'The sons of Erlingr Thorgislsson attacked your feast. His family poses a serious threat to your rule.'
Cleaning House is a storyline quest which activates immediately after Something To Prove. The objective is to travel to the Erlingr's Farm to exact your revenge upon them, whether mercilessly or with mercy.
Upon arriving at the farm and talking with Erlingr, you will be asked to make a choice. Sparing them, exile, or death.
Sparing the lives of the family and farmhands may seem like the best choice, but it'll show you as being weak to the Hird.
You will lose 5 power and 10 reputation among your clansmen if you choose this route.
If you choose to exile him, you will have the option of using a rank 2 Diplomacy option or a Hard Sense check. If you choose the Diplomacy option, the women will be allowed to stay, preventing you from giving the farm to the Rats during Kill the Rats.
Choosing this route leads to no gain/loss in power or reputation.
If you choose to fight them (or if you try to exile them but fail the Hard Sense check), you will be in for a fairly long battle, but it shouldn't pose too much of a problem at this early stage of the game. If you mentioned the exile before attacking, the women won't join the fight.
If you use the Finesse choice, your honourable followers will lose morale, while your cunning followers will gain it and the battle will start.
If Erlingr survives the fight, you can choose to kill him or exile the entire family.
If you kill Erlingr and the women didn't join the battle, you have the option to let the women stay or exile them.
Regardless of your final choice, you will gain 10 reputation with clansmen if you actually start a fight with the Erlingr's family.
- 5 Skill Points
- Possible loss/gain of 10 Clansmen reputation.
- A fairly good shield and 'spear' among the loot on the farm.
- Unlocks the quest The Northmen's Raid.
Exiling the entire family or killing everyone will unlock an option to move some kids, The Rats, onto the farm in a later quest.