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Thick as Thieves is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.


"You established contact with the ring of women bandits to the west. Winning their trust could make your journey easier."

Win the trust of the Westron Labrys Bandits by performing unpleasant or dangerous tasks..


Speak to either Ophis or Betiah to initiate the quest. Ophis will offer membership into her band, and asks only that ten male bandits of the rival Iron Hammer Bandits be slain; alternatively her subordinate Betiah will request that you feed Ophis's pet Cyclops in Ophis' Domain to the west.

Completing either task will complete the quest, but doing both will increase the reward.

Kill the bandits (Rival Thieves)[]

Killing the male bandits is straightforward. There are over thirty of them concentrated around The Ruins of Aernst Castle. Other male bandits elsewhere will not do.


Thick as Thieves (quest walkthrough)

Remember that the party should comprise only females or males dressed as females during this quest. This quest can be completed by doing either (or both) tasks of slaying 10 male bandits around the Aernst Castle ruins or feeding Ophis' nearby cyclops. Starting from the Ruins of Heavenspeak Fort, travel west to the second marker on the map to Ophis' Domain. The wooden enclosure contains Ophis' pet Cyclops, which must be fed with a nearby Goblin. Carry a slain Goblin to the Cyclops and lay the carcass at its feet. Bring another carcass if the Cyclops doesn't eat the first carcass, and be sure not to stand too close. Go back and speak to either Betiah or Ophis to complete the quest.

Feed the Cyclops (Cyclops Care)[]

Feeding the pet Cyclops is a bit tricky.  The Cyclops will only feast on Goblin flesh; kill a goblin somewhere nearby and grab its corpse before it disappears.

Bring the corpse to the Cyclops and drop it off at its feet, but not too close. It's finicky, but if placed correctly, the Cyclops will pick the corpse up and eat it.

Walking close to the corpse and/or picking it up and laying it down may prompt the Cyclops to go for a grab. Avoid being too close when the cyclops grabs as it may try to eat you.

If the corpse rots away, go get another one.

Quest complete[]

Once either or both tasks has been carried out, return to the fort for the rewards: if the Cyclops was fed, speak with Betiah for a minor reward first. Speaking to Ophis will complete the quest and result in a gift of Ophis' Badge of Amity and the other rewards.



"Are you the one, then? Who fed the cyclops for me? My thanks, friend. You're quite something to have tamed the beast. Have you some magick to speak with their kind? Well, I'll pass word on to Lady Ophis. She'll be pleased to hear of it, no doubt. Mayhap you'll find aught in common as friends to beastkind, both."


"One of my girls tells me you fed my cyclops. She said the creature took to you warmly. ...For true? I'd thought I might be the only one he'd suffer gladly, but you too, aye? I like it. Like you! From this day on, you're family. If you ever have need of us, come and see me. We'll do all we can."

Pawn Chatter[]

"Seems her distaste for men was no idle rumor."

"Our path is clear -- grind the brigands underheel."

"They're common criminals. We need offer no mercy."

"Win the heart of Ophis's cyclops and we win its mistress's, too."

"Slaying this cyclops would surely invoke the ire of Ophis."

"We've tamed the cyclops."

"Seems we've won the beast over."


  • Due to the man-hating nature of some of the bandits, to safely obtain the quest none of the Arisen's party can be obviously male.
    • Only Ophis is a misandrist: the other bandits in The Ruins of Heavenspeak Fort only turn hostile when she does. To avoid this as a male Arisen or with male Pawns the members of that sex must be disguised as women.
    • Ophis' Badge of Amity also prevents most of Ophis' hostility, when carried, but, she will still not give this quest to undisguised males. Neither will Betiah.
    • Set of Lady's Garb, Captain's Armor Set or the Set of Servant's Garb make suitable female disguises for men.
    • Completing this quest is often associated with the trophy A Queen's Regalia
    • If Ophis was previously attacked or fought she may be hostile regardless of badges carried, or clothing worn.
  • A Matter of Myrmidons must be completed to receive the quest from Betiah.
  • Killing the pet Cyclops prevents the quest from being completed as Ophis never forgives the act.
  • Maul, the leader of the Iron Hammer Bandits, gives a quest for a similar badge: No Honor Among Thieves.
    • If both quests are being carried out at the same time, avoid fighting within their respective ruined castles.  The bandits outside can be killed without offending the bandit leaders.
  • Not available in Post-Game.
  • (Glitch) Similar to No Honor Among Thieves if both tasks are completed before returning to Ophis then the third knowledge star may not be awarded for this quest - in order to get the third star only complete one of the tasks. (Two playthroughs are required for 3* knowledge)