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Dragon Response Mission: Fields of Ruin

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Dragon Response Mission: Fields of Ruin is a Dragon Response Mission set in Fields of Ruin.

Objectives[edit]

Clash at Ebonhawke

  • Destroyers are attacking the gates and outer district of Ebonhawke. Ebon Vanguard forces are attempting to keep them at bay.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defend Ebonhawke's gates and rally defenders against the destroyers.
      • Civilians evacuated to Divinity's Reach: x/15
      • Fighters rallied and prepared for battle: x/15
      • Destroyers killed: x/20
      • Time remaining: 5:00
  • Destroyers have overrun the outer defences. Forces have fallen back into Ebonhawke.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defend the inner district of Ebonhawke from destroyers.
      • Kill invading destroyers
      • Event bar empty2.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
  • A destroyer champion has erupted from the ground at the Hawke Heart. Stop it before Ebonhawke falls!
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defeat the Destroyer of the Third Fortress at the Hawke Heart.
      • Destroyer of the Third Fortress
      • 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 Charr were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Charr United Legions
      • Use charrzookas to repel 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.
  • If the Ebon Vanguard were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Ebon Vanguard
      • Rally at Ebon Vanguard battle standards to stand together for victory!
  • If the Deldrimor dwarves were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Deldrimor Dwarves
      • Use dwarven alchemical acid to corrode enemies.
  • If the Flame Legion were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Flame Legion
      • Defend Flame Legion shamans while they preform effigy summoning rituals.
  • If the Olmakhan were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction 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: 0/8

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Stronghold of Ebonhawke
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Point of interest.png The Hawkgates
Point of interest.png The Hawke Heart
Point of interest.png Kestrel Market
Point of interest.png Postern Gate
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Champions Insight: Fields of Ruin

Rewards[edit]

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

Walkthrough[edit]

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.

Challenges[edit]

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 11 minutes.
  • It is advised to skip elite mobs once the timer starts because they are not necessary for the event to finish.
  • The Destroyer of the Third Fortress boss has a channeling attack that deals lethal damage anywhere other than on the other side of the central statue. The zone where it's safe to stand is indicated by a green circle. (Note: players must be on ground level inside the circle otherwise they will still receive lethal damage) There is also a pulsing wave attack that can be jumped over that leaves a fire field that produces multiple stacks of burning.

Achievements[edit]

Emergency Dragon Responder: Fields of Ruin Champions 1Achievement points
Complete the Fields of Ruin Dragon Response Mission. Completed the Fields of Ruin 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.
Top Dragon Responder: Fields of Ruin Champions 5Achievement points
Complete 5 Fields of Ruin Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active. Completed 1 Fields of Ruin Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active 1Achievement points
Completed 3 Fields of Ruin Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active 2Achievement points
Completed 5 Fields of Ruin Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active 2Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with all challenges active. They can be activated by talking to Veadh only in Private instances.
Poultry Protector 4.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.
Killer Waves Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Defeat the Destroyer of the Third Fortress without getting hit by the flame shock waves while the Final Boss challenge is active. 1 Champion Defeated 1Achievement points
  • Can only be done in Private instances.
  • You need to activate the third challenge at Veadh: Recall the Priory enchanters. (Enemy champions gain strength.)
  • Eligibility can be tracked via the Achievement effect.png Eligible for the Killer Waves achievement effect.
Champions Insight: Fields of Ruin Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Discover this Icebrood Saga Mastery Insight in the Fields of Ruin Dragon Response Mission, accessed via asura gate in Eye of the North. 1 Mastery Insight 1Achievement points
  • Commune with the object during the mission. Can be done after the events/story is over, but still has to be done inside the instance.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Birds
Charr
Constructs
Dwarfs
Humans
Norns

1 If supported by the Charr
2 If supported by the Crystal Bloom
3 If supported by the Ebon Vanguard
4 If supported by the Deldrimor Dwarves
5 If supported by the Flame Legion

Services[edit]

Foes[edit]

Destroyers

Objects[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Entering the instance
Kasmeer: Commander! Crecia's securing the Postern Gate, but it's only a matter of time now.
<Character name>: The destroyers are attacking already? Did you manage to call for reinforcements?
Kasmeer: I did. I received word of a number of allied factions in the area.
<Character name>: Yes, but will they arrive in time is the question.
Kasmeer: Gotta trust them. But right now, we need to rally the locals.
<Character name>: They don't want to fight? It's their city.
Kasmeer: They're just nervous having a charr imperator fighting from the inside out.
If charr or human:
<Character name>: It's been ten years since we signed that treaty. How much longer are we gonna have to put up with this?
Otherwise:
<Character name>: It's been ten years since the treaty was signed. How is this still acceptable?
Kasmeer: They're on our side, Commander. But this is new to them. They just need a little push. C'mon, let's muster the troops.
Crecia Stoneglow: I hope you're talking some sense into these humans—destroyer activity is on the rise over here!
After Defend Ebonhawke's gates, and rally defenders against the destroyers
Crecia Stoneglow: Commander, the Postern Gate's fallen! Fall back! Kas, where are those reinforcements?
One of the following:

(if Faction Aid is Charr)

Kasmeer: There! Crecia, look! More charr, and enough ordnance to stop those destroyers in their tracks!

(if Faction Aid is Crystal Bloom)

Kasmeer: There! The Crystal Bloom-they made it! We should protect those healers—they can help us manage our losses.

(if Faction Aid is Ebon Vanguard)

(if Faction Aid is Deldrimor Dwarves)

Kasmeer: There, look! The dwarves made it—looks like they brought that alchemical acid, too! Let's get it on the field!

