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



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.


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 in that crate, which contains the password to the door of his secret cave.


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


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.


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 the Seekers are already at the camp you can teleport one of the enemies into it to get additional help.
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    • Anonymous

      18 Sep 2021 06:41  

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

      • Anonymous

        10 Sep 2021 17:20  

        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

          07 Sep 2021 13:40  

          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

            30 Aug 2021 01:03  

            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

              28 Aug 2021 13:39  

              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

                01 Jul 2021 22:38  

                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

                  19 Jun 2021 08:15  

                  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

                    16 Jun 2021 02:40  

                    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

                      12 Apr 2021 17:33  

                      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

                        05 Apr 2021 16:11  

                        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

                          20 Mar 2021 22:47  

                          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

                            27 Feb 2021 01:12  

                            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

                              21 Feb 2021 04:20  

                              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

                                22 Dec 2020 19:15  

                                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

                                  13 Dec 2020 16:31  

                                  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

                                    23 Nov 2020 08:11  

                                    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

                                      16 Nov 2020 15:42  

                                      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

                                        14 Oct 2020 10:50  

                                        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

                                          11 Sep 2020 14:01  

                                          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

                                            03 Sep 2020 22:34  

                                            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

                                              31 Aug 2020 12:12  

                                              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.

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