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Find the Hermit Smith: Gavroch Valle, an apprentice without a master, has a broken sword he cannot mend. As it happens, the one man who could repair it is the one I met earlier, in the heights of Menetyre.


To start the quest, speak with Gavroche Valle in Ironfast Keep first. A high blacksmithing skill is required for a persuasion attempt with Gavroche Valle.

Travel south along the road outside the keep, and after the first underpass, head west briefly, then south through one of the parallel paths then continue south through the narrow canyon. Follow the canyon around and talk to Efyr Dynnwel at the top.

He will give you the quest Time of Need. And you have to finish it before continue A Master's Touch.

After completing Time of Need and convincing Efyr Dynnwel that he is needed in order to reforge the blade, he will send you off to get Master's Tallow from Hurvar's Doorsill. Heading from Ironfast Keep, cross the river just after the bridge and travel west until you get to the northern gap, enter Hurvar's Doorsill. Once there, travel along the one path you can, watching out for the lightning traps, until you get to the room with a circular pit in the middle. Off to the west is the Master's Tallow. Collect it and either return back along the path you entered, or continue around, fighting past three Niskaru & a Niskaru Tyrant until you return to the beginning. From there fast travel back to Ironfast Keep, return the tallow, and collect your reward (0 Gold, level-dependent XP and Haldebier's Blade).


  • Surprisingly, you may find some Master's Tallow in Tearscotter Mine.
  • There is one persuasion attempt in this quest, when you locate the Hermit Smith.
  • You can collect this quest from Gavroche Valle in Ironfast Keep before visiting Efyr Dynwell, though the quest text stays the same, saying you have already met him.
  • Fun fact: Even though Efyr Dynnwel looks a lot younger than Gavroche Valle, Efyr Dynnwel is indeed much older and have a huge gap in blacksmithing experience than Gavroche Valle. We can easily thought that their character model is accidentally swapped to each other, is it?
  • Fun fact: Efyr Dynnwel finish reforging the blade in less than 3 seconds.
  • You will not be able to get Time of Need while the Jottun and Kobold are fighting below during Making Enemies.


Sometimes even after completing the quest, Efyr Dynnwel can still be seen at Menetyre up the slope where the player first met him.