"A Bastard Sword of golden alchemick metal. Worth a fair bit of coin, but otherwise unremarkable."
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|N/A||5,590 G|| 18,600 G|
Gold Ore x 2
| 67,500 G|
Yellow Poison Sac x 3
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| 5,000 RC|
Hunk of Platinum x4
| 7,000 RC|
Befouled Gold Veneer x3
- Reward for completing the quest; A Lost Cause.
- Reward for completing the quest; Misery Seeks Company. (Escort quest for Ser Daerio)
- Reward for completing the quest; Reward and Responsibility. (Can be obtained earlier, see Notes)
- Sold by Mountebank at The Black Cat after completing the quest, A Lost Cause.
Enhancement Item Locations
- Gold Ore
- Yellow Poison Sac
- Hunk of Platinum
- Commonly obtained by mining from Ore Deposits in Bitterblack Isle.
- Befouled Gold Veneer
- Dropped by a Golden Knight.
- The quest; Misery Seeks Company is actually a collection of four escort quests for various guards in Gran Soren. Ser Daerio's escort quest is the only one that rewards the Golden Bastard.
- Goldforging and enhancing Golden weapons increases their chance of inflicting Silence. The Silence debilitation is most useful against the Dark Bishop, Frostwyrms, Wights and Liches, since it renders these foes harmless. They continue to try to cast spells, unable to heal the debilitation until the condition wears off on its own... or you kill them first.
- Selling Golden weapons for profit early in the game is a good way to accumulate gold, prior to accessing the game's later farming areas such as the Everfall.
- Golden Weapons are the only weapons that inflict Silence; these weapons must be reinforced to at least 3* to acquire the deblitation.
- The Golden Bastard can actually be obtained earlier, before the quest; Reward and Responsibility. This is because the weapon itself is an indirect reward from the quest. The Golden Bastard can be found in one of chests in the Duke's Treasury.
- By normally progressing in the questline, eventually players will be given access to the Duke's Treasury. However they can choose to "get in" earlier by simply breaking into the Treasury at Night.
- Please see Treasury page for a more detail explanation on breaking in at Night.
- Please keep in mind that if players do decide to break in, if they are caught in the process then the Guards will take all the items they've stolen and fine an additional 53,000 Gold.
- The term "Bastard" sword refers to the dual use of this sword for both cutting and thrusting. Most swords prior to the 15th and 16th centuries had single purpose use, such as the French fencing Epee (specifically used for stabbing and thrusting) or the Scottish Claymore (specifically used for slashing or cutting). Alternately the "Bastard" designation may refer to the compromised length of the blade, halfway between a longsword and shortsword. (Source: paraphrased from Wikipedia).