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Side Stories are a reoccurring game mechanic that function as short stories that may be resolved either by using a path action, obtaining a specific item, or defeating certain enemies.

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Tutorial Side Stories

There are 101 side stories in total in Octopath Traveler.

  • The first side story available is always Kit, the Traveler, and will take place in the same region as the first traveler chosen by the player.
  • There are 8 side stories series (one for each region) that take place over three parts. Each series begins at the region's Chapter 1 towns, then to the intermediate towns, and end at the Chapter 4 towns.
  • Side Stories in the Chapter 1 towns will not be available until the corresponding traveler's Chapter 1 stories are completed.

List of Side Stories[]

Name Client Path Action Client Location Reward(s) Prerequisites / Notes
Kit, the Traveler Kit N/A Northern Flamesgrace Wilds LeafLeaf 1,500 Only present if Ophilia is the starting traveler
Sir Miles, Servant of the Flame (I) Miles Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Flamesgrace LeafLeaf 1,500
Nourishing Nut x 1
Ophilia's Chapter 1 story completed
Sir Miles, Servant of the Flame (II) Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Stillsnow LeafLeaf 6,600
Nourishing Nut (M) x 1
Sir Miles, Servant of the Flame (III) Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Northreach LeafLeaf 11,000
Ardante Attire x 1
Nourishing Nut (L) x 1
The Slumbering Giant Diligent Student Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Flamesgrace LeafLeaf 4,500
Calamity Spear x 1
Ophilia's Chapter 1 story completed;
Boss - Jötunn
The Innocent Inmate Accused Man Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize or
Path Action Purchase UnavailablePath Action Steal
Flamesgrace Cathedral Entrance LeafLeaf 1,500
Tough Nut
Ophilia's Chapter 1 story completed
Let There Be Warmth Ingenious Inventor Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Stillsnow LeafLeaf 4,800
Nourishing Nut x 1
Sharp Nut x 1
Setting Out Pensive Girl Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Stillsnow LeafLeaf 3,300
Alluring Ribbon x 1
Here Be Dragons Traveling Author Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Northreach LeafLeaf 11,000
Dragon's Scarf x 1
Heirloom of a High House Byron the Noble Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize or
Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal
Northreach LeafLeaf 9,000
Sharp Nut (L) x 1
Lianna and Eliza Lianna Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Flamesgrace Cathedral LeafLeaf 11,000
Bishop's Staff x 1
Ophilia's and H'aanit's Chapter 4 stories completed
Arianna Again (I) Arianna Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Stillsnow None Primrose's and H'aanit's Chapter 4 stories completed
Arianna Again (II) Oren Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Stillsnow LeafLeaf 11,000
Adamantine Dagger x 1
Ogen's Epilogue Ogen Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Northreach LeafLeaf 9,000
Double Tomahawk x 1
Alfyn's Chapter 4 story completed

Name Client Path Action Client Location Reward(s) Prerequisites / Notes
Kit, the Traveler Kit N/A East Atlasdam Flats LeafLeaf 1,500 Only present if Cyrus is the starting traveler
In Search of Father (I) Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Noblecourt LeafLeaf 4,500 Kit, the Traveler completed
Theracio's Tutelage (I) Theracio Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Atlasdam LeafLeaf 1,500
Invigorating Nut x 1
Cyrus's Chapter 1 story completed
Theracio's Tutelage (II) Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal East Noblecourt LeafLeaf 6,600
Invigorating Nut (M) x 1
Theracio's Tutelage (III) Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Wispermill LeafLeaf 11,000
Teacher's Hat x 1
Invigorating Nut (L) x 1
Fit for a King Capable Culinarian Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Atlasdam LeafLeaf 1,500
Healing Grape (M) x 2
Cyrus's Chapter 1 story completed
City of Gold Passionate Reader Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Atlasdam Palace Gate LeafLeaf 9,000
Alluring Ribbon x 1
Cyrus's Chapter 1 story completed
The Prodigious Painting Art Lover Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Atlasdam Palace LeafLeaf 13,000 Cyrus's Chapter 1 story completed
The Price of Vengeance Luckless Sellsword Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke East Noblecourt LeafLeaf 6,500
Veteran's Helm x 1
The Gravekeeper's Grief Old Gravekeeper Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke
East Noblecourt LeafLeaf 4,500
Gravekeeper's Mark x 1
Tilting at Windmills Slender Farmer Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Wispermill LeafLeaf 22,000 Ophilia's Chapter 4 story completed
Scaredy Sheep Carefree Shepherd Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Western Wispermill Flats LeafLeaf 12,000
Elemental Augmentor x 1
Ophilia's Chapter 4 story completed
Boss - Mánagarmr
Mikk and Makk Make Good Mikk[1] Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Noblecourt LeafLeaf 11,000
Mikk and Makk's Shield x 1
Tressa's and Therion's Chapter 4 stories completed
[1] While Mikk is indicated as the client, the side story begins by speaking with either Barham or Orlick.

