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Knight of the Thorn is a category for achievements related to the restoration of Caladbolg after the end of the Heart of Thorns story.

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Knight of the Thorn (Side Stories)
Total achievements: 5 60 Arenanet Points.png
This achievement rewards an item Sword Taxonomy 20 Arenanet Points.png
Account-bind each form of Caladbolg.
Reward:Caladbolg Origin.png Caladbolg Origin
1 Form Bound Arenanet Points.png
5 Forms Bound 20 Arenanet Points.png
This achievement rewards an item Dreams of a Thorn Arenanet Points.png
Locate objects of power across Tyria to aid in the restoration of Caladbolg.
Reward:Orb of Natural Essence.png Orb of Natural Essence
1 Mote Collected Arenanet Points.png
11 Motes Collected Arenanet Points.png
This achievement rewards a title Knight of the Thorn 25 Arenanet Points.png
Become blessed by the Pale Tree as the bearer of Caladbolg.
Title: Title icon.png Knight of the Thorn
Blessed by the Pale Tree 25 Arenanet Points.png
This achievement rewards an item Shards of a Thorn Arenanet Points.png
Locate sword fragments within the Maguuma Jungle to aid in the restoration of Caladbolg.
Reward:Spiritwood Scion.png Spiritwood Scion
1 Fragment Collected Arenanet Points.png
5 Fragments Collected Arenanet Points.png
The Sword Regrown Arenanet Points.png
Restore Caladbolg, Thorn of the Pale Tree. Quest Complete Arenanet Points.png

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

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Warden Leide

Memorial for Firstborn Trahearne


<Character Name>, I thought you would know that we've created a statue in memory of Firstborn Trahearne. If you wish to stop by and pay your respects, the statue is located near the Grove's entrance.

—Warden Leide

Prologue[edit]

The daily reset after finishing Hearts and Minds, you will receive a mail from Warden Leide, inviting you to visit the statue created to honor Trahearne.

If you have not received this mail after completing the story chapter, then you will need to wait until the daily reset at 00:00 and enter a major city.

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Valiant Ridhais

Events in Maguuma


Commander,

I wish to discuss an important matter with you. Meet me at your home as soon as possible.

—Ridhais

After speaking with Warden Leide, you will receive another mail, this time from Ridhais, telling you to meet them in your home instance. You may visit any race's home instance, not just yours.

Ridhais will be marked with a
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, somewhere near the entrance of your home instance.

After speaking with Ridhais, she will ask you to bring her the Broken Caladbolg you received at the end of the Hearts and Minds mission.

If you have misplaced or deleted your Broken Caladbolg, you may trade 10 Bottles of Elonian Wine to Miyani to obtain a new one.

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Valiant Ridhais

Restoring Caladbolg


There is much to be done to heal Caladbolg. In case you are distracted by other matters, here is a list of materials that will be needed eventually:

  • Collect the remaining shards of Caladbolg.
  • Collect energy from places of power across Tyria.
  • Obtain or craft a Vision Crystal to allow you to commune with Caladbolg.
  • Obtain or craft a Spiritwood Scion to aid in restoring Caladbolg's physical form.
  • Obtain or craft an Orb of Natural Essence to rejuvenate Caladbolg.

If you find yourself in need of guidance, I will remain at your home to provide whatever aid I can.

—Ridhais

Obtaining the materials[edit]

After giving Ridhais the broken sword, she will ask for you to bring her a Vision Crystal, a Spiritwood Scion, and an Orb of Natural Essence. You will also unlock the Dreams of a Thorn and Shards of a Thorn achievements which are used to obtain the last two items. She will also send you a mail reiterating the materials you will need.

Note: You do not need to collect all three at once to continue the story, but it is recommended.
Shards of a Thorn
See also: Shards of a Thorn

To complete this achievement, you must gather five shards of Caladbolg spread across the four Heart of Maguuma maps. You are given one from Ridhais already, so you just need to collect the remaining four. See the page above for their locations. The reward is an item you will need to return to Ridhais.

Dreams of a Thorn
See also: Dreams of a Thorn

To complete this achievement, you must gather eleven motes spread across several maps in Core Tyria. You are given one from Ridhais already, so you just need to collect the remaining ten. See the page above for their locations. The reward is another item you will need to return to Ridhais.

The First Vision[edit]

See also: The First Vision

After obtaining a Vision Crystal and handing it over to Ridhais, she will tell you to head to Lychcroft Mere in Kessex Hills where you will enter The First Vision.

In this instance, you will fight against a Remnant of a Warrior. After defeating it, you will fight against Riannoc.

After defeating Riannoc, speak to Ridhais and she will tell you to go back to your home instance, where she will ask for a Spiritwood Scion.

The Second Vision[edit]

See also: The Second Vision

After handing over a Spiritwood Scion, you will be told to go to Matriarch's Perch in Verdant Brink where you will enter The Second Vision.

In this instance, you will fight against a Remnant of a Scholar. After defeating it, you will fight againt Trahearne.

After defeating Trahearne and speaking to Ridhais, head back to your home instance, where she will ask for an Orb of Natural Essence.

The Sword Regrown[edit]

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Mender Aine

Urgent Request


<Character Name>, the Pale Mother has recovered slightly and requests your presence. I implore you to visit the Omphalos Chamber in the Grove at your earliest Convenience.

—Mender Aine

See also: The Sword Regrown

After handing Ridhais the Orb of Natural Essence, you will be told to head to the Artesian Waters in Cursed Shore, where you will enter The Sword Regrown.

From Verdance Waypoint, head north up a platform where the Diving Goggles are, jump in and swim north underwater to reach the instance marked on your map.

In this instance, you will fight against Remnant of a Hero. After defeating it, you will be surrounded by the five different forms of Caladbolg and told to select one.

Knight of the Thorn[edit]

The daily reset after selecting a form and leaving the instance, you will receive a mail telling you to visit the Avatar of the Tree in The Grove.

Going to the Omphalos Chamber and going through the dialogue will unlock the ability to exchange your selected Caladbolg into another form through Ridhais in the home instance.

Sword Taxonomy[edit]

Collect all 5 forms of Caladbolg. There are two ways to do this (one easy, one expensive):

  1. After completing the below Knight of the Thorn achievement, you can return to your Home instance where Ridhais will be waiting. For 1000 Unbound Magic, she will allow you to trade in your current Caladbolg and let you choose another form. Doing this four times, once for each form, will give you the achievement since you just need to unlock each skin. You will only have 1 weapon at the end, though.
  2. You can also create the other four forms on additional characters who have completed Hearts and Minds (and therefore have the Broken Caladbolg). You will need to obtain another Vision Crystal and craft the Spiritwood Scion and Orb of Natural Essence from the recipes earned from those achievements, and going through the last fights as normal. You must use 4 additional characters, and this process will grant you four more Ascended weapons. This is doable on each character that has completed the story.

Notes[edit]

  • You may change the form of Caladbolg you selected for
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    by speaking to Ridhais in your home instance. Unlike during this achievement, she will not be at the entrance.
  • Other characters on your account may also complete the story, however the Spiritwood Scion and Orb of Natural Essence must be crafted. Their recipes are automatically unlocked after completing their respective achievements the first time.

Trivia[edit]

  • This achievement category was added on August 8th, 2017, and was split from the Current Events category.