08 February 2024

Enshrouded General Lore

Written by Sarah-Maree

The following is what I have for General Lore in Enshrouded. NOTE: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS - I won’t share Lore content, but the titles may give things away, and the photos may reveal things. For an overview of what the heck I’m talking about, click here! Since I found most of these, they won’t glow red in the pictures, but they should glow red, like a fire, for you if you haven’t discovered them yet. If not, I’m sure the game developers would appreciate any feedback or hearing of any glitches, bugs, or malfunctions as this is an Early Access game - in that it isn’t fully finished and they are still working out some things. If you have any questions or tips for me, let me know in the comments! I’ll try to update often and with images to help guide you on your journey.


The Alchemist’s Theories I

1/5 On The Flame And Its Murmurs

Straight out from the starting point of the game, the Cinder Vault. It’s before you head left down the steps. The northern marker on the map is where they have you place your first base.

2/5 Flame Shrines

This book is annoyingly far out there, in that it’s far away from the other books in this series. If you have amazing stamina and the best glider in the game, you can easily make it southward from the Ancient Spire – Revelwood Fast Travel tower to this Flame Shrine (the one in the screenshot below). Otherwise, head out for Lone Thistle village, which is north, northeast of the likely familiar Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel.

3/5 The Ancient Spire, Beacons of Light

Next to the North opening of the Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel, there is a table with a book to read.

4/5 On Elixir Well, The Springs Of The Elixir

This is at the first Elixir Well quest in the game, very near the first base, beside Braelyn Bridge. It’s a book on the table to the left. It seems like this one may be glitched at the moment. Even my new character showed no flame for it, and it doesn’t update the journal, though it does give a popup on screen saying I have the lore… Feel free to also message them about the glitch so they can patch it 😊

5/5 The Elixir, A flood of woe

Travel to Rockmore. If entering from the east side, turn left toward the large bonfire. The note is on a table behind the fire.

The Alchemist’s Theories II

1/5 The Shroud Looms

From the starting point of the game, head for Longkeep. It’s easily accessible, particularly if you follow the road. Head toward the northwestern corner and you’ll find some stairs leading down. It’s located near a tall growth pillar of Mycelium, a tree trunk, and a castle wall with double doors.At the bottom of the stairs and to the left is a table with a book on it.

TIP: This location is very near the wagon with some General Lore: Falling To Ruin, which has a guide further down on this page.

2/5 War

From the Cinder Vault at the start of the game, follow the path through the cave. When the road splits a second time (one going forward to where your first base should be and the other going right), head right. Follow it to the cliff edge. In a nook to the left, there’s a book to read.

3/5 Smothered and Devoured by Obscurity

On a table in an open area in Saline Springs (much easier to see when you haven’t already read the lore), there’s a book to read!

4/5 Spores and Sickness

This Lore is located in the Egerton Salt Mines. It’s a decent flight from the Ancient Spire - Springlands Fast Travel. Following the round in the Shroud helps if you get lost. Head for the second wooden ramp further back. You’ll want to cross the destroyed bridge when you reach the top. From there, head for the table with the glowing Lore near the silver chest.

TIP: Going up the first ramp will put you close to The Shroud, Elixir, and Elixir Well Lore: The Buzz In The Walls 2/2 My Faculties, Sharp As Ever!

5/5 Metamorphism

From the northeastern edge of the Ancient Spire - Low Meadows Fast Travel, head toward the middle of the tower. There on the base of it you’ll find the book.

Letter From Rochelle Anders

1/2 To Father,

Located in Jasper Isles in Umber Hollow, this scroll can be found on a bench across from a bulletin board that also has some Lore (Rotting River 1/1 Downstream Of Something Foul). Just cross the bridge from the Shroud Root to reach both pieces of Lore!

Quick Disclaimer, I destroyed the Shroud Root so visibility would be easier.

TIP: Stick around the area because there are like 6 Lore here. This includes the Scavenger Lore: Sister, Sister 1/3 Where Are You, My Sister? AND some Nomad Highlands Lore - lots.

2/2 Letter Delivered

Deliver the letter to Oswald Anders (the Blacksmith).

Honey Misery

1/1 No Honey!

Just outside of “Far Away Frey” Tavern and inside Brittlebush is a bulletin board with a single piece of Lore (beside my avatar’s head in the background). Brittlebush is southeast of the Ancient Spire - Nomad Highlands Fast Travel.

