Iron and Flame
|Iron and Flame [WM2]|
|Outcomes & Rewards|
Finish the quest
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
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 sledge-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|
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.)