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Dragon Response Mission: Brisban Wildlands

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Dragon Response Mission: Brisban Wildlands

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Defend Tyria from the Elder Dragons' rampage. Contains story from Episode 5 of the Icebrood Saga, "Champions".

— In-game description

Dragon Response Mission: Brisban Wildlands is a Dragon Response Mission set in Brisban Wildlands.


Wetlands Aflame

  • Caithe is defending the sylvari village from destroyers.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defend Watchful Source from destroyers.
      • Watchful Source fires extinguished: 0/10
      • Mortar seed turrets activated: 0/10
      • Destroyers killed: 0/25
      • Time remaining: 5:00
  • Allied forces are counterattacking the destroyers to find their source.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Join the expedition to find the source of destroyer activity in the area.
    • Event bar.jpgEvent shield (tango icon).png
  • Allies have located a destroyer champion.
    • Event boss (tango icon).pngKill the destroyer of the Crystal Fields.
    • Destroyer of the Crystal Fields
    • Event bar.jpgEvent boss (tango icon).png

Ally Support

  • If the Peacekeepers were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Asura
      • Use asuran power suits to defeat enemies.
  • If the Seraph were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Seraph
      • Fight alongside the Seraph and their watchknights.
  • If The Wardens were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Sylvari
      • Use fern hounds to defeat enemies.
  • If the Crystal Bloom were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Crystal Bloom
      • Defend the Crystal Bloom while they charge protection crystals.



Note: Aside from Caithe, Ryland and the local patrolling skritt, the other allies are either randomized or can be recruited via interacting with Meradh at the start of the instance.


Repairs (map icon).png Anvil




Area Area objectives
Zinder Slope
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Skrittsburgh Hillstead
Nemeton Grove
Point of interest.png Beldame's Rise
Point of interest.png Revered Terebinth
Skrittsburgh East End
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Champions Insight: Brisban Wildlands



Upon entering the instance
Caithe: The village is overrun. Unless Taimi sends more, it's only us here now.
<Character name>: This place is going up like kindling. Any defenses?
Caithe: A few, but they weren't meant for this. It's all in disarray.
<Character name>: Let's do what we can do.
After saving the village
Caithe: The area is cleared—for now.
<Character name>: This village won't withstand another attack.
Caithe: If we can trace these destroyers back to their source, perhaps we can cut them off for good.
<Character name>: Steelcatcher?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Asura said some sylvari were under attack. You Aurene's Caithe?
Caithe: Something like that.
<Character name>: Where's your Frost Legion?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Overkill. Think you'll find me more than sufficient.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Unless you don't want my help saving these people? That doesn't sound like you, Commander.
Caithe: Appreciate the extra hand. Time is of the essence. This way!
Talking to Caithe
Help me find the source of the rampaging destroyers.
Talk ready option.png I'll help.
Talk ready option.png I can't right now.
First conversation while traveling
Caithe: So you're Rytlock's son.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Technically. The least important thing about me. You should care more about the salient parts.
Caithe: Such as.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Such as: we are the only three people in the world who know what it's like to be close to an Elder Dragon.
Caithe: Changes you. It's like finding your purpose, and fulfilling it.
Ryland Steelcatcher: I didn't find my purpose—I made it. No more climbing the ranks of other people's armies. Jormag sees me—sees my worth.
<Character name>: Jormag implied you two have some sort of mind-meld. A dragon's voice can be...seductive.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Were you coerced? Was Caithe? I have agency, thank you; I can make my own choices. No persuasion needed.
Caithe: The commander's right to be wary. When it comes to Elder Dragons, Aurene is often the exception, not the rule.
Ryland Steelcatcher: You've been "the" dragon champion for a while, Commander. Sharing the spotlight...that's gotta chafe.
Second conversation while traveling
Ryland Steelcatcher: Those crystals make you a real asset.
Caithe: You sound surprised.
Ryland Steelcatcher: I'd heard the Crystal Bloom aren't big on frontline fighting.
Caithe: Support can take many forms. Like Aurene, we focus on healing and restoration. The world needs stability. Order.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Who defines "order"? Who controls it?
Caithe: It's not about control. It's about the responsibility we all have to one another.
Ryland Steelcatcher: You're telling me Aurene's got all that power and she won't even use it.
Caithe: She supports us in ways she deems appropriate.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Playing defense just preserves the status quo. You don't lose anything; you also don't gain anything.
<Character name>: I don't see Jormag playing offense against Primordus. Seems to me your Elder Dragon's more about hiding. Whispering.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Waiting for the right moment to strike isn't "hiding." Every attack needs a strategy.
<Character name>: How does this fit into your strategy? You've already betrayed one ally—
Ryland Steelcatcher: Bangar's a relic; he thinks the world is a much smaller place than it is. We know different.
While in the tunnels
Ryland Steelcatcher: Which way?
Caithe: Forward. This second path leads back to the village.
While fighting the destroyer champion
Ryland Steelcatcher: Just th one. You can handle that—right, Commander?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Guess you do need me. Take out those fissures.
Ryland Steelcatcher: The big one's back!
Caithe: I think that one's calling the others!
Caithe: How many of these can the ground spit out?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Kill it! That'll cut off its retreat!
Caithe: And stop any more from showing up!
After defeating the champion
Caithe: Thank you all for your help.
Ryland Steelcatcher: The powers Aurene gave you worked today. But you'll face worse before it's over.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Tyria's gonna need more than healing when Primordus comes.
<Character name>: I wish Aurene were taking a more active role. She's hesitating—and I'm not sure why.
Caithe: She's experienced a lot in her short life. Perhaps more than you or I ever will. Certainly in ways we never will.
Caithe: But I trust she has reasons for the choices she makes. More than that, I have faith in her. Have faith, Commander.

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