Soul Essence: Chapter 3 – Poisonblade Heath
Soul Essence is a series of articles for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, it covers the Dark Elf PvE campaign from the Disciple of Khaine class chapter-by-chapter.
We rejoin our hero as she makes her way from Nimosar to Poisonblade Heath in search of Haydion Whitewrath.
Chapter 3 – Poisonblade Heath
Approaching Dreamshade I make out a tower and a Dark Elf camp surrounding it.
The Enchanted Gold needs to be prepared for the ritual by wetting it with the blood of slain High Elves.
Once this is done, I need to report to Tesmar Dreamstealer at Malagurn’s Charge.
A view from a cliff in Menarhain.
I must hunt down the animals within the Blighted Isles and then approach the shrine with their blood and venom on my hands.
First on my list of animals are Blightback Spiders followed by a Dreamshade Matron and Blighthide Bears.
As I put my hands on the Shrine the beasts of the wood go quiet. I feel drawn to speak to Caerys Lifebane in the Dark Elf camp that overlooks the Plain of Bone.
She also mentions that the High Elves also worship Khaine but not exclusively, they fear to ask Khaine for power as the Dark Elves have.
Slipping the Skin
Returning the skins to Bethraldar he comments on my great artistry to preserve the skins without marring the faces.
Now Bethraldar wants to see how difficult the lions are to provoke, he wants me to goad the Captured White Lion.
This means that they will most likely be destined for work in the mines due to their tempers.
Slave carts outside the village of Gon’Seraph in northern Chrace.
Bethraldar wants the opportunity to break a Great Eagle to his will. He directs me to harvest meat from the wolves of the Dreamshade Forest and then search the eastern hills for a Goldenstrand Nest containing an Eyas and then feed the bird.
Having got its attention I cover it in a hood and return the Eyas to Bethraldar.
Now that he has the great eagle he will use it to attack the High Elves.
The view of the low lying lands between The Blighted Isle and Chrace.
I must assault the White Lion camp in northwestern Chrace, killing the White Lions there and returning to Noble Pirovus with their Pelt Cloaks.
He informs me that my deeds lately have brought me to the attention of influential and powerful people. He will help me if I infiltrate Gon’Seraph and find and kill Councilman Talion.
He says that I have honored Kylar’s name by slaying his ambusher.
Dreamshade Hunter’s attempt to retaliate and I take them down.
After reciting the tale Pirovus is pleased, he will share my story and my reputation will grow.
The High Elf village of Gon’Seraph in northern Chrace.
Legend and Infamy
He can tell I have a desire for retribution and I must continue to engage the ambushers within the Dreamshade Forest to find clues as to his location.
After examination it could only mean one thing, Haydion Whitewrath managed to send a warning to the White Lions of Chrace.
It is most likely that Gervus Lionmane is the messenger..
I have to fight through each part of the village to locate him.
After reading the Missive, I find Haydion’s orders are to slay the Sorceresses known as the Dreadblight.
I must locate and warn the Dreadblight somewhere further inside Chrace.
The ship of Beastmaster Khelrith on the border between The Blighted Isle and Chrace.
He does not have the time to re-forge the manacles within the cart and would like me to retrieve them.
I will need to thin the ranks of the Gon’Seraph Watch.
Our hero overlooking a valley in Chrace.
Onwards to Chapter 4
The next task for our hero is to continue her chase of Haydion Whitewrath heading to Malagurn’s Charge and Chapter 4.
As these chapters are getting pretty long, I’ve decided to try splitting them up by quest. This allows a better grouping of screenshots, and an easier way for me to create the article, I can pop on, document a quest, and then log out without having to spend loads of time figuring out what stage I am at.
I am quite enjoying this stage of the Dark Elf quest line, I had trouble adjusting to the darkness early on, but with the invasion progressing, I am more invested.
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