Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire

Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire is a supplementary episode of Icebrood Saga that was released on 17 March 2020. There are no new maps as the instances are visions of the past. 

My Playlist
Click on the top left corner of the player below to see the whole list or click here to see the playlist on YouTube.

The following are storylines and story achievements released in this episode.

Click on the name to see achievements & the play button to see story video.

Story Video

To access Season 1 visions, do the following:

  • Complete Chapter 1: Forging Steel

  • Complete Chapter 2: Darkrime Delves

  • Complete Visions of the Past: Mysteries of the Eye (5 AP)

Read a mysterious message in the Eye of the North after completing the "Steel and Fire" story content.

  • Complete Visions of the Past: Cragstead (3 AP)

Find a memento of a past battle deep inside the village of Cragstead in Wayfarer Foothills.

  • Complete Visions of the Past: North Nolan Hatchery (3 AP)

Find a memento of a past battle deep inside the North Nolan Hatchery in Diessa Plateau.

  • Complete Visions of the Past: Canach's Lair (3 AP)

Find a memento of a past battle deep inside Ember Passage of Southsun

Cove.

  • Complete Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate (3 AP)

Find a memento of a past battle in the ruins of the Nightmare Tower in Kessex Hills.

  • After completing all of the above achievements, return to Eye of the North to access the Season 1 visions via the Scrying Pool!

Eye of the North Portal Unlocks

 

Achievement: Out of the Cold

Description:   Meet the infamous romance novelist Snargle Goldclaw in the Eye of the North.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: Searching for Inspiration

Prerequisite:   Out of the Cold

Description:   Find a collection of Snargle Goldclaw's books across Tyria to remind him of his literary genuis and free him from his writer's block.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Preparing the Eye

Description:   Added 0/1 Services to the Eye of the North.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: Clad for the North

Description:   Unlock all 18 Runic armor pieces in your wardrobe.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Minis of Steel

Description:   Acquire all 5 of the Steel Warband minis.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Weapons of Steel

Description:   Acquire all 5 of the Blood Legion weapons used by the Steel Warband.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Strike While the Crystal Is Hot

Prerequisite:   To unlock, complete a Steel Warband Footsteps achievement, and then confer with Crystallographer Smoxxi.

Description:   Collect 100 Misty Cape Scraps.
Misty Cape Scraps are awarded from Strike Missions, Daily Strike achievements, and Weekly Emissary Chests in Eye of the North.

Rewards:       5 AP

 

Chapter 1: Forging Steel

Achievement: Forged Steel

Description:   Complete the Forging Steel vision.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: Alpha Strike

Description:   During the final encounter of Forging Steel, attack using the tank's heavy gun while the Ancient Forgeman is restrained.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Artillery Specialist

Description:   Defeat the opposition with your tank.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Centurion's Right Hand

Description:   Help Ryland Steelcatcher and the Steel Warband complete their mission.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Emergency Maintenance

Description:   Repair the tank with patch kits or scrap.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Engineer's Apprentice

Description:   Retrieve lost supply drops for Ranoah Grindsteel.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Field Medicine

Description:   Collect ingredients for Nicabar Steelweaver's tonics.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Heavy Rival

Description:   Compete with Cinder Steeltemper to bring out the best in both of you.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Moving Up the Ranks

Description:   Complete the Forging Steel vision with a final rank of imperator.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Onsite Procurement

Description:   Commandeer and fire stone cannons in the Forging Steel vision.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: The Spotter

Description:   Reach Vishen Steelshot's perches and help her clear the way.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: Spa Day

Description:   Sit in the hot springs after completing the Steel Warband's mission.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: Fallen from the Summit 

Description:   Scour the area to retrieve intel on hostile forces in the Forging Steel and Darkrime Delves visions.

Rewards:       5 AP​​

Mission Challenges

Achievement: Mission Challenge: Final Boss

Description:   Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Final Boss challenge active.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Mission Challenge: Horde of Foes

Description:   Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Horde of Foes challenge active.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Mission Challenge: Powerful Foes

Description:   Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Powerful Foes challenge active.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Mission Challenge: Tank Escort

Description:   Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Tank Escort challenge active.

Rewards:       5 AP

 

Chapter 2: Darkrime Delve

Achievement: Darkrime Delver

Description:   Complete the Darkrime Delve vision.

Rewards:       1 AP

Achievement: Delving for Treasure

Description:   While journeying through Darkrime Delves in the Scrying Pool's visions, explore to find lost treasures.

