There is a cat called Unsinkable Sam roaming around the King Crab tavern in Cyseal who gives access to this quest but only if you have the Pet Pal Talent. Sam will tell you his story and ask you for a favor: to find out why the cat in Mayor Cecil's Office, Maxine, is not interested in him.
- Go talk to Maxine at Mayor Cecil's Office and return to Sam with her message. Now Sam will ask you to find his lost collar for him. The quest will continue after you have defeated Pontius in Crabs Versus Skeletons.
- Take the Ominous Black Gate Key from Pontius body to open the locked door south of the area where you witnessed orcs fighting skeletons.
- Continue along the linear path and defeat Source Nightmare the miniboss. He will drop Sam's Collar. This updates the quest for 840 XP.
- Return to the Inn and tell Sam you found his collar. The quest has now been completed.
- Follow Sam to the Mayor's Office and wait for the (long) dialogue to end. Initiate a dialog for +1 Pragmatic or Romantic.
- 1260 XP for killing Source Nightmare
- 1400 XP
- +1 Romantic or +1 Pragmatic