Online:Evening the Odds

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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Help the Pact troops get inside Fort Virak's courtyard.
Zone: Stonefalls
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Ebonheart Pact
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Fort Virak — Repel Covenant forces from Fort Virak.
Quest Giver: Walks-in-Ash in Fort Virak Ruin
Location(s): Fort Virak
Prerequisite Quest: Breaking Fort Virak
Next Quest: The General's Demise
Reward: Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience
Burn Serien's Journals
I've infiltrated the ruins beneath Fort Virak. Walks-in-Ash asked me to help secure our foothold within the fort's main courtyard.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Raise the bars on the north and south gates.
  2. Talk to Gugnar inside Fort Virak Tower.
  3. Speak to Tanval Indoril.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Leave the ruins and enter into the Fort itself. Once you are inside the fort, you can raise the gates to allow reinforcements to join you. To do so you will need to raise the bars on the north and south gates. The fort is filled with Covenant soldiers, some of whom will be battling the soldiers that entered with you.

Once you raise the bars you will need to enter Fort Virak Tower in search of General Serien. You will instead find a wounded Nord named Gugnar. Talking to him reveals that Serien is gone, and he was experimenting on the Pact soldiers to create zombies. Gugnar asks you to stop Serien's necromantic ritual.

If you choose to destroy the undead and the research, you will need a candle. There is one on the bookshelf behind Gugnar. Burn Serien's journals to destroy the research and free the soldiers.

After you leave the tower, speak to Tanval Indoril, who is southwest of the tower. Tell him Serien is in the keep and about his necromancy. Tanval will give you your reward and the next quest.

Quest Stages[edit]

Evening the Odds
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I need to leave the ruins and enter the fort. The exit from the ruins is down the hall, around the corner, and up the stairs from where I spoke to Walks-in-Ash.
Objective: Enter Fort Virak from the Ruins
I need to remove the bars keeping the gates closed. That should allow Tanval and Holgunn to lead the Dark Elves and Nords into the fort.
Objective: Unbar the North Gate
Objective: Unbar the South Gate
Our troops are pouring into the courtyard. I need to find where General Serien is hiding. Walks-in-Ash thinks he might be in the keep.
Objective: Find General Serien
General Serien is planning some sort of necromantic ritual in the fort's keep. I should warn Garyn Indoril.
Objective: Find Tanval Indoril
Optional Step: Collect a Candle
Objective Hint: Gugnar would rather be destroyed than reanimated. He's asked me to light the room on fire. A nearby candle should serve that purpose
Optional Step: Burn Serien's Journals
Objective Hint: I can use the candle to ignite the books in the tower. That should put Gugnar and his friends out of their misery.
Finishes quest☑ I should report to Tanval Indoril.
Objective: Talk to Tanval Indoril
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