|An Uninvited Guest|
10 Rift Crystals
"The Fisherfold of Cassardis have a thief in their midst. Help Pablos catch the scoundrel"
- Catch the thief that is stealing from the local merchants at night.
This quest becomes available after the Hydra is defeated for the first time. Upon returning from The Encampment.
WalkthroughEditSpeak with the Inn Keeper to start this quest, then speak to the merchants Aestella and Heraldo who are being robbed. Aestella is usually found in her shop. Heraldo might be harder to find during the day as he wanders about getting supplies. A good way to catch both of them is to rest at the inn. Aestella will be at her shop and you can catch Heraldo walking down the path past his shop. Once you have spoken to both of them report back to the Inn Keeper. Say you're ready and time will progress to night, the Inn Keeper will send you out to catch the thief.
To catch the thief wait at the gate for him to walk over and then chase him into a corner and grab him as he tries to run past you. You must use the "grab" command at the correct time. Giving chase once he is past you is a waste of time, simply go back to the front of the Inn and wait for him to come back. There is only one exit from the town and he will always come back to it, so don't go chasing him up the hill towards the church. The optimal situation is to have him run towards the destroyed hut that you did the Floral Delivery quest at. He simply circles it and tries to come out the other side so wait and grab him.
Another method is to face him, not chase, then hit him with a melee weapon once. If the attack connects, he will stop momentarily, but will give you enough time to grab him. He circles from the Village Cathedral to some small cliff facing the beach in an 8-style loop. He will try to turn and run past you when you are close enough; coming from behind, usually insulting you or telling you to give up, as he does so.
The thief will also pause a while if he runs into the alley across from Iola's House. This is a good opportunity to catch him.
You can also just throw a bottle of Throwblast or Dragon Spit's at him. It will knock him right off his feet, making it very easy to simply pick him up. You can buy from both explosives from Aestella who's right across the road from the Inn before you start the quest.
It is possible that he will glitch out and continue to run in a small circle for several seconds. Be ready for this as it is a good time to grab him.