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Summerset Chapter - Message in a Bottle Achievement: Explanation and Guide

SimensJacket
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I wanted to make a little explanation and guide to everyone that is having troubles getting the...
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So lets begin.

How do I get this achievement?
You get it by searching the coasts of Summerset for an item called "Message in a Bottle"
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What happens when I open the Message in a Bottle?
One of four things will happen:

Option 1:
In my searches I got around 16 of these before I got the achievement
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Option 2:
A love letter
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Option 3:
A recipe to some sort of cake, I assume
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Option 4: DO NOT CLICK THIS IF YOU DONT WANT THE ACHIEVEMENT MESSAGE SPOILED FOR YOU
A letter from First Mate Razorwind
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There might be a fifth option, since on my lorebook add-on, Im missing one - I still haven't found it.

Where can I find the bottles?
Well, there are multiple locations where you can find them. I went around the coast of Summerset multiple times and found a couple of them. If Im missing any let me know and Ill edit the picture
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The following locations are numbered according to the image above (the locations of the bottle are where my player is [the green cursor]):
Location 1:
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Locaiton 2:
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Location 3:
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Location 4:
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Location 5:
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Location 6:
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Location 7:
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Location 8:
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Location 9:
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Location 10:
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Location 11:
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Location 12:
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I forgot to take a picture of my character there, but its very close to the wall of the bridge. An enemy NPC NB wanders close enought o surprise attack you while your're picking it up and an imp should be right behind you aswell.

Location 13:
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Are there any place I should know about?
There most definitely are more locations then these. From talking to people there is only place, that isn't on the map, because even though I passed there multiple times I still didnt find it. Nonetheless, the rumoured areas are:
1 - (68.83x53.81) North-East of the Sil-Var-Woad Wayshrine, near 3 mudcrabs and close to a Sea Viper.

Thanks for reading, hope this helps. Once again, if theres one Im missing leave it below and Ill try and add it to the list.
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Edited by SimensJacket on May 30, 2018 11:50PM
  • HjorrMundGandr
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    Thank you, this helps a lot. Very nicely detailed explanation. Well done.
  • Apherius
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  • SimensJacket
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    Awesome! Ive updated the post :)
  • inclinations
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    Was this changed I got the achieve the first bottle i found?
    Vet Maelstrom makes me cry.
  • HjorrMundGandr
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    Just simply very lucky. Treat yourself to a sweet-roll.
  • SimensJacket
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    Yeah I spoke to many people that got it on the first bottle... Just RNG luck :D
  • weedgenius
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    So it is safe for me to destroy the waterlogged note that is unreadable?
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  • srmalloy
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    As an aside to the point of the achievement, the recipe looks like a variation on a shortbread recipe, although I believe it should note that it is a 'strong' oven, to use a period reference.
  • SimensJacket
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    weedgenius wrote: »
    So it is safe for me to destroy the waterlogged note that is unreadable?

    Yes the water logged notes are literal junk... Feel free to destroy.

  • Rlacoste
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    What exactly is it we are trying to find after the achievement gets unlocked?
    A letter from First Mate Razorwind ????

    I swear I found it on the 1st bottle, achievement is still not done, so I am a little lost.
    Also, if I found that letter, where do I find it, I have 3220 books in my library lol
  • SimensJacket
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    Rlacoste wrote: »
    What exactly is it we are trying to find after the achievement gets unlocked?
    A letter from First Mate Razorwind ????

    I swear I found it on the 1st bottle, achievement is still not done, so I am a little lost.
    Also, if I found that letter, where do I find it, I have 3220 books in my library lol

    The achievement is done once you get and read the message from Forinel, First Mate of the Razorwind. Some people have complained that even though they have gotten the achievement, it still doesn't pop up in there Eidetic Memory. Other from that, thats the only thing I know of as being an issue.
  • Katahdin
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    Stupidest achievement ever.......
    Been running around Summerset for 2 hours checking bottles and cant get this done.

    Nothing but
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    over and over and over and over and over


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    Edited by Katahdin on July 16, 2018 12:36AM
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  • Threemoons
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    Question: Are there bottles at ALL locations? Hunting and even have a map marker and nada at the two locations I'm hitting...
  • SimensJacket
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    Threemoons wrote: »
    Question: Are there bottles at ALL locations? Hunting and even have a map marker and nada at the two locations I'm hitting...

    There should be a bottle at all the locations marked on the map. If they arent there, it means someone from your "plain" has already picked it up.
  • Alinhbo_Tyaka
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    Threemoons wrote: »
    Question: Are there bottles at ALL locations? Hunting and even have a map marker and nada at the two locations I'm hitting...

    They function just like nodes. If someone has gotten there before you the spot will be empty. I don't know what the respawn timer is but I got my achievement just by working the coastline for giant clams. It has been a while ago but it didn't take me too many bottles to get the achievement.
  • Threemoons
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    Threemoons wrote: »
    Question: Are there bottles at ALL locations? Hunting and even have a map marker and nada at the two locations I'm hitting...

    They function just like nodes. If someone has gotten there before you the spot will be empty. I don't know what the respawn timer is but I got my achievement just by working the coastline for giant clams. It has been a while ago but it didn't take me too many bottles to get the achievement.

    Thanks so much! 😀
  • Amana
    Amana
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    Here's the screen for the 12th location.
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    Edited by Amana on February 12, 2019 10:56PM
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