20 Rift Crystals
"Mirabelle brings word that Lady Aelinore desires a secret meeting. Even as Arisen, dare you grant such a request?"
- Visit Mirabelle in the castle gardens after sunset to glean further details.
- Meet Mirabelle by Night
Visit Mirabelle in the castle gardens after sunset to glean further details.
- Meet Aelinore by Night:
Make for the duchess' chambers under cover of darkness, as directed by Mirabelle. Take care to avoid discovery.
- Escape the Dungeon:
You were caught. Although Aelinor saved you from summary execution, Ser Jakob was far from kind. Find a way to escape your prison.
- Quest Successful:
You escaped the dungeon with your life, though Aelinore's situation leaves you ill at ease.
WalkthroughEditFor you to be able to get this quest, during your meeting with the duke earlier in the game when the jester puts a hat on you. As you're about to leave, the camera pans to the right garden area and you see Aelinore. Approaching her will trigger a cutscene. Talking to her afterwards is not required, but you may do so until she asks for the hat Feste gave you in order to increase affinity.
In order to obtain the quest you must leave the Duke's Demesne and then return and talk to Mirabelle after the cutscene with Aelinore. Mirabelle can be found in the castle, usually upstairs in one of the rooms or in the entrance room before the throne room. She will ask you to meet her at night in the gardens.
Meet Mirabelle by NightEdit
Mirabelle will be in the gardens to the left of the caste. Speak with her and she will ask you to go see Aelinore. It is important to note that none of the guards in the castle or garden area can see you. If they do you will be thrown in the dungeons.
Meet Aelinore by NightEdit
To get to Aelinore's room you must go to the tower at the far end of the castle. This means entering the castle. It is best to enter the castle through the main entrance as the side entrances are guarded regularly. After you enter the main hall keep to the right. There are two guards patrolling the castle. One downstairs who walks from the right side entrance towards the throne and then towards the left side entrance and one who walks upstairs in a clockwise fashion. Be careful that neither spots you. It is best to wait for the guard downstairs to walk to the throne and then as he leaves walk towards the throne. The guard upstairs will walk over the stairs and you can safely pass as he is at the top of the stairs on the right. At the top of the first flight of stairs take the left stairs and enter the doorway. Take the stairway up and exit the door towards a walkway that leads to the tower. Enter the tower to trigger a cutscene.
After the cutscene you have two choices:
- Interfere, stop the Duke in his madness. Simply walk up to him.
- Do nothing and allow the duke to finish.
Either way after your choice a cutscene will trigger and you will be discovered and thrown into the dungeons.
Important: choosing option 2 will result in a Quest Failed and will remove Aelinore from the game thus also preventing you from all remaining quests involving her.
Escape the DungeonEdit
After the cutscene you will be in the dungeons and you must escape. If you chose option 1 you will be given 2 skeleton keys to make your escape. If you chose to go with option 2 you will not be given any skeleton keys and you must make your escape as you normally would when arrested. The rest of this walkthrough will consider having taken option 1.
With your new keys open your celldoor and walk all the way to the back of the dungeon and take the right door. This will use the second skeleton key. In this cell to the left there is a hole which leads out of the dungeons. In order to complete the quest you must take this route. Any other route out of the castle will not complete the quest.
Once you have exited your cell you can put on your equipment. Make your way through the sewer area to the exit. Upon going through the door you will enter the Slums and the quest will be marked completed.
Once you've exited the dungeons the quest is done. If you've brought Tomlin's father you will have a short moment between the two of them as you enter The Slums.
- Choosing option 2 in this quest will remove Aelinore from the game. You will not be able to obtain the following quests: Duchess In Distress and Beyond This Stony Cage. It will also remove any romance options with Aelinore.
- Completing the quest does not affect the Arisen's Ability to enter the Duke's demesne again (entry during nighttime is prohibited regardless of quest progress).
- You will have to re-equip any equipment you had on when you were caught.
- During step 2 "Meet Aelinore by night" all guards will be removed from inside the castle and the player may enter the treasury and loot it without interruption.