William is a minor character and Stranger in Red Dead Redemption 2. He initiates the Stranger side-mission "To the Ends of the Earth".


William can be found by the player south of Twin Stack Pass in The Heartlands. He is set up at a small camp containing a wagon, a tent and a storage area for his plant and herb collection.

During this side mission, William requests that the player brings him some Yarrow. Upon delivery, William tastes the Yarrow, claiming it to have medicinal qualities; he then gives the player a crafted remedy as a reward.

Following the mission, William can later be found other times as a random encounter in the wilderness, where he will request the player to collect more plants in exchange for other tonics. After a few encounters he tells the player that he is leaving and is never encountered again.




  • The first encounter with William is the only one that's marked on the map, and his only guaranteed location, as every subsequent meeting with him is a random encounter.
  • The player will lose honor if they steal William's horse.


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