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A Raw Deal

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A Raw Deal

1335 AE / 1845 CC
End of Dragons
What Lies Beneath
Soojung Heights
(New Kaineng City)
Preceded by
The Cycle, Reborn
Followed by
On the Case

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Loading screen called "A Raw Deal: Red Duck Tea House"

A Raw Deal is the first story step of What Lies Beneath.


  • Read the message from Rama.
Attend Rama's party.



Read your mail to start the chapter.

Optionally, head back to your racial capital city to buy a present for Rama (locations listed below under the Pleasant Present achievement.). Go to the Red Duck Tea House and enter the instance. An easy way to reach the tea house is to take a Jade Tech Teleporter to Soojung Heights. Give Rama his present (if applicable), then chat with Rama and Gorrik or sample the party foods to fill the event bar. Interacting with (sampling not necessary) all the food will complete the Don't Mind if I do! achievement. When the bar is full, Taimi will call with a message. Listen to her call, take a look at the paperwork Gorrik has prepared, and listen to the rest of the conversation. After the conversation is done, you can talk to Rama and Gorrik again, finish the "Don't Mind If I Do" or "Party Animal" achievements, or simply exit the instance.


A Raw Deal Delve into the Haze 1Achievement points
Meet with Rama and Gorrik.Journal: A Raw Deal Completed A Raw Deal 1Achievement points
  • Complete the story mission.
Don't Mind If I Do! Delve into the Haze 1Achievement points
Eat all of the food possible at Rama's party.Rama ordered all that food... Would be a shame to let it go to waste! Ate 8 Foods 1Achievement points
  • Sample all the different foods at the party. You just have to interact with each type of food/drink, not actually consume it (advance the progression bar).
  • Achievement qualification may be tracked via the Achievement effect.png Achievement Eligibility: Don't Mind If I Do! effect.
File:Party Animal map.jpg
Party Animal overview map
This achievement requires at least one completed objective to become visible. Party Animal Delve into the Haze 0Achievement points
Pet all the animals at the Red Duck Teahouse. Petted 1 Animal 0Achievement points
Petted 6 Animals 0Achievement points

Completing this achievement requires petting all six of the cats located throughout the Red Duck Tea House.

# Location Hint
1 Party Animal location 01.jpg Wandering around the ground floor
2 Party Animal location 02.jpg In the dining room, sitting on a stool near the steps down to the kitchen
3 Party Animal location 03.jpg In the eastern hallway near the kitchen, to the left of the sweeping Worker
4 Party Animal location 04.jpg On the second floor, on the balcony that wraps around to the right
5 Party Animal location 05.jpg On the third floor, sitting on the edge overlooking the entrance. (slightly north)
6 Party Animal location 06.jpg On a southern roof. Accessible from the second floor, follow the balcony all the way to the south, then jump up on the roof overlooking the harbor
This achievement requires at least one completed objective to become visible. Pleasant Present Delve into the Haze 0Achievement points
Bring Rama a gift for the gathering. Brought Rama a Gift 0Achievement points
  • During the first opportunity, gift Rama one of the following items, based on your character's race.
  • These items can only be purchased if at least one character on the account has completed the End of Dragons story.
Race Item Merchant Nearby objective
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura Bottle of Experimental Ooze Booze.pngBottle of Peacemaker Pilsner Barkeep Plikter Waypoint (map icon).png Apprentice Waypoint
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Flask of Blood Whiskey.pngBottle of Ironbrew Barkeep Gallowknot Waypoint (map icon).png Factorium Waypoint
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Bottle of Divinity Reserve.pngBottle of Divinity Reserve Bartender Point of interest (map icon).png Maiden's Whisper
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Jug of Friesson's Ale.pngCask of Shiverpeak Stout Gudrin Waypoint (map icon).png Hero's Compass Waypoint
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Jug of Fernhound Mead.pngJug of Fernhound Mead Beoir Point of interest (map icon).png Starbower Nursery


Jade Mechs (random mech at the entrance)




Detective Rama

You're Invited

Hey, friends,

Enjoying the peace and quiet lately? Me neither. What in the world do people DO?

If you've been missing my company lately (you know who you are!), meet me at the Red Duck Tea House for food and drinks. I already ordered lots of sushi. And some good food, too.


PS: Sorry for the generic invite, but there are a lot of you, and paperwork isn't my thing anymore—I'm retired.

