If you’re following the pirate’s goal of amassing enormous wealth, you’ve probably been striking out on many voyages provided by the Gold Hoarders. This guide will help you solve the riddle that is part of the A Haul Pinched by the Lowly Gun ‘Em Down Dunham voyage.
This voyage has pirates visit three separate islands in search of treasure. Their location is fairly easily found on the map table on board your ship and all three islands are within close proximity of each other. Consult the map below for exact locations. You’re given a map for each of the first two islands you’re supposed to visit and the location of each chest is nicely marked for you. You shouldn’t have too much trouble locating them.
The Crooked Masts Riddle
The third island, The Crooked Masts, does not come with a nicely drawn map. Instead you’re provided a two-line riddle, with only the first clue being immediately visible.
On The Crooked Masts brave and old, I sought to hide my plundered gold.
The first line of the riddle serves merely to point you in the direction of The Crooked Masts island. Once you’re there and make landfall, the second line of the riddle will reveal itself. It reads as follows.
From the bell to the South ye are getting near, 9 paces North-by-North West and shovel here.
Head towards the southern side of the island and follow a path that leads up the hill. On the right-hand side, about three quarters of the way up, you will find a post with a bell attached. Don’t ring it, rumor has it that it attracts skeletons and sharks if you do.
Position yourself at the foot of the bell and take out your compass. Face in a north-by-north-western direction and walk off 9 steps. Once you’ve taken nine steps, get out your shovel and dig. You should hit on the treasure chest right away.
That’s the riddle of A Haul Pinched by the Lowly Gun ‘Em Down Dunham solved! For help on further riddles and how to be a successful pirate in general, be sure to visit our Sea of Thieves Guide Hub.