The Sound of Psi-Lance

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The Sound of Psi-Lance

1325 AE
Personal story
The Battle of Claw Island
The Iron Veil
(Timberline Falls)
Durmand Priory (order icon).png Durmand Priory
Preceded by
Durmand Priory (order icon).png The Ghost Rite
Followed by
A Light in the Darkness

Dredge Assault loading screen 1.jpg

Loading screen

The Good Fight.jpg

Loading screen for the test site

The Sound of Psi-Lance is the second quest after the defeat of Claw Island for members of the Durmand Priory who chose to recruit Barron and Fero.


Recruit Barron and Fero for the defense of Claw Island.

Meet Barron and Fero and test their weapon.

  • Meet the researchers for the weapons test at their test site.
  • Man the turret.
  • Defeat the dredge.
  • Speak with Fero.


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Part 1 - Acquiring the Sonic Harmonizer

Speak with either Barron or Fero and continue towards the mission marker to find Trahearne. After a short cinematic you can proceed into the dredge mining excavations.

Two hostile dredge are standing by the entrance, and a small group of reinforcements come to their aid shortly after you begin to fight them. Clear out the dredge and work your way down the ramps until the objectives update. Several of the dredge and the turrets can knock you back so be careful not to stand too close to the edges of platforms. Two dredge, both inside mining suits, are guarding the Sonic Harmonizer, kill them and exit the current instance back to Timberline Falls.

Part 2 - Testing the new equipment

Using the Psi-Lance turret is a bit tricky, but fun once you get the hang of it. Stand next to it with a clear view to the north and 'use' it to enter turret mode. The shots have a bit of an arc and you frequently need to shoot a bit beyond your target. Start shooting as soon as enemies appear (this will be easiest if you have your client set to show all enemy names). Each shot deals about 5000 damage and knocks back a pretty nice wedge.

There are three waves:

  • The first and second waves are by far the largest and you will likely need to retreat and pick off the dredge in smaller groups as your aiming with the Psi-Lance will likely be terrible.
  • The third wave is heralded by the appearance of armored personnel carriers, each with a few dredge in.
  • The fourth and final wave is composed of a single dredge mining suit that can summon more dredge.

Your allies will revive themselves between waves so don't worry about trying to revive them during combat unless you need their help.





First instance[edit]

Ambient creatures

Second instance[edit]

Ambient creatures


First instance
Second instance


First instance[edit]

Talking with the researchers:

Researcher Fero: Alo, dugger! What'cha dwin up yonder parts?
Talk more option tango.png Whoa...I beg your pardon? Up my what parts?
Oho, you're still new, are you? We're speaking tech slang! Mostly, it's just words mudged together, to be faster. You only have a short time to say 'Sgwinsplode!' and make it count.
Talk more option tango.png What can you tell me about this weapons project of yours?
Ah, the redux of the Sonic Vaporizer—we call it the 'Psi-Lance.' Catchy, huh? Anyway, we need a part from the molers in that cave. Barron can tell you more.
Talk end option tango.png I'll ask him. Thanks!
Talk end option tango.png I just remembered something I have to do. We'll finish this talk later.
Talk end option tango.png I'm sorry, I don't that was.
Researcher Barron: Alo, dugger! So, you're the one Gixx said was coming? You look a little fragile to be way out here, if you ken my kerning.
Talk more option tango.png Fragile? That's a laugh! What are you two doing way out here, and how is your project going to help fight Zhaitan?
Right! So, the Priory ran across this massive weapon called the Sonic Vaporizer. Made by the dredge! We got hold of it, and been adding a few improvements of our own.
Talk more option tango.png Interesting. So where is this weapon? Can I take it back to Lion's Arch?
That's the problem. We're working moler patterns, so we need moler tech to finish it. The dredge up there have a 'Sonic Harmonizer.' It's the last bit we need for our field test. Can you get it for us?
Talk end option tango.png Sonic Harmonizer? You got it. I'll get the part, you ready the field test, and I'll meet you there with the harmonizer.'
Talk end option tango.png I just remembered something I need to do. We'll finish this talk later.
Talk end option tango.png I just remembered something I need to do. We'll finish this talk later.

Talking with the researchers again after triggering the first mission objective:

Researcher Fero: If you can get it, that little dredgery-doo could make wonkers for us. For you, too, if you take it to that island!
Talk end option tango.png I'll get it. Don't worry.
Researcher Barron: Fero's the one what dreamed up the Harmonizer. Me, what, I'm the one that makes the bang-zoom-go!
Talk end option tango.png His design, your combustion. Here's hoping it works.

