A Friend In Need

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A Friend In Need is one of the quests in The Age of Decadence.
Commercium Quest.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Imperial Guards are up to something. Talk to Mercato and find out what he knows. You can find him in Cado's Tavern

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 20 SP
  • 150 Imperials
  • Commercium Reputation +1
  • 454 Imperials (optional win)

Quick Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Talk to Cado in Teron Tavern.
  2. Talk to Mercato in Teron Tavern

Detailed Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Phase 1 - Get Mercato into debt

  1. Talk to Cado in Teron Tavern.
    • Seek his help
    • Go to Mercato
  2. Talk to Mercato in Teron Tavern
    1. [Intelligence] Play a game of chance.
      • Failure to get him in debt leads to cheating option, or a direction to Cado.
    2. [Dexterity][Streetwise] Play a game of chance. Attempt to cheat.
      • Full/Partial success leads to "Phase 2 - Getting information"
      • Failure leads to Mercato attacking you. -2 Max HP.


Phase 2 - Getting information

  1. Convince him to give information out of mutual benefits
    • Chance to get information on his past with Carrinas
  2. Threaten him - remind him of his debt

Statistics, Skills and Backgrounds checks[edit | edit source]

  1. "I'm not here to talk. If you want to play a game, have a seat. Otherwise, get lost."
    1. Intelligence<[7], loses 40 imperials - fails to get Mercato into debt
    2. [7]>=Intelligence<=[9], gains 78 imperials - fails to get Mercato into debt
    3. Intelligence=[10], gains 454 imperials - fails to get Mercato into debt
    4. Dexterity=[7] + Streetwise=[3]
  2. "And why would I tell you?"
    1. Trading<=[4] "Because you're tired of drinking and gambling in this shithole..."
    2. Trading + Persuasion<=[7] "Quite so, it's not every day..."
    3. Persuasion + Charisma=[15] "Not when we want what you want..."
  3. "So what happened between you and Carrinas?"
    1. Charisma<=[9]
  4. "Then go and ask him."
    1. Persuasion + Trading=[7]
    2. Streetwise=[2] + Persuasion=[2]
    3. Streetwise=[3]
  5. "I can handle them." Mercato waves dismissively
    1. Streetwise + Persuasion=[7]

Next Quest in Chain[edit | edit source]

A Matter Of Proof