Thieves Guild

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Remind entertainers that they don't work without the Guild's permission.
Faction: Thieves Guild
Quest Giver: Tip Board
Prerequisite Quest: The Cutpurse's Craft
Reward: Small Laundered Shipment (for completing 2 zones)
Large Laundered Shipment, Counterfeit Pardon Edict (for completing 3 zones)
Average Leveled Gold
5 Thieves Guild RepReputation
+5 Thieves Guild Rep for completing all three zones
XP Gain: Standard
Repeatable Repeatable: Immediately
 
Bards and entertainers are failing to pay their dues and badmouthing the guild's members. The Thieves Guild wants to remind them why they pay protection. I should look for games, musical instruments, or children's toys, but any treasures will do.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Read the Tip Board in the Thieves Den.
  2. Pickpocket a few entertainment goods, or a lot of any treasures, in the indicated zone.
  3. (Optional) Continue pickpocketing leisure items or any treasures in a second zone.
  4. (Optional) Continue pickpocketing leisure items or any treasures in a third zone.
  5. Return to Kari in the Thieves Den.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

A new listing has been posted on the Tip Board inside the Thieves Den, saying,

"Some of the entertainers working our territory think they don't need to keep up their payments and need a reminder that they don't work without our say so. Having to buy their tools of the trade out of hock ought to make the point.
Noted a few locations where the loud mouths hang around, but skimming from anyone should put a cramp in their business.
Can fence the good yourself, Guildmaster only cares that these entertainers learn to leave the bad mouthing to their critics."

You need to pickpocket 3 of various entertainment goods in the assigned areas, however it is also possible to just pickpocket 10 of any items you might find. After completing pickpocketing in the first zone, you have the option to continue pickpocketing in up to two more areas, each of which will give a better reward. Once you are done with the pickpocketing, head back to Kari in Thieves Den. She will reward you according to how many zones you have managed to carry out the pickpocketing at.

Notes[edit]

  • The zones vary, but are always within the same alliance territory and the order always follows the zone difficulty, starting from the easiest. For example Grahtwood -> Greenshade -> Malabal Tor, or Auridon -> Grahtwood -> Greenshade.
  • The map will show circles on the major cities and towns within the zone, but these are only a suggestion. Any pockets you can pick anywhere within the zone will qualify. It may in fact be easier to find solitary NPCs who you can pickpocket without fear of guards if you stay away from the settled areas. Another tip if it isn't too late is to pick settlements which are occupied by hostile forces, such as Crosswych or Velyn Harbor prior to the quests which liberate them. These will have the perfect mixture of justice NPCs who can be pickpocketed and no interference from pesky guards.

Quest Stages[edit]

Plucking Fingers
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
The guild gave me leads on where I can find the entertainers I should steal from, but aren't particular about who I target and the goods I take are mine to keep.
Complete one: Pickpocket Entertainment Goods in <area>: 0/3 or Pickpocket Any Treasures in <area>: 0/10
Objective Hint: Check Areas Near Entertainers and Private Citizens
Complete one: Head Back to the Thieves Den for a Small Reward or Pickpocket Entertainment Goods in <area>: 0/3 or  Pickpocket Any Treasures in <area>: 0/10
Objective Hint: Check Areas Near Entertainers and Private Citizens
Complete one: Head Back to the Thieves Den for a Moderate Reward or Pickpocket Entertainment Goods in <area>: 0/3 or  Pickpocket Any Treasures in <area>: 0/10
Objective Hint: Check Areas Near Entertainers and Private Citizens
☑Finishes quest I swiped goods from a number of entertainers to teach them a lesson about badmouthing the guild. Kari will want to hear about my success.
Objective: Talk to Kari in the Thieves Den