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This silver quest will become available in the map room of the Heroes' Guild after
you've completed the Rescue Scarlet Robe quest.
- No Protection
- Without a Scratch
- Fist Fighter
- Guard Massacre
- Trader Massacre
- Solo Mission
This mission will start in Bowerstone North when you talk to Tanya. She'll tell you how
bandits have infiltrated a spy into a trader group, but that the "net is closing around
him" and that they'd now like to get him back out. You'll then automatically move to
Bowerstone Jail, where the bandit there will describe Otto the spy as the only trader
with a moustache.
Note: You can hire some bandits at Bowerstone Jail to help you out in the quest, but
they're very fragile, and you shouldn't need them anyway, and so we wouldn't recommend
There are two ways to handle this quest: the good (pacifist) way and the evil
(murderous) way. Both ways are described below.
The idea behind this method is to avoid combat altogether. So it's safe to take the
boasts "no protection," "fist fighter," "pacifist," and "solo mission."
At the start of the mission, just run past the guards you see. When you reach Otto --
probably at Windmill Hill but maybe in Gibbet Woods -- tell him to follow you, and then
cast "slow time." From here, you should just run back to Bowerstone South with "slow
time" active as much as possible. (If you try running back without "slow time" Otto
will almost certainly get slaughtered.) Otto will automatically follow you each time
you move between areas.
The concept for this mission is to kill everything in sight, and so you should take the
boasts "guard massacre," "trader massacre," and "solo mission." The guards aren't very
tough, so you could take "no protection" as well.
For the most part, this method is straightforward. Just kill the guards and traders you
see until you reach Otto. Because you'll be killing things along the way, you'll
probably find Otto in Gibbet Woods, but he might still be at Windmill Hill as well.
Otto will probably be with another trader when you find him, but he'll be the only one
with a moustache, so kill the other trader and tell Otto to follow you.
On the way back to Bowerstone North, you'll have to deal with guard attacks. If you
picked up Otto at Gibbet Woods, then you'll face new guards at Windmill Hill and
Bowerstone Jail. For some reason, the guards at Windmill Hill will run to the windmill,
and so they shouldn't pose much of a threat, but the guards at Bowerstone Jail will run
right for you. Worse, you'll face six of them at the jail, and so you'll have a tough
time distracting them all and preventing them from attacking Otto.
So what to do? If you have the "slow time" spell, then you can probably use it and
handle the guards that way. But the easier solution is to tell Otto to wait at Windmill
Hill. Then he'll stay behind when you enter Bowerstone Jail, allowing you to kill the
guards in that area without him being around. Then once the coast is clear, you can go
back and get him and lead him safely through the area.
Either way, for completing the quest you'll receive at least 400 renown and 5800 gold,
and you'll also gain the
trophy. During the closing cut scene, Otto will also hand
"And remember -- the blue Nymph crouches at a quarter past three."