Rewards:       6 AP

  • Treasure Chest 1

  • Treasure Chest 2

  • Treasure Chest 3

  • Treasure Chest 4

  • Treasure Chest 5

  • Treasure Chest 6

  • Treasure Chest 7

  • Treasure Chest 8

  • Treasure Chest 9

  • Treasure Chest 10

  • Treasure Chest 11

  • Treasure Chest 12

Achievement: Heating Up the Delves   (map above)

Description:   Defeat the hidden champions in the Darkrime Delves story mission.

Rewards:       5 AP

  • Champion Stone Summit Crusher

  • Champion Ice Beast

  • Champion Ice Elemental

 

Achievement: Slaver's Extinction

Description:   Defeat the hostile inhabitants of the ruins in and around Darkrime Delves.

Rewards:       1 AP

Delving for Treasure map.jpg
 

Scrying Pool vision: Cragstead

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Cragstead

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Mysteries of the Eye

Description:   Find a memento of a past battle deep inside the village of Cragstead in Wayfarer Foothills.

Unlock a key moment from Living World Season 1 Episode 3, "Flame and Frost: The Razing," which is then accessed from the Scrying Pool in Eye of the North.

Rewards:       3 AP

[Living World Season 1: Cragstead vision. Accessed via Scrying Pool in the Eye of the North.]

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Retake Cragsteed

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Cragstead

Description:   Help Braham retake Cragsteed.
Having received no support from Rytlock or Eir, Braham enlists your help to retake Braham's village from the Molten Alliance.

Rewards:       1 AP

 

Scrying Pool vision: North Nolan Hatchery

Achievement: Visions of the Past: North Nolan Hatchery

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Mysteries of the Eye

Description:   Find a memento of a past battle deep inside the North Nolan Hatchery in Diessa Plateau.
Unlock a key moment from Living World Season 1 Episode 3, "Flame and Frost: The Razing," which is then accessed from the Scrying Pool in Eye of the North.

Rewards:       3 AP

[Living World Season 1: North Nolan Hatchery vision. Accessed via Scrying Pool in the Eye of the North.]

Achievement: Visions of the Past: You Made a Friend

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: North Nolan Hatchery

Description:   Help Rox defend the hatchery... and find a new friend in the process.
Rox has orders fromo Rytlock to secure assets at the devourer hatchery northwest of the town of Nolan in Diessa Plateau, currently under threat by the Molten Alliance.

Rewards:       1 AP

 

Scrying Pool vision: Canach's Lair

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Canach's Lair

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Mysteries of the Eye

Description:   Find a memento of a past battle deep inside Ember Passage of Southsun Cove.
Unlock a key moment from Living World Season 1 Episode 6, "Last Stand at Southsun," which is then accessed from the Scrying Pool in Eye of the North.

Rewards:       3 AP

[Living World Season 1 vision: Canach's Lair. Accessed via Scrying Pool in the Eye of the North.]

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Confronting Canach

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Canach's Lair

Description:   Defeat the fugitive Canach in his island hideaway.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Lair Light-Foot

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Canach's Lair

Description:   Defeat Canach's Lair without getting caught in any traps.

Rewards:       5 AP

 

Scrying Pool vision: The Nightmare Incarnate

Achievement: Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: Mysteries of the Eye

Description:   Find a memento of a past battle in the ruins of the Nightmare Tower in Kessex Hills.
Unlock a key moment from Living World Season 1 Episode 14, "The Nightmares Within," which is then accessed from the Scrying Pool in Eye of the North.

Rewards:       3 AP

[Living World Season 1: The Nightmare Incarnate vision. Accessed via Scrying Pool in the Eye of the North.]

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Antitoxin Injector

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate

Description:   Delve deep inside the Nightmare Tower and set off a chain reaction that will counteract its poisonous influence over Kessex Hills.

Rewards:       5 AP

Achievement: Visions of the Past: Tower Hybrid Master

Prerequisite:   Visions of the Past: The Nightmare Incarnate

Description:   Defeat the toxic hybrid without any party members dying.
Get a flawless victory against your enemy inside the Nightmare Tower.

Rewards:       5 AP

Steel Warband Footsteps achievements

 

Requires access to previous Icebrood Saga episodes to complete.

  1. Blood Legion Flamesaw
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in the Eye of the North after completing a Steel Warband vision.

