Charr at the Gate

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Charr at the Gate
Section Ascalon Quests
Campaign Prophecies

(Tyrian only)

Given by Prince Rurik
in Pre-Searing Ascalon City
(Ascalon (pre-Searing))
Type Secondary quest
Charr at the Gate map.jpg
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The Charr have broken through the Great Northern Wall! With the aid of Prince Rurik, defeat them and send them back across the wall.

Quest information[edit]



  • Follow Rurik and help him defeat the Charr.
  • Return to Prince Rurik for your reward.


  1. Can be salvaged


Exit the town and meet Prince Rurik just outside Ascalon City. Stand by him for a few moments and he will start running along the road to the Northlands.

At several locations Rurik will stop and wait for you if you wander too far, forcing you to get close to him to resume his run.

Kill the four Charr located at the gate once you get there. You can let Rurik and the two NPCs handle them on their own, as they are more than capable to defeat the group by themselves.

Though the monk that follows Prince Rurik is quite an efficient healer with her Heal Other spell, you may wish to keep your distance from the Charr if you are at low level.

You can talk to Rurik right afterwards for your reward or map travel and receive it from him in Ascalon City.



Other characters[edit]

Ascalon Army[edit]

See also: Ascalon Army


Charr (a random group of 4)


Initial dialogue[edit]

Prince Rurik
"A group of Charr have broken through the gates! They must be stopped at all costs! Meet me at the gates just outside of town in Lakeside. What say you? Will you help me drive these Charr from fair Ascalon?"
Yes Accept: "I'm with you!"
No Decline: "I don't think I'm ready for this."
Ask Ask: "Meet me outside! Hurry, we haven't much time."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Prince Rurik: "To the gate! Follow me!"
Prince Rurik: "Quickly! This way!"
Prince Rurik: "Stand your ground!"
Prince Rurik: "That's the last of them!"

Reward dialogue[edit]

Prince Rurik
That should teach them to fear the might of Ascalon! You fought well. I see great deeds in your future, young [Character Name].


  • This quest can be used to help reach level 10 in pre-Searing, since it is a quick way to kill up to four level 5 foes. Map travel back to Ascalon City after killing the last Charr, abandon the quest from the quest log, then talk to Rurik to take it again.
    • The June 6, 2018 update made it possible for a solo player to travel to The Northlands. Killing the Oakhearts will allow for additional experience per run.
    • If the Charr are killed without Rurik, they will respawn upon zoning. This allows for rapid farming by repeatedly killing the group and traveling to The Northlands.
    • Consider stopping to pickup a Red Iris Flower — one almost always spawns along the way to the gate. Press Alt to see where it is.
    • It can be worth a detour to kill the Rogue Bull (as long as you have not completed A Mesmer's Burden).
Anomaly Anomaly.The objective to meet up with Rurik outside of Ascalon City is counted separately from the objective to defeat the Charr, despite being one line in the quest log.
Bug Bug.Charr can occasionally spawn behind the gate.