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Trial and Tribulations
Trial and Tribulations
Quest Overview
Quest Giver
Aldous
Prerequisite
Come to Court
Reward
Innocent or Guilty
20,000 Gold
15,000 Exp.
30 Rift Crystals
Type
Main Quest
Royal Orders Quest

Trial and Tribulations is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.

ObjectiveEdit

"The merchant Fournival stands accused. Prove his guilt or innocence afore time run out."

Royal Order Quest.

DetailsEdit

This quest is obtained after the quest Come to Court and talking with Aldous and selecting "Gather evidence for an important trial".

Collect Evidence

  • Gather all the evidence and testimony regarding Fournival you can manage, and report your findings to Aldous in 4 days.

Inquire After the Verdict

  • You've no time left to gather evidence. Make for the town square in Gran Soren to learn of the final verdict.

Report Back to Aldous

  • Discuss the Verdict with Aldous.

Quest Successful

  • You conferred with Aldous on the verdict in Fournival's trial. Quest reward received.

WalkthroughEdit

After obtaining the quest from Aldous the player has to gather evidence to prove Fournival guilty or innocent. Depending on the player's choice, they must gather a specific type of evidence. This walkthrough will describe both paths, but before choosing one should weigh the results.

If Fournival is proven guilty

If Fournival is proven innocent

  • Increases Affinity with Fournival.
  • Lowers the prices in Fournival's store.
  • Allows the player to do the quest Escort Duty if they have not done so already.
  • Allows access to rare and unique items such as Magnanimous Cloak.
  • Allows access to previous items sold.

Collect EvidenceEdit

Before running off trying to get all the evidence it is good to note that there are only 4 days to complete the quest, which is more than sufficient. The player will need to gather petitions and procure a witness for the trial. Depending on the outcome of some previous quests, some of the evidence might be harder to acquire. Regardless, any outcome is possible in this quest regardless of past ventures, although it might require a bit more time and coin.

A verdict is decided even if no evidence is provided. The usual outcome is a guilty verdict.

Collect Evidence: Guilty Verdict

Finding Fournival guilty requires little effort and can happen even if  no evidence is turned in. (Guilty until proven innocent)

This, by far, is the easiest route to take during this quest as player doesn't have to do anything but wait for the time to run out for the trial. There are also some evidence that can be gathered to assure a guilty verdict:

The only item in the above list, which is a sure find item is the Gift Ledger. If the land was chosen to be purchased from Fournival during the Land of Opportunity quest then Jasper's family will not testify against him.

As a last resort the player may buy proof from Reynard and may purchase one or more Dirty Affidavits from him for 3,000 gold. Any subsequent purchases will increase the price by 2,000 Gold.

Note: It is advised to duplicate the Gift Ledger at The Black Cat as it is also a quest item in the quest Trail of Corruption.

Collect Evidence: Innocent Verdict

Proving Fournival innocent does require the player to supply sufficient evidence. If this route is taken, it is a good idea to combine this quest with picking up the quest Supply and Demands as they have the same location.

In order to get Fournival to be proven innocent, at least three statements must be acquired to prove his innocence. You will also have to bring Ser Castor as a witness. See the list below on which items may be procured:

As a last resort the player may buy proof from Reynard and may purchase one or more Tattered Affidavits from him for 3,000 gold. Any subsequent purchases will increase the price by 2,000 Gold.

Note: It is advised to duplicate the Chamberlain's Affidavit at The Black Cat as it is also a quest item in the quest Thanks Mislaid.

Turning in the evidence

In order for the trial to reach the player's preferred verdict, collected items must be turned in. This can be done by speaking with Aldous and selecting "Gather evidence for an important trial". Speaking with Aldous while escorting a witness is sufficient for them to able to speak in the trial. The witness is removed from the player's care immediately.

Afterwards the only determinable verdict beforehand can only be obtained through listening to the player's pawns after turning in a piece of evidence. Once the player exits the castle, the pawns will comment on the probable verdict. It may entirely be possible for Fournival to be proven innocent after turning in only one piece of evidence. To make sure Fournival is innocent, it is recommended to turn in the maximum amount of evidence as it will always prove him innocent.

The time for this quest is 4 days. Quest updates will be received at 2 days remaining and 1 day (Near Deadline) remaining.

Inquire After the VerdictEdit

After the time is up, go to Fountain Square for a cutscene where the verdict is revealed.

Report Back to AldousEdit

Speak with Aldous afterwards in the Duke's Demesne for the reward.

Quest CompletedEdit

After speaking with Aldous the results are effective immediately. If guilty Fournival goes to jail forfeiting any shopping options with him. If innocent a discount in previous shop plus the Magnanimous Cloak will be available.

NotesEdit

  • The quest runs off of percentage in determining a verdict. Listening to the party's pawns once exiting from offering proof of either guilt or innocence will show the higher probability, however this does not guarantee that verdict from happening.
  • This quest is time sensitive. After the quest has started, the player has 4 days to gather evidence before the trial begins.
  • If player pays attention to what Aldous says, they'll notice that he wanted Fournival to be proven guilty. Noticeable when Fournival is proven innocent.
  • Ferrystones can be used to teleport back to Gran Soren with the witness from Windbluff Tower and Cassardis.
  • While this quest is active Fournival is held under arrest in his house disallowing the use of his shopping services.
  • Speaking with Fedel while the quest The Conspirators is marked as the active quest will prevent Fedel from giving his petition. To circumvent this, mark Trial and Tribulations the active quest.
  • Speaking with Ser Daerio while the quest Supply and Demands is marked as the active quest will prevent Ser Daerio from assigning a soldier as a witness. To circumvent this, mark Trial and Tribulations the active quest.
  • The opposite can happen as well, speaking with Ser Daerio while Trial and Tribulations is marked as the active quest will prevent him from giving the quest Supply and Demands. To circumvent this, mark any quest other than Trial and Tribulations as the active quest.
  • If this quest is marked as active then the player's pawns will inform them of what the verdict may be.
  • It is possible to submit evidence after time is out, simply don't step near the fountain square but instead teleport to Gran Soren portal and use the passage gateway to reach the castle. This has been confirmed to change the outcome. Fournival was guilty then through teleporting around and gathering more evidence after the trial changed the outcome to not guilty.


MSQHD
Main
Quests
The End at the Beginning  · Harbinger of Destruction  · Newly Arisen  · Upon a Pawn
Call of the Arisen · A Rude Awakening · Off With Its Head ·A Matter of Myrmidons
Lure of the Abyss · The Cypher · A Fortress Besieged · Seeking Salvation · The Watergod's Altar
Come to Court · Griffin's Bane · Trial and Tribulations · Pride Before a Fall · The Wyrmking's Ring
Honor and Treachery · Reward and Responsibility · Deny Salvation · The Final Battle
Post-Game
Quests
A Warm Welcome · Fathom Deep · Final Judgement · The Great Hereafter

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