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This is the quick guide for The Branches of Darkmeyer.
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Start pointQuest map icon
The Branches of Darkmeyer icon
Speak to Veliaf Hurtz in the Myreque base under Burgh de Rott.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyMaster Master
Quest Quests:

None of the following can be boosted.

Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None

Recommended items:

  • Gadderhammer (recommended if you want a higher vampyric title)
  • Wolfbane dagger (recommended if you don't want to kill captured citizens)
  • Combat equipment and food
Enemies to defeat

Starting outEdit

  • Talk to Veliaf Hurtz in the Burgh de Rott pub's basement. (Chat 111)
  • Enter the Cave entrance south of the Burgh de Rott bank
  • Pick up the letter on the floor
  • Search the coffin, which deals a very small amount of damage when inspected and opened. In it is a mysterious medallion.
  • Climb the rope to leave the cave.
  • Talk to Veliaf Hurtz again, and mention the medallion and the letter. (Chat 11)

An unexpected helpEdit

  • Go to Safalaan in the northern most room, reaching him with the teleport given to you by Veliaf.
  • Tell him about the medallion, and he will alter it to have a teleport added to the Meiyerditch Myreque hideout. (Chat 2)
  • Ask him what the vampyres have been doing, and then mention the letter. (Chat 21)
  • Go through the dialogue options, and then ask "What do you think?" (Chat 111)

Traversing MeiyerditchEdit

  • Teleport to the Meiyerditch Laboratories using the mysterious medallion (Chat 3).
  • Go upstairs, open the door, pass through the slashed tapestry and exit the building.
  • Run between the houses to the area (south-west) highlighted on your world map.
  • Open the door to the building with Vertida Sefalatis and speak to him.
  • Climb up the wall and speak to Mekritus A'hara.
  • Click the white sickle logo on the ground to stand on the Lookout point and a cutscene will play.
  • Drop-down the floorboards and talk to Nessie who is in the courtyard south of the building. (Chat 11)

Entering DarkmeyerEdit

  • After talking to Nessie, you will be told to attack her, after she transformed into Vanescula Drakan.
  • She will knock you back. Talk to her, and go through all options - eventually learning about the tree.
  • Take the envelope to Safalaan, who can be reached teleporting to Meiyerditch (Chat 2) with the medallion, who will direct you to Vertida Sefalatis.
  • Talk to Vertida, and he will explain the plan of action for entering Darkmeyer. (Chat 1)
  • Take the 30 smoke bombs from a crate west of the exit ladder. (South-west room)
  • Use the medallion to teleport to the Meiyerditch Laboratories. (Chat 3)
  • Go up the stairs, open the door, go through the slashed tapestry, and out of the building.
  • Run north until you reach the drainage grate (navigating south-west at first).
    • Squeeze through the grate.
  • Talk to Vanescula on the other side of the gate. (Chat 1112)
  • Use the smoke bombs only when out of sight of the vampyre juvinates. Do not go near vyrewatch.
  • Search chests inside buildings to find clothing, 4 pieces in total.
    • You can use another smoke bomb before the previous one dissipates, enter a building before your smoke shroud vanishes. Once in a building, immediately close the door.
  • Fix all 4 pieces and wear them. You no longer need to hide in smoke.
  • Return to Vanescula, and she will tell you you'll need to be a more respected vampyre to be allowed in the higher tiers of the city.

Gaining StatusEdit

The Branches of Darkmeyer map
  • Walk up the ramp at the north-east of the ground floor level of the city, and talk to Sentinel Mortshade.
  • Tell him what your vampyre name is, which will be your name from then on.
  • Complete the vampyre tasks below, to increase your rating. After doing all tasks in this tier of the city, when the rating bar is half full, you can move on to the next part of the city.

These are the tasks available in the middle tier:

  • Vandalising posters put up by vyrelords and ladies. This task is given by Sanguinus Varnis.
  • Terrorising Maria Gadderanks.
  • Talk to Maria while wielding the Gadderhammer.
  • Talking to Maria Gadderanks.
  • Using the Angry or Laugh emotes a few times next to Maria Gadderanks (also possible after she has been freed).
  • Talking to Valentina Kaust; drink the vial of blood she gives you, then select any of the options.
    • Drinking the blood damages you for half your health.
  • Recapture bloodveld younglings (after talking to Grigan Kaninus). These vanish for long periods of time, so they can appear in places you've already checked. They are displayed as yellow dots on the minimap.
  • Talk to Sentinel Draemus about citizens in Meiyerditch, the Myreque and Burgh de Rott (three conversations).

