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Dragon Response Mission: Caledon Forest

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Dragon Response Mission: Caledon Forest is a Dragon Response Mission set in Caledon Forest.


Crisis at the Aerie

  • Allies are evacuating innocents to the Lionguard fort.
    • Event wrench (map icon).png Fortify the remaining parts of Caledon Haven from the icebrood onslaught.
      • Civilians evacuated from Cathal: x/10
      • Repair the barricades: x/5
      • Icebrood killed x/30
      • Time remaining: 5:00
    • Event star (tango icon).png Escort your unlikely ally to the Trading Post.
      • Kalidris Sparrowhawk
      • Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
  • Canach is moving out to lend aid to the Dominion of Winds.
    • Event shield (tango icon).png Join Kalidris Sparrowhawk and escort the siege weapon to Dominion of the Winds.
      • Kalidris Sparrowhawk
      • Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
      • Corrupted Ice Wall
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
  • A colossal icebrood elemental has engaged allies on the bridge.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defeat the Champion Icebrood Elemental
      • Frost Colossus
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • With their champion defeated, the Elder Dragon's forces are retreating from the area!
    Completion time: xx:xx

Ally Support

  • If the Peacemakers were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Asura
      • Use asuran power suits to defeat enemies.
  • If The Wardens were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Sylvari
      • Use fern hounds to defeat enemies.
  • If the Exalted were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Exalted
      • Use suits of enchanted armor to crush enemies.
  • If the Tengu were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Tengu
      • Use tengu longbows to pin down enemies and keep them at bay.
  • If the Olmakhan were asked for aid
    • Event shield (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Olmakhan
      • Defend Olmakhan sandshifters while they perform effigy summoning rituals.
  • If the Skritt were asked for aid
    • Event shield (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Skritt
      • Herd distracted skritt together into an inteligent hive mind, and then plant the mines they construct.
        Skrit organized: 0/5


Area Area objectives
Trader's Green
Waypoint (map icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Hanto Trading Post
Point of interest (map icon).png Town of Cathal
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Caledon Haven
Ruins of the Unseen
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Champions Insight: Caledon Forest
Titan's Staircase
Dominion of Winds


The rank chests above are the main acquisition source for the following rare reward:


Allied Factions[edit]

After the initial event, you will be accompanied by one of the Allied factions. They can be either selected by talking to Meradh icon.png Meradh near the entrance and paying the fee, or they will be randomly assigned. Many of the NPCs are very weak and die easily, however, some of them have useful utilities.


Various challenges can be activated by talking to Event flag red.png Veadh near the entrance. Once the first event finishes, they cannot be further changed.

Talk more option tango.png Recall the Vigil strike teams. (Adds a timer to mission failure.)
Talk more option tango.png Recall the Order of Whispers infiltrators. (Strengthens enemies.)
Talk more option tango.png Recall the Priory enchanters. (Enemy champions gain strength.)
Ferocity Pull all forces back. I'll handle it. [All challenges on.]
Charisma We need all forces on the field. [All challenges off.]
  • The challenge timer is 15 minutes.
  • The challenge timer is starting at Trading Post Event. Escort event will not start countdown timer.
  • Breaking the defiance bar near a bonfire is optimal due to the exposed debuff (breaking the defiance bar) stacking with bonfire damage bonus.


Champions Insight: Caledon Forest Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Discover this Icebrood Saga Mastery Insight in the Caledon Forest Dragon Response Mission, accessed via asura gate in Eye of the North. 1 Mastery Insight 1Achievement points
  • The mastery point is away from the main escort path, in a small pond in a cave with many skritt. The entrance to the cave is to the southwest side of the mountain. This location can be also be accessed after the completion of the events in the Dragon Response Mission.
Emergency Dragon Responder: Caledon Forest Champions 1Achievement points
Complete the Caledon Forest Dragon Response Mission. Completed the Caledon Forest Dragon Response Mission 1Achievement points
  • Complete the Dragon Response Mission either in Public or Private instance. Automatically gained while playing through Champions story for the first time.
Tide Turner: Caledon Forest Champions 3Achievement points
During the Dragon Response Mission, aid each recruited faction at least once while a challenge is active.
Objectives: 4 objectives in total
  • Exalted
  • Tengu
  • Skritt
  • Olmakhan
1 Recruited Faction Aided with a Challenge Active 0Achievement points
2 Recruited Faction Aided with a Challenge Active 1Achievement points
4 Recruited Faction Aided with a Challenge Active 2Achievement points
  • Factions can be either selected at the start of a private instance by talking to Meradh icon.png Meradh, or they are randomly assigned after the timed pre-event ends.
Top Dragon Responder: Caledon Forest Champions 5Achievement points
Complete 5 Caledon Forest Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active. Completed 1 Caledon Forest Dragon Response Mission with All Challenges Active 1Achievement points
Completed 3 Caledon Forest Dragon Response Missions with All Challenges Active 2Achievement points
Completed 5 Caledon Forest Dragon Response Missions with All Challenges Active 2Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with all challenges active. They can be activated by talking to Veadh and work only in Private instances.
Poultry Protector 1.jpg
This achievement requires at least one completed objective to become visible. Poultry Protector Champions 0Achievement points
Protect imperiled poultry endangered in disparate Dragon Response Missions.
1 0Achievement points
7 0Achievement points
  • This achievement can only be done during the timed pre-event. The chickens are labelled as standard Citizens. If you drop the chicken, you cannot pick it up again. Every mission has several chickens in random locations (see the map for possible ones), though for the achievement you need to save only one.



