The Championship Fight

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The Championship Fight

1325 AE
Personal story
Everyone Makes Mistakes
Frost Basin
Lake Mourn
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn
Sought Revenge
Preceded by
Biography Revenge.png The Semifinals
Followed by
Dredge Technology

Keg Brawl loading screen.jpg

Loading screen for the brawl at Lake Mourn

The Championship Fight is part of the personal story for norn characters who have chosen revenge in their biography by selecting they got in a fight at the moot and have completed The Semifinals. Completing this quest will unlock the Things Best Left Behind achievement.


Meet Eir at her homestead in Hoelbrak.

  • Consult with Eir.
  • Eir
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Participate in the Big Brawl final match near Lake Mourn.

  • Talk to Knut.
  • Talk to Mikkel to begin the fight.
  • Mikkel Toivosson
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This quest offers several chances to adjust your personality rating. Talk to various NPCs before and after the fight before you leave the instance if you wish to take advantage of this.

First head to Eir's Homestead and talk to Eir about your past challenges. She will then challenge you to spar with her. She will use a mix of ranger longbow and Become the Wolf skills.

After talking to and defeating Eir, go to Lake Mourn and enter the second instance. Talk to Knut Whitebear. Afterwards, you have the choice to talk to the NPCs before the fight. If you want a boost for the fight to come, the contestants from The Semifinals will give you a boon if you select the personality choices. Getting all three boons will give you 30 minutes each of Protection.png Protection, Might.png Might, and Swiftness.png Swiftness. Finally, talk to Mikkel when you wish to begin the fight.

Mikkel's fight is fairly straightforward, as he only has three melee skills. You can reduce his chances of hitting you by fighting him from range and moving continuously. He'll be defeated once at low health, at which point the story step is complete, however there is additional dialogue afterwards with the crowd.





Frost Basin[edit]


Lake Mourn[edit]



Lake Mourn[edit]


Frost Basin[edit]

Approaching Eir at her homestead:

Eir Stegalkin: Good to see you again, slayer. Come. We have to talk.

Talking with Eir:

Eir Stegalkin: Welcome back. I knew you'd make it this far, but now we have to make sure you're ready for the final fight. Mikkel beat you before. What have you learned that will help you defeat him this time?
Ferocity I learned I not only love fighting, I'm the best at it. Bring on the next challenge!
Yes, but you can't just anticipate your next fight and brag on your last victory. Mikkel fell into that trap, and it left him friendless and cruel.
Talk quest option tango.png I see your point. What should I do, then? (leads to "biggest challenge" question below)
Talk end option tango.png You've given me something to think about. Give me a moment to sort it all out.
Dignity Victory alone doesn't bring honor. Fight with honor to earn honor.
Honor is a good cause. But justice is a greater one. Fighting to help others, even more than yourself, is the surest way to build a legend.
Talk quest option tango.png Does that mean you think I'm ready to face Mikkel? (leads to "biggest challenge" question below)
Talk end option tango.png I hadn't thought of it that way. Give me a moment to think that over.
Charisma I learned Mikkel's hurt a lot of people. I'm ready to teach him a lesson for all of us.
True, but be careful—it's entirely too easy to follow his path, and consider yourself better than those who couldn't stand up to him.
Talk quest option tango.png You're right. Just because I'm strong doesn't mean I should lord it over the weak. (leads to "biggest challenge" question below)
Talk end option tango.png I'm going to have to think on that for a while.
Talk end option tango.png I'm not sure. Let me think about it before I answer.
Eir Stegalkin: Let me ask you a question: of the foes you faced in the tournament so far, which was the biggest challenge?
Talk more option tango.png The murellows. They weren't fighting for a title, they were fighting for their lives. (appears if The Finishing Blow quest was chosen)
That's because a creature fighting for survival is the most dangerous opponent. Mikkel is nothing without his title. Be prepared for him to fight as hard as the murellows.
Talk more option tango.png I'll remember that. Am I ready to fight Mikkel now? (leads to "we'll spar" question below)
Talk end option tango.png I see your point. Give me a moment to think it over before we continue.
Talk more option tango.png Nollarr and the Sons of Svanir. They were the only ones actually trying to kill me. (appears if the First Attack quest was chosen)
You have fought Sons of Svanir before, but they still surprised you. Even the most familiar foe can catch you off guard. Remember this while fighting Mikkel.
Talk more option tango.png I will. When can I start? (leads to "we'll spar" question below)
Talk end option tango.png Thank you for the lesson, Eir. We'll talk more later.
Talk more option tango.png The charr, Spatha Greatblade. She had the perfect mix of savagery and skill.
She looked like a wild beast, but she was disciplined and well trained. Mikkel is also more than he seems. Don't let his oafish exterior trick you.
Talk more option tango.png I understand. What happens now? (leads to "we'll spar" question below)
Talk end option tango.png I need a moment to think that over before we continue.
Talk more option tango.png The centaur, Banthor[sic]. I've rarely seen such focus and determination.
Yet such focus blinds one to the unexpected. That's how Mikkel beat you last time—you thought you knew everything he had to throw at you.
Talk more option tango.png That was a painful lesson, but I've learned it now. What happens next? (leads to "we'll spar" question below)
Talk end option tango.png I see your point. Give me a moment to let it sink in.
Talk more option tango.png The sylvari, Caheris. So friendly outside the ring, but inside, a fearsome opponent.
Good. Show your enemy only what they wish to see, what they expect to see, and they won't look any deeper. That makes them vulnerable, easy to surprise.
Talk more option tango.png That's good advice. What happens now? (leads to "we'll spar" question below)
Talk end option tango.png You've given me a lot to think about. Give me a moment to take it all in.
Talk end option tango.png That's a good question. I need some time to think before I answer.
Eir Stegalkin: Let's test what you've learned. We'll spar, you and I, to make sure you're ready for Mikkel. Interested?
Talk combat option tango.png Sounds like fun, Eir. Maybe you can teach me a few tricks!
Talk end option tango.png All right. Just give me a minute to prepare myself.

