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"One day Ventus the Third suddenly stopped painting and never touched a brush again. I'm setting about to find out why." —Inquiring Youth

A Royal Secret is a side story in Octopath Traveler. It is activated by speaking to the Inquiring Youth by the fountain in Stonegard Heights.

Travel to West Stonegard Pass and enter the Tomb of Kings. Use the Inquire/Scrutinize Path Action to glean Gravekeeper's Information from the Nameless Gravekeeper, located at the end of the tomb.

The story ends once the Gravekeeper's Information is shared with the Inquiring Youth.

According to the gravekeeper, Ventus the Third worked hard to better his realm, but a nasty civil war eventually tore the kingdom asunder.

Alternatively, use the Guide/Allure Path Action to bring the Patrician Youth, located in Stonegard Valleys, to the Inquiring Youth, and reveal the king had in fact abdicated to pursue becoming a painter and had a lookalike ascend the throne.

A descendant of Ventus the Third confessed the astounding truth—the former king gave his title to another to return to his true calling, art.



  • After talking to the Inquiring Youth via the Inquire/Scrutinize route, he will talk about a civil war led by two brothers, the younger one the son of the Queen, the older one the illegitimate son of the King's mistress, with the younger winning the war. The official book Octopath Traveler: The Complete Guide reveals that the younger brother was Simeon, who went on to meet Lyblac and receive nigh-immortality from her. It seems that the fake King Ventus the Third was the grandfather of Simeon and Simeon himself is a distant relative of the Nameless Gravekeeper who is a descendant of his half-brother.
  • Upon completion of the side story via the Guide/Allure route, Patrician Youth is relocated to Stonegard Heights.

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Side Stories
Frostlands: Sir Miles, Servant of the Flame (I/II/III)  •  The Innocent Inmate  •  The Slumbering Giant  •  Lianna and Eliza*  •  Let There Be Warmth  •  Setting Out  •  Arianna Again (I/II)*  •  Here Be Dragons  •  Heirloom of a High House  •  Ogen's Epilogue*
Flatlands: Theracio's Tutelage (I/II/III)  •  The Prodigious Painting  •  Fit for a King  •  City of Gold  •  Zeph and Mercedes (II)*  •  In Search of Father (I)  •  The Gravekeeper's Grief  •  The Price of Vengeance  •  Mikk and Makk Make Good*  •  Scaredy Sheep  •  Tilting at Windmills
Coastlands: Le Mann, Explorer Extraordinaire (I/II/III)  •  Love Unrequited  •  Princess Mary, Redux*  •  In Search of Father (II)  •  Left Behind  •  The Merchant's Path  •  Scourge of the Seas  •  An Exotic Aroma  •  The Diarist's Desire*  •  Keeping Up with the Wyndhams*
Highlands: Noelle, Seeker of Knowledge (I/II/III)  •  Never Forget  •  Fertile Fields  •  Lost in Translation  •  A Royal Secret  •  Up to No Good  •  Russell's Repentance*  •  Star of the Stage  •  Performance Art  •  At Journey's End
Sunlands: Ria, Born to Roam (I/II/III)  •  Her Time to Shine  •  The Bouncer  •  The Adventures of Ali*  •  In Search of Sweets  •  Shadow over the Sands  •  Back with Bale*  •  The Prisoner's Plea  •  In Search of the Unknown  •  King Khalim's Conundrum*
Riverlands: Meryl, Lost then Found (I/II/III)  •  For Want of Fish  •  A Sweet Reunion  •  Zeph and Mercedes (I)*  •  Daughter of the Dark God (II)  •  The Worrywart  •  The Pilgrims' Plight  •  A Corpse with No Name  •  The Hidden Hoard  •  The Adventuring Life  •  Hello Again, Harald*
Cliftlands: Daughter of the Dark God (I)  •  Kaia, Mother of Dragons (I/II/III)  •  The Bandits' Code  •  Sparks of Revolution  •  Heathcote's High Jinks*  •  A Miner Dilemma  •  The Weaver's Predicament  •  Revello and Odette*  •  On the Precipice  •  The Wayward Son
Woodlands: Ashlan the Beastmaster (I/II/III)  •  Rite of Passage  •  Way Through the Woods  •  Alphas and the Impresario  •  Arena Aspirations  •  A Promising Venture  •  Into Thin Air  •  Again with Alaic*  •  A Cub with No Name  •  Looting Grave Robber
Special: Kit, the Traveler