How to Get The Blacksmith Trophy and Achievement in A Plague Tale Innocence
There are plenty of trophies and achievements tied to hidden dialogue scenes in A Plague Tale: Innocence, but if there’s one in particular you’ll want to know how to get, it’s the one found near the end of the game titled “The Blacksmith.” Here’s everything you need to know about how to get The Blacksmith trophy and achievement.
Awarded for finding Rodric’s family forge in Chapter 16, the secret reward offers a key bit of dialogue for the young blacksmith. This can greatly alter how players view later scenes with him and provides key context to his actions near the end of the game.
As such, it’s a secret that should be tracked down sooner rather than later. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of instructions you can follow to find it with minimal hassle.
Where You Need to Go to Find Rodric’s Forge
After reaching the point in the chapter where you have to save some townsfolk from inquisition soldiers only to see them shot with arrows, there will be a cart directly in front of you.
Opposite the cart and to your right will be a wall with an opening in it formed by rats building their nest. Head through the opening, then look to your right for a hole in the wall. You should be able to spot a clasp lock you can break with your sling.
Rodric will also comment on how you shouldn’t go that way, so wait for that audio cue and the view of the lock to trigger if you can’t see it.
Shoot the lock, then circle around and head through the unlocked gate. This will lead to a side path you can travel down, and as you do Rodric will begin talking to himself and run ahead.
Once you reach the end of the path, you’ll come to the remains of his family’s forge. Amicia and Rodric will exchange a few words, after which the trophy or achievement will prompt.
Why You Should Get The Blacksmith Trophy and Achievement
Now that you have “The Blacksmith” trophy and achievement, you may still be wondering why it’s so worth getting compared to every other secret in A Plague Tale: Innocence. *Warning: Spoilers Ahead*
The interaction with the forge precedes Rodric’s death, wherein he sacrifices himself to keep Amicia and Hugo safe while they cross a bridge guarded by archers.
Without the scene, the moment is still impactful enough. With it though, there’s a new context to why Rodric sacrifices himself.
Even with his family dead, Rodric still kept to his smithing work even while at the Chateau with the rest of the group. Part of this appeared to be about keeping in practice, but after reaching the forge it becomes clear he’d hoped to come back to it someday.
With it gone, he is visibly and audibly heartbroken, and his confident, joking demeanor is gone from that point on. He then pushes the cart to keep Amicia and Hugo alive, sacrificing his own life in the process.
Whether he does it to protect them, to be done with the world that took so much from him or all of the above is unclear, but it’s hard not to see it as more impactful after the scene at his family’s forge.
That’s all you need to know about how to get “The Blacksmith” trophy and achievement in A Plague Tale: Innocence. For more on the game, check out our A Plague Tale: Innocence guide wiki for plenty of other tips, tricks, and secrets.