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A favored gift that gives +10 approval (with diminishing returns), specific to Sigrun. Also gift that gives a base +5 approval (with diminishing returns), for any other person.
pc Some players will only gain +5 Approval with Companions on any gifts to them with no Diminishing Returns.
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Gifts can be sold to a merchant or given to certain party members to influence their approval rating.