Stringing up sods
03.08.2011 @ 20:48 #1
So, I'm trying to do the hanging quest, I initially completed it by fist fighting everyone, but the elf and the thief die. I thought this was rather arbitrary, so reloaded a save and wandered around.
On the docks you can distract a guard blocking the top left entrance to the square. You use Aard on some crates. Which gives you access to the square.
However I'm stuck as to what to do from here. Your quest info states "Draw the guards away and beat up the executioner". If you walk within range of the scaffold the executioner opens the trap door on the elf. So perhaps she can't be saved. If I approach the front of the scaffold it goes into the 'beat up' method.
I've googled and looked at walkthroughs and it seems that everyone just uses the beat them up method. However now I've discovered this alternate strategy it will bug me unless I work it out!
03.08.2011 @ 23:58 #2
04.08.2011 @ 06:20 #3
All you avoid is the argument and beating up the guard. This isn't all that satisfying, because the peasant man and Margot have some good lines that you miss out on, and when Loredo shows up, the guard cringes and stammers like you beat him up anyway.
All desire to shirk,
Shall during off hours exhibit his powers
To Madame Tussaud's wax-work.
[G&S, "A more humane Mikado"]
05.08.2011 @ 05:23 #4
05.08.2011 @ 15:42 #5
10.08.2011 @ 14:20 #7
Every time I entered Flotsam Square a flock of crows would flee the bodies, so there :]