The Greatest Game

1/1 The Greatest Game

I believe this Quest / Lore option unlocks with the Hunter after reaching the Kindlewastes tower, Ancient Spire – Kindlewastes Fast Travel. Or, it may unlock a different way, like by simply entering the Kindlewastes area OR by retrieving enough items for your peeps (carpenter, hunter, blacksmith, farmer, & alchemist).

Well Blocks

1/2 How to Build an Elixir Well

The Carpenter, Cade Hawthorn, initiates this Lore / Quest. (He has it as a dialogue option.) Once it’s unlocked, you can go hunt down the Well Blocks.

2/2 Blocks Retrieved

Retrieve the Well Blocks from the Elixir Well, which’ll be marked on your map for you. Once you loot the blocks from a chest, that’s that. Though, the Carpenter may have more Lore to share when you return to him.

On Fertile Ground

1/3 Dreaming

Located at Rose Shell Burrow in the Kindlewastes. The easiest way to travel here is from the Ancient Spire - Kindlewastes Fast Travel. Once at the location, look for the open grate on the roof. Dropping down, head for the table that has the glowing red  After completing this Lore, you’ll need to head to Emily Fray, the Farmer.

2/3 Emily Fray’s Lost Ring

Talking to Emily Fray, the Farmer will complete this portion of the Lore.

3/3 Ring Obtained

Obtaining the ring will complete this part of the Lore. The ring itself is at an unmarked location, so it can be a bit tricky to find. The location is southeast of Brittlebush in the Shroud. Luckily, it isn’t too far into it, so you’ll have an easy time breaking free of it. Once at the location, there are barrels to blow up (yay!). Looting the silver chest gives you the ring Mother’s Eye, making this Lore, complete!

Emily Fray’s Tavern

1/3 Emily Fray’s Diary, Entry 1

This book is beside a bed inside “Far Away Frey” Tavern, which is inside of Brittlebush. Brittlebush is southeast of the Ancient Spire - Nomad Highlands Fast Travel. The diary is in the bedroom on the first floor and to the right. You should have a fun surprise in your silver chest. I already looted mine :P

2/3 Emily Fray’s Diary, Entry 2

In an unmarked part of the Kindlewastes, you’ll find a small cluster of buildings. Inside the mostly intact house is a book on a table (my torch is under it to try and show where the glow should be, lol). Location is North of Brittlebush.

3/3 Emily Fray’s Diary, Entry 3

At another Caravan Camp, this one southeast (by 45 degrees) of the Ancient Spire - Nomad Highlands Fast Travel, is another book from Emily. This one is located in one of the back tents and is resting on a table next to a chest… your chest should be unopened >_>

Bridge Construction Report

1/2 Spectacular Progress is Being Made

After crossing over Braelyn Bridge, take the right path and head straight for the tent. There’s a note on the table inside. Head back to the Carpenter for the second part of the Lore / a treasure hunt.

2/2 Carpenter’s “Signature”

Complete the first Lore for this and then speak with the Carpenter. He’ll tell you some Lore and of a treasure spot (TIP: It’s under the bridge, ground level, not on top.)

Searching for Hidden Tombs

1/3 Imagine This:

The path straight out from Braelyn Bridge leads to a Scavenger wall. Hack your way through the wall to the note on a table, or use a grappling hook. Either way works.

2/3 Misfortune Strikes Like Lightning

Just North of the Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel location, there is a small camp with a book on the ground next to a body. It’s just off the main road.

3/3 I Need Your Help

Northeast of the Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel, the Hill of Scavengers has a ‘note’ that is on the outer wall of their fort. You can jump around like a crazed fool, like I did, or just use your grappling hook and hook shot up to it like a pro. Anyway, it’s a bit buried by scrap metal, but it works.

Well Rested

1/1 To Eat and Rest

Oswald Anders, blacksmith, talks to you in your base.

Balthazar’s Aspirations

1/1 Glider

On the top floor of the tower is a scroll on a bench. This is the Lore you seek. The location is closest to Lone Thistle and a Flame Shrine with a piece of Lore.


1/1 One Foot in the Grave

Inside the church’s basement in Woodgard, follow the stairs to a table in a nook with a book to read.

Hidden Building Blocks

1/1 The Church was Destroyed!

In Woodgard, there is a building near the top of the Shroud that has a note on a table just inside the door. It isn’t far from an exit, so if you’ve gone too far into the Shroud, well, you’ve gone too far.

To Sleep, Eat, and Rest

1/1 A Good Night’s Rest

Longkeep, near the first Cinder Vault and your first base, there is a well in the middle of the destroyed town. Look for the fire in the building and head toward it. On the table on the other side is a book.

