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*Upon victory, return to the Wheel Rut for a cutscene and your reward.

Revision as of 23:16, March 31, 2013

Requirements Wings of the Goddess
Items Needed None
Title Granted House Aurchiat Retainer
Repeatable No
Reward Ram Staff
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Points of interest in Xarcabard [S]

Forbidding Portal

The Forbidding Portal

  • Head to Xarcabard (S).
  • Go to (J-9) and examine the Animal Spoor found nearby the entrance to Beaucedine Glacier (S) for a cutscene.
  • Go to (I-9) and examine the Wheel Rut found to the west from the Animal Spoor, in an alcove, for another cutscene.
  • Head back to the Animal Spoor for yet another cutscene.
  • Go to (I-7) and examine the Forbidding Portal, northwest from the Animal Spoor, for a cutscene.
  • Examine this once again to enter the battlefield for Blood of Heroes.
  • Upon victory, return to the Wheel Rut for a cutscene and your reward.
    • Upon loss, you will have to pick up another key item at the Animal Spoor.
      • You can obtain only one per Vana'diel day.
        • If you have completed this mission before, you do not need to obtain the KI again in order to help with this mission.


  • Only characters that are currently on this part of the quest, or past it, can enter.
  • Time limit is 30 minutes.
  • Experience points are not lost upon defeat.
  • Buffs do not wear upon entry, but TP and any other buffs lost upon changing area do.
  • Excenmille fights alongside of you and must be kept alive in order to succeed.
    • Excenmille can be buffed.
    • Will engage after 2:30
    • Uses several AoE weaponskills, making sleepga strategy difficult.
    • Occasionally sounds his horn and says: "I beseech you, Machegue! Be with us now!" which grants Attack Boost to all party members within range.
    • May also use an item called "Vunkerl Herb Tonic", which erases and regens everyone within range.
  • The opponents are:
  • Only Kingslayer Doggvdegg needs to be defeated for victory.
  • Kingslayer Doggvdegg has around 10,000 HP
  • All the orcs are immune to Break and Bind.
  • Kingslayer Doggvdegg and Gherrmoga seem to be immune against sleep but the rest of the orcs are susceptible.
  • The mages use Sleepga often.
  • Kingslayer Doggvdegg uses Invincible, as well as TP moves including Tornado Edge, Berserker Dance, and a potent version of Arm Block.
    • Specifically, the Arm Block appears to include a Stoneskin effect in addition to the typical defense boost.

(see testimonials)

  • Upon victory, return to the Wheel Rut for a cutscene and your reward.

Game Description

Excenmille, (J-9, Xarcabard)
Count Aurchiat lies dead, felled in an Orcish ambush that has left the Cardinal Stags severely weakened deep in the heart of enemy territory. The key to survival lies in a joint operation with the Iron Rams...

Game Script

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