Threads of a Curse

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Location Fort Joy
Suggested Level 4
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Threads of a Curse is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Short description goes here.

 

 

Important NPCs

  • Captain Sech Zapor

 

 

Threads of a Curse Objectives

  1. Discover where the skeletal arm is leading you
  2. Find out what skeletal arm wants

 

 

Threads of a Curse Walkthrough

 

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At around X:362, Y:81 of Fort Joy, there's an odd skeleton arm. You can pull it up after successful persuasion (Strength or finesse), no matter how you throw it, it keeps pointing to one direction.

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You can find a cursed crate at around X:535, Y: 23. Interact with the ring around the chest, then use Bless on the ring to deactivate the curse, you will then meet Captain Sech Zapor. You must have Persuasion 3 to avoid attacking him. Otherwise, he will spawn several level 6 Black Flag enemies. If you have his soul jar (loot from The Vault of Braccus Rex), you can trade it for his coat (Captain's Charismatic Coat). You can also find a note called "Captain's Tattered Log" in that crate, which contains the password to the door of his secret cave.

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Captain's Soul Jar can be found in quest The Vault of Braccus Rex (Dark Cavern).

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Northeast of the dragon beach, there's a new cave. You will need a code to unlock the door inside it. The Captain's Jaunty Hat is inside the cabin.

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The last piece of the Captain Armour set (Captain's Dexterous Heels) can be found in a buried chest near X608, Y239. If Captain Sech Zapor is still alive, he will also appear and attack you. Finish him and his crew to complete the armour set. (Use lockpick to open it)

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Set Bonus: The Captain's capricious mastery is restored with a complete set, boosting the armour's level to 8. An aura of fiery charm surrounds the wearer.
  • Captain Armour Set stats & descriptions: here
  • If you chose to trade his soul jar for his coat, it is possible to pickpocket it while he talks to one of your Characters after digging out the chest.
  • If you still have his soul jar after acquiring the (Captain's Charismatic Coat), when speaking to the Captain after acquiring the last piece of the set you'll have the option to pass a Wits check to trade him his soul jar to avoid fighting him. He can be pickpocketed by one of your companions during your conversation to get the soul jar back.
  • If the Seekers are already at the camp you can teleport one of the enemies into it to get additional help.
  • ???

 

 

