Nier Replicant Act 1 Side Quests Guide

Nier Replicant Act 1 Side quests

While completing side quests isn’t required to finish Nier Replicant, they are sure recommended in you wish to 100% your completion. Some of the endings require you to get your hands on all weapons which means you need to play side quests as well. In this guide, we will go through all Nier Replicant Act 1 side quests.

Side quests in Nier Replicant are divided into 2 Acts. You can complete Act 1 before going on to Act 2. As far I can tell, there doesn’t seem to be any way to come back to Act 1 and complete your remaining side quests but I played most of the game in one go and in a sequence, so I might be wrong.

Nier Replicant Side Quests Act 1

I was able to find 32 side quests in Nier Replicant Act 1.

Herbal Remedies

Reward: 500 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with Popola in your village and help her look for some herbs. You need to search the Northern Plains for the 2 herbs and come back to Popola. Both herbs are common items and by the time you get this side quest, it is possible that you already have them in your inventory. If you don’t feel like going out to search for them, you can buy them from a shop nearby.

The Gatekeeper’s Errand

Reward: 500 Gold

How to Complete: The quest is pretty simple to complete, all you need to do is deliver a message to the Blacksmith’s wife. Speak with one of the Guards at the gate to the Northern Plains in your village to get the quest. The wife is in the shopping area near the Blacksmith.

The Lost Eggs

Reward: Health Salve

How to Complete: Speak with the Item Shopkeeper to get the side quest. The shopkeeper wants you to find hidden chicken eggs and return them to him. Find the boy with the quest icon on his head near the fountain, then speak with the villager with the quest icon on his head near the pigs. You can find the egg at the base of one of the structures surrounding the fountain.

Old-Fashioned Home Cooking

Reward: 1500 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the women sitting near the fountain in the market area. Your objective is to gather 10 pieces of Mutton. You can easily obtain them by killing and looting Sheep. You can find plenty of Sheep in the Northern Plains of Nier Replicant. Return to the quest giver to complete the quest.

Shopping List

Reward: 500 Gold and Seed planting ability.

How to Complete: Speak with the woman in the market area to get this quest. You need to bring her 3 Tulip Bulbs which can be bought from the Grocer in Seafront. If you already have them, you can simply give them to the quest giver.

Book Smarts

Reward: 500 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the girl on the upper level of the library to get this side quest. She wants you to return some books to where you belong. The books the given one by one and you need to locate the orange interact arrow to place the books.

The Tavern Keeper’s Grandmother

Reward: 2000 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the Tavern owner in the village to get this side quest. You need to collect Tavern Keeper 3 Medicinal Herbs, 3 Berries, and 3 Royal Ferns. Once you have the item, you can come back to the quest giver to complete the side quest. Medicinal Herb is found in the surrounding plains and can be bought from shops as well. Berries are also in the plains and can be bought from stores. Royal Ferm is a rare drop in the plains but you can get it from the Grocer shop in Seafront.

A Return to Shopping

Reward: 2000 Gold, Tulip Bulb, Bounty Fertilizer, Garden Space

How to Complete: Speak with the village The Florist after completing the Shopping List side quest to get this quest. Get 3 Bounty Fertilizers for the Florist. You can buy them from the Seafront shop and bring them back to the quest giver to complete this side quest.

Boar Hunt!

Reward: 500 Gold, ride Wild Boars, Boar Tusk

How to Complete: Speak with a man near the Item Shop in the village to get this quest. He wants you to hunt down Wild Boar in the Northern Plains to get the Boar Tusk. Report back to the quest giver to complete this side quest.

Yonah’s Home Cooking

Reward: Dialogue Scene

How to Complete: Speak with Yonah in the village to get this side quest in Nier Replicant Act 1. To complete this side quest, bring Venison and Wheat to Yonah. Deer is in the Southern Plains while Wheat can be bought from Grocery Store.

On the Wings of Eagles

Reward: 2000 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the Tavern Keeper after completing the Tavern Keeper’s Grandmother side quest. You need to find him an Eagle Egg. The Eagle Egg is under the Elder’s House in The Aerie.