Name Client Path Action Client Location Reward(s) Prerequisites / Notes
Kit, the Traveler Kit N/A South Cobbleston Gap LeafLeaf 1,500 Only present if Olberic is the starting traveler
At Journey's End Impresario N/A Ruins of Hornburg[1] LeafLeaf 100,000
Spurning Ribbon x 1
Alphas and the Impresario completed
Noelle, Seeker of Knowledge (I) Noelle Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Cobbleston LeafLeaf 4,800
Tough Nut x 1
Olberic's Chapter 1 story completed
Noelle, Seeker of Knowledge (II) Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Stonegard Heights LeafLeaf 6,600
Tough Nut (M) x 1
Noelle, Seeker of Knowledge (III) Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Everhold LeafLeaf 11,000
Historian's Hat x 1
Tough Nut (L) x 1
Fertile Fields Kindly Farmer Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Cobbleston LeafLeaf 1,500
Inspiriting Plum (M) x 1
Olberic's Chapter 1 story completed
Never Forget Melancholy Youth Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Cobbleston LeafLeaf 9,000
Sharp Nut (M) x 1
Olberic's Chapter 1 story completed
Up to No Good Elderly Shopowner Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Stonegard Valleys LeafLeaf 5,000
Guardian Amulet x 1
Lost in Translation Bookbinder Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Stonegard Heights LeafLeaf 6,500
Exotic Garb x 1
A Royal Secret Inquiring Youth Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Stonegard Heights LeafLeaf 5,000
Royal Crest x 1
Star of the Stage Impresario Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Everhold LeafLeaf 15,000
Revitalizing Jam x 1
Performance Art Ardent Actor Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize
Everhold LeafLeaf 22,000
Russell's Repentance Russell Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Stonegard LeafLeaf 9,000
Confessional Armor x 1
Cyrus's Chapter 4 story completed
[1] While the location is the Ruins of Hornburg, the Impresario is found on the West S'warkii Trail.

Name Client Path Action Client Location Reward(s) Prerequisites / Notes
Kit, the Traveler Kit N/A Southern Sunshade Sands LeafLeaf 1,500 Only present if Primrose is the starting traaveler
Ria, Born to Roam (I) Ria Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Sunshade LeafLeaf 1,500
Magic Nut x 1
Primrose's Chapter 1 story completed
Ria, Born to Roam (II) Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Wellspring LeafLeaf 6,000
Magic Nut (M) x 1
Ria, Born to Roam (III) Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Marsalim LeafLeaf 11,000
Magic Nut (L) x 1
Her Time to Shine Blue Dancer Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action GuidePath Action Allure
Sunshade LeafLeaf 1,500
Wind Amulet x 1
Primrose's Chapter 1 story completed
The Bouncer Hired Barkeep Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Sunshade Tavern LeafLeaf 1,500
Fortifying Nut x 1
Primrose's Chapter 1 story completed
Shadow over the Sands Staid Soldier Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Wellspring LeafLeaf 8,000
Transcendent Bow of Shadows x 1
Boss - Snake Charmer and Giant Python
In Search of Sweets Sweet Tooth Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Wellspring LeafLeaf 4,500
Gourmet's Charm x 1
In Search of the Unknown Old Aristocrat Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke
Marsalim LeafLeaf 11,000
Alluring Ribbon x 1
The Prisoner's Plea Kevin Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Marsalim Palace LeafLeaf 300
Revitalizing Jam x 1
The Adventures of Ali Ali Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Sunshade LeafLeaf 9,000
Tradewinds Spear x 1
Tressa's Chapter 4 story completed
Back with Bale Bale Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Wellspring LeafLeaf 9,000
Captain's Badge x 1
Ophilia's and Olberic's Chapter 4 stories completed
King Khalim's Conundrum King Khalim Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Marsalim Palace LeafLeaf 30,000 All travelers' Chapter 4 stories completed

