Shining Example is an Errand Quest in Horizon Forbidden West (HZFW). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the Shining Example side mission.
Quest Giver: Marallo
Quest Level: Level 32
Requirement: Finished Main Quest 16: The Wings of the Ten
Reward: 5000 XP, 1 Skill Points
Mission Info: A cache of Greenshine is waiting to be claimed atop a mountain in the desert, but dangerous machines stand in the way.
- Gather a Horus Energy Cell (optional)
- Fly to the Mountaintop /Drop the Energy Cell / Kill the Machines
- Find the Greenshine
- Kill the Dreadwing
- Destroy the Metal Flower’s Vines / Gather the Greenshine
Starting Location: Arrowhead
Gather a Horus Energy Cell (optional)
In Arrowhead, Marallo wants to thank you for dealing with Regalla in some way. He tells you about a stash of Greenshine on top of a mountain and that your flying mount would be needed for it. He also mentions dropping an Energy Cell on the machines there might be helpful. Head to the southern marker first and using your flying mount pick up the Energy Cell.
Fly to the Mountaintop / Drop the Energy Cell / Kill the Machines
Now fly to the Mountaintop, drop the Energy Cell to stun all the Machines in the area for an extended period and defeat all the machines in the area.
Find the Greenshine
After dealing with the machine look for a cave covered in vines. Approach the Metal Flower above it and hit it a few times until it opens up.
Kill the Dreadwing
Attacking the Metal Flower will trigger an Apex Dreadwing to appear. This Apex Dreadwing is a stronger version of the machine. You will have to defeat it before you are able to grab the Greenshine.
Destroy the Metal Flower’s Vines / Gather the Greenshine
Once the Dreadwing is defeated, press at the Metal Flower to install the Vine Cutter Module which will destroy the Vines blocking the cave below. Once the Vines are gone grab the Greenshine loot in the cave and the quest will be finished.
This finishes Shining Example Errand Quest in Horizon 2: Forbidden West.
For all other Side Quests and Main Quests, check out the complete Horizon Forbidden West Walkthrough.