Where do I get the stuff for the shop quests?

#1 Edited by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

So I am at the beginning of Sequence 5. Where the heck do I get the stuff for the more advanced shop quests like shrunken heads for the armor. Or this thing for the fast poison etc.? I know I can get stuff like that from contracts*, chests and messengers/robbers. But I bet there is a specific chest to open? (Like in those Romulus caves.) Am I right? Because I already got tons of everything else. Only the goods for the current tailor quest drop occasionally.
 
*  (all my recruits are level 10 already though, so going back there is annoying)

#2 Posted by Eristocrat (439 posts) -

Those red boxes you loot often have stuff like that in them.  If you buy the treasure maps you can clear those out pretty quick.

#3 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

There's no specific place to find stuff. Keep opening chests and chasing down the robbers (or whatever they're called... the random guys who run away from you). I found a shrunken head last night in a chest. Grab a map from one of the art dealers, do some chest looting, and I'm sure you'll eventually find what you're looking for.

#4 Edited by haggis (1677 posts) -

Some items are also associated with Assassin Contracts as well, particularly four-star and higher difficulty missions. I've gotten at least one Terracotta Pot that way, among other things. But everything else looks to be random drops.

#5 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (438 posts) -

I thought Ryan said in the Quick Look that you can also get these items from looting the bodies of guards. I haven't had a chance to play the game yet to confirm.

#6 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -

Enemies in story missions usually have some good stuff on them. Like that mission where you have to get the money back from the guys on the boat, each one had some stuff on them.

#7 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

Yeah. As I said: I know how to get them. I have tons! Just these things seem not to drop, so my guess was that there is a specific/fixed location to get them. 
 
Guards only have "combat consumables". Looted thousands of them.

#8 Posted by myslead (923 posts) -
@Wuddel said:
" Yeah. As I said: I know how to get them. I have tons! Just these things seem not to drop, so my guess was that there is a specific/fixed location to get them.  Guards only have "combat consumables". Looted thousands of them. "
I got some random stuff from guards... 
#9 Posted by Capum15 (4811 posts) -

God, this stuff is annoying. I want the last two pieces of the non-Romulus armor but after looting literally every single chest except those in the Vatican and the two in the Castello, I only picked up one Shrunken Head (got another at the beginning of the game). I've killed some 839 people up to this point, and still no shrunken heads. Guess I'll go look for people trying to mug me or something and hope they drop it.

Also, has anyone gotten something called Aconite? And if so, where? I haven't seen one drop the entire game. Currently on Sequence 8 and I have...24 hours played according to the stats page...whoa. Though a lot of that time was letting the game run while guys were running missions or I was letting money stack up in the bank, but still.

#10 Edited by GoCartDeath (4 posts) -

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Shrunken Head Locations
 
For those of you looking, there are only 2 shrunken heads in the game as far as I can tell.  This will let you complete the Exotica Armor quest and get the final 2 pieces of armor. 
 
1 is in the Followers of Romulus Lair that has you knock down the giant cross (the Sixth Day I believe).  It is on the ground floor of the giant cross room on the right hand side of the stairs.  The other is in a treasure chest on a cliff side overlooking the ship where you brought the ransom money for the courtesan quest (High-Stakes Negotiation).  It is SW of Ezio's hideout.  You have to drop down to it from above.  
 
All of the other quest materials are much more common and shouldn't be a problem for you to find.

#11 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

See, I am not crazy. Ok, I haven't gotten to the lair jet I guess. When is it accessible. I am in Sequence 7 (or maybe 6). Also no Aconite yet.
 
BTW how do you get into the lair in the therme? I already bought the aqueduct.

#12 Posted by Capum15 (4811 posts) -
@GoCartDeath:  Hmm, I'll start hitting Lairs and find that then. Hopefully it'll be there for me too.
 
@Wuddel: So I'm not just unlucky? Maybe you get it somewhere in the last part of the game? I haven't done any missions in Sequence 8 yet, so it may be possible it's in one of the chests in the Vatican or something.
 
