The Fine Art of Conversation is the 82nd main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Fine Art of Conversation Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
The Fine Art of Conversation is unlocked after completing Honor, Amongst Thieves.
Quest Giver: Trelawny
Region: New Hanover
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Kill a pursuers horse during the escape
- Complete within 9 minutes 30 seconds
- Complete with at least 75% accuracy
- Complete the mission without taking any health items
Starting Location: Roanoke Ridge, New Hanover
Talk to Trelawny
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete within 9 minutes 30 seconds
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete the mission without taking any health items
Skip the opening cinematic. Say your goodbyes to Trelawny, and then you will meet with Charles and Rains Fall who need your help. Rains Fall seems optimistic that a peace can be brokered with Colonel Favours, and he would like you to to ensure that the peace is kept since none of his men will be allowed to carry weapons.
Get on your horse and follow Charles to the negotiation site.
Accompany Rains Fall to the table, where Colonel Favours and Captain Monroe await you.
During the discussion, Arthur will suffer a severe coughing fit and will be taken to the medical tent where he can lie down and rest.
Arthur will be left alone to rest, and will overhear a conversation being had outside at the back of his tent. Press to get up.
When prompted, press again to peek out.
Arthur will find out the truth, that Captain Monroe is about to be tried and executed for treason so that Favours can continue to take advantage of the Wapiti.
When the conversation is over, Arthur will return to the cot to consider his next move.
The soldier will return after a moment and lead you back to the talks.
The discussion will immediately break down, leading to Monroe’s arrest.
Knowing the truth, Arthur takes a hostage and gets Monroe out of the camp. Back away from the camp towards your horse, keeping your hostage between you and the soldiers.
Once you reach your horse, you will automatically shove your human shield away. Get on your horse and get out of there immediately! Follow Monroe up the hill, and get ready for pursuit.
- GOLD MEDAL: Kill a pursuers horse during the escape
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete with at least 75% accuracy
With no requirements for kills or headshots, all you need to be concerned with is making sure that you hit what you’re shooting at. Make sure that you kill one of your pursuers horses with a easy headshot to its vulnerable region in the nose area.
Karma is a bitch however, as someone returns the favor and kills Captain Monroe’s horse. Dismount and take up a position near Monroe in the trees.
Monroe can’t bring himself to fire on his own men, so it will be up to you and Charles to pick up the slack.
There will be a number of soldiers that will arrive on horseback or by covered wagon. Just make sure that when you’re fighting them off that you don’t wander too far from Monroe or the quest will fail.
Once you eliminate all of the soldiers, you will be directed to mount your horse. Move over to Monroe and help him up on the saddle behind you.
Follow Charles, as more pursuers start to pick up your trail. Use Dead Eye if you have any left to maintain your accuracy and eliminate any mounted soldiers following you.
Drop Monroe off at the train and skip the ending cinematic to complete the mission.
This finishes The Fine Art of Conversation main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II starts.
Next Up: Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.