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Overview

Summary

  1. Defeat the Eldritch Ettin.
  2. Retrieve the spectral crystal.
  3. Return the spectral crystal to Saerin for a reward.

Obtained from

Saerin in Gadd's Encampment

Requirements

Finding the Bloodstone

Reward

Dialogue

"Ah, so you've returned for more punishment, <name>! Very good. Guess what? One of our scouts barely escaped with his life, but he brought back a tale of a fierce, ornery ettin, more fearsome than anything we've yet slain. It was, predictably, gathering spectral crystals. I'm not sure what has addicted these lumbering hulks to to the magic crystals, but there is no doubt in my mind it is tied to the Bloodstone. They must be ours. Deal this ettin a deadly blow and bring us what is ours. Are you prepared to risk life... and looks... for us this one last time?"
Accept: "I'll deal some damage."
Reject: "I'm noticing a pattern here. Count me out."
When asked about quest: "The ettin harvesting spectral crystals still breathes. Fix that, won't you?"

Reward Dialogue

"This is a greater find than I had dared dream, <name>. Your usefulness never fails to impress me. Bit by bit, the tides of war will turn against the White Mantle, sweeping them away so that a new time of peace may dawn on Kryta. Pray we will all be there to see it, friend.
Go on, pray!"

Walkthrough

The Eldritch Ettin is located on the third level of the Bloodstone Caves and is the final boss of that dungeon. Along with his own mob of Enchanted Shields and Enchanted Scythes, there are two additional mobs close by consisting of a First Inscribed Ettin, and more enchanted weapons. It is not necessary to defeat these other groups to complete the quest. Defeating him will drop the spectral crystal and reveal the Eldritch Chest.

It is fairly straightforward getting to him, however he is a very powerful warrior boss and can wreak havoc on an unprepared party. Having a bonder monk is helpful, as well as a tank to soak up most of his damage and hold aggro.

Flag the henchmen/heroes between the last Beacon of Droknar then lure the Eldrich Ettin through the three poison geysers; he will be half-dead as he gets to the flag and 3/4 dead before the poison effect stops.

Notes

  • This is the third of three linked quests inside the Bloodstone Caves, see also The Blade's Essence and The Arrow's Point. Once the dungeon is completed the first time, only this quest is offered / required to gain an entry in your Master Dungeon Guide.
  • It is useful to bring an anti-melee party member (such as a curses necro or a mesmer), as the Eldritch Ettin can deal a significant amount of melee damage.

Trivia

The name of the quest is a reference to the band The Crystal Method.

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