This quest is in direct conflict with the Samuel the Deserter quest given by the Flaming Fist Mercenary in the Gibberling Mountains area. This one offers far better rewards, but the Friendly Arm Inn is far away, Samuel (who must be carried) weighs 100 lbs (115 lbs in BG:EE), and the quest is on a very short timer. You have 72 hours, and travel from Gibberling Mtns to Friendly Arm is 40 hrs, so you should complete it easily so long as you don't stop to smell the Xvart along the way.
The only way to complete both quests is to first complete this quest, kill Gellana Mirrroshade, loot Samuel's body from her corpse, and then deliver it to the Flaming Fist Mercenary.
If you get Samuel to the Temple of Wisdom before he dies, you get 500 exp, two potions (see sidebar) and +1 to the party's Reputation.
In your JournalEdit
- Triggered By: Speaking with Lena and agreeing to take Samuel to the Temple of Wisdom for healing
- Journal Section: Quests, Done Quests
- Quest Title: Samuel and Lena
- Entry Title: Samuel and Lena
- Quest Begins:
We have promised the woman Lena that we will take Samuel to the Temple of Wisdom at the Friendly Arm Inn.
- Quest Completed: (also erases the Samuel the Deserter quest, if you have it, from your journal)
As Lena asked, we brought Samuel to the Temple of Wisdom and turned him over to Gellana Mirrorshade.
- -or- Quest Failed:
Sadly, we did not bring Samuel to the Temple of Wisdom in time. Gellana Mirrorshade could not save him, and he died.