Exalted 1

1 If supported by the Exalted



Ambient creatures



Upon entering the instance
Canach: Ah, Commander—good timing. Just got here myself.
<Character name>: If feels like it's been years, Canach. It's great to see you again. I just wish it was under better circumstances.
Canach: Lucky for you, my bar for "better circumstances" isn't what it used to be.
<Character name>: With all these icebrood around, we need to get the survivors into Caledon Haven. Should be safe there.
Canach: Except it looks like the Lionguard were just as surprised as the sylvari.
Canach: You know, the Dominion of Winds is right up the hill. Would be nice if overgrown feather dusters pitched in for once.
When icebrood start destroying the barricades
One of the following:
Canach: Icebrood's doing a number on those barricades, Commander!
Canach: Those barricades aren't going to work very well if they're smashed to bits, Commander.
Upon finishing the initial morale-booster event
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Outsiders! Anyone, please!
Canach: I don't believe it.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I...sorry... Ran very fast.
Canach: Who are you?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Kalidris Sparrowhawk from the Dominion of Winds. I've been sent to gather aid—we're under attack.
Canach: Under attack? By icebrood?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: The frost creatures laid siege to the gate and built a giant wall of ice.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I barely slipped through before it sealed the path into the city. With me, please! We must break their siege!
<Character name>: We can't allow Jormag to take the Dominion of Winds. Go, we'll follow. Canach, with me.
Canach: Commander.
Speaking with Kalidris
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: The icebrood are attacking the Aerie! We need to send reinforcements from the trading post. Will you accompany me?
Talk ready option.png Lead the way.
Talk end option tango.png Nope. Not interested.
While traveling
Canach: So when your neighbors get attacked, nothing. But when YOU'RE attacked, you expect us to pitch in, no questions asked?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: If you have questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.
Canach: A masterful dodge. Who else have you managed to pull into this?
If the Tengu were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Some tengu from outside the Dominion offered aid. Said they owed the people of Tyria a favor. I didn't ask questions.
If sylvari were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There were more like you. Plant folk. Sylvari. They're waiting for us at Hanto Trading Post.
If the Exalted were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There were some floating, glowing humans called Exalted. Not sure where they're from, but they've offered to help.
If the asura were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Some asura were nearby with one of their strange inventions. They're waiting for us at Hanto Trading Post.
If the Olmakhan were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I ran into some curious charr before. Olmakhan? Am I pronouncing it right? They said they would help.
If the skritt were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There were some skritt nearby. They were very enthusiastic about helping us blow up the ice wall, so that should help.
Canach: I'll bet they heard Jory's broadcast, showed up to help, then got dragooned into this mess.
Arriving at Hanto Trading Post
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: The gates are just up this path. I'll give you a moment to plan.
Speaking with Kalidris
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: All right. We'll need to be careful; the woods are crawling with icebrood. Are you ready?
Talk ready option.png Let's go!
Talk end option tango.png I am not ready.
Starting escort event at Hanto Trading Post
If the Exalted were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I've never seen enchanted armor like that. It could be just what we need to break the siege.
If the asura were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: That asuran siege carrier is extraordinary. Let's get it up this path and see what it can do.
If the Olmakhan were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I've never seen charr wielding this kind of magic. If we can get to the ice wall, I think we'll have a chance.
If the skritt were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: These rodents really seem to enjoy setting black powder on fire. Hopefully that will be enough to break the ice wall.
If the sylvari were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Good! We can use that mossheart to destroy the ice wall. Let's make sure it gets there in one piece.
If the Tengu were asked for aid:
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Right, keep pace with my tengu brothers and sisters. Their bows will help keep the frost creatures at bay.
Canach: You seemed surprised that we would help you, Kalidris. Quite the dim view you must have of your neighbors.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I don't really know my neighbors. This is only my third time outside the walls. Never even met a sylvari before.
Canach: Lucky for you, I've been told I make a wonderful first impression.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Are all sylvari like you?
Canach: My dear, I dare say none of them are quite like me. Most of them share in your naivete.
Canach: But me? Well, my face is basically a map of the world by now.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There's the ice wall up ahead! Are you with me?
<Character name>: We're with you! Let's tear it down.
Canach: Looks like we're making progress, Commander!
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: We're getting close! Just a few more good hits and we'll smash that wall to shards!
Destroying the wall
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: YEAH!
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I mean—yes! Good. Everyone, thank you. Commander, Canach, please join me for a moment. I want to introduce you.
Arriving near the Dominion