Name Client Path Action Client Location Reward(s) Prerequisites / Notes
Kit, the Traveler Kit N/A West Clearbrook Traverse LeafLeaf 1,500 Only present if Alfyn is the starting traveler
Daughter of the Dark God (II) Alphas Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Saintsbridge LeafLeaf 10,000 Daughter of the Dark God (I) completed
Meryl, Lost then Found (I) Meryl Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Clearbrook LeafLeaf 1,500
Resistant Nut x 1
Alfyn's Chapter 1 story completed
Meryl, Lost then Found (II) Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Saintsbridge LeafLeaf 6,600
Resistant Nut (M) x 1
Meryl, Lost then Found (III) Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Lower Riverford LeafLeaf 11,000
High House's Armor x 1
Resistant Nut (L) x 1
For Want of Fish Angler Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke
Clearbrook LeafLeaf 1,500
Mighty Belt x 1
Alfyn's Chapter 1 story completed
A Sweet Reunion Lost Grandfather Path Action GuidePath Action Allure South Clearbrook Traverse LeafLeaf 2,000 Alfyn's Chapter 1 story completed
A Corpse with No Name River Dweller Path Action GuidePath Action Allure or
Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal
East Saintsbridge Traverse LeafLeaf 5,000
Gentleman's Charm x 1
The Worrywart Worrywart Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Saintsbridge LeafLeaf 6,600
Invigorating Nut x 1
Resistant Nut x 1
The Pilgrims' Plight Kindly Cleric Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Saintsbridge Cathedral LeafLeaf 6,600
Refreshing Jam x 1
The Adventuring Life Servant Path Action GuidePath Action Allure or
Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke
Riverford LeafLeaf 11,000
Critical Nut (L) x 1
Zeph and Mercedes (I) Nina Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Clearbrook None Cyrus's and Alfyn's Chapter 4 stories completed
Zeph and Mercedes (II) Mercedes Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Atlasdam Palace Gate LeafLeaf 11,000
Memorial Axe x 1
Friends Again Nate Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Saintsbridge Badge of Friendship x 1 Ophilia's Chapter 4 story completed
The Hidden Hoard Passionate Youth Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal or
Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize
Riverford LeafLeaf 15,000
Revitalizing Jam x 1
Ophilia's Chapter 4 story completed
Hello Again, Harald Reggie Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Riverford LeafLeaf 8,000
Harald's Sword x 1
Olberic's Chapter 4 story completed

Name Client Path Action Client Location Reward(s) Prerequisites / Notes
Kit, the Traveler Kit N/A North Bolderfall Pass LeafLeaf 1,500 Only present if Therion is the starting traveler
Daughter of the Dark God (I) Alphas Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Ravus Manor Gate LeafLeaf 5,000 Therion's Chapter 1 story completed
Kaia, Mother of Dragons (I) Kaia Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Bolderfall LeafLeaf 1,500
Light Nut x 1
Therion's Chapter 1 story completed
Kaia, Mother of Dragons (II) Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Quarrycrest LeafLeaf 6,600
Light Nut (M) x 1
Kaia, Mother of Dragons (III) Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke Orewell LeafLeaf 11,000
Robe of the Dragon Princess x 1
Light Nut (L) x 1
Sparks of Revolution Stern Guardsman Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize or
Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal
Bolderfall LeafLeaf 2,000 Therion's Chapter 1 story completed
The Bandits' Code Veteran Brigand Path Action GuidePath Action Allure or
Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize
Lower Bolderfall LeafLeaf 2,400
Blazon of Protection x 1
Therion's Chapter 1 story completed
The Weaver's Predicament Gendy Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize or
Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal
Quarrycrest LeafLeaf 6,500
Weaver's Charm x 1
A Miner Dilemma Miner Path Action PurchasePath Action Steal Quarrycrest Mines LeafLeaf 9,000
Sharp Nut x 1
Critical Nut x 1
On the Precipice Struggling Merchant Path Action ChallengePath Action Provoke or
Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize
Orewell LeafLeaf 11,000
Refreshing Jam x 1
The Wayward Son Miserable Mother Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Orewell LeafLeaf 9,000
Olive of Life (L) x 1
Heathcote's High Jinks Heathcote Path Action GuidePath Action Allure Ravus Manor Gate LeafLeaf 12,000
Heathcote's Dagger x 1
Therion's Chapter 4 story completed
Revello and Odette Revello Path Action InquirePath Action Scrutinize Quarrycrest LeafLeaf 9,000
Revello's Helm x 1
Primrose's and Cyrus's Chapter 4 stories completed

