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First Blood

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   First Blood

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Drillemont: Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Whitebrim Front (x:12.8, y:17.5)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Camp Dragonhead

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png50Dark Words, Dark DeedsMainquest1 Icon.png Dark Words, Dark Deeds (Level 50)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 50)

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
The allied forces at Snowcloak are in danger, and Lord Drillemont would have you assist him in ensuring their safety.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Rendezvous with the House Durendaire knights. 0/5
  • Search the heretic's effects.
  • Deliver the heretic's parchment to Drillemont.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png50The Path of the RighteousMainquest1 Icon.png The Path of the Righteous (Level 50)

Journal detail hr1 08.png Items Involved
Brittle Parchment
Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
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Fallen Heretic's Effects

  • The allied forces at Snowcloak are in danger, and Lord Drillemont would have you assist him in ensuring their safety.
  • According to Lord Drillemont, it had long been suspected that the heretics used secret tunnels to travel throughout the highlands of Coerthas undetected. In light of the information you overheard, he is convinced that the heretics encamped in Boulder Downs now plan to make use of such tunnels to ambush the allied forces in Snowcloak. He has ordered a contingent of House Durendaire knights to begin searching for the ambushers, but he believes that your presence would do much to bolster their efforts. Travel to Boulder Downs and rendezvous with the House Durendaire knights.
  • You arrive in Boulder Downs to discover the knights of House Durendaire slain after what must have been a desperate battle with Iceheart's followers. Before you can take stock of the situation, you find yourself surrounded by the surviving heretics, who are plainly hungry for retribution... Though they fight with the passion of true believers, they are no match for you, and soon they too lie motionless in the snow. What now? For want of a better idea, search the heretics' bodies for anything which might offer some insight into their plans.
  • You rifle through a heretic's knapsack and find a curious parchment with dates and times writ upon it. Could it be of significance? Lord Drillemont will know.
  • Lord Drillemont recognizes the parchment as a timetable of guardsmen's shift changes from the outpost in Snowcloak. With it, the heretics could pass into and out of their tunnels without fear of discovery, and thereby prepare an ambush for the allied forces searching the area. Despite your best efforts, it would seem the Temple Knights and Crystal Braves are still in danger, and Lord Drillemont has no choice but to send reinforcements.

We have long suspected that the heretics use a network of secret tunnels to traverse the highlands undetected... Given what you overheard, I fear that Snowcloak may be riddled with such passageways, and that the heretics in Boulder Downs are planning to use them to take our forces unawares. Needless to say, we cannot allow that to happen.

A contingent of House Durendaire knights are on patrol in the area, and I shall order them to begin searching for the heretics at once. But knowing nothing of our enemy's numbers or readiness, I cannot say for sure that they will be sufficient...

It would put my mind at ease if you would consent to assist my knights with the search. I know they would take courage from the presence of so storied a warrior.

Pray rendezvous with them at Boulder Downs. If Halone is kind, we may catch these heretics before their plans come to fruition.
Show them no mercy, Forename. The lives of our allies are at stake.

I implore you, Forename─make haste to Boulder Downs. Rendezvous with my knights and lay low every last heretic you find.

Every moment spent dawdling is a gift to our enemies─another chance for them to slink into their accursed tunnels and appear at our allies' backs.
Ware this one!
My knights sent no word of your coming, Forename. What has happened? What is that in your hand?

By the Fury... Those were veterans with years of service!

And now they lie dead in the snow. <sigh> Their bodies must be recovered, and─

No. No, we have not the men to spare. Not now. Not while Iceheart prepares to summon an abomination.
The heretics you dispatched were not of sufficient number to contend with the combined strength of the Temple Knights and the Crystal Braves. There must be others. And I'll wager they are on their way to Snowcloak as we speak.

To make matters worse, it seems the traitor you followed managed to pass the heretics something of value after all...

The parchment you recovered is a timetable of the guardsmen's watches at our outpost in Snowcloak. The traitor was stationed there long before he aroused our suspicions. Would that we had caught him sooner!

With this information, the heretics would know when the watch was weakest. They could use their tunnels with impunity and prepare their ambush...
The timetable has not changed, you see. Of course, it will be changed now, but the heretics may already be in position.
House Durendaire must send reinforcements─even if it means withdrawing knights from the Stone Vigil. I can see no other way to safeguard the lives of our allies.
Oi, over here!
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