Octopath Traveler 2: ‘A Present For My Son’ Side Story Guide

For those enjoying the world of Octopath Traveler 2, the much-lauded RPG, you’re well aware that conquering side missions can be just as crucial as advancing in the central narrative. A prime example of these side tales is “A Present For My Son,” which has generated quite a bit of buzz amongst fans. This intriguing subplot revolves around a father’s inner struggle as his son is going to study to become a scholar. The father is searching for the perfect gift for his son, but he isn’t sure what to choose. 

Some players have had trouble locating all the hidden hints and completing this mission, but worry not, as we offer some invaluable advice to simplify the process. In this guide, we will walk you through the necessary steps to successfully finish “A Present For My Son” and obtain some worthy prizes. Prepare yourself for an emotional adventure as you aid a father in presenting the ideal gift to his child in Octopath Traveler 2!

How to complete ‘A Present For My Son’ Side Story in Octopath Traveler 2

Octopath Traveler 2 Winterbloom
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Embark on this intriguing adventure by making your way to Winterbloom, where you’ll encounter an NPC called Thoughtful Father. He can be found just outside his residence, situated to the north of the item shop. Engage in conversation with him, and you’ll soon discover that his son is leaving to pursue higher education as a scholar. Wishing to present a parting gift before his son departs, he realizes that he lacks the funds for such an endeavor. He then asks for your creative input in suggesting an alternative gesture of goodwill for his son’s journey.

Octopath Traveler 2 Retired Scholar
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To complete the quest, you’ll need to get a Silver Quill for the Thoughtful Father. You can find it in Cape Cold at the home of a Retired Scholar located just southwest of the area’s starting point. Go inside and talk to him, and purchase the Silver Quill from him for 1,500 Leaves. He also gives a piece of valuable advice that “the best a person can do is to live an honest life.”

Upon obtaining the beloved Silver Quill of the retired scholar, return to the Thoughtful Father in Winterbloom. Speak with him and exchange the beloved item – this will conclude your quest, and as a reward, you’ll receive 300 leaves, a Magic Nut(M), plus a Refreshing Jam.

That concludes our guide on how to complete A Present For My Son side quest in Octopath Traveler 2. We hope you find the guide helpful. If so, please consider sharing it with others. If you have questions, let us know in the comment section below!

Also, check out GameLuster’s other Octopath Traveler 2 guides to learn how to complete Veronica’s Next Chapter side quest, the Pilgrim Protection side quest, and more.

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