A Little Recon

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A Little Recon
Section Kourna Quests
Campaign Nightfall
Given by Dunkoro
in Command Post
Required hero Koss
Preceded by Venta Cemetery
Type Secondary quest
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Travel with Koss to see Herbalist Umjabwe, then venture into Arkjok Ward to rescue the conscripted villagers.

Quest information[edit]


  • Required hero: Koss


  • Take Koss to Arkjok Ward and talk to Herbalist Umjabwe. Find out what's upsetting the villagers.
  • Create a diversion to help the villagers escape.
  • Kill the Kournan escort.
  • See Lonai for your reward.



Seek out Herbalist Umjabwe in the north-east section of Arkjok Ward. After talking to him, go to the location of the conscripted villagers. When the Kournan military escort turns hostile, kill them.





Initial dialogue[edit]


"The villages in the area are showing elevated signs of unrest. Something significant must have happened, but everyone is too afraid to talk about it. There is a chatty herbalist over in Arkjok Ward who might be able to tell us what's going on. I'm not sure how, but Koss knows this person, so take him along with you. Once you know what's afoot, report back to me immediately. Is that something you can handle?"
Yes Accept: "Sounds simple. I'll check it out."
No Decline: "I've got demons to hunt, and no time for cranky villagers."
Ask Ask: "Haven't you left yet? You and Koss need to find out what has these villagers so upset. The herbalist in Arkjok Ward should be able to tell you."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Herbalist Umjabwe

I see you're with Koss, so I probably shouldn't even be seen talking to you...but you might be the only one who can help. Last night, Kournan troops marched in and rounded up the most vigorous young men in each village. The Kournans are marching them up to the garrison nearby to replace lost troops. The families are upset, but there's nothing they can do. Perhaps you could create a diversion so these young men can get away. I know most of these boys; they're good lads and don't deserve impressment. Please help them!
Koss: "Did you hear that? Soldiers on the march...we must be close! They're letting the villagers catch their breath. That gives us a few moments to assess the enemy."
Koss: "They're letting the villagers catch their breath. That gives us a few moments to assess the enemy."
Koss: "Excellent. A little combat ought to make the perfect diversion!"
Kournan Captain: "Who goes there?"
Koss: "Good afternoon, good soldiers. I am a local blacksmith. Perhaps you'd like to sample my wares? I mostly deal in steel. Cold, deadly steel."
Kournan Captain: "It's the Sunspears! Protect the recruits!"

Reward dialogue[edit]


"The villagers are overjoyed to be reuinited with their loved ones, but many fear the Kournan military will carry out reprisals. They are blaming the death of the captain and her men on the Sunspears. Let them blame us, we can bear the burden."


Bug Bug.Some Heroes and Henchmen do not attack when Koss's Elixir is done in the same run, but Jagged Horrors are able to inflict damage and Bleeding Condition when they replace Shambling Horrors.
Bug Bug.Occasionally, a nearby group of plants will patrol by the Kournan soldiers. If the Kournan soldiers do not become hostile (if you stay out of range of that quest trigger) the Kournans will peacefully stand by while the plants kill them. The quest can be completed in this fashion with little combat. The Plants will not attack the Kournan Captain.