This quest is acquired during Troll Trouble, the main quest of chapter 2. Visit your throne room to receive an update from one of your advisors. They will inform you that someone has been stealing funds from the treasury, a serious situation which requires your immediate attention. Before you can begin any investigation, Linzi will intervene, stating that she may know something about the problem. Meet her in the tavern of your capital to learn more.

Once in the tavern, you’ll find Linzi in the corner to the north. You’ll notice that she’s rather nervous in explaining herself, but it’s soon revealed that it is indeed Linzi who has been taking from the treasury. Make what you will of her reasons, but if you choose option 4 (“You dipped into the treasury?! Anyone else would already be behind bars for this! You’ll return all the money - I don’t care where you get it from - and never mention the publishing house again!”), the quest will end immediately and you’ll miss out on some XP.

Instead, if you want to make the most of the quest and aid Linzi in making her dream come true, you should pursue options 1, 2, and 3 based on your preferences. All will lead to a positive outcome (earning you 112 Experience) and set you on the path to the next phase of the quest: a trip to the Swamp Witch’s Hut. Rest up and be sure to include Linzi in your party before you depart from the capital. To reach the swamp from your capital (default name Tuskdale), take the following directions:

  • West
  • West
  • South
  • Southwest
  • South
  • Southwest
  • Southwest
  • West
  • South
  • South
  • South
  • South

(1 of 2) The location of Swamp Witch’s Hut (bottom left) in relation to your capital (top right).

The location of Swamp Witch’s Hut (bottom left) in relation to your capital (top right). (left), As you head south along the main road in Swamp Witch’s Hut, you’ll find some bandits beside a compromised cart. (right)

As you enter the Swamp Witch’s Hut from the north, head south along the main road until you encounter some bandits arguing beside a cart. After a few brief dialogue exchanges between the bandits, you’ll have the option to intimidate [Intimidate 20] them, or attack with intent to kill. The choice is yours and has no real consequence, but you will earn 45 Experience if you succeed with the intimidation check. You’ll earn a further 67 Experience at the end of the scene.

When you’ve dealt with the bandits, interact with the cart and go through the motions of dialogue with Linzi according to your preference. It doesn’t matter which option you choose in terms of what to print first. At the end of the dialogue you’ll earn 600 Experience. You’ll also be notified that you’ve acquired a free building in the form of a Printing House. When you visit your town square, Linzi will introduce you to Tessie the Quill, a merchant from whom you can now purchase books produced by Linzi.

Note: In addition to purchasing books from Tessie the Quill, you can also speak with her to ask about any rumours she might have heard on the road. In particular, you can learn about recent events in neighbouring realms.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    Linux, Mac, PC
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    29 January 2020
  • Last Updated
    24 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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