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This is no place for decent folk.
~ -The Academic
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The Desperate Few or Assistance Encounter is a location node in Darkest Dungeon 2. Seeing the impending apocalypse most people gave up and surrendered to the madness. But some continue to fight despite the abhorrent conditions. In them is stored the Hope of the world, Hope that the heroes will need to feed the flame and continue the journey.

Upon entering this node the player will be presented with up to 4 options. Heroes will be able to assist, help, inspire, donate, steal or even kill the Desperate Few. Each giving different rewards.


Possible Rewards[ | ]

The main use of the Assistance Encounter is to get flame and various supplies. But the result will depend on the Quirks of the heroes. The decision you make will affect the affinity between the heroes either negatively or positively and you will receive the respective rewards.

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Help![ | ]

  • Gain Flame: 15-30 Flame
  • Random 1-3 Inn item
  • Random 1-3 Combat item
  • Random 1-3 Food.
  • Random Trinket
  • Random Stagecoach upgrade.

Inspire[ | ]

  • Lose Flame: -15 Flame
  • Random 1-3 Inn item
  • Random 1-3 Combat item
  • Random 1-3 Food.
  • Random Trinket
  • Random Stagecoach upgrade.

[ | ]

  • TBD

Kill/Steal[ | ]

  • TBD


Quirk Interactions[ | ]

Quirk Name Quirk Effects Event Outcome
Tippler "Can't get enough of the hard stuff." Help +30 Flame
5 Stress heal for self
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