Each pirate carries a journal or book to keep notes of their current goals. When they accept a new quest, it is placed in the book. As the pirate completes the quest, the journal tracks how far along into the quest they are.The journal details what needs to be done and where (if specific locations are required), progress made and what rewards will be received. This journal is given to the pirate by Will Turner at the beginning of the game.
A pirate can get assistance in completing a quest, by selecting it with the Track option. Then, their Compass will indicate where the next quest goal. Like Jack Sparrow's compass it points to the thing you desire most. Also, a tracked quest object will place a mark on the pirate's Map.
These quests are part of the main quest given to you, usually by main characters and involve advancing the storyline. As a reward, you will receive Notoriety points.
So for there are only 3 story quests in the game:
- Story Quest: Set Sail (Unlocks in Tutorial)
- Story Quest: The Black Pearl Crew (Unlocks after completing the Set Sail Story Quest)
- Story Quest: Raven's Cove (Unlocks at Notoriety Level 30)