Going Undercover

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Street Rat

Going Undercover

1325 AE
Krytan Politics
Beggar's Burrow
Human tango icon 20px.png Human
Street Rat
Preceded by
Biography Street Rat.png The Apothecary
Followed by
Biography Street Rat.png The Rescue
Biography Street Rat.png The Greater Good

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Captain Logan Thackeray needs your help to infiltrate the bandits that prey on Shaemoor Valley. He has provided you with the location of their hideout and a disguise to help you move among them unnoticed.

— In-game description

While infiltrating the gang, you learned Two-Blade Pete's despicable plan. He's going to poison a well in the city's merchant district. Logan Thackeray needs to know about this right away.

— In-game description

Going Undercover is part of the personal story for human characters with the street rat background, and who have completed The Apothecary.


Going Undercover (Level 10)

The Seraph archer can point me to the bandit hideout.

  • Speak with the Seraph archer north of Shaemoor Garrison.

Infiltrate the bandit hideout to keep Quinn out of jail.

  • Infiltrate the bandit hideout.
  • Speak with Crusher Dan.
  • Kill the drakes infesting the cave pools.
  • Speak with Crusher Dan.
  • Place the bait on the stone outside the cavern.
  • Defeat Ol' Skabfin.
  • Speak with Crusher Dan.
  • Speak with Doc Howler.
  • Find and gather the wicked tangle plant.
  • Take the plant to Doc Howler.
  • Speak with Riot Alice.

Speak to Captain Thackeray in Divinity's Reach.

  • Meet Logan at Divinity's Reach office.
  • Speak with Logan.


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  1. After speaking to Crusher Dan, go kill all the drakes in and around the pool in the cavern.
  2. Speak to Crusher Dan again and he'll tell you to go back outside to kill a big skale. Look for a stone on which to place a bait. That will cause Ol' Skabfin the skale to come out of the lake.
  3. Go back to Crusher Dan and he will direct you to Doc Howler.
  4. Regardless of the conversation approach, you will be directed to head up the path into the Shaemoor graveyard to collect some herbs.
  5. Look for plants on the ground, there are three of them; one of them is the one Doc Howler wants. Watch out for the grubs - their poison can be dangerous if you engage more than 1 or 2 of them at once.
  6. Go back to Doc Howler and she will direct you to Riot Alice.
  7. Go through the conversation with her, agreeing with her in order to get information about their plan. Do not make her angry, or she will turn hostile and attack you.
  8. Once you're done, go back to the Seraph Headquarters and speak with Logan Thackeray.

At the end of this mission you have to make a choice: Save Quinn or Stop the gang from poisoning the wells.





Part 1[edit]

Talking to the Seraph Archer
Ah, <character name>. Captain Logan said I should expect you. The bandits you're looking for have a base nearby. You'll find it if you go down this hill and swim across the lake. Good luck!
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Thanks for your help.

Part 2[edit]