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Octopath Traveler
Characters
Travelers: Ophilia  •  Cyrus  •  Tressa  •  Olberic  •  Primrose  •  Alfyn  •  Therion  •  H'aanit
Ophilia's Path: Lianna  •  Archbishop Josef  •  Mattias  •  Guardian of the First Flame  •  Bishop Bartolo  •  Emil  •  Derryl  •  Nate  •  Hróðvitnir  •  Daniel  •  Donovan  •  Lysa  •  Mystery Man and Shady Figure
Cyrus's Path: Therese  •  Princess Mary  •  Mercedes  •  Yvon  •  Lucia  •  Russell  •  Odette  •  Gideon  •  Dominic
Tressa's Path: Olneo Colzione  •  Marina Colzione  •  Leon Bastralle  •  Mikk  •  Makk  •  Ali  •  Morlock  •  Omar  •  Baltazar  •  Venomtooth Tiger  •  Noa  •  Aston Wyndham  •  Esmeralda  •  Ing
Olberic's Path: Erhardt  •  King Alfred  •  Philip  •  Gaston  •  Cecily  •  Ned  •  Victorino  •  Conrad  •  Wallace Wildsword  •  Bernhard  •  Grieg  •  Joshua Frostblade  •  Archibold  •  Gustav  •  Bale  •  Reggie  •  Harald  •  Werner
Primrose's Path: Geoffrey Azelhart  •  Yusufa  •  Helgenish  •  Arianna  •  Oren  •  Rufus  •  Revello Forsythe  •  Simeon  •  Anna Forsythe  •  Albus  •  Jan Forsythe
Alfyn's Path: Zeph  •  Nina  •  Lily  •  Blotted Viper  •  Ellen  •  Flynn  •  Marlene  •  Vanessa Hysel  •  Ogen  •  Miguel  •  Timothy  •  Ogre Eagle
Therion's Path: Darius  •  Heathcote  •  Cordelia Ravus  •  Barham  •  Orlick  •  Gareth
H'aanit's Path: Z'aanta  •  Linde  •  Eliza Woodward  •  Ghisarma  •  Natalia  •  Lord of the Forest  •  Alaic  •  Susanna Grotoff  •  Dragon  •  King Khalim  •  Redeye
Side Stories: Miles  •  Theracio  •  Le Mann  •  Noelle  •  Ria  •  Meryl  •  Kaia  •  Ashlan  •  Mathilda  •  Tony  •  Professor Bastete  •  Mont d'Or  •  Estadas  •  Professor Paul  •  Maruf
Other: Kit  •  Graham Crossford  •  Alphas  •  Impresario  •  Lyblac
Orsterra
Frostlands: Flamesgrace  •  Cave of Origin  •  Hoarfrost Grotto  •  Stillsnow  •  Secret Path  •  Obsidian Parlor  •  The Whitewood  •  Shrine of the Flamebearer  •  Tomb of the Imperator  •  Northreach  •  Lorn Cathedral  •  Maw of the Ice Dragon
Flatlands: Atlasdam  •  Subterranean Study  •  The Whistlewood  •  Noblecourt  •  Orlick's Manse  •  Obsidian Manse  •  Shrine of the Sage  •  The Hollow Throne  •  Wispermill  •  Ebony Grotto  •  Forest of Purgation  •  Shrine of the Starseer
Coastlands: Rippletide  •  Caves of Maiya  •  Undertow Cove  •  Moonstruck Coast  •  Goldshore  •  Caves of Azure  •  Seaside Grotto  •  Shrine of the Trader  •  Captains' Bane  •  Grandport  •  Grandport Sewers  •  Loch of the Lost King
