'One of Erlingr's thralls used to be a bandit. He's told you where he hid his stash before he was caught, in the hope that you'll bring back a bear claw trinket that used to belong to his wife.'
Old Debts is a sidequest that can be started by talking to the thrall on Erlingr's Farm, to the south west corner of the map. He'll ask you to retrieve a trinket that he hid before being captured. During the dialogue, you can take him as a thrall (gaining morale with your greedy followers) or tell him he’s a free man (losing morale with your greedy followers), but only at the following conditions:
- You have to speak to him for the first time after you’ve dealt with Erlingr, but before leaving the map.
- Erlingr must be dead or exiled.
The stash in question can be found down a well in Skjern Forest, accessible after you start the quest Preparations: The Longship. However, be prepared for battle, as a group of bandits will cut you off from escape and either force you to hand over the goods or to fight. If you select “All I need is this trinket...” you can try to take out the leader before the fight with a hard strength check or a hard finesse check.
Once they're dealt with, return to the thrall on Erlingr's farm and give him the bear claw trinket to complete this quest.
- 3 Skill Points
- The contents of the stash