A Generous Offer

Location Stonegarden
Suggested Level 12-13
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A Generous Offer is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Short description goes here.



Important NPCs



A Generous Offer Objectives

  1. Speak to Ryker about finding a mysterious stone tablet in the Blackpit mines.
  2. Travel to the Blackpits and make your way to the southeast corner near the coastline.
  3. Defeat quartermistress Anna to access the mines.
  4. Defeat the Magisters in the workshop and gain access to the Ancient Temple.
  5. Solve the puzzle and loot the stone tablet.
  6. Return to Ryker to either give him the tablet and acquire an additional source point (or skill book if maxed), resist and kill him, or both.


A Generous Offer Walkthrough

Note: This quest runs parallel to the quest Almira's Request as well as The Reluctant Servants. Both Almira and Ryker will want you to find the same tablet. To complete both safely, offer the tablet to Almira first. She won't actually take the tablet from you. (This was a bug that has since been fixed. If you are willing to kill Ryker, it is still possible to obtain the rewards from both quests: go to Ryker with the tablet, and have him fulfill his part of the deal first (so you get the reward of either a source point or skillbook). Then, refuse to give him the tablet. He will attack you, but you now still have the tablet to give to Almira.)

In a Mansion at Stonegarden, Ryker asks you to retrieve a special tablet for him, in exchange he will teach you the way of the source. The tablet is inside the blackpits caverns.

At Roost's room (in a sawmill), you find a contract, suggesting Ryker is a Lone Wolf assassin and tasked to kill all godwokens he encounters.

Travel to the Blackpits, at the southeast of Reaper's Coast, there are magisters guarding a gate blocking you from further exploration. If Reimond gives you the authority to assist the magisters, you can pass here without violence. Otherwise, you will have to fight your way through.

Inside the gate, you will see a white magister interrogating a sourcerer (apprentice of Hannag, require for quest On the Ropes ). You can opt to skip this intervention right now as the fight will eventually lead to large waves of oil voidwokens and fire voidwokens appearing.

On the other side of the harbor, Quartermistress Anna is guarding the Blackpit mine. Defeat her to get into that mine.

That mine is filled with traps and oil pipes, you can use crates to block the oil pipe and disarm the pipes. Or you can use Teleportation or Spread Your Wings to get through. (If you have teleporter pyramid, you can let one of your teammates get through first, then teleport the rest to him/her)

Deep inside, there's shrieker guarding the waypoint. Use the Purge or Source Vampirism skill to destroy it. (there is a corpse on a broken bridge nearby, if you teleport there you can pick a note and a key)

Note: If you keep the purging wand you acquired from Fort Joy, you can use it now to kill the shrieker. If not, you need to master source and complete the ritual in Powerful Awakening to learn the Source Vampirism skill. (there are about 8 ways to acquire the second source point, you can complete the ritual after you finished one of them. The source vampirism has very short range, you may need to use your teammates to distract them.)

Moving forward, you will see some Voidwokens fighting magisters at the excavation site. Defeat the Voidwokens, then you can persuade the magisters (if there is any of them left) you are just passing by, or you will have to kill the magisters as well. From one of the magister's body, you will find a key to a room nearby. Inside the room there is a hidden stone door, you need to get really close to discover it. Behind the stone door, there is a strange device that teaches you how to create a shapeshifter mask. (require one source point)

Leave the excavation site, venturing forth to the workshop, a group of magisters is here.  You need to defeat them and destroy the crumbling gate (use fire skills on the oil barrels) to open the path to Ancient Temple. Interact with the device in Ancient Temple to acquire more information.

In the heart of Ancient Temple there is a puzzle, there are seven shrines of seven gods, you need to activate them in the correct order. 

The riddles are:

"Our first lord babes with power glowed, our second's born in blood that flowed. Our third's young to the wind returned, our fourth's to glowing flames adjourn. Our fifth lord's cubs with minds were blessed, our sixth's had brawn beyond the rest. Our seventh's brood spread from earth to glen, and thus no king shall rise again."

