Okrun has lost everything during the attacks against Stalwart. Before leaving the village behind, the dwarf wants to recover a medallion he gave to Lafda, priestess of the temple of Ondra, to be cast away in secret - a decision he now regrets.
Beginning the quest
When approaching the Temple of Ondra in Stalwart, you'll see Okrun shouting at the doors of the temple before angrily pacing back and forth. Talk to him to learn he gave a medallion and his old armor to the Giftbearers within the temple as a means to forget his past... but he's since changed his mind, and wants the medallion back. However, they refuse to give it back or even tell him where it is.
Heading into the temple, you'll find Lafda, the head priestess. (You'll also see Qexetl, who will refuse to speak to you for long.) You can question Lafda on various subjects, including Okrun's medallion. Unfortunately, Lafda is particularly unwilling to hand out information on the medallion. There are numerous ways to convince her to talk: Aggressive 2, Lore 7, or just sheer persistence, which will eventually unlock the dialogue choice "I can keep asking for a long time."
Any of these options will have Lafda tell you that Okrun's medallion was given to Ixtli, another Giftbearer, and that he was sent north towards Durgan's Battery to dispose of it. However, that's all she'll tell you. Attempting to investigate the chest in the corner of the temple will have one of the acolytes scold you...
Exiting the temple, you overhear raised voices within the temple - they're obviously talking about you, but the exact words are muffled. Clearly the only solution is to eavesdrop! The eastern side of the temple has a latched window; interact with it to begin a scripted interaction where you do exactly that. The window's hinges have rusted, requiring either Stealth 7 or a bottle of Oil to open the window far enough for you to overhear the priests talking about having hidden "the last batch" in the pond in Russetwood. Qexetl then leaves the temple in a hurry.
You now have two options for how to proceed: you can go directly to Russetwood to find out what Qexetl is up to, or you can pursue Ixtli towards Durgan's Battery.
Chasing Giftbearer Ixtli
There is no sign of Ixtli anywhere in Durgan's Battery. However, you'll find a group of bandits led by Urthal in the northeast portion of the map. Urthal robs travelers and Giftbearers for a living, and will attack you in an attempt to do the same - kill him to find that he's carrying a Giftbearer Notebook that belonged to Ixtli (which suggests why you couldn't find him). The Notebook describes how to call a lagufaeth to you at the Russetwood pond.
If you'd like, you can return to Lafda and show her Ixtli's notebook. She will be saddened to hear of his death, and request to keep the notebook; you can let her do so, but this removes the option to summon a lagufaeth at the pond.
You'll catch up to Qexetl at the frozen pond in the center of Russetwood. He throws a chest into the water through a hole in the ice and then leaves, a leather bag thrown over one shoulder. You can now approach the hole, beginning a scripted interaction. There are multiple ways to retrieve the chests from the water, but attempting the dive with no protection at all will leave whoever makes the attempt with Major Fatigue.
- A wizard with the Bulwark Against The Elements spell in their currently-active grimoire can cast the spell on you or on themselves, rendering either of you resistant to the cold long enough to retrieve the chests.
- Pale elves can naturally withstand the cold without any sort of ability check needed.
- A character with at least 16 Constitution will feel the effects of the cold (suffering a Minor Fatigue status effect on leaving the water), but can push through and retrieve the chests regardless.
- If you obtained the Giftbearer's Notebook, you can summon a lagufaeth to retrieve it for you. First, summon the lagufaeth with "Notoc Tlocotl". Then, command her to dive with "Cualla Micha". The lagufaeth will retrieve the chests, after which point you can decide how best to dismiss her - feed her a fish after saying "Xitlac Cualla" (this does not actually remove a fish from your inventory), shoo her, or threaten her.
Regardless of how you retrieve the chest, it all leads to the same outcome: you open the chests, only to learn each and every one is filled with rocks. You take one of the empty chests as proof.
Confront the priests
Optionally, upon returning to Stalwart, you can talk to Okrun, who will still be waiting outside the temple. Be warned that if you tell him the priests have stolen his medallion, he will run inside the temple and a fight with them will be unavoidable; to prevent this, either do not speak with him, remain vague in telling him what's happened, or pass a Resolve 17 check to persuade him to let you handle them. (An Intellect 12 check is available, but will do nothing to keep him from running into the temple.)
