Most of the quests in The Sims Medieval are not difficult and can be completed with ease. This page will only include tips for the more challenging quests that can be a bit tricky to complete. This page will be updated over time, based on the most frequently asked questions and searches. If you need additional help, please post your questions in the comments section below.
Edit: I’m working on detailed Quest Walk-throughs. This project will take some time to complete and basic tips can still be found on this page, along with links to the walk-throughs I’ve posted.
(Updated November 22, 2011)
Fisherman’s Challenge — This quest is relatively easy to solve but you need to read all quest dialogue messages very carefully. A lot of people have trouble with this quest when they skip through the messages and don’t follow instructions, but there is also a Legendary trait available for some characters in this quest if they have “Whale Ate My Parents” trait. If your sim does not have the “Whale Ate My Parents” trait, then you’ll need to talk to Marlon and catch the giant lobster to complete the quest: you need to wait until your sim is tired and then fish at any fishing spot on the beach. If your sim has the “Whale Ate My Parents” trait and you want to earn a Legendary trait, talk to Barney and hunt a whale to complete the quest. Your sim needs to talk to Barney again after killing the whale, and “tell a whale story” to gain the Legendary trait.
Bric-a-Brac Day — This quest is a fun little scavenger hunt but it can be frustrating when you need to search certain locations. The game doesn’t make it clear how to search the different locations, but you need to interact with objects in each environment in order to search them. The final step in the quest is the hardest, but you can find the last item by sitting in the monarch’s throne.
Tournament of Honor — This quest will allow your monarch to annex the Advorton territory, gaining a bonus that will enable you to do more quests to fulfill your kingdom ambition. (The cost of 3 and 4 QP quests are reduced by 1.) To succeed on this quest, your sim will need to defeat Sir Geoffrey the Inebriated at two out of three competitions. The first challenge is kingball: the main secret to winning is practicing kingball a few times (solo or with another sim) before using any enhancing spells or potions and challenging Geoffrey. An expert or better quality paddle will help a lot too. Go to the Kingball Court in the afternoon to challenge Sir Geoffrey. The second challenge is a drinking competition, which can be won easily with a Drunk-Me-Not potion. Have your sim purchase one (regardless of the quest approach you’ve chosen) and keep it in the inventory. When the drinking starts, have your sim enjoy a drink or two, slam the potion, and continue drinking drinks from the cask until you win. The final challenge is a duel with Sir Geoffrey, but the duel must take place at the Training Yard in order to complete the quest objective. You can find Geoffrey at the Training Yard in the afternoon as well.
Goblins! — I have only done this quest once, with the Peteran priest. It seems like it might be tricky for some people when the priest needs to follow the goblin footprints in the clearing by the forest. You need to click on the ground and select the “follow footprints here” option; if the option isn’t there, keep clicking on different spots until you find a spot with the option.
War Games — To get the Legendary Trait in this quest, your knight must be at level 5 or higher at the start of the quest and then make the correct choices throughout the quest. You will need to pick up the gear from the village shoppe yourself, challenge the sneaky Tredonian to a duel instead of brawling with him, bestow a favor on the fair maiden, and then challenge the black knight to a duel and defeat him. If you have the Guild Enemy fatal flaw introduced with the Pirates & Nobles adventure pack, you may experience technical difficulties when completing this quest correctly. I experienced several instances of error code 12 and 13 when attempting this quest with a sim that had the Guild Enemy flaw.