Gaining the friendship points has nothing to do with being "nice". It's about being supportive of Merrill. If you choose the "I'll take responsability" response, you are basically telling Merrill that you don't support what she's trying to do, hence the rivialy points. Being supportive or not are both valid choices, depending on what kind of character you choose to play. It's just Merrill's story is so tragic already I often find it difficult to choose anything other than the safe option where everyone walks away alive. Well, almost everyone.
Yeah this whole thing confused me. I didn't give her the knife, and when she told me about summoning the demon I told her to sod off and she said she'd do it alone. But the quest was still there saying I had to take her to Sundermount. So I did and ended up having to kill the clan Would love to know how you prevent that? Do you just not go? (PM me if you want to avoid spoilers)
To not kill the clan you MUST choose the bottom choice. The first two choices result in you attacking the clan.
I don't see how slaughtering an entire camp of elves is nice though >.>. So I never ever want to defend Merrill and end up slaughtering the whole camp, just cause she used blood magic.
Edited by PurebredCorn, 09 December 2011 - 09:30 PM.