Seahorse Salad

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Seahorse Salad
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Carrot
Quest

Seahorse Salad is a quest given by a talking painting at the Prancing Seahorse on Lanilor Lane in Aleroth during the events of Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance. The quest can also be obtained by agreeing to help any of the three talking vegetables found at the Cosy Dwelling, Alzbeta's Emporium, and the Circle of Trust Inn.

This quest involves locating the three vegetables and extracting the password to their rooms at the Prancing Seahorse. Inside each room is a lever; all three need to be pulled to dispel the magical barrier prevents access to the Forbidden Archive. This allows you to progress the main quest To find a Wizard by speaking to Thaddeus about Rhode and seeking advice on how to proceed with the quest, in addition to acquiring the Anti Demon's Grip Spell needed to defeat Halliwell at the Circle of Trust Inn for Clue I of the quest. You can also obtain the Elven Alphabet book, needed for the quest Bark up the Right Tree to gain access to the Crow's Nest district of the city.

Hidden Notes

Main article: Secret: Hidden Note

To gain access to their rooms you must ask each person for their password while they are still in vegetable form (this can be done at anytime as long as the men remain vegetables).

If you choose to eat one or more of the vegetables (which rewards two stat points each) instead of helping them, you cannot gain access their room(s). In this case, you'll need to find the three hidden notes scattered around Aleroth. Note that this option results fewer quest rewards in exchange for the additional stat points.

Walkthrough

Ursula the witch has cursed three less than scholarly men from the Prancing Seahorse — the lowest hanging fruit, as they might be called — and turned them into their metaphorical counterparts.

The first step is to find the three veggies. This walkthrough skips conversing with the Talking Painting, since it does no more than inform about the predicament of the three men.

Salad Ingredients

 

Carrot

The carrot (Gardner) can be found conspicuously laying on an end table in a corner of the Circle of Trust Inn.

Tomato

The tomato (Thomas) is found at the Cosy Dwelling on Lanilor Lane, upstairs in Hansel's room.

Pumpkin

The pumpkin (Ashraf) can be found on a table at Alzbeta's Emporium.


The next step is to pull the three levers. You can find all three levers at the Prancing Seahorse.

Drop the Barrier

 

The lever in Ashraf's room is on the left side next to his bed.

The lever in Thomas's room is straight ahead as you walk in.

The lever in Gardner's room is on the left side behind the wooden partition.

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After the levers have been pulled the barrier to the Forbidden Archives will drop.


Ursula

When you enter the Forbidden Archive a short cutscene will play and you will encounter Ursula. This is a good time to save your game so you can weigh your options between fighting Ursula or letting her go. Each has a different reward. The breakdown can be found in the Rewards section.

If you intend to fight Ursula, you'll need to follow her through a portal to a Hellish Dimension. A guide about how to defeat her is available: Boss: Ursula

Reverting the men back to their former selves occurs automatically if you release Ursula. If you fight her you will need to use the Vegetable Spell to free them. The spell can be read at anytime, so if you have not yet asked for each man's door password, you should do so before reading the spell.

Locations

Quest Map

The map shows the location of NPCs in the order they appear in the game quest log. All NPCs are located indoors at the location boxed by the indicator.

Red indicates quest NPCs, blue the finishing quest location, and yellow the secret codes.

Quest NPCs

Carrot

Gardner the Carrot

The carrot formerly known as Gardner was probably hitting on a female Champion before falling into his vegetative state.

Tomato

Thomas the Tomato

A tomato named Thomas consumed a handle of Hansel's whiskey before becoming fruitfully aware of his condition.

Pumpkin

Ashraf the Pumpkin

Ashraf the ignominious pumpkin likely ballooned into his present form while pestering Alzbeta.

Gardner

Gardner the Drunk

It seems Gardner quite enjoyed his adventures as a carrot. He appears less than fit to such a serendipitous title he shares with his comrades. A less than enlightened new title is in order. Nevertheless, you should obtain your reward from him before he misplaces it.

