The Shakedown

Quest Giver
Location Fort Joy
Suggested Level Any
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The Shakedown is a main Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II, Act I.

In front of the Shrine of Fort Joy, there is an elf being bullied by some thugs. 


Important NPCs



  1. Help the elf bullied by thugs.
  2. Follow the elf back to the cavern and speak with her again.



  • In front of the shrine of Fort Joy, there are two thugs bullying an elf. This quest is acquired as soon as you encounter it.
  • If you save her from the thugs, Elodi will invite you to her hideout, which is located in a cave at the far south of Fort Joy.


  • After you speak to Elodi, she will give you a Severed Head. Eat it with an elven hero (e.g. Sebille) to learn the First Aid skill.


  • Alternative: You may choose to help the thugs by killing Elodi and Ifan ben-Mezd instead.
  • Warning: Ifan is a central (and playable) character in the entire game, and killing him will lock out a part of the story. It's highly recommended to keep him alive for your first playthrough.


Tips & Tricks

  • Killing Burro will drop a Unique Burro's Club.


  • Bug: Players have reported that this quest can fail to close even after helping Elodi and speaking to her in the cave.

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    • Anonymous

      09 Mar 2018 12:35  

      *****, this is my first time playing the game. I just walked up to the waypoint and unknowingly went to the beach. I didn't know travelling back would let her die. 8(

      • Anonymous

        26 Dec 2017 15:04  

        I saved Elody and didn't realise it was meant to trigger something. It didn't, was stuck as others mentioned. But then I did a quickload back to just after it and the quest kicked in. Try that if having troubles

        • Anonymous

          12 Oct 2017 01:38  

          Alternatively, if you go into the cave first without talking to Ifan or Elody, she will be dead and Ifan will be standing there still.

          • Anonymous

            20 Sep 2017 01:06  

            We are with the two elves in the cavern but discussion doesn't help, the quests marks are visible on mini map but we are unable to complete the quest too.

            • Anonymous

              26 Apr 2017 19:13  

              i Also had a bug with this, she said thanks and nothing happened. also having bugs with the mogi quest in giving him the yarrow flower. i have it in my inventory but its not giving me the option to give him the flower

              • Anonymous

                03 Jan 2017 11:25  

                This quest was bugged for me and my friend playing too. The quest didn't update after we'd helped Elodi and killed the thugs. After we spoke to her in the cave the quest didn't update either or complete.

                • Anonymous

                  Bugged19 Sep 2016 13:15  

                  This quest won't complete for me in the EA version. Elodi thanked me in the cave for saving her, but the Journal entry doesn't update.

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