A Danger to Herself and Others

Gregorius Swann
Location Reaper's Coast
Suggested Level 12
Next Quest None
Previous Quest None

A Danger to Herself and Others is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. In your travels, you meet a physician beside himself with worry over a recent patient. It turns out that the patient is afflicted with some sort of sickness. Will you be able to help her?



Important NPCs

  • Natalie Bromhead
  • Gregorius Swann



A Danger to Herself and Others Objectives

  1. Meet the healer Gregorius Swann near the Stonegarden Cemetery.
  2. Convince him to let your party into his house to see the patient.
  3. Enter the cellar.
  4. Cure the woman. (choice)
  5. Kill the woman. (choice)



A Danger to Herself and Others Walkthrough

Northeast of Stonegarden Cemetery, you will come across a healer's home. Persuade him to tell you about his troubles and let you into his house to cure an afflicted Sourcerer.

Follow the healer into the cellar, and from here, you will have 2 options: kill her or cure her. If you approach her with a non-Scholar character, there will be no option to cure her and the only recourse is to kill all the enemies that appear. If you approach her with a [SCHOLAR] character, however, you can point out that she is suffering from a trepanation wound, and the healer will ask you not to kill her during the ensuing fight so he can attempt to cure her. In any case, both ways will lead to the sourcerer and attacking you, summoning 4 enemies that will join her in the fight (they are labelled as Natalie's Anguish, Natalie's Fury, Natalie's Despair, and Natalie's Fear)

In the ensuing fight, you will face off with 4 Natalie emotion monsters and Natalie herself. Each will award 10775XP (2700 in Definitive) when killed. If you choose to cure her, you will have to weaken her by dropping her to low health. The moment you weaken her, however, all emotions despawn. Thus, for maximum XP gain, it is crucial to kill off all 4 emotions before weakening her.

After you successfully weaken her, you will engage in dialogue to begin the surgery. In order to ensure she doesn't die from surgery, you will need to start the operation as soon as possible. Note that there is a hidden stat check for Intelligence and Finesse required to successfully perform the surgery. It is quite low, however, so simply casting Clear Mind on any character with base stats of 10 should be enough to clear the check. Afterwards, pick the dialogue options:

"Ask Swann to help keep her steady."
"Select a pair of delicate tweezers and gently try to remove the maggot"
and finally "Slowly close up the wound".

You will successfully cure her and receive 13450XP for your troubles. Speak to Gregorius Swann to obtain 50 Attitude, and an epic-quality reward of your choice. He will also be available as a healer and trader from now onwards (his healing spell will damage Undead though). The quest is complete at this point.

If she doesn't survive from surgery, you gain no XP and you will lose attitude points with Swann. The quest will be complete, as if you killed her yourself (except you receive no XP from killing her compared to if you went with the "kill her" route in the beginning).

If you choose to kill her, simply finish off all enemies and the quest is complete.




  • 5800XP for persuading the healer to let you into his home.
  • 10775XP for killing each Natalie emotion and Natalie herself, for a total of 53,875XP if you decide to go for the "Kill her" route.
  • 10775XP for killing each Natalie emotion (2700 in Definitive) and 13450XP for curing Natalie, for a total of 56,550XP if you go for the "Cure her" route.
  • Gregorius Swann will be available as a healer and trader, along with +50 Attitude and an Epic reward of your choice if you successfully manage to cure her.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use a [SCHOLAR] character to persuade Gregorius Swann to let you help
  • Use a [SCHOLAR] character when approaching Natalie Bromhead to allow curing her.

    • Anonymous

      25 Aug 2019 17:56  

      Surgery part is a pain in the ass. Ended up casting and encourage and peace of mind on the surgeon and used the options above.

      • Anonymous

        30 Jul 2019 18:24  

        ye i thought something is wrong... my tank (Best) talked with her since he was in front and he's not a scholar

        • Anonymous

          23 Jan 2019 23:49  

          a few fixes for issues i had: -do not break in to the house and start the fight early -there are TWO scholar checks, one outside, and one in the cellar, make sure your scholar chalacter walks towards natalie, if this is not your main character. a general combat note, the emotions cant use ladders, teleport them onto the ledge on the left side of the room and they cant get down, use an archer or a mage to pick them off.