Highlands: Hornburg  •  Cobbleston  •  Brigands' Den  •  Untouched Sanctum  •  Stonegard  •  The Spectrewood  •  Yvon's Birthplace  •  Shrine of the Thunderblade  •  Tomb of Kings  •  Everhold  •  Amphitheatre  •  Everhold Tunnels  •  Shrine of the Runeblade  •  Ruins of Hornburg
Sunlands: Sunshade  •  Sunshade Catacombs  •  Whistling Cavern  •  Wellspring  •  Lizardmen's Den  •  Black Market  •  Shrine of the Lady of Grace  •  Quicksand Caves  •  Marsalim  •  Grimsand Ruins  •  Marsalim Catacombs
Riverlands: Clearbrook  •  Cave of Rhiyo  •  Twin Falls  •  Saintsbridge  •  The Murkwood  •  Rivira Woods  •  Farshore  •  Shrine of the Healer  •  Riverford  •  Hidden Path  •  Lord's Manse  •  Refuge Ruins  •  Shrine of the Warbringer
Cliftlands: Bolderfall  •  Ravus Manor  •  Carrion Caves  •  Quarrycrest  •  The Sewers  •  Morlock's Manse  •  Shrine of the Prince of Thieves  •  Derelict Mine  •  Orewell  •  Forest of Rubeh  •  Dragonsong Fane
Woodlands: S'warkii  •  The Whisperwood  •  Path of Beasts  •  Victors Hollow  •  The Forgotten Grotto  •  Forest of No Return  •  Shrine of the Huntress  •  Duskbarrow  •  Ruins of Eld  •  Moldering Ruins  •  Shrine of the Archmagus
Other: The Gate of Finis  •  Journey's End
Enemies
Ophilia's Path: Guardian of the First Flame  •  Hróðvitnir  •  Mystery Man and Shady Figure  •  Mattias
Cyrus's Path: Russell  •  Gideon  •  Yvon  •  Lucia
Tressa's Path: Mikk and Makk  •  Omar  •  Venomtooth Tiger  •  Esmeralda
Olberic's Path: Gaston  •  Joshua Frostblade  •  Archibold  •  Gustav  •  Lizardman Chief  •  Erhardt  •  Werner
Primrose's Path: Helgenish  •  Rufus  •  Albus  •  Simeon
Alfyn's Path: Blotted Viper  •  Vanessa Hysel  •  Miguel  •  Ogre Eagle
Therion's Path: Heathcote  •  Orlick  •  Gareth  •  Darius
H'aanit's Path: Ghisarma  •  Lord of the Forest  •  Dragon  •  Redeye
Optional: Jötunn  •  Giant Python and Snake Charmer  •  Leviathan  •  Devourer of Men  •  Mánagarmr  •  Azure-eyed Tiger  •  Behemoth  •  Devourer of Dreams  •  Dreadwolf  •  Gigantes  •  Lord of the Sands  •  Manymaws  •  Monarch  •  Throne Guardian  •  Tyrannodrake
Gods of Orsterra: Winnehild  •  Steorra  •  Balogar  •  Dreisang  •  Galdera
Game Mechanics
General: Achievements  •  Side Stories  •  Travel Banter
Battle: Experience  •  Skills  •  Status Effects  •  Support Skills
Path Actions: Guide/Allure  •  Scrutinize/Inquire  •  Purchase/Steal  •  Provoke/Challenge
Inventory: Items  •  Weapons  •  Shields  •  Headgear  •  Body Armor  •  Materials
Jobs: Cleric  •  Scholar  •  Merchant  •  Warrior  •  Dancer  •  Apothecary  •  Thief  •  Hunter
Advanced Jobs: Starseer  •  Runelord  •  Warmaster  •  Sorcerer
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