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Meet with Istiana

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This quest becomes available once you’ve completed Investigate Neretzes’s Folly by speaking with a noble from each of the major factions.

Where to Find Istiana at Epicrotea

If you’re looking for Istiana immediately after receiving the quest, you should find her in Epicrotea, a large settlement located in the Northern Empire. If you’ve waited a few days or for whatever reason you can’t find Istiana at Epicrotea, you can open the encyclopedia and search her name. You’ll then be able to see where she was last seen in Calradia, giving you an idea of which region to look for her in. Regardless of the settlement you find her in, you should check the tavern and the streets, as these are the primary locations where she can be found. Alternatively, just select her avatar from the top right of the screen when you interact with a settlement.

Tell Istiana: Save the Empire or Undecided?

When you speak with Istiana she’ll ask what you intend to do with The Dragon Banner, should you come into possession of all three of its pieces and repair it. Istiana would like to see the Empire saved, so if you want to know where a piece of the banner can be found, you should tell her that you also want to save it. If you tell Istiana that you haven’t made up your mind, she won’t tell you anything.

Where to Find a Piece of The Dragon Banner at Hideout

After speaking with Istiana, the location of the hideout where the piece of The Dragon Banner can be found will be automatically added to the tracker. The hideout should be close to the settlement where you first met Istiana, which is just northwest of Epicrotea if you found her there. All you need to do is travel the hideout and attack it, clearing it of all enemies. You won’t need to look for the banner during the fight, since it will be acquired automatically once the attack is over. The quest will end after this.

(1 of 5) The last noble that you speak with will tell you where you can find Istiana.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Sandbox, Strategy
  • Guide Release
    23 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 December 2022
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Scott Peers

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The empire of Calradia is plagued by inner conflict, tearing the structure of the old order as new lines are drawn on the map. The chaos creates a dangerous world, with opportunities to capitalise on the uncertainty of the future. Control trade routes to manipulate production and distribution of resources, join factions to gain renown and influence world politics, or create your own clan to build a world of your own. Whatever path you choose, this guide will help you to understand the intricacies of the Bannerlord economy, combat, factions, skills and perks, tactics, troop types, character builds, smithing system, quests, and much more to ensure that you are never left wondering what to do next, or how you might go about doing it. The guide covers:

  • A guide for campaign Quests, including main and side quests
  • A detailed guide covering the Combat system, includes basic and advanced techniques for different weapons
  • Guide to combat Tactics, includes how to organise troops on the battlefield and simulation battles
  • Guides for how to quickly gain Renown and Influence in Calradia
  • A Character Development guide to Factions, Skills, Companions, and Marriage
  • A guide covering Character Builds for different combat styles such as melee, mounted, and ranged
  • A comprehensive guide to all Perks associated with combat and governance
  • A detailed Army Troop Types guide including how to get the Best Troops of Each Type
  • An Economy guide covering How to Make Money quickly through raiding, conquest, and trading
  • A list of Recommended Mods for the campaign and battles!

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