In Code Vein, both humans and revenants roam the world. Most of the NPCs in the game only appear in various locations whenever you’ve activated all the Mistles of a location and have completed its main quest or defeated the boss. Make it a habit that whenever you do complete a location to revisit that explored area for these quest givers to appear and to encounter someone new. It is also recommended that you try to complete all the locations before reaching the final location Gaol of the Stagnant Blood so that all the NPCs will appear in the various locations and it’ll be easier for you to find them whenever you take their requests.
A Peculiar Item Quest Guide
First Request: A Peculiar Item
Location: Outer Crossroads – Ruined City Underground
Shang is the first quest giver you meet and he appears after completing the Ruined City Underground location and teleporting back to the Outer Crossroads Mistle. Speak to him and he’ll provide you with 1x Map: Den of Darkness which gives you access to the Depths: Den of Darkness. After talking to Shang, head back to Home Base and speak to Davis to teleport to the Den of Darkness. Shang’s quest is to find an item in this dungeon, take the opportunity to try and complete the depths or if you’re not ready yet, you can just follow the marked location of the item where you’ll find 1x Peculiar Materials. Once you’ve acquired the item, head back to Shang’s location and give him the item – he’ll reward you with 1x Loss Shard (M) for completing his first request.