Down on the Bayou

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Down on the Bayou
Section Istan Quests
Campaign Nightfall

(Elonian only)

Given by Guard Kovu
in Blacktide Den
Type Secondary quest
Down on the Bayou map.jpg
(Click to enlarge)

You must protect the Vabbian historian, Vidaj, as he investigates the ruins in Lahtenda Bog.

Quest information[edit]



  • Meet Vidaj in Lahtenda Bog.
  • Lead Vidaj to the relics in the Lahtenda Bog. You have 5 areas left to explore.
  • Lead Vidaj out from the bayou.



Meet with Vidaj outside of Blacktide Den. Follow the quest marker to each of the different spots. Clear enemies in your way, and be wary of pop-ups.

You need to keep this NPC alive, he is only level 10 and can be easily killed. Though being a monk with healing prayers skills helps him survive.

A good way to ensure completion of this quest is by using the "Hero flag All" command below your radar and send your company ahead first while you stand behind, since Vidaj follows you, he will be safely away with you. As he is a monk, he might attempt to heal your team so make sure he doesn't engage and get into harm's way.

After exploring the third marker on the mission map, a small group of three low level corsairs will approach the party. Dispatch them and continue.

After you have explored all areas of interest, you must lead Vidaj back to the entrance to Blacktide Den in order to complete the quest.



Humans (Vabbian)


Humans (Corsairs)


Initial dialogue[edit]

Guard Kovu

"Are you heading out to Lahtenda Bog? If so, there's a Vabbian historian named Vidaj who wants to investigate the ruins in the area. I told him not to go alone because the corsairs have been lurking around again and some of the creatures out there would love to munch on some bookworm who doesn't even know which way to point a spear. Vidaj said he'd pay for the escort, but none of my men have time right now. If you're interested, he said he'd be doing some research outside the gates."
Yes Accept: "I can hold his hand for some quick credits."
No Decline: "What am I? A tour guide?"
Ask Ask: "You should probably meet Vidaj in Lahtenda Bog before he gets eaten or kidnapped."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Vidaj: "Are you my guide? Excellent! After the guard told me about the dangers in Lahtenda Bog, I almost gave up hope on my research. Most areas have been scoured for years, but there's one section I am particularly interested in searching. It's only mentioned a few times, but seems to have a plethora of relics. I'll show you the general area, but if you would lead the way and take care of any of those nasty beasts and pirates the guard mentioned, I'll make sure it's worth your time."

At the first area (#2 on the map):

Vidaj: "This area links to all the other areas. I wonder if the builders camped here. It seems to be a good location to protect people from the weather and the exits can be blocked for safety. It looks like a natural formation. Perhaps this is what drew the ancients to this spot in the first place."

At the second area (#3 on the map):

Vidaj: "Hmm...these skulls seem to be scattered all over. I wonder why they placed them in this spot? There are exactly three skulls. That may be significant. I will have to ask my colleagues if they have seen a placement pattern like this before."

At the third area (#4 on the map):

Vidaj: "Well this is interesting. These huts seem to be recent, like someone is still living here. I hope they don't come back. Or if they do, I hope they're friendly. And if they aren't, I really hope you're as strong as you look."

At the fourth area (#5 on the map):

Vidaj: "What is that? I've never seen anything like it before. Amazing! I simply must make a sketch. I wonder what that symbol in the center means? I will have to present this finding to everyone to see if anyone has ever seen it before."

At the fifth area (#6 on the map):

Vidaj: "Oh my. This is fantastic. Look at these pillars. It's like whoever build these, never completed construction. If the weathering of the stone is any indication, this could be an artifact from the time of the Scarab Plague. I wonder if all these areas were built at the same time...."

After visiting all five areas:

Vidaj: "Well this has been a most interesting adventure. I believe I have enough information here to keep me busy for a long time. Thank you so much for escorting me. I never would have made it on my own. Now we need to get out of here. So let's head back, shed back, shall we?"

Reward dialogue[edit]

Guard Kovu

"Vidaj must have gotten more than he expected out there. I barely saw him as he ran through. He did ask me to give this to you for protecting him while he did his research thing. He was rambling quite a bit and I wasn't paying close attention, but he did seem really excited to get back to Vabbi. I wonder what got him so riled up? Oh well, I've never understood people who get excited over a pile of rocks anyway."