Online:A Bargain With Shadows

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Join forces with Estre to win the Battle of the Cliffs.
Zone: Coldharbour
Objective: Cliffs of Failure — Win the Battle of the Cliffs and set the mages free.
Quest Giver: The Observer
Location(s): Cliffs of Failure
Prerequisite Quest: The Endless War
Reward: The Observer's Battle Helm
362 Gold
To save the Mages Guild members that were forced to compete in the Observer's game, I decided to side with Kinlady Estre. Now I just need to find a way to win the game.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


  • With the Fighters Guild Intimidating Presence perk, you can leave the game with Kinlady Estre and all three mages.
  • After completing this quest, the House of Darkness in The Hollow City will unlock. If you saved Kinlady Estre, she will be found there, as well as at The Shining Star. If you saved the mages, they will be found at the Library.

Quest Stages[edit]

A Bargain With Shadows
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Latest start I should find Kinlady Estre in the battlegrounds. Maybe she has a plan on how we can win the game.
Objective: Talk to High Kinlady Estre
To win this contest, I need to defeat the champions of the other two leaders. Lady Estre gave me her mask of shadows. I can use it to call forth allies in this battle.
Objective: Defeat Angof's Champion
Objective: Defeat Thallik's Champion
I defeated the other champions. Now the Observer wants to meet me at the cave entrance that leads to the watch portal.
Objective: Return to the Cave Entrance
As I reached the entrance to the Observer's watch, I spotted Relmus waiting for me. I should speak to him.
Objective: Talk to Relmus
The Observer wasn't at the entrance to the watch. I should enter the cave and use the portal so I can find him.
Objective: Enter the Observer's Watch
The Observer has changed the rules of the game and thrown another challenge in my way. I need to run the gauntlet in this cave to reach the portal and confront the Observer.
Objective: Survive the Observer's Challenge
I reached the Observer's watch. The Observer has challenged me to a final battle. The mages have arrived to help me. Now it's time to end this!
Objective: Defeat the Observer
The Observer is dead and this twisted game is finally over. However, he teleported the mages away before he died. I need to use the portal and try to find them.
Objective: Find the Mages
☑Finishes quest What? I killed the Observer, but there he is, standing right in front of me. I should speak to him and find out what else he has in store for me.
Objective: Talk to the Observer
I decided to save the Mages Guild members from the Observer's game. I should talk to Estre and send them to the Hollow City.
Objective: Talk to Estre
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