  2. Crystallographer Smoxxi's Thoughts
    Talk to Crystallographer Smoxxi, near the portal in Eye of the North. 

  3. Frayed Braid of Charr Fur
    Found outside the Citadel of Flame entrance in Fireheart Rise.

  4. Shard of Elemental Ice
    Found in the chest at the end of the Shiverpeaks Pass Strike Mission in Grothmar Valley.

  5. Broken Rod
    Found in the river near the training grounds in Grothmar Valley.

  6. Blood Legionnaire Badge
    Purchased from a Rally Provisioner in Grothmar Valley.

  7. Homeguard Service Ring
    Found by completing any event in Grothmar Valley.

  8. Weaponsmith's Notes
    Ashford Waypoint [&BIQBAAA=]. Weaponsmith's Notes near Master Weaponsmith.

  9. Distilled Hylek Mead
    Found in the chest at the end of the Tears of Itlaocol in Caledon Forest.
    Do left pattern first, then right, left again, then right again; till all 4 torches light up and the door opens!
    Full mini-dungeon here.

  10. Frostbone Flux
    Chance to drop from icebrood enemies. Guaranteed from the Claw of Jormag.

  11. Iron Legion Flamesaw
    C
    rafted or purchased from the Black Lion Trading Post.

  12. Mangled Blood Legion Pauldrons
    Drops from bears in Blazeridge Steppes; Terra Carorunda area [&BAECAAA=]    .

  13. Ryland's Command
    Assist Ryland during the Forging Steel vision by defeating the Ancient Forgeman.

  14. Letter of Commendation
    Purchased from Fahrtak Shatterfiend near the Brokentooth Maw waypoint [&BAICAAA=] in Blazeridge Steppes.

  15. Confrontation
    Found after defeating the Whisper of Jormag Strike Mission.

  16. A Touch of Aurene's Magic
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in Eye of the North after opening with three crystals.

Achievement: Ryland Steelcatcher's Footsteps

Description:   Collect items related to Ryland Steelcatcher's history to earn her signature Steel Warband flamesaw.

Rewards:       10 AP

Achievement: Ranoah Grindsteel's Footsteps

Description:   Collect items related to Ranoah Grindsteel's history to earn her signature Steel Warband pistol.

Rewards:       10 AP

  1. Blood Legion Pistol
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in the Eye of the North after completing a Steel Warband vision.

  2. Crystallographer Smoxxi's Thoughts
    Talk to Crystallographer Smoxxi, near the portal in Eye of the North.

  3. Romantic Picnic
    West side of The Ooze Pit in Grothmar Valley. Type /sit near the 2 charrs having a picnic. Wardowns Waypoint [&BPgLAAA=]

  4. Dread Mask
    Chance to drop from Ascalonian ghosts in Dalada Forest, Grothmar Valley. Dalada Forest Waypoint
    [&BA4MAAA=]

  5. Assignment Request
    Look for Oily Note, south of Blood Keep Waypoint [&BBsMAAA=] in Grothmar Valley.

  6. Field Maintenance Manual
    Purchase from Legionnaire Kress Rustmaw in the Tuyere Command Post in Fireheart Rise. Tuyere Command Post Waypoint [&BBgCAAA=]

  7. Worn-Toothed Gear
    Found in the chest at the end of the Pig Iron Quarry jumping puzzle in Fireheart Rise. Pig Iron Waypoint [&BBcCAAA=]

    Full jump puzzle without mount.

  8. Gunsmith's Notes
    Pick up Page of Notes in the Huntsman area in the Canton Factorium, Black Citadel. Factorium Waypoint [&BKcDAAA=]

  9. Dwarven MechanismFound in the Dwarven Treasure at the end of Forsaken Fortune in
    Dredgehaunt Cliffs. Wyrmblood Waypoint
    [&BGUCAAA=]
    Full mini-dungeon here.

  10. Karka Web Gland
    C
    hance to drop from karka enemies. Guaranteed from Karka Queen.

  11. Iron Legion Pistol
    Crafted or purchased from the Black Lion Trading Post.

  12. Diary Scrap
    Found in the chest at the end of the Craze's Folly jumping puzzle in Blazeridge Steppes.  
    Terra Carorunda Waypoint
    [&BAECAAA=]

  13. Ranoah's Thoughts
    S
    peak with Ranoah after defeating the Ancient Forgeman.

  14. Roasted Meat
    Roast a meat rack on the firepit in the Village of Butcher's Block in Diessa Plateau.
    Butcher's Block Waypoint
    [&BF8BAAA=]

  15. Shattered Chest Lid
    Found in medium chests of Resilience, Vigilance, or Valor in the Bjora Marches.
    Location of Chests here.

