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Scarlet's End

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the re-released story episode. For the historical story episode from 2014, see Scarlet's End/historical.

Scarlet's End

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Scarlet's End is the sixth story step of Battle for Lion's Arch, the fifth and final episode of Living World Season 1.

Getting there[edit]

Access to this instance can be tricky. There are three entry points:


End of the Line
  • Enter the Breachmaker's interior.
  • Ready your friends.
  • Confront the injured Scarlet.
  • Finish Scarlet!
  • Wait for Scarlet's shield to drop and attack her!
  • Finish Scarlet once and for all!
  • Check up on your friends.
  • Escape the unstable Breachmaker!
  • Complete!



After the entrance cutscene, there is a second unskippable cutscene as you approach scarlet. Naturally all of your allies are almost immediately injured and are beyond useless, leaving you to finish off the already downed Scarlet with the help of Kasmeer only.

Scarlet is still dangerous whilst downed, applying Emergency Shield, throwing Emergency Grenades from afar, and using Scream of Anguish if you remain close enough for too long. Attempting to walk behind her or getting too close will trigger a knockback, however you will need to walk up to her and interact to finish her.

Finishing Scarlet off quickly will prevent her from applying a further level of shielding. See Nowhere to Hide below for suggested skills.

If she hasn't been Finished with in 30 seconds she raises her extra shielding, and the fight will take a bit longer. Just wait until her shield temporarily drops, get in a hit on her (which causes her to stop attacking), and then try to execute her again.

A further cinematic plays out, and then your allies begin a slow victory walk out of the fight area.


Scarlet's End The Battle for Lion's Arch 1Achievement points
Complete the story chapter Scarlet's End. Completed Scarlet's End 1Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.
This achievement rewards items.This achievement rewards a title. In a Cage Made of Steel and Lunacy The Battle for Lion's Arch 1Achievement points
Defeat Scarlet on the Breachmaker.Story Instance: Scarlet's End
Title: Hero of Lion's Arch
Reward: Scarlet's Veil.pngScarlet's Veil Skin
Defeated Scarlet on the Breachmaker 1Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.
Investigative Record 3 The Battle for Lion's Arch 1Achievement points
Find and listen to hidden logs from the source of the madness.
Objectives: 2 objectives in total
  • Recording 1 (The Evacuation of Lion's Arch )
  • Recording 2 (Scarlet's End)
Recordings Located 1Achievement points
  • The second record is found during this story instance. After the objective "Check up on your friends" is completed, the recording will spawn on the right-hand side of the console that Scarlet was blocking access to, slightly to the left of the right-most interactable console.
Nowhere to Hide The Battle for Lion's Arch 5Achievement points
Defeat Scarlet before she can activate her personal shield.Story Instance: Scarlet's End
Prerequisite: In A Cage Made Of Steel and Lunacy
Scarlet's Shield Thwarted 5Achievement points
  • To complete this achievement, the player must rush to Scarlet and finish her as soon as possible. She applies of a lot of knockbacks in the form of grenades and melee pushbacks. As such, using skills that grant Stability.png Stability, Aegis.png Aegis or any form of invulnerability is strongly recommended.
    • It is also possible to start channeling the finisher and then teleport away at a safer distance with a skill that doesn't interrupt the channel, such as Blink, Lightning Flash, or Shadowstep.
    • Skill like the Warrior's Battle Standard or Scrapper's Function Gyro can also be used to finish Scarlet from a safer distance.
    • Note that her melee knockback AoE will interrupt you finishing her through stability, as it forces you into an electrified animation. You need to interrupt this animation and restart your finishing cast quickly, or she'll cast it again. The easiest way to do this is by quickly tapping a movement key.








Entering instance
Rox: Good. We're all here.
Braham Eirsson: Yeah, and just in time too. Scarlet's wounded.
Marjory Delaqua: Be careful. Just because she's down, doesn't mean she's out.
Kasmeer Meade: All together then? (hiccup).
Rox: All together. Let's finish this for good.
Marjory Delaqua: Why don't you lead the way? We'll be right behind you.

If you run past the group before they finish talking:

