Need to Know is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West (HZFW). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the Need to Know side mission.
Location: Received automatically after finishing The Burning Blooms.
Quest Giver: Talanah
Quest Level: Level 25
Requirement: Finish The Burning Blooms
Reward: 3750 XP, 2 Skill Points, Carja Shadow Face Patin
Mission Info: Talanah, Aloy’s friend and the Sunhawk of the Hunters Lodge in Meridian, searches for a man who disappeared in the Forbidden West.
- Talk to Talanah at the Oseram Camp
- Meet Talanah north of Thornmarsh
- Follow Talanah / Kill the Fireclaw
- Talk to Amadis and Talanah / Follow Amadis
- Find an Entrance to The Rot
- Kill the Rebels / Open the Gate for Talanah and Amadis
- Kll the Tideripper / Talk to Talanah
Starting Location: Camp Nowhere
Talk to Talanah at the Oseram Camp
First head to the Osearm Camp known as Camp Nowhere. There you will receive information about Amadis, Talanah’s friend actually being here earlier and about him heading towards The Rot, near Thornmarsh. Aloy and Talahan set up a meeting there.
Meet Talanah north of Thornmarsh
After arriving near Thornmarsh and finding Talanah, she will admit searching for Amadis because of her feelings for him. So Aloy agrees to help her find him.
Follow Talanah / Kill the Fireclaw
Follow Talanah for a short distance and you will actually run into Amadis fighting a Fireclaw. Aloy and Talanah join him in the fight.
Talk to Amadis and Talanah / Follow Amadis
After defeating the Fireclaw Amadis tells Talanah why he did what he did. He wanted to find out what happened to Nessa, his former love, and the way to find out is by heading to The Rot where she was held prisoner. Follow Amadis there and you will find yourself in front of a complex with high wooden walls.
Find an Entrance to The Rot
Aloy tells the others to stay back and searches for another way in. Run around the complex and you can find an entrance at the back.
Kill the Rebels / Open the Gate for Talanah and Amadis
Inside take care of all the Rebels running around and once done head to the Gate and open it by turning the valve to the right of it.
Kill the Tideripper / Talk to Talanah
Outside, one of the Rebels is still alive and gets killed by Talanah before he can summon a machine using a device. Adamis proceeds to destroy the device.
However, the device still manages to summon a Tideripper, which you will have to kill. Once done talk to Talahan again. Inside the prison they find out Nessa is still alive but joined the Tenakht to fulfill her lifestyle or being a soldier without the oppression from Carja, who do not allow women to be soldiers. After the talk, Talanah and Aloy say goodbye and Talanah heads back east.
This finishes Need to Know Side Quest in Horizon 2: Forbidden West.
For all other Side Quests and Main Quests, check out the complete Horizon Forbidden West Walkthrough.