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"The price to use the mill's gone up again! But it's not like I can mill my wheat without a windmill... What am I supposed to do?" —Slender Farmer

Tilting at Windmills is a side story in Octopath Traveler. It is activated by speaking to the Slender Farmer in Wispermill.

Use the Challenge/Provoke Path Action to defeat Bryan in Sunshade Tavern.

Convinced of his own wrongdoing, Bryan, the owner of the windmills, lowered his prices back to their original cost.

Alternatively, travel to Atlasdam and locate a man named Dan who designed a new model of a windmill and is looking for people to try it out. Use the Guide/Allure Path Action to bring him to the Slender Farmer.

Dan successfully introduced his new windmill to the townspeople, who were overjoyed with both its quality and affordability.



  • Dan and Bryan appear only after completing Chapter 1 of Cyrus and Primrose respectively.
  • Upon completion of the side story via Challenge/Provoke route Bryan is relocated outside of the tavern.
  • Upon completion of the side story via Guide/Allure route Slender Farmer is relocated to Atlasdam.
  • This side story can be completed early in the game, but only by challenging/provoking Bryan. When he is defeated, player gets the reward and the log in journal, though Slender Farmer isn't even present in Wispermill. However, finishing the side story this way makes her appear. She acts normally despite other villagers being hostile.

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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