|A Diverting Excursion|
Fulgurous Lord Tome x 5
You've one chance to boost a companion's affinity by escorting them safely to their destination. Earn a base reward of 5.000 gold and 3,000 experience.
Escort Request: Madeleine
Region: Bloodwater Beach
"So, something's come up -- minor matter, almost nothing, don't worry about it -- but it means I need to take a little trip. You'll come along, won't you? We had so much fun last time, after all. And don't worry -- while getting to spend time with me is its own reward, I'm willing to throw in something extra to make it worth your while."
This quest is obtained by accepting it from the Union Inn Notice Board. The quest's objective is to escort Madeleine to Bloodwater Beach. The trip to Bloodwater Beach is a long and dangerous one. This walkthrough will plot the quickest route to Bloodwater Beach while avoiding all dangerous foes on the way there. It is assumed the player has cleared the Ancient Quarry prior to starting this quest. It may be beneficial to bring a large quantity of Empty Flasks if you plan to take the route in this walkthrough.
Note: as with all escort quest creating enough distance between you and the escort will always spawn the escorted person next to you similar to how pawns are spawned next to you if you leave them behind.
To Bloodwater BeachEdit
Exit Gran Soren through the southern gate and make your way to the Ancient Quarry by use of the roads leading west from Gran Soren. It is possible you meet a Griffin here, but you can always choose to ignore it. After making your way through the Quarry take the southern path which leads to the Rest Camp. You will have to fight some Saurians here. You may rest here now if you want to make sure it remains daytime for the trip back.
Make your way south past the two guardsmen ignoring the Cyclops on the left and the Drake on the right. The path leads south and then bends east to come to a fork. Before this bend head west exactly. This is not a path, for reference keep the mountain on your right hand. Walk this way until you reach the Healing Spring. You will have to fight some Goblins here. If you brought some Empty Flasks you can fill them here with spring water.
From the spring head exactly south. You will come upon a hil which you have to move around. Make your way southeast around the hill. You will have to fight a band of Goblins here as well. After the hill go south again. You'll now be heading towards the Tomb of the Unknown Traveler. Most likely one of your pawns will state that you're nearly there, but we're not quite there yet.
Do not go all the way towards the Tomb of the Unknown Traveler, but turn west before the standing stones and up the hill. In the distance you will see some Goblins operating a Balista. Take care of them, but make sure none of your pawns operates the balista itself to fire on the Cyclopses. in the Canyon below.
Now make your way down into the Canyon by the name of Conqueror's Sanctuary. Here you'll find two Cyclopses and a band of Goblins, but we'll ignore them for now. Instead keep going south west hugging the mountain to your left as close as possible. Best to do this running. Keep going south until you reach Bloodwater Beach and the end of this quest.
Notes after completionEdit
After completing the quest, Madeleine will disappear and head back to Gran Soren. (on her own). There are a few noteworthy items and areas to explore right around Bloodwater Beach. On the beach in the sack near the rocks you can find some Argence or Balmy Perfume. Loot the other chests and then head back up the path from where you came. Past the camp and up the path you'll notice a ledge to the right coming down. If you're a Dagger or Staff wielder you can jump up from here. If not you'll have to make the bend around where you found the Balista and make your way down from there.
In the Armor/weapons pile you find here is a Mummer's Wear. From here walk up the ledge and jump to the next ledge. Once there you will see another ledge on the other side of the path with a weapons/armor pile containing a Magick Buckler and the ever elusive Noonflower which may only be found here.
- On the way to Bloodwater Beach a Golem can be encountered at The Tomb of the Unknown Traveler.
- It is highly advisable to invest on some portcrystals from The Black Cat in NG+ and plant one at the beachside. Bloodwater beach is one of the most common locations for escort quests along with the Shadowfort. Though not a necessity, it rids your travel time and completely negates the possibility of the escorted to die.