Chasing Zenmai

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Chasing Zenmai
Section Kaineng City Quests
Campaign Nightfall
Factions and Nightfall
Given by Dinja
in Consulate Docks
Type Secondary quest
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Quest map beginning from Kaineng Center
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Path to Lale the Vindictive in the Undercity

This is the quest where players owning both Nightfall and Factions campaign can travel to Cantha and gain the assassin hero Zenmai.

Quest information[edit]




Environmental changes[edit]


See campaign travel for information on travelling to Cantha and Elona.

To complete the quest, Zenmai must stay alive the entire time. One option is to repeatedly order a Monk player or hero to use Healing Prayers or Protection Prayers skills on her. For players that are not level 20 yet, flagging your heroes and henchmen to tackle the mobs would be a good idea. This also minimizes the chance of Zenmai dying, as she will stay behind with you.


In The Undercity





Demons (Torment creatures)

Human (Am Fah)




Initial dialogue[edit]

Linro, an Imperial guardsman Kormir met during her trip to Cantha, sent a missive about an assassin named Zenmai. Apparently the spearmarshal had asked Linro to keep his eyes open for any potential recruits.
If you ask me, he's just trying to pawn his problems off on us. He saw the assassin in Kaineng Center, apparently looking "suspicious." But, we can't afford to be picky, so I need you to go check out this assassin. She might come in handy if things get any uglier around here.
Yes Accept: "A cold, refreshing assassin? I sure could use one of those right about now!"
No Decline: "Things are going to get uglier? I just remembered, I have an urgent meeting...under my bed."
Ask Ask: "What are you still doing here? It's a long trip to Kaineng Center and I already sent word to Imperial Guardsman Linro to tell him you're coming."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Imperial Guardsman Linro
"You're one of Kormir's Sunspears, aren't you? She mentioned some of you might come to Cantha. She wanted me to watch for any potential recruits for your cause. An assassin by the name of Zenmai recently got off the boat. Rumor has it she spent some time soul searching at Shing Jea Monastery. You should be able to catch up to her in Bukdek Byway. But be warned, she's not exactly a warm person."
Sunspears? Sorry. Never heard of you. However, it would seem you are some use in a fight."
As mo zing, a masterless assassin, I move from employer to employer, like the wind. Unfortunately, my most recent employer was kidnapped by my former comrades, the Am Fah, along with several other civilians from Kaineng Center. They will force those poor souls to drink from their corrupted chalice, turning them into mindless, Afflicted monsters. I know the location of their hideout in the Undercity. If you can face the danger, I would have you stand at my side.
"To the Undercity! We must save those civilians before they are lost to the sewers...along with my pay."

At the Am Fah's guild hall[edit]

Lale the Vindictive: "At last, at last. The ceremony could not begin without the most important player. Zenmai, my dear, you've kept me waiting a long time. Too long. But it is an auspicious day that brings us together again. Did you truly think you could escape?"
Xeng Lu: "Zenmai...? Have you come to rescue me from these... these madmen?
Zenmai: "I shall free you from the Am Fah... and then free you of the coin you owe me for my last job; do not mistake that. Dealing with Lale is a bonus. I do that for free."
Lale the Vindictive: "Such bile! Such anger! You're as cold as ever, Zenmai. Maybe if you weren't so frigid you'd move a little faster... You see, you're already too late for that one. To pass the time while waiting for you, we had some funs, some laughs... and some drinks from the Chalice of Corruption. Justy like old times, before you left us. Remember?"
Zenmai: "The past is a shadow that lurks behind us all, waiting to embrace you like the ground rushing up as you fall. I never forget the past, and today I shall settle its debts."
Lale the Vindictive: "A poet now, are we? You play at many things, Zenmai. First you run from your past, like a mole that cannot face the sun. Now you come before me, playing the part of a hero. Very well. Let your blades speak, and we shall know the truth of your heart!"

Before defeating the Am Fah, Afflicted, and Demons: (loops)

Canthan Costumer: "I'm used to being all tied up in my work...just not quite so literally."
Canthan Poet: "Spirited away / Such fiends that have taken me / Please lend me your aid"
Canthan Tourist: ""Go to Cantha," my friends all said. "Such amazing sights, and the food? To die for!" ... That's the last time I listen to their advice."
Canthan Trader: "All of the rare items in the world, and not a one can help me get out of here!"
Xeng Lu: "Why should such an upstanding citizen be involved in all of this? I've done nothing wrong!"
Canthan Costumer: "I've gotten out of worse situations. Like that time I made a sweater with no arms! Alright, maybe that wasn't quite as bad..."
Canthan Poet: "To be Afflicted / I don't think I'd like that much / Say, there's a cure, right?"
Canthan Tourist: "This reminds me of when some friends and I traveled to Fisherman's Haven. only with kidnapping and Afflicted. Those were good times. These...not so much."
Canthan Trader: "I'll give you a platinum to get me out of here. I'll make it three if you can get it done yesterday!"
Xeng Lu: "I find my lack of lackeys lamentable..."
Canthan Costumer: "If I don't make it out alive, who will make kitty-eared headbands for the masses? Think of the people!"
Canthan Poet: "Oh, such villainy / What drives the Am Fah to this? / Perhaps they're just mad"
Canthan Tourist: "I think I made the wrong turn at Aurora Glade..."
Canthan Trader: "Willing to buy my own freedom. Will pay generously!"
Xeng Lu: "Can no one help me? I'm too important to die!"

After defeating the Am Fah, Afflicted, and Demons:

Canthan Costumer: "I can't promise I'll remember your name when my fashions hit the big time, but I'll try not to forget what you've done for me this day! Um, what was your name, again?"
Canthan Poet: "Such heroism! / You will be remembered well / In my poetry"
Canthan Tourist: "I think it's time I reconsidered my reasons for traveling. It appears the grass was only greener on the other side because it was plague infested!"
My blades have pierced the Shiro'ken as surely as they have cut down these creatures, these demons. Through my steel, I could feel the same evil. It can be no coincidence...there is something greater at work here. Come, Sunspear. It would seem my answers lie in Elona. Besides, I can't collect my pay from a dead afflicted, can I? Perhaps I need a new employer...."

Reward dialogue[edit]

Clerk Arlon
Let me just dot the 'I' on your friend's temporary Sunspear Visa and it will be complete. There! This document will allow her free access to our ports and services. Have a nice day!


  • Having this quest active can drastically reduce the number of foes required to vanquish Bukdek Byway, less than 10 kills if combined with The Afflicted Guard, The Drunken Master or Missing Daughter, down to 60 otherwise.
  • For the Guild Wars Nightfall campaign, Plague in Cantha given by Funwa Shento in Kamadan is associated with this quest.
  • For the Guild Wars Prophecies campaign, Mhenlo's Request given by Firstwatch Sergio in Lion's Arch is associated with this quest.
  • Combines very well with Mayhem in the Market if you are using a Factions character in this quest, as the number of Afflicted in the region are significantly reduced.
  • The Torment creatures are affected from your Lightbringer title effect as usual.
  • Once you talk to Zenmai in Bukdek Byway, you need to escort her to the Undercity. If you zone away from Bukdek Byway or enter the Undercity before she arrives, you need to re-enter and talk to Zenmai again. If Zenmai is missed after you have entered the Undercity, exit back to Bukdek Byway and re-enter.
  • This quest replaced the now removed quest Gain Zenmai. If Gain Zenmai was completed, this quest can not be accepted. Likewise, if you have Gain Zenmai you can not start this quest until it is abandoned.


  • The quest's name is a light reference to the 1997 Kevin Smith movie, Chasing Amy.