Forging Steel (story)
- 1333 AE
- The Icebrood Saga
- Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire
- Eye of the North
- Travel to the Eye of the North and meet with Aurene.
- Travel to the Eye of the North.
- Consult with Aurene.
- Use the Scrying Pool to relive Aurene's vision of the past.
- Gaze into the Scrying Pool to enter Aurene's vision.
- Aid the Steel Warband.
Approach Aurene at the scrying pool, listen to her dialogue, and then enter the cooperative mission instance for Forging Steel.
See the Forging Steel article for walkthrough and achievement information for the strike mission.
Note that to progress the story, you must wait until the dialogue is complete at the end of the strike mission; if you walk through the portal prior to that, you will have to repeat the mission.
- Aurene: Champion. I've peered into the abyss of time during your absence. There's something you should see.
At Eye of the North
Optional dialogue with Rytlock
- Rytlock Brimstone: Looks like you're ready to get back to it, Commander.
- Rytlock Brimstone: We'll make Bangar regret his piss-poor aim.
- Rytlock Brimstone: I need to talk to you, but Aurene said she's got something important to show you.
Talking to Rytlock again
- Rytlock Brimstone: Go ahead and finish your business with Aurene. I think she wants you to bathe in that pool or something.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Do what you gotta do. I won't make it weird.
Entering Aurene's chamber
- Aurene: Your wounds have mended.
- <Character name>: Still a bit sore. Can't wait to return the favor to Bangar.
- Aurene: His army grows as more charr defect to his cause. In time he will march north and awaken Jormag.
- Aurene: Tyrians who align themselves with Elder Dragons historically bring disaster. Present company excluded.
- Aurene: Jormag's motives are unknowable, even to me. Will they end the cycle of rebirth, or will they bring...
- <Character name>: Annihilation?
- Aurene: Mm. I searched the Scrying Pool for answers, combing through visions of the past for some way to break the cycle.
- Aurene: I haven't found any. But I witnessed something interesting, and I want you to see it.
- Scrying Pool: The waters of the Scrying Pool shimmer.
- Choose an entry into Aurene's vision of the past. (Forging Steel)
- View the Eye of the North before your friends arrived here.
- Look away.
If you walk away:
- Aurene: What are you waiting for? The scrying pool's ready.
- Aurene: Don't tell me you're afraid of a little water.
In the vision
- Primary article: Forging Steel#Dialogue