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The Dead and Defeated
Level: 70
Preceded by: Chapter 5: Ascendancy's End
Followed by: River District Hauntings
Given by: Sergeant Knox
Starts in: Protector's Enclave
Also occurs in: Driftwood Tavern
Ends in: River District
Turn in to: Kavatos Stormeye
11Silver, 3Copper
Duration: {{{duration}}}

The Dead and Defeated is the starting quest in the Shroud of Souls storyline quest chain, part of The Cloaked Ascendancy Campaign.


  • Meet Sergeant Knox in the Driftwood Tavern in Protector's Enclave.


Sergeant Knox
Ah, <name>! Always good to see you, my friend!

There's something important we should discuss. But... not here. Let's meet upstairs at the Driftwood Tavern. We can get a drink.

Trust me, you might need one after what I have to tell you...


  • Meet with Sergeant Knox at the Driftwood Tavern
  • Meet Knox upstairs
  • Talk With Knox
  • Meet with Kavatos in River District


Sergeant Knox
I'm technically off-duty. Call me Alphonse. Care for a drink?
  • How's life treating you, Alphonse?
Sergeant Knox
As well as can be expected, I guess. You know how it is. If it's not undead besieging the city walls it's crazed wizards bent on world destruction. It seems like the gods are never happy unless mortals are fighting for their lives.

I'm an old soldier, and I don't often get a chance to relax with a friend. How many adventures have we seen in our time? It's getting hard to remember them all.

  • I know what you mean.
Sergeant Knox
That's why times like this are necessary. We sit back with friends, relax, and remember. We reflect on what's important to us, and why we do the things we do.

For me, it's because I love this city and its people. It's broken and dirty, but it's also steadfast and strong. It's stood the test of time and given people hope. And in times of crisis it's brought together some of the bravest and most selfless people I know.

People like you. That's why I'm honored to call you friend.

  • Thank you, Alphonse.
  • Thanks for the offer. But what is this about?
Sergeant Knox
To business, eh? *sigh* No rest for old soldiers like me.

Well, let's get to it then. As soon as Kavatos arrives.

  • Kavatos?


Kavatos Stormeye
Ah, there you are. I half-expected you to be drinking late with Knox.Thank you for showing some semblence of moderation and respectability.

Now, let's stop the city from being overrun by wraiths, shall we?