"A Debt"
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Details
Module
"Side Effects"
Location(s)
Temple Quarter
Source
Dandelion
Reward
Dandelion's freedom
ID
m3_q01_debt

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"A Debt" is a quest in the "Side Effects" premium module.

Walkthrough

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.

So Dandelion is not really hiding from a rich and angry merchant, but from the local underground kingpin, Mr. Glover to whom the bard owes the tidy sum of 2000 Items Oren.png . The issue is not really springing the troubadour from jail, but rather keeping him from being killed over a debt he can not repay. The merchants threats are not the problem at all, and his release from jail is far from uncertain, In fact, it is inevitable.

Geralt decides to help his friend and talk to Glover on his behalf. The latter turns out to be just as unpleasant as his reputation would suggest but he seems open to the idea of having the debt repaid by any means. The two men agree to let Geralt pay off Dandelion's debt and clear his account with the kingpin once and for all.

Gathering 2000 Items Oren.png is not the easiest feat, but with marketable skills such as a witcher possesses, there are ways of securing the elusive gold. One such opportunity presents itself immediately upon Geralt's exit from Glover's place. The witcher is immediately accosted by a dwarf named Gunn Hargis who has a proposal which could net some orens.

Other opportunities arise when Geralt meets a wealthy nobleman named Everden who has need of the services of a witcher as he collects rare and mystical artefacts in addition to buying monster parts, books and scrolls. He also meets a young woman named Milka who plays dice and needs a house cleansed of ghostly emanations. The priestess at the Temple of Melitele needs herbs and the huntress who usually supplies them is recovering from a nasty consequence of her trade. That huntress could probably use some help. Rumour has it that the sewers need some cleaning, that is witcher work. Hmmm... chances galore for making some quick cash.

Having gathered the necessary funds, Geralt returns to Glover to clear Dandelion's debt only to be told that an additional 1000 Items Oren.png in "interest" must now be paid in addition to the original sum.

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2000 orens
Pay: Geralt leaves to find 1000 more orens, then comes back and pays the money. or
Refuse: Geralt refuses and Glover leaves the witcher to his men. A pitched battle follows, but of course our hero prevails. He then proceeds downstairs where Glover and his two pet wyverns await and a second battle follows. Once again, Geralt is the victor. He then proceeds to the jail to get Dandelion out, now that the bard has nothing more to fear from Glover.

Phases

Dandelion's Troubles

Dandelion managed to get in trouble — as usual. This time he seduced a city councilman's wife, for which he was promptly thrown in prison. As if that's not enough, he bribed the captain of the city guards to avoid ending up a hanged man. I just wonder where he got the funds... I have a bad feeling about this. I can't believe Dandelion could be so careless. I need to learn more about Dandelion's situation.

Mr. Glover

I met some guy who works for the local underworld kingpin. Mr. Glover. I guess I should follow him, talk to Glover about Dandelion. I'm about as edgy as it gets... I need to talk to Glover about Dandelion.

Paying the Debt

This ranks among the stupidest things that Dandelion has ever done — he borrowed a large sum of money from the local underworld boss. I talked to Glover and he seems pretty dangerous. If he doesn't get his money back, Dandelion will be meat. Looks like I need to bail him out, repay the debt myself. I doubt that dumbass even intends to pay Glover back, in fact I'm sure of it. Two thousand orens won't be easy to come by in just a few days. I guess I have to put my back into it... I need to pay Glover 2000 orens. Otherwise Dandelion will suffer.

Coin Enough

I've collected enough to pay Dandelion's debt. I need to see Glover to settle this matter. All that work to collect 2000 orens and now I have to give it all up to Glover.

Complications + Additional Coin or Complications or Delay + Sorting Out Glover

Complications

Glover demanded another 1000 orens. He calls it interest, I call it highway robbery. Still, I want to end this once and for all and promised to get him the coin. He assured me that will be the end of Dandelion's debt. Somehow, I need to find another 1000 orens for Glover.

Additional Coin

I have 1000 orens. I hope Glover keeps his word and will leave the issue at that. I need to pay Glover another 1000 orens.
or

Complications

Glover brazenly demanded more money. We had a heated exchange before that madman left it off at "Kill him!". He'll regret his decision once he and his men are dead. I need to defeat Glover's henchmen and then sort out the boss himself.
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Delay

Glover demanded additional payment. I managed to buy some time. I'll work some of my contacts in Vizima, maybe I can scare Glover off. If push comes to shove, though, I'll have to settle it my way. I have to consider how best to resolve the issue with Glover.

Sorting Out Glover

Some of my Viziman friends offered to help. Together we'll show Glover his place. I have to sort out the problem with Glover. My friends will help.

Rivian Friends or Band of Brethren or The Band of Brethren and the Rivians

Rivian Friends

I need to talk to the Rivians. Maybe they'll help me deal with Glover. As far as I remember, they offered to help if I was in trouble. I should ask the Rivians to help me deal with Glover.
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Band of Brethren

I need to talk to the Band of Brethren. Maybe they can help me deal with Glover. As far as I remember, they offered to help if I was in trouble. I should ask the Band of Brethren to help me deal with Glover.'
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The Band of Brethren and the Rivians

I need to talk to the Band of Brethren and the Rivians. Maybe they can help me deal with Glover. As far as I remember, they offered to help if I was in trouble. I should ask the Band of Brethren and the Rivians to help me deal with Glover.

Closure

Finally — I paid Dandelion's debt. Time to get the bard out of jail. I'm not looking forward to him moan about prison food. I need to pick Dandelion up at the city jail.

Significant plot details end here.
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