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In Flotsam's inn in Chapter 1, there's a monk in the basement of the inn who claims he has a mysterious relic that he can't use, and that only those blessed of good luck may have it. As a result, we have to play at Dice Poker. Unfortunately, my luck's not that great, so I tend to win only every other game, and it seems like you need a winning streak to get the award, since when I beat him he says that my luck's not quite good enough to obtain it yet.

This guy here.

How many times must I beat him to get the award? What is the award?

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I beat him once and got it. Next time you have the game open, go the main menu and look under "extras". The mystic relic is actually a coupon for Good Old Games, to purchase (among other things) The Witcher 1. – Raven Dreamer May 27 '11 at 18:52
@Mana did it work? – Raven Dreamer May 27 '11 at 18:56
@Raven Okay, I got it too; after winning three times in a row through save-loading. It mentioned that I beat him using two pairs...maybe that's the trigger? Or perhaps it's based on your net total earnings(including losses) from him. Only problem is that the only thing in the Extras menu for me is the Credits, nothing about a coupon. – Mana May 27 '11 at 19:00
@Mana - well, it's some option on the main menu. Let me find it on mine... Nope. Once you get it, it appears under the credits option. – Raven Dreamer May 27 '11 at 19:01

It turns out that neither a sum of money nor a streak of victories is the trigger for earning his "relic"; instead, you must win against the monk in Dice Poker with a dice hand of two pairs. This requires a fair amount of luck, since the only hand two pairs beats is one pair or two pairs of a lower total sum. If you're worried about losing money, save/loading before playing him is effective.

The reward for this is a link in the Extras menu to a site which also acts as a link to a discount on 11 different Atari games, including Outcast, Master of Magic, Independence War 2, and Master of Orion 1+2. If, like me, this link doesn't appear in the Extras menu for you, or you simply don't want to play the monk, the site can be found here.

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Wrong again, I have won with every type of hand multiple times and still no go with the Relic. I have had multiple wins with two pairs, even rolled two pairs on first roll and didn't roll again the second time, won the hand, and no relic. Same with rolling all dice again on the second turn, not saving one of them the first hand, won, no Relic. So at this point it is all guessing. – user24176 Apr 19 '12 at 23:55
@Nicknelson That's weird. Okay, thanks for the heads up; I'm gonna unaccept this. – Mana Apr 20 '12 at 16:47
@Mana You can't get this "relic" anymore, since the GOG promotion has ended. – Krazer Jul 13 '12 at 17:22
@QAzer Good to know; thinking I should close this as too localized then. – Mana Jul 15 '12 at 18:36
I don't think it should be closed -- lots of people are still playing, still encountering the monk, and not knowing that his offer is no longer valid. The question is still valuable. Maybe we need to add an answer reflecting Krazer's comment. – LarsH Oct 9 '15 at 13:33

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