In order to obtain this quest one playthrough must be completed with final high affinity with the Duke. In order to maintain high affinity do not complete A Warm Welcome otherwise all accumulated goodwill will be erased; instead avoid the meeting with the Duke after defeating the Dragon and jump straight into the Everfall.
- Despite the Duke's famed strength and valor, he can easily be killed by a Drake. Caution should be taken when escorting him.
- An alternative method to unlock this quest is to switch the game to Hard Mode after the player has reached a favorable status with the Duke. Switching game modes will allow the player to begin the game anew with all weapons, raiments and affinities preserved.