In a Grain of Sand
In a Grain of Sand is a collection achievement given by Ziya the Radiant, involving hunting for magical Corrupted Sand around the Crystal Desert.
|In a Grain of Sand||A Star to Guide Us||3|
|Gather samples of corrupted sand from around Elona for Ziya's research.Eventually all greatness crumbles to sand. Some great things start from sand, however.
||Gathered 1 Sample of Corrupted Sand||0|
|Gathered 2 Samples of Corrupted Sand||1|
|Gathered 7 Samples of Corrupted Sand||1|
|Gathered 11 Samples of Corrupted Sand||1|
After accepting the collection from Ziya, travel to the associated zones listed below, mount up on your jackal, then use the Sand Compass gizmo to provide the Detect Corrupted Sand special action skill.
The mechanics of this skill are very similar to those experienced during the Transfer Chaser achievement. Upon using the skill, a colored marker, one for each target grain of corrupted sand, will appear around the character. Moving closer to the target will change the color of the orb from blue to yellow and finally to red, at which point an interact option to "recover" the sand will appear.
|1||Spoke to Ziya and accepted her request.
|Sun's Refuge||Venta Pass Waypoint —||Upon starting the achievement.|
|2||Somewhere in Jahai Bluffs
|Almorra's Stand||Venta Pass Waypoint —||Northwest of Battleground Ramparts, high up.|
|3||Somewhere in Jahai Bluffs
|Kodonur Temple||Yatendi Village Waypoint —||West from the Confluence of the Elements, directly south of the last "e" in Temple on the world map.|
|4||Somewhere in Jahai Bluffs
|Fortress of Jahai||Reclaimed Chantry Waypoint —||Southeast of the Harpy Rock mastery insight is a jackal portal. Take the jackal portal, or use a springer, to reach the ledge above.|
|5||Somewhere in Jahai Bluffs
|Central Brand Scar||Soul's Vendetta Waypoint —||North of the waypoint.|
|6||Somewhere in the Desolation
|Broken Shelf||Sand Jackal Run Waypoint —||To the far west of Broken Shelf, just north of the sulfur area.|
|7||Somewhere in the Desolation
|Poisoned Outcrops||The Scourgeway Waypoint —||East of the Shadow Arcade point of interest, on an island above the sulfur.|
|8||Somewhere in the Desert Highlands
|Transcendent Bay||Brightwater Waypoint —||On the island to the east of the word "Bay" in Transcendent Bay on the world map.|
|9||Somewhere in the Elon Riverlands
|Prophet's Path||Skimmer Ranch Waypoint —||On top of a sand dune, south of the first letter P in Prophet's Path.|
|10||Somewhere in the Domain of Vabbi
|Eastern Mihan Hillsides||Seborhin Waypoint —||Just above the "n" in Eastern on the world map.|
|11||Somewhere in the Domain of Vabbi
|Forum Highlands||Necropolis Waypoint —||On the sand dune in the middle of the quicksand area, northeast of the waypoint.|
- In order for Ziya the Radiant to be present in Sun's Refuge to acquire this collection from her, you will first have to complete the event chain which begins with Defend Ziya as she searches for Vemyen in Confluence of the Elements.
- If your character has already completed the event, and Ziya the Radiant is already in Sun's Refuge, you can just talk to her to unlock the collection.
- In Elon Riverlands, if the event Use your mount to sniff out and defeat burrowed devourers is active, Smell Danger will override Detect Corrupted Sand and you will not be able to use the Sand Compass. You can wait for the event to finish or you can move out of range of the event and use the Sand Compass and Detect Corrupted Sand to reveal the Corrupted Sand, which will appear as a pulsing small yellow orb.
- A Star to Guide Us: Full House — Discover and complete all the collections within Sun's Refuge. (10)