NEVERWINTER NIGHTS:  THE HENCHMEN QUESTS

 

By Lu Richardson

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I have received e-mails about the henchmen quests - people are having difficulties in locating their requested items, so I've knocked this up to help them out.  They are, of course, not important to the main quest - but if they enhance the game, so be it.

 

If at the beginning of the game you fork out and hire all of the henchmen and listen to their stories (dropping them immediately afterwards), and do it again every time you Level Up, then you can earn experience points by getting them whatever they ask at the end of their stories (you have to listen to them three times).  You are bound to come across the items anyway, so you might as well go to all that trouble.

 

 

CHAPTER I

 

Henchman

Requested Item

District

Location

Tomi

Official Document

Beggar's Nest

Bookshelf, at Thomas Wheelwright's

Daelan

Brooch

Docks

Chest on ship, SW

Sharwyn

Celestial Elixir

Peninsula

Alchemist's Apparatus, Tanglebrook Estate

Grimgnaw

Crested Silver Ring

Blacklake

Desk, last house in the corner before Barricades

Linu

Chalice

Blacklake

Cabinet, Meldanen Estate, room by the Dryad's prison

Broddyknock

Recipe for Leaven Bread

Beggar's Nest

On the corpse of Siril the Baker

 

 

CHAPTER II

 

Henchman

Requested Item

District

Location

Tomi

The Star of Calimshan

South Road,

Wanev's Tower

Chest, Guards' Room (bang gong outside to make them leave)

Daelan

Notched Axe

North Road,

Griffon's Inn

On Gorkan (he attacks automatically), Mutamin's Challenge, Level 3

Sharwyn

Nymph's Hair

Neverwinter Woods, Deep Woods

Armoire, SE room, Nymph's Home

Grimgnaw

Mummified Hand

North Road,

Graveyard

Chest, Arcane Brother's Tomb

Linu

Synthe's Journal

East Road

On a corpse, Trolls' Caves

Broddyknock

Prism Blossom Seeds

East Road

Crate before the first gate to Creator Ruins 1

 

 

CHAPTER III

 

At this point I should like to thank everyone who e-mailed me telling me that, if asked for a job, Husher Clay the Trader will request the Star Sapphire.

 

 

Henchman

Requested Item

District

Location

Tomi

Ashes of Running Wolf

Fort Ilkard

Urn, small room in the N, Elk Tribe Keep

Daelan

Uthgar Spear

Fort Ilkard

Zokan gives it to you when you cure the tribe, Elk Tribe Keep (or you can kill him if you are evil)

Sharwyn

Tamorlyn's Song

Fort Ilkard

Sarcophagus, room in the E, Creator Race Ruins, Present

Grimgnaw

Blessed Weapon (dagger)

Coldwood

Chest in the extreme SE corner, where you fight the orc chief

Linu

Volcanic Oak Seeds

Fort Ilkard, Ruins

To the S, in stones, centre of three pillars, fairly near the Cave entrance

Broddyknock

Dragon Scale

Moonwood, Spine of the World, SW Cave

In the rubble by dead dragon, SW of the cave

 

That's it. 

 

I have also been asked which is the best weapon in the game.  Being a Paladin, the best turned out to be a Greatsword + 3 enhanced with adamantine (or whatever it is called) at the smithy.  This of itself is not enough, though - if you want to do massive damage you have to wear items which increase your strength, even drink a potion of Bull's Strength; and also, increase this attribute every time you are allowed to during a Level Up.  This speeds up the battles no end.