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Dragon Response Mission: Fireheart Rise

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Dragon Response Mission: Fireheart Rise

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Dragon Response Mission: Fireheart Rise is a Dragon Response Mission set in Fireheart Rise.


Through the Fire

  • Efram is rallying Flame Legion forces to counter the destroyer invasion.
    • Event wrench (map icon).png Defend the Flame Legion at Simurgh Timberland, and persuade them to join Efram.
      • Plant emblems to rally the legion: x/5
      • Repair flame turrets: x/10
      • Destroyers killed: x/50
      • Time remaining: 5:00
  • Allied forces are moving to defend the Flame Citadel from destroyers.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defend the Flame Citadel from the destroyer invasion.
      • Efram Greetsglory
      • Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
      • Incoming Destroyers Defeated
      • Event bar empty2.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
  • Allied forces are being ambushed at the bridge by Frost Legion forces!
    • Event shield (tango icon).png Defeat the icebrood champion.
      • Tribune Splitgold
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Stagger Braham so that he can regain control! (When Braham turn to foe)
      • Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
  • The Flame Citadel has been secured, and Jormag's minions are retreating!
    Completion time: xx:xx

Ally Support

  • If the Charr were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Charr United Legions
      • Use charrzookas to repel enemies.
  • If the Norn were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Norn
      • Fight alongside the norn shamans to obtain Spirit Blessings.
  • If the Ebon Vanguard were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction 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).png Faction Aid: Deldrimor Dwarves
      • Use dwarven alchemical acid to corrode enemies.
  • If the Flame Legion were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Flame Legion
      • Defend Flame Legion shamans while they preform effigy summoning rituals.


Area Area objectives
Liberation Dell
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Simurgh Timberland
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Senecus Castrum
Amduat Point
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Point of interest.png Gates of Flame
The Baelfire
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Champions Insight: Fireheart Rise


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 19 minutes.


Emergency Dragon Responder: Fireheart Rise Champions 1Achievement points
Complete the Fireheart Rise Dragon Response Mission. Completed Fireheart Rise Dragon Resonse 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: Fireheart Rise Champions 5Achievement points
Complete 5 Fireheart Rise Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active. Completed 1 Fireheart Rise Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active 1Achievement points
Completed 3 Fireheart Rise Response Mission with all challenges active 2Achievement points
Completed 5 Fireheart Rise 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.
Friendly Fire Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
While the Powerful Foes challenge is active, keep all Flame Legion legionnaires alive while defending the Flame Citadel during the Fireheart Rise Dragon Response Mission. Surviving Legionnaires:0 1Achievement points
  • Can only be done in Private instances.
  • You need to activate the third challenge at Veadh: Recall the Order of Whispers infiltrators. (Strengthens enemies.)
  • Eligibility can be tracked via the Achievement effect.png Eligible for the Friendly Fire achievement effect.
Champions Insight: Fireheart Rise Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Discover this Icebrood Saga Mastery Insight in the Fireheart Rise 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.




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



Ambient creatures


1 If supported by the Charr


Entering the instance
Rytlock Brimstone: Thanks for showing, Commander. So far, you're the only reinforcements we've got.
<Character name>: Are you at all surprised?
Rytlock Brimstone: Nah. These Flame Legion made their own bed. Gaheron's gone. Whole world's changed. But they haven't.
<Character name>: Efram's trying to change minds.
Rytlock Brimstone: Fanatics can't change their minds 'cause they don't change the subject. Same old crap over and over again.
Entering the instance after it already started
Rytlock Brimstone: Destroyers're swarming the Timberlands, Commander. We need to get down there before Efram's overrun.
<Character name>: Lead the way, Rytlock. Right behind you.
When player meet Efram Greetsglory
Efram Greetsglory: Commander, appreciate the help. We need to stem the tide here before pushing to the citadel!
Efram Greetsglory: These charr think they're destined to die in the flames they once controlled. Let's show them how wrong they are.
During initial morale-booster event Time remaining around 2:30
One of the following:
Efram Greetsglory: We can't let the destroyers break morale, Commander! Turrets, emblems, what ever you can raise—do it!
Rytlock Brimstone: We need to place more of those turrets and emblems! Show the Flame Legion we won't give up an inch!
Upon finishing the initial morale-booster event
Efram Greetsglory: Do you see what Gaheron's bought upon you? He promised power, but left you weak! Now Primordus breaks you!
Rytlock Brimstone: Enemy's falling back! Everyone push toward the Flame Citadel!
Rytlock Brimstone: I don't believe it. We actually got reinforcements!
One of the following:

(if Faction Aid is Charr United Legion)

Efram Greetsglory: It's the charr! They've answered our call. They believe in a new Flame Legion! We will not disappoint them!

