Despondent Thief

Despondent Thief
Health: ??
Rewards: Coastrock trophy
Strike ?? Fire ??
Slash ?? Lightning ??
Poise ?? Poison ??
Block ?? Holy ??
Block Damage ?? Arcane ??
Block Magic ??    

Despondent Thief is a character in Salt and Sanctuary


  1. Castle of Storms: After defeating Kraekan Wyrm, go left and down and talk to the thief to learn the Shadowflip Brand.
    Talk to her and then go right to pull the bridge for the lever to continue the playthrough. here for a video of the location.
  2. Red Hall of Cages: Down past the first few hanged man enemies, continue down and right before the sequence with the three rolling wheel elevators explore up to find a passage leading up (shadowflip brand) secretive darkened room with one single Hanged Man and the thief waiting at the top left. Click here for a video of the 2nd location. * No longer appears if Tree of Men is dead, must talk to before killing Tree of Men. 
  3. Hager's Cavern: From the Sanctuary, go up as much as you can. She is sitting on the last ledge you can access before being forced to go left.
    REPLY YES TO HER QUESTION. Then go defeat the boss. Click here for a video of the 3rd location.
  4. The Far Beach: If you have talked to her at all previous locations, she should now be here. Coastrock trophy completed when you talk to her. She will also give you a Frozen Tome


Quest Information

  • You must exhaust dialogue each time you talk to the thief or she won't move.
  • If you defeat any of the area bosses without talking to her, she will vanish from your game.
  • Cannot travel over Ziggurat of Dust to The Far Beach. You have to travel to The Far Beach from Fort-Beyond-the-Mire for her to appear the final time. 



First encounter:

Oh... hello.
Why am I just sitting here?
I'm the best thief in the Eight Kingdoms.
But what can a thief do against a dragon? A dagger against wyrmscale? No...
So i just sit here.

You... you've slain the dragon?
Well... if you've done that, maybe someone like me can slay mighty monsters as well.
Here, take this brand. It'll hurt, but it's a tool crucial to a thief.

There's treasure in the heart of this island, and it'll be mine. Just you wait.

 Second encounter:

I needed to find this place... my blade's been thirsting for blood, and my satchel's been hungry for gold.
Funny though... gold's the reason I'm stuck here.
I had a job: escort a nobleman across the sea.

Me, working? Go on, laugh.
You know, I'm a thief. I dwell in somewhat more... unsavory... channels. But I'm the best.
My services were requested for this top secret mission for the crown, because I'm the best.
But we wrecked on this island. Dunno what happend to that highborn prick.
Don't care.

Most likely he's dead, and not only is my pay forfeit, so is my neck, if I ever set foot back home.
So what's this thief to do? Gather up whatever spoils I can find, scrap together a skiff out of salvage, and sail to Coastrock.

Coastrock's the perfect place for someone like me to shed her notoriety.

Third encounter:

I... I found him.
My nobleman, I mean. I recognized his dress, I'd only seen him from afar before, but there he was, up close, dead.
I cut his robes off in search of jewels. You know what I found?

I found a brand on his neck.
They don't punt brands on the necks of noblemen.
Know who they put brands on the necks of?
A slave in nobleman's dress.
What's a slave doing in nobleman's dress?

My nobleman was a slave...
Do you think your princess was as well?

You and I are clever, aren't we?
Sent on fools' errands, shipwrecked on a cursed island.
But to what end?

There's a dark purpose to me being stranded here, but I'm not foolish enough to see what it is.
I'm done hunting treasure. I'll find salvage, craft a seaworthy skiff, and sail southeast.

You know the place: Coastrock.

Last encounter:

Lot of wrecked ships here, pretty sure I'll be able to scrap something together here.
Thanks for keeping me company, friend.

I'd take you with me if I could promise a safe journey, but I can't, so I won't.
Besided, you've got a lady to find, be it a princess or a slave.

For your trouble, here's a share of the spoils I've found.
If you find your way off this island, come to Coastrock, find the Red Falcon, and ask for Edward.
My name's not Edward, but that's how you'll find me.

