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Join forces with Marjory and Kasmeer to infiltrate the Nightmare Tower and defeat the Toxic Alliance at Kessex Hills.

— In-game description

The Nightmare Incarnate is an instanced mission originally released with Living World Season 1, re-released as part of the Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire release.

This mission can be accessed via the Scrying Pool in the Eye of the North:

  1. After completing the Darkrime Delves story chapter, interact with the Message in Hall of Monuments.
  2. Complete the Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate achievement by acquiring the Blighted Thorn.


  • Defeat Scarlet's twisted watchworks.
    • Waves remaining: 2
  • Dispel Scarlet's hallucinations.
    • Waves remaining: 3
    • Avoid the Aetherblade megalaser.
  • Dispel Scarlet's hallucinations.
    • Molten Portals Remaining: 3
  • Defeat the toxic hybrid.
    • Toxic Hybrid
    • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Deliver antitoxin to the injector.


Historical rewards[edit]

First completion
Subsequent completions



Visions of the Past: Antitoxin Injector Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Inject a dose of antitoxin into the heart of the tower.Delve deep inside the Tower of Nightmares and set off a chain reaction that will counteract its poisonous influence over Kessex Hills.
[This mission is now playable in Living World Season 1: Episode 4.]
Prerequisite: Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate
1 Antitoxin Dose Injected 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.
Visions of the Past: Tower Hybrid Master Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Defeat the toxic hybrid without any party members dying.Get a flawless victory against your enemy inside the Tower of Nightmares.
[This mission is now playable in Living World Season 1: Episode 4.]
Prerequisite: Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate
Defeated Toxic Hybrid without Dying 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission without death.




Toxic Alliance
Twisted Watchwork



Scarlet Briar: Don't turn around!
After hallucinations are killed at the entrance
Marjory Delaqua: I'm so glad that's over. They were hallucinations? You're sure.
Kasmeer Meade: I'm sure. Somebody—I'll call her Scarlet—was messing with our minds.
Marjory Delaqua: Okay. Then let's figure out what she's up up here and put an end to it.
Talking to Marjory
This nightmare just goes on and on, doesn't it?
(If your armor is damaged)
Talk give option tango.png Can you fix my armor?
There you go. Good as new.
Talk end option tango.png That won't be a problem. Thanks.
Talk end option tango.png Let's put an end to it.
Approaching first room
Scarlet Briar: Run for your life!
Veteran Toxic Baron: Our serpentine friends are working themselves into quite a frenzy.
Toxic Baroness: As long as they believe we're incarnating one of their true prophets, they'll die to protect it.
Toxic Baroness: It's a pity that Scarlet didn't stay to witness the realization of her vision.
Veteran Toxic Baron: I was skeptical, but I see now that our alliance has borne wondrous fruit.
Defeat Scarlet's twisted watchworks
Scarlet Briar: My pretty, pretty abominations. Maybe I'll remake you too, in watchwork, after you're dead.
After success
Marjory Delaqua: (huff) Okay, we can do this. Stick close to me.
Kasmeer Meade: One step at a time.
Approaching second room
Scarlet Briar: I'm in your mind, playing with your thoughts.
Scarlet Briar: Don't be discouraged, darling. You can't help being inferior.
Second room (Dispel Scarlet's hallucinations)
Scarlet Briar: My Aetherblades will cut you to pieces this time.
After success
Kasmeer Meade: Ow! Oh, fudge, that hurt.
Marjory Delaqua: What's the matter? Are you okay?
Kasmeer Meade: It's just a thorn. I'll be okay. Keep moving.
Approaching third room
Scarlet Briar: Are you afraid? You should be.
Scarlet Briar: Don't look behind you.
Third room (Dispel Scarlet's hallucinations)
Scarlet Briar: Burny skin blisters, fat sizzling. Ooh, is it time for breakfast yet?
After success
Marjory Delaqua: Are we sure we're still not hallucinating?
Kasmeer Meade: I'm real, if that's what you're asking.
Marjory Delaqua: OK.
Approaching final room
Scarlet Briar: Why won't you just give up?
Scarlet Briar: Your friends are all dead. You can thank me later.
Marjory Delaqua: We must be almost there. The air is growing thicker.
Kasmeer Meade: SHE better be up here too, or I'm going to be disappointed.
Entering the final room
Toxic Baroness: Oh! Look who's arrived just in time to bear witness to our moment of triumph.
Veteran Toxic Oratuss: No! Infidels must not be allowed in the presence of our prophet!
Toxic Baron: Now, no need to be rude. Don't you imagine your prophet is up to this pathetic challenge?
Veteran Toxic Oratuss: Kill the infidels!
After the trio is killed, Scarlet appears
Scarlet Briar: Pay no attention to the cutie in the corner! Far be it from me to interrupt your big scene.
Scarlet Briar: On the other hand, nothing wrong with a little anticipation. We've been having so much fun, haven't we? Ah, the memories.
Scarlet Briar: No one even noticed the strings on my Flame Legion and dredge puppets. Yay, me! And I made them dance so pretty.
Scarlet Briar: Although, I suppose I did go a bit cuckoo with my crew...and krewe. (chuckles) Lion's Arch'll be talking about that hoo-ha...oh...generations!
Scarlet Briar: But! My favorite performance to date was Queen's Jubilee. Ah, sigh. I do miss the charming Lord Faren...and his fancy panties.
Scarlet Briar: I should tell you, by the way: I'm done here. This extravaganza couldn't have turned out better if you'd tried. But don't be sad. You'll see me again.
Scarlet Briar: Just not before I see you. (laughs)
Scarlet Briar: The krait Oratussssss are expecting a visit from their god. I wore my best ribbonssss for the ocassion.
Defeat the toxic hybrid
Marjory Delaqua: I believe this calls for lethal force.
Kasmeer Meade: Hic!
Champion Toxic Hybrid: (shriek)
Champion Toxic Hybrid: I will not be destroyed by such as you. (At 75% health)
Toxic Bulwark: We've done it. Oh look what we've made.
Toxic Damoss: At last!
Marjory Delaqua: I'll be damned if it isn't learning as it goes. (Toxic Hybrid at 50% health)
Kasmeer Meade: No, thank you.
Champion Toxic Hybrid: No! I cannot be the last of my kind. (At 25% health)
Toxic Bulwark: No! You mustn't!
Toxic Nimross: No! No!
Toxic Assassin: You die in agony for this.
Champion Toxic Hybrid: (roar) (dying)
Repeated during the fight
Champion Toxic Hybrid: I am aware.
Champion Toxic Hybrid: I am awake.
Champion Toxic Hybrid: I see you.
After killing the hybrid
Marjory Delaqua: Now I've seen everything.
Marjory Delaqua beckons to <Character name>.
Kasmeer Meade beckons to <Character name>.
After completion
Marjory Delaqua: That'll do the trick.
Kasmeer Meade: We were amazing.


  • The Blighted Thorn needed to start this vision can be found near the Auld Red Wharf POI in Kessex Hills
  • In the initial release, the final room had a portal leading to Kessex Hills atop of the Tower of Nightmares, where players could get the Tower of Nightmares Diver achievement.
  • In the initial release, there were two versions of the instance, separating the first playthrough and subsequent playthroughs. The differences in subsequent instances were:
    • Kasmeer and Marjory were removed as allies.
    • Dialogue that wasn't from the Scarlet hallucinations or Toxic Hybrid only played in the first playthrough.
    • The cinematic only played in the first playthrough, though could be re-experienced through a machine in the final room in subsequent completions.