The Journey Begins
Meet Theresa in Bowserstone Market
With Thag defeated, head inside his shack and open the chest for Thag's Cage Key (as well as some other goodies) and use it to free the prisoners. However, as you attempt to do so, a man who identifies himself as the prisoners' owner will attempt to persuade you otherwise. The choice is yours, but if you plan to do the right thing, free the prisoners...but prepare for the owner to attack you for doing such.
Now that Thag's defeated, follow the glowing trail back to Bowserstone Market, which is no longer blocked off. Follow the glowing path to the town's square, where Theresa will inform you she's running a bit late.
In the meantime, you can explore the town and take on a job as a blacksmith to earn some fast cash--look for it to the north (in the right corner of the town's square, if looking away from the bridge). The instructions are simple: Tap A as the bar cross over the green zone for a perfect hit. However, the green zone shrinks as time wears on, so try to get it on the first pass. The amount you're paid increases the better you do, and the amount rises consecutively with each properly forged item.
Meet Theresa in Bowserstone Market
Once Theresa finally makes it to market (after five minutes), meet with her by the tower. Follow her as she walks, then take a look at the Spire when instructed to learn more.
Find the Abbot in Oakfield
The glowing path will eventually lead you to Oakfield, but you have quite a ways to travel. Along the way, you'll encounter several groups of bandits. The first batch are located both on the ground and on a ledge above. Seek cover behind the nearby broken wall for protection, then use your crossbow to target the enemies. Once they're down, you can access a chest they were guarding on the ridge via an alternate path to the right, just a little ways ahead. Subsequently, keep an eye out for a bridge on the left that leads to a statue--look for a Silver Key behind it.
You'll soon encounter another group of bandits--hang back and cross bow 'em too, and then look for a chest shortly after. A third group of enemies can be found sleeping peacefully in a camp--the crossbow will allow you to take them out before they even know what happened. Explore the camp afterward to find a chest amongst some rocks and a dig spot.
Upon reaching the destroyed bridge, your adventure may appear to have come to a premature end. But fear not, for you're an expert diver. Dive off the bridge and into the waters below. Swim along the glowing path to reach a shoreline. As you climb ashore, a man named Herman will approach and beg for your help in rescuing his kid who got lost in a nearby cave. Before following the trail inside, check the right side of the beach for a Dig Spot.
Upon entering the cave, check for a Dive Spot in the pool to the right. Now follow the glowing trail to encounter three indigenous cave trolls. They're weak, so a few sword swipes or magic attacks should be all that's required. Afterward, look for a Dig Spot in the corner, then follow the glowing path up the ramp. After passing the fifth wooden platform, you'll find a ledge you can leap to ahead--follow this secret path for a chest at the end.
As you trudge through the cavern, you'll be ambushed by more trolls. They also shouldn't give you much trouble, though you can try using shock to slow them down, or blasting them with the crossbow from the doorway you just came through.
Find Another Way Around the Locked Door
Hmm, it seems the tunnel has been blocked by a door. No worries, there's a nearby tunnel the right that will allow you to continue. Head to the bottom floor of the room beyond and use your sword to bust through the wooden barricade. Continue onward, but prepare for more troll encounters--remember shock and slash. When you reach the exit of the sprawling cavern, hop off the ledge near the exit to find a chest, then exit the cave via the ladder.
After exiting the cave, you'll find yourself on the other half of the broken bridge. Take down the punks who were teasing you before, then check out shack attached to the building you came from for some items, then look for a Silver Key around back.
Follow the glowing path up the mountain, but keep an eye out for a treasure chest hidden by the entrance into a mine.
Talk to the Abbot in Oakfield
As you follow the glowing trail, make a pit stop in Oakfield upon reaching the purple fence on the right--check inside the house beyond for a Silver Key. Also, when you come across a lake, look for a very obvious Silver Key by some columns on the left. Now continue your trek up the hillside to the temple, where you'll meet the Abbot.
Impress the Abbot by Earning Renown from Quests and Other Deeds
Hmm, it seems the Abbot isn't easily impressed. Looks like you'll have to perform several good deeds in order to earn his goodwill. Follow the glowing trail to a bar and look for Barnum upstairs (that's right, the same Barnum who took your photo as a child) and accept his mission.
A Bridge Too Far
Follow the glowing trail to the Rookridge Inn, where you'll be ambushed by several bandits. Seek cover by the fireplace (since the overhang above will shield you from enemies on the balcony) and use your crossbow to kill those that come down the stairs after you. Once clear, check a room on the upper floor for a chest, then follow the glowing trail outside the inn. You'll soon come across a wooden structure with more bandits--shock and slash them, then open the nearby chest.
Before crossing the railroad tracks, look for a chest to the left, by a Mine entrance. Eventually, you'll find the bandit leader, Dart, hanging out on a stone platform. Use your crossbow to kill him, thereby completing the objective. Now open the chest just beyond, before following the path back to Barnum in the Oakfield Bar (remember, you can travel there instantly by using the map on the pause screen).
Completing the quest has definitely improved your notoriety, but it's still not enough to impress the Abbot. There are several quests available, and you can view them from your pause screen. Although many will earn you the Abbot's respect, we'll outline the specifics for "Til Death Do Us Part."
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