Welcome to the Sea of Thieves, a Pirate’s Life, Season 3 update! This is THE guide to the third Tall Tale of the series, Captains of the Damned. If you don’t want any spoilers you best minimize this page now or forever hold your grog. This guide holds EVERY hidden commendation location, so you can rest assured knowing you won’t miss a thing.
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Captains of the Damned Tall Tale Guide
Beginning The Tale
To begin, you need to vote for the Captains of the Damned Tall Tale at the Castaways camp at any Outpost. Once your crew has voted, you can enjoy the beautiful storyline that has been set up for you. Just like the first Tall Tale, Captains of the Damned Tall Tale is in a solo instance, so you won’t be running into any unwanted trouble. Sail into the portal once it opens and enjoy your trip to the Sea of the Damned.
Captains of the Damned - Part 1
Once you enter the Tall Tale and reach The Whispering Bayou, follow Jack’s compass in your quest inventory and use your boat to navigate the river. You’ll want to keep your boat with you throughout this Tall Tale as it’ll make travel faster for you. Following Jack’s compass will lead you to the end of the Bayou where you should park your ship in front of a big green wall.
Don’t worry about exploring the Bayou until you get the flame in your lantern, as you can’t unlock anything until you get it first. To find the Flame of Souls, hop off your boat and head to the right (Northwest). Again, the compass will show you the way if needed. Follow this path until you reach the shipwreck of the Blue Bayou and see “Fragments of the Past” on your screen.
Dock your boat near the shack and hop onto the small island, you’ll find an ammo crate there, (which you’ll need if you wasted all your bullets) and with full ammo head South along the cliffs.
Now that you’ve found all the secrets here it’s time to move along in the story. Using Jack’s compass, find your way back to your boat and more importantly the ominous shack sitting next to the portal that is blocking your way forward.
With the candles lit, and a little bit of enchanting from our favorite witch, the path will open and you can sail away to the second part of this Tall Tale.
Captains of the Damned - Part 2
With Jack’s compass always leading the way you’ll soon find yourself sailing towards the busted up Fort of Lost Souls.
Now it’s time for more swimming. Dive to the bottom of the well and snatch the lockpick from the hand of the chained down skeleton. Next you’ll need to escape the well. Swim half way up until you see a hole in the wall of the well. Swim through until you reach the top, then use your lockpick on the door nearby.
With a hop and a skip, make your way across to the other side of the wall where you can run up the steps. At the top you’ll notice a suspicious hole in the roof to the right. Jump into that hole to find your final secret. Now before you go saying “Hey, you tricked me into throwing myself in jail,” I did.
Make your way back to the cargo crates and jump over the wall again. This time turn left at the top of the stairs and use the pulley to move the cages and create an elevator. If you have more than one person they can take the first cage up as you pull your cage down. Then hop in and let gravity take you up.
Captains of the Damned - Part 3
Once you’ve sailed through that cave that no ship captain would EVER want to sail through, you’ll find yourself being welcomed by Captain Barbossa himself! Well, more like his cannons. Lucky for your ship they aren’t interested in shooting at you.
Park your rowboat and hop out onto the docks. Head past the Auctioneer and the Mercado building and turn right to go down the steps. Here you’ll spot Jack Sparrow in a barrel trying to steal a key from a Drunk Pirate.
Continue across the bridge where you’ll see Jack once again running from the guards, escaping, and heading through a closed gate. Before you work on getting to the other side of that gate, you’ll want to head northeast and up the stone steps to the top of the wall where you’ll find two ghostly Spaniards.
Captain Jack sitting atop a glorious pile of untouchable treasure. Doing this will unlock the “Treasured Hoard” commendation.
Captains of the Damned - Part 4
After the “movie” has ended, all of us here at Kevduit.com would like to politely ask that you place all your trash in the receptacles as you leave the cinema. We won’t judge you if you need to wipe the tears from your face after watching Jack’s heroic sacrifice. Either way, continue following Jack’s compass till you reach the Tavern of the Damned.