|Previous Quest||The Missing Magisters|
Strange Cargo is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II, Act II.
- Escort Higba safely out of Driftwood.
After initiating the Missing Magisters quest, Magister Carver will task 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.
Once he is safe, he will tell you that he suspects the cook at the tavern has something to do with 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.
Note: In the original release, it was possible to finish the quest instantly, by travelling to a Waypoint outside of town. This exploit has been removed in the definitive release. If you travel by Waypoint or by teleporter pyramid, Higba will remain behind.
Whilst escorting Higba, each time you run into magisters a choice will be avilable to you, either turn him in or defend him. If you decide to escort him out of town and you preemptively attack magisters before this dialogue box appears, as soon as you are victorious Higba immediately becomes hostile, forcing you to reload or kill him. This can be avoided by allowing each and every group of magisters to approach you and attempt to arrest him or clear out every magister in town before escorting him.