Reminiscent of the Red Iris Flowers that could be given to Gwen in pre-Searing Ascalon, the Preserved Red Iris Flower can be found in a chest on the shore of a lake in the southern area of Barbarous Shore in Elona.
(Only after you have this item in hand, while talking to Gwen in the Hall of Monuments.)
 Intermediate Dialogue
- Gwen: "You say you are from the south? You look strangely familiar."
- «player»: "We met long ago. I have something of yours."
- Gwen: "So many feelings. So many memories. I… no. The Ebon Vanguard needs us. We'll talk again after that matter is settled."
- This item can be used to unlock Fire and Pain, a quest that Gwen will offer in the Hall of Monuments if she has joined your party as a hero and you have completed the Ebon Vanguard primary quests.