Iron and Flame

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Iron and Flame [WM2]
Quest iron and flame.jpg
Details
Type
Side quest
Quest giver
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
Normal
XP level
26
Outcomes & Rewards
Finish the quest
Technical
Quest ID
px2_00_qst_abydon_shrine

Iron and Flame is a side quest in The White March - Part II.

Synopsis[edit]

Masca, an acolyte at the Temple of Abydon in Stalwart Village, wants the Watcher to complete a ritual that will bless her forge hammer and boost her abilities as a smith. Her current skill level is quite poor, and she's afraid she'll be kicked out of the temple if she doesn't show improvement soon. She asked for help with the ritual since she's unable to leave Stalwart.

Walkthrough[edit]

Once you start the main quest line of The White March - Part II, the Temple of Ondra in Stalwart Village is converted into a Temple of Abydon.

Inside, you'll find Masca among the acolytes. Talk to her, and she tells you about her poor performance as a smith (which is important for an acolyte of Abydon), and asks you to help her with a ritual that will allow her to supernaturally boost her skill. If you agree, she gives you her forge hammer and asks you to have it blessed at two holy shrines, as a prerequisite for the ritual.

The two shrines in question are both located back in the Dyrwood:

Shrine of Abydon Shrine of Magran
in the back of the Crucible Keep (in the First Fires district of Defiance Bay) just above the cross-roads in Magran's Fork
Iron and flame crucible keep.jpg
Iron and flame shrine of magran.jpg

In both locations, simply click the shrine and choose the option to lay down the hammer to have it blessed.
At Magran's shrine, this can cause some blights or drakes to appear, so you'll have to kill them.

When you're done, return to Masca in Stalwart. Hand her the blessed hammer. Now your remaining dialog choices determine whether or not Masca is kicked out of the temple for using dishonest means to become a better smith, and how your reputation improves:

Option Outcome for Masca Reputation for you
Tell her not to perform the ritual ("Wait...") "You obviously love being part if this temple..." [Benevolent] Allowed to stay Stalwart: Minor Positive × 2
"...will you be able to live with the knowledge..." [Passionate]
"...I suggest you do as I say" [Aggressive]
Watch as she performs the ritual "All errors can be reforged into lessons..." (requires Lore 2 or the Daily Affirmations of Focus and Efficiency) Allowed to stay Stalwart: Minor Positive
"You must agree that Masca's..." (requires Diplomatic 2)
"Masca admires you...." (requires Benevolent 2)
"Masca's a worthless smith" [Cruel] Kicked out of the temple None
Remain silent [Stoic]
"Leave me out of this"
"I have nothing left to say"

(The dialog options not listed in this table only loop the conversation.)

In all cases, Masca rewards you with The Unlabored Blade (a soulbound dagger), at the end.

Journal[edit]

quests\px2_00_stalwart_village\px2_00_qst_abydon_shrine
ID Objectives
0 Iron and Flame
10000 Masca, an acolyte at the Temple of Abydon in Stalwart Village, wants me to complete a ritual that will bless her forge hammer and boost her abilities as a smith. Her current skill level is quite poor, and she's afraid she'll be kicked out of the temple if she doesn't show improvement soon. She asked for my help with the ritual since she's unable to leave Stalwart.
1 Bless the hammer at the shrine of Abydon in Crucible Keep in First Fires.
10001 Travel to Crucible Keep in First Fires and bless the hammer at the shrine of Abydon in the keep.
20000 The shrine of Abydon can be found at the rear of the keep.
2 Bless the hammer at the shrine of Magran at Magran's Fork.
10002 Travel to Magran's Fork and locate the shrine of Magran at the crossroads. Complete the second part of the ritual by blessing Masca's forge hammer at the shrine.
3 Return to Masca at the Temple of Abydon in Stalwart Village.
10003 I've completed the ritual for Masca and her forge hammer is now enchanted. I need to return it to her at the temple of Abydon in Stalwart.
End states
Yes End State 1
30000 Masca has learned her lesson, and Engrim is allowing her to stay at the Temple of Abydon. She'll advance her smithing skills by honest means from now on.
Yes End State 2
30001 For attempting to fake an improvement in her smithing skills through magical means, Engrim has banished Masca from the Temple of Abydon.
Yes End State 3
30002 I convinced Masca not to use the enchanted forge hammer to enhance her smithing abilities. She'll work to advance her smithing skills by honest means from now on.