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Overview

DownOnTheBayouMap

Map of locations visited

Summary

  1. Meet Vidaj in Lahtenda Bog.
  2. Lead Vidaj to the relics in Lahtenda Bog. You have 5...0 areas left to explore.
  3. Lead Vidaj out from the bayou.
  4. See Guard Kovu for your reward.

Obtained from

Guard Kovu in Blacktide Den

Requirements

Nightfall Character

Reward

Dialogue

"Are you heading out to Lahtenda Bog? If so, there's a Vabbian historian named Vidaj who wants to investigate the ruins in the area. I told him not to go alone because the corsairs have been lurking around again and some of the creatures out there would love to munch on some bookworm who doesn't even know which way to point a spear. Vidaj said he'd pay for the escort, but none of my men have time right now. If you're interested, he said he'd be doing some research outside the gates."
Accept: "I can hold his hand for some quick credits."
Reject: "What am I? A tour guide?"

Intermediate Dialogue 1 (Vidaj)

"Are you my guide? Excellent! After the guard told me about the dangers in Lahtenda Bog, I almost gave up hope on my research. Most areas have been scoured for years, but there's one section I am particularly interested in searching. It's only mentioned a few times, but seems to have a plethora of relics. I'll show you the general area, but if you would lead the way and take care of any of those nasty beasts and pirates the guard mentioned, I'll make sure it's worth your time."

Intermediate Dialogue 2 (At the first area, #2 on the map)

Vidaj: "This area links to all the other areas. I wonder if the builders camped here. It seems to be a good location to protect people from the weather and the exits can be blocked for safety. It looks like a natural formation. Perhaps this is what drew the ancients to this spot in the first place."

Intermediate Dialogue 3 (At the second area, #3 on the map)

Vidaj: "Hmm... these skulls seem to be scattered all over. I wonder why they placed them in this spot? There are exactly three skulls. That may be significant. I will have to ask my colleagues if they have seen a placement pattern like this before."

Intermediate Dialogue 4 (At the third area, #4 on the map)

Vidaj: "Well this is interesting. These huts seem to be recent, like someone is still living here. I hope they don't come back. Or if they do, I hope they're friendly. And if they aren't, I really hope you're as strong as you look!"

Intermediate Dialogue 5 (At the fourth area, #5 on the map)

Vidaj: "What is that? I've never seen anything like it before. Amazing! I simply must make a sketch. I wonder what that symbol in the center means? I will have to present this finding to everyone to see if anyone has ever seen it before."

Intermediate Dialogue 6 (At the fifth area, #6 on the map)

Vidaj: "Oh my. This is fantastic. Look at these pillars. It's like whoever build these, never completed construction. If the weathering of the stone is any indication, this could be an artifact from the time of the Scarab Plague. I wonder if all these areas were built at the same time...."

Intermediate Dialogue 7

Vidaj: "Well this has been a most interesting adventure. I believe I have enough information here to keep me busy for a long time. Thank you so much for escorting me. I never would have made it on my own. Now we need to get out of here. So let's head back, shall we?"

Reward Dialogue

"Vidaj must have gotten more than he expected out there. I barely saw him as he ran through. He did ask me to give this to you for protecting him while he did his research thing. He was rambling quite a bit and I wasn't paying close attention, but he did seem really excited to get back to Vabbi. I wonder what got him so riled up? Oh well, I've never understood people who get excited over a pile of rocks anyway."

Walkthrough

Vidaj will join your party as an ally. This means he will engage enemies and take damage. Since he is only level 10 and the monsters in the area are level 15, he will likely die unless healed feverishly. A safer approach would be to leave him at the door and then clear out the circular area in the eastern side of the bog. This is where all 5 points will be.

After clearing that area of monsters, go back and speak to Vidaj and then simply move from point to point. After you reach the third point (#4 on the map), a small contingent of low-level corsairs will attack. There will be no more surprises after that and you just need to escort him to the portal to get your reward (be careful not to zone in before the Vidaj comes close enough to the portal and the quest log updates).

Notes

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