The Finishing Blow

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The Finishing Blow

1325 AE
Personal story
Everyone Makes Mistakes
(Wayfarer Foothills)
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn
Sought Revenge
Preceded by
Biography Revenge.png A New Challenger
Followed by
Biography Revenge.png The Semifinals

The Finishing Blow 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 chose to take on the murellows during A New Challenger.


Clear the murellow infestation from the Solitude Vale hot springs.

  • Meet Hekka outside Warmspring Grotto.
  • Find and kill the murellow matriarch and her spawn.
  • Murellow Matriarch
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  • Talk to Hekka.


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Head to Solitude Vale in the northern part of Wayfarer Foothills. The entrance to Warmspring Grotto is halfway between Solitude Waypoint and Dolyak Pass Waypoint along the eastern edge of the map. You will meet Hekka there for a cinematic. Head into the cave system of Warmspring Grotto and fight the murellow. Hekka will stay outside and does not assist, nor will she be attacked. The murellows usually attack in groups of three or four. The cave has volatile mushrooms scattered around, they will explode with a toxic gas when hit. You can use them to daze the murellows when they are near if you time it right.

Once you have cleared the murellows from the cave, you'll see a cutscene of Hekka running into the cave being chased by the matriarch. Hekka will help in the fight this time. When the matriarch's health gets low, a couple murellow whelps will also join the fight. Once they are dead, talk to Hekka.








Talking to Hekka (cinematic):

Hekka Ravenswealth: Knut Whitebear sent you, right? Huh—it's about time. The murellows have been harassing caravans for weeks, and now they've taken over my hot springs.
Hekka Ravenswealth: Who wants to soak in a pit of murellow filth? These things are killing my business, and I'm the trading hub for this whole region!
<Character name>: Okay, okay. I'm here to help, and I'm in a rush, too. Tell me where the murellows are and I'll take care of them.
Hekka Ravenswealth: It's not that easy. We need to kill the murellow matriarch, too. Otherwise, she'll just make more.
<Character name>: I got it. The murellows and their matriarch. Show me where.
Hekka Ravenswealth: It's right this way. And watch out for the stink! It'll get you!

Speaking with Hekka after the opening cinematic:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Well? If you're standing here, you're not killing murellows. Aren't you in a hurry?
Talk more option tango.png I am, but before I go, got any advice for dealing with them?
Well, the mushrooms in there release a cloud of spores when you smack them. Lure a pack of murellows over to a mushroom, and they'll be easy pickings. (D)
Talk more option tango.png Tell me more about the murellows themselves. (leads to A)
Talk end option tango.png Good advice. Thanks. I'll put it to good use.
Talk more option tango.png Yes, but I want to know more about murellows first.
They usually stick to their deep cave network. I've never seen this many so close to the must be getting scarce below. I blame the skritt. (A)
Talk more option tango.png Have you tried dealing with them yourself?
Ha! Not on your life. Raven blessed me with smarts, so I became a merchant. That way, I can hire folks like you to do the job, and everybody benefits. Except the murellows. (B)
Talk more option tango.png Is there anything special I should watch out for? (leads to C)
Talk more option tango.png Any advice on how to fight them on their own turf? (leads to D)
Talk end option tango.png Right. Thanks for the info. I'll get started now.
Talk more option tango.png Is there anything special I should watch out for?
Diseases! They're riddled with every pox, ailment, and affliction you can think of. They can infect a whole haven just by walking through it. It's even worse if they bite or scratch you. (C)
Talk more option tango.png Have you tried dealing with them yourself? (leads to B)
Talk more option tango.png Any advice on how to fight them on their own turf? (leads to D)
Talk end option tango.png Bleah. Thanks for the warning. I'd better get started.
Talk more option tango.png Any advice on how to fight them on their own turf? (leads to D)
Talk more option tango.png What do skritt have to do with murellows?
They've been bringing the murellows up to the surface as pets. Pets! Can you believe that? Only dirty rodents would try to tame those four-legged disease carriers.
Talk more option tango.png Gross. Any tips on how to deal with the murellows? (leads to D)
Talk more option tango.png What kind of danger do the murellows pose? (leads to C)
Talk more option tango.png Have you dealt with them yourself? (leads to B)
Talk end option tango.png Well, the skritt are about to have fewer pets to choose from.
Talk end option tango.png I am. Time to rack up some kills.
Talk end option tango.png You're right. I'd better get started.

Entering the cave:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Watch yourself in there. Murellows bite and scratch, and they're full of sickness and plague.
Murellow threatens <Character name>.

During the cutscene of Hekka being chased by the matriarch:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Ahh! Gangway! The matriarch's after me!

After the cutscene of Hekka being chased by the matriarch:

Hekka Ravenswealth: That does it! I'm too old to get pushed around by a bunch of hairless stink-bears!

During the fight, if Hekka reaches the following health thresholds:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Ow! These filthy beggars pack a wallop! (50%)
Hekka Ravenswealth: I don't know how much more these old bones can take, but you keep fighting no matter what! (25%)

After matriarch fight:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Whew, am I glad that's over. Once we clean up and air this place out, I'm going for a long soak.

Talking to Hekka:

<Character name>: Raven's feathers! That was nastier than I expected. You were right about the smell!
<Character name>: We got 'em all, though. Those creatures won't trouble you again—but I'd still wait awhile before going into the water.
Hekka Ravenswealth: On behalf of the entire valley, thank you. Here. Whitebear said to give you a token to prove you did the job.
<Character name>: Thanks, Hekka. I'm always glad to help out, but I have to go. I don't envy you[sic] the clean-up.
Hekka Ravenswealth: Don't worry about me, Slayer. I'll be fine. Now go. You've got a tournament to win.

After cinematic:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Hurry up and win the semifinals, Slayer. Toivosson's not a champ, he's a chump!

Speaking with Hekka after the conclusion:

Hekka Ravenswealth: Good work, and thanks again. That token I gave you will be all the proof you need. Good luck in the semifinals!
Talk more option tango.png Where do I present the token for the next round of the Big Brawl?
Near the village of Butcher's Block. Talk to Balteus Bloodletter, and don't let him talk your ears off. He's real chatty for a charr, that one.
Talk end option tango.png Got it. Thanks.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks. I just hope my next opponent smells better than this one. See you around.

My story[edit]

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For Knut's special challenge, I chose to help the popular merchant Hekka by clearing out a murellow infestation that's been ruining her business. They were savage, diseased beasts, but I bested them all, and Hekka gave me her token as proof of success. I can only advance to the semifinals if I bring in the token before my opponent arrives.

My story