Danger: Explosives

1/1 Careful With This Shipment!

There are multiple ways to reach this solitary home. Simply follow the path from a Flame Shrine, deviate a bit from Longkeep, or glide down from the tower (Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel).


1/1 Falling to Ruin

In Longkeep, just before leaving and heading for the bridge and located in the back corner, there is a wagon with a scroll on the back.

A Cry for Help

1/3 Ointments

Upon entering Ferndale (north, northwest of Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel) there are two notes on a bulletin board straight ahead. This is one of them. The second piece of lore is beside it, making this Lore easier to obtain!

2/3 Protection Against the Shroud

This is the second note on the bulletin board that's in Ferndale. See the above description for details.

3/3 Never Enough

This one is located in Balthazar’s tower, the alchemist, near Lone Thistle. It’s a fair glide from the Ancient Spire - Springlands Fast Travel. Once you make your way to the tower, simply go up two flights of stairs. Nestled between some pots beside an alchemy station you can’t just have is the note.

Seed of Suspicion

1/1 I Buried it Deep

In Harvest Homestead, there is a big house with rats in the basement. On the much safer first floor is a room near the front entrance with a note on a desk (screenshot has my torch in it to help show where the note is).

To Mend Old Wounds

1/4 A Cold Reception

In Rockmore, just before leaving through the North gate, there is a table on the right with a note on it.

2/4 A Refuge

In Woodgard, there’s a bench outside the church with a single paper on it. The location is easily accessible with a quick glide West from Ancient Spire - Springlands Fast Travel. You may reach the town of Harvest Homestead next to it first, but they’re fairly close by to one another.

3/4 A New Season

Inside the same church in Woodgard, on the first floor at the back of the hall is a book to read.

4/4 My Dearest Helěn

This one is easiest to get to if you follow a dirt road up the mountain. The same dirt road splits off toward a Shroud Root, so that’s nice. The Flame Sanctum has two skeletons near a bench on the left side and a note on the bench.

Mixed Stones

1/1 Where’s the Material?

Located at the Ruined Bridge, just at the entrance, is the book to read for this Lore. It’s just outside of Lupa’s Lair, which is all straight south of the Ancient Spire - Nomad Highlands Fast Travel.

Gift Of The Tide

1/1 Shield Found

Thanks to a friendly online tip, I was able to find this Lore! Anyway, this one is difficult. Grind Teeth Grotto is a LONG glide from Ancient Spire - Revelwood Fast Travel. It’s barely doable for me, and I have a ring that gives me extra mana, Updraft Skill and Double Jump Skill. Even then, it’s a pain. There are no roads, that I found anyway, that go to this location. It also has a river of Shroud Water, the lava like stuff, which makes this area treacherous.

Once you reach Grind Teeth Grotto, I suggest taking out the Shroud Root at the end of the winding tunnel. Then, backtrack to screenshot 2 and 3. You’ll need to jump down to the opposite shore. There’s a tunnel on that side that heads up. Follow it, and it’ll lead you to a golden chest. This Lore is accomplished by obtaining the shield Riptide within the chest.

Hunter’s Notes

1/3 Long Way From Home

This location coincides with the location for the The Shroud, Elixir, and Elixir Well Lore Lost In The Shroud 3/5 Talion!. Instead of hearing right upon entering the Abandoned Hunter Camp head left of the stairs. Next to the chest is a stool with a single page resting on top.

2/3 A Sleepless Night

Located north of the Ancient Spire – Revelwood Fast Travel. This note is found inside a hidden cave which, after you stab or burn some spiderwebs, leads to the Abandoned Hunter Camp. There is also the Hand Spindle here, which is a different quest, so odds are good you’ll have a proper quest marker for this place eventually.

3/3 Leave the Rot Behind

This is a simple glide away from Westcott (which has Martha’s two Tavern Stories diary entries). A single tent has a lonely page resting on a tiny table.

Tavern Stories

1/2 Martha’s Diary, Entry 1

Travel to Westcott; it’s far to the north of the Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel tower. In the upstairs area, there are diary pages on a table in a relatively empty room. It’s in the same house as the 2nd entry.

2/2 Martha’s Diary, Entry 2

Travel to Westcott; it’s far to the north of the Ancient Spire – Springlands Fast Travel tower. In the kitchen on the first floor are pages from the diary to read. It’s in the same house as the 1st entry. (Don't forget to check out the Abandoned Hunter Camp nearby for the Lore before this one - Leave The Rot Behind.)

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