How to Finish the ‘Proof of Guilt’ Octopath Traveler 2 Side Story

Some Octopath Traveler 2 side stories are actually part of a continuing chain of events, and the “Proof of Guilt” one in Timberrain is a good example. Outside the courthouse is a guard named Meylan. Talk to him during the day, and you’ll get a “Proof of Innocence” quest. Speak to him at night, and “Proof of Guilt” triggers. However, while one is as easy as bringing a person over, the other involves searching for clues to get the missing Azure Sun Sword.

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After talking to Meylan at night to get the quest and learn he needs the Azure Sun Sword evidence, head south. You’ll see a Remorseful Old Man standing by the fence near the tavern. You’ll need to have someone like Osvald Scrutinize him or Hikari bribe him. I recommend not going with Scrutinize, as it is a bit of a high threshold. (My level 30s Osvald had 32% odds of succeeding at the time.)

How to Finish the ‘Proof of Guilt’ Octopath Traveler 2 Side Story
The Remorseful Old Man is the father of the defendant. He hid the Azure Sun Sword. You’ll find it to the left of the Timberrain Inn as a hidden item. Once you get it, head back to Meylan at night. Give him the sword to complete the “Proof of Guilt” Octopath Traveler 2 side story. You’ll get 12,000 leaves and a Critical Nut (L). This will also open up the final part in the trilogy, “Proof of Justice.”

Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.

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