NieR Replicant Remaster Letter To A Lover is; unlike The Runaway Son for example; quite straightforward, meaning that your only goal is to find the recipient’s location in The Aerie, then return to the quest giver.
However, the Letter To A Lover in NieR Replicant requires you to know the location of the recipient, or if you want, where to find the house in The Aerie, and below I’ll tell you just that.
But let’s start with the time frame for this side quest.
When Should I Start NieR Replicant Letter To A Lover?
You should start the Letter To A Lover in NieR Replicant after you return from Facade, and complete it before talking to Popola when you return from the Manor because some quests in the video game have time frames and you don’t want to miss them.
When you are ready to begin this quest, head to Seafront and look for the man in my screenshot below.
You’ll find him by the fountain on the eastern side of the city.
Talk to him and he’ll give you two items. The first one is a Letter to a Faraway Lover and the second one is a Potted Freesia.
Your goal is to deliver both to them to the villager’s lover.
Where To Deliver The Love Letter In The Aerie?
As said the quest is pretty easy to complete. From your current location head to the Southern Plains then to your Village.
Next, exit the Northern Plains and head west to enter The Aerie.
When you exit the tunnel, cross the round platform, and then the long bridge ahead.
Now, climb the ladder on the left side and turn around to see another bridge.
On the other side, turn left and check the house at the end of the platform you are standing on (pictured).
That’s where you need to deliver the Love Letter in NieR Replicant and in my picture you can also see the Village’s Chief house up on the platform in the distance.
When you get to the house you’ll find out that the lover is missing, so now you’ll have to get back to the quest giver.
As you descend to the round platform below; though, you’ll be attacked by a large Shade.
Kill the Shade and you’ll get a Pressed Fresia, which must be returned to the quest-giver.
Head all the way back to Seafront and talk to the man by the fountain to complete the NieR Replicant Letter to a Lover quest and get 3000 Gold.
NieR Replicant A Signature Dish: How To Get Wheat, Sardines & Medicinal Herbs
NieR Replicant A Signature Dish is another Part One side quest featured in the video game published by Square Enix, and it becomes available in Seafront, where the local Tavern Keeper needs your help to develop a new recipe which requires ten Medicinal Herbs, ten Bags of Wheat and 10 Sardines.
A Signature Dish in NieR Replicant also allows you to unlock the second quest in line, named Bon Appetit!, thus it’s quite important to finish it in case you are a completionist.
Although straightforward, the NieR Replicant Signature Dish quest requires time.
So, throughout the guide below, I’ll tell you how to get 10 Medicinal Herbs, 10 Bags of Wheat, and ten Sardines for the NieR Replicant Signature Dish side quest, and hopefully I’ll help you save some time in the process.
When Should I Start NieR Replicant A Signature Dish Quest?
You should start A Signature Dish the moment you return from Facade after you rescue the Prince, but it’s also important to know that you must finish this quest before talking to Popola on your way back from the Manor.
As most quests in Part One, A Signature Dish has a specific time frame you don’t want to miss. Keep this in mind.
Additionally, this quest is also best played after you finish The Fisherman’s Gambit, and below you’ll learn why.
So, assuming you are ready, head to the Tavern in Seafront and talk to the keeper below.
Once you do that he’ll ask you to find the following ingredients:
- Ten Medicinal Herbs
- 10 Sardines
- Ten Wheat Bags
As said, this is a simple fetch-quest; so let’s see where to find all ingredients for A Signature Dish.
Where To Find Sardines In NieR Replicant?
The NieR Replicant Sardines are hard to get if you want to save money because you’ll need to fish them.
Since the Sardines in NieR Replicant are your objective for The Fisherman’s Gambit, you may want to address that quest first.
If you have completed it, you most likely have them. If you sold them you can opt to start fishing, or just visit the Tackle Shopkeeper in Seafront and buy them.
Keep in mind though that the Bait Shop won’t sell Sardines unless you complete The Fisherman’s Gambit.
Assuming you want to focus on this quest only, head to the Tackle Shop below and buy Lugworms. Lugworms are the best bait for Sardines.
Now, head to the Seafront beach near the Lighthouse and start fishing Sardines using Lugworms.
You can see the said beach in my screenshot.
Good, so now that you have Sardines, it’s time to deal with the Bags of Wheat.
How To Get Wheat In NieR Replicant?
The NieR Replicant Wheat is also hard to get but you have several options.
The first option is to buy it from the Grocer in your Village’s Shopping District (pictured below); however, you’ll need to pay 500 Gold for a bag which is a hefty sum especially because for this quest you’ll receive 5000 Gold.
So if you buy the Wheat, you’ll basically get nothing for this task.
Instead, head to the Florist in the Shopping District (pictured) and buy 10 Wheat Seedlings for 50 Gold each.
