|Previous Quest||The Missing Magisters|
Strange Cargo is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II, Act II.
- Help extract Higba safely out of Driftwood.
After initiating the Missing Magisters quest, Magister Carver will tell you to find Higba, the primary suspect of the missing Magisters. You will find him hiding in a fish barrel in a storage room at the fishery.
If you talk to Higba, he will plead for you to help him escape Driftwood. The Magisters are on a manhunt for him due to his involvement with explosives, the primary reason for the suspicions directed towards him.
If you decide to help him escape, you need to escort him outside Driftwood without been caught by the Magisters. You can use your mini-map to track where the Magisters are, and use the sneaking ability to escape.
An easy method is to lead him to the west side of the port and use the Teleport skill to send him to the other side of the river. After doing so, he will re-enter his barrel. Speak to it for an Acid Spores Scroll and some other rewards, one of which is a Rune.
Alternatively, you can simply use an instant waypoint to teleport elsewhere, such as the Lady Vengeance. Higba will teleport with you if you do so, and you can complete the quest in seconds this way. If you use this method, you will need to leave the Lady Vengeance to have the quest close. (This method is obviously a cheat, but Larian seems to have overlooked it. It is however fixed in the definitive edition, he no longer follows the player when using a waypoint.)
In any case, he will tell you that he suspects the cook at the tavern is related to the missing Magisters, and the quest will be closed.
Alternatively, the other choice is to turn him in to a Magister. This will result in you having to fight and kill him.