   Player Notes

  • NPC Set: ??
  • Possible bug: upon death, even from a great distance from her location she can have your salt requiring you to either kill her or abondon your lost salt.
  • There is a bug with Sellswords , if the Sellsword picks up the item next to her and don't speak to her , she will disappear with no coming back (May be patched in the future)


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    • Anonymous

      12 Oct 2021 09:44  

      So she was in Hager's cavern? Damn it, I didn't know and I beat the Disemboweled Husk already. Well, guess i'll complete her quest in NG+

      • Anonymous

        30 Apr 2020 12:33  

        I missed this on my 1st run, think I might have beat tree of men 1st. Can I get it on NG+? Or start over new

        • Anonymous

          29 Sep 2018 00:25  

          So after speaking with her the third time and having her remind you of Coastrock I tried to meet her at the Beach. She wasn't there. So I killed the Husk boss, the Bloodless Prince and That Stench Most Foul and only then did she show up at the beach. It may be just getting to where you can go through Redshift. TL;DR: Talked in Hager. No show @ beach. Did to Redshift now she's here.

          • Anonymous

            15 Mar 2018 04:41  

            I found that she is from Coastrock. Plus she got a friend named Edward. Sad We can't go there and meet her...

            • Anonymous

              05 Oct 2017 13:35  

              This is her gear if you want to make a look alike

              Chest: Assassin's Tunic
              Hands: Rogue's Gloves
              Feet: Assassin's Leggings
              Weapon: Cutpurse Shiv
              Shield: Buckler

              • Anonymous

                12 Aug 2017 20:17  

                If you got the Shadowflip brand as a sellsword, and you don't have it in your host games, you can get it back simply by inviting the character in which you got it as a sellsword.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jul 2017 03:02  

                  Wow, I'm seriously gonna miss out on her trophy because I answered no to her pointless question? ***** off.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Apr 2017 04:47  

                    What happens if the player chooses no to the third encounter's question? I chose no, because I thought it wouldn't matter...

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jan 2017 09:37  

                      This is so stupid.... not everyone watches guides so not everyone will answer YES to her question about the princess....

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Jul 2016 00:42  

                        I accidentally killed myself with elemental imbalance and it said "despondent thief" stole your salt! I used the ring to find my salt and sure enough she was sitting in the cave with it, I had to kill her because it was a huge amount.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Mar 2016 15:15  

                          So we made the thief vanish from the game by accident before we could obtain the shadowflip we cannot progress any further is there a way around this?

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Mar 2016 21:05  

                            If a sellsword picks up the item next to her and player 1 hasn't gotten the brand, she will disappear and the game will be broken and due to auto save its irreversible.

                            • Anonymous

                              25 Mar 2016 21:03  

                              I found and spoke to both the knight and the thief in the Red Hall of Cages.But after killing the Tree of Men and entering Hager's Cavern both are not there!Is there anything else I have to do before they show up? I killed the Disemboweled Husk and cleaned the place out as far as possible at this stage in the game.In a previous playthrough with another Character both were there, but I chose the wrong answer for the thief, of course!!Now with the new char they are missing, pls tell me that my save is not corrupt! Any help is appreciated.

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Mar 2016 19:17  

                                So, I have done everything the guide says and went through all dialogue with her everywhere, I just reached the Far Beach after killing The Dried King and she is not there. Would love an answer that if I bugged it by going there before killing the Dried King the first time, or if she just shows up later. And if so, after which boss does she come from? Do I have to kill the boss in Hager's Cavern? Thanks for the future response.

                                • Anonymous

                                  18 Mar 2016 23:21  

                                  Its rediculous that you miss this trophy if youve answered No to her question.... how is anyone supposed to figure that out.... also thats for leaving that part out. So far your guide is a shambles

                                  • Anonymous

                                    17 Mar 2016 18:42  

                                    It says "after the three wheel sequence" buts it's actually RIGHT before you can jump to your first wheel. =)

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