This page provides an overview detailing the basics of the new Royal Demands system, introduced with the Wrath of the Druids DLC.
Where to Find Royal Demands and How to Complete Them
The Wrath of the Druids DLC introduces the new feature of Royal Demands during the War Efforts quest. Ciara will inform Eivor that the various kings of Ireland have different tasks (Royal Demands) that they want fulfilled. You can find Royal Demands by interacting with pigeon coops, which can be found in most settlements throughout Ireland, and also at Trade Posts which are under your control.
When you interact with a pigeon coop, you’ll find three Royal Demands on offer. You can accept just one, or you can take all three at the same time. Each Royal Demand has a primary objective, usually related to eliminating an entire camp of enemies, killing specific enemies within a settlement, or retrieving royal jewellery of some kind. You can complete these primary objectives without having to worry about the method, but if you’re interested in earning a bit more for your time, you should pay attention to the Kings’ Pleas associated with each Royal Demand.
What Are Kings’ Pleas?
Whenever you accept a Royal Demand, you can view it from your quest log. Here you’ll find a brief description of the primary objective, but also an overview of any Kings’ Pleas associated with it. The nature of a Kings’ Plea will vary between each Royal Demand, but are usually one of the following:
- Remain undetected
- No unessential kills
- Do not take damage
These are the three most common types of Kings’ Pleas, earning you extra rewards in the form of more trade items (Clothing, Texts, Delicacies, Luxuries) if you manage to fulfil them. You’ll want to take your time when you have a Kings’ Plea which requires that you remain undetected, and one useful way of achieving this is by paying attention to the patrols of guards, then attacking when they’re in their most vulnerable positions. Sometimes you might have two Kings’ Pleas associated with one Royal Demand. For example, you may be asked to eliminate all enemies in a specific camp while remaining undetected and without taking any damage. These can be particularly challenging, but thankfully you can repeat them as many times as you want, so there will be plenty of opportunity for practice!