Northelm sidequest for Chapter 8 is not currently awarding a Crystal as expected based on this detail that was provided:
And they are set;
Eveline: Chapters 1,3,5,8 (from 7 side quests)
Toragon: Chapters 2,4,6,8 (from 7 side quests)
Northelm: Chapters 3,6,8,12 (from 7 side quests) Brie: Chapters 4,6,8,11 (from 7 side quests)
Adhakus: Chapters 5,7,12,15 (from 7 side quests)
Auri: Chapters 10,13,15 (from 5 side quests)
Gong: Chapters 7,9,11 (from 5 side quests)
Gemka: Chapters 9,11,14 (from 5 side quests)
Xione: Chapters 9,11,13 (from 5 side quests)
Soulchaser: Chapters 10,12,15 (from 5 side quests)
Mutiny: Chapters 11,13,15 (from 5 side quests)
Grungli: Chapters 12,14,15 (from 4 side quests)
Jocea: Chapters 13,14,15 (from 3 side quests)
Elyra: Chapters 14,15 (from 2 side quests)
Darkhunter: Chapter 15 (from 1 side quests)
I am not able to reproduce the issue but I now have had two individuals confirm that this is the case. Here is a screenshot provided by
@ALP (thank you!) to confirm:
I have not seen any reports that the 4th Crystal is available from any of his other non-crystal sidequests (Chapters 4 and 10) so I assume at this time that a complete story playthrough only provides 3 Northelm crystals instead of 4 according to the QoL changes.
I’ll chase this up with the team!
[UPDATE] Team is working on getting a fix sorted for this!
Jeto (she/they) - Support Human