Cinematic upon entering the hideout disguised as a bandit and talking to Crusher Dan
Crusher Dan: Look what the skritt dragged in. Who are you?
<Character Name>: I'm new. Just got sprung and I'm eager to prove myself. Pete said to check around and make myself useful.
Crusher Dan: Good. There's plenty to be done. Just make sure you stay out of the way. And if nobody else has anything for you, check back with me. I'll put you to work.
Talking to Crusher Dan (Kill drakes).
Think, you’re tough enough for the gang? Y’think you can buddy up to ol’ Crusher Dan by strolling in, easy as you please?
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I'm tougher than three of you put together.
Oh really? Can you walk that talk? The river is full of drakes. If you’re so tough, clear ‘em out.
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And you’re gonna do what? Watch?
You got a problem with that? You’re the one with something to prove. Now get going!
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Fine, fine.
Talking to Crusher Dan (Kill pesky skale).
So you taught those drakes a thing or two. So what? They were a bunch of pushovers. I’m still not impressed.
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Give me another challenge, then. You got something stronger around here?
Maybe. There’s a skale we call Ol’Skabfin in the lake outside the cave. You kill that mean old cuss and you might earn my respect. Think you can manage it?
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I can do it, easy. How do I find this big skale?
Skale can’t resist fresh meat. Put some bait on the rocks outside the cave, and he’ll find you. Make sure you say your prayers first.
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When I come back, you’ll eat your words. Watch and see.
Talking to Crusher Dan (Good job, go see Doc Howler).
So Ol’Skabfin won’t be bothering anyone else? Ha! You’re good. I’m impressed.
Put any heist in front of me, and I’ll handle it. No matter how dangerous of difficult.
If you’re so impressed, why don’t you let me in on the details of the gang next job?
Well…don’t tell anyone else, but we’re headed to the big time. Smack dad inside Divinity’s Reach. That’s all I’ll say, but be ready. We leave soon.
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Now that’s bold. I can’t wait to be a part of the heist.
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Glad to hear it. Now how about telling me what’s next?
While in the hideout
Bandit Highwayman: It's almost time! I'm so excited. I've never done anything this important before.
Talking to Doc Howler (Get me a plant from the graveyard)
Careful! I’m doing delicate work here. If I squeeze the wrong seedpod, we’ll all be breathing aggressive pollen. Disaster! Side effects! Possible uncontrolled explosions!
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What is this stuff? What are you making?
What? You probably can’t tell a swamp lily from a fire poppy. Hah! Or a swamp lily from an ettin’s backside.
Take that tone again, and I’ll show you the back side of my hand.
I’d be lucky to have an expert like you teach me.
Fine. If it’s botany you seek, head up that ramp, all the way to the graveyard. Bring me a wicked tangle, and I’ll share my precious knowledge.
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I can do that. I’ll be back.
It’s not smart to judge a flower by its color.
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I was about to offer my assistance, but now….
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It's not that I don't know, it's that I don't care. Bye.
Talking to Doc Howler (Thanks, we're making a poison with it)
Did you bring me the wicked tangle?
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This spiny stuff?
Superb. Good thing you found it. Need it for the antidote. Two-Blade wanted extra-strong poisons, so the antidote has to be equivalent.
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Poison? Exactly how strong is this poisons?
Don’t worry. The gang’ll be fine with the antidote. Only the fine, upstanding Divinity’s Reach citizens will suffer.
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I’d better get out of your way.
Talking to one of the Bandit Guards on your way to get the plant
Slow down there, slick. We all want action, but it you cause a ruckus you'll end up floating in the river.
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What's the plan?
If you don't know, it ain't my place to say. Maybe you could guard while I go raid. If you really want to know, ask one of the higher ups. Me, I'm nobody.
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Who's in charge around here? Aside from Pete, I mean.
Pay attention, kid. Crusher Dan's the muscle. Riot Alice is the brains, and Doc Howler... well let's just say she makes potions and stuff.
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You don't seem terribly happy about standing guard.
Guard duty's never a barrel of laughs, especially before a big job. It's like I get hornets in my gut. You know what I mean?
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Yeah, I know. Keep up the good work.
Talking to Doc Howler again
Hey, look at that! A lot of people can't tell a pine tree from a porcupine. Good job, you.
Your work with these plants is amazing. Why are you wasting your time with these bandits instead of becoming a real apothecary?
I tried that once, but it didn't work out. You'd be amazed how finicky the Seraph are about licenses. One mistakenly poisoned beagle, and bam! You're done.
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Yeah. That's really picky, I guess. Talk to you later.
I can't believe you work with that guy Dan. He just called you a no good flower-sniffer.
He what? That musclebound skunk! The next time he goes swimming in the lake, I'll rub rashberry juice in his underwear. That'll teach him.
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I think that's a perfect revenge. Have fun.
Talking to Riot Alice
Allowing our nation to be run by an oligarchy invites tyranny and corruption. The queen's divine right, my eye.
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Yeah! The queen's always mucking things up.
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Explain what you mean.
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Where would we be without our queen?
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Let's continue this later.
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I like...
In your enlightened opinion, would Kryta be better served by a ruling body like the ministry or by disbanding all forms of authority?
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The ministry isn't so bad. They got me out of prison.
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Disband all ruling bodies! I'm my own authority.
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Let's continue this discussion later.
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The ministry...
Why should any one person or small group have so much power over the others? When we overthrow the government, the Krytan people will be free.
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You think anarchy is the answer?
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I like the sound of that. Sign me up.
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Let's continue this discussion later.
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Where would...
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You think...
You've obviously swallowed their propaganda. I don't have time to open your mind. Pay attention when the revolution comes, or it will run you over.
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Don't be angry. Explain it to me again?
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How about I open your mind with a sharp blow to the skull?
Wait! The bloated government is the enemy, not me! Anarchy is our only choice. Join me in arms after the Grenth's spoke mission, and we'll tear down the establishment.
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I need to think about it some more.
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Don't be angry...
Allowing our nation...
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Disband all...
Well said! I'll be proud to stand next to you at the well in Grenth's Spoke for Two-Blade Pete's plan.
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Grenth's Spoke you say? Good to know. Thanks.
Cinematic after talking to Riot Alice
Riot Alice: Wait a second. You look really familiar.
<Character Name>: I... yeah. I used to run with Pete a long time ago. I just got back. It's not like it used to be.
Riot Alice: Yeah, Pete's not the man I thought he was. He doesn't care about the struggle at all. Just gold.
<Character Name>: Why don't you get out? It's possible, if you want it bad enough.
Riot Alice: I've been thinking about it, believe me. Best not to talk here, though. Hey, stay out of trouble. Maybe I'll see you again.
Talking to Riot Alice again
Kryta's on the verge of a revolution. Not just a military one, but a revolution in the people's hearts. We're tired of being lied to. Tired of being led.
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What do you mean? What revolution?
Queen Jennah can't control the populace. They're begging for the truth and she won't give it to them. Eventually, they will rise up and force it from her.
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Have you always been this political?
My father was a playwright. My mother was from Lion's Arch. When she died, he brought me to Divinity's Reach. Dad was a brilliant writer, but no one would buy his plays. We barely had enough money to survive.
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What happened?
The collapse happened. I was out of the house, but I lost my father—his plays—everything. Why? The queen won't tell us. And the Shining Blade won't allow anyone close to the fissure. They're hiding something, and I won't rest until I find out what it is. For my father's sake.
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Thank you for telling me. I'll remember your story. Good-bye.

