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Nameless Terror is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.


"Beg pardon, Arisen. I'm sure this is a small matter, but I would yet have you hear it. I was at my post before the castle not long ago, when a strange man came around asking after your whereabouts. Even more curious, when I told him I knew not, he swore me tell no one of our encounter. Have you some enemy, Arisen? His eyes were..mad. I shall never forget them... I beg you, be wary." -Ser Rickart

The air is thick with a sense of foreboding. Does aught lurk ahead in the shadows? Are you being watched?

  • Survive the ambush.


This quest becomes available just before meeting with the Duke in Come to Court. Speak with Ser Rickart just outside Gran Soren's south gate in order to obtain the quest.

  • The Arisen becomes a marked target for assassination via ambush.
  • When leaving the southern gate of Gran Soren, talk to Ser Rickart, and he hands over an Unsigned Letter as well as a foreboding warning. This initiates the quest to hunt down and kill the assassins.
    • The unsigned letter description: "Let the Arisen's only peace be death."
  • Map markers will appear when the party is in the vicinity of the ambush zone, even if passed by during the day time. The Nameless Men, however, will not appear unless it is night time.


There are five groups of assassins to seek out and kill on the roads between 8 PM and 4 AM.

Sleep at an inn until night and travel to the areas marked on the maps below.
Nameless Terror (quest walkthrough)09:03

Nameless Terror (quest walkthrough)

Although this quest can be completed over several nights, this walkthrough was completed in a single night. Speed is essential, so focus on slaying the Nameless Men and ignore the other enemies. Memorize the ambush locations on the map before starting the quest. Listen for the "dramatic" music to indicate when the Nameless Men will appear. When they've all been slain at that location, the "dramatic" music will end and the party can continue to the next location. Sleep at the Gran Soren inn until night, then exit from the north gate. Run north across the bridge to confront the first ambush. Run back across the bridge southwest to the Ancient Quarry's north entrance for the second ambush. Run south towards Cassardis, through the Moonsbit Pass and slay the single enemy wizard (third ambush) near the big tree and harpies. Pass through the Mountain Waycastle and head southeast for the fourth ambush. Then run past The Encampment to the Cassardis Portcrystal to confront the leader, Zero (fifth ambush). Slay him and the quest is complete.

Do not confuse the assassins with the Salvation cultists lurking outside Gran Soren's northern gate. The "Nameless Men" will (ironically) introduce themselves to help identify them as the assassins.

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Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Nameless Terror quest

Quest Nameless Terror Loc1

Phantom, Ghost, Soul and SpiritsEdit

  • On the road just past the bridge northwest of Gran Soren right before the path forks east and west. Be wary of a massive skeleton attack at the same time.
Quest Nameless Terror Loc2

Raven, Hawk and CondorEdit

Quest Nameless Terror Loc3


  • On the stretch of road which is between the half-way gate-point to Gran Soren and the Mountain Waycastle, near the Mountain Cottage and the Harpy Hills. The ambush is a bit tricky to find as there are multiple spawn locations. One ambush location is near the Mountain Cottage, or at the cage with Harpies around it, or at the big tree at the other end of the trail, or close to Gran Soren before reaching the gate and Goblins. If Darkness does not appear at all along this route, the Arisen may proceed directly to face Rouge and Noir before finally facing Zero, their leader. It is possible to complete this quest without ever slaying Darkness.
Quest Nameless Terror Loc4

Rouge and NoirEdit

  • Follow the road from the Encampment to the Mountain Waycastle, they will be at a loop in the road just north of the Abandoned Storehouse.
Quest Nameless Terror Loc5


  • Zero should only appear if all the other Nameless Men are killed, although many players encounter Zero outside Cassardis without ever facing Darkness along the mountain Moonsbit Pass. Just outside Cassardis' main gate, the leader Zero will spawn. Once he is dead, the quest is over. There is a known glitch that if you kill the leader before his introduction speech is over, the quest will not complete immediately. Enter Cassardis and then exit back out in to Gransys, and the quest will complete as normal.


  • The quest reward Tightly Folded Letter is used for the DLC quest; Lost Faith.
    • Please note that the DLC quest; Lost Faith is not to be confused with the non-DLC quest; Lost Faith.
  • The quest reward's letter's content reads: "All children of the true god know the Arisen is the end of hope, not its source. See this evil expunged."
  • "Blade of The Throat" is the theme that plays during each ambush.

Bugs Edit

The video details how Zero can be killed repeatedly. His speech, 'I am the void...' must be allowed to be spoken. If Zero is slain before his speech, the quest cannot be completed.

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Nameless Terror Glitch

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