A Decayed Monument

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A Decayed Monument
Section Istan Quests
Campaign Nightfall

(Elonian only)

Given by Vadben
in Cliffs of Dohjok
Type Secondary quest
(Difficulty: Master)
A Decayed Monument map.jpg
Route from Beknur Harbor.

Watch over the Monument and defeat the incoming Skale horde.

Quest information[edit]



  • Keep an eye on the monument while Vadben gets his tools.
  • See Vadben for your reward.



This quest can be hard for low level players in a small group (four or less). Since it is not a primary quest but optional, wait until you are stronger or have other outposts available such as Beknur Harbor. Doing this quest from Beknur Harbor is advantageous as you can bring a party of eight from there, and the henchmen are level 12 rendering the challenge safer and simple.

Make sure to pick up the Skale Hunt bounty from outside either Beknur Harbor or Champion's Dawn for the additional sunspear reputation points.

The quest tells you to "protect" a monument but there is no "health" bar that degenerates per skale attack nor a countdown timer that tells you when Vadben will be back. Instead, the quest is about remaining alive after several waves of skales spawn near the monument, starting from a group of level 4 skales up to a group of level 13 and 14 skales. The frequency of each new group of skales is fast, so be sure to finish the waves off quickly before a new one arrives to prevent becoming outnumbered.





Initial dialogue[edit]

"Excuse me. Could you do me a favor? I left some of my tools back in my camp, but I can't leave this monument unattended for too long. Some unscrupulous corsair could steal my equipment and research papers, and I can't afford that. Could you keep an eye on this monument for me while I go get the tools? It should only take me a few minutes."
Yes Accept: "Wow,someone willing to go get their own stuff! I'll totally stay here and take the easy job."
No Decline: "I'm kind of busy, sorry."

Reward dialogue[edit]

"Thanks! looks like everything's how I left it. I hope you didn't get too bored."


  • The quest Queen of the Quarry provides some additional Sunspear guards that can double the party size and make the defense much easier. M.O.X. and/or Mercenary Heroes could also assist as level 20 allies.
  • It is possible to talk to Vadben to accept your reward before all of the enemies in the area are entirely defeated.