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Blood and Stone

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Blood and Stone is the third part of Out of the Shadows.

Objectives[edit]

Perform reconnaissance in what's left of Bloodstone Fen and begin investigating the cause of the bloodstone's destruction.

  • Speak with General Soulkeeper.
  • Scout the floating citadel and reach the arena at the top of the tower.
  • Investigate the large chunk of bloodstone below the citadel.
  • Search the surface for survivors.
  • Search the nearby cave for survivors.
  • Continue your search for survivors.
  • Speak with Squad Leader Bennett to continue your investigation.
  • Share your findings with General Soulkeeper.

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Upon arriving in Bloostone Fen, your character will be Disoriented. This effect will go away after talking to General Almorra Soulkeeper. The objectives will send you around the map to various locations. You can do most objectives in any order and in most cases just need to be near a specific area to fulfill it.

Because this mission takes place in the open world map, you can encounter all the creatures and hazards of the Bloodstone Fen map.

Achievements[edit]

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Find Bennett in Bloodstone Fen.Journal: Blood and Stone Found Bennett in Bloodstone Fen Arenanet Points.png
  • Complete the mission.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Charr
Human

Dialogue[edit]

Taimi is calling in:

Taimi: Commander! Commander, can you read me?
<Character Name>: Taimi? How are you—where are you?
Taimi: I'm in your bag! I put a two way communicator in there when you were in Rata Novus.
<Character Name>: I don't really have time for this, something just expl—
Taimi: The map just went crazy, and it's where you were going! Are you there?
<Character Name>: Yeah, I don't—
Taimi: Okay, magic levels that high could be super hazardous! Like Xs for eyes hazardous!
Taimi: But I may have a solution!
Taimi: Based on some of Zinn's old Rata Novan research, I've devised a way for you to counter certain types of magical threats.
Taimi: Might take a second to get used to, so train, train, train!
<Character Name>: Thanks, Taimi. We'll talk about this thing you bugged me with later.
Taimi: Oops! Lab fire! Gotta go!

Speaking with General Soulkeeper:

General Almorra Soulkeeper: Our forward propulsion shorted out. What—what was that?
<Character name>: I think...it's hard for me to actually say, but I think a bloodstone just exploded.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: A bloodstone? Then how are we still alive?
<Character name>: Good question. But others might not have been so lucky.
<Character name>: I'm going down to scout for survivors, see if I can piece together what happened and why the blast reversed itself.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Watch your back, and let me know what you find out. We'll try to get this bird running again.
<Character name>: Canach was supposed to meet me here... Hope he and his troops were out of range.

Scouting the citadel:

If asura:
<Character name>: The blast released spirits from the bloodstone. If I remember my Human History Symposium correctly, they're victims sacrificed by the White Mantle.
Taimi: Before...die...(static)
<Character name>: Beware. These spirits suffered for centuries. They won't know friend from foe. Those White Mantle left them like that!
If charr:
<Character name>: Whoa! The blast released spirits. They may be sacrificial victims of the White Mantle. My ancestors reviled those evil badgers.
Taimi: Before...die...(static)
<Character name>: They tried to exterminate my ancestors, but tortured their own people as well. These spirits were twisted by what they went through.
If human:
<Character name>: The blast must have released the spirits of the victims sacrificed on the bloodstone...
Taimi: Before...die...(static)
<Character name>: Years of imprisonment twisted their minds. They don't know friend from foe. The White Mantle will pay for this!
If norn:
<Character name>: The blast released spirits trapped in the bloodstone. I've heard tales of sacrifices among human tribes. Maybe this is related.
Taimi: Before...die...(static)
<Character name>: They were imprisoned for so long, it twisted their minds. They don't know friend from foe. We must release them once and for all.
If sylvari:
<Character name>: Those spirits seem to have been freed from the bloodstone. The explosion...
Taimi: Before...die...(static)
<Character name>: How long were they imprisoned? Why? I've heard stories of humans sacrificing each other on bloodstones. What mental scars they must bear.

