets.
Now make your way straight down towards the wrecked ships where you’ll be greeted by your new best chattering friend, the Cursed Captain.
Now that he’s no longer suspended from the mast, you can get a good look at this Cursed Captains Face before realizing that that is all this one has left.
Now this is easiest done with two pirates, but can be done solo, as each wheel on the sides of the brazier offers different controls. The left controls your horizontal (left to right) and the right is your vertical (up and down). Regardless of what wheel you are using they both only use your up and down inputs to move them. You’ll want to maneuver the light to the three braziers atop the rocks out to sea and let the light hit them for a few seconds for them to start burning.
Dock the rowboat on the back of this Galleon and that will conclude the second part of this Tall Tale.
A Pirate's Life - Part 3
Welcome aboard the Ferryman Ship, now I’m sure we’ve all been here before, except usually due to an unfortunate situation. You can listen to the Ferryman give his speech to the pirates on deck about how they’ve learned their lesson and can now rejoin the land of the living, or just speed run this next bit to get to everyone’s favorite pirate.
From here it’s pretty straight forward. Head up to the ships deck and find out that the Ferryman is really mad now… then the Flying Dutchman will appear and an epic fight will ensue. Grab food and cannons from the never ending supply below deck and shoot the Dutchman and any boarded enemies until you reach the end of the Tall Tale.