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Against the Grain

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Against the Grain
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Occurs in
Act 1
Quest giver
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
XP level
Outcomes & Rewards
Convince Sweynur to leave Trumbel alone
Pressure Trumbel for a better reward
Tell Trumbel to keep his money
Convince Trumbel to lower his prices

Against the Grain is a task in Pillars of Eternity.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Some of the farmers in Gilded Vale claim that Trumbel, the miller, is withholding grain. The hungry farmers are on edge, and it seems likely that the situation will escalate.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Approach the windmill in Gilded Vale.
  2. Enter the windmill and talk with Trumbel. You have a choice at this point:
    1. You can convince Trumbel to lower his grain prices (14 resolve) by accusing Trumbel of lying, defending Sweynur, then selecting the option "Is your self-righteousness worth losing your family over?" This gives minor positive Gilded Vale reputation.
    2. Otherwise, agree to negotiate with Sweynur.
  3. Head to The Black Hound Inn, first floor on the left.
  4. Talk to Sweynur and make your choice how to proceed.
    1. (Might/Dexterity/Resolve 16) Successfully threaten them and they'll back down.
    2. (Aggressive) Attack and kill Sweynur and his friends. This results in negative moderate reputation with Gilded Vale.
    3. Tell Sweynur that you'll talk to Trumbel on his behalf. Return to the mill and threaten Trumbel (Might 16/Resolve 18). He'll agree to lower prices, but you'll also get slight negative reputation with Gilded Vale.
    4. Get a round of drinks for them, ask Pasca over at the counter for free drinks if you have 12 resolve or an honest disposition of at least 1, else it'll cost 6 coppers (cp). You can use your own drinks if you have any. Bring the drinks to Sweynur. [Diplomatic] approach now resolves the feud, without requiring any attributes.
    5. With Gilded Vale reputation 2, Sweynur will back down with a [Diplomatic] request.

If you convinced Sweynur to back down, head back to Trumbel at the mill. If you convinced Trumbel to lower prices, speak to Sweynur to finish the quest instead.