Scouting the chunk of bloodstone:

<Character name>: A large chunk of the bloodstone, still intact. And these foul things!
<Character name>: This bloodstone must have been larger than anyone imagined. What could have caused it to explode?
Taimi: You...fairly deadly...less...(static)

Scouting the surface:

<Character name>: White Mantle! But they're...different.
White Mantle Knight: The magic is mine.
Taimi: (static)...be ready to run...(static)

Scouting the cave:

<Character name>: Ah, members of the Pact!
Crazed Priory Magister: Blood...bloodstones...
Crazed Priory Magister: I'll slit your throat!
Taimi: Commander? Commander? Are you still alive?
If asura:
<Character name>: They've been consumed by bloodstone magic. May they find their place in the Eternal Alchemy.
If charr:
<Character name>: They've been consumed by bloodstone magic. They deserve a better fate.
If human:
<Character name>: Gods have mercy. They've been consumed by bloodstone magic. May Grenth guide them to the next world in peace.
If norn:
<Character name>: They've been consumed by bloodstone magic. They deserve a better fate.
If sylvari:
<Character name>: They've been consumed by bloodstone magic. I hope they rest in peace.

Speaking with Squad Leader Bennett:

Squad Leader Bennett: I've never seen an explosion collapse on itself like that.
Squad Leader Bennett: The magic was inches from my face, and then it suddenly shot into the ground.
Squad Leader Bennett: Do you think a dragon was responsible?
<Character name>: I'm not sure yet, that's what I'm here to investigate.
<Character name>: I want to get into that crater and find out why the blast reversed and where the magic went.
Squad Leader Bennett: Easier said than done. The area is swarming with White Mantle.
Squad Leader Bennett: We sent a patrol, but only one soldier made it back, and she's...not well.
<Character name>: What's wrong with her?
Squad Leader Bennett: She was hit with magic unlike any we've seen.
Squad Leader Bennett: On the outside she's fine, but it twisted her insides something fierce. She can barely move.
Squad Leader Bennett: She's been raving about floating purple stone monsters ever since she got back.
<Character name>: Stone creatures? That rings a White Mantle bell. Can you reach the Priory and see what they know about them?
Squad Leader Bennett: Sure thing, Commander.
<Character name>: Have you seen Canach?
Squad Leader Bennett: Who?
<Character name>: He's a sylvari. Tough but well-spoken. Medium build. A bit cranky.
Squad Leader Bennett: Can't say that I have. But I did see Caithe run through here like a centaur on fire.
Squad Leader Bennett: She wouldn't stop for anything. Just hauled tail through the war zone and was gone like that.
<Character name>: Thank you. I'll let the general know you're down here.

Speaking with General Soulkeeper:

General Almorra Soulkeeper: Is it as bad as it looks down there?
<Character name>: It's not good. White Mantle hit in the blast are mad with hunger for magical energy. They gather any scrap they can find.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: The White Mantle? Could they have done this? And to what end?
<Character name>: I don't know. Maybe it was an experiment gone wrong. Maybe it was supposed to empower all of them and it went awry.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Whoever it was, we owe them our gratitude. That blast would've hit Lion's Arch, and they just rebuilt the place!
<Character name>: I'd hold off on the thanks until we know what their motive is.
<Character name>: There's a Pact squad down there. They've already established a camp and are trying to get a foothold in the area.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: That's what I like to hear.
<Character name>: Well, it's not all good news. Some other Pact members were also caught in the blast.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Just what the Pact didn't need—more dead soldiers.
<Character name>: They're not dead, but they've been twisted by bloodstone magic just like the White Mantle.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: They don't deserve that. They deserve peace.
<Character name>: I understand. I'd want the same if the roles were reversed.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Thank you, Commander.

Upon chapter completion:

Taimi: (static)...continue...investigation! (does not show up in the chat panel)

Trivia[edit]

My Story[edit]

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The devastation caused by the bloodstone exploding was horrific. I did my best to gather information to piece together what happened, but the mystery is deep.

My story