And the Lair in therme? Don't remember that one, though I've only been in the first and the Pyramid one, I'll try and find that.
#13 Posted by fetchfox (1221 posts) -
Wuddel : You have to rebuild all eight of the broken aqueducts. Then the water will rise so you can swim in. 
Personally I'm in need of some vlad the impaler coins... 
#14 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -
@fetchfox said:
" Wuddel : You have to rebuild all eight of the broken aqueducts. Then the water will rise so you can swim in. Personally I'm in need of some vlad the impaler coins...  "
Ah nevermind. Actually you do not need all  aqueducts (I still do not have access to all.) But you need to progress to a certain sequence. A got the message that the lair is accessible in sequence 5 or 6, but no icon popped up on the map. Now in 7 the icon blinks on the map. So I take I can go there now.
#15 Posted by Capum15 (4811 posts) -
@fetchfox said:
" Wuddel : You have to rebuild all eight of the broken aqueducts. Then the water will rise so you can swim in. Personally I'm in need of some vlad the impaler coins...  "
You can get a few coins from the Assassin Contracts, though the ones you get items from are those large, spiked circles (so like, level 8+ Assassins, and lots of them per mission to complete successfully).
#16 Posted by fetchfox (1221 posts) -
@Capum15 said:
" @fetchfox said:
" Wuddel : You have to rebuild all eight of the broken aqueducts. Then the water will rise so you can swim in. Personally I'm in need of some vlad the impaler coins...  "
You can get a few coins from the Assassin Contracts, though the ones you get items from are those large, spiked circles (so like, level 8+ Assassins, and lots of them per mission to complete successfully). "
Yeah, it says the items under the reward part. But none of the hard contracts give these coins... but I just found three in a treasure box, so I might just find the rest randomly. Its just for the heavy sword though, which I really don't need since I've finished the game.
#17 Posted by Capum15 (4811 posts) -
@fetchfox: Maybe it's randomized? One mission, I think it was in Moscow but I'm not sure, said the rewards were Vlad the Impaler Coins, which got me...I think two, maybe just one.
#18 Posted by ChromaticPanther (66 posts) -

The bandits always have random quest items on them, the people from the courtesan mission and the gangs of dudes that randomly try to mug you. These are the peeps that will drop you some quest items. The guards generally just drop consumables but Vatican guards and Borgia Captains also drop quest items, maybe Brutes too.

#19 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (438 posts) -

There are some random guard outposts outside of the main city walls...about a dozen guards keeping watch over a single treasure chest.  I found some Vlad the Impaler coins there.

#20 Posted by fetchfox (1221 posts) -
@Capum15 said:
" @fetchfox: Maybe it's randomized? One mission, I think it was in Moscow but I'm not sure, said the rewards were Vlad the Impaler Coins, which got me...I think two, maybe just one. "
Found seven of them (looted some thiefs), so I finally got that sword. Thanks for the tips.
#21 Posted by Capum15 (4811 posts) -
@fetchfox said:
" @Capum15 said:
" @fetchfox: Maybe it's randomized? One mission, I think it was in Moscow but I'm not sure, said the rewards were Vlad the Impaler Coins, which got me...I think two, maybe just one. "
Found seven of them (looted some thiefs), so I finally got that sword. Thanks for the tips. "
Ah, good. Now yet another question, is there a sure-fire way to make those thief/muggers attack you? Like, certain places? It's almost always seemed random to me, but there is one location in the country that they always seem to be around. Can't really remember where, but it's near an aqueduct.
#22 Posted by brandt (66 posts) -

So, I hade a lot of stuff that I had collected in the beginning of the game that I just sold before I knew I needed it for the quests.  
 
I haven't completed any quests yet and I'm not sure if I just need to find this shit or if I have to trade it in to the shop. 
Feeling pretty bad about selling a ton of stuff in case I'm required to trade it in to the shop. 
 
Anyone that can enlighten me?

#23 Posted by DeF (4799 posts) -
@brandt said:
" So, I hade a lot of stuff that I had collected in the beginning of the game that I just sold before I knew I needed it for the quests.   I haven't completed any quests yet and I'm not sure if I just need to find this shit or if I have to trade it in to the shop. Feeling pretty bad about selling a ton of stuff in case I'm required to trade it in to the shop.  Anyone that can enlighten me? "
you don't need to sell anything ever. You should be getting enough money from all the buildings/landmarks you buy/renovate.

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