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A Gift for Althea
Overview[edit | edit source]
- Find the perfect gift for Lady Althea. It must be something beautiful.
- Give the Beautiful Feather to Captain Osric.
- Give the Beautiful Pearl to Captain Osric.
- Give the Beautiful Pendant to Captain Osric.
- Return to Captain Osric for your reward.
- Prince Rurik: "Lovely, isn't she?"
- Captain Osric: "As lovely as the day is long. You're a lucky man, Your Highness."
- Prince Rurik: "Aye, that I am."
- Captain Osric: "And what of the blessed event? Have you set a date?"
- Prince Rurik: "No, but I've got a more pressing problem, believe it or not."
- Captain Osric: "What is it, my prince?"
- Prince Rurik: "It's Althea's birthday tomorrow, and I haven't a gift for her. I've searched the shops, the treasure room... I need something utterly unique and breathtaking. Like Althea."
- Captain Osric: "Don't give it another thought, Your Highness. Leave it to me."
- Prince Rurik: "You've served me well in trying times, Osric, and for that you have my respect. If you can do this thing for me, you'll have my undying gratitude, as well."
- "I have a very important mission for you, <name>. The prince's love, Althea, will celebrate her birthday tomorrow. The prince has charged me with finding the perfect gift, one that is as unique and beautiful as Althea herself. What do you say? Can you help me?"
- Accept: "I think I can handle that."
- Reject: "I'd really rather not."
Reward Dialogue (Lady Althea)
- "What's this? Does Rurik think I care one whit what gift he gives me? What matters is that a gift comes from the heart. That he choose it himself is all I ask. You can put an end to this nonsense at once. I'll have a talk with Osric and Rurik myself!"
Intermediate Dialogue 1 (Captain Osric)
- "Have you found the perfect gift yet? Remember: Like Lady Althea, it must be beautiful."
- Option 1: "Give Beautiful Feather."
- Option 2: "Give Beautiful Pearl."
- Option 3: "Give Beautiful Pendant."
Intermediate Dialogue 2 (after giving the Beautiful Feather)
- "This is a magnificent feather. One could probably fashion an exquisite writing quill from it, but I believe we need something a bit more regal for our Lady. Please keep looking."
Intermediate Dialogue 3 (after giving the Beautiful Pearl)
- "A pearl? Simple, elegant... but Lady Althea must have something unique and more personal. Please keep looking."
Intermediate Dialogue 4 (after giving the Beautiful Pendant)
- "This is a magnificent piece of jewelry, however, I believe we need something a little less... worn to present to our Lady. Please keep looking."
Reward Dialogue (Captain Osric)
- "Wherever did you find this, <third gift brought>? Yes, this is the perfect gift for Althea! Prince Rurik will be delighted. I'll make sure he knows of your involvement in obtaining the one thing that is sure to please his lady."
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
After witnessing the short talk between Prince Rurik and Osric, and obtaining the quest, there are two ways of solving it. (1) After collecting any one of the items (below), inform Lady Athlea about the quest; she will put an immediate end to the "gift finding." Or: (2) Complete the quest as intended. The reward is the same whether you prefer to help Osric put together the gifts to give to Rurik or take the shortcut of talking to Althea.
If you decide to complete the quest as intended, there are three items scattered about Lakeside County that have gift potential. With either of the first two gifts you bring to Osric he will agree that it is a noteworthy item, but something better must be found. On the third gift (regardless of which item it is) he will find it truly special, and congratulate you on your find.
There is no need to collect each item one at a time, you can simply go around in one circuit collecting all three items:
- The Beautiful Pendant is found inside a chest (indicated as "C" on the map) along a path through the center of the area, near some Bandit Raiders
- The Beautiful Feather will be lying on the ground near Alison the Tanner in Ashford Village (marked as "F" on the map)
- The Beautiful Pearl can be "extracted" from a Beautiful Shell located near the mill area by Miller Upton beside the water (shown as "S" on the map)
Once gotten all three "beautiful" items, return to Osric (just follow the quest marker to get the most direct path, which also shown on the map) and give them to him.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- You will only see two of the three Intermediate Dialogues (numbered 2 to 4), as when you present the third item, the quest will display the Reward Dialogue inserting the name of whatever the last "beautiful" item given.
- If Charr at the Gate is active, the items will not be available to collect.