  16. A Touch of Aurene's Magic
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in Eye of the North after opening it with three crystals.

GW2 Essence Looter achievement

Achievement: Vishen Steelshot's Footsteps

Description:   Collect items related to Vishen Steelshot's history to earn her signature Steel Warband sniper rifle.

Rewards:       10 AP

  1. Blood Legion Longshot
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in the Eye of the North after completing a Steel Warband vision.

  2. Crystallographer Smoxxi's Thoughts
    Talk to Crystallographer Smoxxi, near the portal in Eye of the North.

  3. Kahn-Ur's Flame
    Found inside the chest at the end of the Gauntlet of the Khan-Ur jumping puzzle in Grothmar Valley.

  4. Little Sharpshooter Badge
    Awarded for prowess in marksmanship in Grothmar Valley.
    Go to the Training Grounds south of Blood Keep, Grothmar Valley.
    Event: Shoot targets to demonstrate your marksmanship to the cubs.

  5. Journal Scrap
    Found inside a chest on the Crimson Plateau jumping puzzle in Diessa Plateau.
    Breached Wall Waypoint
    [&BGEBAAA=]

  6. Meatoberfest Sausage
    Purchase from Lakor Grizzlemouth in the Village of Butcher's Block in Diessa Plateau. Butcher's Block Waypoint
    [&BF8BAAA=]

  7. Perspective of the Ascalonian Wall
    Finish the
    Wall Breach Blitz jump puzzle in Diessa Plateau. 
    Breached Wall Waypoint
    [&BGEBAAA=]

  8. Gunsmith's Research
    Pick up Smudged Journal in Auris's Workshop, near Blood Keep wp in Grothmar Valley.
    Blood Keep Waypoint
    [&BBsMAAA=]

  9. Crystal-Tipped Shell
    Found in the chest at the end of Chaos Crystal Cavern jumping puzzle in Iron Marches. Old Piken Ruins Waypoint
    [&BOQBAAA=]

  10. Finely Calibrated Optic
    Chance to drop from Inquest enemies. Guaranteed from Golem Mark II or Mark III Supressor Golem.
    Lots of Inquest in NW area of Draconis Mons.

  11. Iron Legion Longshot
    Crafted or purchased from the Black Lion Trading Post.

  12. Redeployment Order
    Discarded Orders: Found on the overlook by Terra Carorunda wp in Blazeridge Steppes.
    Terra Carorunda Waypoint
    [&BAECAAA=]

  13. Vishen's Thoughts
    Speak with Vishen after defeating the Ancient Forgeman.

  14. Recruitment Notes: Vishen Steelshot
    Found in the Ash Legion's files of Recon Cove in Grothmar Valley.

    How to enter Recon Cove.
    Tree Carvings map

  15. Secret of the Raven Reflector
    Found inside a chest at the end of a light puzzle in Bjora Marches.
    Lighting the Forest seems to be the shortest puzzle.

  16. A Touch of Aurene's Magic
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in Eye of the North after opening with three crystals.

A Carved Path trees.jpg

Achievement: Nicabar Steelweaver's Footsteps

Description:   Collect items related to Nicabar Steelweaver's history to earn her signature Steel Warband staff.

Rewards:       10 AP

  1. Blood Legion Staff
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in the Eye of the North after completing a Steel Warband vision.

  2. Crystallographer Smoxxi's Thoughts
    Talk to Crystallographer Smoxxi, near the portal in Eye of the North.

  3. Aspiration
    Found by talking to Marghel Talekeeper at Deathblade's Watch in Fields of Ruin.
    Deathblade's Watch Waypoint
    [&BNQAAAA=]

  4. Disappointment
    Found in the Thunder Den at Thunderbreak Hills in Fields of Ruin.
    Thunderbreak Waypoint
    [&BD4EAAA=]

  5. Reconsideration
    Found inside the chest at the end of the Branded Mine in Fields of Ruin.
    Helliot Mine Waypoint
    [&BEsBAAA=]

  6. Redemption
    Found by completing the Ooze Pit trials or Demolition Derby in Grothmar Valley, while pledged to Blood.

