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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Defeat the shade of Prince Naemon.
Zone: Greenshade
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Aldmeri Dominion
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Hectahame — Defeat Prince Naemon and restore the Heart of Valenwood!
Quest Giver: Queen Ayrenn
Location(s): Hectahame, Hectahame Grotto, Valenheart
Previous Quest: Shades of Green
Next Quest: To Velyn Harbor
Reward: Defender of the Valenheart
1 Skill Point
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High Experience XP
ID: 4690
Indaenir saves Valenwood
The Shade of Prince Naemon has seized control of Hectahame where he is corrupting the Heart of the Valenwood. I must assist Queen Ayrenn and Indaenir in defeating him.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Enter the Shadow Wood with Indaenir.
  2. Find the keystones.
  3. Defeat the Shade of Naemon.
  4. Talk to Queen Ayrenn.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Place the keystones
The Heart of Valenwood, restored

The shade of Prince Naemon is using the Staff of Magnus to corrupt the Heart of Valenwood. Any soldiers the Dominion sends into Hectahame will turn feral. However, Indaenir believes you and he can enter Hectahame through the Shadow Wood, embracing the feral nature of Green.

Once across the bridge, activate the pedestals to enter the Heart of Valenwood. To do so, you must retrieve three keystones. They look like dark crystals. As soon as all three keystones are in place, you and Indaenir can enter.

You and Indaenir fight the Shade of Naemon and take the Staff of Magnus. However, the Heart of Valenwood is still corrupted. Indaenir decides to draw the corruption into himself, sacrificing himself for the Valenwood.

Cariel and Mane Akkhuz-ri arrive too late to stop Indaenir, but as he talks with you, Indaenir's body is surrounded by leaves and a green light. He is alive, and Cariel kneels before him, calling him the Silvenar. He accepts his new role, and you tell the Queen what happened in Hectahame.


  • Enemies are removed from the ruins completely after completing the quest and clearing the location.

Quest Stages[edit]

Striking at the Heart
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should speak to Indaenir. Queen Ayrenn said he was near the main gate to Hectahame.
Objective: Talk to Indaenir
Indaenir thinks we can can get past the blight and the Shade's guardians by willingly entering the Shadow Wood realm. I should wait for him to cast and then we'll find out.
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Cast
Indaenir has used his connection to the Green to pull us into the Shadow Wood. He's hoping we can bypass the Shade's defenses in this realm. I should talk to him before we go in.
Objective: Talk to Indaenir
We need to get to the Hectahame Grotto.
Objective: Enter the Hectahame Grotto
Now that we've entered the Grotto, we need to search for the Shade.
Objective: Search for the Shade in Hectahame
I should wait for Indaenir to investigate the entrance to Valenheart.
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Assess
It seems the Shade has somehow blocked our path. I should speak to Indaenir about what to do next.
Objective: Talk to Indaenir
I need to search the branches of Hectahame for three keystones to unseal the door into the Valenheart. Each time I recover a keystone, I need to place it in one of the pedestals before searching for the next.
Objective: Retrieve and Place the Keystones: 0/3
Hidden Objective: Enter the Arboretum
Objective: Recover the Arboretum Keystone
Objective Hint: Place the Arboretum Keystone
Hidden Objective: Enter the Ritual Chambers
Objective: Recover the Ritual Keystone
Objective Hint: Place the Ritual Keystone
Hidden Objective: Enter the Armory
Objective: Recover the Armory Keystone
Objective Hint: Place the Armory Keystone
Objective Hint: Talk to Indaenir to Return to Shadow Realm
Now that I've placed all the keystones, Indaenir should be able to unseal the door that leads to the Heart of Valenwood.
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Unseal the Door
I should follow Indaenir into the Valenheart to confront the Shade of Naemon.
Objective: Enter Valenheart
I need to kill the Shade of Naemon to get the Staff of Magnus.
Objective: Obtain the Staff of Magnus from the Shade
The Shade is defeated and I've recovered the Staff of Magnus. I should speak to Indaenir.
Objective: Talk to Indaenir
Indaenir is going to attempt to heal the Heart of Valenwood.
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Heal the Heart
Indaenir died attempting to heal the Valenheart. Mane Akkhuz-ri has arrived. I should speak to him.
Objective: Talk to Mane Akkhuz-ri
While speaking to Mane Akkhuz-ri, something started to happen around Indaenir's body. I should wait and see what happens.
Objective: Witness the Ritual
Indaenir was brought back from death. I should speak to him.
Objective: Talk to Indaenir
I need to speak to Queen Ayrenn and let her know what happened.
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn
Optional Step: Talk to Razum-dar
I should wait for Queen Ayrenn to finish speaking to Indaenir.
Objective: Allow Queen Ayrenn to Speak to Indaenir
Finishes quest☑ I need to speak with Queen Ayrenn.
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn
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  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
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