Fragile Delivery

Reward: 1250 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the guard at the gate to the Northern Plains to get this side quest. You need to deliver a fragile parcel. Do not get hit, dodge roll, and jump from a height. Deliver the package to the Elder’s house.

Fragile Delivery 2

Reward: 1500 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the man near the Marketplace Fountain after you complete the Fragile Delivery. Take the package to the Tavern in Seafront. Do not get hit, dodge roll, and jump from a height to avoiding breaking the package.

The Fisherman’s Gambit

Reward: Improved fishing skills

How to Complete: There are 5 parts to this quest and in each part, you need to catch a certain amount, and type of fish.

  1. Part 1: Catch 10 Sardines at the Seafront beech.
  2. Part 2: Catch 7 Blowfish from the Seafront Pier.
  3. Part 3: Catch 7 Rainbow Trout from the Northern Plains docks.
  4. Part 4: Catch 5 Bream from the Seafront Pier.
  5. Part 5: Catch 5 Black Bass from the village lake.

The Ballad of the Twins

Reward: Story related scene

How to Complete: Speak with the Devola in the Tavern and then go to the library to speak with Popola to get this side quest. Popola wants a drink from the Tavern but the Tavern needs certain materials to make the drink. Bring the Tavern 5 Mouse Tails, and 5 Lizard Tails to make the drink.

A Dog Astray

Reward: 10K Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the NPC near the Blacksmith to get this quest. He wants you to find a dog lost in the Northern Plains. Look under the bridge that leads to the Junk Heap.

The New Merchant in Town

Reward: 10K Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the person on the Boat in Seafront Town’s port. You need to get Wool, Natural Rubber, and Goat Hide. Wool is acquired from Sheep in the Northern Plains. You can kill goats to get Goat Hide but it is a rare drop. Natural Rubber can be acquired from the materials shop in Seafront Town.

The Postman’s Request

Reward: 10K Gold

How to Complete: Get the side quest from the Seafront Town Post Office. Deliver the letter to the woman on top of the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Lady’s Wrath

Reward: 10K Gold

How to Complete: Complete The Postman’s Request and speak with either the Seafront Postman or Devola. Speak with the old woman and the postman multiple times. Sneak into the post office, solve the puzzle, investigate the item in the backroom, and speak with the postman and the old lady again.

Closure

Reward: Story related scene

How to Complete: Get the quest from Devola or the Seafront Post Office. Go to the post office and speak with the postman to complete the side quest.

Yonah’s Gift

Reward: Story related scene

How to Complete: Get the quest from Yonah after Kaine joins your quest. You can get the required items from Grocery Stores.

The Belated Letter

Reward: 3000 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the man near the Fountain in Seafront to get this side quest. Deliver the letter to complete the side quest. There is some combat involved but nothing you can’t handle.

A Signature Dish

Reward: 5000 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the Seafront Tavern Keeper to get this quest. Get the ingredients he needs to complete this quest.

Bon Appetit!

Reward: 5000 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the Seafront Tavern Keeper after completing A Signature Dish side quest. Get the cookbook from the library and gather the required materials for the Tavern Keeper. You can buy rice and mushroom from the Grocery Store. You can catch sharks by using Sardines as bait.

Fragile Delivery 3

Reward: 3000 Gold

How to Complete: Speak with the guard at the Eastern Gate to start the side quest. Take the fragile package to the weapon shop in Facade.

The Tangled Message

Reward: 10K Reward

How to Complete: Speak with the soldier in Facade. You need to speak with some people in the right order:

  1. Person #1: Guard on the left side of the exit. Say “The Masked People respect their rules.”
  2. Person #2: King’s right-hand man. Say “The Men of the Mask Work for the King.”
  3. Person #3: The NPC looking after the children. Say “Child care can be difficult.”
  4. Person #4:  Southern Guardian. Say “Only nobility may enter the treasury.”
  5. Person #5: The long-winded NPC. Say “Quicksand.”

And that’s the complete list of Nier Replicant Act 1 Side quests and how to complete them. Need more help? See Endings, unlocking weapons, crashes and error fixes.

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