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Guide and Walkthrough by kimagure

Version: 0.99 | Updated: 12/27/2021

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Using This Guide
    2. Difficulty Levels
    3. Fully Installing the Arcane Unleashed DLC
  2. Game Basics
    1. Character Information
    2. Items and Equipment
    3. Movement in Area Maps
    4. Combat
    5. Traveling in the Overworld Map
    6. Resting
    7. Home Base
  3. Prologue
  4. Act 1: Stolen Land
    1. A. Oleg's Trading Post
    2. B. Nettle's Crossing
    3. North Narlmarches: Waterlogged Lowland
    4. C. Ancient Tomb
    5. D. Pine Patch
    6. E. Thorn Ford
    7. F. Swamp Road: Technic League Random Encounter
    8. G. Technic League Encampment
    9. North Narlmarches: Boggard Hunting Grounds
    10. A-2. Oleg's Trading Post Revisited
    11. North Narlmarches: Oak-That-Strayed
    12. H. Abandoned Hut
    13. I. Temple of the Elk
    14. J. Old Sycamore
    15. A-3. Oleg's Trading Post Revisisted
    16. Outskirts: Endless Plains
    17. Outskirts: Fangberry Cave
    18. Outskirts: Two-River's Field
    19. Shrike Hills: Riverine Rise
    20. Shrike Hills: Trail in the Hills
    21. K. Stag Lord's Fort
    22. A-4. Oleg's Trading Post Revisited
    23. North Narlmarches: Old Oak
    24. North Narlmarches: Tuskgutter's Lair - Amiri: Prove Your Worth Part 1
    25. North Narlmarches: Tranquil River Bend
    26. North Narlmarches: Three-Pine Islet
    27. North Narlmarches: Glade in the Wilderness
    28. Shrike Hills: Old Mesa
  5. Act 2: Troll Trouble
    1. A. Jamandi Aldori's Mansion (Act 2)
    2. B. Capital: Tuskdale
    3. Varnhold: Sorrowflow - Kalikke/Kanerah
    4. Oleg's Trading Post: Artisan Bokken
    5. B-2 Capital Revisited
    6. C. A Ford Across the Skunk River
    7. South Narlmarches: Overgrown Pool
    8. D. Ruined Watchtower
    9. South Narlmarches: Bandit Camp
    10. E. Swamp Witch's Hut
    11. South Narlmarches: Monster Den
    12. F. Lone House
    13. B-3. Capital Revisited and Bald Hilltop
    14. C-2. A Ford Across the Skunk River (Troll Invasion)
    15. D-2. Ruined Watchtower (Troll Invasion)
    16. South Narlmarches: Wilderness Encounter - Dalton
    17. South Narlmarches: Wilderness Encounter - Kobold Shaman and Branded Trolls
    18. F-2. Lone House (Troll Invasion)
    19. South Narlmarches: Kobold Trail
    20. South Narlmarches: Kobold Camp
    21. South Narlmarches: Troll Clearing
    22. G. Dwarven Ruins
  6. Act 2, Part 2: Adventuring After Troll Trouble
    1. Settling Regions During Acts 2 and 3
    2. A-1. Verdant Chambers (Group Visit)
    3. A-2. Verdant Chambers (Solo Visit)
    4. Shrike Hills: Ratnook Hill
    5. B. Bridge over the Gudrin River
    6. Kamelands: Mud Bowl
    7. Kamelands: Wolf's Lair
    8. Kamelands: Empty Skull Rock
    9. C. Secluded Lodge
    10. D. Lost Child: Swamp Witch's Hut (Revisited)
    11. Lost Child: Random Encounter - Lizardfolk
    12. E. Lost Child: Lizardfolk Village
    13. Kamelands: Bald Stones
    14. Silverstep: Dragonleaf Gulch
    15. Silverstep: Ironstone Gully
    16. Shrike Hills: Lonely Barrow
    17. Silverstep: Ancient Mine
    18. F. The Lonely Hunter: Lake Silverstep Village
    19. G. The Lonely Hunter: Silverstep Grove
    20. H. Varnhold
    21. I. Candlemere Tower
    22. Shrike Hills: Arbor Rock
    23. Shrike Hills: Hilltop Trail
    24. Dire Narlmarches: Saint Galvan's Gullet
    25. Dire Narlmarches: Brown Baldhead
    26. Dire Narlmarches: Tenacious Marsh
    27. Dire Narlmarches: Swamp Ruins
    28. Dire Narlmarches: Sunny Hillock
    29. J. An Ancient Curse, Part Two: Bald Hilltop
  7. Act 2 Companion Quests
    1. Kalikke/Kanerah: A Task for the Sweet Teeth
    2. Amiri: Prove Your Worth Part 2 - Hodag's Lair
    3. Valerie: Shelyn's Chosen
    4. Jaethal: Investigate My Death
    5. Linzi: Easier to Ask Forgiveness
    6. Tristian: Kingdom of the Cleansed
  8. Artisan Quests
    1. Artisan Bokken: An Ancient Formula
    2. Artisan Dragn: Onslaught
    3. Artisan Shaynih'a: One Thousand and One Questionable Stories
    4. Artisan Nazrielle: Nazrielle's Greatest Creation
    5. Artisan Varrask: Obliteration
    6. Artisan Sharel: A Bloody Craft
    7. Artisan Kimo Tavon: A Trail of Misfortune
    8. Artisan Kimo Tavon: Affairs of the Heart
    9. Artisan Mim: Three Wishes - Talon Peak
    10. Artisan Irlene: A Simple Favor
  9. Act 3: Season of the Bloom - A. Capital: Tuskdale
    1. B. An Amusement for Nobles
    2. C. Monster Invasion
    3. D. Random Encounter: Wilderness Clearing
    4. E1. Shrike Hills: Lonely Mill
    5. E2. Shrike Hills: Goblin Village - Mother of Monsters
    6. F. Bridge Over the Gudrin River (Revisited)
    7. G. Witch Hunt
    8. A-2. Capital: Unrest in the Streets
    9. H. Goblin Fort
    10. I. Return to the Capital
    11. J. Womb of Lamashtu
  10. A3. Capital: After the Season of the Bloom
    1. K. An Ancient Curse, Part Three - Bald Hilltop
  11. Act 3 Companion Quests
    1. Ekundayo: A Feast of Feasts
    2. Amiri: Pariah
  12. Tenebrous Depths
    1. Tenebrous Depths - Part 1
    2. Tenebrous Depths - Part 2
  13. Version Information / Update Status

