Out on the shadowy seas of Dredge, one of the best ways to acquire new items and resources is to help the colorful characters you meet out with their pressing problems. These problems take the form of Pursuits, the quest lines that run like fishing wire throughout the game. One of the earliest Pursuits you’ll encounter in Dredge is A Place to Rest, found on the opening isle of Greater Marrow, and this guide will teach you exactly how to complete it.
How to help a Builder out in Dredge
Step 1: Head to Greater Marrow and start the Pursuit
The A Place to Rest Pursuit is given to you by the Builder, a character who appears on Greater Marrow once you’ve received dredging equipment from the Collector on Blackstone Isle. You’ll need to select her name on the left-hand side of the screen to talk to her. Once you do, she’ll ask you a few questions, and express her desire to leave Greater Marrow for islands new. She’ll then task you with setting up a shelter for her on Steel Point, an island north of Greater Marrow.
Step 2: Set sail for Steel Point
From here, you’ll want to make a beeline for Steel Point. The Builder will mark its location on your map with a red X, so you’ll be able to find it easily even if you haven’t been there before. Make sure you’re rested up, then sail north from Greater Marrow to find Steel Point. Dock your boat, and check out the Material Pile there. You’ll see that it requires two Lumber and two Scrap Metal in order to create a sufficient shelter for the Builder.
Step 3: Dredge up 2 Lumber and 2 Scrap Metal
Your next task is to gather those materials. You’ll find salvage spots all over the map, but there’s a particular density of them around Steel Point, so you can probably get everything you need right there. Once you have two Lumber and two Scrap Metal, return to Steel Point and slot the materials in on the Material Pile. With that done, you’ll be prompted to speak to the Builder back on Greater Marrow.
Step 4: Deliver the Builder to Steel Point
Rest up on Steel Point, then sail back south to Greater Marrow. Speak to the Builder, and she’ll ask that you ferry her over to Steel Point immediately. You’ll need to place her in the cargo hold of your boat to do this, so make sure you have a 2×3 or 3×2 space available that will fit her. Once she’s safely on board, sail back north to Steel Point again. Make sure you don’t hit any rocks or take any damage, as you can permanently lose the Builder overboard if that happens. After your voyage is complete, the Builder will thank you for your help, and the A Place to Rest Pursuit will be complete.
Once you drop her off on Steel Point, the Builder will give you two Research Parts for your trouble, and ask you to come and see her later after she’s had a chance to settle into her new home. Make sure you do this, as the real reward for this Pursuit, the book ‘The Engineers Companion’, will be given to you when you do. It’s a useful book that causes your durability-based equipment, such as Trawl Nets and Crab Pots, to lose durability 10% slower, saving you a lot of money in repair fees in the long run.
So there you have it: you’ve helped the Builder start a bold new life, and received a great new book and some Research Parts in return. Since this is one of the earlier Pursuits you can tackle in Dredge, knowing how to complete A Place to Rest will stand you in good stead for the rest of your playthrough.