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Patch 9.1 PTR Preview – Intro Quest

Patch 9.1 PTR Preview – Intro Quest
Patch 9.1 starts with a quick intro scenario that eventually unlocks Korthia. Here is a quick glance. SPOILERS AHEAD

  • The quest will start immediately upon login. You will be asked to meet with Bolvar and the voice of the Arbiter to discuss what transpired in the 9.1 reveal cinematic. This meeting culminates in you heading up to the Arbiter for a “cool scene.”
  • The previous events reveal that Ardenweald is now under attack from the Jailer’s forces, who are trying to retrieve the Winter Queen’s sigil.
  • The bulk of this quest involves a scenario where you fly to Ardenweald and repel the forces of the Maw. During your time here it is revealed that Sylvanas is leading the invasion.
  • You must fill a bar to stop the Jailer’s advance and then save some wild seeds. The Winter Queen allows a few of her subjects to disguise themselves as her as a distraction while you confront Sylvanas. There is another “cool scene” before she leaves you to close a portal from the Maw.
  • The scenario ends with you finding out that the Winter Queen hid her sigil in the Heart of the Forest, but while you were distracted it was taken. You must rendezvous back in Oribos to plan your next move.

Unlocking Mounts in The Maw

  • Here, you are told to find a way to open a portal from the Maw to Oribos. You ask Ve’nari, who conceals you into Korthia, the new landmass that the Jailer has pulled into the Maw. You have a run in with The Eye of the Jailer on the way, but it doesn’t see you and moves on.
  • There, the denizens of Korthia are surprised to see you, and perform a test on you to determine if you are the true Maw Walker. Ve’nari actually seems a bit concerned with you safety during this trial! You are given the ability to use your mounts in the Maw after this quest from the The True Maw Walker unlock.
  • With a portal established at a small camp in Korthia, the covenants can now enter the Maw and begin their assault. Bolvar also heads to Korthia to help.

Ridding Yourself of the Eye of the Jailer Debuff System

  • Ve’nari tests out some portal technology that she brought and has you place nodes in a section of the Maw where Helya’s forces are massing.
  • Here, you discover some golden feathers and follow them to find a caged valkyr of Odin. You free her and she informs you that Odin had sent a few of them to investigate the increasing threats in the Maw, but they were ambushed and she was the only survivor.
  • She flies you out of the Maw and to the Skyhold to have a meeting with Odin. Odin learns of Helya’s threat, and you discover the Eye of the Jailer is actually his missing eye being used for evil. He has had enough of it, and has you and his forgemaster construct a horn to place in the Maw and echo his voice. You also recruit some worthy valkyr to accompany you back to the Maw.
  • There, you ask Ve’nari how to anchor the horn in the Maw, and she suggests collecting tears from the River of Souls and charging its power on the maw beasts there.
  • With the horn anchored, you and the valkyr blow it to attract the Eye of the Jailer and fight it, ending is a cutscene that is not yet implimented.
  • You travel back to Korthia to let the others know what has transpired, and are cleansed of the Eye of the Jailer system upon turning this quest in.