Quests
A Craftsman of Dreams and Nightmares  ♦  A Danger to Herself and Others  ♦  A Familiar Face  ♦  A Fate Worse Than Death  ♦  A Generous Offer  ♦  A Hunger From Beyond  ♦  A Hunter of Wicked Things  ♦  A King Reborn  ♦  A Man and His Dog  ♦  A Most Urgent Matter  ♦  A Prize Kill  ♦  A Rare Prey  ♦  A Taste of Freedom  ♦  A Trial for All Seasons  ♦  A Web of Desire  ♦  A Wolf Alone  ♦  Aggressive Takeover  ♦  All In The Family  ♦  Almira's Request  ♦  An Existential Crisis  ♦  An Eye for an Eye  ♦  An Unlikely Patron  ♦  Artefacts of the Tyrant  ♦  Battle at the Gates  ♦  Bitter Tonic  ♦  Blessing from Afar  ♦  Blood Dowry  ♦  Bound by Pain  ♦  Burial Rites  ♦  Burying the Past  ♦  Business Rivals  ♦  Call to Arms  ♦  Champion of the Gods  ♦  Counting your Chickens  ♦  Crippling a Demon  ♦  Dark Dealings in the Blackpits  ♦  Delusions of Grandeur  ♦  Doctor's Orders  ♦  Drowning her Sorrows  ♦  Eithne the Trader  ♦  End Times  ♦  Escape from Fort Joy  ♦  Every Mother's Nightmare  ♦  Fane  ♦  Fane (Quest)  ♦  Finder's Fee  ♦  Finding Emmie  ♦  Finding Lord Arhu  ♦  Grebb the Scholar  ♦  Hammerfall  ♦  Healing Touch  ♦  Heroes' Rest  ♦  Hide & Seek  ♦  Hot Under the Collar  ♦  Infestation  ♦  Invaders  ♦  Keep Calm and Carrion  ♦  Lady o' War  ♦  Lost and Found  ♦  Love has a Price  ♦  Mercy is Power  ♦  Most Dangerous When Cornered  ♦  No Laughing Matter  ♦  No Way Out  ♦  Nothing But Child's Play  ♦  Old Flames  ♦  Old means Gold  ♦  On the Ropes  ♦  Opposites Attract  ♦  Past Mistakes  ♦  Popularity Contest  ♦  Powerful Awakening  ♦  Press-ganged  ♦  Proving Ground  ♦  Red Ink in the Ledger  ♦  Redemption  ♦  Running like Clockwork  ♦  Saheila's People  ♦  Saheila's Signet  ♦  School's Out  ♦  Seed of Power  ♦  Seeking Revenge  ♦  Shadow over Driftwood  ♦  Signs of Resistance  ♦  Silence Broken  ♦  Speaking in Forked Tongues  ♦  Strange Cargo  ♦  Stranger in a Strange Land  ♦  The Academy  ♦  The Advocate  ♦  The Arena of Fort Joy  ♦  The Arena of the One  ♦  The Armoury  ♦  The Bark's Bite  ♦  The Burning Pigs  ♦  The Burning Prophet  ♦  The Collar  ♦  The Consulate  ♦  The Covenant  ♦  The Cursed Ring  ♦  The Driftwood Arena  ♦  The Drowned Temple  ♦  The Druid  ♦  The Elven Seer  ♦  The Escape  ♦  The Eternal Worshipper  ♦  The Execution  ♦  The Forgotten and the Damned  ♦  The Gargoyle's Maze  ♦  The Imprisoned Elf  ♦  The Injured Magister  ♦  The Key to Freedom  ♦  The Last Stand of the Magisters  ♦  The Law of the Order  ♦  The Loremaster  ♦  The Merchant  ♦  The Midnight Oil  ♦  The Missing Magisters  ♦  The Missing Prisoners  ♦  The Mother Tree  ♦  The Murderous Gheist  ♦  The Nameless Isle  ♦  The Purged Dragon  ♦  The Reluctant Servants  ♦  The Sallow Man  ♦  The Secrets of Bloodmoon Island  ♦  The Secrets of the Dwarves  ♦  The Shakedown  ♦  The Shriekers  ♦  The Silent One  ♦  The Snoozing Adventurer  ♦  The Stoic Spirit  ♦  The Teleporter  ♦  The Three Altars  ♦  The Tribe of Saheila  ♦  The Ugly Little Bird  ♦  The Vault of Linder Kemm  ♦  The Watcher's Mercy  ♦  The Weaver  ♦  The Wrecked Caravan  ♦  They Shall Not Pass  ♦  Thinning the Herd  ♦  To the Hall of Echoes  ♦  Treated Like Cattle  ♦  Troubled Waters  ♦  Unlikely Lovers  ♦  Unscholarly Pursuits  ♦  Up in the Clouds  ♦  Vengeance for the Fallen  ♦  What a Fuss to have Wrought  ♦  Window of Opportunity  ♦  Wishful Thinking  ♦  Withermoore's Soul Jar



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    • Anonymous

      found the shoes first then the skeleton hand. the hand pointed me in the direction of the chest first but i did the tower first before going there so i had the soul jar. while fighting on the beach after using bless on the ring i failed the persuasion when i told him i had the jar then fought off his skeleton crew while he escaped. went to the cave north east of the dragon on the shore fought him and his crew again and killed them but this time he didnt stay dead and came back and demanded a gift to "persuade" him i mean him no harm (you start -45 reputation). give him gifts to be able to enter into a dialogue again as if nothing had happened. ended up just destroying the jar to finish the quest and get the chest armor and hat (would've liked to get a dagger). put the gear on and the quest finished.

      • Anonymous

        I haven't sen anybody else talk about this but if you, don't give him his arm by like throwing out the cave or something, don't fight him, trade his soul jar to him, and remain passive, he will warn you to (paraphrasing) "Leave an offering on every altar you come across, you'll need it for when I find you again". I would assume he means the altars located around Reapers Coast and I'm currently going around and praying to all of them and will update this telling if anything happened. (P.S The quest is marked done and if you keep his arm and place it after he leaves it will flip you off)

        • In case anyone wonders.
          Killing him and his crew doesn't reward any EXP. So just give him the Soul Jar (In the cave).

          They don't drop anything special, either. Some gold and grenades/traps in my case.

          • Anonymous

            I went to his hideout with the soul jar, he took it from me and fight me, then I killed him and got his entire set, i'm heading to the chest now but I don't know if he'll be there, and he gave me 0 xp while being ****in level 9

            • Anonymous

              With his Soul Jar in hand, you can just fight his minions and follow to his cave, pass a persuasion check and you can get his set.

              • Anonymous

                I'm not sure if I had found a chest with boots without help. It's burried on the cliff alng the dragon beach where the camp with the sack is located.
                One of the more difficult fights of fort joy. Very difficult at level 6. Preferable at level 7 or 8.
                If there are seekers in the camp below and you give two of your characters teleportation spell, you can teleport two brutes to the seeker camp (First must notify them you've got weapons for shriekers),
                Captain himself first must be knocked out, then killed for the second time after you dispose of all his crew.
                All in all it's one of the best sets in the beginning- mid game. Due to its trait of charming enemies. Perfect for scoundrels.

