Pathfinder: Kingmaker Strategy Guide

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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, OSX, Linux
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 July 2018
  • Last Updated
    29 June 2018
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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Chapter 1 - Trailing Tartuccio and the Stag Lord

Chapter 1 - Trailing Tartuccio and the Stag Lord

Pine Patch

There are two ways to reach this area, and both require you to head to the Ancient Tomb, first. After exiting the Ancient Tomb you’ll get to partake in an Illustrated Book episode. If you succeed at all its stages (see the text under the text under the "Trailing Tartuccio" header in the "Ancient Tomb" page, above) you’ll arrive at the Pine Patch immediately. If not you’ll need to return to Oleg’s Trading Post after leaving the Ancient Tomb and talk to Kesten, who will tell you where Pine Patch location is. If you have to go there, the directions are as follows:

South
Southeast
West
South
South
South to reach landmark: Ancient Tomb
South
South
Southeast

Interrupt Tartuccio to send the manipulative Gnome fleeing
Unfortunately, he'll secure his escape by throwing some Kobolds at you

However you get here, when you arrive head north to find a disguised Tartuccio doing what he does best: deceiving others. In this case, a group of Kobolds. Whatever you say, Tartuccio will flee with the majority of his reptilian rubes, leaving just enough behind to distract you. Kill the woefully outclassed foes, and since there’s no benefit to chasing directly after Tartuccio, stay and loot the area.

Loot in the Pine Patch
Loot in the Pine Patch
Loot in the Pine Patch
Loot in the Pine Patch
Loot in the Pine Patch
Loot in the Pine Patch

Search the southwestern corner of the area and pass a Perception (DC 7) check to find a chest hidden under some foliage. Your diligence here is rewarded with three Potions of Cure Light Wounds. In the northwestern corner of the map you can find An Ancient Rostland Coin should you pass a Perception check (DC 6), while near some boulders in the southeastern corner of the map awaits An(other) Ancient Rostland Coin. Another trio of Potions of Cure Light Wounds can be found in a chest in the northeastern corner of the map, right at the edge of the area. Finally, search a campsite near where Tartuccio performed for his victims, where can loot two sacks for some food, and the Recipe: Haggis.

Note: Keep any Ancient Rostland Coins you find on your travels. As the item’s description suggests, an "antiquarian" will indeed pay dearly for them - more than a merchant like Oleg will, in fact. This holds true for any item with a similar description. Don’t worry, they’ll be pointed out as you find them. xxxx

With that, it’s time to leave, and if you wish to continue pursuing Tartuccio you’ll find him at the Old Sycamore. The Old Sycamore, however, is a pretty large, involved area with potentially a lot of combat - some of it quite challenging. You’ll probably want to have all the resources possible before you go there, and to achieve that it’s recommended you abandon the pursuit of Tartuccio for now and instead turn your attention back to the Stag Lord. This means traveling to Thorn Ford, which isn’t too far off…