Quest Name: Inquisition (low culture aspect)
Primary Hero: Jacoban Priest
Secondary Hero: Spy (or Knight)
- petition the monarch for support
- give a sermon
- “get to know” all 4 followers to seek the heretics
- ask the spy for assistance
- choice: pickpocket or eavesdrop on follower #1
- choice: pickpocket or eavesdrop on follower #2
- reveal heretic to the priest
- give a sermon
- reveal the heretic to the spy
- choice: kill or exile follower #3
- choice: kill or exile follower #4
- report to the priest
- give a sermon
I used a level 4 Jacoban priestess and a spy that was at Bonus Level 1. I decided before playing the quest that I would also focus on a couple of Watcher Achievements as I played, namely “Love by Proxy” (maximize loyalty in Yacothia), “Robbin’ the Robbers” (pickpocket 50 pirates), “Open Sea Burial” (kill 50 pirates) and “Union Buster” (kill 50 guildsmen).
The quest began shortly after 8 pm. The Jacoban priestess was sleeping and the spy was at the docks. The Jacoban priestess had her first quest objective, to petition the queen for support. The spy didn’t have a quest objective or any job duties to perform, so he slept at the village inn for a couple of hours. When he came back from the village, he stopped at the tavern to cook a late meal for himself. Around the same time, the priestess woke up and cooked some soup. The spy headed to the forest to patrol the road to Yacothia and the Jacoban priestess headed to the throne room to petition the queen even though it was 3 am.
The priestess received her next quest objective, to give a sermon. The sermon time was already set for 8 am so she had some spare time. She converted four people who were in the throne room. The spy got soaked and nauseous after drinking from an effervescent spring in the forest, but he got some extra bloodmoss at least. After his patrol, he headed back to the spy quarters to make some Reaper’s Scythe poisons. Meanwhile the priestess returned to the Jacoban cathedral and prepared for her morning sermon. She reflected on the Watcher for an hour and then absolved sims for two hours, gaining quite a bit of experience. At 8 am, she began her sermon and the spy got some more sleep in his own bed.
After the sermon, the priestess had a new quest objective to get to know all four of the followers hanging out in the cathedral. She also had daily job duties to complete. The spy still had no quest objective but had his job duties, so he headed to Town Square to eavesdrop on a pirate. The pirate was a pretty female so he decided to flirt with her some also. He took a short break to pop over to the tavern and serve the Reaper’s Scythe poison to a guildswoman who showed up, then he dashed back to continue flirting up the pirate woman.
After speaking to all 4 followers and using the friendly—get to know interaction, the priestess’ next quest objective was to request assistance from the spy. First she got some sleep. Meanwhile the spy continued getting friendly with the pirate woman at Town Square.
The Jacoban asked the spy for help just after the spy got his first kiss from the pirate woman. Her next quest objective was to perform another sermon, and she still needed to reflect on the Watcher for a couple of hours. The sermon was scheduled for 11 pm, the Jacoban converted the pirate woman and then began reflecting.
The spy had two choices to make: how to extract information from the first two followers. He chose to pickpocket the woman and eavesdrop on the man. But first, he invited the pirate woman to the tavern for some afternoon woohoo, then he picked her pocket and left to finish up his daily job duties.
The Jacoban priest got home and absolved sims for a while, then gave her sermon. After the sermon she got the quest objective to reveal the heretic to the spy. The spy dealt with the two followers and then got the quest objective to reveal the heretic to the Jacoban.
The Jacoban was hungry so she cooked some food while the spy made a quick patrol of the road to Yacothia. The priest reflected on the Watcher as she waited for the spy to return. Then they conferred about the heretic and the spy was faced with two more choices: how to deal with the two heretic followers (kill or exile). He chose to kill both of them and quickly executed them by sword.
The next quest objective was for the spy to give a report to the Jacoban priest, but both of them needed some sleep first, so the spy returned to his quarters and the priest went to bed. In the morning, the priest woke just before 7 am and absolved sims for one hour before giving her morning sermon. Next she needed to post a proclamation and then she had the rest of the day off from work to do as she pleased.
The spy gave her his report when he woke up. The next objective was for the Jacoban to give another sermon. The priestess consecrated the well water, drew a few buckets of water, and then had an afternoon nap. The sermon was set for 11 pm to give the spy some extra time to complete his job duties and patrol the road.
The spy went to the Judgement Zone to release someone from the stocks, then he collected some herbs from around the training yard before drinking the Ethereal Elixir and pickpocketing the pirate at Town Square. The pirate woman was someone he didn’t know and he was too tired to romance her at the time, so he decided to duel her to the death after stealing her money and battle plans. Then he collected some more herbs from behind the tavern, marketplace, and blacksmith, drew some well water, and headed up to the castle to hand over the stolen battle plans to the royal advisor.
The priest woke up from her nap, cooked and ate some dinner, then converted and absolved sims for a while. The spy headed out for a quick patrol to Yacothia, maximizing loyalty with the territory, before the priest gave her final sermon and put the issue of the Inquisition to rest.
The quest was completed with a platinum medal, earning 2 Security and 2 Culture aspect points. The Jacoban priestess reached level 7 by the completion of the quest, and the spy reached Bonus Level 4.