Braham Eirsson: She/He's got the right idea. Enough words: today we finish Scarlet.
Approaching Scarlet
Braham Eirsson: You're about to get your wish, Rox. Looks like the Stone warband's within your grasp.
Rox: As is glory for you, Braham. We'll do this together.
Kasmeer Meade: Jory, I... (hiccup) I have a bad feeling about... (hiccup)
Marjory Delaqua: Don't worry. I've arrested plenty of scum like her.
During cinematic
Scarlet Briar: Just look at you. (huff huff)
Scarlet Briar: All you...heroes.
Scarlet Briar: And here, at the center, little ol' me. Aren't you even curious about why I did it? All this chaos and destruction?
Braham Eirsson: It doesn't matter now. You're done.
Marjory Delaqua: You've failed.
Scarlet Briar: Wrong. Tyria will bow before a new master.
Rox: No. We'll stand together against any enemy.
Braham Eirsson: Yeah! We're Tyrians. And we don't like getting pushed around.
Scarlet Briar: (laugh) (cough) So what now? You big, strong heroes going to take me to jail?
Marjory Delaqua: Something like that.
Kasmeer Meade: Jory, be careful.
Marjory Delaqua: I'll do something, all right. I'll end this for good.
Scarlet Briar: That's it. Come and get me—if you dare.
Rox: Braham! Talk to me. Your leg...
Braham Eirsson: ...Is broken. I know (groan) I'll be okay. Go. Get her.
Rox: What? Go? No. I can't leave you here like this. It's too dangerous. We have to get you out of here.
Braham Eirsson: Go, Rox. It's your chance to get in the warband. You have to.
Rox: I don't have to do anything. I'm not leaving you alone in such a vulnerable position.
Kasmeer Meade: Jory? (hiccup) Jory! (hiccup)
Kasmeer Meade: Oh, sweet Dwayna, help her. She's not... (sob) (hiccup)
Kasmeer Meade: You monster!
Speaking with allies
Braham Eirsson: Urgh. Don't worry about me. Finish her!
Talk end option tango.png Hold on there buddy, I've got this.
Rox: Frostbite and I will cover Braham and Jory! Get in there and kill Scarlet before it's too late!
Talk end option tango.png Count on me.
Approaching Scarlet
Scarlet Briar: You're ruining everything!
Scarlet Briar: I don't have time for this. Core losing integrity.
Scarlet Briar: Why can't you just leave me alone?
Scarlet Briar: Can't you see I'm working here!
Scarlet Briar: Get back, this is my drill. Mine!
Scarlet Briar: I'll take you all down with me if I have to.
Scarlet Briar: This was inevitable. I won't let you spoil it.
Scarlet Briar: I hate you. Hate you. Hate you!
Scarlet Briar: Stop stopping me!
Scarlet Briar: You can't get through my shield. I will finish what I started here. I will.
Kasmeer Meade: I'll keep her occupied. You get in there what needs to be done.
Kasmeer taunting Scarlet while fighting (repeats):
Kasmeer Meade: I'm over here!
Scarlet Briar: Oh, princess—es. I'll kill every last one of you.
Kasmeer Meade: No, I'm over here
Scarlet Briar: You can't fool me. I've seen the other side of the Eternal Alchemy.
Kasmeer Meade: You couldn't hit a city gate!
Scarlet Briar: Now you're making me angry!
Kasmeer Meade: Ceara! Ceara, Ceara, Ceara!
Scarlet Briar: That's not my name!
Kasmeer Meade: What's the matter, Ceara?
Scarlet Briar: Stop calling me that! It's not my name!
Kasmeer Meade: Listen! Her shield drops when she attacks. Make it count! End this! NOW!
Kasmeer Meade: Psst. Here I am.
Scarlet Briar: This isn't how it was supposed to go. (once dealt damage)
Scarlet Briar: You fools. You think my death...saves you? Too...late... (when finished)
Kasmeer Meade: Jory! (hiccup) Oh gods, are you okay?
After cinematic
Kasmeer Meade: Jory! Oh Jory, I thought you were... I thought... (sob)
Marjory Delaqua: Hush, love. I'm okay. Rox worked some battlefield magic on me. It's okay, honey. I'm going to be okay.
Braham Eirrson: Guess it's a good thing you stayed behind, huh?
Rox: Definitely a good thing, my friend. Definitely a good thing.
Rox: All right, hero. That's enough cuddling for now. You better report this to Magnus. I bet everyone on the ground could use some good news.
The Breachmaker begins to shake.
Rox: Huh? What the...
Another cinematic plays.
Braham Eirsson: Ah, yak spit! We need to retreat!
Braham Eirsson: Whole place is coming down!
Braham Eirsson: Hurry!

My Story[edit]

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This was it—the final push. Braham would claim glory for his legend, Rox would earn a place in the Stone warband, and Marjory and Kasmeer would exact justice for the whole of Kryta. We found Scarlet Briar wounded in front of a central control console for the entire operation. She ranted and raved at us, mocking our heroics and gloating about what was to come: that Tyria would serve a new master. Marjory and Braham moved in to apprehend her, but the crafty engineer still had one last trick up her sleeve.

Marjory and Braham took the brunt of Scarlet's trap, getting thrown back by a concussive force and lightning. Rox ordered Braham to stay put as she treated his broken leg, refusing to leave his side. Marjory appeared far worse off. She was lying on the floor motionless, bruised, and burned. Kasmeer tried to wake her, but there was no response. The mesmer's expression darkened and she rose to her feet, staff trembling in hand. Enraged, she cried out and sprinted back toward the fight.

Scarlet was ready with a stockpile of grenades, but it couldn't hold the two of us at bay for long. She became distracted by Kasmeer's illusions just long enough for the opening I needed to deal a fatal blow. With her last words, Scarlet said her death wouldn't save us. I glanced at the main screen of the console behind her. We were too late; the drill was about to breach its intended target, the ley-line hub beneath Lion's Arch. Kasmeer had returned to Marjory who, despite Rox's efforts, was still unresponsive. Cradled in Kasmeer's arms, the detective slowly stirred awake. The two embraced and shared a touching moment. Seconds later, the Breachmaker shook as a blinding column of light shot up into the center of the fortress. As the shaking grew in intensity, we hurried our injured friends back through the portal and down to the city. The Breachmaker collapsed shortly after, debris crashing below and littering the whole of Lion's Arch.

My story