Fighting Eir:

Eir Stegalkin: Stand back, Garm. I want you as a witness to this fight, not a participant.
Eir Stegalkin: Prepare yourself. I won't go easy on you!
Eir Stegalkin points at <Character name>.

After fighting Eir (cinematic):

Eir Stegalkin bows to <Character name>.
Eir Stegalkin: That was excellent. I've seen you fight before, but you're truly in top form now. I think you're ready for this.
<Character name>: I've never felt stronger or surer, and I chalk that up to everything I've learned from you. Thank you, Eir.
Eir Stegalkin: I... No thanks necessary, Slayer. It was my pleasure to help you realize your potential. Mikkel is in for the toughest fight of his life.
Eir Stegalkin: Make your way to the Great Lodge[sic], where Knut and Mikkel are waiting. Come on, Garm! This is one tournament fight we don't want to miss.
Eir Stegalkin: Take whatever time you need to prepare. We'll see you at the fight!

Talking to Eir before she leaves:

Eir Stegalkin: If you're ready to start sparring, <Character name>, we'll begin.
Talk end option tango.png[sic] I'm ready. Let's go!
Talk end option tango.png I'm not ready yet.

Lake Mourn[edit]

Talking to Knut at Lake Mourn (cinematic):

Knut Whitebear: Welcome to the championship bout, Slayer. You've earned the right to be here.
<Character name>: Getting this far taught me a lot. Not just about how to fight, but also when to fight, and why.
Mikkel Toivosson: What a load. You were just lucky, getting this far. Why don't you quit now, to spare yourself another beating?
<Character name>: Same old Mikkel: can't build himself up without tearing someone else down.
Eir Stegalkin: You're definitely ready, Slayer. Remember everything you've learned. Mikkel is a great brawler, but he is no hero. You can be both. Good luck!
Knut Whitebear: Behold the Big Brawl's final round! Now we shall determine this year's winner. Are the competitors ready? Good. Then let the championship bout begin!

Talking with NPCs before the fight:

