A comprehensive guide to the new "story" quests in A Clash of Kings 1.2 and onwards - how they work, where you can pick them up and why you should ALWAYS read the quest text.
Posted by Cozur on Apr 11th, 2014
So you've read about an epic quest line that lets you visit Daenerys? Awesome, right? I think so too!
But the forums, reddit, basically everywhere, is flooding with misinformation, ridiculous rumors and just plain wish-thinking. And I get PM'ed with questions I can't answer because of this. I can't answer them because they're often far-fetched, and more importantly, often based on some rumor, like Daenerys invading Westeros (she doesn't) or being able to join the Night's Watch (you can't).
Due to the limitations of the Warband engine, code, you get the deal, there are some things I simply cannot accomplish - either due to it being impossible, me not knowing how to do it, or because I simply cannot be bothered.
An example of something impossible would be dragons, and Daenerys is just no fun without dragons.
However, that does not mean I cannot craft some (at least I think so) pretty fun quests, that lets you interact with some of the fringe events of Westeros (again, Daenerys, The Night's Watch).
There is currently twenty quests in A Clash of Kings, and the following is a brief explanation of how they work, plus a list of where they can be obtained and what they're named:
What is basically true for all the quests is that you have to activate them before you can talk to the actual quest giver. An example could be the quest Terror in the Cairn. You get the quest from Goodman Tom, in the tavern in The Weeping Town, but the NPC that spawns Goodman Tom is named Septon Garibald (he's in the Weeping Tower lords hall), and you have to talk to him first. Once you talk to him, he'll explain where to find Goodman Tom, and once the dialogue ends, Goodman Tom will spawn in the tavern. This is why, and I cannot stress this enough, you HAVE to read the quest text. I will not respond to questions that could have been solved by reading the dialogue.
Anyhow, here's the full list of quests and where they can be activated.
The Horn and the Necklace - activator found in Ruins of Ghoyan Drohe.
The Blessed Ring - found in the septry close to Fairmarket.
The Bastard of Bolton - activator found in Winterfell.
Hear me Roar - activator found in King's Landing.
The Lost Caravan - activator found in Norvos.
Tomb of the Andals - activator found in Braavos.
Terror in the Cairn - activator found in Weeping Tower.
A New Beginning - Obtained from Osbert Clerk
The Tourney at Ninestars - Continuation of A New Beginning
Blood on the Snow - activator found in White Harbor (after you finish the quest Shadows in the Night).
Valar Doehaeris - found in Braavos.
Shadows in the Night - activator found in White Harbor.
The Prince and the Queen - activator found in Illyrios Manse.
Sticks and Stones - activator found in the Eyrie.