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Death to Queen Bdaah

Nathan Garvin
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Shortly after entering the Old Sycamore area you’ll happen to intrude on a confrontation between the area’s local pests: Kobolds, led by Chief Sootscale to the east, and the Mites, represented by Seneschal Vaggik to the west. It seems the cause of their dispute is some relic the Kobolds misplaced… or that was stolen by the Mites. In retaliation the Kobolds attacked the Mites and stole their relic, urged on by a shaman named Tartuk.

(1 of 2) The Kobolds and Mites will argue over a relic

The Kobolds and Mites will argue over a relic (left), and you can choose which side you'll support - or try to remain neutral with both. (right)

The truth of the matter is in doubt, and a cool-headed adventurer not set on genocide or ready to jump to conclusions may be able to make a [Neutral] dialogue choice (provided they don’t [Attack] outright) which will cause both sides to let you pass in peace and hopefully find out the truth. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re calling a halt to the hostilities, merely that you won’t be physically involved as they murder each other. To qualify for this option your protagonist must have some form of Neutral alignment, be it Neutral Good, Neutral Evil, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral or True Neutral.

If you opt to side with the Kobolds, they’ll be neutral to you as you explore above and below ground, allowing you to reach their leader, Chief Sootscale, in his underground lair with little bother save a few Giant Spiders. When you find him, talk to Chief Sootscale and be sure to pick the dialogue option “I may need the relic to enter the hall, if Tartuk is already there.”, which will cause Sootscale to simply hand over the stolen Mites’ Relic. If you also ask “How can I help you in your war?”, he’ll ask you to kill the Mite Queen, promising a reward. Accepting will start the quest Death to Queen Bdaah!. Don’t worry, accepting this quest doesn’t lock you into an alliance with the Kobolds, nor does it provoke the Mites.

(1 of 2) The Mites can prove to be unexpectedly tricky foes due to their casters and the terrain.

The Mites can prove to be unexpectedly tricky foes due to their casters and the terrain. (left), Focus on Queen Bdaah and cut her down quickly where you can let her surrender to end the fight. (right)

To complete this quest at any point, you need to kill Queen Bdaah or defeat her and allow her to withdraw from the Old Sycamore. You can do this by merely going into her lair and defeating her. If you kill her, you can loot her for a Scimitar +1 and a Headband of Alluring Charisma +2.

Reward: For defeating Warrior Queen Bdaah
200 XP / 100 GP


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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms,
    Linux, Mac, PC
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  • Guide Release
    29 January 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 April 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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At the mansion of the Swordlord Jamandi Aldori, adventurers have gathered, lured by the promise of dominion should one of them conquer the nearby Stolen Lands and oust its current overlord - the Stag Lord. You are one such adventurer, and Jamandi’s offer isn’t just a benevolent call-to-arms to make the Stolen Lands safe for normal folk, there’s political angles to its conquest, and the ultimate allegience of its new ruler. More than that, however, a sinister, primordial force has her own interests in the Stolen Lands, and a desire to see new rulers rise… and fall. The Pathfinder: Kingmaker guide includes a full walkthrough of the game’s main campaign, including various side quests, companion quests and strategies.

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