Brawler: Good luck out there, Slayer. I just wish it were me kicking that pompus[sic] jerk in the face. Kick him hard.
Talk end option tango.png Count on it.
Havroun Svena: I rarely appear at such gatherings, but this was too enticing. I'll be watching closely, Slayer. Best of luck.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks, Svena.
Havroun Valda: I came to wish you luck and give you Wolf's blessing. Those who support you here today are your pack, and their cheers will strengthen you.
Talk end option tango.png I'll make sure I'm worthy of Wolf's support. And yours.
Havroun Weibe: May Raven's wisdom guide you, <Character name>. May Raven's feathers land in Mikkel's flagon as he quaffs, so that he chokes and sprays ale from both nostrils.
Talk end option tango.png Ha! Remind me not to get on Raven's bad side.
Juli: I've been talking wth [sic] Minotaur, and he thinks you're gonna win the fight. I think he's right.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks. I'll do my best.
Byrnn Twobear: I've already started on a tale of your heroic victory, <Character name>. So don't lose...we need a real champion, and it'd be a crime to waste some of my deathless prose!
Talk end option tango.png Never fear, wordsmith. This fight's as good as won.
Caheris: How exciting! You're really going to fight each other right there on the ice? I suppose the cold doesn't really affect norn, does it? Imagine that!
Charisma No, but support from the crowd does. May I have your blessing for the coming battle?
How chivalrous! I never knew norn could be so...noble. Oh! That came out wrong. Please, accept my best wishes. I hope they will help! (gives Swiftness effect)
Talk end option tango.png They will. Thank you, Caheris.
Talk end option tango.png I hope you enjoy the fight. Good-bye.
Gulthor: I am not used to seeing so many two-legs living together without fear. Hurry and fight, norn. I miss the scent of blood in my nostrils.
Dignity Tell me, as an accomplished fighter, how do you deal with an overwhelming offense?
With a more powerful defense. I am no good with words—let me show you what I mean. This is a minor boon, but it will increase your resilience. (gives Protection effect)
Talk end option tango.png Thanks. I'll put it to good use.
Talk end option tango.png Stay close, centaur. When Mikkel starts bleeding, I'll waft some of it your way.
Spatha Greatblade: I brought my whole warband to see the brawler who kicked my tail. Don't disappoint them. Or me. If you don't win, I'll never hear the end of it.
Ferocity Tell them to watch close, and not to blink. I'm going to end this quickly.
Ha! Not too quickly, I hope. Here, have some of our Black Citadel brandy—for a brawler, it's like throwing fuel on a fire.
Talk end option tango.png Delicious! I feel like I'm ready to breathe fire. Thanks, soldier. (gives Might effect)
Talk end option tango.png Don't worry, the only thing they'll be talking about is Mikkel's painful defeat.
Balteus Bloodletter: Good to see you again, kid. I came all this way to watch you put the hurt on that Mikkel clown, so don't disappoint me.
Talk end option tango.png Don't worry, Balteus. You'll get what you came for.
Knut Whitebear: Mikkel's beside himself. Everyone's talking about your victories, which means no one's talking about him. Two brawlers, full of passion and purpose. This should be an exceptional bout.
Talk end option tango.png Oh, it will be. This is the chance I've been waiting for.
Eir Stegalkin: This is it, <Character name>. Time for your hard work and determination to pay off.
Talk end option tango.png I'm ready. Thanks for all your help, Eir. I won't let you down.

Talking to Mikkel to start the fight:

Mikkel Toivosson: So, you made it to the finals. Too bad I'm just going to crush you again. And you know it, don't you? Ha!
Ferocity What I know is how to beat you, Mikkel. Let's fight!
I'm ready, loser.
Talk end option tango.png Then let's go.
Charisma I can't compete with your witty words, so I'll just focus on beating you in the ring.
Yeah, you'd like it if this were some kind of word fight, wouldn't you? Too bad, loser! I'm going to humiliate you all over again!
Talk end option tango.png I don't think so. And I'll prove you wrong—right now!
Dignity I know it's time the Big Brawl had a champion worthy of the name.
Meaning you? Ha! Listen, loser, the only thing that makes a true champion is victory, and you're never going to beat me.
Talk end option tango.png Keep thinking that, Mikkel. You're in for a shock.
Talk end option tango.png Keep babbling while I unpack the beating I have for you.

During the fight with Mikkel:

Mikkel Toivosson: Get ready to travel, Slayer! I'm gonna send you through an asura gate—to Pain Town!
Mikkel Toivosson: Not bad. You're better than you were, Slayer, but I'm still the best!
Mikkel Toivosson: That does it. I'm through taking it easy on you!
Mikkel Toivosson: My back! You messed up my spine!

After defeating Mikkel (cinematic):

Knut Whitebear: Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in congratulating the winner and new champion of the Big Brawl!
Mikkel Toivosson: I want a rematch. I was robbed! I'm stronger than you, tougher than you, and better than you. How could I lose?
<Character name>: It's not about strength, Mikkel. It's about purpose and conviction. You fought well. Don't dishonor yourself now with this whining.
Knut Whitebear: Well done, Slayer. Today we saw you come back from defeat, to rise even higher than before. Every norn should take that lesson to heart.
Eir Stegalkin: And they will. My time for glory may be past, but with heroes like the Slayer to inspire us, the ice dragon's days are surely numbered.
<Character name>: May we all be there when Jormag falls. Until then, I dedicate my victory to all norn, everywhere. Come, help me celebrate!

Talking to NPCs after the fight:

