Raid on Kaineng Center

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HardModeMissionIconIncomplete.png This quest has a Hard mode version — see Raid on Kaineng Center (Hard mode).
Raid on Kaineng Center
Section Kaineng City Quests
Storyline Beyond: Winds of Change
Given by Guardsman Qao Lin
in Kaineng Center
(Kaineng City)
Preceded by Calling All Thugs
Followed by There Goes the Neighborhood
Raid on Kaineng Center (Hard mode)
Type Secondary quest
Raid of Kaineng Center map.jpg
Labelled gates

Defend the palace gates in Kaineng Center against the hordes of attacking mercenaries.

Quest information[edit]




You can talk to the guards to have them follow you. Talk to them again to have them wait at a suitable position.

Soon, the Main Gate will be broken. Defeat all incoming attackers. After a while, the Dock Gate is breached as well. With attackers from both sides, you can either split your forces or take a stand near the Palace Gate. If you stay at the gate, let all the guards follow you, this keeps them from going too far away from your position to defend the main Gate.

Note that all three gates cannot be healed or otherwise repaired. Be sure to intercept your foes early. (e.g. you could use the central courtyard and pull from both sides)

If your party wipes, you will be resurrected at the Palace Gate. Dead Canthan Guards will self-resurrect between waves.

When Reisen the Phoenix arrives, it is recommended to target him first since he has very high damage.

More recommendations: Make the guards follow you at the start, and stay by the main gate. Bring Pain Inverter and target elementalists and bosses with it. Bring area of effect (AoE) skills. The staircases can serve as choke points. Flag heroes quickly out of Chaos Storm or Churning Earth when enemies cast it; otherwise, sit back and enjoy the show while the guards serve as a never-ending meat shield for your party and your AoE skills wreak havoc on the incoming mobs. A Soul Twisting (Shelter and Union) hero is recommended for defense. Because there will be many foes and allies, considering bringing a minion master (or even two) and Ebon Battle Standard of Honor, respectively.



Humans (Imperial Guard)



Dwarves (Stone Summit)

Humans (Am Fah)

Humans (Corsairs)

Humans (Crimson Skull)

Humans (Jade Brotherhood)

Humans (Peacekeepers)

Humans (White Mantle)


Humans (Am Fah)

Humans (Jade Brotherhood)


Initial dialogue[edit]

Guardsman Qao Lin
"I hope you are ready for battle. If so, speak with me and we can begin positioning our forces. I shouldn't have to stress to you that we are all that stands between our enemies and the emperor. Not to mention countless innocent civilians. We must not fail!" "
Yes Accept: "They shall not pass!"
No Decline: "Actually, I think I have a boat to catch..."
Ask Ask: "Are you ready to begin positioning our forces?"
Yes"Let's get this battle started!"
No"Actually, I think I have a boat to catch..."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Guardsman Qao Lin: "Look alive, men! Today, we fight not just for our lives, but for the whole of Cantha."
Guardsman Qao Lin: "I'll spare you a long speech and simply remind you that retreat is not an option. Failure is not an option. We must be victorious!"
Guardsman Qao Lin: "<Party leader>, my men will obey your orders. Speak with them and direct them to where you want them stationed. We only have a few minutes before they break through that gate, though, so move fast!"

When the Main Gate is destroyed:

Guardsman Qao Lin: "They've broken through the gate! This is it, men; may Balthazar guide our blades!"

After defeating the first wave (from the Main Gate):

<Party leader>: "We are doing well, but do not grow overly confident. This battle is far from over!"

After defeating the second wave (from the Main Gate):

Guardsman Qao Lin: "Those fiends! They've brought reinforcements by sea! Move some of our men to the northwest to defend the gate leading to Bejunkan Pier! That gate won't hold long!"

After defeating the third wave (from both gates):

Guardsman Qao Lin: "Hold strong, men, we're dwindling their numbers!"

After defeating the fourth wave (from both gates):

Canthan Guard: "There are too many of them, we cannot hold the line!"
Guardsman Qao Lin: "We hold or we die! We are all that stands between them and the emperor!"

After defeating the fifth wave (from both gates):

Guardsman Qao Lin: "This is it, men! For the glory of the Dragon Empire!"

After defeating Apep, Unending Night:

Guardsman Qao Lin: "I guess the Unending Night..."
(puts on sunglasses)
Guardsman Qao Lin: "...Is seeing stars."

After defeating Reisen the Phoenix:

Guardsman Qao Lin: "Looks like that's one Phoenix..."
(puts on sunglasses)
Guardsman Qao Lin: "...That won't be risin'"

(Quest updates)

Guardsman Qao Lin: "We've done it, they're falling back!"
Canthan Guard: "Dwayna surely blessed us on this day."
Guardsman Qao Lin: "Tend to the wounded. I need every soldier who can still stand on their own to prepare for the counteroffensive."
Canthan Guard: "Sir?"
Guardsman Qao Lin: "These are not soldiers, they are thugs, bandits, murderers, and fiends. Kaineng Center is safe, for now, but those fleeing rats are sure to murder and pillage their way back into their holes."
Canthan Guard: "So we take the fight to them. Now, while they are disorganized. We cannot allow the citizens of Cantha to reap the vengeance of our foe."

Reward dialogue[edit]

Guardsman Qao Lin
"We've done it! Kaineng Center is safe, and the threat to the palace seems to have been halted. For now. But there are still many Am Fah and Jade Brotherhood thugs in the surrounding area. This is only the beginning, and we have recalled all available Imperial Guards to deal with the remaining criminals plaguing our streets. Once they arrive, we shall take the fight to them!"


Bug Bug.Sometimes the incoming waves of enemies will not spawn. Instead, only a few waves will spawn in the Main Gate, and no other enemies will spawn afterwards.