  7. Charred Slip of Paper
    Found in the Blood Keep in Grothmar Valley.

  8. Artificer's Notes
    Found in the township of Claypool in Queensdale.
    Claypool Waypoint
    [&BPYAAAA=]

  9. Ancient Fish Bone
    Found inside the chest at the end of The Long Way Around in Straits of Devastation.
    Vesper Bell Waypoint
    [&BPICAAA=]

  10. Branch of an Ancestor Tree
    Chance to drop from centaur enemies. Guaranteed from Modniir Ulgoth.
    Lots of Inquest in NW area of Draconis Mons.

  11. Iron Legion Staff
    Crafted or purchased from the Black Lion Trading Post.

  12. Preparation
    Found by interacting with any repair anvil.

  13. Nicabar's Thoughts
    Speak with Nicabar after defeating the Ancient Forgeman.

  14. Collaboration
    Found inside the chest atop Flame Legion camp in Grothmar Valley.

  15. Experimentation
    Created by mining Eternal Ice multiple times.

  16. A Touch of Aurene's Magic
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in Eye of the North after opening with three crystals.

Achievement: Cinder Steeltemper's Footsteps

Description:   Collect items related to Cinder Steeltemper's history to earn her signature Steel Warband sword.

Rewards:       10 AP

  1. Blood Legion Combat Blade
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in the Eye of the North after completing a Steel Warband vision.

  2. Crystallographer Smoxxi's Thoughts
    Talk to Crystallographer Smoxxi, near the portal in Eye of the North.

  3. Record
    Found in the Blood Legion Fahrar in Grothmar Valley - interact with the Fahrar Records near Primus Sparbreaker.

  4. Metal Legion Ticket Stub
    Found in the chest after the Metal Legion Concert in Grothmar Valley.

  5. Broken Rod
    Look for Loose Rocks in the river near the Training Grounds in Grothmar Valley.

  6. Blood Legion Badge
    Given to young charr soldiers when they graduate from the fahrar and join a warband. Buy for 7000 karma from a Rally Provisioner in Grothmar Valley.

  7. Homeguard Service Ring
    Found by completing any event in Grothmar Valley.

  8. Weaponsmith's Notes
    Found near the Weaponsmith in the Canton Factorium area at the Black Citadel. 
    [&BKcDAAA=]

  9. Treatise on Tempering Draconic Materials
    Found inside the chest at the end of Vexa's Lab in Fireheart Rise.

  10. Primordial Slag
    Chance to drop from destroyer enemies. Guaranteed from Megadestroyer.

  11. Iron Legion Combat Blade
    Crafted or purchased from the Black Lion Trading Post.

  12. Branded Trophy
    Created by killing multiple branded enemies in Blazeridge Steppes.

  13. Cinder's Thoughts
    Speak with Cinder after defeating the Ancient Forgeman..

  14. Encounter Report
    Purchased from Fahrtak Shatterfiend near the Brokentooth Maw waypoint
    [&BAICAAA=] in Blazeridge Steppes.

  15. Resistance
    Destroy a large Idol of Jormag in Bjora Marches. Given after completing a Stop the Svanir ceremony.

  16. A Touch of Aurene's Magic
    Found inside an Emissary Chest in Eye of the North after opening with three crystals.

Recent Updates
Tweet Tweet!

GW2/Mounts/Skimmer

27 Aug 2020
 

Giveaways

18 Aug 2020

GW2/Map Achievements/DrizzlewoodCoast2

 18 Aug 2020

Special Events/Festival of the Four Winds

14 Aug 2020

ArcheAge/Titles, Achievements & Icons

7 Aug 2020

GW2/Episode 4: Jormag Rising

29 July 2020

 

ArcheAge/Hiram Ring

8 Feb 2020

 

 

Play GW2 for FREE!
Get GW2 expansions here!
  • AyinMaiden Twitch
  • AyinMaiden YouTube
  • AyinMaiden Twitter
  • AyinMaiden Email
Humble Bundle - Hope for Orphans
♥ Awesome Supporters ♥

● Hypnotron ● Brandon M. 

● Lori E. ● Ani R. ● Andrew C. 

● Mark M. ● Pavel B. ● Chief

● Laurens L.
● Aidda ● Fominos ● Gavin K. 

● Adri C. ● NirvaCat ● Outland 

● Andrew W.  ● Christian  
● Steve ● Bernd S. ●

SLOBS banner
GGBbanner-small.png
ArcheAge Unchained
patreon.png

© 2020 AyinMaiden™ Productions. All Rights Reserved.

This is an official website. Please do not copy and/or plagiarize anything on this website without permission.

This includes the text, format, graphics and audiovisual elements of the website.