Hayato: Kalidris? You led the counterattack?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: With more than a little help. These outsiders pitched in, and of course the others beyond the bridge.
Hayato: You assembled this army in—what, an hour? How did you convince them?
<Character name>: You asked for help, so we gave it. That's always reason enough. We want to extend—
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Behind you! Beyond the bridge!
Canach: Well, that's going to be a problem. Want to open that gate so we can not die?
Hayato: And risk that thing getting inside? Not a chance.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Then what do we do? We're trapped!
<Character name>: Those bonfires! You can light your arrows and melt the damn thing!
Hayato: That'll work! Come on!
During the boss fight
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: It froze the bonfires! Fall back!
Hayato: It's gaining ground! We have to slow it down!
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There's so many of them. I'm going to die here.
Canach: Oh, you're not going to die here. This is just another fun story you get to tell your friends at the tavern.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I don't have any friends.
Canach: Just another fun story you get to—keep to yourself, I suppose.
Canach: We're running out of convenient fire, Commander.
After defeating the Frost Colossus
Hayato: I don't believe it. We survived. I don't know what to say.
Canach: We can start at "thank you" and navigate from there?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I have to be honest, I didn't expect I'd find help from anyone outside our walls. Not after what I'd been told.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There is much to think on. But I can safely say you're not at all like I expected. So... Thank you.
<Character name>: The Dominion of Winds faces the same threat we all do. Perhaps there is hope of a stronger alliance between us.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I have little sway over my people. But perhaps if I tell this story to enough tengu in the tavern...
If sylvari:
<Character name>: Opinions will change. Any who wish to fight with us need only say the word. Farewell, Kalidris Sparrowhawk.
If norn:
<Character name>: Opinions will change. Anyone who wants to fight with us just has to say the word. Good-bye, Kalidris Sparrowhawk.
Optionally talking to Canach
Canach: Well, that was a bit of an adventure, now, wasn't it?
Talk more option tango.png You think it could help bring more tengu into the fight?
Canach: More, sure. Enough? Not likely. Kalidris was able to fight with us, side by side. Not everyone's that lucky.
Canach: Or unlucky. Not even sure anymore. Like I said, my bar for what constitutes a good time isn't what it used to be.
Talk more option tango.png What were you really doing in Caledon Forest?
Canach: Just a brief stopover on my own journey, Commander. One I'll have to be returning to.
Canach: I made a lot of money off of your adventures. Allowed me to put some of my own plans in motion.
Canach: Now I have promises to keep, and schemes to complete.
Canach: Things that require me to stay alive, and far away from world-ending events.
Canach: But don't worry, Commander. I'll always bet on you.
Talk more option tango.png Where did you go after Dragonfall?
Canach: Traveling with Sayida.
Canach: I had to go collect my winnings from every major city across Elona and Tyria.
Canach: Imagine their surprise when I showed up with the news that Kralkatorrik was dead. Relief! Joy! "Uh-oh!"
Canach: It's good I had a little muscle to back up my claims.
Talk end option tango.png It's good to see you a gain, Canach.
Canach: Likewise, Commander. Stay alive, won't you please?
Optionally talking to Kalidris Sparrowhawk
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I still can't believe we survived that.
Talk more option tango.png All in a day's work.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: You and Canach are really downplaying this. It's honestly a bit unsettling.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Not so much because I think you're wrong. But...more because it means you've had to fight these things before.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: And if you've fought them enough to act like this in life or death situations...what have we been avoiding? And why?
Talk more option tango.png What do you do in the Dominion of the Winds?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I'm a messenger. My speed is unmatched, and I know every shortcut through the aerie.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: When the—what did you call them? Icebrood? When they started amassing around the gate, I was sent to find help.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I think they knew if anyone had a chance of slipping out before the bridge was lost, it'd be me. And it was.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: To be honest, I'm not sure how I go back to delivering mail after this.
Talk more option tango.png What are tengu told about the outside world?
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: I can't speak for all of us, but my family—everyone in the Great House—thought humans would destroy us.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: You know, like they almost did with the charr. It was always safer to just stay inside our walls.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: There's a part of you that knows it's not all true. It can't be. The world's too big.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: Hopefully I can change a few minds. The way you changed mine.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you again for your help.
Kalidris Sparrowhawk: You helped me. I'll not soon forget that. And I'll make sure the tengu don't, either. Farewell, Commander.

Related achievements[edit]


Tengu Allies can sometimes be confused. Standing still for a long time or even runing outside the instance border just to flank the enemies on the bridge
  • While it may seem that the Corrupted Ice Wall is intended to be brought down by your allies, in reality it is damageable as soon as they get close to it. Simply attacking it yourself while ignoring incoming enemy waves will make that section much shorter.