- "This may come to nothing, but... I aim to join the vanguard, but I must first better learn my way around Gransys. I would have you as my guide. You can do this, no? Don't misunderstand, I'll recompense you for your time. This is a military excercise, nothing more."
- For directions and advice, see Escort Quest - Shadow Fort.
The quest becomes available once arrived in Gran Soren, after accepting the quest Lure of the Abyss. it is advertised at the Union Inn noticeboard, provided that Mercedes has sufficient affinity with the Arisen.
The quest becomes unavailable shortly after beginning the quest Come to Court.
Escort Mercedes to the Shadow Fort to compete the quest.