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Help distribute the treatment for a terrible disease.
Zone: Auridon
Objective: Phaer — Discover the secret of the plague-ridden town.
Quest Giver: Anganirne, Endaraste, Aninwe or Ceborn
Location(s): Phaer
Next Quest: The First Patient
Reward: Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard
ID: 385 (Old)
2708 (New)
A lone alchemist tries to fend off the plague
The town of Phaer is beset by a mysterious plague. The town alchemist, Hendil, has taken steps to treat the ill.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. (Optional) Talk to Anganirne, Endaraste, Aninwe or Ceborn.
  2. Speak to Hendil.
  3. Collect salloweed west of town.
  4. Hand out the prepared salve, then return to Amuur.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Learning of the Plague[edit]

Endaraste and Whinnie escaping the plague

To start the quest, you with can meet with one of four High Elves who can be found near the town of Phaer. They are the following:

At the western entrance, you may meet Anganirne:

"Careful. Not safe in this part of Auridon."
What's wrong?
"Plague. Coin's the only reason I'm here. My crew is under contract."
Who's in charge? Is anyone treating the sick?
"The town alchemist has been tending the sick. In a local woman's barn, of all places. If you're determined to enter town, I won't stop you.
Just mind yourself, hear?"
I will, thanks.

Outside the town's gate, you may meet Endaraste:

"Make way, please. Whinnie and I are eager to be gone."
What's wrong?
"Plague. Stay away if you value your life. A dozen people afflicted over the last week."
Who's in charge? Is anyone treating the sick?
"Hendil has been tending to the ill in Aninwe's barn. He's just the town alchemist! No formal healer training.
You want to risk your life? Be my guest. Whinnie and I are bound for Skywatch."
Good luck on the road.

In a field to the east, you may meet Ceborn:

"Hold up there, traveler. I'd head back the way you came if I were you."
What's wrong?
"Plague. Coin's the only reason I'm here. My crew is under contract."
Who's in charge? Is anyone treating the sick?
"The town alchemist has been tending the sick. In a local woman's barn, of all places. If you're determined to enter town, I won't stop you.
Just mind yourself, hear?"
I will, thanks.

Finally, in the north of the town, you'll meet Aninwe:

"Haven't seen you around here before. Probably want to make yourself scarce. Town's got a plague. Bad one."
Where did it come from?
"Nobody knows. Started popping up in some of the kids, then spread. Soldiers aren't worth much around here. Don't expect a lot of help."
Who's in charge? Is anyone treating the sick?
"Yes, Hendil took over my barn. No formal healer training, but he's the best we have.
If you're looking to help, Stars watch your steps."

Meeting with the Alchemist[edit]

As you approach the makeshift hospital on the west side of town, you will witness Hendil and his assistant Amuur responding to a crisis:

Hendil: "We're losing her, Amuur! Bring me that salve!"
Hendil: "Quickly!"
Amuur: "This is the last of the salve, sir. I hope it's enough."
Hendil: "We can get more later. Hurry!"
Hendil: "Yes, just like that. Apply the salve."
Curorne: "Please. Don't let me die."
Hendil: "She's alive. That's all that matters. Take her to quarantine."

Approach Hendil, and ask about what's going on:

Hendil back at work
"Here about the plague? It's really catching on."
"Sorry, sorry. This is about my fourth day without sleep. Are you feeling well? Can I help you?"
I'm fine. How long has this plague been going on?
"Uh, not long. My son was its first victim, bless his heart. I'm not really a healer, just the town alchemist.
But I couldn't just sit by and watch people suffer."
How do you treat something like this?
"Salloweed aloe. It seems to hold back the illness for a time. I apply it to my patients as soon as they show symptoms.
If their condition worsens, though, we put them in quarantine."
Is there anything I can do to help?
"Actually, we just ran out of salloweed. A big patch grows just outside of town. Will you gather some?
Amuur's already got the next batch of slave prepped. Just need the sap to get back to work."
Happy to help.
"Salloweed's pretty potent stuff. Gathering it should be safe enough. As long as you don't eat it, you'll be fine. I think."
You mentioned a quarantine? Where is that?
"Phaer used to be a mining town. The workings are still down there.
After folks started to get sick, we wanted to keep the worst away from the uninfected. So we put them in quarantine down below."
You just abandoned them to die?
"No, not at all. Amuur and I go down regularly to care for them. We set up a contract with the mercenaries to keep everyone safe.
This'll all turn out fine in the end."

