Vague spoilers for a location in AC: Odyssey
Dude, Keos! I’ve BEEN to Keos! I can fast travel to Keos! I mean, I won’t any time soon cuz there’s other stuff to do, but I’ve been there!
Remember way back when I was sailing to Attika from somewhere and I said “Hey Barnabas, if you say ‘don’t go near there! There are pirates and shit’ then I’m certainly going to go there?”
THERE was Keos! Who knew?
So that’ll be easy.
But yesterday, what, I did a timed quest where I took bad writing to a guy and got XP, took a pair of sandals for a beggar and got XP, forged a name and got a witness so Allie could make a dude a citizen, and broke into a playwright’s home to find out he was in the Cult and he STILL isn’t the guy I’ve been trying to unmask for days.
Oh, and I spent a good amount of time wishing I could kill Socrates just to shut him up.
Still not sure what’s up with that citizen thing.
But Keos! Nice place. Lots of question marks. You’re gonna love it.
Nice! Way to go Barnabas telling us stuff we’ll need to know someday. I’ll get there.
But I did not get there last night. Last night I just tidied up the last question marks in Athens, forged a signature for Alkibiades because it was on my way (but didn’t find a witness because it wasn’t on my way), and headed out towards the Scarred Mountains of whatever, looking for a quarry where that Heremos dude may be held. Got distracted by a lion’s den, as one does. Killed an Alpha Animal. Got some soft leather. Upgraded the ram on my ship (without actually going near it–I must have just sent the money and instructions to Barnabas).
Totally going to press onward.
Dude I did that signature last night! The witness quest pops just as soon as you tell him you did it. You get the chords of completion, and boom. Another exclamation point appears over Allie’s head. You’re standing right there.
You thought it was still a check mark, didn’t you?
Ah, the quarry. I remember it well.
And Barnabas totally didn’t! He was all “Don’t go there! Pirates!” and I was like “Don’t? By don’t you must mean jump off the boat and swim there! On it!”
Gotta say, I’m totally not into animal dens. Those fuckers are tough. And I kinda like the animals. They’re wildlife, man. And the sometimes help with the whole Kevin problem.
I do love when animals can help out with my pursuing-soldier issues. That’s the best. But on the other hand, I need a lot of soft leather for my boat upgrades. Also, if there’s a location objective about killing an Alpha Animal, that Alpha Animal must die. I have to obey the objectives. It’s a compulsion. Would I kindly? Yes I would.
I didn’t actually have Allie’s quest activated when I forged the signature, I just happened across a quest-diamond in the agora while I was going somewhere else. I didn’t really stick around to look for the next phase. Figured I’ll come back here anyway at some point to report to Kleon, so I’ll look for it then.
Poor animals, doomed by arbitrary location objectives.
You’re going to have to report back to Allie at some point. First off, good dialog, second off, leads to other quests that you kinda sorta have to do, cuz they reveal the identity of a cultist, and those guys really do have to die.
Oh, I concur. Those cultists must die.
I need to upgrade my spear, after all.
And protect my mother! That too.
And, most likely, finish the game. I don’t think those dudes are optional.
The mercenaries get a pass.
Yeah, it’s the mercenaries’ call as to whether they want to attack me (and therefore die). Totally on them.
The cultists–as you say, not optional. They cannot escape their fate! Nor can I escape mine, which is to kill them all.
I mean, I guess I could stop playing, but THAT’s not going to happen.
Not so deep into the game.
So I better find that dude in Attika…..soon…..
Maybe it really is tied in with Kleon’s quest. I’ll let you know if I learn anything about a cultist while pursuing this messenger.
I mean, he is a messenger, he carries messages. Maybe they’re about the cult. Maybe Kleon is a member!
Yeah, we’re gonna have to compare notes on this shit. I was so bummed last night when I found something and Kassandra is all “He’s a member of the CULT!” and I thought “Phew! Finally. Found him,” and went to check and it was some other dude entirely. As disappointing as the time I figured out where a clue was, spent FOREVER trying to get it, finally DID get it, and the dude was, like, five levels above me.
At least I know a cultist is dead on Keos. Cuz I found him by accident. Heh.
Wait, you didn’t have any clues or anything, just found him? Sweet!
Assuming that’s where he hangs out, I look forward to killing him myself when I get to Keos.
As someday I surely will. But first, this Heremos guy must be found. In case he has clues about that cultist on Keos I haven’t killed yet.
Wait…ANOTHER cultist on Keos?
I dunno, man. I was in Keos checking shit out, as one does, and I went into a place and a dude attacked me, so I killed him, and it said “Cultist clue found!” and a cultist popped up, like, ten feet away. So I killed him. I can only guess that the first guy’s last words were “Dude….HE’S the cultist….my name’s Kevin…..blugle….” So, you know, that’s a clue….
Naw, I was just joking that your clue would lead me to the guy you found by mistake. I’m sure there aren’t two cultists on one small island. That would be way too convenient for assassination purposes.
Ya never know. The game has to throw you a bone sometimes.
I suppose it might, at some point.
I mean, all those animals attacking people I’m trying to kill is nice.
Or other people attacking animals I’m trying to kill! That’s good too. Last night some passing soldiers killed one of the lions I was fighting. Didn’t even take the soft leather. Thanks, guys!
In other news, Nugget and Meatball are spending the weekend in NYC with my parents. My father has taken them to his favorite whiskey bar.
I’m simultaneously horrified, proud and jealous.