Quest: Captives in the Crystals
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, you'll discover that some creatures have been imprisoned behind ice crystals. If you destroy some of the ice crystals and set one of the prisoners free, then you'll trigger this quest.
There are three prisoners in Hiberheim:
- Arroka (#1). He spoke out against King Boreas and demanded equality for earth elementals, which ended up costing two elementals their lives. If you free Arroka, then a trio of Snow Wardens will show up, and your conversation with them will allow you to choose between being Righteous (leadership +1) or Renegade (pickpocketing +1).
If you side with the wardens, then they'll attack Arroka, and you'll earn 2830 xp for defeating him. Arroka will usually drop four random items when he dies, including possibly a legendary item. If you side with Arroka, then you'll have to kill the wardens, and you'll earn about 6000 xp total. Arroka will then speak to you, and you'll get a chance to purchase the items he would have dropped if had you killed him. Also, if you win a game of rock-paper-scissors with Arroka, then he'll give you a hint for breaking into King Boreas' prison.
- Haizea the Disemboweler (#2). He likes to kill and eat people. When you free him, two Snow Wardens will show up and attack you. After the battle, Haizea will offer to tell you how to enter King Boreas' prison provided you tell him where the rift to the
Witch's Grotto is located. This will allow you to choose between being Altruistic (reputation +2) or Egotistical (bartering +1). If you tell Haizea where the rift is, then he'll leave. If you don't tell him, then he'll attack you and you'll earn 3300 xp for defeating him. Haizea will have four random items on him, including possibly a legendary item, which he'll offer to sell you while he's alive... or more likely drop when he dies.
- Antzigar (#3). He stole the
Winter Ring from King Boreas. When you free him, three Snow Wardens will show up and confront you, which will allow you to choose between being Forgiving (immunity to cursed) or Vindictive (hit chance +20% for attacks of opportunity).
If you side with the wardens, then they'll attack Antzigar, and you'll earn 2830 xp for defeating him. Antzigar will have the same sort of equipment on him as Arroka and Haizea, and he'll drop it when he dies. If you side with Antzigar, then you'll have to kill the wardens, which will net you about 6000 xp total. Anzigar will then speak to you, and you'll get a chance to purchase the items he would have dropped if had you killed him. Antzigar will also tell you how you can steal the
Winter Ring from King Boreas. See the
Hiberheim Castle location entry for information on how to do this.
The quest will come to an end once you've dealt with all three prisoners. You won't receive anything as a reward.
1 - Arroka's Prison
2 - Haizea's Prison
3 - Antzigar's Prison