The key to the puzzle is within a book on a corpse within the Ancient Temple chamber. It will say on the second page that each god is a representation of an element or power:

Tir Cendelius-Blood
Zorl Stissa-Fire

The correct order is: Amadia, Tir, Duna, Zorl, Xantessa, Vrogir, and finally Rhalic.

After you hit all the pillars in the correct order, the force field will drop. The item you need is in one of the boxes next to the sarcophagus, loot it and bring it back to Ryker. Touching the sarcophagus eventually leads to a difficult fight with the Eternal (recommended level 13+). You can always return to the Ancient Temple later to open the sarcophagus if you want to finish the questline with Ryker first.

Return to Ryker's mansion, and go to his private chamber through this hatch. Before you talk to Ryker, save.

Warning: Ryker will take your Swornbreaker Schematic away if you simply give the tablet to him, which may cause issues later on with the Swornbreaker recipe. To avoid this, tell Ryker to uphold his end of the bargain first. He will perform the ritual to give you more Source, and will commence the inevitable fight without taking away your Schematic. You will still receive the same quest reward and experience this way.

Tip: If you kill Ryker, his servants die with him as well.

Secret: The door at the beginning of this area that doesn't have a keyhole can be opened by a lever left of the mirror that's near Ryker.

After you've killed Ryker, head back outside and look for Gravekeeper Farimah to complete her quest as well (The Reluctant Servants) for a bonus reward.



Tips & Tricks

  • As this quest runs parallel to The Midnight Oil and On the Ropes, it is useful to first speak with Hannag and learn about her student, Gwydian before entering the area in the Blackpits. All three quests can be completed together if you are level 13-14.
  • Casting spirit vision during the fight with Ryker will let you see the souls of his bodyguards, allowing you to instantly kill them by using Source Vampirism.
  • To make the battle versus "The Eternal" easier, unchain one of your characters and get down to open the sarcophagus while the rest of your party remain above, then teleport your separated character over when the dialogue occur to get equal ground with her.
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    • Anonymous

      31 Aug 2019 15:38  

      for those asking why Quartermistress Anna is missing here is what i observed. She flees towards the cave as soon as the oil blob voidwokens appear and is gone from the game forever. The oil blob voidwokens appear as soon as Gwydian casts a strong spell (chain lightning).

      • Anonymous

        14 Jun 2019 10:08  

        Pathetic fight. Worst fight in the whole game. Not fun at all, you keep skipping turns until you just burst him down.

        • 11 May 2019 22:03  

          Ryker attacks you automatically even if you give him the tablet, then you can get it back from his corpse. The guide seems to imply there is a path where ryker takes the tablet and doesnt fight you, am I missing something or is this outdated?

          • Anonymous

            20 Feb 2019 15:25  

            In order to make the combat easier, there is a bug: If you are talking to Ryker and you attack with another character the servants, they engage into combat but not him. So you can kill the others, and then focus on him.

            • Anonymous

              09 Jan 2019 13:33  

              To get by the shrieker in the mine I teleported a character to the platform that has the skeleton with the letter and used teleport again to move a character to the rails next to the shrieker. I went stealth mode and got behind the shrieker where I used vampire purge. Yes, you need two characters with the ability to teleport. One of my characters had a glove that allowed me to teleport and the other character had the spell memorized.

