During Syl's related quest, Herdir will follow as an assistant. He will use his talents of inflicting pain to extract information from anybody who refuses to be open about what they know about the planned assassination of Syl.
When commanded, Herdir will shock the victim, and will continue repeat this until told to stop. Once the assassins are stopped, he will return to his chambers to resume his job.
"What brings you to this delightful corner of the House of Dementia? How may I help you?"
You're supposed to come with me."That's rather forward of you, don't you think? We've only just met and already you're ordering me around... I must say, I enjoy this take-charge attitude. I presume you are the Grand Inquisitor, then? Lady Syl said she'd be appointing someone. Shall we get to work? There's much to be done. So many people to visit."
I am the Grand Inquisitor."Are you? Hmm. I'd expected an entrance with a bit more flair. Ah, well. Perhaps you'll grow into the role. One can hope, eh? Now, we've much to do. Lady Syl is not a patient woman, as I'm sure you've seen. Shall we begin?"
Fine. Let's go."Ah, I do appreciate an assertive leader. I look forward to working with you on this assignment. Lead the way, Grand Inquisitor!"
What are we supposed to do?"Isn't it obvious? We need to search through Crucible, looking for these traitors. Talk to whomever might have information. If they're reluctant to help, you just say the word and I'll do my best to persuade them. Really, we should be going. Her Ladyship expects results!"
Nothing, excuse me."As you wish. Do come back and see me some time."
If approached again:
"Yes, Inquisitor? What may I do for you?"
Follow me."Of course, Inquisitor. I look forward to working with you."
Wait here."Are you quite sure, Inquisitor? Very well... Please don't have too much fun without me."
Return to the palace."As you wish, Inquisitor."
Let's discuss other things."Very well, Inquisitor."
Conspiracy"I don't expect we'll learn much. While I have the utmost respect for her Ladyship, she is well known for being... overly cautious. We must carry out her wishes, however. And I, for one, am looking forward to, ahh... interacting with the citizens of Crucible."
Investigation"What would you like to know, Inquisitor?"
What's my current task?"As we're just starting out, we need to find a place to start. Someone who knows something. We may have to torture dozens of people before we find one who knows something. How exciting! I shall follow you through Crucible. Speak with the citizens, and ask what they know about this supposed conspiracy."
Who should we be looking for now?"I don't know! Isn't that wonderful? It could be any of them... All of them, perhaps. We'll just have to start torturing people to find out!"
If tortuing someone who doesn't have a clue:
"If I may be so bold, Inquisitor, I believe this person has nothing to contribute to our investigation. Perhaps we should move on."
After finding some evidence and asked about the investigation:
What's my current task?"It would seem that Anya Herrick may know something. It could be nothing, but it's certainly worth following up on, don't you think? We should have a little chat with her as soon as possible. I look forward to it; I get the feeling she avoids me at times." Who should we be looking for now?"Anya Herrick, dear Inquisitor. She's been named as someone of interest. I do look forward to chatting with her, don't you?"
After talking with Anya Herrick and asked about the investigation:
What's my current task?"Anya claims to have been approached by Ma'zaddha. Perhaps there's something to this after all. We should find him soon. If he knows something, it might be a key to what's going on in Crucible." Who should we be looking for now?"According to Miss Herrick, Ma'zaddha has been pressuring her. He would be our next target, if you will."
After talking with Ma'zaddha and asked about the investigation:
What's my current task?"Ma'zaddha is reluctant to speak to you, and I assume there's good reason. It would be worth finding another way to get him to talk. There must be someone Crucible who knows more. We should talk to more people about what's going on." Who should we be looking for now?"Ma'zaddha is clearly withholding something. It would seem that direct pressure has no effect, so we'll have to try another route. Perhaps we can convince someone else in Crucible to tell us a bit more about his recent activities. That might loosen his tongue."
After obtaining new information and asking about the investigation:
What's my current task?"Ma'zaddha is meeting Nelrene at night. How illicit! Make every effort to be present for this conversation. It may give us something to hold over Ma'zaddha and get him to talk." Who should we be looking for now?"If Ma'zaddha has indeed been consulting with Nelrene of her Ladyship's guard, that would provide us with some excellent leverage. If the two meet regularly, you might have a chance to eaves drop and learn more about what's going on."
If caught during the meeting and asking about the investigation:
What's my current task?"Your task is to listen in on Ma'zaddha's conversation with Nelrene without being noticed. It hasn't worked very well so far, but I have no doubt that you will persevere, Inquisitor."
After overhearing the conversation between Ma'zaddha and Nelrene and asking about the investigation:
What's my current task?"You've heard Ma'zaddha. Isn't it time to confront him with that fact?" Who should we be looking for now?"After overhearing Ma'zaddha and Nelrene, I'd say you have quite a card to play the next time you speak with him. I certainly look forward to that interaction."
After talking with Ma'zaddha and asking about the investigation:
What's my current task?"You have a few options, I believe. Either wait for Ma'zaddha to return with more information, or have a chat with Nelrene in the meantime." Who should we be looking for now?"Ma'zaddha has been most helpful! We'll have to see what he comes back with. In the meantime, you might consider speaking with Nelrene."
After interrogating Nelrene and asking about the investigation:
What's my current task?"Nelrene is clearly withholding information. Persuasion might be in order, or perhaps Ma'zaddha will have something that will help." Who should we be looking for now?"Nelrene is lying to you, Inquisitor. She knows more than she tells. You should address that as soon as possible."
After succesfully interrogating Nelrene and asking about the investigation:
What's my current task?"Nelrene caved in, finally, but we'll need to find something more to get to the bottom of this. Let's see if Ma'zaddha provides us with more evidence."