The Burning Blooms is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West (HZFW). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Burning Blooms side mission.
Location: Wilds south of the Cauldron Mu
Quest Giver: Talanah
Quest Level: Level 15
Requirement: Find the quest start location in the wild
Reward: 3750 XP, 2 Skill Points, Carja Shadow Face Paint
Mission Info: A Carja huntress was spotted roaming the wilds in No Man’s Land. Could it be an old friend?
- Kill the Machines
- Talk to Talanah
- Follow Talanah to the Battlefield
- Examine the footprints
- Investigate the Battlefield – Scan for Tracks
- Follow the tracks
- Talk to the Utaru
- Go to the Western Ridge
- Kill the Shellsnapper
- Enter the Tunnel
- Investigate the Tunnel
Starting Location: No Man’s Land, out in the wild
Kill the machines
Approaching the area will trigger a cutscene with a hunter, Talanah, hunting some machines. Aloy doesn’t need to be asked twice and joins the fun.
Talk to Tanahah
Talanah will introduce you to her Thrush and let you know about her search for a friend who disappeared in the Forbidden West.
Follow Talanah to the Battlefield
After the reunion, Talanah will ditch her Thrush in order for her to heal. You will be asked to follow her to the battlefield.
Examine the footprints
Once you arrive examine the footprints next to where Talanah is crouching.
Investigate the Battlefield
Now it is time to examine the battlefield with the help of your focus as usual. Scan with and investigate all the purple markings in the area. The one furthest away will trigger the objective to scan the area for footprints.
Follow the tracks
As per usual mark the tracks with and follow them for a while.
Talk to the Utaru
After following the tracks you will find an Utaru sitting on some stones, talk to him and you will find out his name is Lel and he has seen the person you are looking for. He tells you about Talanah’s friend joining a caravan and heading towards the Western Ridge.
Go to the Western Ridge
Lel told Aloy and Talanah where to head, so we do exactly that by heading west towards the Western Ridge.
Kill the Shellsnapper
Once you arrive you will find a Shellsnapper waiting for you there. Take care of it before you progress.
Enter the Tunnel
After defeating the machine make your way towards the tunnel.
Investigate the Tunnel
In the tunnel scan the stone on your left to find a corpse revealing what happened in the tunnel.
This finishes The Burning Blooms Side Quest in Horizon 2: Forbidden West and unlocks the follow-up side mission NEED TO KNOW.
For all other Side Quests and Main Quests, check out the complete Horizon Forbidden West Walkthrough.