Start NPC Naja Salaheem
Requirements Complete The Rider Cometh once.
Items Needed Sutlac(Optional)
Irmik Helvasi(Optional)
Timeworn Talisman
Key ItemMessage from Yoyoroon
Key ItemTalisman of the Rebel gods
Key ItemTalisman key
Key ItemSpatial Pressure Barometer
Title Granted Heir of the Blighted Gloom
Sworn to the Dark Divinity
Repeatable Yes
Reward Imperial Gold Piece
Choice of:
The avatar Odin (Usable by 75+ Summoner)
Aesir Ear Pendant
Aesir Torque
Aesir Mantle
10,000 gil
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The Rider Cometh A Stygian Pact

Repeating this quest

  • A completion of this quest is not counted until you have spoken with Naja Salaheem after receiving your rewards from the battlefield and from the Imperial Whitegate. This matters mostly due to the Japanese Midnight wait between repeats of this quest.


The quest is outlined into three main tasks.

An Imperial Summons

The Talisman Key

Yoyoroon rejection

Yoyoroon success

Battle The Rider

  • Enter Hazhalm Testing Grounds for a cutscene and check the Entry Gate to enter the uncapped 6-person battlefield "Unwavering Resolve". You will lose your Key ItemTalisman key.
  • After defeating Odin Prime, you may make a request of Odin. Selecting "The release of thy knight" will allow for quest progression. Afterwards, you will be given a choice of rewards.
    • Selecting any of the other options leads to a lengthy speech from Odin, but will not cause quest progression.
      • Odin's dialogue will change after each "release" request.
      • Only the most recent dialogue, and whichever other requests you have made, will show up at the Goblin Footprint. After full completion, only the 10th, 11th, and other requests will be available. However, the "other requests" will show a very truncated version of Odin's speech, not the full speech given when you actually do the quest.
  • Check the Imperial Whitegate in Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-9).
  • Talk to Naja Salaheem to complete the quest. You will receive an Imperial Gold Piece.
    • After completing this quest and selecting "The releast of thy knight" for the 11th time, you will receive the title "Sworn to the Dark Divinity" and unlock A Stygian Pact at the way to repeat this process.

The Battlefield

  • Buffs and TP are retained on entry.
  • Odin Prime will periodically summon an Odin Image, up to three in total.
  • Below 50%, Odin Prime may begin a countdown starting at 10. At 0, he will use Zantetsuken (ability), inflicting Death on all targets within a 30' radius of his current target. This can be avoided by using /heal, or by running out of range of the target.

Game Description

Nashmeira (Throne Room, Imperial Ward)
Ghatsad aims to seal the distortion that is the Dark Rider's portal into this world. You must procure another key and return to Hazhalm to collect the data he seeks. Meanwhile, Ovjang and Mnejing would ask of you a favor of their own...