The Sacred Ashes (Death's Vigil)

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The Sacred Ashes
Death's Vigil Quest Icon.png
Quest Info
Given by: The Keeper of Tomes
Location: Bastion of the Order
Faction: Order of Death's Vigil
Type: side quest
Prerequisites: A Catalyst
Unlocks: Service Beyond Death
Rewards: XP, Reputation, Blueprint

The Sacred Ashes is an Act 3 side quest offered by The Keeper of Tomes in the Bastion of the Order, after completing A Catalyst.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  • Slay the Chosen guarding the Ashes (0/1)
  • Gather the Desecrated Ashes
  • Deliver the Ashes to the Keeper of Tomes at Sorrow's Bastion

Guide[edit | edit source]

The Tomb of Archon Barthollem is located near Fort Ikon. At the end of the second level of the Tomb can be found the spirit of Archon Barthollem, who will drop the Desecrated Ashes of Empyrion when defeated. Return the Ashes to the Keeper of Tomes for the reward.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Normal Elite Ultimate
XP 12000 38000 73000
Iron - 8000 15000
Death's Vigil
Item Random level 35
Relic Blueprint
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The Keeper of Tomes will then offer the Service Beyond Death quest.

Quest Log[edit | edit source]

Quest log
The last part of the ritual involves the ashes of an ancient priest, Archon Barthollem. The Archon had been buried underneath Fort Ikon to the north. Unfortunately the fanatical Kymon's Chosen have declared the ashes sacred and are defending them with their lives. Travel to Fort Ikon and destroy anything that stands in your way. Reclaim the ashes for the Order of Death's Vigil.


  • Slay the Chosen guarding the Ashes (0/1)
With the Kymon's Chosen guardian vanquished, claim the Ashes and deliver them to the Keeper of Tomes back at Sorrow's Bastion.


  • Gather the Desecrated Ashes (0/1)
  • Deliver the Ashes to the Keeper of Tomes at Sorrow's Bastion

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

(Before accepting the quest)
The Keeper of Tomes
Master Varuuk speaks highly of your contributions. The Order values the Legion's assistance, and yours.

But by now I am sure you are eager to see the culmination of your efforts. However, one last thing remains before we can return Malkadarr to us.
Dialogue icon more.png What is it?

Underneath Fort Ikon to the north, there is a crypt dedicated to an ancient faith. Therein lies the Tomb of Archon Barthollem, a once powerful priest. The Archon was cremated upon death, his ashes stored within a sacred urn. In order to bring back Malkadarr, we must gather these ashes. They will serve as the core of his revenant body.
Unfortunately, Kymon's Chosen have already moved in on the crypt, declaring its contents sacred to their misguided faith.
Dialogue icon more.png Continue
We will have to take the ashes from them by force.
The Order is already advancing on the crypt as we speak. I need you to spearhead the attack. Wipe them out and claim the ashes for the Order!
Dialogue icon accept quest.png I will gather the ashes.
Dialogue icon decline quest.png I will not take part in this slaughter.

(After gathering the Ashes)
The Keeper of Tomes
Have you vanquished our foes and claimed the ashes?
Dialogue icon more.png Yes, I have them here. (Completes quest)
Excellent! With these ashes, Malkadarr shall once again take form in the physical realm.

I hope many Chosen died trying to stop you from claiming them.
Dialogue icon more.png Can we perform the ritual now? (Leads to the quest Service Beyond Death)
Dialogue icon end.png They were of no consequence.
Dialogue icon end.png They fought fanatically to defend them.