You and the Scions will join Marshall Tarupin on the reconaissance mission to Castellum Velodyna.
This quest is available if you have completed the quest Crossing the Velodyna.
Starting the Quest
Talk to Pipin in Castrum Oriens in the Fringes to begin the quest.
Speak with Pipin
Go southeast to exit Castrum Oriens, then go south along the dirt path. Cross the bridge and continue along the dirt path, then go east when possible to where the orange arrow is pointing in the minimap.There will be a glow around Pipin, indicating an instanced battle. Check on him and there will be several cutscenes in sequence, and then the battle will ensue. These cutscenes are important, so it is recommended to watch them either now or via the Unending Journey in an inn room.
Solo Duty: In Crimson It Began
At the start of the battle, wait for your allies to start moving, and follow them. Soon, enemies will attack. Some of the enemies will attack Stragglers, so kill those enemies first. The recommended order is:
- 12th Legion Secutor
- Two 12th Legion Signifers
- Two 12th Legion Laqueari
Afterward, wait for your allies to move, then follow them. You reach another group of enemies. As before, some attack Stragglers, so kill them first. The recommended order is:
- Two 12th Legion Reapers
- Any remaining enemies
Afterward, wait for your allies to move, then follow them. In the next group of enemies, kill the ones that attack Stragglers first. The recommended order is:
- Ferae Domitae Blade-wolf and Spear-wolf (attack both as soon as possible to stop them from attacking the Stragglers)
- Any remaining enemies
Afterward, wait for your allies to move, then follow them. In the next group of enemies, stay near Krile while focusing all of your attacks on Fordola.
Afterward, there will be a cutscene. This one is important, so it is recommended to watch it either now or via the Unending Journey in an inn room.
During the battle with Zenos, you will sometimes be knocked back and afflicted with a Down for the Count status, where you will be unable to do anything. Just wait for it to wear off, and continue with the battle afterward.
Throughout the battle, attack Zenos while you do your best to avoid all attack markers and survive.
Sometimes swords will appear in the area. The Swell will appear in the center and create a donut around itself, and four The Storm appear, each with a circle attack marker centered on it. It is usually best to kill The Swell first, if it is present. Don't worry about killing all four of The Storm, but it can be helpful to kill one. Zenos sometimes jumps to a random location and casts Lightless Spark, a large cone attack, reducing your options for running to safety, so be sure to quickly kill The Swell and one of The Storm if you can.
After the battle with Zenos, there will be a cutscene. This one is important, so it is recommended to watch it either now or via the Unending Journey in an inn room.
Speak with Raubahn
Talk to Raubahn to complete the quest.
Next Main Scenario Quest
After you complete the quest, talk to Raubahn to accept the next quest: The Fires Fade.