The Experimental Weaponsmith

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The Experimental Weaponsmith
Section Echovald Forest Quests
Campaign Factions
Given by Scholar Andrej
in House zu Heltzer
(Echovald Forest)
Preceded by The Ancient Forest
Type Secondary quest
The Experimental Weaponsmith.jpg
The Experimental Weaponsmith Location

Take the spirit essence to Mastersmith Rutger for further research.

Quest information[edit]




On receiving the quest from Scholar Andrej, a quest item called Spirit Essence will be added to your inventory. The spirit essence must be taken to Mastersmith Rutger, who can be found in the south-west corner of Ferndale, near the Dredge temple. Chat with Rutger to pass along the Spirit Essence quest item and collect your reward.


Initial dialogue[edit]

Scholar Andrej
"Good to see you again, friend. You know, those samples you brought me have proven invaluable to my research. Once I started running tests on them, I found that they still contained the essence of the forest spirit who once protected these woods. This is fantastic news, for it means that we are one step closer to learning why the forest spirit has turned against us. Perhaps one day, we will again co-exist with this spirit.
In the meantime, I believe I have figured out a way to tap the essence inside these samples. I need you to take some of this essence to Mastersmith Rutger in Ferndale. He's a former colleague of mine, who was called by the gods to follow another path.... Anyhow, I would be grateful if you would bring him this spirit essence. I am sure he shall find a way to put it to good use."
Yes Accept: "I'm happy to help."
No Decline: "I'm through running errands for you."
Ask Ask: "Are you still looking for Mastersmith Rutger? He's in Ferndale, remember?"

Reward dialogue[edit]

Mastersmith Rutger
"This spirit essence is from Andrej, you say? So, his research was least in part. I used to be his assistant. Did you know that? Then the Luxons attacked...and my wife and children... I lost everything dear to me, that day. I couldn't eat or sleep for months. Finally, my House Redemptor came to talk to me. Helped me realize that the gods had a plan for me, and it was my duty to follow it, so...bah. Enough of my life story. Thank you for delivering this. Come back soon and I should be able to craft you some weapons imbued with this spirit essence."


  • You may wish to also have the quest Melodic Gaki Flute active while performing this quest since both quests take you to the same general area in Ferndale.
Anomaly Anomaly.Despite what the quest reward dialogue says, Rutger will never craft weapons.