Mikkel Toivosson: Are you here to gloat? Laugh while you can. Luck, it was all luck. You'll see! One day...
Talk end option tango.png Sure, sure. If that day ever comes, I'll be ready.
Knut Whitebear: You were magnificent, Slayer. But now we've set the bar too high. Next year's Big Brawl can't top this extravaganza.
Talk end option tango.png I'm sure it'll work out. Now, let's celebrate!
Eir Stegalkin: You've done very well, <Character name>. Many will be eager to raise a mug with you.
Dignity I learned a lot about winning, and about being a hero. It's a difficult profession, isn't it?
It certainly is, but you carry it well. I look forward to hearing about more great deeds in your future.
Talk end option tango.png I won't let you down.
Ferocity That's only fair. I settled a long-standing debt today, and I deserve a toast or two.
You did well, but don't let it go to your head. You are a hero, <Character name>, and you must act like one.
Talk end option tango.png Sorry, I got carried away. I'll remember that people are looking up to me. Thanks, Eir.
Charisma If anyone deserves to share in my victory, it's you. Come on, try some of that rum!
No. I would only distract people from the true hero. Enjoy your celebration. Garm and I will see you again soon.
Talk end option tango.png Until later, my friend!
Talk end option tango.png Farewell, Eir. And you, Garm. May Wolf watch over you both.
Byrnn Twobear: Which do you think sounds better: "Mikkel was annihilated" or "Mikkel was eradicated"?
Talk end option tango.png Use 'em both. Now get in there and help us celebrate!
Spatha Greatblade: An excellent victory. I wish it had been me in the finals, but seeing you win took the sting out of losing to you. You were clearly destined to win this tournament. At least, that's what I'm telling my warband.
Talk end option tango.png Ha! Just make sure you pronounce my name right when you tell them. Take care.
Balteus Bloodletter: Outstanding fight, kid. And not just because I won a fortune betting on you. I want first crack at hosting any title defenses you make between now and the next Big Brawl.
Ferocity Looking to make more coin, or just showing your charr fighters how it's done?
Maybe a little of both. The fact is, you're a big draw, kid, and entrepreneurs like me are always looking for a big draw. Hey, I'll even throw in a keg of Bear's Brown Ale for your trouble.
Talk end option tango.png I can't make any promises, but keep that keg cold. See you around.
Talk end option tango.png I don't make the schedule, but I'd love to fight in your arena again. See you around.
Caheris: That was amazing! I've never seen anything like it! You definitely deserve the title "champion."
Talk end option tango.png Thanks! Based on our fight, it won't be long before someone says the same about you.
Gulthor: Impressive. I have learned much from watching you fight, as I did from fighting you myself. I might make a habit out of attending these matches, just to pick up more of this norn fighting style.
Ferocity It's not complicated. Hit your opponent harder and more often than they hit you.
But surely it's not that simple—wait, I see. You're understating your skills as a kind of diversion to secure an advantage. Well played, norn.
Talk end option tango.png We're full of suprises. Keep watching and you'll see a lot more. Good-bye now.
Dignity For what purpose? I've learned that fighting for fighting's sake doesn't get you anywhere.
That suits me. I have no herd, no home, and no purpose. Not getting anywhere does not concern me, because I am not going anywhere. Perfecting my skills is all I live for.
Talk end option tango.png Then you need a new life, my friend. A more rewarding one. I hope you find it soon.
Talk end option tango.png I learned a lot from you too, Banthor [sic]. Enjoy the fights!
Brewer (female): Great work, <Character name>. My next batch of extra-strong ale is dedicated to you.
Talk end option tango.png That's quite an honor.
Brewer (male): Beer on the house for Brawl fighters! And for our new champ, an exotic treat: rum straight from Lion's Arch, mysteriously "lost" en route to the commodore's table. Bottoms up!
Talk end option tango.png Cheers, everyone!
Brawler: That was amazing. I got to see the crowning of a true champion, and I get free beer! Best Big Brawl ever.
Talk end option tango.png It's not over yet. There's still celebrating to be done!
Juli: That was great! Minotaur liked it too. But old Knut Stupidbear says I can't have any beer. I told him that it's part of my training to be a havroun, but he just laughs and says, "Indeed!"
Talk end option tango.png He's right, but as soon as you start winning tournaments, we can all celebrate together.
Havroun Svena: Fantastic! Snow Leopard is very pleased. And for the first time in a long time, I look forward to joining the party.
Talk end option tango.png I'm honored, Svena. Have fun!
Havroun Valda: I...I have not had much to smile about lately, but this great day has eased my burden.
Talk end option tango.png It doesn't have to end. Join us for the celebration!
Havroun Weibe: Fine work, Slayer. Raven is very pleased, as am I. You have learned much.
Talk end option tango.png With friends like you and Eir, I learn all the time. Join the celebration!

My story[edit]

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I sparred with Eir, both physically and verbally, and she taught me a very important lesson about taking what I've learned so far and using it to prepare for my showdown with Mikkel Toivosson. I'm ready now, in both body and mind. On to the championship!

I defeated Mikkel Toivosson to become the new Big Brawl champion. It felt great to avenge my earlier defeat and repair my reputation, but it's even better knowing that both Knut Whitebear and Eir think I'm the kind of champion who will inspire the people of Hoelbrak.

My story


  • Where Eir asks about the character's greatest challenge, the centaur is referred to as Banthor, but the centaur's name is Gulthor Cruelhoof. Same bug happens again when talking to Gulthor after the fight.
  • During a cinematic, Eir says to meet Knut and Mikkel at the Great Lodge for the fight, but the actual location is Lake Mourn.
  • Minotaur Spirit, unlike all the other spectators, is facing the wrong way to watch the match.