Escort Duty

Escort Duty
Type Side Story Quest
Giver Fournival
Location Fournival's Manor
Prerequisite N/A
Next Quest Chasing Shadows and Land of Opportunity

Escort Duty is a quest in Dragon's Dogma

Escort Duty

"The merchant Fournival asks you look after his spoiled daughter Symone. Be warned: You've fought hydras more pleasant than this girl. "

Quest Objective


  1. Tour the City with Symone


Quest Rewards


  1. 10,000 Gold
  2. 7500 Experience points
  3. 150 Rift Crystals
  4. Obtaining the Gold Idol
    Getting the Gold Idol will depend on how adroitly Symone's demands are met in this mission. Stay close to her at all times but do not bump into her, grab her, attack her, unsheath any weapons around her, perform any other actions that might lower her affinity, and be sure to allow her to win the race.

    Answer "yes" to Symone's question about doing her bidding.

    Generally, staying behind or advancing too far ahead will meet with Symone's reprimand. Stay particularly close during her inspection of the market. She and your Pawns will also comment on the Arisen's performance. Do take advantage.

    When required to race do not sprint, as even bumping into her may mean the idol reward is not given. Only walk or jog, never run.

    Again, the Gold Idol is not automatically rewarded upon completion of this quest. You must talk to Symone after quest completion to receive it as an additional reward.

Quest Walkthrough

This quest becomes available after completing Land of Opportunity. Additionally, if Chasing Shadows is active Fournival may not offer the quest until its completion.

It may also become available after the quest Trial and Tribulations if affinity with Fournival was initially low.

Begin the quest by speaking with Fournival in his house, Fournival Manor.

Do note this quest must be finished in its entirety upon accepting it. If the Arisen leaves Gran Soren any time before completion it will fail. Additionally, a Flask of Water is required at a certain part of this quest so it may be wise to have one on hand ahead of time.

Tour the City with Symone

After speaking with Fournival, talk to Symone and reply with "Yes" to begin the escort quest. Although you can answer "No," this may remove the ability to receive the Gold Idol.

Symone will begin with running down the path to the Fountain Square at the center of town. Follow her at a quick pace, but do not sprint. For the duration of this quest, keep within a close range of her, but not so close as to risk bumping into her, as this may reduce Affinity and rewards.

There will be a scripted stumble-and-fall as she passes the cathedral. Wait for her to get up, and then from this point she will walk instead of run. Walk beside or closely behind her as she moves towards Fountain Square and the Union Inn.

Once near Fountain Square, Symone will stop to play a game of hide-and-seek. She will then run away in the general direction of the fountain. She can be found in one of two locations:

  • Behind Asalam at the Union Inn (next to the fireplace)


  • Behind Arsmith's Alehouse (past the notice board, then look to the left)

Find her as quickly as possible or it will cause a negative impact on her mood. Once found, speak with her once more to start the next part of the quest.

In this segment, follow closely as she walks around the market to look at the various stalls. Note that she is in the habit of abruptly stopping, making it very easy for the player to accidentally bump into her, so follow a short distance behind instead of immediately behind her. She will peruse the stalls at her own pace; there is no need to interact with her at this point. After some time she will walk towards the gates leading to the Craftsman's Quarter. Speak with her again when she stops.

Once at the gate she will announce that she is thirsty and desires water. Give her a Flask of Water. Taking too long may negatively impact her mood. Give the flask to her and then speak with her again to initiate the final part of the quest.

In the final segment of the quest, the Arisen has to race her to the northern gate of the city beyond the Fields in the Craftsman's Quarter. Sprinting is not necessary, jogging should be fast enough, but be careful not to bump into her while running as doing so will negatively impact her mood. Zigzag if necessary, but do not stop moving. The race ends at the northeast gate of Gran Soren (do not leave the city). Be sure to let Symone win the race while finishing closely behind her.

Back at Fournival Manor, talk to Fournival to finish the quest. Speak with Symone following quest completion to obtain any reward she feels fit to gift.

Quest Notes

It's best to create a cloud save so you can restore if you mess up.  

  • There is a Gold Idol Forgery in Fournival Manor. If this quest was completed and a Gold Idol awarded by Symone, the forgery will disappear.
  • This quest becomes temporarily unavailable during the quests Trial and Tribulations and Chasing Shadows.
  • If Fournival is found guilty during Trial and Tribulations, this quest will not be available.
  • This quest is not available in Post-Game.
  • After clearing Land of Opportunity the quest may unlock by leaving and re-entering Gran Soren.
  • Non-knowledgeable Pawns serve as distraction during this quest, at best rating the Arisen's work, at worst giving outright bad advices. Only the knowledgeable Pawns will give useful advices.


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    • Anonymous

      So this quest becomes unavailable after stage 3? I wish the game made it clear about which quests will be unavailable after a certain stage

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