At the Red Duck Tea House
Gorrik: ...haven't seen Marjory in weeks. She's up to her cochleas in event planning. Did you invite Captain Min?
Detective Rama: (sighs) Yes. What about Taimi?
Gorrik: I'm not sure. She's been busy researching with Lady Joon. Biomechetronics, alternative energies... Fascinating tech!
Gorrik: Commander, glad you made it! You look...exhausted.
<Character name>: So what's all this about?
Gorrik: Wait, are you getting engaged, Rama?
Detective Rama: Yeah. Surprise. I'm getting married. To that sushi roll.
Gorrik: But you don't like sushi. Is that heart shaped?
Detective Rama: You should be a detective. Now, please, eat. I sure don't want it.
Catching up with Rama
Great to see you. Glad you showed up, at least.
Talk give option tango.png I brought you something from home as a thank-you for planning this. (If you have collected a gift for Rama)
You got this...for me? Thank you, Commander.
Talk end option tango.png You're welcome.
Talk more option tango.png Hoping for a bigger turnout?
Detective Rama: There's some folks I wished were here. But people are busy. Cleaning up. Traveling. Running a government agency. I get it.
Talk end option tango.png See you later, Rama.
Catching up with Gorrik
Great to see you, Commander. Quite a party, isn't it?
Talk more option tango.png How's Taimi?
Gorrik: Joon keeps her quite busy—and she wouldn't have it any other way! Though I do wish she'd take more breaks...
Talk end option tango.png Talk to you later, Gorrik.
Interacting with an Appetizer or the Heart-Shaped Sushi
A variety of delectable appetizers are set on the table for Rama's guests.
Talk quest option tango.png This looks tasty. I'll take some.
Talk end option tango.png I think I'll pass.
Interacting with a Tea
A variety of high-quality tea blends sit on the table for Rama's guests.
Talk quest option tango.png I could go for a drink. I'll take one.
Talk end option tango.png I think I'll pass.
Proceeding with the party
Gorrik: Speaking of the detective agency— Oh, it's Taimi!
Gorrik: I'm putting you on broadcast. I'm at Rama's party. With the commander. And Rama.
Taimi: Oh. Right, right. Sorry I couldn't make it.
Taimi: So...listen to this: Yao told Joon that the Jade Brotherhood discovered some super high-powered jade deep in a mine.
Taimi: But... Yao told ME Chul-Moo said something strange is going on. Aggressive creatures. Missing Brotherhood. Sounds like—
Gorrik: An opportunity!
Taimi: I was gonna say "a problem," but—
Yao: It IS a problem. A disturbing one. I'm going to check it out. Who are you talking to? Is that Gorrik—
Gorrik: Okay, talk to you later, Taimi. THIS IS IT! WE'RE DOING THIS! The Friends Detectives—
Detective Rama: Wait, wait. You can't just DECIDE you're a detective agency. This is Cantha. There's paperwork.
Gorrik: I filed the application weeks ago. Copies are on the table. Look.
On inspecting the Application Forms
MIS Application Acceptance Form 10-B

Primary Applicant Name: Gorrik

Secondary Applicant Name: Rama

Company Name: The Friends Detective Agency

The Ministry of Investigatory Services hereby grants the Friends Detective Agency, a Dually Recognized Partnership, authority to perform all duties, functions, and obligations pertaining to the operation and administration of a private investigation agency, subject to the laws, rules, and regulations set forth in MIS Private Investigation Agency Laws, Rules, and Regulations Code 512-PIA (attached)

