Burning Bridges

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Burning Bridges
PE2 Rinco.png
Details
Type
Task
Level
2
Quest region 
Port Maje
Quest giver 
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
Total XP
1,080
XP type
Normal
XP level
2
Outcomes & Rewards
Return the money to Rinco
Take the money
  • Copper pands (cp)2,000
Technical
Quest ID
09_TSK_Culture_Clash
Guid
754423a2-3a1d-42ec-af30-2aac66c4c42e

Burning Bridges is a task in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Rinco, one of the vendors at the local market, claims to have been having a friendly round of cards at the tavern when he got into a fight with Mokeha, a high-ranking Huana villager.

He came out of that fight the clear loser. Bedridden, Rinco's asked me to retrieve the money Mokeha stole, in exchange for a portion of the winnings.

Rinco suggested I could find Mokeha in the Huana village to the northwest of Port Maje.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • While finding Mokeha can feel like a priority, the best way is to do a little digging. Head over to The Kraken's Eye and talk to Thorel to learn that he was actually playing cards against Mokeha, apparently looking for an easy victory and "looked real nervous" by the end of the game. Perhaps he wasn't expecting one of the Huana to know the game so well?
  • Head over to Sātahuzi and talk to Mokeha. When questioned about what happened, the Mataru will explain that she simply won a game of cards and the Vailian tried to get out of paying his dues by calling her a cheat, so she pummeled him senselessly in retaliation. At this point you have several options:
    • Point out that she was branded a thief, which she will balk at, then use Intellect 12 to point out that this is how Vailian law operates and compare that to Huana customs.
    • Culture Deadfire Archipelago or Insight 2 - point out that Rinco is just a merchant and can't fight her on equal footing. She will consider this and realize this is like her fighting a Kuaru - improper. Eder likes this traditional approach, though Aloth does not.
      • Insight 2 - this option is only available after pointing out she was branded a thief.
    • Point out that without the coin he will lose his home.
      • Diplomacy 1 or Intellect 11 - explain that Vailians have to pay for their food and pay taxes, while Huana don't.
      • Explain that he has a child to feed.
      • Explain that he has a lengthy recovery period in front of him, which fail to convince her.
    • Say that Rinco got what he deserved (Passionate), and let her keep the money. Mokeha is surprised that you're taking her side and though she herself doesn't have much use for the coin, thinks that perhaps Ikawha could make use of it. This ends the quest.
    • Say that you don't care who started it, and attack Mokeha, saying you will challenge her on Rinco's behalf, she likes this, however it seems the whole town becomes hostile. You can also warn her with Intimidate 1 as one of the first dialogue options.
    • Assassinate her in her sleep. She will put up a fight of course, but unlike outside, there's no one helping her. This angers the chieftain and depend on your excuse, she will either chase you out or attack you.
    • Pickpocket the pouch from Mokeha (easiest at night, in her home). This even works after you've convinced her to hand it over peacefully. You'll end up with two pouches in your inventory. Taking money from the two pouches only give you one pouch worth. Finishing the quest first will use up one pouch, leaving you the other pouch to loot later.
    • Go to the chieftain and ask her to tell Mokeha to turn herself in and face justice.
      • Resolve 14 - it's either that or wait for the Vailian mob to come kill her.
      • Diplomacy 3 - she needs to do what's best for her village, not just one woman.
      • Bluff 3 - promise that she will get a fair trial (Shady).
      • If you have previously asked she chieftain why she does business with the Vailians, you can say that she has come to rely on the Vailian traders for supplies that the village cannot produce.
    • Go to Eofania and ask her for a shark figure to trade with Mokeha. This option is only available if you have previously spoken with Mokeha and meet one of the following (hidden) criteria.
      • Have spoken to the chieftain. After saying "She lives in your village. She's your responsibility", she suggests that "...if you want something from Mokeha, you should trade for it."
      • Intellect 12, Diplomacy 2, or Streetwise 2.
  • If you convince her peacefully to give up the pouch, she will also ask the chieftain to send a healer to fix him up.
  • Once you got the money:
    • Return to Rinco with the money.
    • Of course, you can always use Intimidate 2 to force Rinco to confess to Darmo and pocket the money.
    • Ignore Rinco and pocket the money. Similar to enchanting items, there's a "Take Money" button on the description page of the pouch. This gives you Copper pands (cp)2,000, Rinco's Earring (worth Copper pands (cp)300), and an empty purse. The empty purse can be discarded the same way you took the money or be returned to Rinco:
      • Joke around by giving him an empty purse (Deceptive).
      • Give him Copper pands (cp)1,000, he'll be satisfied with it.
      • Give him Copper pands (cp)100, he'll accuse you of robbing him, but can't do anything further.
  • If you decided to let Mokeha keep the money, you can return to Rinco for some added dialogue.
    • Give him Copper pands (cp)200 to assist him, only if he drops the charges (Benevolent).
    • Tell him if "you can't defend what you have, you don't deserve it." (Aggressive).
    • Say that he lied, and that the money is hers by right (Passionate).
    • Or simply say that you don't like him.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Quests/09_Port_Maje/09_TSK_Culture_Clash.quest
ID Objectives
0 Burning Bridges
10000 Tensions are running high between the Huana tribe and the Vailian settlers of Port Maje in the wake of the storm. One of the Vailians claims to have been violently accosted by a Huana warrior.
1 Find Mokeha.
10001 Rinco, one of the vendors at the local market, claims to have been having a friendly round of cards at the tavern when he got into a fight with Mokeha, a high-ranking Huana villager.

He came out of that fight the clear loser. Bedridden, Rinco's asked me to retrieve the money Mokeha stole, in exchange for a portion of the winnings.

Rinco suggested I could find Mokeha in the Huana village to the northwest of Port Maje.

2 Confront Mokeha.
10002 I found Mokeha, the ill-tempered Huana warrior. Now to convince her to relinquish her prize.
6 Return to Rinco.
10006 Mokeha is dead. That may give Rinco some satisfaction, if nothing else.
7 Return to Rinco with the coin purse.
10007 I have Rinco's coin purse, and can return it to him at his home by the harbor.
8 Return to Rinco.
10008 I convinced Ikawha to hand Mokeha over to the guards. It may please Rinco to hear that the situation's being handled.
Unused strings
- 20000 Ikawha mentioned that Mokeha has always been partial to carvings.
20001 Mokeha had a different version of events. She says that Rinco refused to pay her when she won the card game. When she insisted, he insulted her. As far as she's concerned, the fight was a matter of honor.
End states
No 30000 Someone critically important to the completion of this quest has been killed
Yes 30001 I took care of Mokeha and returned Rinco's property.
Yes 30002 It took some persuading, but I managed to get Mokeha to see reason. She and Rinco will never be fast friends, but this should at least keep things from souring further between the Vailians and the Huana.
Yes 30003 I decided to let Mokeha keep the money. Rinco won't be pleased, but it's not as if he can do anything about it.
Yes 30004 I decided not to trouble myself with Rinco's problems, and took his money for myself.
Yes 30005 I convinced Rinco to leave Mokeha alone. He's not happy about it, but at least this won't escalate any further.