Nightingale: Imitations of Life Quest Walkthrough

A guide on how to complete the Imitations of Life quest in Nightingale

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Imitations of Life is one of the optional side quests in Nightingale where Victor Frankenstein seeks help in gathering research samples from the Bound. This is the first part of the quest chain for the peaceful route in obtaining the Automaton Charm Oil for the Gateway to The Watch quest. Read ahead as we go through the steps on how to complete the Imitations of Life quest in Nightingale.

How to unlock the Imitations of Life quest

The Imitations of Life quest will be available as soon as you talk to Victor Frankenstein during the Gateway to The Watch quest. Victor Frankenstein can be found on his tower within the Desert Astrolabe realm. Partaking in this quest is optional, but completing it will give out additional rewards, plus it leads to the quest that unlocks The Doctor is Out Achievement.

Gather Bound Research Samples

Gather Bound Research Samples - Nightingale Imitations of Life Quest Walkthrough

The main objective of this quest is to gather Bound samples for Victor. These samples can be obtained from hunting down different kinds of Bound which are often found guarding points of interest within realms.

Listed below are the materials needed, the type of Bound that they can be obtained from, and the realm where the Bound can be found in:

x10 Arcane WickBound LamplighterAstrolabe
x10 Bound BristleBound Vermin
Bound Fiend
x5 Bound IchorBound HaxanAstrolabe
x5 Ingot (Lacunus)Bound Knight
Bound Elite Knight
Bound Kyrosiphon
x2 Lumber (Yew)Bound BruiserAbeyance Gloom Site of Power
x2 Raw Gem (Petrified Ichor)Bound DarkweaverAbeyance Gloom Site of Power
x2 Ingot (Hollow Metal)Bound AssassinAbeyance Gloom Site of Power

After obtaining all of the required materials, travel back to Victor and hand over the samples to him. This will complete the quest and you will be rewarded with the following:

  • x1 Enchantment (Track Legend)
  • x1 Slight Rejuvenating Potion
  • x2 Purity Infusion (Maleficium Resist)
  • x3 Wire (Nickel)
  • x6 Glass (Quartz)

Continue talking to Victor to get the next quest, How Automatons Tick.