The Collar


Location Fort Joy
Suggested Level 2+

The Collar is a main Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II

This is one of the main quests automatically acquired at the beginning of the game.

Important NPCs



  1. Find someone that may help in removing the Source Collar
  2. Remove the Source Collars, allowing that characters to equip amulets
    1. Convince Nebora to remove the Source Collar of the main character
    2. Convince Leya to remove the Source Collar of all characters



Method 1

  1. Speak to Nebora that will reveal to be able to remove the collar but also that don't consider you worth of the service
  2. Become the champion of the underground arena at the Fort Joy kitchen (see The Arena of Fort Joy)
  3. Speak again to Nebora that will be now willing to help you and that will offer to remove the collar of the main character

Method 2

  1. [Optional] After meeting Han, if asked why he doesn't wear a collar, he will reveal to know someone that is able to remove them. If you then leave Fort Joy with him through the boat, he will direct you to the Sanctuary of Amadia
  2. Once at the Sanctuary of Amadia, you meet Leya that may remove the rest of the Source Collars. However, she is currently traumatized and not able to help you
  3. [Alternative A] Complete the Most Dangerous When Cornered quest, saving Gareth or retrieving the Broken Source Collar Amulet. Either way, she will accept to remove all the remaining Source Collars Note: You need to speak to Leya with a character who still has the collar on to trigger the collar removal for your party.
  4. [Alternative B] Speak to Leya with Lohse that will be able to calm her down, so convincing her to remove all the remaining Source Collars

Method 3

  1. If for whatever reason the collars are still not removed (e.g. you explore and progress with the game in the unintended direction), they will be removed after you complete Act I.


Tips & Tricks

  • After removing your main character's collar, any Magister who sees you will throw you into jail.
  • When playing multiplayer, the character who will have their collar removed is the one crowned champion at the end of the second phase of the arena fight. Consider this when challenging your friends for the honour of being champion.

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    • Anonymous

      09 Apr 2020 19:28  

      NOTE: If Lohse's collar is already removed (after the Blacksmith Nebora removes it for Lohse's winning of the Arena match), then you won't be given the option from the dwarf Duggan to persuade Leya to remove your (and your party's) collar even if you do choose the happy ending to Lohse's 'story' songs. LOHSE MUST be wearing a COLLAR, to get your party's collars prematurely taken off before saving Gareth.

      • Anonymous

        22 Jan 2020 00:03  

        One addiotion: If you play with mercenaries in Act1 with the help of a mod their collars do NOT get removed from Leya

        • Anonymous

          22 Sep 2018 03:08  

          What if you saved it after losing to the fight in the arena? I missed the part about it being a one time deal. Is there another way?

          • Anonymous

            27 May 2018 18:05  

            I spoke with Leya after we rescued Gareth, using one of my living characters (Ifan in my case). One of the options was "can you remove my Source collar?" She said yes and took them all off.

            • Anonymous

              02 Nov 2017 17:00  

              Talk to Leya with Lohse and sing. If you choose the correct choices, Leya will be happier and remove your party collar,

              • 22 Oct 2017 19:42  

                If you have Beast in your party, when you arrive in Amadia - you talk to the Dwarf "Duggan". Let Beast go ahead and talk to him - and the conversation just flows right into "You must be uncomfortable with that collar on ya" - and his wife (I assume) Leya sitting next to him then removes ALL collars from ALL party members.
                Nice surprise! All my collars are off!

                • Anonymous

                  10 Oct 2017 05:24  

                  Pretty Sure Nebora's Method is bugged, if it's intended, it's a rather annoying choice.
                  The intended arena method requires you to win the arena, then talk to "the thorny one" who will prompt you to go to Nebora to remove it.
                  This only works for the Main Character (player's avatar), but at no point does the game specify so, and dialogue with "the thorny one" prompts every character.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Sep 2017 12:14  

                    Si me dejo que me detengan, cuando me he quitado el collar y me llevan a las mazmorras, escapar no ha problema es sencillo, pero me han quitado todos mis objetos. Se pueden recuperar? y donde? gracias

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Sep 2017 12:07  

                      I think this quest is bugged, I've spoken to Nebora after completing that arena fight and she did not ask to remove the collar. I think the bug occurs when you speak to her for the first time after you've already fought in the arena.

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