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Help a Nord destroy her former captors.
Zone: Deshaan
Objective: Malak's Maw — Rout Orcs from the mountain pass.
Quest Giver: Svanhildr
Location(s): Malak's Maw
Prerequisite Quest: Oath Breaker
Reward: Gruznak's Chestplate
Low Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard
Blow the horn and challenge Gruznak the Impatient
Svanhildr wants to break the Oathbound offensive once and for all.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Burn the Covenant banners.
  2. Blow the warhorn and kill Gruznak the Impatient.
  3. Return to Svanhildr.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

With the storage huts ablaze, Svanhildr requests one last thing from you. You must burn the Covenant banners to demoralize the Oathbound, then kill their leader, Gruznak the Impatient.

Burning the banners is a simple enough task. Climb the towers, kill the guard at the top of each tower, and burn the banner. After the banners are ruined, you need to find the war horn by the massive door and blow it to challenge and slay Gruznak. Gruznak is unhappy that you've come to challenge him. He jumps down from his position and engages you in combat. Once he's dead, escape the stronghold and find Svanhildr in the path to the north to receive your reward.


  • It was possible to summon Gruznak multiple times during Challenge the Tide
  • Sometimes, the flags will not register as having been set alight. (North Banner)
    • This can be fixed with "/reloadui"

Quest Stages[edit]

Challenge the Tide
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I need to burn three Covenant war banners atop the towers in the cliffs to rattle the Oathbound.
Objective: Burn the North Banner
Objective: Burn the Central Banner
Objective: Burn the South Banner
With the banners burning, I should challenge Gruznak the Impatient and slay him.
Objective: Kill Gruznak the Impatient
Objective Hint: Use Horn to Challenge Gruznak
☑Finishes quest Gruznak the Impatient is dead and his Oathbound raiders are scattered and disorganized. I should find Svanhildr at the mouth of the pass and see if the reinforcements have arrived.
Objective: Talk to Svanhildr