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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
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]

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 to relics to open the door. If you have the Persuasion Perk, you can convince him to give you a key to a hidden tunnel.

Both relics are in the northeast corner of the mine. Inside Iron Boxes is Fireheart's Medallion and Darkhammer's Amulet.

Next, head south and place the two amulets on the skeletons outside the door covered with ice. The ghosts of the skeletons 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."—Sinmur, Giant of Legend

Talk to Vigrod Wraithbane outside the mine.

"Our worst nightmare has come to life. Sinmur has returned. The ancient enemy of the Companions must be faced once more."—Vigrod Wraithbane

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 (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
☑Finishes quest 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