Defender's Choice

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Defender's Choice
Section Istan Quests
Campaign Nightfall

(Elonian only)

Given by Guard Kovu
in Blacktide Den
Followed by A Sticky Operation
Type Secondary quest
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Quest Information[edit]



  • Defeat the band of Corsairs roaming in Fahranur.
  • Seek out Arred the Unready and force him into submission.
  • Make Arred the Unready tell you about the rumored Corsairs rallying in the area. Use any means necessary.
  • See Guard Kovu for your reward.



Leave Blacktide Den from the northwest gate and defeat the three groups of corsairs. They are in groups of three, and shouldn't pose any real threat. After defeating these, head to Arred the Unready. After getting him down to roughly 10% of his health, he becomes non-hostile. It is recommended that you keep using the "interrogate" option, as it saves an unnecessary battle, although it has been reported that he may turn hostile anyway.



Humans (Corsairs)


Initial dialogue[edit]

Guard Kovu
"I have received reports of a band of corsairs spotted in the vicinity of Fahranur. They are led by a man named Arred the Unready. Go and eliminate the band of corsairs and maybe you can get some useful information out of their leader. Good luck, Sunspear!"
Yes Accept: "I'm on my way."
No Decline: "I'm sick of fighting corsairs, maybe another time."
Ask Ask: "Seek out the bands of corsairs led by Arred the Unready in Fahranur."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Arred the Unready: "Okay! Okay! I give up already!"
Arred the Unready
"What do you want from me? I ain't never seen your ugly mug before."
Yes "(Interrogate) Where are the corsairs rallying?"
Yes "(Kill Him) Too bad you won't cooperate. The next face you'll see is Grenth's in the Underworld!"
Arred the Unready
"I don't know nothing! You can't scare me!"
Yes "(Interrogate) Looks like your jaw's a little tight, maybe my fists will loosen it up a bit."
Yes "(Kill Him) Too bad you won't cooperate. The next face you'll see is Grenth's in the Underworld!"
Arred the Unready
"You call yourself a Sunspear? My little sister hits harder than that!"
Yes "(Interrogate) Still a bit tongue-tied, are we? Well, since you aren't using it to talk, I think I'll just cut it off and feed it to the skale."
Yes "(Kill Him) Too bad you won't cooperate. The next face you'll see is Grenth's in the Underworld!"

If Arred is alive:

Arred the Unready
"All right! All right! The meeting spot is Lahtenda Bog. These men and I were on our way there. We were supposed to meet up with some guy named Ironfist. That's all I know I swear, just leave me be please!"

If Arred is dead:

Arred the Unready
"Arred the Unready lies cold and silent on the ground before you. After searching through his belongings you find a crumpled note in his side pocket that reads: "To all seaworthy corsairs: Let us gather and meet in Lahtenda Bog. Aye, we'll put forth an attack the Istani won't soon forget. - Ironfist""

Reward dialogue[edit]

Guard Kovu
"Well done! Still, it's unnerving that the corsairs are gathering in Lahtenda Bog. I'm not sure what they're up to, but let's not wait around to find out. When you are ready, speak to me again and we'll plan our attack on the camps."