The Burning Blooms is one of the many optional side quests that you can complete within Horizon Forbidden West.
This side quest involves helping a huntress named Talanah
- SIDE QUEST: The Burning Blooms
- LOCATION: No Man’s Land
- QUEST GIVER: Talanah
- REWARDS: 4125 XP, 2 Skill Points, 1 Carja Shadow
- This side quest will trigger as soon as you reach the destination, where you will come across Talanah fighting off a bunch of Machines.
- Join Talanah and defeat the Machines.
- (Note: You need to complete the Death’s Door main story quest)
KILL THE MACHINES
When you arrive at the necessary destination you will automatically trigger a scene where Talanah is fighting a bunch of monsters. Aloy decides to go and help here. Eliminate the enemy threat.
FOLLOW TALANAH TO THE BATTLEFIELD
After you have neutralized the threat go ahead and speak with Talanah, she will introduce you to Milu and then escort you to the Battlefield. Seems as though a friend has gone missing.
Here we can examine the footprints and use our Focus to find more clues.
FOLLOW THE TRACKS
Follow the tracks and it will lead to an Utaru named Lel. Speak to him.
KILL THE SHELLSNAPPER
Head to the Western Ridge and we will be tasked with killing a Shellsnapper.
The Shellsnapper is a large combat machine that has a shell that can absorb damage. It is weak to Acid and Fire Damage and strong against both Frost and Plasma Damage.
After you have defeated the Shellsnapper our next destination is inside the nearby tunnel (The Spinebreak)
SEARCH THE TUNNEL FOR CLUES
Inside The Spinebreak tunnel activate your Focus mode and you should be able to see a body by the rocks, examine it to complete the quest.
A Carja huntress was spotted roaming the wilds in No Man’s Land. Could it be an old friend?