The Better Man

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Level 2
Quest Type Task
Region Port Maje
Location Kraken's Eye
Reward/s

1,226 Total EXP
Deal with Galian peacefully:

  • copper_pand_icon1,200
  • 15% discount at The Kraken's Eye
  • Minor positive reputation with Port Maje
  • Ability to rest at the Kraken's Eye.

Kill Galian:

  • Ability to rest at the Kraken's Eye.
Quest ID 09_TSK_Tavern_Hooligans

The Better Man is a Task of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. With a host of traders left stranded at Port Maje by the storm's destruction, there are no vacancies at the local tavern. However, Thorel, the tavernkeeper, is willing to put the Watcher up - if they clear out one of the current occupants. Thorel identified the lead culprit as Galian, a merchant captain. You can find him and his crew upstairs, in the room furthest to the back.

 

Important NPCs

 

 

Objectives

  1. Find Galian
  2. Convince Galian to leave
  3. Return to Thorel

 

 

Walkthrough

  • When you reached Kraken's Eye, keeper Thorel tells you he has no spare rooms left. However, if you help him to get away from an unpleasant customer, he will let you settle in that room along with some rewards.
  • You can find Galian on the second floor of Kraken's Eye. Intimidate him (require 2 points of Intimidate), call for his sense of reason or force him to leave.
  • After dealing with Galian, report back to Thorel.
  • If the problem was solved without a bloodbath you will get copper_pand_icon1200 from Thorel and the room will be available for rent. If you killed Galiant, you won't get money, but still will be able to rent a room.

 

 

Journal

Objectives

  • The Better Man
    • With a host of traders left stranded at Port Maje by the storm's destruction, there are no vacancies at the local tavern. However, Thorel, the tavernkeeper, is willing to put me up - if I clear out one of the current occupants.
    • (Alternate) The tavernkeeper at the Port Maje tavern is having trouble with a rowdy group of traders staying in one of the rooms upstairs. He offered me a discount if I clear them out. He'd rather I not harm them, though taking a swing or two isn't out of the question.
  • Find Galian
    • Thorel identified the lead culprit as Galian, a merchant captain. I'll find him and his crew upstairs, in the room furthest to the back.
  • Convince Galian to leave
    • I've found Galian and his compatriots. Judging by the stink of this place, they've been wallowing in drinks for days.
  • Return to Thorel
    • I dealt with Galian. I should head back to Thorel and let him know what happened.
  • Defeat Galian
    • Galian and his buddies are putting up a fight. I'll have to consider my approach.

 

End States

  • Someone critical to the completion of this quest has been killed
  • I convinced the roustabouts to be on their way, and the tavernkeeper agreed to let me stay in the inn at a discount. Having somewhere to rest while I'm in town ought to come in handy.
  • Thorel wasn't exactly thrilled by my methods, but I convinced him to let me make use of the room I cleared out. Having somewhere to rest while I'm in Port Maje ought to come in handy.
  • I decided to deal with Galian and his crew more directly. The innkeeper didn't appreciate it as much as I'd hoped.

 

Tips & Tricks

  • If you didn't manage to end the dialog peacefully and the combat starts, but you kill only Galiant's companion Baru, then Galiant stops combat and asks for mercy. So you'll have a second chance to leave him be and to get a reward from Thorel.
  • Room rest bonus differs if you solved the problem peacefully or not. If Galiant stayed alive and just left, the room will be named "The Skipper's Stay" and give you +2 Diplomacy, +2 Bluff, +2 Intimidate. If you killed Galiant, the room will be named "The Bloody Mess" and give you -1 Diplomacy, +10% Damage.

 

 

 




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