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Meet with General AcoriasEdit
Your task is to take care of the gifted who did not respond to the letters sent out by Merzul. As the Order is forced to remain secret Merzul is afraid that the gifted might divulge some information and thus pose a threat to the Order. Your task is to bring a gifted (Kim) to the Arcane Sanctum avoiding unnecessary fighting, as the Order cannot afford attracting attention.
Location of SildrenEdit
Sildren is a small village which depends heavily on slavery. The road to Sildren is pretty straightforward:
- Follow the main road and you will definitely come across Sildren. The worst enemies here are young brown bears, unless you get sidetracked too far.
Go south to Narathzul Arantheal's shrine and follow the main road to the south.
You can start a side quest on the way: On the road you will stumble upon a corpse of a dead adventurer. Examine his corpse and next to him you will find a diary (reading the diary will trigger the side quest The Renegade Brother) and a fireplace.
Anyway, when the main road leads eastwards, follow it and Sildren is at hand.
When entering Sildren, Kim will be sitting on a bench to your right. Speak to Kim, who will show his/her surprise at seeing you, as strangers are not common here. Tell Kim that you want to discuss the matter of the letter sent by Merzul. Kim states that it is impossible to talk here and asks you to follow him/her behind the Slave Shack. Having done so, Kim will explain that, being a slave, he/she is not allowed to talk to strangers. If you want something from Kim, it must be known to the slave's owner first. However, Kim is curious about your reason for coming here. Tell Kim that you came here to take him/her to the Arcane Sanctum. Kim will respond that if he/she leaves without the owner's permission, he/she will definitely be killed. This is also the reason why Kim did not appear at the meeting mentioned in Merzul's letter. Kim suggests that if you are really willing to release him/her, then you must talk to Kim's owner Kreo. Yet Kim believes that all your efforts will be futile, as slaves are luxury goods. Kim will be waiting for you in this very place.
Find a Replacement for KimEdit
Kreo will be sitting comfortably in his Shack in the centre of Sildren. Tell Kreo that you want to buy his slave, Kim. Kreo will be amused by your request and state that his slaves are not for sale as they are extremely rare at the time of war. But if you really insist on releasing Kim he will do it only on condition that you provide him with a new slave that would replace Kim.
Conceive a PlanEdit
Kim is still hiding behind the Slave Shack. Impart the news of Kreo's conditions. Kim acknowledges that now it is impossible to find a replacement unless you would agree to be taken into slavery instead of him/her. Kim's plan is that you are to be taken into a fortress above Sildren and subjected to a cruel ceremony called Baptism. Luckily, Kim knows a back way into the fortress and thus could enter the fortress and help you to escape from this predicament. Consequently, you could run away together. Kreo and his mercenaries would not realize until it was too late to catch you. Having agreed on the plan, head towards Kreo's Shack.
Submit yourself to KreoEdit
After initiating a dialogue with Kreo, he will ask you if you have managed to bring him a slave. Offer exchanging yourself for Kim. However amusing it might seem to him, he does keep his word and releases Kim from slavery. Kreo calls his mercenaries, Rafael and Solran, and you are knocked unconscious.
Kim to the RescueEdit
You find yourself stripped of all your equipment, facing Rafael and Solran. The situation in the fortress becomes dire, as the Baptism is about to begin. The mercenaries seem to enjoy this torture by inflicting maximum pain at almost no cost to the slave's efficiency. Fortunately, you can discern Kim sneaking into the torture cell in the distance. Kim aims at the oppressors and both his/her arrows strike home, successfully killing the torturers. Kim will approach you and say that now both of you can escape. But the priority is to find the stolen equipment.
Find the Key to the Locked GateEdit
- Find the Locked Gate
Leave the torture room. The tunnel branches in three directions:
- to the north (N) - a Locked Gate. While approaching the gate you will notice that the only door towards the exit is locked. You need to look for the key in the other direction before you can finally retrieve your equipment.
- to the south (S) - the road that you should choose in search of the key.
Go down the stairs and you will be faced with two mercenaries. Having killed them you will enter a brightly-lit room with a tree planted in the centre of the room. Take the stairs down to reach Sildren Mountain Camp.
