The Great Escape
Overview[edit | edit source]
- Get the location of Koss and the captured Sunspears from Nerashi in Arkjok Ward.
- Rescue Koss and the captured Sunspears.
- Eliminate the Kournan scout patrols around the perimeter of the garrison.
- Kill Commander Kubeh and his elite guards.
- See Lonai for your reward.
- "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that Nerashi found Koss! Unfortunately... he's been taken prisoner by the Kournans. We need to get him back. He had made a deal with a friendly corsair captain, Margrid the Sly, and we need her ship to get our wounded back to Istan. That means we need Koss. Go meet Nerashi in Arkjok Ward and devise a plan for breaking Koss out."
- Accept: "Anything for Koss."
- Reject: "I've been enjoying the quiet. I'm sure Koss will be fine for a while longer."
- When asked about quest: "Nerashi is in Arkjok Ward. You should hurry. We really need to get Koss back."
Intermediate Dialogue 1 (Nerashi)
- "Koss and several others are being held in the garrison to the east. Their captor is an arrogant Kournan commander named Kubeh. I am sure if you take out Kubeh's signal scout patrols you'll be able to lure him from his lair to deal with him face-to-face. Follow my directions and you should be able to take them out without alerting the others."
Intermediate Dialogue 2 (after taking out the last scout patrol)
- Commander Kubeh: "What's that? A signal scout group just went down! If they weren't dead, I'd kill them myself!"
Intermediate Dialogue 3 (Koss)
- "Took you long enough. I was getting tired of that Kubeh fellow... about near chewed through my shackles so I could shut him up myself! Things definitely went south at Gandara, didn't they?
- So, you've found a place to hole up while I was the guest of these Kournans? Good, good. We're going to see what supplies we can find in this garrison and then pay my corsair friend a visit. I'll meet you back at the command post."
- "Nice work rescuing Koss and the other Sunspears. Koss checked with Margrid and she'll have her boat ready for us, but while I was there I heard news of more Sunspear evacuees. We have to rescue them! Talk to me when you're ready to proceed."
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Exit the Sunspear Sanctuary to Arkjok Ward and talk to Nerashi directly in front of the exit. She tells you to wipe out the patrols around the gardens (although it's more of a fort). There are three patrols, one on the west side of the island, and two on the north side. Once you kill all three patrols, the doors to the fort open and you can attack Commander Kubeh, who immediately calls for a bombardment. Kubeh is also the first boss you can capture Barrage from in Elona.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This quest is currently bugged. The doors do not always open upon defeating the patrols. Some have had success leaving the area of the fort after killing the patrols and returning to find the gates open. Another suggestion is to carefully kill the patrols in the order they appear on the map (instead of killing the northern patrol first). Lastly, some say be very careful not to aggro the Commander's group. Actually doing as the quest says, killing the groups in correct order will always open the gate.
- Killing the northern 2 groups first should ensure an open door every time.
- To the far north of Arkjok Ward near the Jahai Bluffs exit, you'll find a resurrection shrine bearing the Statue of Melandru (exceptionally near Elder Isma) and a priest who will give you Kournan Bounty. Since you'll be killing plenty of them, it's a good idea to hit this before tackling this quest if you want to accumulate more Sunspear Promotion Points. If Nightfall character, Sunspear General is needed for next quest And a Hero Shall Lead Them, obtain that rank by killing the numerous Kournan troups to the north and west of the shrine before completing this quest.
- It is recommended to actually enter the fort from the west. This way you can eliminate the Kournan Spotter at the west entrance and his group separately from Commander Kubeh's main group. If you enter from any other direction without eliminating them, they will rush to assist Kubeh's group. Alternatively, after killing the first of 3 target groups to the west, continue East toward the fort and eliminate this group, before going around to the north to kill the 2nd and 3rd groups.
- When you defeat the Commander and his guards, Koss and the captured sunspears start dancing and cheering.
- Talking to Nerashi isn't necessary to complete the quest. Enter Arkjok Ward (from Yohlon Haven), complete only steps 3 - 5 to finish the quest. (Eliminate patrols around the garrison, kill Commander Kubeh, see Lonai for your reward.)
- After talking to Koss at the fortress, you can go out of the eastern gate of the fort, then over the bridge, and from there to the south you can find the outpost Pogahn Passage.
- You cannot attempt this quest from Pogahn Passage, if you happen to make it over there before taking this quest. The doors on the Pogahn Passage side of the fort are closed until you kill the Commander's group. If you do not complete the quest it resets when you re-enter the area, meaning that the eastern doors will be closed.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The quest is a reference to the 1963 movie of the same name , which is about a mass escape of allied POWs during World War 2.