|This article is about the main quest section. For the sub-quest of the same name, see Returning the Dark Seal.|
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|The Hero of Skill|
|Preceding||The Hero of Will|
|Start||Chamber of Fate|
The journey through the south of Albion on the search for the Hero of Skill is made up of the following quests:
The Cullis Gate
- Main article: The Cullis Gate
Hammer teleports in to the Chamber of Fate with the information you're looking for - the third Hero is a pirate named Reaver who runs the town of Bloodstone. Bloodstone is surrounded by Wraithmarsh on three sides and ocean on the fourth, so the only option is to get to Wraithmarsh through a Cullis Gate that Garth built at Brightwood Tower.
- Main article: Stranded
The Cullis Gate malfunctions, leaving you and your Dog stranded in Wraithmarsh. From the cage you wake up in, you must escape and make your way across the wasteland to Bloodstone. During this portion you must successfully complete it without leaving the area, leaving before you are finished requires you to restart at the beginning.
The Dark Seal
Note: This section of the quest is titled The Hero of Skill by itself. Because of the conflict between the name of the sub-quest and the name of its parent quest, the sub-quest is referred to here by a common alternative title, (Returning) The Dark Seal.
- Main article: Returning the Dark Seal
When enough renown is earned, he will state that he knows what the Hero is here to request and begins considering the offer because of all the gold that the Tattered Spire might possess. He agrees on the condition that the Hero return the Dark Seal to the Shadow Court in Wraithmarsh.
|Closure of Quests|
Returning to Reaver after leaving the Shadow Court will suspend all available quests until completion of Retribution.
- Main article: Bloodstone Assault
On returning to Reaver after delivering his seal, he will smugly state that he has sold you to Lucien. What he doesn't know is that Lucien has found out about him being a hero as well. The two of you will then escape through Reaver's Rear Passage to the Smuggler's Beach as Lucien launches an all-out assault on Bloodstone.
Recruit The Hero Of Skill.
You have recruited the third and final Hero, and are almost ready to face Lucien. The ritual that will give you the ultimate weapon awaits.