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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Discover an ancient enemy buried in Shor's Stone Mine.
Zone: The Rift
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Ebonheart Pact
Objective: Shor's Stone — Discover the Reachmen's plan.
Quest Giver: Foreman Gandis, Ree-Zish
Location(s): Shor's Stone, Shor's Stone Mine
Prerequisite Quest: Beneath the Stone
Next Quest: Storming the Hall
Reward: Companion's Chausses
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: 2803 XP
Find the relics
I've breached the barrier to the mine beneath Shor's Stone. The Reachmen have assaulted the foreman and his crew. I need to find the foreman, Gandis, and figure out what the Reachmen are doing here.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Find the two relics.
  2. Open the door to the tomb with the relics.
  3. Read Sinmur, Giant of Legend at the altar.
  4. Talk to Vigrod Wraithbane outside the mine.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Enter the Companions' Tomb

Foreman Gandis in Shor's Stone Mine asks you to find and free his men (the quest to free his men, Move out Miners, starts when you talk to the men). He also says the Reachmen leaders are in the ancient Companion tomb, which you need two relics to open the door. If you have the Persuasion perk, you can convince him to give you the Secret Door Key, which will allow you to traverse the mine faster using hidden tunnels beneath trap doors.

Both relics are found in Iron Boxes. Fireheart's Medallion is found in the northern chamber with Mael Rotvine, and Darkhammer's Amulet is found in the northeastern chamber with Ambre Gnarltree.

Next, head south and place the two amulets on the skeletons outside the door covered with ice. The ghosts of Jalarma Fireheart and Bron Darkhammer appear and allow you to enter the Companion's tomb.

Continue through the tomb to a large room with an altar. You see three figures on fire in front of a ghostly giant. They disappear as you get closer to the tombstone on the altar.

Read the tombstone for Sinmur, Giant of Legend.

"<The bones of Sinmur the Terrible are entombed here forever. The heroes Fireheart and Darkhammer sacrificed all to end Sinmur's reign of savagery. The Companions will forever remember their names.>"

Talk to Vigrod Wraithbane outside the mine. Sinmur has attacked Shor's Stone, and the Companions need to face their ancient enemy once more.

Quest Stages[edit]

Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I found Gandis. He told me the Reach broke into an ancient Companion tomb deep beneath the mine. A pair of relics gave them access to the tomb. I must find those relics!
Objective: Find relics: 0/2
I've retrieved the pair of relics the Reach used to access the tomb. I need to place them to open the door.
Objective: Place Fireheart's Medallion
Objective: Place Darkhammer's Amulet
I've made it into the Companion tomb! I need to find the shamans Gandis told me about.
Objective: Explore the Tomb
I saw the Reach shamans perform a dark ritual. I should examine the altar they used.
Objective: Examine the Altar
The Reachmen have apparently raised the spirit of an ancient giant named Sinmur. I need to get out of the mine as soon as possible and warn the Pact.
Objective: Find Vigrod outside the Mine
Finishes quest☑ I need to report in to Vigrod. He must be told about the Reachmen's dark ritual.
Objective: Warn Vigrod
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