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Bad Business
Madeleine Fleeing
Quest Overview
Quest Giver
Katlyn
Quest Location
Madeleine's Shop
Gran Soren
Prerequisite
Chasing Shadows
Reward
8,000 Exp.
30 Rift Crystals
Type
Sidequests

Bad Business is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.

ObjectiveEdit

  • "Madeleine suddenly abandoned her shop and vanished, leaving only a dagger behind. Perhaps she's caught up in some kind of trouble..."

DetailsEdit

Inquire After Madeleine

  • Speak with nearby townspeople to uncover clues about Madeleine's sudden disappearance.

Seek out Madeleine in Gran Soren

  • Word has it Madeleine is somewhere in the capital. Find her.

Quest Successful

  • You bade Madeleine fare well. Perhaps you will meet again, someday... Quest reward received..

WalkthroughEdit

This quest becomes available during Stage 5, after completing the two storyline quests The Wyrmking's Ring and Pride Before a Fall. However, two previous side quests involving Madeleine (Guard Duty and Chasing Shadows) must also have been completed.

The quest is initiated by talking to a woman named Katlyn at Madeleine's Shop in Gran Soren. When the shop is entered, Madeleine will be missing; instead, Katlyn will be there. She will tell the Arisen that Madeleine has run into some trouble and went into hiding.

Before starting the quest it is wise to consider the following:

  • Pick up the Divine Razors (displayed as an item bag) from the counter in Madeleine's Shop. This is a one time opportunity to obtain these weapons.
  • When the quest becomes available Madeleine's shop will not be available until Post-Game. After this quest Madeleine is removed from the game until Post-Game.
  • When this quest is completed Madeleine will move to Cassardis in Post-Game.
  • If the quest is started, but is not completed; Madeleine will move to the fields in Gran Soren in Post-Game but will not sell any items.
  • If this quest is available, but is not started she will move to the fields in Gran Soren during Post-Game and will sell items as normal. If you do not wish to increase her affinity and still be able to use her shop during post-game then this is the best option.

Inquire After MadeleineEdit

In order to track down Madeleine, speak with the townspeople of Gran Soren. Go to the Alehouse on Fountain Square and speak with both Arsmith and Nettie. They will give some information on where Madeleine might be.

Seek Out Madeleine in Gran SorenEdit

Make your way to the Aqueduct. You may speak with Guston on the way there, though he is only active at night. He will tell you Madeleine ran past him not too long ago. When you arrive at the Aqueducts a cutscene will play showing Madeleine exiting Gran Soren through the east exit.

You may also speak with Ser Raulin, who will ask if you've seen Madeleine. Regardless whether you've seen her or not, as you may speak with Ser Raulin before the cutscene, you have the option to tell him yes or no. If you tell him no he will walk away. If you tell him yes, you may direct him to the farmlands or the castle, both of which are wrong. Your choice will not impact the quest.

Now go after Madeleine and head down to the Aqueducts and exit Gran Soren. From the exit head right until you spot Madeleine. Approach her and speak with her.

Madeleine tells you her story and why she is running away. She will also mention her trusted daggers. If you picked up the Divine Razors you may give them to her to increase Affinity with her. Whatever your choice, some guards approach and Madeleine moves away to hide.

Ser Marcas speaks with you and asks you if you've seen Madeleine. You may tell him you haven't seen her and he will be called away by another guard. If you tell him you have seen her he will be called away by another guard regardless. In the end your choice doesn't matter.

Madeleine will thank you for rescuing her. She will also ask for 50,000 Gold in travel expenses. You may give her the money or decline. Giving her the money will again increase affinity with Madeleine. After a cutscene Madeleine walks away and will not return to Gran Soren.

Quest SuccessfulEdit

After completing this quest, Madeleine is removed from the game and she will not return until Post-Game.

NotesEdit

  • This is the only time you can obtain the Divine Razors. If you wish to return them to Madeleine you must wait until the quest appears again in a New Game Plus to get them again, since equipment cannot be duplicated by forgery.
  • The Divine Razors must not be enhanced if they are to be returned to Madeleine.
  • There is no return investment if the 50,000G is given.

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