The Shadow Blades
- This article is about the quest. For the NPC guild, see Shadow Blades. For the sword, see Shadow Blade.
|The Shadow Blades|
|Section||Kaineng City Quests|
|Given by|| Guildmaster Luan |
in Kaineng Center
|Preceded by||To Tahnnakai Temple|
|Followed by||Lambs to the Slaughter|
Meeting place, from Vizunah Square (Local Quarter).
Investigate the appearance of the rival guild to the Obsidian Flame.
 Quest information
- Travel to the secret location of the Shadow Blades' meeting. Avoid being spotted.
- Eavesdrop on the Shadow Blades' meeting. Remain hidden.
- See Guildmaster Luan for your reward.
Start from Vizunah Square (Local Quarter), enter The Undercity. Proceed across the bridge towards the quest marker, killing the single mob of afflicted in your path. Flag any heroes or henchmen at that spot, since any rogue spirits, minions or summons will cause the quest to fail.
Walk slowly north up the corridor that links to the shadow blades' meeting spot. Keep going until the quest updates and remain there until you you see the line, "May your blades guide you to the hearts of your enemies". Wait until the quest log updates and then you can map out.
Alternatively, you can flag a hero to the corner just east of the meeting spot, after removing their ability to aggro foes (set their AI to avoid combat, disable any damage skills, and remove their weapon).
Non-Canthan characters can head north from The Marketplace, killing the Am Fah in the way while heading South West, eventually proceeding down a ramp into the Undercity.
- 20 (26) Shadow Blade Assassins (Remain hostile but must not be attacked or killed during eavesdropping.)
 Initial dialogue
- Guildmaster Luan
- "A rival organization calling itself the Shadow Blades has emerged within city limits. Some of its members have approached individuals inside the Obsidian Flame in a recruiting bid. Of course, all who were asked refused such an insulting offer. The group has made a name for itself by taking dishonorable jobs. In doing so, they bring dishonor to all who practice the Shadow Arts. We have learned of a meeting taking place in the Undercity, away from prying eyes. I need you to spy on the proceedings and then report directly back to me with what you have learned. Do everything possible to avoid being seen, and whatever you do, do not engage them in combat. The Shadow Blades must not know of our intentions...yet."
 Intermediate dialogue
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "Sworn brothers of the Shadow Blades, welcome."
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "The Obsidian Flame has long been known as home to the finest Assassins in Cantha. Perhaps it is time its flame is extinguished...."
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "They think themselves superior because they refuse what they call dishonorable work. I say they are cowards, afraid to do what must be done!"
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "Why should they be respected? We do the dirty work."
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "A fine question, brother. The only way for us to earn respect is to take it! We will destroy the Obsidian Flame and secure our position as the most feared Assassins in Cantha!"
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "Finish your work quickly as possible. We will reconvene shortly to begin our assault on the Obsidian Flame."
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "We will strike like lightning! Before they realize what is happening, it will be too late."
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "What of those who would surrender to us? Will we spare them and take them into our ranks?"
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "Any who yield are cowards! We have no use for them!"
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "We will kill them all!"
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "Be one with the shadows, brothers."
- Shadow Blade Assassin: "May your blades guide you to the hearts of your enemies."
 Reward dialogue
- Guildmaster Luan
- "So the Shadow Blades think they can get rid of us? They will taste fire from the Obsidian Flame."