Inside the temple, you can now speak with Lafda and confront her regarding the empty chests and stolen mementos. She points out that what she and her group do isn't really so different from what 'real' Giftbearers would do - either way, the things people want to forget are made to disappear. There are several ways this conversation can pan out:
|Let them leave peacefully||Lafda and the 'priests' hand over the key to the chest|
|Ask for "something extra" in exchange for your silence||Lafda and the 'priests' give you 6,000 and the key to the chest|
|Threaten to report them to Renengild or the villagers||Lafda and the 'priests' attack. You can loot the key from their corpses, along with:|
|Attack the 'priests'|
|Have Okrun with you when you enter the temple|
If Okrun is in the temple with you, he will take the medallion from the chest and initiate dialogue with you. If he is still outside, you'll have to loot the chest and return outside to talk to him.
The concluding dialogue with Okrun determines what you will receive in payment. You will always be allowed to keep the White Crest Armor, but you can only keep the medallion if you lie to him outside the temple or he dies in the fight; if he survives the fight in the temple, he will take the medallion himself and you will not be able to keep it.
|Say you'd accept a reward||White Crest Armor and 1,200|
|Remind him about his armour|
|[Cruel] Demand a reward||White Crest Armor and 1,600|
|Tell him you don't need a reward||White Crest Armor only|
|[Lie] Tell him the medallion is gone||White Crest Armor and Talisman of the Unconquerable|
After the conversation ends, Okrun leaves, and the quest is complete.
It is possible to stumble across the hole in the Russetwood pond before ever talking to Lafda. You will not have the option of summoning a lagufaeth, but the other three means by which the chests can be retrieved are still available. Since Qexetl hasn't been sent to empty the chests yet, Okrun's medallion and armour will still be in there, and you can skip directly to giving them to him back in Stalwart without having to confront Lafda and retrieve them from the temple.
- It's possible to break the script and end up with two copies of the White Crest Armor. First, start the quest with Okrun, then go to the Russetwood without going to the temple. You can find the chest in the water, and it will have Okrun's relics. You can then return them to Okrun, ending the quest, but then enter the temple to speak with Lafda. After you leave, you can listen at the window, then follow her acolyte back to the Russetwood lake. When he returns, there will be no options to discuss with Lafda, but if you choose to manually initiate combat and kill them, you can claim the key to open the chest, revealing another copy of the armor and the necklace--though the necklace will not be an equip-able talisman but instead a quest item.
|0||Regrets Worth Trading|
|10000||Okrun has lost everything during the attacks against Stalwart. Before leaving the village behind, the dwarf wants to recover a medallion he gave to Lafda, priestess of the temple of Ondra, to be cast away in secret - a decision he now regrets.|
|1||Speak with Lafda, the priestess of Ondra in Stalwart.|
|10001||Okrun gave his medallion to the priestess in the Temple of Ondra. She should know where the Giftbearers drop their offerings to the Lady of Lament.|
|20000||Okrun confirmed that taking offerings once they are given to Ondra isn't a common practice. He found little cooperation from Ondra's followers.|
|20010||His sister's medallion wasn't all that the priests took to be cast away and forgotten. Okrun also gave them his old armor, though he seems interested in recovering only the medallion.|
|20005||Lafda refused to reveal the location of Okrun's heirlooms. I may convince her still but, until then, perhaps answers lie elsewhere.|
|20006||I overheard a commotion inside the temple of Ondra after I spoke with Lafda. Perhaps there's something else to be learned from the conversation between the priestess and her acolytes.|
|2||Find the Giftbearer.|
|10002||Lafda claimed that only Ixtli, a Giftbearer, knows the location of Okrun's medallion. Unfortunately, he's still on a journey near Durgan's Battery.|
|20001||I overheard a commotion inside the temple of Ondra after I spoke with Lafda. Perhaps there's something else to be learned from the conversation between the priestess and her acolytes.|
|3||Search the waters in the Russetwood.|
|10003||I found a group of bandits near Durgan's Battery. They had stolen the possessions of a Giftbearer named Ixtli. In his notebook there's a map that describes an important body of water in the Russetwood.|
|20002||Ixtli's notebook contains underlined notes. They read:
"Notoc Tlocotl, formalities first, of course, and she'll come up."
"Cualla Micha, she's a good girl and likes to hear it before she swims down."
