Online:Striking at the Heart

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Defeat the shade of Prince Naemon.
Zone: Greenshade
Faction: Aldmeri Dominion
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Hectahame — Defeat Prince Naemon and restore the Heart of Valenwood!
Quest Giver: Queen Ayrenn
Location(s): Hectahame, Hectahame Grotto, Valenheart
Previous Quest: Shades of Green
Next Quest: To Velyn Harbor
Reward: Defender of the Valenheart
1 Skill Point
454 Gold, Silver(?) Gold, Gold(?) Gold
Indaenir saves Valenwood


The Shade of Prince Naemon has seized control of Hectahame where he is corrupting the Heart of the Valenwood. I must assist Queen Ayrenn and Indaenir in defeating him.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Enter the Shadow Wood with Indaenir.
  2. Find the keystones.
  3. Defeat the Shade of Naemon.
  4. Talk to Queen Ayrenn.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The Heart of Valenwood, restored

The shade of Prince Naemon is using the Staff of Magnus to corrupt the Heart of Valenwood. Any soldiers the Dominion sends into Hectahame will turn feral. However, Indaenir believes you and he can enter Hectahame through the Shadow Wood, embracing the feral nature of Green.

Once across the bridge, activate the pedestals to enter the Heart of Valenwood. To do so, you must retrieve three keystones. They look like dark crystals. As soon as all three keystones are in place, you and Indaenir can enter.

You and Indaenir fight the Shade of Naemon and take the Staff of Magnus. However, the Heart of Valenwood is still corrupted. Indaenir decides to draw the corruption into himself, sacrificing himself for the Valenwood.

Cariel and Mane Akkhuz-ri arrive too late to stop Indaenir, but as he talks with you, Indaenir's body is surrounded by leaves and a green light. He is alive, and Cariel kneels before him, calling him the Silvenar. He accepts his new role, and you tell the Queen what happened in Hectahame.

Quest Stages[edit]

Striking at the Heart
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Indaenir
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Cast
Objective: Enter the Hectahame Grotto
Objective: Search for the Shade in Hectahame
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Assess
Hidden Objective: Enter the Arboretum
Objective: Recover the Arboretum Keystone
Objective: Place the Arboretum Keystone
Objective: Retrieve and Place the Keystones
Objective: Talk to Indaenir to Return to Shadow Realm
Hidden Objective: Enter the Ritual Chambers
Objective: Recover the Ritual Keystone
Objective: Place the Ritual Keystone
Hidden Objective: Enter the Armory
Objective: Recover the Armory Keystone
Objective: Place the Armory Keystone
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Unseal the Door
Objective: Enter Valenheart
Objective: Obtain the Staff of Magnus from the Shade
Objective: Wait for Indaenir to Heal the Heart
Objective: Talk to Mane Akkhuz-ri
Objective: Witness the Ritual
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn
Objective: Allow Queen Ayrenn to Speak to Indaenir


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