Hi, is there's a way not to lose the major quest with Garcia if you're getting told of him from Valdez after you've escorted Algur? it's pretty annoying you're getting screwed because you're doing it "the right way".
seems you have to find the firetemple on your own or something. internet research didn't brought up any solution.
I was able to kill garcias in the town (with huge luck) and then ran away. the natives will stop attacking you upon your return but you have to kill garcias men. you'll get the hand (and a new musket(!) even on vodoo path).
if you want to take 'this' path have a crapload of grog/rum, potions and painkillers with you.