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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

Act 3 Companion Quests

Ekundayo: A Feast of Feasts

Around 250 days before the deadline for An Ancient Curse, Part 3, you’ll get the throne room event: Linzi has a suggestion. Linzi is concerned about Ekun and suggests you invite him to a secret party. You can agree (LG, CG, N, NE moral choice) or refuse (LE moral choice). As with all companion quests, you should agree.

Speak to Elina at the capital inn to arrange the event. Ntavi will recommend having the event at the Hunting Grounds. Travel to the Hunting Grounds and speak to Elina or Ntavi to continue.

People
  • Ekun. There are a number of moral choice opportunities if you talk to Ekun.
    • If you succeed on a diplomacy check, he’ll say he still thinks of his family and you’ll have a number of conversation choices including a N and NE moral choice. You gain 225 exp regardless of your choice.
    • If you selected the CN option at the start of the conversation, he won’t be willing to tell you about his family unless you make a Diplomacy DC 25 check (180 exp).
    • First, he’ll compliment you on your plan to lure him there. You can praise Linzi, say it was a team effort, or hog the credit (CN moral choice). This choice affects later choices in this conversation.
    • Next, if you select: “1. [Point at a glass] Drink with me?”, you can make a Diplomacy DC 22 check (67 exp) to convince him to have a drink.
    • If you select “How are you?”, you’ll get three Diplomacy options unless you hogged the credit (CN choice) at the start of the conversation: “1. What do you mean?” (Diplomacy DC 18 - 33 exp), “2. Tired of fighting? …” (Diplomacy DC 22 - 67 exp), “3. [Remain silent]” (Diplomacy DC 18 - 33 exp), or change the subject.
    • Don’t be an ass, and encourage Ekun away from vengeance for the “best” ending for Ekun. I recommend not asking “Tired of fighting?” (Diplomacy DC 22) and not telling him his grief and anger are justified or calling him a whiner (NE moral choice) if you’re looking for the “best” ending. Alternatively, be an ass, and encourage him to wallow in his grief if you want to turn him into Batman or the Stolen Lands equivalent thereof.
  • Ntavi. If you speak to Ntavi, you can ask her about her and Ekun.
    • There’s a hidden Lore: Religion check to discover there’s a symbol of Calistria on her wrist.
    • If you ask her about her favor, she’ll ask you to ask Elina for a bottle of wine. You can select “I’ll think about it” and “2. Still, why do you need a bottle of wine?” to get a Diplomacy DC 22 check (67 exp) and to get her to admit she wants to steal Ekun for a moment.
  • Elina. After you speak to Ntavi, you can ask Elina for a bottle of wine if you want to help Ntavi (LG, N, LN, CE moral choice). Elina will give you a cheap bottle, an ordinary bottle, or a rich bottle based on your choice.
    • You can return to Ntavi with the wine if you want to help her (180 exp) or drink it in front of her (NE moral choice). Giving her the wine will give her the chance to steal Ekun away.
    • Don’t help Ntavi for the “best” ending. Though I'm pretty sure this isn't mandatory, and that you can still get the “best” ending even if you help her out.
  • Linzi. Speak to Linzi and say “I think now’s the perfect time for one of your performances” to end the feast.
    • You can be a wingman/woman for Elina during the performance. I recommend helping her out if you’re aiming for the “best” ending for him.
    • At the end, you can help the Dog get a name. I recommend encouraging this if you’re aiming for the “best” ending.

You get 975 exp for completing the Feast, and you’ll automatically return to the throne room. The event will take about 5 hours of in-game time.

Basically, the “best” ending involves him honoring the memory of his family but becoming able to move on and find happiness with Elina and his loyal Dog. The other endings involve him either dying or disappearing to go be the Stolen Land's Batman, y'know, the vengeance that flaps in the night and all.