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Everybody's A Critic




The Phoenix Inn




Bourdain, Anona, Darvesh


6211xp, 1300g, 1 skill book + 2 (3105xp, 1300g, 6 items)


Bourdain's Cheese, The Food Critic


It seems the axiom 'the way to a man's heart is through his stomach' also applies to women. Help chef Bourdain concoct a coq bourré for a certain food critic that is just dying to try it out. Discover this critic and help the chef gather his ingredients, and you might just have a future as a matchmaker.


The first part of the quest involves finding a rare blue cheese made from the milk of giant rabbits. Fortunately the quest does not involve building a great wall or even milking the poor creatures. Just try to remember the name and look out for a wheel of Gorgombert cheese.

The second part is significantly easier...all you need to do is figure out which patron of The Phoenix Inn is your food critic. For this part a little mindreading will go a long way.


If you do not mindread Darvesh, you must complete An Appetite For Murder to obtain the Gorgombert cheese from Gula.


You must mindread Anona at The Phoenix Inn and optionally Darvesh. The prerequisite applies if you do not mindread Darvesh.


The following quest reward is given upon completion of all side quests.

Reward per side quest

Fixed rewards:

  • 4873 xp
  • 600 gold

Option of 1 of the following item(s):

  • 2435 xp
  • 600 gold
  • 3 random items
Reward for main quest

Fixed rewards:

  • 6211 xp
  • 1300 gold
  • 1 Skill Book

Option of 2 of the following item(s):

  • 3105 xp
  • 1300 gold
  • 6 random items
Total quest reward

Fixed rewards:

  • 15957 xp
  • 2500 gold
  • 1 Skill Book


  • Maximum additional xp: 7975
  • Maximum additional gold: 2500


The quest is divided into two tasks: revealing the food critic, and obtaining a certain rare cheese. The food critic is close by the quest giver, Bourdain, so let's handle it first.

Critic UnmaskedEdit

Ma ma ma my Anona
Everybody's A Critic - The Phoenix Inn - Anona
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You can find her at a table in The Phoenix Inn with two other ladies whom are enjoying a good time.


The next task is to find the cheese. Through logical deduction, or plain simple luck, you might conclude that a wealthy resident of Aleroth may have some of this smelly stuff stashed away in his kitchen or perhaps in some backroom that has been isolated from the residence to prevent the smell from entering any inhabitable area. In the later case, you might have come across a door marked "Back Entrance." Now all you need is the key...

Heckle the homeless
Aleroth - Map - Darvesh
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The homeless will do almost anything for a coin or three: perhaps letting slip the location where someone forgot a shield made of deadly blades. But give up the location of where he eats, never. You'd need to be a mindreader to learn that. Its a good thing you are. Drain the information from his brain, and find the key that you're looking for.

Grab the key under the plant (its actually resting on the pot) and open the adjacent backdoor.

Grab the cheese and hurry back to the inn.

Alternatively, you can obtain the cheese from Gula's home directly after you complete the quest An Appetite For Murder.


Everybody's A Critic - Map
Quest Map
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The map shows the location in the order they appear in the game quest log.

Red indicates indoor quest item or NPC, green outdoor quest item or NPC, and blue the quest start and finish locations.

Quest NPCsEdit



A man so skilled with a blade you might gain some mental insight by reading his techniques.



A woman who's trying to remain incognito even in her bylines.



This guy is your personal piggy bank. If you manage to save up one coin at a time, the results might be rewarding. He's also stealing some pricey rare foods, so you might want to read into that.

Quest ItemsEdit



A pungent cheese found in Sir Gula's House.








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