Should you go to the ‘Feast of Deception’ coronation in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Should you go to the ‘Feast of Deception’ coronation in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

The coronation is the end of the first major arc in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and Captain Brant treats it as though it will change the world forever — going so far as to tell you to get your affairs in order before you attend. But what happens when you reach this point in the story? Is the “Feast of Deception” quest actually a point of no return?

In this Dragon’s Dogma 2 guide, we’ll walk you through how to get the “Feast of Deception” quest and tell you whether or not you should go to the coronation.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains mild spoilers for the first arc of Dragon’s Dogma 2.

How to reach the coronation quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Captain Brant speaks to the Arisen about a plot in Dragon’s Dogma 2 Image: Capcom via Polygon

After you finish the first batch of quests from Captain Brant — including “Monster Culling,” “The Caged Magistrate,” and “Disa’s Plot,” plus a trek to the Nameless Village and a showing at a masquerade — he’ll give you the “Feast of Deception” quest.

You’re invited to the coronation of the fake Arisen, but Brant will give you an ominous warning, and say you should finish up anything you want to do before attending said coronation.

Should you attend the coronation in ‘Feast or Deception’?

Usually, when NPCs in video games tell you to finish up stuff before proceeding, it means you’ve reached the point of no return — a part of the game that advances the plot in such a way that it makes returning to old quests or areas impossible.

The coronation and “Feast of Deception” is the first of several “soft” points of no return in Dragon’s Dogma 2. When Brant tells you to get your business in order, he means it. You will fail or discontinue some quests if you haven’t completed them before attending the coronation.

What quests should you complete before the coronation in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

An Arisen stands in front of the castle of Vernworth Image: Capcom via Polygon

Based on my experience and the experience of others at Polygon, moving to the coronation too quickly will cause you to discontinue the “Readvent of Calamity” and “The Ornate Box” quests. A Reddit post by user chuckie219 discussing the issue also says you’ll discontinue “The Arisen Shadow” quest if you don’t complete it first — although I can’t confirm that one myself.

While it’s possible that there are other quests out there that can get discontinued after “Feast of Deception,” I haven’t seen any others listed — although I would recommend you finish any quests with the hourglass marker (since they’re time-sensitive) before accepting Brant’s invitation.

As for what happens when you decide you’re ready for “Feast of Deception,” rest easy: there are no big boss fights here. Instead, you and Brant make for the castle, but your main pawn gets a massive headache, causing your party to skip the event. Brant will then send you on the next leg of your journey, which leads you to the nation of Battahl.

Correction (May 27): A previous version of this article stated that you would not fail or discontinue any quests by advancing to the coronation.

For more Dragon’s Dogma 2 guides, see where to find Rodge, learn who to give the Jadeite Orb to, and find out where to find Lennart. We also have guides on how to unlock the Mystic Spearhand and Magick Archer vocations, plus a rundown of early Seeker’s Token locations.