"Xitlac Cualla, just make sure she likes the fish for a job well done."
|4||Retrieve Okrun's medallion.|
|10004||Upon arriving at the pond in the Russetwood, I spotted Qexetl, an acolyte of Ondra's temple, hurriedly dropping a large object into its waters. If this is the spot where offerings are cast away, Okrun's heirlooms should lie at the bottom.|
|20003||On the icy pond, a young Lagufaeth appeared to wait for something. It seems used to the presence of kith, and tried to communicate with me.|
|5||Return to Stalwart.|
|10005||I recovered several empty chests that bear Ondra's symbol. The medallion I seek wasn't inside any of them - they were filled only with rocks. It looks like Lafda, the priestess of Ondra, has much to answer for.|
|20004||It looks like Lafda and her acolytes may actually be a group of thieves. If they stole Okrun's heirlooms then I expect the dwarf will want revenge, not a peaceful resolution.|
|20008||Lafda confessed that her group posed as followers of Ondra to steal from the villagers of Stalwart. I've let the thieves go and, in exchange, Lafda left Okrun's heirlooms behind. The dwarf will be happy to recover them.|
|9||Find the Giftbearer.|
|10009||I listened to a private conversation between Lafda and her acolytes. It looks like a Giftbearer, Ixtli, left on a journey that took him near Durgan's Battery. Perhaps this Giftbearer knows where Okrun's heirlooms were cast away.|
|20011||I asked Lafda about Ixtli. The priestess confirmed that the Giftbearer should be near Durgan's Battery and that he was the last person to have possession of Okrun's heirlooms.|
|10||Find the Giftbearer or search the waters of the Russetwood.|
|10010||I listened to a private conversation between Lafda and her acolytes. Apparently, they worry for the safety of their Giftbearer, Ixtli, during his journey near Durgan's Battery. The priests also spoke of something important to them that's hidden in the Russetwood.|
|11||Retrieve Okrun's medallion.|
|10011||Upon arriving at the pond in the Russetwood, I found a hole carved on the ice. If this is the spot where offerings are cast away then Okrun's heirlooms should lie at the bottom.|
|20009||On the icy pond, a young Lagufaeth appeared to wait for something. It seems used to the presence of kith, and tried to communicate with me.|
|20012||I returned to the frozen pond in the Russetwood and spotted one of Lafda's acolytes, Qexetl, dropping a large object into the water.|
|12||Return to Stalwart.|
|10012||I recovered an empty chest that bears Ondra's symbol. The medallion I seek wasn't inside. I should let Okrun know.|
|13||Return the medallion to Okrun.|
|10013||I found Okrun's heirlooms in the Temple of Ondra. It turns out that Lafda and her crew pretended to be priests of the goddess. They preyed on the desperation of the village, taking their offerings to Ondra for their own gain. Okrun will be happy to recover his sister's medallion.|
|20007||Lafda offered a deal. If I keep their secret then she'll compensate me with a cut of the earnings made from the goods stolen from the villagers of Stalwart. Lafda suggested that perhaps I can even convince a few of them to "unburden" themselves and increase my earnings.|
|14||Return the medallion to Okrun.|
|10014||I found Okrun's heirlooms inside a chest I recovered from the icy waters of a small lake in the Russetwood. The dwarf will be happy to recover his medallion and finally be able to leave Stalwart.|
|Lafda Accused and Killed. Empty Chest|
|30000||I confronted Lafda about the empty chests I found in the Russetwood. With their racket exposed, Lafda and her thieves tried to kill me to get away. I told Okrun that the heirlooms were gone.|
|Lafda Accused, Empty Chest, and Kicked Out|
|30001||I confronted Lafda about the empty chests I found in the Russetwood. With their racket exposed, I let them leave Stalwart Village without further harm. I told Okrun that the heirlooms were gone.|
|Heirlooms Returned - Lafda Not Confronted|
|30002||After finding Okrun's heirlooms in the Russetwood's pond, I returned them to the dwarf. He left me his old, but exceptional, set of armor as reward for finding his sister's medallion.|
|Lafda Scared and Heirloom Found|
|30003||Lafda and her "priests" were actually thieves. I discovered their plot and scared them out of Stalwart Village. Okrun was relieved to recover his heirloom.|
|Lafda Killed and Heirloom Found|
|30004||Lafda and her "priests" were actually thieves. After discovering their plot, the situation came to blows. Okrun was relieved to recover his heirloom.|
|Lafda Deal is Cut and Heirloom Found|
|30005||Lafda and her "priests" were actually thieves. After discovering their plot, I agreed to keep it secret in exchange for a cut of their earnings.|
|30006||Someone critically important to this quest has died.|
|Lafda and Okrun Die During Confrontation|
|30007||Okrun and I confronted the false priests of Ondra. Unfortunately, Okrun fell during the battle that ensued.|