<Character name>: "The Ministry of Investigatory Services hereby grants the Friends Detective Agency, a Dually Recognized Partnership..."
Detective Rama: But nobody's hired us to do anything. Who'll pay us? And that name is terrible!
Gorrik: We can discuss the name later. More importantly, we need to build a reputation.
Gorrik: Besides, if there's a new power source, shouldn't we know about it?
Gorrik: Or do you think we can trust the Brotherhood to do the right thing?
Gorrik: And what if Yao gets into trouble? We can help! Right, Commander?
<Character name>: (sighs) You're not wrong.
Gorrik: Think of the exposure! I can lead the investigation. With your input, of course. We'll have cases pouring in in no time!
Detective Rama: (sighs) Well, this party is a complete bust. Let's head to the mine. Take some food with you. It's paid for.
Speaking to Rama
Hey, Commander. Glad you made it.
(If you didn't catch up with Rama earlier, the two dialogue options above will also be available here)
Talk more option tango.png How do you feel about this detective agency idea?
Detective Rama: I don't know. Part of me thinks I should just take a vacation. Other part of me thinks I'd just get bored. So...why not?
Talk more option tango.png What do you think about Gorrik being a detective?
Detective Rama: Well, Marjory vouches for him. And he's a smart guy—
Gorrik: Thank you, Rama! I'm certain we'll—
Detective Rama: But book smarts aren't everything. Guess we're gonna find out if I can coach him up... I will say this: he's persistent.
Talk more option tango.png What do you think of Yao?
Detective Rama: Resourceful. Ambitious. Though I get the impression they've got a lot goin' on. Not so sure about the company they keep.
Detective Rama: Uh, sorry, I don't mean you.
Talk more option tango.png Any concerns about helping the Brotherhood?
Detective Rama: Don't trust them one bit. Especially Chul-Moo. He only joined the fight when it meant survival for him and his own.
Talk end option tango.png Talk to you later, Rama.
Speaking to Gorrik
That was exciting, wasn't it?
(If you didn't catch up with Gorrik earlier, the dialogue option above will also be available here)
Talk more option tango.png Seems like the agency is coming together.
Gorrik: Just waiting on the actual license, then we'll officially be in business! I do sense some reluctance on Rama's part—
Detective Rama: (coughs) Terrible idea.
Gorrik: —but I'm convinced that once we begin our investigation, he'll come around.
Gorrik: Marjory hasn't responded to my daily updates—I believe she has other priorities at the moment. Understandably.
Gorrik: I will contact Ivan if we have need of a ship. Or a cat sitter. But Rama and I can handle things for the foreseeable future.
Talk more option tango.png You're spearheading things for the agency? Gunning for lead detective?
Gorrik: I wouldn't say that, necessarily. This is an agency comprised of friends!
Gorrik: But I've worked alongside a number of impressive leaders, yourself included. And, well, I'd like to try my hand at it!
Talk more option tango.png First Jory, and now you get to learn the tricks of the trade from Rama?
Gorrik: Yes! Though he's been a bit distracted.
Detective Rama: Uh-huh. Hey, is she here yet?
Gorrik: This investigation should provide an opportunity for Rama to focus and for me to observe and learn.
Talk end option tango.png Talk to you later, Gorrik.
Speaking to the Waiter
What can I do for you?
Talk more option tango.png's business?
Waiter: People feast when they're happy. Gorge themselves when they're sad. When life seems unpredictable, they eat their fears.
Waiter: We're extremely busy these days.
Talk more option tango.png How long have they been here?
Waiter: The talkative one arrived a short time ago. The handsome one has been here for some time. Seems a bit nervous.
Talk more option tango.png What's with the heart-shaped sushi?
Waiter: Ah, yes. A special order, requested it be just so. Exquisite work by our chef, though the gentleman refused to taste it.
Talk end option tango.png Nothing. Sorry to bother you.

My story[edit]

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I'd been laying low in an attempt to recuperate—physically and mentally—from...everything. It's been difficult to wrap my mind around the fact that the dragon cycle is finished. Years of war finally at an end... I've been too tired to clearly think it all through, too tired to even celebrate much since seeing everyone at Kas and Jory's engagement party. Maybe it's because the cycle's end doesn't mean there aren't plenty of problems to solve and battles to fight—Cantha's dwindling energy resources being one of many in this region alone. Not to mention a host of ongoing conflicts back in central Tyria and Elona.

I needed to take my mind off it all. Recharge. So despite still feeling exhausted, I accepted an invitation to the Red Duck Tea House for a party hosted by the recently retired Detective Rama.

Gorrik and I ended up being Rama's only guests. Three people, all that food...and Rama doesn't even eat sushi!

We chatted a bit, though Rama was preoccupied with one eye on the door—hoping for the arrival of an important guest, it seemed—and Gorrik was working on a mouthful of sushi just as Taimi called with some intriguing information.

Joon's protégé Yao uncovered that the Jade Brotherhood had discovered a form of high-powered jade during their mining operation in Gyala Depths in the Jade Sea. And the Brotherhood's leader, Park Chul-Moo, apparently informed Yao that some miners were missing while others were acting strangely aggressive.

The second he heard about missing persons and strange happenings, Gorrik excitedly went on the offensive, shooting down excuse after feeble excuse from Rama—this was going to be the first case for the Friends Detective Agency! The paperwork was already done, "terrible name" notwithstanding, and Gorrik was determined to turn the fledging agency into a full-blown operation.

Next thing we knew, Rama's party—and his retirement—were over, and we were on our way to investigate the Jade Brotherhood mining operation at Gyala Delve.

My story


  1. ^ These will only appear prior to the story. If you have progressed past a certain point the vendors will not sell these. Switching to another chapter in the Story Journal and back to What Lies Beneath will make the optional objective appear again and allow the item to be bought.
  2. ^ This objective only appears if at least one character on the account has completed the End of Dragons story.