(hey all, new to the board and the series in general; just finished Ys I and started on II yesterday, enjoying them a lot so far)
I'm trying to go for the Steam achievements as I go along this time, because I missed a few (Feena) in Ys I, and had to do a lot of backtracking to get all my monster/character notebook entries after I entered Darm Tower (I'd only done up to Dogi busting me out so it didn't bother me too much to reload my backup save right before I'd entered), and I'd like to avoid missing anything like that this time around. But I just got to the Colony of Lava and accepted the quest to rescue Tarf...the guide I'm referencing says I should be able to get Raw Meat from Nash next. But no matter what I try to give him, he just tells me 'thanks but no thanks' and won't accept them. I tried with herbs, apples and marle flowers but he won't take any. Is it because the townspeople are still wary of my red hair? Do I need to actually get further in the game for Nash to be receptive to my gifts? Just want to know if the guide messed up here, or I did. What do I need to do to get him to give me the meat?
Nash and most of the the Colony of Lava villagers won't be receptive to gifts until after you've finished the Tarf escort mission (a couple of them will take gifts at any point, though it only matters if you want some character mascots as soon as possible - not worth it, IMO). So go ahead and take care of that and the achievements/other minor stuff you can do only when Tarf's with you (if you're interested, of course), and then gift Nash a few things anytime after that point.
"What would you do for a Khonsclard bar?" - Shiden