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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Launch an attack on the citadel of Ardent Hope and take on Valkynaz Nokvroz.
Zone: The Deadlands
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Location(s): Ardent Hope, Fargrave
Reward: Incarnate Illusion Gem memento
(?) Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High Experience XP
ID: 6700
We defeated Sister Celdina, but Valkynaz Nokvroz captured the Anchorite. He wants to use her blood as fuel for his own cataclyst device. Lyranth thinks Nokvroz is holding her in his fortress, Ardent Hope. We need to rescue her.

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Against All Hope
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Lyranth believes we can use the Waking Flame portal key to open a way into Ardent Hope. I need to talk to Madam Whim to see if she will help us re-attune the key to this location.
Objective: Talk to Madam Whim
Madam Whim agreed to attune the Waking Flame portal key. I need to meet her at an old portal dais in the Deadlands, in the Burn and south of Ardent Hope.
Objective: Go to the Old Portal Dais
Madam Whim needs me to reawaken the old portal dais while she works on re-attuning the key. I need to turn the Daedric stones so they match the nearby runes.
Objective: Reactivate the Portal
The portal dais has been activated. I should talk to Madam Whim and retrieve the portal key.
Objective: Talk to Madam Whim
I need to talk to Arox and collect him before we use the portal to enter Ardent Hope.
Objective: Talk to Arox
Optional Step: Talk to Your Allies
With the dais activated and the portal key in hand, we can now use this portal to reach the interior of Ardent Hope, Valkynaz Nokvroz's fortress.
Objective: Enter the Portal
We teleported inside the walls of Ardent Hope. While Rynkyus and the Bladebearers distract the defenders with a frontal attack, we need to find a way into the inner keep.
Objective: Reach the Inner Keep
Valkynaz Nokvroz holds the Anchorite prisoner somewhere in this fortress. Now that we reached the inner keep, I should search for signs of her.
Objective: Search for the Anchorite
We found Valkynaz Nokvroz's blood adepts with the Anchorite, her hands bound behind her. I should listen in to see what I can learn of their plans for her.
Objective: Eavesdrop on the Blood Adepts
The blood adepts are taking the Anchorite to the volcano where Valkynaz Nokvroz is waiting. I need to reach her before it's too late.
Objective: Pursue the Anchorite
Rynkyus and his Bladebearers are in trouble. I should talk to Lyranth and see if she has any ideas on how we can help them.
Objective: Talk to Lyranth
Arox the Mutilator demands that I break the twisted rod and restore his original form. He'd rather have his vengeance now and lose the chance to permanently break the curse than forfeit the ability to strike back at Valkynaz Nokvroz.
Objective: Break the Twisted Rod
Arox saved the Bladebearers, and the battle is on again. He said that if I can get to the Path of Cinders, he'll help me reach the Anchorite inside the volcano.
Objective: Reach the Path of Cinders
I need to follow the path up the volcano and find a way inside.
Objective: Ascend the Path of Cinders
Nokvroz's mages defend the volcanic path with gates of fire. I can't reach the Dremora, but I can call on Arox to deal with them.
Objective: Breach the First Gate
Another fiery gate blocks my path up the volcano. I should summon Arox to strike down the Dremora mages who hold the gate against me.
Objective: Breach the Second Gate
One more gate stands between me and the top of the volcanic path. More of Nokvroz's mages defend the gate. I should call on Arox to clear my way.
Objective: Breach the Third Gate
Arox shattered the final barrier. Now to make my way to the heart of the volcano to find Valkynaz Nokvroz and the Anchorite.
Objective: Save the Anchorite
Valkynaz Nokvroz used his Perfected Cataclyst on himself! I need to defeat this new type of Incarnate before I can destroy the Perfected Cataclyst.
Objective: Destroy Valkynaz Nokvroz
With the Anchorite's help I defeated Valkynaz Nokvroz, but the last cataclyst device remains. I need to help the Anchorite shut it down for good.
Objective: Destroy the Perfected Cataclyst
Mehrunes Dagon appeared! I need to escape Ardent Hope and return to Fargrave. Luckily, Lyranth arrived to open a portal. I should use it.
Objective: Return to Fargrave
Lyranth's portal returned us to Fargrave. I should make my way to the House of Whims and rendezvous with my companions.
Objective: Return to the House of Whims
We defeated Valkynaz Nokvroz, rescued the Anchorite, and ended the threat of the cataclysts and the Incarnates. I should speak with Lyranth and let her know what happened in the volcano.
Objective: Talk to Lyranth
☑Finishes quest We defeated Valkynaz Nokvroz, rescued the Anchorite, and ended the threat of the cataclysts and the Incarnates. I should speak with Lyranth and see if anything else remains to do.
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