Family Business is the second quest in Sindri's questline that revolves around exploring the Northri Stronghold for the location of a Reaver fort and their treasure - a whetstone that Sindri wants.
This quest only begins once you have completed Sindri's first quest, Fafnir's Hoard. Once you have progressed further in the main story - after lowering the waters a second time, talk to Sindri to start this quest.
| 1 Favor || 2 Mystic Gateways || 1 Shop|
| 2 Odin's Ravens || 2 Lore Markers || |
Recommended Level - 4-5
Rewards for Completion - Legendary Pommel and 3290 XP
EditHead to Northri Stronghold
After accepting the quest from Sindri, he will give you the Entry Stone for the otherwise locked region of Northri Stronghold. To get there, sail to the Northwest up past the Light Elf Outpost and to the right of the Ruins of the Ancient, where you'll find a tunnel - the Northri Gorge.
From the first Mystic Gateway, sail through the door you can open with the Entry Stone through a passage to a tunnel where Sindri has set up shop near another Mystic Gateway, and you can get more info from him before pressing on.
Only one passage is open for rowing, so head down the narrow path past some patrolling enemies above and Aegir's Gold in the water - until you reach a large chamber with an inactive water wheel. A large gate is locked on the far side, but you can dock here to get the wheel working again.
EditFind a Way to Open the Gate
Several Reavers will await you on the path ahead, flanked by a Revenant that will show up to help them. Take them on carefully and make sure to go after the Revenant so you don't get hit from behind. There's also a bucket of Hacksilver hanging high above this area you can knock down.
There's a coffin behind a sealed gate you can't reach, so instead hop to the other side of the water wheel and look near the center of the wheel on the right side to spot a chain you can break - which will trigger the large gate along the river to open. Some Reavers may appear to hassle you, but before you head back, be sure to keep moving forward to find a Scorn Pole you can freeze to open a Hacksilver Chest.
Along the way back to the boat, look at the pillar along the gate you raised - and as you jump a back across the broken bridge, you can find a maskeshift ladder on the left side of the pillar to climb up to find some Hacksilver. Now return to the boat and keep sailing to the next sealed gate and a nearby dock.
Here you will face a wandering Ogre, flanked by several Reavers and a Viken with his heavy mace. Focus all of your stunning attacks and Atreus' arrows on the Ogre first to raise his stun meter, then ride him around to spread chaos on the Reavers, and clean up the rest after the Ogre dies - then you can take on the slower moving Viken last.
After you've looted the remains of the enemies and taken down a bucket of Hacksilver above, look for a hanging pallet of blocks you can cut down to the ground, and use it to climb up to a higher platform.
At the top of the climb, look right for a hanging bucket of Hacksilver, and move further to find a wall of red sap and Shatter Crystal Atreus can smash with his Shock Arrows. Inside is a Scorn Pole you can freeze, and the path beyond leads down to the other side of the platform you were on earlier, where another wall of red sap and Shatter Crystal hides a Coffin holding Solid Svartalfheim Steel and World Serpent Scales.
Back on the high platform, take the other path to contend with a few Nightmares and a Poison Wolf, but go left first to sidle along a ledge to find a Hacksilver Chest. Now head down the path to an overlook of the Reaver Ship where you'll find a stone that grants HP, Rage, or Experience.
EditInvestigate the Reaver Ship
Look for a few more Hacksilver Buckets to knock down, and then look for a raised bridge with a spinning device to the side you can throw your axe at to lower the bridge. Jump down, and you'll be able to inspect the boat to find the treasure you seek.
As you grab the whetstone, a Traveler will interrupt your celebration and charge to attack with its two-handed sword. As he does, two more Reavers will appear on the bridge above to shoot projectiles - make taking them down with your axe throws a priority as you dodge away from the Traveler.
Once the Traveler is isolated, switch to your blades if you have them and start piling on damage mixed with Runic Attacks - and stick to fast light attacks so you can dodge to the side of its unblockable overhead attacks - or charged sword plant that detonates around the attacker. He can also alternate sweeping strikes that are better dodged backward than to the side - but they can also be parried if you don't get staggered.
Once the Traveler falls, be sure to loot his body for the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, and Epic Talisman (and curious Marvel Easter Egg), as well as Traveler armor shards to help craft their armor.
EditFind a Different Exit
Leave the Reaver Ship the way the Traveler appeared, and drop down to encounter some Nightmares and Reavers on the far side of the watery passage. You can easily knock the Reavers into the water as they try and cross to your side.
Before moving on, double back towards the ship to find a space along the hull that's weak and can be destroyed. Inside is a seemingly ordinary Hacksilver Chest that instead holds a great treasure: Hamingja Essence, a Legendary Enchantment that increases Luck.
Back along the water, look for a Shater Crystal plugging up the sealed gate under the bridge, and destroy it to create a path for your boat. Before crossing to the other side of the water, look right instead for a crevice you can climb into. This leads back to the first area you were in, where a Scorn Pole protects the Coffin' by the sealed gate that holds Solid Svartalfheim Steel'World Serpent Scales.
Return to jump across the water and look up to find a few buckets of Hacksilver before blowing up the other Shatter Crystal here to find a way back to the room where you fought the Ogre.
With the water wheel blocking the path back, take the new river path through the bridge you unsealed and past the Reavers' Ship. Note the Coffin on the right as you pass into a tunnel, and then look for a dock on the left before a sealed gate at the other end of the tunnel. Go left across the broken bridge to hop across the water and find some Hacksilver, then break open the planks at the end of the path to reach a bucket of Hacksilver and the Coffin that holds Solid Svartalfheim Steel and World Serpent Scales.
EditReturn to Sindri
Back at the dock, look for a chain to raise the gate, and also a door you can raise to find two skeletons holding some Hacksilver - they won't mind if you take it.
Take the new path past some Aegir's Gold you can pluck from the water right back to Sindri's Shop. In return for getting him the whetstone, Sindri will give you Hraezla Farmadr's Grip - a Legendary Axe Pommel that grants a chance of Health Burst on axe hits.