          • Anonymous

            05 Dec 2018 17:44  

            To keep her from dying during the fight, I cast "Living on the Edge" on her, then one shot her.Turns out I poisoned her without noticing, and after successfully completing the surgery and finishing the mission, "Living on the Edge" wore off and the poison killed her. WOOPS

            • Anonymous

              15 Sep 2018 21:59  

              I highly recommend casting Restoration or First Aid on Natalie before attempting (or during, with another character) the surgery. She died on every attempt unless I restored her to full health.

              • Anonymous

                01 Aug 2018 01:34  

                If you have a ranger in your party and some teleport options, line up the emotions and use Marksman's Fang on them. Because the emotions have high shield and low hp, it should one shot all of them.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Jul 2018 15:35  

                  There's a bug where if you simply approach her (without directly clicking on her) there is no scholar dialogue option, and thus no way to not kill her and save her.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jul 2018 00:30  

                    I killed every emotion while trying to save her, and then accidentally one shotted her because my shield was too strong.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Apr 2018 06:21  

                      if you don't have a scholar and end up killing her then you can visit her spirit in stonegarden at X:578 Y:160

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Mar 2018 13:15  

                        Failed every time using the above guide

                        I instead had Swann hold her steady, use tweezers. and slowly close wound to be successful

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Feb 2018 23:28  

                          I chose to close up the wounds quickly because she was bleeding and was fading - so one would think taking my time with closing it up would be a bad thing BUT NO, I ended up redoing the last hour again since the autosave is*****ty too. this slow-fast thing is ridiculous since they are totally subjective, careful or careless would have been more adequate.

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Jan 2018 09:12  

                            Gregorious Swann is the best potion vendor in Act 2, since he sells stat potions along with the physical armor and magic armor potions.

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Jan 2018 23:19  

                              Failed about 20 times using different ways and preparations, while I didn't select my intelligence player (Lohse for me).
                              -Heal her.
                              -Start operation
                              -Ask Swann to hold here
                              -Do the rest gently and slowly.
                              Worked for me with the first try.

                              • Anonymous

                                02 Jan 2018 18:10  

                                Each time you pick something wrong, you damage her. Depending on health she can die from the wrong choice. That's why there are so many different answers here. It's not an always fail, if you pick wrong thing.
                                Best thing to do is just heal her after she's been subdued and follow the choices the wiki says.

                                I don't know if different attacks have a better chance of knocking her out, but once all the emotions are killed my rogue back stabbed her once and that ended the fight. Knockdowns also give a msg about her being too strong. I assume if she's low health and you KD her the fight will end.

                                • Anonymous

                                  30 Dec 2017 00:18  

                                  Kill her monsters before attacking her directly. Then do the surgery and you’ll be successful. If you attack her first you will kill her.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    29 Dec 2017 22:34  

                                    I don't know if some people are trolling or not...No need for int peace of mind or any attribute....
                                    .Simply ...Heal Her before the operation...
                                    Have Sven to hold her..
                                    Then do the operation....
                                    I usually choose Gently remove and Slowly close wound....Havent tried the other options but my guess is that she takes damage from wrong options...So if you dont heal her she dies.
                                    You need to approach her with a Scholar character before the fight.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      19 Nov 2017 18:17  

                                      For some reason my successful operation was a bit different:
                                      1. "Slice back her scalp and set to work on her skull with a bone saw"
                                      2. "Select a pair of delicate tweezers and gently try to remove the maggot"
                                      3. "Slowly close up the wound"

                                      • Anonymous

                                        08 Nov 2017 01:34  

                                        Completed the surgery with my tank. Not much in Intelligent or finesse at all. Following the guide killed her. So I had Swann hold her down first (this skips the first stage) then followed the guide accordingly.

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