Honor Among Thieves
|Honor Among Thieves|
|Outcomes & Rewards|
Complete the quest for Furrante
Complete the quest for Aeldys
Wipe out the Principi leadership
The Coming Storm
A Dance with Death
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Furrante has charged Aeldys with having committed crimes of defiance, negligence, excessive cruelty, and sedition against the Príncipi. The Council of Captains has voted to execute Aeldys, however, she is the only one who knows the means for which to summon the Floating Hangman - information Furrante needs before Aeldys can hang.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Your good pal Captain Furrante wants to eliminate Captain Aeldys as potential leader of the Deadfire pirates and use her knowledge to seize the Floating Hangman, a mysterious ship. He sends you to carry out the execution. He has already secured the consent of the Consuaglo by accusing her of sacrificing a Principi crew to lure out the Floating Hangman.
The following steps depend on how you dealt with Benweth. If he's alive, Aeldys is already in custody and has been tortured for hours on top of Balefire Beacon. You can free her and slaughter everyone, or try to convince her to cooperate. You can use Insight 7 to suggest that it's her ego talking, then secure an exchange: She'll take a sloop and take her chances with the open sea, in return for the Hangman's secret.
Otherwise, you need to confront Aeldys in the Fort Deadlight command room. You can kill her and take the information you need from her corpse. This yields you the unique sword Hel Beckoning as loot, but you'll have to fight your way out of the fort.
Or you can tell Aeldys about Furrante's plan, and ally with her to take him out instead. This can lead to a violent confrontation at the Balefire Beacon in Dunnage, causing much loss of reputation with the Principí as you kill all the pirates in the throne room. By way of reward, you receive Scordeo's Edge and Blackblade's Hood from Aeldys. Then you need Insight 12 or Intellect 16 to convince Furrante to make her the offer.
Alternatively, with enough proof, you can turn the council against Furrante by exposing his involvement with the slave trade and his secret alliance with the Vailian Trading Company. In Furrante's office (southwestern corner of Balefire Beacon) there's a locked chest containing a letter from Ignato Castol, discussing their secret alliance. You can easily unlock the chest with a total lockpicking skill of 13 or higher, or you can attempt to pickpocket Furrante for his key.
Either way, the leadership matter is settled - and it's time to catch a Death Guard.