Thomas

Thomas the Stoner

As man of many vices, Thomas is thankful his stash of Drudanae is still safe...or so we assume. Quickly retrieve your reward from him; be certain, Thomas will be helping himself to a bottle of Hansel's whiskey in no time.

Ashraf

Ashraf the Vain

Now that this self-proclaimed boozeketeer is back to his human self, you can fleece Ashraf for an additional reward.

Talking Painting

Talking Painting

You are inexplicably drawn in and cannot avoid conversing with hanging wall art. The Talking Painting triggers the quest Seahorse Salad, if you do not yet have it, and can be queried for an alternative method of access should you have eaten a vegetable.

Valeri

Valeri

Valeri will only answer questions pertaining to the Seahorse archives if you have eaten a vegetable. Speak with the Talking Painting before asking Valeri the locations of the hidden door code.

Quest Items

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Vegetable Spell

A scroll found in a chest in some Hellish Dimension. This spell is only obtained if you fight Ursula.

Rewards

The reward depends on the condition of the vegetable men. Three rewards are possible from each of the side quests offered by each vegetable ("Thomas the Tomato", "Ashraf the Pumpkin", "Gardner the Carrot"). A reward is given for the completion of the main quest as long as one vegetable remains alive. The main quest reward does not diminish if one or two vegetables are eaten.

Additional rewards can be claimed upon quest completion from each restored man. Details are given below.

Talking to the vegetables is not required to complete or trigger the quest. Additional details can be found in the Walkthrough.

The following quest reward is given if Ursula is released. The reward for fighting her can be found in the comparison chart below.

Reward per Living Vegetable

Fixed rewards:

  • 4873 exp
  • 600 gold

Option of 1 of the following item(s):

  • 2435 exp
  • 600 gold
  • 3 random items

Quest Completion

Fixed rewards:

Option of 2 of the following item(s):

  • 3105 exp
  • 1300 gold
  • 6 random items

Additional Rewards

These rewards may be acquired by speaking with each NPC in their human form.

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The Main Room Chest key is given as a reward by Gardner. The chest is at entrance level to the Prancing Seahorse.

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A Skill Book is given as a reward by Thomas.

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The Medicine Chest Key is given as a reward by Ashraf. The chest is in Thaddeus' room at the top floor of the Seahorse. You must enter through either Thomas' room or the Forbidden Archives.


Reward Comparison

A comparison of the rewards you can obtain by either saving or eating a vegetable.

Gardner (Saved) Thomas (Saved) Ashraf (Saved)

Gardner's Chest:
(Requires Lockpick 6)

  • gold (variable)
  • 1-2 random items

Main Room Chest:

  • gold (variable)
  • 2-3 random items

Thomas' Chest:

  • gold (variable)
  • 2-3 random items

Thomas' Reward:

  • 1 Skill Book

Medicine Chest:

  • gold (variable)
  • 2-3 random items

Fixed rewards:

  • 4873 exp
  • 600 gold

Option of 1 of the following item(s):

  • 2435 exp
  • 600 gold
  • 3 random items

Fixed rewards:

  • 4873 exp
  • 600 gold

Option of 1 of the following item(s):

  • 2435 exp
  • 600 gold
  • 3 random items

Fixed rewards:

  • 4873 exp
  • 600 gold

Option of 1 of the following item(s):

  • 2435 exp
  • 600 gold
  • 3 random items
Carrot (Eaten) Tomato (Eaten) Pumpkin (Eaten)

2 Stat Points

2 Stat Points

2 Stat Points


A comparison of the rewards you can obtain from the main Seahorse Salad quest by either letting Ursula escape or fighting her.

Ursula (released) Ursula (defeated)

Fixed rewards:

  • 6211 exp
  • 1300 gold
  • 1 Skill Book

Option of 2 of the following item(s):

  • 3105 exp
  • 1300 gold
  • 6 random items

Fixed rewards:

  • 7920 exp
  • 1600 gold
  • 2 Skill Books

Option of 2 of the following item(s):

  • 3960 exp
  • 1600 gold
  • 7 random items

Ursula's Bow

Ursula Loot:

Ursula's Chest: