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Opium Smuggling - A Smugglers Life for Me

May 25, 2016
Opium Smuggling - A Smugglers Life for Me

  • A Smugglers Life for Me(top)

    This walkthrough is for Build 14 Beta 4 it may differ from other versions of the game


    NOTE: (If you choose the occupation Smuggler – when you start the game you will have this quest in the Quest Book and some Opium in your Inventory – you can smuggle Opium by talking to the Smuggler in the Tavern if you want – BUT you cannot complete this Quest – to do this Quest you must work for a Governor & be a Naval Officer by occupation or have a Letter of Mark

    Beta 4-1 - Only Jean Lafitte as a smuggler will have this quest in the Quest Book and some Opium in your Inventory when you start the game.

    – You can, of course, be a Smuggler by occupation and get a Letter of Mark , then you can start this Quest).


    You must be a Naval Officer – or have a Letter of Mark to start this quest.

    Go and talk to a Governor belonging to the nation you are working for.

    Ask About Smuggling - and get book of Governors Orders – QB Update

    Then if you don’t have any contraband goods – go and get some and follow the normal Smuggling routine

    See:- Smuggling

    The Governors Orders will help you if you are caught by soldiers/coastguards (only those of your own Country) – but if you use them the Smugglers will be less friendly towards you.

    When you have completed a normal Smuggling run – Go back to the Governor and give him your report - tell him you have “something he will want to see” – QB Update & relations improved.

    Continue Smuggling until some of the smugglers on the beach are killed (by coastguards or you) – search their bodies – eventually you will find some Opium on one of them - or go to Port Royale, Jamaica and buy some opium at the Opium den ( opposite the Blacksmith ).

    WARNING:– If you kill any Smugglers they will be less friendly towards you.

    WARNING: – Once you buy Opium in the Opium Den then Fast Travel in ALL Ports & Towns is Disabled

    Beta 4-1: - Fast Travel disabled if you are carrying Opium - restored ( have to change location for it to be restored ) when you get rid of it ( sell to Buyer - have it taken by a soldier - or use it )

    Once you have some Opium – talk to the Smuggler in a tavern about it. – Given a Buyers List and a second Smuggling Book. – QB Update

    If you ask the Smuggler in the tavern about the effects of Opium – told to go and see a medical man (Apothecary in Bridgetown – QB Update)

    SEE BELOW - For the Effects of Using Opium

    When you have Buyer List – take it to the Governor – QB Update & reward.

    Now check the Buyers List - go and find one of them and talk to them – QB Update (New Quest – Smuggling Opium for ……. )

    You have 2 months to bring them the amount of Opium they want.

    Sail to Port Royale, Jamaica – go to the Opium Den (opposite the Blacksmith)

    Buy the Opium from one of the people in the Opium Den – QB Update

    WARNING: – Once you buy Opium in the Opium Den then Fast Travel in ALL Ports & Towns is Disabled

    BUG :- In Beta 4 - The Fast Travel is restored after 2-3 months pass ( I think this is a bug, but am not sure at which point in the quest it is supposed to be restored )

    FIXED in Beta 4-1: - Now Fast Travel is disabled if you are carrying Opium - restored ( have to change location for it it be restored ) when you get rid of it ( sell to Buyer - have it taken by a soldier - or use it )

    WARNING :- While carrying opium in Towns & Ports some Soldiers can challenge you – if they are the same Nation as you - then you can use the Governors Orders to deal with them – if not either Fight or give up the Opium.

    When you have the Opium – go back to the Opium Buyer and give them the Opium – QB Update – General Quest Closed.

    Go back and talk to the Governor – give him report – QB Update.

    Exit Townhall – then enter again – talk to Governor – ask “Have you had time to look at the reports I made” - QB Update

    END of Quest for the Moment.


    Effects of Using Opium(top)

    If you have some Opium & use it the following can happen:

    Reduces your ability to “Block” when sword fighting – this effect lasts for some time then wears off.

    The following effects are random:-

    • No effect – Nothing Happens
    • Unlocks a currently Locked Ability
    • Small Loss of your Maximum Health
    • Given an Ability Point
    • Poisoned – take an antidote medication quickly or you could die