Operation: Crush Spirits

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Operation: Crush Spirits
Section Festival Event Quests
Event Wintersday
Prophecies or Nightfall
Given by Priest of Balthazar (Wintersday)
in Kamadan, Jewel of Istan or Lion's Arch
Type Festival quest Repeatable quest

Join Balthazar and Grenth's forces in fighting Dwayna and Melandru's.

Quest information[edit]


  • Report to the Battlefield.
  • Destroy the Beacon of Dwayna.
  • Destroy the Beacon of Melandru.
  • Bonus Objective: Destroy all opposing Champions.
  • Bonus Objective: Complete the battle in under 30 minutes.
  • Bonus Objective: Complete the battle in under 20 minutes.
  • Bonus Objective: Complete the battle in under 10 minutes.


Achievement Reward
Base reward Normal mode: 5 Wintersday Gifts, 5,000 experience, 500 gold, 5 Mischievous Tonics
Hard mode: 10 Wintersday Gifts, 7,500 experience, 750 gold, 10 Mischievous Tonics
Destroy all enemy Champions +5 Wintersday Gifts, +5 Mischievous Tonics
Complete in less than 10 minutes +5 Wintersday Gifts, +5 Mischievous Tonics
Complete in 10 - 20 minutes +3 Wintersday Gifts, +3 Mischievous Tonics
Complete in 20 - 30 minutes +1 Wintersday Gifts, +1 Mischievous Tonics


During this quest, all party members will be under the effects of Yuletide and have the Yuletide skill bar with Yellow Snow.















Initial dialogue[edit]

Priest of Balthazar
"All of this merriment is really starting to get to me. Humanity is doomed if we insist on spending our time with such foolish festivities rather than preparing for the inevitable darkness on the horizon. That is why the Priests of Balthazar have agreed to ally with the Priests of Grenth this year, and by Balthazar's beard, we're not going to lose to a bunch of Monks and Oakheart-huggers! We have the combined might of the God of War and the God of Death. War! Death! How could anyone be foolish enough to face us in battle?"
"We have met with the enemy dignitaries and have agreed on the site for a grand battle of the gods. We shall use this battle to show our great superiority and convince the doubters to embrace the season of death once and for all."
"You must choose who you wish to support in this conflict. If you wish to pledge your allegiance to Grenth and Balthazar, speak with the Champion of Balthazar. Should you wish to die in futility...and serve Dwayna and Melandru, speak with Melandru's Watcher. Both can be found in either the Temple of the Ages or the Chantry of Secrets."
Yes Accept: "I pledge my support to the grand armies of Grenth and Balthazar. Death to our enemies!"
No Decline: "OK, this whole war and death thing is getting kind of Scary. I'll have to get back to you..."
Ask Ask: "Round up your allies and speak with the Champion of Balthazar in either the Temple of the Ages or the Chantry of Secrets. He has the power to send you to the battlefront."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Champion of Balthazar

Ah, more soldiers to send to the front. Our enemies will tremble in fear at the mere sight of our grand army! Once your party is ready, I can speed you to the battle.

Yes We are ready to join the battle. (sent to The Great Snowball Fight of the Gods)
No We need more time to prepare.


  • It is also possible to enter from Zin Ku Corridor. The quest marker will point there while in Cantha.
  • This quest remains active after its completion (regardless of whether you win or lose), which makes it easy to farm.


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