Online:The Will of the Worm

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Join forces with Thallik to win the Battle of the Cliffs.
Zone: Coldharbour
Objective: Cliffs of Failure — Win the Battle of the Cliffs and set the mages free.
Quest Giver: The Observer
Location(s): Cliffs of Failure
Prerequisite Quest: The Endless War
Reward: The Observer's Battle Helm
362 Gold
To save the members of the Mages Guild that were forced to compete in the Observer's game, I decided to side with Thallik. Now I just need to find a way to win the game.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to the Observer.
  2. Find Thallik Wormfather.
  3. Defeat the opposing champions.
  4. Meet Mim at the cave entrance.
  5. Enter the Antechamber and defeat the guardians.
  6. Go to the Observer's Watch and defeat the Observer.
  7. Find the mages.
  8. Choose your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Thallik and Mim overlook the long winding ramp that leads north to the Worm Cult area of the Cliffs of Failure. The cultists and skeletal warriors are neutral to you.

Thallik gives you his rune and commands you to slay the champions of Estre and Angof. Estre controls the Heritage soldiers to the east of the zone and Angof controls the zombies to the west. Thallik's Embrace lasts 5 minutes.

Estre's champion is Relmus and he is aided by Coristir. Corister is an accomplished warrior. Relmus is nice a squishy and easy to take out quickly but you only incapacitate him rather than kill him. Angof's champion is Juline Ginis and she is aided by Paldrin the Wise. Paldrin is an accomplished necromancer. Juline is marginally tougher than Relmus but again is only incapacitated when defeated.

Once you slay one of the champions the Observer announces that you have slain one. Once you slay both he announces it again and asks you to meet him at the portal to the Observer's Watch. When you reach the Antechamber entrance Mim wills top you and tell you that the Observer has changed the rules and Thallik was upset about it.

Upon entering the Antechamber the Observer congratulates you and sics the two Watcher's on you. Once they are both dead you proceed back to the Observer's Watch. Here the Observer gives you your reward - a fight! The three mage pawns show some chutzpah and join you in the final battle. The Observer is neutral and is facing away from you allowing you impunity for the first move. He will periodically target one of your allies in the fight and with their help you quickly triumph and can now leave the Cliffs of Failure for good.

Once you exit the Cliffs of Failure you encounter the Observer, alive and well and quite pleased to see you. He tells you to choose between Thallik and the mages. Thallik wants you to choose him because he is the most powerful but Mim points out that he can't be that powerful since he is caged just like the mages are. This is where Intimidate really shines and allows you to threaten the Observer into giving you both Thallik and the mages.

Whatever you choose the Observer teleports you and your chosen reward away and you tell them about the Hollow City and complete the quest.


  • With the Fighters Guild Intimidating Presence perk, you can leave the game with Thallik and all three mages.
  • After completing this quest, the House of Darkness in The Hollow City will unlock. If you saved Thallik, he will be found there, and also outside of The Shining Star. If you saved the mages, they will be found at the Library.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Will of the Worm
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Thallik Wormfather
Objective: Defeat Angof's Champion
Objective: Defeat Estre's Champion
Objective: Return to the Cave Entrance
Objective: Talk to Mim
Objective: Enter the Observer's Watch
Objective: Survive the Observer's Challenge
Objective: Defeat the Observer
Objective: Find the Mages
Objective: Talk to the Observer
Objective: Talk to the Thallik
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