|Thick as Thieves|
Rival Iron Hammer Bandits outside the Ruins of Aernst Castle.
30 Rift Crystals
Ophis's Badge of Amity
- Win the trust of the female thieves in the Ruins of Heavenspeak Fort.
- To travel without harassment in The Ruins of Heavenspeak Fort the entire party must be female, or disguised as women, otherwise the Westron Labrys bandits will be uncommunicative or hostile.
Speaker to either Ophis or Betiah to initiate the quest. Ophis will suggest you join her band, and ask that you kill ten male bandits of the rival Iron Hammer bandits near the Aernst Castle ruins in the south. Betiah will ask that you feed Ophis's pet Cyclops in Ophis' Domain on her behalf, as the creature keeps trying to eat her.
Completing either task is enough but doing both will give a bigger reward.
Killing the male bandits is straightforward - there are dozens, concentrated around the The Ruins of Aernst Castle. Feeding the pet Cyclops is slight tricky - see Ophis' Domain for information on feeding the creature. Once either or both has been carried out return to the fort for the rewards.
If the Cyclops was fed first speak with Betiah for a minor reward; either way speak to Ophis once the task is complete, to obtain Ophis' Badge of Amity and the other rewards.
- Only bandits inside or in the direct vicinity of The Ruins of Aernst Castle are Iron Hammer bandits - killing male bandits elsewhere may not count.
- Set of Lady's Garb, Set of Servant's Garb or Captain's Armor Set make suitable female disguises for men.
- Note that any large beards or quantities of facial hair will also give away a character's gender - it may be necessary to visit Devyn's Barber Shop in for a shave, if Ophis isn't fooled by the dress.(verify)
- A Matter of Myrmidons must be completed to receive the quest from Betiah.
- The quest reward Ophis' Badge of Amity will make the fort bandits non-hostile even if the character is male (no need for a disguise). -the female bandits along the road leading to the fort will be replaced by wolves.
- Killing the pet Cyclops prevents the quest from being completed as Ophis never forgives the act.
- Maul leader of the Iron hammer bandits gives a quest for a similar badge - No Honor Among Thieves.
- If both quests are being carried out at the same time avoid fighting within in the respective ruined castles - the bandits outside can be killed without offending the bandit leaders.