How to get Gjallarhorn Quest ‘Echoes of the Past’ in Rise of Iron
When you finish the story, you’ll get the Echoes of the Past quest, which tells you to start an Anomaly Patrol mission in The Archeon’s Keep area of The Plaguelands in Patrol. Once you find it, it’ll specifically say this on the screen to you know you’re on the right path:
“A scrambled datastream seems to be pointing to an anomoly buried deep within Site 6.”
Before you go to Site 6, make sure you have a Splicer Key on you. These are dropped by Brood Mothers – a type of Wizard – that appear all across The Plaguelands. We have spotted one just to the right of where you first enter Patrol, two in Giant’s Husk on the ground level, and a couple in Archeon’s Keep as well, so have a good explore and one should turn up in no time.
Once you have a Splicer Key, go investigate that anomaly. When you enter Site 6, you’ll need to use the Splicer Key to get into the complex proper, and instead of dropping down the slope and into the caverns where the replication chamber was in The Iron Tomb mission, you’ll have to defeat a Walker instead. Once you have, scan behind it, then go to the Iron Temple and chat with Saladin to pick up the Beauty in Destruction quest.
Iron Medallion locations for the Gjallarhorn’s ‘Beauty in Destruction’ Quest
This part of the Questline has you find Iron Medallions dotted through The Plaguelands Patrol area (and one in Felwinter Peak, too). While they are in specific locations, thankfully they will appear on your screen when you get close enough, so they’re not too difficult to miss once you’re in the right location.
Felwinter Peak Iron Medallion location – Just above the Bounty board is a path up the mountain side. Take a few leaps up and the medallion will be there.
Lords’ Watch Iron Medallion location – This is in a cabin on the right as soon as you spawn into the Plaguelands Patrol.
Bunker Triglav Iron Medallion location – If you are entering from the Lords’ Watch, go to the building on the right (in the direction of the gun placements in the main story mission) and go to the left side on the second level, where it’ll be in the corner.
Giant’s Husk Iron Medallion location – It’s among the containers in the area high above. To get there, find the cave in the right corner as soon as you enter, climb up the ledges, and once you’re up top, it’s on the right side.
Forgotten Pass Iron Medallion location – This is the area between Archeon’s Keep and Bunker Triglav, and the Medallian is positioned at the end of the bridge.
The Archeon’s Keep Iron Medallion location – This is round the corner from the entrance to Archeon’s Forge, outside and on the high slope.
Site 6 Iron Medallion location – Head to same room where you had to use the Splicer Key to progress earlier in the questline. The Medallion is to the left, in the corner by the pipes.
Once done, go back to the Iron Temple and complete A Symbol of Honor, a neat mission that takes place on the Bannerfall Crucible map. If you have any friends to help you with this one, summon them; because it’s a little complicated to do by yourself.
Once done, you have to go back to the Iron Temple, then go and collect 5 Dormant SIVA Clusters. These are positioned throughout The Plaguelands, and by now you’ve probably run into a few yourself.
Whichever way you get the 5 Dormant SIVA Clusters, return to the Iron Temple and receive the final mission, a Beauty in Delivery.
Then head back to the Temple, chat to Lord Saladin to complete the Gjallarhorn questline. And there you have it, well done!
Here’s a video that pretty much sums up the whole process, in case you get lost with all this.