Distress Beacon

Distress Beacon
Category Quests
Type Main Story Quests
Rewards 680Resonance
Grey Gloomstone
145Memory Fragment
10Medium Wayfinder Resonance Cache
2000Reward Tower XP
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Walking in Shadows The Fallen Shrike

Distress Beacon is a main quest in Wayfinder.



Omen has suggested you find the smuggler, Kestrel, to learn more about the Trial of Lingering Light. Go to the Bitter End tavern to search for leads.


In order to learn what the monks were truly doing in Aurelian, you will need access to the Undercroft, which means you must complete the Trial of Lingering Light. Omen has suggested you find the smuggler, Kestrel, to learn more about this rite. Ask around the Bitter End tavern in Skylight.



Clear Walking in Shadows.

Start quest[edit]

Starts automatically.



  • Phase 1
    • Speak to a Tavern Patron
  • Phase 2
    • Speak to the Tavern Keeper
  • Phase 3
    • Travel to the Highlands
  • Phase 4
    • Speak to Warden Hass


Start Quest

Since the Gloomfall, we've had to put our pasts behind us. Wolf and the Huntmaster were once bitter enemies, but in the face of the Gloom, we have to work together. So, it is with Kestrel and I.


Who's Kestrel?


She's a smuggler who used to work with the Shrikes, and she's good at finding things we need. I'll never trust her—but she may be able to help us with this.

Kestrel keeps a low profile, but I'm sure you can find her. Ask around the Bitter End. Oh, and Wayfinder? Be careful. Kestrel is not one to divulge information for free.

Clear Phase 1
Tavern Patron

A Wayfinder? Shouldn't you be out saving the world?


I'm looking for Kestrel.

Tavern Patron

Kestrel? The Shrike who emptied the Imperial treasury? Surely she died in the Fall.

Enthusiastic Patron

Of couse she survived! The Fall couldn't kill Kestrel. The way I heard it, she's the only reason Omen survived the attack.

Other Tavern Patron

You talking about Kestrel? I heard she has a hideout in the Bloodworks mine, filled with Avar gold.


But where can I FIND Kestrel?

Disgruntled Patron

Don't believe anything this lot says. If anyone knows where to find Kestrel, it's the bartender. I hear Kestrel gave her a bottle of Firebreath Brandy stolen from a Dominion prince.

Clear Phase 2
Tavern Keeper Wren

Always a delight to see a new Wayfinder at the Bitter End! What can I do for you? If you're chasing rumors, I'm just the person you need... The tavern's where all rumors come to roost, after all.


Do you know Kestrel?

Tavern Keeper Wren

By reputation. Kestrel was one of the original Shrikes. Today they're rabid bandits, but there was a time when the Shrikes were heroes of the Highlands, playing Maze and Empire alike for fools.

Before the Fall, Kestrel was the slipperiest smuggler in the Westreach. I still have a bottle of blood sherry she carried through the Maze—don't tell Wolf.


I won't.

Tavern Keeper Wren

Most think Kestrel died in the Fall, but I think she's still making sure people get what they need. But Wolf, little Lord Halar—she tricked them in the past, and they'd never trust her in Skylight.

If you're serious about making contact, I'd take a jaunt down the Great Lift and speak with the Warden. They say she and Kestrel are... acquainted, as it were. Good luck.

Clear Quest
Warden Hass

Well met, Wayfinder! Are you here to thrash a few Shrikes for me? Or do you have some other pressing business?


I'm looking for a smuggler named Kestrel.

Warden Hass

Kestrel? You think I'm working with the Shrikes now? If I knew where she was, I'd have her in chains. And you can tell that to Commander Wolf! Really! As if I'd know Kestrel.


I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood.

Warden Hass

Closer, now, and quiet. I may be able to help you.

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