A Shell on the Beach
A Shell on the Beach is probably one of the first side quests you will encounter in the game. It starts on Cyseal beach when you talk to a giant shell named "Ishmashell".
It wants to return to the sea and asks player to help him. At this point you can throw him into the water for a reward chest and +1 to Altruistic trait (increases reputation and allows better relations with NPC's).
Alternatively you take him with you to sell to a merchant later, or even cook him. Doing so will give you +1 to Egotistical trait (increases bartering skill and allows better prices with NPC's).
Regardless of your decision the quest will end you will receive some experience.
- Name Ismashell is a play on words combining Ishmael - name of the main character from an epic Moby-Dick by Henry Melville with a "shell".
- Even though Ishmashell is an animal you do not need a Pet Pal talent to talk to him.