The Travel Journal is a craftable item designed to help you catalogue places of interest around your world.
Make a location entry in the journal at any time. Give the location a name, a color and take a photo of the area to help you remember what you found!
Once a location is recorded in the journal, you can craft a compass or map to help you find your way back to it.
Recording a location
When you find a location you want to store in the journal, open the travel journal by right-clicking it, then click “New Location”. The screen changes to show information about the location entry that will be added.
From this screen, type a name for the entry at the top. By default it uses the name of the biome you are in.
Click the “Take photo” button (or the picture icon on the right) if you want to record a picture of this location.
Click one of the color dyes to change the color of the entry if you want to categorise it.
Once you are happy with the information, click “Save” to return back to the main journal. Your new entry will appear in the list, colored accordingly.
Editing a location
You can click the paper and quill icon next to the location you want to edit. The screen changes to show information about the location entry. You can change the name and color. If your player is standing at the same position of the entry location, you will also be able to take a photo (or change the existing photo).
Finding your way back
With lots of location entries in your journal it can be difficult to remember how to get back to them!
With a compass in your inventory, open the journal and then click the paper and quill icon next to the location.
You should see compass icon on the right. Click it to create a Bound Compass in your inventory. The compass will take the name and color of the journal entry. Simply follow this compass to find your location. (Requires Charm’s “Compass Binding” module!)
With an empty map in your inventory, open the journal and then click the paper and quill icon next to the location.
You should see an empty map icon on the right. Click it to create a Map in your inventory. The map will take the name and color of the journal entry. Open the map and make your way to the colored banner on the map to find your location.
If you are lucky enough to have a Totem of Returning in your inventory, open the journal and click the paper and quill icon next to the location.
Click the totem icon the right. You will be immediately teleported and the totem will be destroyed.
Once you travel through your first Runestone and learn its glyph, you may see a Rune icon on the right of the entry page. Click the rune icon to open the Rune Diagram page.
Every entry in the journal is represented by a unique set of 12 rune glyphs. When you have discovered all the glyphs for an entry, you can build a Rune Portal that matches the layout of the Rune Diagram. A correctly built rune portal lets you teleport immediately to the entry’s location as many times as you desire.
You may copy any entry from your Travel Journal as a Travel Journal Page, provided you have paper in your inventory. Open the journal and click the paper and quill icon next to the location you wish to copy.
Click the Travel Journal page icon on the right (it looks like a piece of paper with a blue and green symbol). A page item will be added to your inventory. You may give this page to another player and they can add it to their own journal by holding the journal in the other hand and shift right-clicking with the page.
Viewing the Rune Diagram on the page
With the copied page in your hand, right click to flip the page over to the Rune Portal diagram. This provides a more convenient reference to help you build a Rune Portal.
Travel journals are not specific to the player who created them or created entries in them. You may freely give your travel journal to others to allow them to find locations you recorded and make use of any entries they create.
Photos you take against for each location entry are client-side only and will not be available to other players - unless you give them a copy of all files from your
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Take care of your journal. Travel journals are fragile items and susceptible to explosions, fire, lava, despawning…