By - IRISH81OUTLAWZ
You might as well try it. It can't hurt and would be interesting. I've actually lassoed and dragged a goat (I think it was a goat, it was something) to the ritual site to attempt some kind of sacrifice offer. Nothing happened, but then again there is something special about that hostile goat and also maybe a specific way/weapon to use during sacrifice. 🤷♂️
Update us if you decide to try!
Yeah I’m gonna try to drag them there and use the ceremonial dagger and play around with it. Probably gonna be another wild goose chase bet hey, I’m home alone with nothing to do so why not lol
Update: Goats cannot be drug or taken to the site alive. But I think I’m onto something. They do not respawn in butcher creek once killed, and there are exactly three of them. Each time I did this when I put the goat on the X at the site my stamina drained and each time I traveled back to get the next one it told me I had a new journal entry that I couldn’t find. And when coming back with the last goat the first two were gone even though decomposition had not set in on the second one yet. Lastly I do not know if this is a unique dialogue for something I may be doing right but John said something when I was removing the last goat from my horse back at the sight. He said “I’ve tried everything but you boy.” As he removed the goat. Mind you I’m in the epilogue with high honor. I’m going to go back and retry it with Arthur and low honor.
Those journal thing is just a glitch happens to me all the time
Not a glitch. Anytime your character draws something new on the map you get a new journal entry. It’s not in the journal it’s a drawing on the map. Example picking a plant or killing an animal in certain location
I know that when I dragged whatever animal to the site it was one that was in the area of the site. I was really hoping you'd be able to figure out how to drag a goat from butchers creek all the way over there, lol.
There's something real weird about those goats.
I was into it pretty heavy for a couple hours last night and then a single horse crash screwed up all my progress lol. I noticed that all three of those goats have perfect hides and of you lasso them you can rope them in and kill them
With your knife and it maintains the perfect hide status. When I tried it the handful of times they weren’t perfect anymore. I’m thinking trying it with the perfect hides something may happen. I’m gonna try later tonight.
I’ll try too man I’ll let you know if I come up with anything. I really think your on to something here.
I had a pack of wolves attack me and killed one as it sprinted through the circle, I lost honour. I haven't been back after that but maybe I'll check it out again.
From what I have been reading and putting together, I think the trick at the pagan site is not to kill something instead is to communicate with the Loa's and do a seremony that will grant you their protection.
What do I mean by this?
The pagan site, it's called pagan site because it's a mix of religions, Voodoo and Christian believes mixed together in that period of time so what you are seeing is the Papa Legba portal on the ground and the Ongun symbol behind the canddles at the bottom of the rock that has the goat head.
There is some things that I don't understand fully by now like the Baron Samedi reference with the Strange Man, clearly it's base on that Loa and has the dead alligator beneath the house the hat and lives in the swamps.
Now into the fun part the ritual and what it is for, apparently you can make 2 kinds of ritual, the Native Burial Grounds and the Pagan Site, the thing here is the item needed to perform and activate some trigger.
On the Pagan site it's a sacrifice but no like you think, after reading a lot and I mean a lot of Voodoo I came across an interesting thing, to Cure any desease there is a ritual that you make in full moon with the body of a person who committed suicide. That to me ring a bell, so Arthur maybe can cure the tuberculosis this way but is seems like you need low honor for this one.
The Native Burial Grounds Uses the the goddess of wind and earth to Cure any desease, but you need to be someone special, like Siete Rayos a Polo Mayombe hero.
I think the key is to be strike with lighting 7 times as Arthur in order to trigger something.
Let me know what you think of this.
If you look into Palo mayombe (which is a mix of voodoo and christian beliefs) they have some firmas and one of them is the same as the symbol you can see on the altar at the site and on the trees near the small church.
Also, Palo is pretty secretive because they held rituals in which they needed human remains, leading them to grave robbing and a bad reputation. It could explain the corpse you find at the site, as voodoo doesn't practice with any kind of human remains, iirc.
Listen man it’s anyone’s guess at this point. In my personal theory every one of these mysteries are intertwined with the other. But it has to be done in a sequence and all of the unique items you acquire over the course of the game play a part. Why do I believe this? Because there are too many links between the sites. And there’s a lot of things that aren’t really discussed either. The tiny church is without a doubt Palo or voodoo related and I’d bet money there’s something you need to do with the rat tail orchid that grows out of the Veve on the tree not far from there. I’ve had the idea for a while that crafting or bringing certain items to the witch’s cauldron and then drinking the potion will give you and immunity status long enough to be struck by lightning and survive at that spot out in Roanoke ridge which will ultimately unlock a trigger to the next part. I know I’ve read one of the Loa is like a patron of those who have been struck by lightning. And it’s Baron Samedi’s veve symbol in that church altar. But the goats play a part. There’s a goat head on the prominent pillar stone with the veve at the ritual. I’m taking that as a clue from Rockstar.
I have always thought the cauldron needs a lot of corpses to be feed because it is basically an Nganga.
IMO there is either a huge mystery that will most likely never be solved unless rockstar gives us hints or tells us, or they have everyone on a wild goose chase like the chiliad mystery. I think they are trolling everyone
More than likely the latter. Two years plus years and we’re still looking. Are there even enough game files left uncovered to create the game space for a mystery as big as we’re hoping for?
I don’t know anything about programming but i guess it’s possible. Maybe hidden files that wouldn’t show unless certain actions were performed? Rockstar has some of the most talented game designers/programmers in the industry so who knows. Kinda off topic but one thing I learned after finding the Bigfoot Easter egg where you follow the flock of birds to the cave is that isnt the only instance where that happens. Following large groups of birds often leads to a Easter egg or a location of interest. For example I followed a flock of birds to the cave where you find Otis miller’s revolver and another time they lead me to the bottle tree where I found a gold nugget in one of the bottles.
Oh wow that’s cool I thought about that but thought the devs would’ve stayed away from redundancies with Easter eggs like the same triggers and stuff. But now that makes me wonder if what I saw one night coming out of Mount Shann and a huge bunch of bats took off from the mouth and all flew towards the southwest was anything. I’ve never been able recreate it.