Thanx, pchester. After farting around for a week with this, Boatswain finally wandered out. I didn't know whether to kiss him or just shoot him. So, onward we go. Hey, here's a bit to chew on. Way back in the Forgotten Forest, somehow Crest got stuck in the landing gear of the chopper right next to his camp, keeps trying to walk thru it, before I could deliver his 15 artifacts. So, that quest string never got finished. I didn't worry about it too much. Crests' quests are second string side quest. Any ideas on how to unstick him? I tried multiple quick save/reloads. Yours, J.