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Check out this guide for a full walkthrough of the Stranger Side Mission - The Wisdom of the Elders from Red Dead Redemption 2, including gameplay tips, guides, and more!

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

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Save Man Near Van Horn Trading Post

Save Man Near Van Horn Trading Post - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Go to the Van Horn Trading Post and ride your horse to the west - head under the railroad tracks by the river
2Talk to the stranger by the boulders under the tracks to start this quest

1. Talk To Man To The West Of Van Horn Trading Post

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

The man you need to talk to will be under the railroad tracks to the west of the Van Horn Trading Post.

Bring The Man To Butcher's Creek

Bring The Man To Butcher's Creek - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After talking to the man under the railroad tracks, carry him and place him on your horse
2Follow the path on your mini-map to get to Butcher's Creek
3When you reach Butcher's Creek, place the man down onto the porch to trigger a cutscene
4Once the cutscene ends, fend off Lemuel
5After you beat up Lemuel, a cutscene will start and end this part of the mission

4. Press "Break Free" Button To Fend Off Lemuel

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After the cutscene, Lemuel will try to attack you. Keep pressing the "Break Free" button according to the on-screen prompt to fight him off.

Fight The Demons

Fight The Demons - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Pass through a couple of days in-game and go to Butcher's Creek during nighttime to start this part of the mission
2After the cutscene, check your mini-map to where a woman is screaming
3Shoot the mangy dogs attacking pigs behind the woman's house
4Once you've shot down the dogs, check your mini-map for the next area where the dogs are attacking
5Save the man by the bridge being attacked by two dogs
6Cross the bridge and shoot down the dogs attacking the man running across the bridge
7Go back to the two villagers and protect them from incoming dogs
8Once you've shot all the dogs, a cutscene will trigger the end of this part of the mission

2. Check Your Mini-Map Where Dogs Are Attacking

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The dogs will be indicated by a red icon in your mini-map. Check it constantly to see the direction they're heading or where they're at.

6. Use Dead Eye To Shoot Dogs Quickly

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

The mission will take place during the night so it'll be harder to see and aim. Use Dead Eye to highlight the dogs and their fatal regions to dispose of them quickly.

7. Aim For Dogs' Head To Kill Them Fast

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

Shooting the dogs' heads will instantly kill them. Aim for headshots so you can kill them quickly.

Destroy Cursed Charms

Destroy Cursed Charms - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After dealing with the mangy dogs in Butcher's Creek, head to the river & forest area south of the town
2Search for the dream catcher charms hung on trees & shoot them - you need to destroy 13
3After destroying all 13, go back to Obediah Hinton in Butcher's Creek to trigger a cutscene

1. Charms Can Be Found Around River Area

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

The dream catcher charms can be found hung around trees around a river area to the southwest of Butcher's Creek.

2. Check Your Mini-Map To Find Charms Near You

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

The dream catcher charms will show up as red icons in your mini-map when you're near them. Check frequently to see if there's any in your vicinity.

2. Use Eagle Eye To Spot Dream Catcher Charms

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

Using the Eagle Eye mode will highlight the dream catcher locations so use this mode frequently to spot them.

Investigate The Mine

Investigate The Mine - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After the cutscene with Obediah Hinton, head to the mine to continue the mission
2Follow the on-screen prompts to remove the plank from the mine's entrance
3Move forward and explore the mine until you get to the highlighted area & trigger the cutscene
4After the cutscene, quickly make your way out of the mine
5When you finally get out of the mine, call your horse & ride back to Butcher's Cree
6When you get to Butcher's Creek, a cutscene will start and the mission will finish after

2. Follow Button Prompts To Remove Plank

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

Removing the plank is easy and simple. Just press the buttons according to the on-screen prompts.

4. Check Your Mini-Map For Dead Ends

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wisdom of the Elders

You need to quickly make your way out of the mine to avoid dying. Check your mini-map for dead ends so you won't go the wrong way.

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