A Deal's a Deal

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Rally Palawa Joko's General and his army to retake the Bone Palace.

A Deal's a Deal
Section Primary Quests
Campaign Nightfall
Given by Sahlahjar the Dead
in Remains of Sahlahja
(The Desolation)
Preceded by Gate of Desolation
Followed by Horde of Darkness
Return of the Undead King
She Hungers
Strange Bedfellows
Temple of the Monoliths
Type Primary quest
A deals a deal map.jpg
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Quest information[edit]



Environmental changes[edit]


Speak with Palawa Joko outside the Remains of Sahlahja, wait until he is finished speaking (point P on the wiki map). Palawa Joko and the paragon Minion of Joko will now follow your party. Take the left path towards the Wurm Spoor (point W in the south) and fight your way towards General Huduh (point H).

As this area is rocky, you can't fight him from within your wurms. Concentrate your attacks on General Huduh and try not to kill his four Minions of Joko (although if you do, the monk Minion of Joko will resurrect the ones that were killed, unless the monk was killed). Talk to General Huduh when he is no longer a foe, which causes eight allied elementalist Minions of Joko to spawn. General Huduh and all the Minions of Joko will follow the party.

Activate the Wurm Spoor to the north (point W) and travel towards the Bone Palace (the rest of the quest is easier as it is fought within a wurm) and kill the groups of Margonites and Restless Dead. Before you can get to Zadukar the Blessed, you have to get past three Torment Claws. To complete the quest, you have to defeat Zadukar's entire group. After a cinematic, your party appears in the Bone Palace.



Mummies (Undead; with the exception of the elementalist, one Minion of Joko of each profession will spawn.)

Elementals (Undead)


Demons (Margonites)

Demons (Torment creatures)

Skeletons (Undead)

Mummies (Undead; one Minion of Joko of each profession will spawn.)

  • Warrior 24 (24) General Huduh (becomes an ally when defeated)
  • Warrior 24 (26) Minion of Joko (becomes an ally when General Huduh is defeated)
  • Monk 24 (26) Minion of Joko (becomes an ally when General Huduh is defeated)
  • Necromancer 24 (26) Minion of Joko (becomes an ally when General Huduh is defeated)
  • Mesmer 24 (26) Minion of Joko (becomes an ally when General Huduh is defeated)


Demons (Margonites)


Initial dialogue[edit]

Sahlahjar the Dead
"I too made an unfortunate deal with Palawa Joko. I was a prince and, until my father died, had lived a life full of honor and the trappings of royalty, but free of duty. Running the kingdom was more than I could handle. With my people soon to feel the brunt of Palawa's attack, I made a deal with him: I would serve him if he would spare my people. Unfortunately, it cost me my everlasting soul, for he killed my people and made me his undying minion. Now Palawa is back, and I must serve him as he tries to regain power. Thus, it is my duty to tell you that King Palawa Joko, Joko the Wise, Joko the Mighty, Joko the Magnificent awaits you in Joko's Domain."
Yes Accept: "We shouldn't keep the king waiting."
No Decline: "He's not my king. Let him wait."
Ask Ask: "Palawa Joko is waiting right outside in Joko's Domain."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Upon meeting Palawa Joko
Palawa Joko: "Ah, my ever loyal minion. Those Ossas never give me a moment of peace."
Minion of Joko: "Yes, master. Varesh has placed the balance of her forces square atop your throne."
Palawa Joko: "We shall regain my throne! And all thanks to these well-to-do hero types. They have no choice but to destroy her vanguard and retake my palace for me."
Palawa Joko: "Well, hello there well-to-do hero types."
Palawa Joko
"A deal is a deal, indeed. You need to get to that blasted Mouth of Torment before the world falls into night, and I need to regain my Bone Palace from that no-good descendant of an Ossa. Being sundered and bound beneath a monument has left my army feral and wandering, while the army Varesh left to protect her flank is composed of powerful demons you could never hope to defeat on your own. Of course, as the all-powerful and righteous heroes, you will try. But let me save you some time. Help me regain my most loyal general and he will help you break through the forces Varesh has left in your way. I will get my wonderful palace back and you will be one step closer to saving the world...a noble goal for such good and righteous heroes. And do not entertain thoughts of killing me. That would be unwise and impossible. You need me as much as I need you, hero."
General Huduh
"Hahaha...Palawa Joko is back indeed! Come. Fight with Huduh. It will be a glorious battle!"

Intermediate cinematic[edit]

Palawa Joko: "You miserable hunks of desiccated flesh! I leave you alone for a few hundred years and you let everything go to hell! Now that I'm back, things are going to be different."
Koss: "Eh? Oh, Tahlkora. I thought you were someone else."
Tahlkora: "I know. You expected Melonni."
Koss: "Yes. You know, Tahlkora, you've really grown in the time I've known you."
Tahlkora: "But you always thought of us as mentor and student. I know. I've always known."
Koss: "I don't want to hurt your feelings."
Tahlkora: "As you say, I've grown. And I would be blind not to see that you and Melonni belong together."
Koss: "Is it that obvious?"
Tahlkora: "Yes, and the sooner the both of you realize it, the easier it will be for the rest of us."
Tahlkora: "He's all yours."
Koss: "How much of that did you hear?"
Melonni: "Most of it. I have very good ears."
Koss: "I want you to know that I do care about people, and not just princes."
Melonni: "Princes are people too. I have to remember that, and remember that I'm not always right."
Melonni: "We do belong together, you know."
Koss: "You think it's that obvious?"
Melonni: "Only to the entire rest of the world, Koss."
Palawa Joko: "No, No, No! Mummified flesh on the left! Dried bones on the right! No, your other right! You worthless bits of animated anatomy!"

Reward dialogue[edit]

Priest Kehmtut
"So the great Palawa Joko returns. I can't say everyone will be happy to see him back. But matters had gotten out of hand with Varesh's troops garrisoned here. Those demons enjoyed devouring souls, and with an undead army about...well, you get the idea. Here, this is from our coffers. We hope you will accept it."


  • Only the paragon and elementalist Minions of Joko can be spoken to (i.e. has dialogue). The other Minions of Joko can be followed but cannot be spoken to, possibly because those Minions of Joko were initially foes.
Bug Bug.Credit is not given for vanquishing Joko's Domain while this quest is active, even if the party defeats the last foe before triggering the cinematic.
  • The Alkali Pan back entry is unlocked when the party leader has this quest marked as (Completed) in their quest log to allow the option of running to Bone Palace.


  • Joko the Wise, Joko the Mighty, Joko the Magnificent are the titles of the three princes of Vabbi.