Placebos is a Quest in Vigil: The Longest Night. Quests are tasks given by the various NPCs in Maye, Leila can obtain unique rewards for completing these tasks. To view your progress of a quest, open the side menu, and cycle to Leila's notes.
- Find the Doctor.
- Daisy asked me to deliver medicine to the doctor at Maye Hall.
- Request from the Doctor.
- The Doctor asked me to provide placebos to the townsfolk.
- Report back to the Doctor after providing the placebos.
- 300 Gold
- On the way out (do not use Owl's Feather to teleport!) you will be stopped by Daisy, who will ask you to deliver medicine to the Doctor.
- Speak to him and he'll ask you to provide the Potion Box x6 to the townsfolk.
- There are four things you can do with the placebos:
- Offer placebos to Maye townsfolk. 6 people will accept, the rest will always refuse.
- You get a prompt to offer a placebo only once! If you choose to not give a placebo to an NPC you will not be able to give it to them later.
- Drew - the homeless man under where the Gate Outpost is.
- Clay - the man standing between the tavern and the Painter's Cottage.
- Mager - in the Tavern, standing otside Room 217.
- Miner Paul - in Paul and Vincent's House (appears there if you've talked to him near the Lower Mines Entrance).
- Hamilton - the man sitting under the bridge in the Village.
- Rove - in Maye Hall - Dormitory.
- Sell remaining placebos to Fisher in the Tavern.
- Give remaining placebos to Sister Maggie in the Church. This option is always available; you will not be able to enter the Church as long as you have placebos in the inventory.
- Give remaining placebos to Hilda in the Outskirts of Maye (always available).
- Do not distribute the placebos at all.
- After distributing the placebos, head back to the Asylum and report back to the Doctor to complete this quest - you'll be rewarded with 300 Gold.
Quest's results take effect at the start of Act 3.
- One or more placebos sold to Fisher: Fisher transforms into a Mutated Louse Man and kills everyone in the Tavern except for Solvini.
- Placebos given to Sister Maggie: depending on how many placebos were given to her, a number of people in the Church will transform (starting with Arabela at one placebo) and kill the rest. If all 6 were given then Arabela, three believers and Sister Holly will transform.
- Placebos handed out to citizens:
- Drew: mutated Drew will be walking around his usual spot.
- Clay: mutated Clay will be walking in front of Painter's Cottage.
- Mager: everyone in the tavern except for Solvini will be killed.
- Miner Paul: Vincent gets killed by mutated Paul in their home.
- Hamilton: mutated Hamilton will be walking below his usual sitting spot.
- Rove: will transform instead of dying.
- All placebos were given to Hilda: same result as if the quest wasn't completed, but allows to get the reward from the Doctor.
- Quest not completed:
- Drew, Clay, Pierre, and Fisher go missing.
- Rove will be lying dead in Maye Hall's Dormitory.
- Mager, Kim, Lilian, and Foreman Edward (if his quest Resque the Survivors was completed) will be alive in the Tavern. Solvini leaves.
- Paul and Vincent relocate to the Mill along with other survivors.
- Depending on whether Hamilton's Jewelry was completed or not, Hamilton either will relocate to the Mill as well, or will go missing.
- Sister Holly, Sister Maggie, and Sister Iris will be dead, but there will be no Mutated Louse Men in the Church. Arabela's fate depends on whether Light of the Truth was completed in Act 2.
Placebos Notes, Tips, and Trivia
- Giving Arabela the Blindfold will not save her if Sister Maggie was given even a single placebo, it only affects the presense of Key of Forbidden Library in her room.
- It's impossible to save Sister Holly, Sister Maggie, and Sister Iris.
- As the Doctor tells you when explaining what his medicine will do, a placebo is a fake medicine given to stimulate a psychological reaction in a patient, which can help them fight their illness better than if they were given nothing at all. Considering that the medicine actually has an effect, it's safe to say that the placebos you hand out aren't really placebos after all.