Part 3[edit]

Talking to Countess Anise before making your choice
Our clever friend has returned! Captain Thackeray and I are looking forward to your report.
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I have a lot to tell you both, my lady.
Talking to Logan starts with a cinematic, then offers a dialogue with choices
Starting cinematic:
<Character Name>: I found out what Two-Blade Pete is planning. He and his gang are going to poison the city well. While everyone's sick, they'll break into the shops and steal whatever they want.
Countess Anise: Devious. He's going to hurt a lot of innocent people: women...children. Pete has to be stopped.
Logan: It gets worse. My sources tell me Pete knows where Quinn is hiding. The gang thinks Quinn snitched about the apothecary job. Two-Blade Pete's a loose cannon. Your friend is in danger. You need to get Quinn out of there before he gets hurt.
Countess Anise: I disagree. You can't put one person's life over the well-being of the city.
Logan: One person or many. Think about it.
I know you're up against a difficult decision, but we haven't much time.
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Quinn's my friend, but I can't let innocents die. I have to think of the good of the many.
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I can't abandon a friend even if he's an idiot. I'm going to save Quinn.
Are you sure? Once you make a decision, you can't take it back.
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I'm sure.
I understand. I had friends once that I would have sacrificed a lot for, too. But that... was a long time ago. Good luck with Quinn. I'll see you soon.
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Thank you. I'll be back.
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I want to change my mind.
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I need to think about it some more. Give me a moment.
Talking to Logan again after choosing to save Quinn
I know how it felt for you to make that decision. Sometimes the path of a hero isn't a
clear as we'd like it to be.
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You do? How did you make up your mind?
In the end I had to follow my heart. Just like you.
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Thanks, Captain. It's good to know you understand.
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No choice is ever clear when you live on the streets. We just do the best we can and hope to survive.
You lived a hard life. Quinn's lucky to have a friend like you. Good luck.
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Thanks, Captain. I'll see you soon.
Talking to Anise after choosing to save Quinn
A difficult choice: your friend or the people of Divinity's Reach. Friendship or duty? I don't envy your having to make that decision. I hope Quinn is grateful.
Quinn's been my friend since childhood. On the streets, one good friend's worth a thousand indifferent connections. It's how I was raised—we rely on each other.
I understand. You have the luxury to do as you please, whereas I am bound by my duty to the queen. I wish you well, pet.
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Thank you, Countess.
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Whether he is or not, I can't change my decision.
Ah, understanding that shows true wisdom. You continue to impress me, pet.
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Thank you.
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I'm just doing what I think is best. That's all anyone can do.

My Story[edit]

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The Seraph archer told about a bandit cave down by the lake.

The gang didn't recognize the disguised me, which made it easy to infiltrate them. Eventually, I found out they plan to poison the city's water supply. I need to tell Captain Thackery about this.

I told Thackery that the bandits were planning to poison the water supply. I had to choose: go with him to stop the poisoners, or go save Quinn. It wasn't an easy decision.

My story


  • This was initially named "Gangland."