(if Faction Aid is Flame Legion)

Crecia Stoneglow: Nice work with the locals. Wasn't sure you'd be able to convince them I was here to help.
Kasmeer: They weren't sure what to make of you. Lot of these people spent their lives trying to keep the imperators out.
Kasmeer: But actions speak louder than words. And much louder than decade-old pieces of paper.
Crecia Stoneglow: I'm done squinting at treaties. If they can't see what I'm trying to do with the charr, they aren't paying attention.
Kasmeer: They are paying attention. That's why they're fighting with us.
After Defend the inner district of Ebonhawke from destroyers
Kasmeer: By the gods—!
Crecia Stoneglow: It came from the center of the stronghold!
During fighting Destroyer of the Third Fortress
Crecia Stoneglow: Damn thing dug right under our defenses! C'mon, everyone! You want your city to fall to some overgrown bug?
After defeating the Destroyer of the Third Fortress
<Character name>: Well. Looks like they're retreating for now. Everyone all right?
Kasmeer: The stronghold stands. At least for another day.
Crecia Stoneglow: You helped. But the Treaty of Ebonhawke's ten years old. It's time we moved past it.
<Character name>: Moved past it how?
Crecia Stoneglow: Anyone can tear up a piece of paper—throw the world into disarray. We either trust each other or we don't.
Kasmeer: I think today was a step in the right direction.
Crecia Stoneglow: There's more to be done. But I think you're right. Thanks, Kas. Commander.
Optionally talking to Kasmeer
Kasmeer: Those poor people... Ebonhawke's been through so much.
Talk more option tango.png They'll repair the damage. They always do.
Kasmeer: Yeah. They're a proud people, surviving worse than this. But even so...I hate seeing them constantly under siege.
Kasmeer: It sets the mind a certain way, always having enemies at the gates. First charr, then Renegades and Separatists...
Kasmeer: Maybe after Crecia's dealt with the Renegades and we've dealt with Primordus, Ebonhawke can finally...y'know, relax.
Talk more option tango.png Were you worried how Ebonhawke would react to Crecia?
Kasmeer: Worried, no. It just needed to be...handled properly.
Kasmeer: Ebonhawke—I mean, aside from the Separatists—I think they're ready to move on.
Kasmeer: Bangar was saying things that really scared these people. And Crecia used to be his second-in-command.
Kasmeer: We just had to remind them what Crecia was fighting for up in Drizzlewood. That helped a lot.
Talk more option tango.png Have you been working with Crecia at all after Drizzlewood?
Kasmeer: Yes, quite a bit. She's been working to clear up the rest of the Renegades and Bangar's Dominion.
Kasmeer: I spent a lot of time with the charr in Drizzlewood, so Crecia asked if I could help finish what we started.
Kasmeer: It's important for human-charr relations that we very publicly, very loudly go after these groups.
Kasmeer: You saw today what kind of effect that can have. It's the difference between peace and war. It's worth it.
Talk end option tango.png Ebonhawke owes you a debt. Talk soon.
Optionally talking to Crecia
Crecia Stoneglow: I was worried about these people, but they came through in the end.
Talk more option tango.png They trust you now.
Crecia Stoneglow: Sure, but if every charr needs to personally save this city before they can be trusted, we're in trouble.
Crecia Stoneglow: I know this was different. I'm an imperator—that's a big step. But we can't be like this. We need to be better.
Crecia Stoneglow: If the Black Citadel was attacked and we called on the Ebon Vanguard, would they respond like I did today?
Crecia Stoneglow: I hope so. That's the only way this is going to work.
Talk more option tango.png What were you doing in the Fields of Ruin?
Crecia Stoneglow: Tying up loose ends. Now that Bangar's...indisposed, Malice and I took a tour of his office.
Crecia Stoneglow: He was covering his tracks, but Malice confirmed her suspicions: Bangar was bankrolling the Renegades.
Crecia Stoneglow: We got information on their strongholds, power structure, who's loyal, who isn't...everything. Actionable intel.
Crecia Stoneglow: So I'm acting.
Talk more option tango.png Are the United Legions still united?
Crecia Stoneglow: The charr legions are still the legions. Warband as family, warband above self.
Crecia Stoneglow: But it's clear we need stronger cohesion among the imperators. Not sure we'd survive another Bangar.
Crecia Stoneglow: To answer your question: yes, the United Legions remain united. But that's short term. And that worries me.
Talk more option tango.png How is Mia Kindleshot as Iron's new imperator?
Crecia Stoneglow: Cut from the same cloth, that's for damn sure. Not surprised, considering the company Smodur liked to keep.
Crecia Stoneglow: Fortunately for us, she doesn't have the same...aspirations that Smodur had.
Crecia Stoneglow: Khan-Ur's a tricky subject. Just saying you want the job can get you shanked. She knows better.
Crecia Stoneglow: Aside from that, the rank and file like her and she's promoted loyal tribunes. Kindleshot'll do Iron proud, I think.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for your help today.

Notes[edit]

The "Fighters rallied and prepared for battle" can be easily done by talking to the same NPC. You can talk and recruit the same NPC everytime the NPC enters combat.

Trivia[edit]

  • A flock of chickens can be found near the farms at the southwestern end of the stronghold, surrounded by slain destroyers. This is a reference to how attacking the chickens in the open world version of the Ebonhawke area results in three hostile chickens spawning with high armor rating and attacking the player.

Related achievements[edit]