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Gather essence of despair around Skyward Marches

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Gather essence of despair around Skyward Marches is a level 80 group event in Skyward Marches, Skywatch Archipelago.


  • Invoke the emotion of despair and complete activities around Skyward Marches to obtain essence for Lyhr.
  • Essence of Despair Collected
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  • Bonus: Essence-Rich Kryptis Invader Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Event bar.jpg


Reward tier Experience Karma Coin
Gold 26,670 Experience.png 378 Karma 88 Copper coin
Silver 20,003 Experience.png 284 Karma 66 Copper coin
Bronze 13,335 Experience.png 189 Karma 44 Copper coin
These are the expected rewards for a level 80 player.


Pick up Raw Essence of Despair to fill up the bar. Besides the orbs that initially spawn when the event starts, the following actions will generate more:

  • Throw Fractured Forged Magic at Forged Bait Sites to spawn a Veteran Forged enemy and defeat it.
  • Destroy Forged Surveillance Pylons, Forged Mortar Batteries and Forged Barricades.
  • Deplete the defiance bar of Forged Foundries.
  • Defeat enemies marked with the icon Invasion (map icon).png.
  • Defeat the Essence-Rich Kryptis Invader.







Event start
Captain Emund: The sooner we get this essence, the sooner I can get back to fighting the Kryptis. Somewhere cooler, ideally.
Captain Emund: There's no shortage of despair around here, that's for sure, so get to work.
During the event
Captain Emund: You're pretty good at this. Hopefully I'll get to actually join in a fight one of these days.
Captain Emund: I feel bad for these Zaishen. Can you imagine meeting your god and finding out that he hates you?
Captain Emund: I'm glad this isn't how our world turned out. Uh, keep it up, you're doing great.
Captain Emund: Is this really because of us? I have to talk to Mabon about this...
Upon completing a Forged lure, one of the following
Veteran Forged Warhound/Vanguard: What? This is not... Deceivers! You will pay for this!
Veteran Forged Officer/Vanguard: You dare defile Balthazar's chosen? You will burn for this!
Event success
Captain Emund: All right, that should cover it here. You''ll mention my contributions to Mabon, right?