Now return to your house, plant the Wheat, and water it; but do remember that the NieR Replicant Wheat growing time is 2 real-time days.
Even if you use Fertilizer you’ll still have to wait quite some time.
It’s up to you to decide how you want to tackle this ingredient.
How To Get Medicinal Herbs In NieR Replicant?
The NieR Replicant Medicinal Herbs for this quest, and in general; are the easiest to get.
They are dropped by enemies, you can find them through exploration, or you can simply buy them from the Item Shopkeeper in your Village.
Each Medicinal Herb costs 100 Gold, so if you decide to buy them you’ll spend 1000 Gold. But as said these can be easily obtained by killing Shades.
Once you have all the required materials, return to the Seafront Tavern Keeper and hand them over to receive 5000 Gold and access to the Bon Appetit quest.
NieR Replicant New Merchant In Town: How To Get Wool, Natural Rubber Lumps & Goat Hides
NieR Replicant New Merchant In Town is a Part One side quest featured in the video game published by Square Enix, and it is also a fetch side-quest that requires a lot of grinding if you don’t have ten bundles of Wool, five lumps of Natural Rubber and ten Goat Hides in your inventory.
In fact, out of all NieR Replicant quests in the first part of the game, The New Merchant In Town is the longest, and it’s a time-consuming task that requires patience. And some gold if you want to complete it faster.
Nevertheless, finishing The New Merchant In Town quest is recommended because of the reward you’ll receive, so below I’ll help you find the Wool, Natural Rubber Lumps, and the Goat Hides so you can complete the quest.
Just make sure you have around an hour to waste on this side quest.
When Should I Start NieR Replicant New Merchant In Town Quest?
The New Merchant In Town in NieR Replicant is best approached after you return from Facade, where you rescued the Prince; however, make sure you do not delay this quest past the point when you get back from the Manor.
That’s because on your way back from the Manor you’ll be asked to talk to Popola and you’ll eventually start Part Two, thus miss this quest.
To start the side-quest travel to Seafront and look for the merchant pictured below.
You’ll find him on the eastern side of the city by the docks, on his ship.
Good, so talk to our friendly merchant and he’ll tell you that he wants to start trading but he needs help building an inventory. Obviously, you’re the one who is going to help him by bringing back the following:
- Ten Bundles of Wool
- Five Lumps of Natural Rubber
- Ten Goat Hides
Let’ see where you can find these.
Where To Find Wool In NieR Replicant?
The NieR Replicant Wool comes from Sheep you can find them in the Northern Plains. This material is the easiest to get since there’s a lot of Sheep in Northern Plains and as you may remember you had to slaughter them for Mutton while playing the Old-Fashioned Home Cooking and The Runaway Son quests.
Chances are you already have a lot of Wool, so check your backpack first.
If you don’t, head back to your Village; then head to Northern Plains, and the moment you enter the area you’ll see the poor animals you have to kill.
The drop rate is decent so you won’t encounter difficulties in getting Wool in NieR Replicant, especially because Nothern Plains is the best area to farm it.
If by any chance you run out of Sheep simply exit the area towards your Village, then return so the animals can respawn.
How To Get Goat Hides In NieR Replicant?
Now that you know how to get Wool, let’s go after the NieR Replicant Goat Hides which are the most difficult to get because of the drop rate.
Simply put the Goat Hides in NieR Replicant require a lot of grinding and the best location to farm them is the Eastern Road area.
After you get the Wool, head back to your village, then exit to Eastern Road.
Again, you may remember that you killed Goats in the past to get their meat for The Runaway Son, and you may have several Goat Hides.
If you don’t; get ready to slaughter tens of Goats because the hides rarely drop.
So obviously, you’ll need to force respawn them, thus you’ll want to use the exit towards Lost Shrine: Exterior then return.
The said exit speeds up the process a bit and when you return to the Eastern Road all five Goats should be alive.
Keep in mind though that farming Goat Hides in NieR Replicant is a time-consuming process.
Where To Find Lumps Of Natural Rubber In NieR Replicant?
Finally, for The New Merchant In Town side-quest, you need to find five NieR Replicant Lumps of Natural Rubber; however to make things easier you’ll want to buy these.
That’s because the Natural Rubber in the game is found in random locations through exploration.
In case you don’t have them, head back to Seafront and look for the Material Shopkeeper below.
On your minimap, the location is marked by an icon depicting a crystal. Talk to this vendor and pay 700 Gold for a Natural Rubber. The total amount you’ll need to spend is 3500 Gold.
Now, it’s time to end this quest. Return to the man on the ship and hand over the materials he asked for.
After a small cutscene, he’ll tell you to return for your reward; so exit Seafront and re-enter the area, then talk to him again.
In exchange for helping him, you’ll get 10000 Gold; which means that your profit after buying the Natural Rubber is 6500; and a lot of Mutton and Goat Meat you can sell to recover the loss.