Report article RSS Feed A guide to quests in ACOK 1.5

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
Article

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.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 50 of 66)
viperswhip
viperswhip Apr 11 2014, 11:54pm says:

You are supremely awesome!!!!!

+2 votes     reply to comment
HounderKnight
HounderKnight Apr 12 2014, 2:10am says:

It's nice of you to post this...I didn't know where any of the ASOIAF-related quests actually were until now! Though admittedly I am a little disappointed you can't interact with the Night's Watch :p

+1 vote     reply to comment
DiscreetPenguin
DiscreetPenguin Apr 12 2014, 8:40pm replied:

You can, just not join them.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Alamos
Alamos Apr 12 2014, 4:32am says:

cool lets start questing

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 12 2014, 8:26am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Lord_Dormak
Lord_Dormak Apr 12 2014, 11:01am replied:

I am trying to figure this out as well. Also if the Lannisters do take back Harrenhall do I have to leave the North to be able to talk to Vargo Hoat?

+1 vote     reply to comment
TrungNam
TrungNam Dec 14 2014, 10:02am replied:

Yeah Harrenhall HAD to belong to the Lannister for Vargo Hoat to appear . So ... the only way is to join the Lannister and take Harrenhall back or wait ( yeah right ) until they got the ball to take it back .

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 12 2014, 9:39am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

DiscreetPenguin
DiscreetPenguin Apr 12 2014, 8:42pm replied:

It's near Rosby, I think. He's not an actual vassal nor is it a real castle, rather a scenario that pops up. Look for the name of the place in white lettering.

+2 votes     reply to comment
DarkPrice21
DarkPrice21 Apr 12 2014, 10:50am says:

If Kings Landing is taken by other factions than the Westerlands, will Tyrion still be in the tavern?

-seems like Kings Landing is taken a bit too easily by the enemy to me :/

0 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 12 2014, 12:21pm replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

nitebones
nitebones Apr 12 2014, 12:22pm says:

unless you have over 200 men do not attempt the Old Tatters and Bloodbeard quest

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 13 2014, 5:17pm replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

AlexWasHere
AlexWasHere Apr 15 2014, 6:32am replied:

Same, it was fairly easy to be honest. It should be buffed.

+1 vote     reply to comment
vadimec
vadimec Apr 12 2014, 4:21pm says:

Hey everyone, can someone please tell me about sticks and stones quest? Is there a way to actually receive a reward for doing a quest? I did it twice and still only get negative renown :/
P.s. Cozur amazing mod. Thank you

+2 votes     reply to comment
woutjeh
woutjeh Apr 15 2014, 1:29am replied:

I've finished the quest multiple times as well, for the sake of writing the wiki, and I can confirm that the actual 'reward' is -30 renown, -5 relationship with Lord Nestor Royce, 300 coins and 100 experience.
The only real reward that this quest gives you is that you'll be able to pad yourself on the back for having completed every quest in the modpack. But other than that, it's not worth completing. What can you say, Lysa Arryn is not the most dependable person to work for.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ACOKModRules
ACOKModRules Apr 12 2014, 5:59pm says:

I probably missed it by not following the advice given here, but I can't find Aegon Bloodborn anywhere after starting the quest. I'm a vassal of Westerlands and High Fall isn't owned by the Riverlands. I've ran all through the rivers near the crossing, explored everywhere I could find in the actual castle, but I can't enter the lords hall due to war. Thanks for anyone who can help, can't find it anywhere on google!

+1 vote     reply to comment
ACOKModRules
ACOKModRules Apr 15 2014, 6:41pm replied:

To anyone else who got stuck or can't figure out The Blessed Ring - Aegon Bloodborn appears inside the King's hall of The Crossing, so you cannot advance through the quest if you are at War with the Riverlands. I also assume the Frey's have to control the Crossing for him to show up inside the hall.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest May 3 2014, 4:04am replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

DiscreetPenguin
DiscreetPenguin Apr 13 2014, 6:19am says:

My question, Cozur. You said there were two more Valyrian swords, in one of your recent tweets. I've played through all of these quests and the only one I've found is Blackfyre. Are the others carried by people, or am I not looking hard enough?

+1 vote     reply to comment
DiscreetPenguin
DiscreetPenguin Apr 13 2014, 10:28pm replied:

Figured it out, never mind.

+1 vote     reply to comment
EdwardNigma
EdwardNigma Apr 21 2014, 6:26am replied:

Where are they, comrade?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Swampous
Swampous Apr 13 2014, 6:40am says:

The fact that you cant obtain the quest unless the city is taken by the ''rightfull'' faction kinda ruins it...the quest should be acceptable everytime, not just when the particular faction owns it.