Gathering Salloweed[edit]

The supply of salloweed is contested

Head to the area just south of Ondil, and collect the Salloweed. Be careful, though; the area is full of Plagued Peasants. Once you've collected all four samples, return to Hendil:

"Ah, you're back. Good. Sorry, just trying to stay on my feet."
I've got some salloweed for you.
"Wonderful. I'll have Amuur make up another batch of aloe straight away. I hope it wasn't any trouble for you?"
Some people were wandering the fields. They looked diseased and attacked me.
"Oh. They did? That's unfortunate. Very unfortunate."
Hendil? What's wrong?
"Hmm? I'm sorry. My mind is drifting. Very tired.
Some of the local farmworkers must have been touched by the plague. I'll send Amuur and some of the mercenaries to treat them. Thank you for telling me."
Is there anything else I can do to help?
"Yes, actually. If you could pass out the aloe to some of the villagers, I'll be able to send Amuur to treat those farmhands straight away.
New patients popping up every day."
Who should I talk to?
"Let's see, have my list here.
Nelulin, who should be out fixing the sheds about now. Eryeril, no doubt hiding in his home. And Aninwe. She owns this farm, probably just outside the barn here. Those are the next victims on the list."
I'll pass out the aloe, then.
Collect the Salloweed Aloe

Amuur will then begin making the next batch:

Amuur: "I'll make the new batch right away, sir."
Hendil: "Make this batch extra potent, Amuur."

Amuur heads over to the nearby alchemy table and mixes up a fresh batch of Aloe.

Amuur: "It's ready, sir. I put an extra dose in. Here you go."

Go collect the Salloweed Aloe from the alchemy table at the back of the shed, then head outside to administer it to the townsfolk.

Distributing the Salve[edit]

Provide treatment to the residents of Phaer

Of three residents that need to be treated, Aninwe is the nearest, just outside the barn:

"Hey there."
Hendil had you on his list. Said to give you some salve?
"I'm sick? Stars. I suppose it was only a matter of time. it is my barn, after all."
Here's the aloe.
"Thank you! Here I thought my biggest problem was keeping the farm. Now I'm worried about catching the plague.
The Stars move, I suppose."

Eryeril can be found in his house in town, and isn't too happy even before finding out he's sick:

"What are you doing in my home? Don't you know who I am?"
Hendil sent me. I have this salve—
"It's about time! My family helped to found this Stars-forsaken town. You'd think I'd be one of the first to get treated."
Right. Hope you feel—
"You've done what you came to do. Get out. And don't dawdle.
Bad enough I have to deal with these dirt farmers. Now I'm dealing with their diseases, too."

Finally, Nelulin can be found on the east side of town:

"Sorry, help you? I've got a lot of work to do around here."
Hendil sent me. I have some salve for you?
"Salve? What? Does that mean I've got the plague? Stars above. Mother won't be able to bear this."
I don't know. You were on his list.
"Hendil's done so much for this town, all I can do is trust him. Wish this wasn't happening to me, though."
You mentioned your mother?
"My mother, Velatosse. She's at her home nearby, waiting for word about my brother. He's down in the cave, waiting for Hendil to come up with a cure.
It'll be all right. Thank you."
Sorry to bear bad news.

Returning to Hendil[edit]

Once everyone has their salve, return to the barn and Hendil:

"Everything's going to be fine. We're just very worried about the poor victims in the mine.
Does everyone have their salve?
I spoke to all three of them. Are they ill?
"In some cases I'm taking a preventative stance Hopefully that will stop the spread of the disease.
The gods thank you. As do I."

Once you have received your payment, Velatosse will whisper to you, "Psst! Over here!" she will have some interesting things to say.

Quest Stages[edit]

Plague of Phaer
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Hendil is using a barn near the edge of town as a hospice. If I'm going to help him out, I'll need to find him there.
Objective: Talk to Hendil
Objective Hint: Watch Hendil and Amuur Work
The alchemist Hendil uses salloweed sap to create a treatment, a salve. He's asked me to gather new supplies, as both he and his assistant are needed in the barn.
Objective: Collect Salloweed: 0/4
I gathered the salloweed for Hendil. I need to take it back to him at the makeshift hospital.
Objective: Return to Hendil
I need to grab the salve from the workbench in Hendil's hospice.
Objective: Collect Salloweed Aloe
Objective Hint: Wait for Amuur to Prepare Aloe
Hendil and Amuur are still very busy. The alchemist has asked me to deliver salve to three villagers of Phaer.
Objective: Give Aloe to Nelulin
Objective: Give Aloe to Eryeril
Objective: Give Aloe to Aninwe
☑Finishes quest I delivered the salve to the villagers of Phaer. I should report back to Hendil now.
Objective: Talk to Hendil