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Mercenary of the Ancient Order in Sea of Thieves

Mercenary of the Ancient Order140 (30)

Awarded the Commendation for 150,000 gold earned from Order of Souls voyages!

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Achievement Guide for Mercenary of the Ancient Order

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KungFuStu72
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Achievement won on 22 May 18
TA Score for this game: 1,355
Posted on 23 May 18 at 09:04
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Earning Gold for the Order of Souls is all about the skulls. Every skull you sell is added to your tally that can be found by pressing menu, picking the Order (middle icon) and looking at the second item on the top line. When this value reaches 150,000 you will earn the commendation and you can now buy the title "Mercenary of the Ancient Order" from the clothes shop.

You can find skulls laying about on beaches (quite rare), in shipwrecks (quite common) or you can get a very valuable one from completing skull forts. But the most reliable method of gaining skulls is to complete Order of Souls voyages which all involve sailing to an island, defeating a few waves of skeletons and then killing the skeleton captain and returning his skull to an outpost.

When you sell the skulls you also gain experience and increase you Order of Souls level. Every 5 levels you can buy a promotion which gives you access to a wider variety of mission, anything from a single captain on a single island to multiple captains on numerous islands in a number of chapters. As the mission "difficulty" increases you will face different skeletons; your basic variety, the plant skeletons (they gain a health buff in water/rain and take less damage from firearms), the shadow skeletons (cannot be harmed in the dark unless you shine your lantern on them) and the metal skeletons (lead them to water to make them more vulnerable and shoot them rather than using your cutlass).

To speed up you skull collecting voyages sail with an experienced crew. I completed most of my OoS voyages single handed but working with an efficient crew (i.e. a crew that actually sails the ship rather than standing around drinking and playing shanties) you can rack up the kills quite quickly.

Note. I unlocked the achievement a little early. I had only sold 145,311g of skulls. By this time I had completed 72 voyages, defeated 242 captains and sold 340 skulls according to my commendation statistics.
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