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Dragon's Dogma 2

Oxcart Courier Walkthrough

Nathan Garvin

The roads through the wilds are dangerous these days, and while traveling via the relative comfort and security of an oxcart is preferable to hoofing it on foot, even such a convoy - replete with a complement of guards - isn’t enough to deter some beasts. The overseer of an oxcart operation, Dovovan, wants to get his business back on the road again despite the danger but finds it prudent to hire more guards than normal. More importantly, he needs you to deliver a letter to a resident in Melve. This page will provide a walkthrough for the side quest Oxcart Courier in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Find Donovan in Vernworth and he’ll ask you to deliver a letter to Ser Lennart in Melve while also protecting his oxcart.

How to Start Oxcart Courier in Dragon’s Dogma 2

To start this quest, you’ll need to talk to Donovan, who can be found near the North Vernworth Oxcart Station near the city’s northeastern gate. Talk to him and he’ll ask for your assistance - ride the oxcart as it heads to Melve and deliver a Letter to Ser Lennart. He’ll even pay for your fare (200G), so aside from the teeny-tiny risk of brutal maiming by monsters, there’s no real downside!

(1 of 3) This quest’s challenge is mostly the hazards of the open world in Dragon’s Dogma 2 - which is to say, heavily RNG reliant. Either you end up getting attacked by a griffin,

Escort the Oxcart to Melve

There’s honestly not a whole lot of substance to this quest, the great majority of it just involves returning back to Melve via oxcart. This is a long trip and is almost certainly going to be fraught with peril, but the nature and number of enemies you’ll encounter can vary depending on numerous factors, including dumb luck and how recently you killed said monsters on a previous trip. When you’re ready to go, use the bell at the North Venworth Oxcart Station to summon an oxcart (provided it’s daytime), pay the driver, climb on the back, sit down, and doze off.

In a perfect world, you’ll make it to Melve with only minor interruption… but that’s highly unlikely. Ignoring the odd wolf or goblin ambush that’s likely to occur even on recently cleared routes, there are two big monsters en route from Vernworth to Melve - an Ogre and a Minotaur both lurk along the roads the oxcart will likely travel past, and there’s also a chance you’ll be harassed by a griffin and perhaps even a Dullahan if you get caught out on the road at night. Suffice to say, with bad luck protecting the oxcart is likely going to be a very difficult task for a low level party.

Now for the good news - you don’t have to protect the oxcart. The oxcart may be the vehicle around which the quest is motivated, but the real objective is to deliver Donovan’s letter to Lennart in Melve. The griffin ended up destroying the oxcart for us and the quest continued just fine with no interruption whatsoever (We managed to kill said griffin, too - by setting it on fire as it was flying over a river. Sure, the brine technically killed it, but we got the XP nonetheless.) Making your way back to Melve on foot is an ordeal, to be sure, but you can avoid most of the big fights if you just run past them if you wish.

(1 of 2) When you arrive, locate Ser Lennart and deliver Donovan’s letter

When you arrive, locate Ser Lennart and deliver Donovan’s letter (left), then report to Donovan to complete the quest. (right)

Deliver the Letter to Ser Lennart

However you manage it, when you finally make it to Melve it’ll be time to seek out Ser Lennart, and to help with this endeavor the game will helpfully highlight the entirety of the town. We happened to find him standing on the road near the inn - locate him, deliver the letter again, then… you’ll have to return to Vernworth and report to Donovan. Maybe the oxcart will be more reliable this time? Especially if you managed to clear the road on the way here. In any event, make your report to Donovan and he’ll gloat about the cart making it to its destination safely (even if it did not) and he’ll compensate you for your work to the tune of 300 XP, Miner’s Hosen and 5,000G.

XP 300
Item Miner’s Hosen
Gold 5,000

For more Vernworth quest walkthroughs, check out the following pages:

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    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    28 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    22 May 2024
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