                • Anonymous

                  So what i did was find his soul jar, then go to the chest, talk to him and persuade him such that no combat was done, then i travelled to his hideout and traded the entire armor set for his soul jar. I didn't have to fight a single encounter to get it.

                  • Anonymous

                    What does he mean when he tells you to "Leave an offering on every altar you see, should you. You'll need help for when I find you again." I would assume he means the driftwood altars but what does he mean by an "offering"?

                    • Anonymous

                      Quest bugged out for me. Found the ring/barrier first, killed the skelly bois, left. Then found the hill-top pirate, killed the 3 skelly captains, left. Then found the arm. Can't interact with the arm. Can't bless the ring. Looks like I'm locked out of the quest.

                      • Anonymous

                        I smashed his souljar, found him dead at the chest. Got his chest armor there, then found the hat and boots without issue.

                        • Anonymous

                          So I had a different experience. Before I fought him, I had his jar from the vault. I went down to the first chest, blessed it, and he appeared to summon his crew. I beat them and went to the chest on top of the mountain where his lackey is drinking. I talked to him, convinced him to give me some info, and when I opened the chest, it was empty. I went to the captain's hideout, opened the door with the password, and then I offered to trade the jar for his whole armor set. He accepted and that was it.

                          Fairly different than what was on here, but I hope it helps someone else who might be confused.

                          • Anonymous

                            When I took the boots off and wanted to put them back on they suddenly required finesse 12 instead of 11. Very weird had to reload

                            • Anonymous

                              I can't open the last chest at X608, Y239. It's not breakable and there's no option to unlock it. Does anyone know how to open it?

                              • Anonymous

                                tengo la versión de pc Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition y no me aparecen estos lugares, ni el tarro de almas, nada de nada, alguien sabe por que?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Ugh, tricky fight and you don't even get xp from killing the mobs...
                                  In tactician mode each member of the team has some form of healing, even Fane, which I use against the undead (lots of them in the marshes area), plus a couple of points each in necro, so they get their healing from dealing dmg.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    If you also break his soul jar after he teleports away you will also find his full set on his corpse in the cabin.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      DO NOT i repeat DO NOT give him the Jar of souls on the first encounter by the cursed chest.
                                      fight his minions there and then go to his hideout further up the coast.

                                      you can persuade him there and get all 3 of his clothing items for the soul jar all at once. so much easier

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I've found the buried chest before i've found a skeleton arm and noone came to fight me. I think i'll reload to an older save to do it in the right order -_-

                                        • Anonymous

                                          You can get ALL three Items of the Captain in that new Cave, if you persuade him to deal it for the Souljar. No chest nd fight needed after that.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Here's a tip: you can use Corbin Day (from ACT 2) to upgrade your unique armor sets. when moving from act 3 to act 4, sell him this whole set, and voila -- it will be level 18. one of the best buffs for a magic melee build.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Look at the picture of the area where you find the arm, it near where you fight the witch who caused the ship to sink at the beginning of the game.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I can't find the odd skeletal arm anywhere around those coordinations, nor any area on the map similar to where is supposed to be the chest... Am I missing something?? I am playing DE story mode on my PC...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Been getting a bug where every time a character uses teleport to move an enemy within charm range, it tries to proc charm and then ends your turn even if you have AP left.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I got the full set 2nd time I met him before I talked to him you interact with his soul jar and it makes him die with his full set.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Need advice to beat the captain and crew. They are impossible for me on tactician. Finished the rest of the island but these guys are off the charts. Double the hp of all other mobs. Charm and maddening. Tried everything. Advice below about chars in other room does not work. Fighting in captains cave.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I yanked the Odd Skeletal Arm, then picked it up. Oddly enough you can try and "Pick Lock" the arm. Does it have any reason to have that option lol? Tried it and it consumes lockpicks, but anything won't happen. It even prints the text "Character attempts to pick the lock of Odd Skeletal Arm" to the log. That's pretty odd.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I beat the captain inside the ship and he went unconscious and threatened to get me another time sort of. I still carry his soul jar, is there any point in holding on to it now for future encounters?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Destroying the soul jar after blessing the ring will kill Zapor in his ship. If you keep a character in the other room after starting the fight it will kill Zapor.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I can't interact with the Odd Skeletal Arm or the Stone Ring around the chest. I've cast Bless on the Stone Ring multiple times. It's as if both of these items are bugged out and not able to be interacted with.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                You don't gain experience if you fight with the captain and his crew on his ship. If you end up having to fight him, make sure to do the Vault of Braccus Rex first and smash his soul jar. You can also negotiate with him if you have 1 Persuasion and his soul jar on you.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  BLESS does not work for to deactivate the curse around the chest. Casting the spell has no effect. :-/ And I do have the arm and his soul jat. What do I need to make BLESS work?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    You can Teleport one enemy behind the mirror and deal with them later if you wish (one will try to use evasion and keep failing with quotes "I'm comin' for ya", lol)

                                                                    I'm not sure if there's some kind of easter egg since the Captain is immune to being drunk or what, but eventually in the fight once I got his magic armor down and shocked and chilled him, he went to sleep for quite a few turns and so I checked it said he was permanently sleeping. He eventually burned to 0 health and I got all his armor after his speech.