Artisan Quests

Artisan Mim: Three Wishes - Talon Peak

1. Capital

The first time Mim brings you an item, she’ll ask you to visit her at her workshop and to grant her two more wishes (since you already gave her an Emerald for her first wish).

2. Silverstep Settlement

Speak to Mim. She’ll ask you to bring her Kyonin Berry Wine or Elven Absinth as her second wish. The Sweet Teeth will give you Kyonin Berry Wine x2 after they return from fixing Oleg’s fence. Hassuf, Oleg, and Dumra will sell Elven Absinthe for 400 gold, after Mim makes her request (but not before).

Bring Mim Kyonin Berry Wine or Elven Absinth (180 exp).

The next time you return to your throne room in the capital, Linzi will inform you that Mim has gone missing and was last seen heading toward Talon Peak (180 exp). You’ll be on a deadline once this throne room event occurs, and you’ll have 14 days to go to Talon Peak or you’ll fail the quest and lose Mim as an Artisan. As such, you might want to hold off on giving Mim the Kyonin Berry Wine or Elven Absinthe if you’re too close to the next Ancient Curse deadline.

Travel to Talon Peak. It's on the way to Varnhold, and the opposite direction from Sorrowflow after you cross the Crooked River. I recommend stopping by and completing the areas Arbor Rock and Hilltop Trail along the way.

III. Talon Peak

From the Hilltop Trail: 1) NE x2, 2) SE, 3) S. It’s a long trek to the mountain and you’ll need to rest at least once on the way.

