A Family Affair
I try not to worry about them, but we have had no news for so long, and Daniel seems sad when I ask him about it. Sad... and a little frightened.”— Waking Cloud
|Side quest: A Family Affair|
|Talk to Waking Cloud about her husband.|
|Talk to Daniel about Waking Cloud's husband to learn of his fate.|
|Tell Waking Cloud the bad news, which will result in her being angry with Daniel.||Lie to Waking Cloud, which will result in Karma loss.||Promise Daniel not to tell, which won't change anything and render the quest impossible to complete.|
|Reward: Variable XP||Reward: Variable XP and Negative Karma|
First, the Courier must go to the Sorrows camp and talk to Waking Cloud about her family. She believes Daniel may be withholding information from her about the state of her family and asks the Courier to speak with Daniel about the matter. After much hesitation, Daniel admits that Waking Cloud's three children survived their exodus, but that her husband died protecting them from a White Legs attack.
Daniel wishes to keep this secret from Waking Cloud because he fears that her resultant grief will render her useless in the coming crucial events, but the he may be convinced otherwise. At this point the Courier can either tell Waking Cloud the truth or lie to her. If she is told the truth, Waking Cloud becomes angry with Daniel for keeping the news from her at first, but her ending reveals that she later forgives him. After her grief over losing her husband subsides, she takes a new husband, a member of the Dead Horses tribe, who stays close to home at her request. This option yields no Karma change but results in a positive ending for her. If she is lied to, Waking Cloud will be resentful of Daniel and the New Canaanites and poisons her tribe against their teachings, making relations between the Sorrows and the New Canaanites very difficult. This option results in negative Karma and a negative ending for Waking Cloud.
The Courier can promise Daniel not to disclose these facts to Waking Cloud, closing off further dialogue options pertaining to the quest, and making it impossible to complete it and obtain a notable ending for Waking Cloud.
|10||Find out what Daniel knows about Waking Cloud's family.|
|20||Quest finished||Tell Waking Cloud about her family.|
- This quest can only be completed while Waking Cloud is the Courier's companion, otherwise the dialog option will not be available.
- Whatever choice is made, it will not have an effect in-game, but will play a part in the Honest Hearts endings.