As soon as you leave the fort, you will be attacked by two mercenaries. Walk down and follow the main path that will ultimately lead you to the camp. Go along the wooden footbridge over the frozen lake (pick up the Ice Claw) and you will reach the camp with two mercenaries stationed there. When you come to the end of the camp you should discern a way that leads upwards (behind the camp). The way is near the instruction on the wall (between two horns). Go upwards and the road will lead you to Rafus' hideout. There you will find a huge fried rat over a fireplace, a chest and a table (with the Mountain Camp Fortress Key). Save your game (or, at least rest) before taking the key. Once you have taken the key, Rafus appears slightly below the stairway. As soon as you go downwards you will be attacked. Go back to the Fortress Sildren.
Open the Locked GateEdit
You have to go back to the very early part of the fortress, to the Locked Gate near the torture room. The gate is located to the north (on your left when leaving the torture room). Now you can open the gate with the Mountain Camp Fortress Key.
Collect your Equipment and Find another KeyEdit
In a room to the left you will find a mercenary and some loot.
The way forward leads upwards. Choose this tunnel and enter a huge chamber divided into an upper and a lower part. In the upper part you will be encountered by two mercenaries. Take the tunnel southwards and one mercenary will rush in your direction. Take the tunnel to the east and you will face a mercenary and some stairs up. Climb the stairs and enter the room on your left (with a sleeping man/mercenary). Your quest log will update that your equipment is placed in this room in the nearby chest. On the chest there is a key (Sildren Prison Key). Pick up the key as well.
Find a Hidden PassageEdit
Moreover, it appears that there is also a secret tunnel in this room (the same room you found your equipment). You can see that the tunnel is blocked by some crates. To get through the tunnel you wil need to move the crates (use your grab button 'Z' and move the mouse in the desirable direction). Enter the cavernous tunnel and use the Trap Door to Eastern Fold Valley using the Sildren Prison Key.
Destination: Arcane SanctumEdit
Once you are outside the Fortress, head towards the Arcane Sanctum. You can choose any way you want. The slaves of Sildren will not be hostile towards you. However, if you enter Kreo's Shack, he will immediately attack you (dropping a key which gives you faster access to the Sildren Dungeon, should you wish to revisit it). To finish the quest you need to lead Kim to Templer's House and speak to General Acorias.
- 400 EP
- Hood of Apprentice (Fortify Magica 10 Pts on Self)
- Kill Kreo to gain Key to the Sildren Fortess and Highway Thief Gloves.
- If you choose to go back with Kim through Sildren, you will be attacked by the slavers.
- Even if you are a female, Acorias will refer to Kim as 'she' although in fact you will meet a male version of Kim in Sildren.
- Calling your horse is impossible when coming back to Sanctum with Kim. You can only mount your horse if it already is somewhere nearby.
The use of the console is same like in Oblivion. Description how to use console commands can be found here
|The Path of the Gifted - MQ04|
|Stage||End Q||Journal Entry|
|5||I'm supposed to help General Acorias. I'll find him in the Templars' House.|
|10||I talked to Acorias. My mission is to bring another Gifted One, named Kim, from the lumber village of Sildren to the Sanctum. Sildren lies at the path where Narathzul Arantheal's statue is located - I just have to go further.|
|15||I found Kim. In order to talk with one another we'll have to go to a hiding place.|
|20||Kim is a slave and must not leave Sildren. I have to talk with the slave owner Kreo in order to free Kim.|
|30||I will trade myself in for Kim. After that, the mercenaries will execute their "baptism" with me. At this point, Kim will come and rescue me. Then we'll escape to the Sanctum through the woods.|
|45||The mercenaries knocked me out and brought me to the fortress above Sildren. I really hope that Kim will get me out of here quickly - the situation appears to become rather inconvenient.|
|60||Kim rescued me. We need to flee from this place now and reach the Sanctum - General Acorias is waiting for us in the Templars' House. I should also recover my equipment before we leave through the underground corridor Kim used to get in.|
|61||I found my belongings in a chest inside the fortress. At this place appears to start a secret tunnel; however, to get through, I'll have to remove the crates first.|
|70||I succeeded in bringing Kim to the Sanctum. Surely Acorias will have another task for me to do.|
|75||End||Acorias was very satisfied with my work.|