Talon Peak Slope People & Events
  1. Giant Spider x2 (Vermin 7).
  2. Primal Giant Spider (Vermin 9), Spider Swarm (Vermin 2).
  3. Primal Giant Spider (Vermin 9), Spider Swarm (Vermin 2). There are multiple groups.
  4. Mim Wobblegander. Make sure to kill the second group of enemies at C before interacting with her.
    • You'll gain 180 exp for talking to her. If you ask: “1. What’s the matter here?”, she’ll explain that she hurt her ankle. 1) If you have a character with the Restoration (4) spell or Heal (6) spell in your party, you can use magic to cure it (180 exp). If Tristian is in your party and high enough level, he can learn either spell on the fly with his bonded holy symbol. 2) The alternative is to make a Lore: Nature DC 25 check to diagnose the problem (180 exp) followed by a second Lore: Nature DC 20 check (225 exp).
    • After you heal her, she’ll say that her third wish is to climb Talon Peak, but she’s not sure she can make it. Encourage her to climb the mountain (choice #1) to continue the quest. You’ll fail the quest if you tell her to go back home. She immediately start running off toward C, and she may get into trouble and die if you haven't killed them already. This will cause you to fail the quest, so make sure to kill the spiders before you talk to Mim!
Talon Peak Slope Treasure
  1. Petrified Egg, Diamond Dust, 20 gold.
  2. Gold Powder, Tian Xia Ink, Special Hops, 15 gold.

Hunting in this area during rest: Lore (Nature) DC 22.

Talon Peak Summit People & Events
  1. Mim Wobblegander. Speak to her to complete the quest: Three Wishes.
  2. Switch (Perception DC 1).
  3. Switch (Perception DC 1).
  4. Switch (Perception DC 1).
  5. Switch (Perception DC 1).
    • The way to resolve the puzzle is to look at what happens when you hit each switch. They need to be hit in a certain order and will “click” when the proper stone is clicked on. They will otherwise give the sound “thud”. The proper order is D, B, C, E. This opens the hidden door at [1].
  6. Bandit trio. You can either attack or eavesdrop on their conversation. You can make three increasingly difficult Stealth checks to listen: 1) Stealth DC 17 (28 exp), 2) Stealth DC 19 (45 exp), and 3) Stealth DC 21 (56 exp). This will eventually lead to combat against: Bandit (Alchemist 9), Bandit (Fighter 7), Bandit (Rogue 7). The Rogue carries 2 Masterwork Daggers, a Ring of Protection +1, and the Recipe: Monster Casserole. The Fighter carries a Masterwork Longsword. The Alchemist carries 2 Shambletus.
  7. When you approach the nest, an Ancient Roc (Animal 24) will land behind you on the bridge. I recommend sending your tank across first, alone, to protect your squishies from an ambush. On Normal difficulty, it has AC 30, 428 hp, Fort +19/Ref +20/Will +13 saves, and it makes 1 bite attack at a +25 to hit for 2d8+21 damage and 2 talon attacks at a +25 to hit for 2d6+21 damage. It shouldn’t be particularly difficult for an 8th or 9th level party, as long as it doesn’t get the jump on your squishies. It carries an Amulet of Natural Armor +1.
  8. Lever. This opens the door at [2].
Talon Peak Summit Treasure
  1. Locked Chest (Trickery DC 7): Skullcrusher (Heavy Mace +2, heavy blow - stuns enemies on crit for 1d4 rounds if they fail a Fort DC 17 save, stagger for 1 round if they successfully save).
  2. Silver Ring, Jade, Turquoise, 28 gold, Cheese, Soft Cheese.
  3. Bloodstone, Pearl x3, Scroll of Cure Light Wounds, 31 gold.
  4. 23 gold, Gold Ring x5, Agate, Peridot x2, Moonstone, Clear Quartz x4, Fruits, Trout, Roc Egg.
    • You’ll want to bring the Roc Egg to Elina at the capital tavern. You can either give it to her immediately or wait until after she asks you for it after the Season of the Bloom. If you're roleplaying a Good character, I recommend waiting, since it'll have more meaning later. Elina will give you 5,100 gold, Eggs x6, Owlbear Egg x4, Soft Cheese x5, and 900 exp in exchange for the egg. This will also complete the Errand: Roc’s Egg.