|Section||Depths of Tyria Quests|
|Campaign||Eye of the North|
|Given by|| Saerin |
in Gadd's Encampment
(Depths of Tyria)
|Preceded by||Finding the Bloodstone|
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Saerin wants you to collect a spectral crystal's essence from the Eldritch Ettin.
 Quest information
- Defeat the Eldritch Ettin.
- Retrieve the Spectral Crystal.
- Return the spectral crystal to Saerin for a reward.
Go east through southern Sparkfly Swamp and enter the Bloodstone Caves by walking through the portal; do not use the Inscription Stone, and fight your way to the third level. After a few Poison traps and Ettins, you will find the Eldritch Ettin accompanied by two First Inscribed bosses, all with a group of Enchanted near them. These foes cannot always be pulled easily because they do not stray beyond the gate to the final chamber. When you're done, don't forget to pick up the crystal (and open the reward chest).
The second dungeon key is claimed after killing the Crystal Ettin. When approaching, he will be surrounded by many Skeleton Wizards and Skeleton Archers that are initially allies to your party. As soon as you attack the Ettin, the enemies nearest to the boss will begin to attack your party. An easy way to dispense with this boss is to have someone pull him away from the Skeletons and focus your attack on him.
 Initial dialogue
- "Ah, so you've returned for more punishment, <Character name>! Very good. Guess what? One of our scouts barely escaped with his life, but he brought back a tale of a fierce, ornery ettin, more fearsome than anything we've yet slain. It was, predictably, gathering spectral crystals. I'm not sure what has addicted these lumbering hulks to to the magic crystals, but there is no doubt in my mind it is tied to the Bloodstone. They must be ours. Deal this ettin a deadly blow and bring us what is ours. Are you prepared to risk life...and looks...for us this one last time?"
- Accept: "I'll deal some damage."
- Decline: "I'm noticing a pattern here. Count me out."
- Ask: "The ettin harvesting Spectral Crystals still breathes. Fix that, won't you?"
 Reward dialogue
- "This is a greater find than I had dreamed, (character name). Your usefulness never fails to impress me. Bit by bit, the tide turns against the White Mantle, sweeping them away so that a new time of peace may dawn on Kryta. Pray we will all be there to see it, friend."
- "Go on, pray!"
- The Blade's Essence and The Arrow's Point can be completed at the same time, but only this quest can be repeated.