|Call to Adventure|
|Looking to the Future|
Call to Adventure is the second main quest in Outward.
This quest has a timer of 5 days, which begins after talking to Rissa. If the quest is not completed when this timer runs out, the player will automatically receive the "failure" outcome.
|“||Unconsciousness comes quickly, and you dream of being ensnared in something. With a yelp, you jump out of your bed. Relief floods you as you recognize where you are. You are back in your old bed at home, the Lighthouse of Cierzo.
Yzan must have brought you back to your family's lighthouse. Only your aching body tells you that the shipwreck you suffered was not a nightmare.
After completing Castaway, you awake in the lighthouse of Cierzo. With your best hope of paying off your family's blood debt ruined in the shipwreck, you are tasked with finding another way of making the payment and saving your home.
When you step outside, you learn that your voyage lasted 4 months, and that you had visited Oroshi. 12 people died in the shipwreck, and Rissa Aberdeen has declared a period of tribal mourning. With nothing to show for your absence, the tribe demands 150 silver within 5 days, or they will take the lighthouse from you.
|“||Give 150 silver to Rissa within 5 days or you will lose your lighthouse. She'll also accept a Writ of Tribal Favor.||„|
After talking to Rissa, you learn that she has declared a mourning period, buying you 5 days to pay off the debt. She also tells you that she will accept a Writ of Tribal Favor in lieu of the 150 silver payment.
Earning the Silver
While it is recommended to acquire the Tribal Favor instead, there are many ways of acquiring silver to pay off the debt if you would rather avoid the aggressive Mantis Shrimp on the beach. Some ways include:
- Loot all items available in Cierzo, as well as the Chest in Cierzo Town Hall, and the various junk piles found around the city.
- There are 3 fishing spots in Cierzo, and a Fishing Harpoon on the eastern docks if you do not already have one.
- Helen Turnbull will give you a sidequest, Helen's Fungus. This will reward you with 70 , and the Giant-Heart Garnet inside Blister Burrows can be sold to her for an additional 30 . Note that this quest is potentially more dangerous than acquiring the Tribal Favor, however.
- Cooking and Alchemy can be profitable.
- The New Player Guide contains additional tips which you may find helpful.
Burac the gate warden will not allow you to leave Cierzo until you demonstrate that you are prepared to survive in the wild. Burac will teach you a free weapon skill, so even if you plan on leaving via Cierzo Storage it is recommended to get the free skill first. Burac will not teach you the free skill if you leave through the storage before speaking to him.
- A waterskin can be found to the north-east, by the water purifier on the beach.
- An improvised bedroll and primitive satchel can be found in the lighthouse.
- Various weapons are found all around Cierzo for free, and more can be purchased from Loud-Hammer and other merchants.
Once you are prepared, talk to Burac and choose option 3: "I'm going outside."
Writ of Tribal Favor
The recommended way to complete this quest is to acquire a Writ of Tribal Favor. One can be obtained by finding Michel Aberdeen on the beaches south-west of Cierzo, and giving him either Bandages or a Life Potion. You may already have bandages from Castaway, otherwise they can be easily crafted with Linen Cloth.
If you have left Cierzo from the gates next to Burac, stick to the right and follow the short path to the beach. The first fork on the right leads to a sheer cliff, so it is recommended to keep going around to the next fork unless you are confident taking the drop.
If you left through the Cierzo Storage, you will appear on the beach and can simply keep heading straight forward.
There are aggressive Mantis Shrimp scattered along the beach. Take caution as they can deal high damage. If you crouch, it is fairly easy to sneak around them and get to Michel, who is found near a giant Ammolite shell along the beach.
|“||I found Rissa's nephew, Michel Aberdeen, on a beach in the Chersonese. He's injured and needs a Bandage or a health potion!||„|
|“||I saved Michel Aberdeen and he granted me a Tribal Favor. I can turn this in to Rissa to make her call off my Blood Price Payment!||„|
Return to Rissa to complete the quest. If you came through the storage you will not be able to return through the same path, so simply head up the hill to the east and return to Cierzo by heading north-west and keeping to the left.
If you take too long to find Michel (3 days from quest start), you will find his corpse instead and receive the following log entry in your journal:
|“||I found the corpse of a sailor from Cierzo on a beach in the Chersonese. If I had found him and treated his wounds sooner, maybe I could have saved him...||„|
If you managed acquire the silver or a Tribal Favor, when you talk to Rissa you will have the option to pay off the debt, completing the quest.
|“||Blood Price Payment complete.||„|
- The player keeps the Cierzo Lighthouse, which also comes with a kitchen, stash, and bed.
|“||You have lost your lighthouse. Talk to Rissa.||„|