(if Faction Aid is Norn)

Efram Greetsglory: The norn have come to help! Cast aside your magic and use theirs! The Spirits of the Wild may yet save this day!

(if Faction Aid is Ebon Vanguard)

Efram Greetsglory: The Ebon Vanguard! See how the world has changed? Now we fight for one another. Raise their banners and push back!

(if Faction Aid is Deldrimor Dwarves)

Efram Greetsglory: The dwarves fight with us to rebury the destroyers! Take up their alchemical weapons and take back the bridge!

(if Faction Aid is Kodan)

(if Faction Aid is Flame Legion)

Efram Greetsglory: See how this new Flame Legion works as one, like a flame itself! Help us summon more effigies to guard the bridge!
Rytlock Brimstone: They're on the bridge! We can't let 'em get inside!
After defended destroyer invasion
Rytlock Brimstone: Icebrood!
Efram Greetsglory: Flame Legion, to me!
Rytlock Brimstone: I talk a big game, but I don't really wanna fight on two fronts!
During boss fight
Rytlock Brimstone: Braham!
<Character name>: Braham!
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Kill ice!
When boss reaches 50% HP
Rytlock Brimstone: What's doing on with him?
<Character name>: Braham! Braham, can you hear me? Do you und—
Braham, Champion of Primordus: (pained roar)
Rytlock Brimstone: Burn— Look out!
Rytlock Brimstone: No killing the big fire guy!
<Character name>: He's a fri— He's not an enemy!
Rytlock Brimstone: But the little fire guys are fair game!
When Braham, Champion of Primordus turn back normal/ally
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Kill ice. Kill ice. KILL ICE!
Rytlock Brimstone: You heard him!
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Obey. Your. Alpha.
Efram Greetsglory: The battle's turning! Keep it up!
Rytlock Brimstone: Hit the icebrood with everything you've got!
After defeating Tribune Splitgold
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Go!
<Character name>: Braham...
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Commander.
(Braham salutes the Commander and then leaps into the air, vanishing from sight.)
Upon approaching Efran and the Flame Legion
Flame Legion Bladestorm: Many of us were ready to die. But you...saved us. You and your friends. Allies never came to our side before.
Efram Greetsglory: They see a chance for the Flame Legion to join the rest of the word. You caught a glimpse of that world today.
Efram Greetsglory: The question they're all asking is: can you cast aside your hatred? Grow beyond fighting Baelfire's failed campaign?
Flame Legion Bladestorm: Many would rather die. But I'm not one of them. And there are others like me.
Flame Legion Bladestorm: It will...take time. But we would rather join the new world than be swept away with the old one.
Flame Legion Bladestorm: Imperator.
Efram Greetsglory: Commander, when you fight the twin dragons, you can depend on the whole of the Flame Legion to be by your side.
Efram Greetsglory: Seeing Braham like that... Are you two all right?
<Character name>: No... Not really.
Rytlock Brimstone: What Braham did. What he's let himself become. Kid's a warrior.
Efram Greetsglory: He's controlling the pure destruction and hunger of the raging flame—that's no small feat.
<Character name>: We need him... Is he up to it? The leash he had those destroyers on was shaky.
Efram Greetsglory: It was a leash, nonetheless. They came to his call and followed at his heels.
Rytlock Brimstone: He's running them like a wolf pack.
<Character name>: And what's the cost? We can't let this go on. He's struggling, and he's suffering.
Rytlock Brimstone: Yeah, he is—for us. For all the right reasons, Commander.
Rytlock Brimstone: Primordus's champion or not, there was heart in Braham's eyes. Haven't seen one speck of that in Ryland's.
Efram Greetsglory: Then there's still hope for Braham.

Optionally talking to Efram Greetsglory

Efram Greetsglory: The Flame Legion has a long road ahead.
Talk more option tango.png Can you get the outliers to fall in line?
Efram Greetsglory: You can't undo generations of hate in a day. To many, Flame is still the Gold Legion: unreliable, undependable.
Efram Greetsglory: Some Flame will refuse to step forward. I have to accept that. And as imperator, their punishment will fall to me.
Rytlock Brimstone: Gotta figure it'll be a lot more than "some." Old thoughts die hard.
Efram Greetsglory: What would you do?
Rytlock Brimstone: Dunno. But then, I wasn't dumb enough to become an imperator. That's on you.
Efram Greetsglory: I know.
Talk more option tango.png Thinking about moving back into this citadel?
Efram Greetsglory: No. These are the lands of false gods, dead prophets, and ruinous ideologies.
Efram Greetsglory: The new Flame Legion will grow elsewhere. We'll find a new home—one less tainted by a reputation we hope to shed.

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