Cinematic with Trahearne:

<Character name>: Hail, Trahearne! Those two stir-crazy researchers mentioned you might show up. What have you found?
Trahearne: The dredge have the Sonic Harmonizer under heavy guard. We'll have to fight our way in.
<Character name>: I can handle a few dredge. Let's go.
Trahearne: Be wary, there are two commanders in there, wearing mining suites. Such firepower should not be taken lightly.

Talking with Trahearne after the cinematic:

Trahearne: I've known these two for years. They know what they're doing. I think.
Talk more option tango.png Can you understand them? entirely. But their work speaks for them.
Talk end option tango.png That will have to do.

After the cinematic

Trahearne: I dreamed of Orr, as Caithe did. But where she saw a dragon to fight, I saw a land to heal.
Trahearne: At least Caithe had a tangible target. I barely knew where to begin.

When entering the mines:

Dredge Reverberant: You are not welcome here. Go back or die.

When entering the mines:

Dredge Reverberant: You are not welcome here. Go back or die.

When Molwurve makes debris fall:

Molwurve: I will rain the sky down upon you!

If you kill Molvarpa first:

Molwurve: Molvarpa! He was my brother, curse you!

After picking up the Sonic Harmonizer:

Trahearne: Excellent. This should be just what Barron and Fero need to finish their weapon.

Talking with Trahearne:

Trahearne: The dredge device seems too small to be of much use at Claw Island. I hope those researchers know what they're doing.
Talk end option tango.png Me, too.

Second instance[edit]

Cinematic when meeting the researchers at the test site:

Researcher Barron: Fair wonder, dugger! Part in yer pocket? Got it?
<Character name>: What? I can't understand you.
Researcher Fero: Gotter 'member, Barron, we've been out here a long while. This 'un don't know the shortspeak!
Researcher Barron: Ahh, right! Fero an' me, we talk quick. Been out in the wilds so long, it's like we can read each other's minds!
Researcher Barron: How's about, 'Whatcher got there? Issit the part we need?'
<Character name>: You mean the Sonic Harmonizer? Sure. Here it is. Do we know this weapon will work?
Researcher Barron: Oi, we'll find out soon. Molers are on their way. Getcha inter the turret, dugger, and bring on the molercide!
Researcher Fero: You shoot the shot, we'll tweak the spindles and ratched the cogs. Wotchathink? Fun?
<Character name>: I'll get the turret and fire on the dredge while you adjust the settings? I can do that. Hey-I'm starting to understand you guys!

Before and during the fight a the test site:

Researcher Barron: Gunnin time! Getem, dugger, 'fore he aerates us!
Researcher Barron: Tch, personnel carriers? More like person-all coffins. (laugh)
Researcher Barron: Mining suits? Heh. Waste! Shoulda concatulated my aural input-and by that I mean, use earplugs.

Cinematic after defeating the dredge:

Researcher Barron: Anguish! Mayhem! Molercide! Never seen molers retreat so fast. Yer fair turret-handed, dugger!
<Character name>: Thanks, Barron. That was a real challenge! Do you think the weapon's ready to face Zhaitan's minions?
Researcher Barron: Betcherbum! Gixx'll be pleased that it works, given the short notice.
Researcher Fero: Ol' Gixx relies on us 'cause we're the fastest. Now get to Lion's Arch, and we'll meet you there!
Trahearne: Magister, I have a request. We should visit the Pale Tree. The Mother has knowledge we shall need in the days ahead.
<Character name>: Of course, Trahearne. I think that would be wise.

Talking with the researcher after the final mission cinematic:

Researcher Fero: Can't send the turret alone. Gotta come with, regulate the grammaticator. We'll be there when you hit the island.
Talk more option tango.png Regulate the what?
We'll set up the Sonic Turret and fire on your command—pop! zing! Don't worry, we'll kibosh that dragon's caboose.
Charisma Thanks to you, it'll be marvelous.
Buttering me up like a rum, you. But the praise is well-taken.
Talk end option tango.png Until we meet again.
Talk end option tango.png I look forward to seeing that.
Researcher Barron: S'a humdinger! Sonic Turret! Gonna crash the zing on the island and blow that dragon open, what?
Ferocity Those Risen will be nothing more than wormy chum.
Atta talker! We'll drive em back past the silty shore!
Talk end option tango.png With your Sonic Turret, we will.
Talk end option tango.png Er, right...

My Story[edit]

The Good Fight.jpg

I spoke with Barron and Fero about the fall of Claw Island. Their weapon would be perfect for our assault on Claw Island...if we can get it finished.

Now that the weapon's complete, Barron and Fero have agreed to help us fight Zhaitan's forces at Claw Island. A resounding victory!

My story