The Wisdom of the Elders
The Wisdom of the Elders is one of the side missions in Red Dead Redemption 2. In this quest, Arthur can help the small community of Butcher Creek – people are afraid that they are cursed.
Unlocked: Complete Chapter 5’s “Fleeting Joy” – To the west of Van Horn there is a large railway bridge. Head to it. Pick up the man when he collapses and carry him to Butcher Creek nearby. Wait for 24 in-game hours, then between 12am and 7am (night time) head to the highlighted area behind the house and kill the dogs that attack you.
Head to the new highlighted zone by the bridge and save the village. After that, assist a second individual that runs across the bridge. Escort them both back to their building.
After completing this part of the mission, ride to the forest to the southwest of Butcher Creek. Here, you will need to destroy 13 cursed objectives that hang from trees. You can find them easily using Eagle Eye and by spotting a red dot that briefly appears on the mini-map when you are close by. Return to Obediah when you’re done.
Next, you need to ride to the mine northwest of Butcher Creek. Remove the plank from the entrance and walk inside. After the explosion, head through the opening to the left. Fumes will start affecting your health which act as a time limit for this mission. Advance through the area until you reach the exit. Return to Butcher Creek, and after the cutscene collect the bill stacks and letter.