The Legend of the Veil voyage in Sea of Thieves is suitable for the most experienced and daring swordsmen. Players who have put in the time and effort to reach Rank 50 in at least three different Trading Companies can take on this new quest that will test their mettle and tenacity.
Sea of Thieves Guide: Legend of the Veil
The Legend of the Veil is a journey exclusively for Pirate Legends. It can only be distributed by the pirate lord himself, located in Athena’s makeshift hideout, hidden under the tavern in any outpost.
Purchase the Legend of the Veil voyage from the Pirate Lord, place it on your ship’s table, and vote to begin. The Pirate Lord will speak to you and provide you with a book describing your first destination, as well as a mysterious mask called the Veil of the Ancients.
The Legend of the Veil is a three-part journey. Your objective is to collect three ancient Veil Stones to place in the Veil of the Ancients. This will restore the mask’s ability to break the barrier between the Sea of Thieves, where the living dwell, and the Sea of the Damned, the land of the dead.
There is a random assortment of potential objectives for the first two parts of Legend of the Veil. Each time you collect one, return to your ship and the Pirate Lord will reveal the next chapter and where to find the next stone.
Types of objectives in Legend of the Veil
Three types of objectives can be selected for the first two chapters of the Legend of the Veil journey.
Ancient Statue Voyages in Legend of the Veil will send you to an island to find Belle. Once located, she provides your crew with an enchanted lantern. Hold it to illuminate a hidden statue, which in turn will create a pulse of light emanating from other statues across the island.
Follow the pulses of light to locate each statue. Once the last statue is lit, a group of ghosts will attack. A troop of Ancient Spectrals will help you fight them. Defeat Captain Soulflame and the Veil Stone will be yours to continue Legend of the Veil.
Legend of the Veil’s treasure maps are slightly modified versions of more conventional treasure hunting trips. Your book will contain a location to find Sudds, which in turn will provide you with a map. Being able to tell which island you’re looking at from just a few landmarks is extremely helpful for this.
There are a few varieties of this objective in Legend of the Veil, each with a slightly different twist:
- Illustrated Maps – Sudds has drawn landmarks that will come from a specific island you need to visit, and an image of a specific location, with a symbol drawn on top of the buried treasure.
- The image tends to be a close-up view of a specific part of the island. Spread out your crew (if you have any) and find a place you can stand that matches the picture. Did under the symbols to find the Veil Stone.
- Close-Up Maps – This is most similar to a conventional treasure map, it’s just zoomed in and cropped close to the treasure. Pay attention to the contours of where the beaches meet the water when comparing this map to the map on board your ship.
- Once you find the island, zoom in to match the map view and mark it. Now sail to the island and dig there. It’s one more stone on your ship.
- Liars Map – This map will show you an island with several symbol designs. All but one correspond to actual painted symbols on the island. Find each one, and when you find one that doesn’t match, dig. This will be where the stone of the veil will be buried.
Shipwreck Graveyards are the final potential objective in Legend of the Veil. Your book will describe an area of the sea where some ships have met an unfortunate fate. Travel to this area and search for a large group of wreckage.
There are several wrecks to explore. You are looking for two things: a particular ship and a key. The ship is the Grim’s Fortune, which can be identified by the nameplate above the locked door to the captain’s quarters. The key is somewhere among the wreckage of one of the shipwrecks in the area.
Explore each and interact with objects like boxes, paintings, drawers and containers to open them. Most will be empty, a few will contain treasure, and one will have the key to Grim Fortune’s cabin, where the Veil Stone is located.
The Great Sea Fortress
Clearing the first two chapters of the Legends of the Veil journey will send you and your crew into the grand finale, a battle against a massive fortress protected by a swirling green tornado. It can be a long and grueling battle, so take the time to make sure you’re fully stocked and ready before heading into the massive Green Storm.
To complete this chapter of Legend of the Veil, you’ll need to expose the fortress in the tornado and destroy it with well-placed cannon shots. The tornado is generated by three smaller fortresses, each guarded by a fleet of ghost ships.
Ships spawn infinitely, so it’s best to focus on the building. Navigate within range and fire volleys of cannonballs towards the upper part of the fortress. Only hits on the upper walls count, emitting a flash of green light when they deal damage. Once enough punishment has been inflicted, the fortress will be exposed and the nearby group of ships will disappear.
Repeat this exercise two more times. Each defeated fortress will leave a few storage crates in the rubble, be sure to send someone to retrieve them if you run out. Once all three small fortresses are gone and the green tornado has dissipated, you can begin your serious assault on the larger central fortress.
The main fortress is much larger than the previous ones and has many different areas that need to be destroyed. Generally your target is any lighter colored part, especially in the upper part.
When you circle the fortress, it will shoot aggressively, just like the ghost ships. Continue the repairs and focus your attack on the fortress. Once all key areas are destroyed, the fortress will explode in a shower of ethereal debris. Navigate to the Remains to find a huge pile of loot, including a Chest of Legends and, most importantly, the Last Veil Stone.
Place the Veil Stone in the Veil of Ancients, listen to the Pirate Lord’s speech, and the Legend of the Veil is over.
Now that you’ve conquered Legend of the Veil, you might want to explore some of Sea of Thieves’ other quirks, like Legend of the Sunken Kingdom. Check out our other Sea of Thieves guides for more walkthroughs and tips.