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

Octopath Traveler 2 Proof of Innocence

Sometimes, an Octopath Traveler 2 side story like “Proof of Innocence” can be fairly easy to complete, but you might not know how unless you’re paying attention. In this case, you can get Meylan the guard’s quest, then pretty much immediately solve it. However, you may not know to consider the Sickly Woman to do so.

People can pick up this side story by talking to Meylan outside the Timberrain courthouse during the day. He’ll mention how he thinks the person on trial may be innocent, but it seems a conviction is certain. Your task is to help find additional evidence.

Octopath Traveler 2 Proof of Innocence side story
The key to solving this side story is to take about 15 steps to the left. The bridge directly to the courthouse’s left has a Sickly Woman standing on it both night and day. If you befriend, guide, hire, or allure her, you can bring her to Meylan to provide testimony.

As a reward for finishing “Proof of Innocence” in Octopath Traveler 2, you’ll get 11,000 leaves, a Nourishing Nut (L), and an Olive of Life (M). When the quest ends, you’ll hear some people talking about a crime and see Meylan listening, hinting there could be more to this storyline.

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

Jenni Lada
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