Octopath Traveler 2: How to Complete A Mysterious Box Side Story

Octopath Traveler 2 is known for its engaging stories, challenging battles, and intricate side quests. Among the many side stories available in the game, A Mysterious Box stands out as a prime example. True to its name, this enigmatic quest captures intrigue as you approach a young boy who desperately cries out, “Give it back! Give it back!” This peculiar interaction piques curiosity, doesn’t it?

In this article, we will provide a detailed guide on how to complete the Mysterious Box side story in Octopath Traveler 2. We will cover everything from finding the clues to uncovering the mystery and obtaining the rewards. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of Solistia and uncover the secret of this bizarre box.

How to Complete A Mysterious Box Side Story in Octopath Traveler 2

Octopath Traveler 2 WOman
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To begin this quest, head to the Merry Hills in the Crestlands and locate a Young Collector. You can find him on the northeastern corner of the Shrine Entrance area. Upon finding him, initiate a conversation, and brace yourself for his intriguing outburst: “Give it backGive it back!” His words echo through your mind, stirring an undeniable curiosity. What mysterious occurrence could have prompted such a reaction? 

In order to actually start this quest, your first task is to Entreat(Agnea) Mug (Osvald) or Steal (Throne) the Mysterious Box from him. As you skillfully acquire the precious item, his voice pleads with you to keep the box away from him just before he collapses to the floor, losing consciousness. 

Octopath Traveler 2 House of Manor
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To unravel the enigmatic mystery at hand, you must commence your journey by heading towards the captivating region of South Timberain in the Leaflands. As you courageously tread along the path, a sudden (and familiar!) outburst will startle you – someone exclaims, “Give it back! Give it back!” Pay heed to this intriguing dialogue, and continue your adventure down the path that eventually leads to the House Wellows Manor.

Octopath Traveler 2 Manor entrance
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Upon arrival at this place, you’ll notice a ladder discreetly placed on the right-hand side of the Manor. Ascend the ladder and enter into the manor, as this is where a crucial part of your quest lies. Once inside, carefully descend one flight of stairs and then proceed to take another staircase upwards. 

Octopath Traveler 2 Ghost
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During the nighttime, you will find a mysterious woman on the right-hand side of this room. Engage with her, and give her the Mysterious Box. A brief cinematic cut scene will occur, conclusively bringing an end to your captivating Mysterious Box quest, and you will be rewarded with 6,666 Leaves and a Reaper’s Sickle.

Although that officially completes the quest, if you’d like to learn more about the Mysterious Box, you can sail around the lake on the South Timberain Trail until you find a Worn Journal. Reading this journal will tell you what you need to know – but it might keep you awake at night!

That concludes our guide on how to complete the A Mysterious Box 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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