And for the upper tier:

  • Entertain Misdrievus Vakan by humiliating a blood tither.
  • Subsequently talking to the Tithe master about the tither. Killing the tither awards 24 status, Sparing him only awards 16.
  • Speak to Vanescula Drakan to pledge allegiance to the Drakan family.
  • Kill Captured Meiyerditch citizens for the Vyrewatch guards.
    • If you refuse to kill the citizens anyway, the guard will instead ask you to go and get him some blood from the Dark Meyer Blood Trader. Remember the blood types he asks for. The trader will initially refuse as you haven't got any money. He will instead ask you to recover money for him from a werewolf. The werewolf is the Canifis settler located in the lowest tier of Darkmeyer. You will need Wolfbane dagger (Use it on her) to persuade her to give you Darkmeyer notes. Trade with the Darkmeyer blood trader and get the blood types the guard requested. Return to the guard to gain status.
  • Talk to any upper tier sentinel and discuss your opinion of Vanstrom Klause.
  • Talk to a Sentinel and discuss your opinion of Lord Drakan.

The ArboretumEdit

  • After gaining enough status in the upper tier, talk to Vanescula and she will tell you to enter the Arboretum.
  • Ranis will stop you when opening the doors, and give you a blood mark, which deals some damage.
  • Check the health of the tree.
  • Pull the lever, and put the orbs in the order from top to bottom of blue-yellow-green. Rotating the orbs is done by clicking the left-bottom orb of a group of four orbs.
    • If the orbs appear too bright, you can toggle the bloom effects in the graphics settings.

Puzzle 1 solution

  • When the puzzle is complete pull the lever (while the puzzle is still open).
    • Do not press exit or you will have to start over. Check the health of the tree again.
  • Pull the lever and then rotate the orbs to green-blue-yellow-green, and pull the lever again.

Puzzle 2 solution

  • Check the tree's health again, and pull the lever again. This pattern is a bit more complex.
  • Put the orbs in the pattern of the top 1st and the 3rd row being green-blue-green-blue, and the 2nd and 4th row being yellow. (The picture below is an alternative solution)
  • Pull the lever again and check the tree's health again, and then again pull the lever.

Puzzle 3 solution

  • This time, put all blue orbs at the top, then put the green orbs below them, and put the yellow orbs below that. The yellow orbs may not touch the blue orbs, but any other combination is allowed.

    Puzzle 4 solution

  • Now chop the tree to get 3 blisterwood logs. A cutscene will play.
  • Talk to Vanescula and you will be teleported to out of Darkmeyer.
  • Use the medallion to go to "Meiyerditch", and talk to Vertida Sefalatis.
  • Talk to Kael Forshaw, and take his 2 silver sickles.
  • Craft the logs into a staff, some stakes and a polearmCraft one of each.
  • You will also be given a bottle of holy water, which is required for the fights with Vanstrom Klause and Harold.
  • Use the medallion to teleport back to Darkmeyer, and bank at the Darkmeyer Treasury.
  • Enter the house with Harold in it (just north-east of the captured citizens), and kill him with any weapon. You must throw the bottle of holy water over him to be able to kill him.
  • Go back to the bank, and prepare for the final fight with Vanstrom Klause.

The battle with VanstromEdit

  • How to kill Vanstrom:
    • Only blisterwood weaponry can deal damage.
    • If you're attacking at a distance use magic protection prayers, otherwise protect from melee.
    • If he shouts "Stare into the darkness!" run to the edge of the arena and rotate your camera away from him. Maximum 4000 damage.
    • If he shouts "Let the blood consume you!" run away from the blood splodge on the floor. Maximum 6000 damage.
    • If he shouts "Come, fiends, and aid your master!" kill the two easy minions that he spawns.
    • If he throws blood bombs towards you, keep running around the room to avoid them. Maximum 4000 damage per bomb.
    • Once he is very low health he turns into a cloud. Keep using holy water near him until he loses all health. Unequip your Ring of life if you're wearing one!

Finishing up in DarkmeyerEdit

  • Take control of Vanescula and kill the Bloodveld guardians.
    • It is recommended to use the Shriek attack repeatedly as soon as it recharges.
  • When you awaken, speak with Vertida and watch a short cutscene.
  • Teleport to Burgh de Rott and talk to Veliaf Hurtz.
  • Quest complete!

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