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Trade Secrets is a faction quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[]

Prince Aruihi has discovered evidence of a black market in the Roparu district of the city known as the Gullet. He wants to know how it is being supplied. Someone in the Gullet ought to know a way to Delver's Row. Showing the prince's medallion might attract the attention of a prospective buyer in the black market.

Walkthrough[]

  • Talk to the Prince to begin the quest. He gives you The Envoy's Badge, a token of Vailian dignitary. It can be used in a couple of different instances:
  • This quest is intertwined with Delver's Row (quest). Reaching the Row will update it automatically, while realizing that the Roparu are smuggling goods into the Gullet through the Undercroft provides you with information for the Prince.
  • Gain access to the Undercroft by starting The Cornett's Call for Dereo. After completing the first part of the quest and retrieving the Cornett of Waves, Dereo will grant you passage down via the lift in Delver's Row. Alternatively you can kill the lift guards and force your way through.
  • Upon entering the Undercroft, you learn that the Principi pirates are smuggling goods via the lower city with the help of the Watershapers. Return to the Prince to report your findings.
    • With Diplomacy 3, you can convince the Prince to leave Delver's Row alone, in order to keep the Roparu happier.
    • When you reveal the involvement of the Watershapers, you can also use Streetwise 6 to suggest better funding for the Guild to prevent them from seeking opportunities like this one.

Journal[]

Quests/XX_Huana_Faction_Questline/FCT_QST_01_Black_Market.quest
ID Objectives
0 Trade Secrets
10000 Prince Aruihi has discovered evidence of a black market in the Roparu district of the city known as the Gullet. He wants to know how it is being supplied.
2 Locate Delver's Row.
10002 Someone in the Gullet ought to know a way to Delver's Row. Showing the prince's medallion might attract the attention of a prospective buyer in the black market.
20002 I gained access to Delver's Row through the Narrows in the Gullet, where it was hidden behind a merchant stall.
20003 Dereo the Lean sounds like the authority in Delver's Row. Getting closer to him might help me understand how the black market functions.
20010 I've learned that Delver's Row is located somewhere in the Narrows - a tunnel system in the west of the Gullet.
20016 To find Delver's Row I need to enter the Narrows, turn right, then continue forward until I see the merchant stall. The entrance to Delver's Row is concealed in the stall.
20018 Enoi told me that someone at The Hole in the Gullet might know how to reach Delver's Row.
3 Reach the Undercroft.
10003 The Undercroft is the source of contraband in Delver's Row. If I visited this guarded underbelly, I could learn more about how black market goods are being transported into the city.
20004 Dereo has given me permission to enter the Undercroft via the lift in Delver's Row.
20005 While reading the soul of a dead Roparu in the Gullet, I glimpsed a subterranean dock beneath the city. This was likely the Undercroft, which he accessed via a lift in Delver's Row. Delver's Row itself can be found through a secret door located behind an empty merchant stall in the Narrows.
20007 I encountered some thugs in Delver's Row guarding a lift. It might be a route to the Undercroft.
20009 I've been informed of a secret passage in the Old City that leads to a ruined temple. Inside that temple is a back door to the Undercroft.
20017 Dereo can get me to the Undercroft, but only if I do him a favor first by retrieving the Cornett of Waves.
4 Report to Prince Aruihi.
10004 It seems that the Roparu reached an agreement with a group of pirates. Black market goods are smuggled into Neketaka through a small inlet in the Undercroft. What's more, the ships are guided with the aid of watershaping.

This is information the prince will want to hear. He'll be waiting for me in the throne room of the palace in Serpent's Crown.

9 Travel to the Gullet.
10009 My investigation begins at the Gullet, which lies southeast of Periki's Overlook. There I might uncover evidence of Delver's Row, the secretive locus of the black market.
20014 The prince suggested that I recruit Tekēhu, a member of the Watershapers Guild in Periki's Overlook. Tekēhu has his own suspicions and might prove to be a useful asset.
20015 The prince suggested that I bring Tekēhu with me. He might provide useful insights in my search for the black market.
20019 Tekēhu has agreed to join me.
12 Investigate Delver's Row.
10012 I've located Delver's Row, but I still don't know how the black market is supplied. Showing the prince's medallion to any of the merchants could offer me a lead to more information.
20008 I can find Dereo's hideout by leaving Delver's Row, taking an immediate right, a left, and then another left.
20006 I convinced Ernezzo to point me in the right direction. Dereo the Lean is the highest authority in Delver's Row, and Ernezzo has agreed to make the introductions.
20011 A merchant named Ernezzo handles the pricier goods in Delver's Row. He might be interested in the medallion.
20013 Ernezzo handled the pricier contraband before he died. Someone by the name of Dereo would be the man to speak with, but I would need to establish myself in Neketaka's underbelly to grab his attention.
20017 Dereo can get me to the Undercroft, but only if I do him a favor first by retrieving the Cornett of Waves.
20003 Dereo the Lean sounds like the authority in Delver's Row. Getting closer to him might help me understand how the black market functions.
20020 Ernezzo died before I could learn anything useful from him. I'll have to find out how the black market is supplied from another source.
Unused strings
- 20000 Tekēhu has been killed. I doubt Prince Aruihi will take the news well.
20001 I decided to leave Tekēhu behind. I can sort out this problem on my own.
End states
No 30000 Someone critical to this quest has been killed
No 30001 After I killed several members of the Watershapers Guild, Prince Aruihi wants no more to do with me. He threatened to throw me into exile and imprisonment if I returned.
Yes 30002 I lied to the prince and convinced him that Delver's Row does not exist.
Yes 30003 I told the prince about the smuggling operation in the Undercroft. Delver's Row will eventually be shut down.
Yes 30004 I told the prince about the smuggling operation in the Undercroft, but I convinced him to leave Delver's Row alone for the time being.
Yes 30005 I told the prince how I massacred the Príncipi smugglers. He was taken aback by my initiative but not entirely displeased.
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