                                                                    Someone tell me if this was part of the battle.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I had the first dialogue with him, when finding the chest, found his notebook, so I got the password, then I accidently destroyed the soul jar... He was able to obtain everything and when I got past the door into his cave his corpse was still there. I just took the armor set from his corpse and was on my way

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        When you equip his set your gloves will level up to lvl 8 too, I tested with teleportation gloves and second skin. I don't have any mods enabled.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          is there any way to turn the green stuff down a notch. i don't mind the purple stuff, but the green swirls is putting me off.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I got all his armour for traiding the soul jar with him on the second meeting
                                                                            Had to pass a speech test but he droped all his amour in one go

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I wonder what happens if you barter the soul jar for the whole set, in the cave. He menacingly tells you that you will need to pray for when he manages to find you again. Does this mean we may meet him again later if we don't kill him? Or is just empty threat? I 'm kind of too lazy to start a whole playthrough again just in order to check that. So, if anyone tried...?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I tried getting the Seekers to help me with the fight multiple times. Every time i'd win the fight and Captain Sech would disappear, the Seekers would immediately turn hostile to me. I would not recommend using this as a strategy

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I'm playing on a Switch. There's no pantsless bug, but when I equip the full set (chest, hat, boots), the character loses their hair. The Tyrant's Aura equipped effect is purple, not green like others are saying below. I have not had the "charm" aspect of the set work properly yet, thought I've been in a few fights since acquiring the full set. Not sure how long I'll keep the set. Best part is the set makes your character look like a 70s pimp.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    If for some reason, The Captain obtains all his gear, and manages to get into his pirate ship, note that having his soul jar, or using it, will not open the door. Possibly the only other way to open it from there is to persuade it.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I have the set equipped, but I'm not experiencing the pantsless bug. Everybody I've talked to has experienced this. Is it possible for the bug to flat-out not manifest

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        While this set looks awesome at first glance, it’s 100% useless. As many have stated below, when this set is equipped, your character will flat out LOSE his pants. If you get a new pair, gone! Every time. As much as I like the look of this set, there must be a programming bug left in the coding from when it was a 5 piece set.

                                                                                        Don’t waste your time getting this. You out level it super fast anyways.

                                                                                        Anything outside of the Devourer’s Set is worthless.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Apparently equipping the whole set also levels up both your gloves and pants to level 8. Now I have a bare bum and level 8 gloves of teleportation which I cannot equip anymore thanks to the raised stat requirements.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Possible (hilarious) bug: When I took the row boat to the Lady Vengeance from where you fight Alexandar while wearing all 3 armor pieces, I found my character's pants were gone. Not in my inventory, just gone. I reloaded and tried again after taking off the set armor pieces and my pants were fine. As soon as I put the set chest piece on, the pants disappeared again. Charming pirate captain's revenge?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              25Xp for trading the jar for his coat. you will get a captain's charismatic coat, with +1 persuasion and Tyrant's Charm. You need a +2 persuasion to pass the speed check (only your leader can do this). If you just give him the jar with no trade, you get no XP or the coat. If you fight Captain Zapor, he will summon an army of 5 undeads to kill you. You also get 25XP. You can loot the undeads for some stuff but nothing much.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                If Beast is in your party he has a special dialogue that lets you yell at the door in the secret cave until it opens.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  U can also go to the chest first then u go to the cave, give him the jar and receive the full set OR kill him and get everything anyway. IDK about exp tho

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Very fun fight with the captain inside his ship. Be careful if you have any glass cannon characters as he and his mates will try to charm/madden them immediately!

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      The chest you find buried. Can't open it. I didin't spec for thievery at all and now I'm stuck trying to get it open. I have done every possible fight on fort joy and can't seem to get enough xp for another civil point. There is also no option for me to pick it up and picklock it later, can I do something about it or do I have tp give up?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        guys my set isn't working i have all 3 pieces equipped but it doesn't charm enemies with no magic armor in the green vortex of chest piece effect, what should i do?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I found the captain on the cave behind the code you open with the passcode, after winning a persuasion check he just gave me the entire armor and left.

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