How to unlock: Buy Coty from Parsim Flint on the slave auction (M15.3).
You can find a real job for Coty or first you can take advantage of his thieving skills
You can unlock this quest after reaching the Bloom. A slave auction (M15.3) takes place in the western part of Memovira's Courtyard. Parsim Flint is organizing it. Speak with him. During the conversation he will offer you a slave to buy. When he learns that you don't have official documents, he will offer you Coty on less legal terms. You can pay him 400 shins for Coty or you can use Deception to negotiate buying him for 300 shins.
Released Coty will soon appear nearby. Speak with him about each topic. If you want, you can ask Coty to steal something for you:
- You can ask him to steal some shins.
- You can ask him to steal a more valuable item from one of the nearby merchants. You will have to wait one day for results, for example by resting (you can do it at Qianne). The next day you will receive an oddity from Coty. Don't send him on another stealing mission, as you won't receive any more items and he will die (because he would be caught). What's more, during the conversation with Memovira Thug you would have to explain your actions.
In order to unlock this quest, during the conversation with Coty you must tell him that you wish to free him and then promise him that you will find a job for him.
Brusca is one of the characters that might hire Coty
You can find a job for Coty at one of a few people in Bloom. Below there is a list of potential employers. For convincing one of them to hire Coty you can receive 25EXP.
You can ask Brusca, who guards the entrance to Memovira's Fortress (M15.4), to hire Coty as Memovira's mercenary. You can pay her 300 shins for the basic equipment for Coty or you can use Deception and convince her about his unusual skills.
Note - Choosing this occupation for Coty is the best solution if you are keen of scoring Inside Man, one of the trophies that involve getting Coty to betray the First Castoff)
You can send Coty to the shrine
The Observant Speck from Shrine of Chila in Vast Interior (M16.2) is another person who can hire Coty. She won't ask for shins and she won't require any special convincing to take care of Coty.
Coty can be hired as Sundermun's helper
Sunderumun the Elder from Vast Interior (M16.3) can hire Coty as his helper. You can pay 140 shins or you can use Persuasion to convince Sundermun.
Coty can be sacrificed to the Maw from the Small Nihilesh
You can also sacrifice Coty to the Maw in Small Nihilesh (M19.5). It can be done during the side quest The Newborn Mar. This action will kill Coty, but thanks to sacrificing him you can open the portal to Lost Anchorage.
You can sell Coty to Decanted
Another alternative solution is to sell Coty to Decanted who appears later in the game in Memovira's Courtyard (M15.9). He is looking for people with attractive looks for his utopian community. This action is a part of another side quest - Preservation of Beauty (go to its walkthrough for more detailed information).