Dawnstar:Reveal the Traitor

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When trying to figure out the Traitor's real identity you will have to collect rumors from camp healer Eustacia and compare them with the info provided by the four champions, Chung, Delacroix, Beatrice and Alhavara.

While Eustacia is the key to solve the puzzle, she will never mention the traitor by name. It is up to you to compare her rumors with the clues given to you by the four champions. Learning how to gather clues and collect info from the champions is important to understand how to deal with them – and, especially, how to deal with the traitor who will give you false information, for obvious reasons.

EustaciaEdit

When Eustacia provides new rumors, they will always relate to the topics available during your conversation with the champions. She will never repeat the same topic twice, and with a maximum of 6 provided rumors, she will give you information in all topics; she will even follow the same order as the topics are listed. See next section for details.

Ask a QuestionEdit

When you choose the Ask a Question option in a champion's dialogue menu, you will be presented with six available categories. For 1 aid point, the champion will provide one clue for each of the other champions. This means that all the champions have 18 clues available, provided you have the necessary aid points. Note that Eustacia will follow these topics to the letter, even if it seems like she gives you a random rumor:

Categories:

  • North wall defense
  • East wall defense
  • Arguing with governor
  • Imperial aid
  • Ice Tribes
  • Gates before attack

Choose a category and select from the list of the three remaining champions; note that all info will be stored in the Adventure Menu under 'rumors'. You can investigate in any way you want, but keep an eye on Eustacia's latest rumor and pick the same topic as her, and you are on the right track. As the identity of the traitor is determined at the very beginning of the game, three of the champions will provide the same answers to your question, the traitor himself excepted. Keep in mind that all of Eustacia's rumors will appear in the same order as the categories you can choose when asking the Champions about information, making the investigation a simple question about comparing the collected data.

The InvestigationEdit

Below is an example of a thorough investigation if the traitor is Alhavara.

First of all, read Eustacia's first rumor, then compare it with the information from the Champions, in the same Category. At this point, the most obvious suspect is Alhavara as she is the only one with a conflicting reply. Eustacia says; The Traitor Defended the north wall during the attack while two of the Champions will reveal that Alhavara was in charge of the north wall. Note that Beatrice is still a suspect as she defended the north wall as well.

Moving on to the next rumor from Eustacia, The Traitor Defended the east wall during the attack makes it clear that Alhavara is the traitor, as all three will mention her as the only one guarding the east wall during the attack. Additionally, the fact that Beatrice repositioned her forces from the east wall to the north before the attack confirms that she had nothing to do with the east wall.

The third clue from Eustacia finally nails Alhavara as the traitor as she is the only one who had a loud argument with the Governor during the attack - all the other champions will tell you about the argument, even Alhavara herself.

Here is all the dialogue received if Alhavara is the traitor:

Topic Eustacia Rumor
North wall defense The Traitor Defended the north wall during the attack
East wall defense The Traitor Defended the east wall during the attack
Arguing with governor The Traitor had a loud argument with the Governor during the attack
Imperial aid The Traitor would as soon spit on the emperor as ask him for help
Ice Tribes The Traitor had no open dealings with the Ice Tribes
Gates before attack The Traitor had nothing to do with the problem at the gates.
Topic Champion Information
North wall defense Beatrice defended the north wall during the attack
Delacroix oversaw south wall defense
Alhavara defended the north wall during the attack
Chung held his forces in reserve, in case there was a breakthrough at the north wall
East wall defense Beatrice repositioned her forces from the east wall to the north before the attack
Delacroix oversaw south wall defense
Alhavara defended the east wall during the attack
Chung concentrated his forces on eastern wall
Arguing with governor To appear loyal, Beatrice executed orders from the governor without complaint
Delacroix loudly demanded more reinforcements for his position
Alhavara argued with the governor during the attack
Chung communicated with the governor only by courier during attack
Imperial aid Beatrice sought aid from the emperor to bolster Dawnstar... and undermine the governor
Delacroix asked the Emperor to appoint him governor and requested additional troops
Alhavara would never solicit aid from the emperor
Chung never communicated with the emperor
Ice Tribes Beatrice secretly negotiated with the Ice tribes, hoping for peace
Delacroix conducted small raids against the Ice tribes to prove his loyalty
Alhavara never negotiated with the Ice tribes prior to the attack
Chung defied the governor and openly negotiated with the Ice tribes
Gates before attack Beatrice inspected the troops before the attack
Delacroix weakened main gate defenses by pulling men to the south wall
Alhavara was equipping the troops at the armory before the attack
Chung inspected the gates before the attack
Topic Alhavara Information (False)
North wall defense Chung fought fiercely on the north wall
East wall defense no changes
Arguing with governor no changes
Imperial aid no changes
Ice Tribes no changes
Gates before attack Beatrice inspected the gates before the attack

