Counterfeiter

Counterfeiter
Quest
Category Quests
Type Side Story Quests
Repeatable False
Rewards 1609Resonance
190Memory Fragment
4Medium Weapon Resonance Cache
1000Reward Tower XP

Counterfeiter is a side story quest in Wayfinder.

Description[edit]

Start

Watcher Hagran wants the counterfeiter tracked down. Start by questioning the nearby captured Shrike and figure out where the culprit is hiding.

Active

Watcher Hagran's prized statuette has been replaced with a counterfeit. This insult cannot stand; he wants you to find the counterfeiter at once. The only lead is the captured Shrike. Start by questioning him and see where the clues lead.

Clear

You were able to track down the counterfeiter, but he has indicated he needs the statuettes to trade for goods desperately needed in Skylight. Maybe there is still something you can do to get him to stop while allowing him to get important supplies.

Requirement[edit]

Prerequisite[edit]

Start quest[edit]

Talk to Watcher Hagran in the Highlands.

Questline[edit]

  1. Finding Courage
  2. Counterfeiter
  3. Of Most Worth

Objectives[edit]

  • Phase 1
    • Question the Captured Shrike
  • Phase 2
    • Search the House in Lower Skylight
  • Phase 3
    • Question the Captured Shrike Again
  • Phase 4
    • Travel to Kestrel's Hideout in Lower Skylight
  • Phase 5
    • Talk to Kestrel in Lower Skylight
  • Phase 6
    • Travel to the Pretty Penny in Skylight
  • Phase 7
    • Confront the Counterfeiter

Dialogue[edit]

Start Quest
Watcher Hagran

I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. Knowing everyone who believes in these Tonitora statuettes like I did is unprotected.

What is so insidious about this whole thing is how good these counterfeits are. Truly, even an avid collector like me was played for a fool.

We must get to the bottom of this... but it's not like we can ask the Shrike who stole mine, he's already dead... Wait...

I have it. We recently imprisoned a Shrike. He's near Warden Hass. If this operation is as big as I think it is, he'll know something. Get him to reveal the statuette dealer!


Clear Phase 1
Captured Shrike

A Wayfinder? What do you want?

Player

What do you know about counterfeit figurines?

Captured Shrike

Is… that your real question? Skell, I thought you were going to ask me about secret plans or who Morningstar is reporting to. You sure you don't want that?

Player

I also want that, but let's start small.

Captured Shrike

Do I get a reduced sentence if I dish meat about the slags I hate? You know, like maybe two months off for every name I give?

Player

Depends on the quality of information. Talk.

Captured Shrike

Don't get your armor in a twist. What I know is that the statue business is lucrative. People heard we got the goods, we yank up the price. Sells better than blankets in winter.

From what I heard they get it from a guy who lives in one of the houses above the Hook Dock. I think it's the one closer to the big gate leading out of Lower Skylight.

You go there, you find the guy that crafts the statues. Unless someone gets their nose too close, then he'd spook. We move quick.

Player

You better not be lying.

Captured Shrike

Hey, I have been downright forthcoming. You're the one with the mysterious figurine questions.

Oh... um... before you go... you'll put in a good word with the Warden right? You know, like maybe this counterfeiter gets ten years, I get credit for half that? I'm trying to get you a bargain here.

Player

Uh-huh. We'll see.


Clear Phase 2

A note? "Location compromised, Seekers getting too close. Moving permanently to secondary location." Better go and question my informant again.


Clear Phase 3
Captured Shrike

Ey, it's woss-the-name, back again? What, the statues weren't enough? Need a plush toy to help you get to sleep at night, too?

Player

You lied to me.

Captured Shrike

What?! No! I wouldn't lie! You've probably made more bodies than the Avar plague! I know better than that!

Player

He's moved to a "secondary location".

Captured Shrike

Well, what did I tell you? You been sticking your nose around enough. The birds are gonna fly the coop.

Player

Where is it?

Captured Shrike

The secondary location? Skell, I'm a pickpocket, not a mastermind. I don't know that stuff.

Player

Guess I'll tell the Warden you're no further use.

Captured Shrike

Whoa, whoa, no need to kick below the belt. Wait.

I have no idea. But I know someone who might… if you stretch the definition of "know."

Kestrel sometimes sells poison—and I mean literal poison, not the happy poppy extracts that get Wolf's knickers all bunched. The real dead juice, get it?

She uses a lot of exotic materials to make people's tickers stop. Plants, but also metals and acids. Not all of it's illegal, mind. Most is just hard to find since the Gloomfall.

Now you talk to a craftsman, they'd need many of those same supplies to make jewelry or statuettes. Kestrel would know a supplier. And <italic>they</> might know where your guy is hiding.

Player

If you're lying...

Captured Shrike

I get it! It looks like I did you bad last time. But I'm trying, here! Ask Kestrel.

Oh... and... when she does help you... be a friend and tell the Warden, right? If I had a second chance, I'd turn things around. I promise!

Player

We'll see.


Clear Phase 5
Kestrel

Well, well. Look what the duskhunter dragged in. What brings you back to this little hut?

Player

I'm looking for Tonitora statues.

Kestrel

You follow the Thunder Queen? If that's what you want, love, I can certainly get you statues of Toni. We'll just have to settle on a price.

Player

I need <italic>lots</> of them.

Kestrel

Well, I... Hold a moment, love. You wouldn't be lying to me, would you? Because we're still only just getting to know one another, and I promise, that's not how you want to start our relationship.

Player

I... Well...

Kestrel

Tell me what's going on. What is it you actually want, Wayfinder?

Kestrel

See now, doesn't it feel better to tell the truth? I know the man you're looking for. And I can set you on the path to find him.

Player

Just like that? No cost or... quest?

Kestrel

Just like that. How's it look if someone gets a Toni statue from me and then realizes it's a fake? If Grus can't make a <italic>good</> forgery, that threatens <italic>my</> name.

He's bold, I'll give him that—hiding in Upper Skylight. You'll find him by the Pretty Penny, the abandoned club at Market Row. Be sure to give him my love, love.

Player

I will.


Clear Quest
The Counterfeiter

My word, a friend of Omen! Not my usual custom, but you've come to the right place. Name's Grus. Excuse the open-air style. We put our sweat in our products, not our accomodations.

Player

You got a statue of Tonitora the Thunder Queen?

The Counterfeiter

You want to be blessed with Tonitora's strength, yes? And who wouldn't, in these dangerous times? Yes, I have one of her idols... forged in the Imperial Arena and touched by her hands.

Player

That's what I want.

The Counterfeiter

Here it is, then. Beautiful, isn't it? The work of the finest Avar spellsmiths. And since the Fall, one of the last left in the world.

Player

The blue part dents. This is a counterfeit.

The Counterfeiter

What? No, I promise you. This is Avar workmanship, blessed by Tonitora herself. A rare relic of our fallen past, sure to keep you safe in the days ahead!

Player

And that box overflowing with them is...?

The Counterfeiter

Oh, that? Well... It's... So, it's...

Player

Looks like it's time to call the Watchers.

The Counterfeiter

No, wait! You don't understand. I've been supporting the Watchers. I have! I was a soldier before the Fall, before the Eldren and their damn caltrop-bombs wrecked my foot.

I sell the statues to Shrikes and Seekers alike. But I've been helping, too! Forging ammunition and donating supplies to the Watchers. You shut me down, everybody loses.

Surely we can find some middle ground! Just give me a moment to think.

Player

We'll see.

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