+1 vote     reply to comment
TheTarman
TheTarman May 3 2014, 11:44pm replied:

Good thing your not in charge.

-3 votes     reply to comment
Tobyzan
Tobyzan Apr 13 2014, 12:50pm says:

Im sorry if this is a stupid question but im stuck. Earlier in my playtrough i spoke to the guy at the septry but i clicked away so fast that i didnt get to read what he had to say. Now i find out that he started a quest but i have no clue what to do.

Please help :-)-.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 17 2014, 10:07am replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

TheTarman
TheTarman May 3 2014, 11:46pm replied:

Don't click so fast.

-2 votes     reply to comment
rahlzel
rahlzel Apr 13 2014, 7:45pm says:

I've applied this quest information to the ACOK wiki and I'm going through the quests myself and updating the info:

Acok.wikia.com

I welcome anyone to lend a hand.

+3 votes     reply to comment
woutjeh
woutjeh Apr 15 2014, 1:26am replied:

Yeah, I've added the Targaryen questline, as well as some other quests. The entire wiki is still very much 'work in progress', but we should be able to fill the pages fairly quickly if we all work on it. I'm AxeHeadSlam on wikia btw.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Tobyzan
Tobyzan Apr 15 2014, 1:11pm replied:

Thanks alot!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Canelas
Canelas Apr 16 2014, 4:57pm says:

Valar Doehaeris seems to be bugged for me. I conquered the city. Didn't complete the quest. Then I conquered the whole kingdom. Didn't completed it either. He just keeps telling the same thing when I received the quest. Any tips or am I missing something?

+1 vote     reply to comment
MooseCode
MooseCode Apr 20 2014, 10:07am replied:

Did you make sure to actually take ownership of the city of Volantis yourself?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Canelas
Canelas Apr 21 2014, 5:18pm replied:

No, actually, I'm a lord of the North and I think the city went to one of the Manderly. Thanks, I'll try to get it for me now.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 17 2014, 10:09pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Canelas
Canelas Apr 18 2014, 7:11am replied:

Talk to the npc that gave you the quest, again.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 18 2014, 10:24am replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

ACOKModRules
ACOKModRules Apr 18 2014, 6:47pm replied:

I only had to leave the castle and return and speak to him again.

+2 votes     reply to comment
woutjeh
woutjeh Apr 20 2014, 5:53pm replied:

After finishing the quest, you have to leave the castle and then re enter it. Speak with Illyrio in Pentos castle again to get the second quest.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 18 2014, 7:39pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

LiamThorn
LiamThorn Apr 19 2014, 12:07pm says:

The Prince and Queen Quest is not updating, it keeps saying that I should go to volantis and get a ship, even after I talk to Danaerys.

+1 vote     reply to comment
woutjeh
woutjeh Apr 20 2014, 5:56pm replied:

You can't speak with Daenerys directly. Once in Meereen, you first have to speak with Illyrio's contact. It's the grey-haired woman in the town square. Only after said contact person tells you to go to Daenerys will you be able to tell Daenerys that Illyrio sent you.

If you're in need of quest help, visit the wiki we've been working on. It's on acok.wikia.com.

+1 vote     reply to comment
jjattwood
jjattwood Apr 21 2014, 5:23am says:

I can't start the hear me roar quest as is been taken by the riverlands so no lannisters are in kings landing? what do i doo?

+1 vote     reply to comment
HK_01
HK_01 Jun 9 2014, 5:47pm replied:

You seem to be in the same situation I'm in. I've tried to find an answer and so far it seems we're out of luck unless the Westerlands somehow retake King's Landing, which seems very unlikely since they're getting the crap beat out of them in my game.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Apr 28 2014, 6:30pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest May 6 2014, 9:02am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Irluin
Irluin May 9 2014, 3:05pm says:

is it possible to restar a quest? i pressed the wrong thing..

+2 votes     reply to comment
Shaun_18
Shaun_18 May 11 2014, 5:18pm replied:

Yeah I would like to know also. Trying to do quests but all that happens is a noise with the person saying "Im busy". I also have no quests in my notes so I have no clue if you can restart it.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Oct 19 2014, 11:51am replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Fr0z3n12
Fr0z3n12 May 15 2014, 2:28pm says:

Does anyone has a hint where the pirate "The Prince of Bloodstone" might be? Searched in and arround volantis and in the tavern but can't find him..

Unfortunately there is no reference on the acok.wiki page..

+1 vote     reply to comment
Leflore
Leflore Jul 12 2014, 2:37pm replied:

look on the islands between Westeros and Essos. A castle will say Bloodstone. go there. I warn you it will be hard.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Feature
Browse
Features
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
Related Games
Mount & Blade: Warband
Mount & Blade: Warband Single & Multiplayer Role Playing