              • Anonymous

                11 Sep 2018 23:33  

                A way to cheese Ryker - in his basement, teleport him onto his trap to his left, it's poison. Wait about 5 minutes, and he'll die. What I did was wait til he was about 50hp, spoke to him for his reward, waited until he says "shame it has to end this way", moved two party members away, and when the battle began I used marksman's fang on him. One shotted him. While I had him in conversation, I also source vamp'ed his servants' ghosts

                • Anonymous

                  07 Sep 2018 23:54  

                  Since I could not find any information regarding the matter: If you refuse all the source points, Malady will recall you to the ship (as if you had completed it). She will then tell you that you are stupid and perform some kind of ritual (which I think is a "breaking the 4th wall joke") to let you progress game regardless. Going back to Meistr Siva does nothing (nothing new unlocked), so I assume that you will simply continue on with the game with only 1 source point.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Mar 2018 06:33  

                    So with my honour run lone wolf party setup of an Aero+Hydro+Poly Beast and Summoner+Geo+Poly Fane this looked like a daunting fight, considering shes resistant to air and water, then decides to drink a fire and earth resist potion, meanwhile those wolves hit like trucks, but aha there was my answer. The wolves have nearly zero magic armor and low resistances. Remove the armor with an AoE and love grenade/charm away those wolves for an easy fight. She froze a couple to remove the charm from them herself but overall thats not really the worst turn you have a boss take.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Dec 2017 01:06  

                      If you draw your weapon (press tab) before you open the sarcophagus (Eternal), Eternal refuse to talk to you. So you can get in position with all characters before the fight starts.

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Dec 2017 16:20  

                        There is another tip to defeat the shrieker in the cave. Go into sneak mode. Go close to the shrieker as you can. Jump behind shrieker using "Cloak And Dagger" (this skill does not break sneaking). When you are behind the shrieker, cast "Source Vampirism" on him. Voila! Done.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Nov 2017 22:02  

                          For those not wanting to spoil the fun of figuring the puzzle out there is a correction:

                          CORRECTION: The book you need read titled "Tales Of the Seven Gods" Is in fact in the WORKSHOP.

                          • Anonymous

                            26 Oct 2017 06:14  

                            The dialogue says a silent watcher handed me a piece of paper when I entered Ryker's room, but there's nothing in my inventory

                            • Anonymous

                              25 Oct 2017 02:44  

                              Ha cant believe this actually worked - To get the best outcome in terms of loot,and exp. You can pickpocket the tablet from him if you give it to him.
                              >> Rewards Pink loot
                              >> You keep the Ancient Stone tablet (for later quest)

                              Step 1) teleport him up the stairs and then apologize
                              Step 2) have your + Thievery character take it back when he performs the ritual

                              Important you will need this item to save a succubus later : )

                              • Anonymous

                                20 Oct 2017 00:53  

                                You dont have to open the Sarcophagus to get the tablet. Its in an energy chest to the left of it. Just open the chests and teleport to the graveyard and go back at a higher level to kill eternal.

                                • Anonymous

                                  18 Oct 2017 11:39  

                                  Eternal fight is easier if you walk to exit of temple instead and also teleport your character talking to the exit too. Then once talk is done you're not in fight. You can kill eternal anytime later or immediately being on stairs and depends on your party. A bit of cheese.

                                  To have source vampirism you need to talk to have saved Gwydian first and talked and helped Hannag in west woods then. It all depends on order of quests you complete so your milage may vary. This game is very open so every new playthrough you can end up discovering completely different plot lines by making tiniest deviations from what you've done before.

                                  I came here to see if there's anything good in not letting Ryker teach you, but it seems this game awards you for getting power like Brakkus Rex at cost of others and without it you will be at a it of disadvantage.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    15 Oct 2017 05:01  

                                    Im so confused, how can you get Source Vampirism before doing this quest? Ryker won't teach you until you get the tablet?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      12 Oct 2017 03:25  

                                      I didn't have any Quartermistress Anna where she's supposed to be (At the entrance of the mines), where could she be exactly if not there ? Inside the mines ? Or did I kill her some place else ? Can she be outside somewhere else ?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        27 Sep 2017 15:36  

                                        So Ryker want the schematic of Swornbreaker so he can be free from the Black Ring but also gives you the schematic of Swornbreaker to you if you complete his quest? What?

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