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"Those brutes are always coming around my shop, picking fights that no one ever sought. Can't they find someone else to bother?" —Elderly Shopowner

Up to No Good is a side story in Octopath Traveler. It is activated by speaking with the Elderly Shopowner outside the house at the end of Stonegard Valleys.

Use the Challenge/Provoke Path Action and defeat Tobias, located at the entrance to Stonegard Valleys. Defeating only the Ruffian or Ruffian Lackey will not bring the story to an end, as they will only keep returning. The elderly shopkeeper surmises that someone must have put them up to this.

Thoroughly chastised, the wayward merchant Tobias vowed to turn over a new leaf and take over the shop.

Alternatively, travel to Sunshade. Use the Guide/Allure Path Action to bring the Amnesiac Girl, located outside the provisioner store, to Stonegard Valleys. The Amnesiac Girl is revealed to be Layla, the Ruffian's sister who he thought had drowned.

The ruffian leader was reunited with his sister whom he had presumed dead. He has since changed his ways and now earns an honest living at the shop he once hassled.



  • Upon completion of the side story via Challenge/Provoke route Tobias is relocated in place of Elderly Shopowner, guarding the door; Elderly Shopowner himself is placed inside the house. Ruffian and Ruffian Lackey are removed to the tavern.
  • Upon completion of the side story via Guide/Allure route Ruffian is relocated in place of Elderly Shopowner, guarding the door; Layla and Ruffian Lackey are placed next to him, and Elderly Shopowner inside the house.

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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