Clues Complete ListEdit

This is a complete list of all the possible information the champions will give you, depending on the traitor's identity.

  • Alhavara defended the north wall during the attack.
  • Alhavara defended the east wall during the attack.
  • Alhavara argued with the Governor during the attack.
  • Alhavara never negoiatied [sic] with the Ice tribes prior to the attack.
  • Alhavara would never solicit aid from the Emperor.
  • Alhavara was equipping the troops at the armory before the attack.
  • Beatrice defended the north wall during the attack.
  • Beatrice repositioned her forces from the east wall to the north before the attack.
  • To appear loyal, Beatrice executed orders from the governor without complaint.
  • Beatrice secretly negotiated with the Ice tribes, hoping for peace.
  • Beatrice saught [sic] aid from the emperor to bolster Dawnstar ... and undermine the governor.
  • Beatrice inspected the troops before the attack.
  • Chung held his forces in reserve, in case there was a breakthrough at the north wall.
  • Chung concentrated his forces on eastern wall.
  • Chung communicated with the governor only by courier during attack.
  • Chung defied the governor and openly negotiated with the Ice Tribes.
  • Chung never communicated with the Emperor.
  • Chung inspected the gates before the attack.
  • Delacroix oversaw south wall defense.
  • Delacroix oversaw south wall defense.
  • Delacroix loudly demanded more reinforcements for his position.
  • Delacroix conducted small raids against the Ice tribes to prove his loyalty.
  • Delacroix asked the Emperor to appoint him governor and requested additional troops for defense of Dawnstar.
  • Delacroix weakened main gate defenses by pulling men to the south wall.
  • Alhavara defended the south wall during the attack.
  • Alhavara defended the south wall during the attack.
  • Alhavara had no communication with governor during the attack.
  • Alhavara had infrequent negotiations with the Ice tribes prior to the attack.
  • Alhavara often wrote the Emperor.
  • Alhavara was inspecting the gates before the attack.
  • Beatrice defended the east wall during the attack.
  • Beatrice repositioned her forces from the north wall to the south wall before the attack.
  • Beatrice had a shouting match with the governor during the battle.
  • Beatrice's contempt for the ice tribes prevented her from contacting them.
  • Beatrice saught [sic] aid from the emperor to bolster Dawnstart [sic] ... and undermine the governor.
  • Beatrice inspected the gates before the attack.
  • Chung fought fiercely on the north wall.
  • Chung concentrated his forces on southern wall.
  • Chung argued with the governor many times during the attack.
  • Chung scrupulously followed the governor's orders and avoided contact with the ice tribes.
  • Chung implored the Emperor for aid.
  • Chung inspected the troops before the attack.
  • Delacroix oversaw north wall defense.
  • Delacroix oversaw east wall defense.
  • Delacroix avoided contact with the governor during the battle.
  • Delacroix tried to coax bribes in exchange for information on Dawnstar's defenses.
  • Delacroix had no need to communicate with the emperor.
  • Delacroix reinforced the defenses at the gate.