Nameless Terror is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.

"Beg pardon, Arisen. I'm sure this is a small matter, but I would yet have you hear it. I was at my post before the castle not long ago, when a strange man came around asking after your whereabouts. Even more curious, when I told him I knew not, he swore me tell no one of our encounter. Have you some enemy, Arisen? His eyes were..mad. I shall never forget them... I beg you, be wary." - Ser Rickart


The air is thick with a sense of foreboding. Does aught lurk ahead in the shadows? Are you being watched?

This quest becomes available just before meeting with the Duke in Come to Court. Speak with Ser Rickart just outside Gran Soren's south gate in order to obtain the quest.

When spoken to, Ser Rickart will hand over an Unsigned Letter as well as a foreboding warning. This initiates the quest to hunt down and kill the assassins known as the Nameless Men.

The assassins only strike at night. Survive the ambushes, and defeat the bandits' leader Zero to obtain the Tightly Folded Letter.


There are five groups of assassins to seek out and kill on the roads. Sleep at an inn until night and travel to the areas marked on the maps below.

There are eleven men and women in the bandit cult : Phantom, Ghost, Soul, Spirits, Raven, Hawk, Condor, Darkness, Rouge, Noir, and their leader Zero.

Phantom, Ghost, Soul and Spirits

Quest Nameless Terror Loc1

On the road just past the bridge northwest of Gran Soren right before the path forks east and west. Be wary of a massive skeleton attack at the same time.

Raven, Hawk and Condor

Quest Nameless Terror Loc2

Just outside The Ancient Quarry's Northern Entrance.


Quest Nameless Terror Loc3

On the stretch of road which is between the half-way gate-point to Gran Soren and The Mountain Waycastle, near the Mountain Cottage and the Harpy Hills. The ambush is a bit tricky to find as there are multiple spawn locations. One ambush location is near the Mountain Cottage, or at the captive cage with Harpies around it, or at the big tree at the other end of the trail, or close to Gran Soren before reaching the gate and Goblins. If Darkness does not appear at all along this route, the Arisen may proceed directly to face Rouge and Noir before finally facing Zero, their leader. It is possible to complete this quest without ever slaying Darkness.

  • It is likely one has to reach Darkness' location before having fought any of the others in order to face him.

Rouge and Noir

Quest Nameless Terror Loc4

Follow the road from the Encampment to The Mountain Waycastle, they will be at a loop in the road just north of the Abandoned Storehouse.


Quest Nameless Terror Loc5

Zero should only appear if all the other Nameless Men are killed, although many Arisen encounter Zero outside Cassardis without ever facing Darkness along the mountain Moonsbit Pass. Just outside Cassardis' main gate, the leader Zero will spawn.

Once he is defeated, he will acknowledge the Arisen as genuine and gift the Tightly Folded Letter - completing the quest.


"I am he who sheds the mortal coil."
"We are the Nameless Men. Your life belongs to us."
"I am he who treads where death fears walk."
"I am he who slips the earthly bonds"
"I am he who sets the world to burn."
"I am he who salts the wound. Your end shall not be quick."
"I am he who flays the skin. Let us see if you can stand for true."
"I am he who strides the sky. Your cowardice shall be exposed."
"I am he who walks the broken road."
"I bear no grudge against you, Arisen, but you shall die by my hand just the same."
"I am she who turns the wheel eternal. Your final thought shall be of me."
"I am she that ends all things."
"I am the void of stygian black. I am wonder and despair. I am annihilation."
"You stood tall against my Nameless Men, Arisen. But you will find my challenge of a different caliber. I am the great darkness -- part of every thing, part of every one...."
"And I am your doom."
"Heh heh.... I see you now...for a true....Arisen..." (upon death)


  • Map markers will appear when the party is in the vicinity of the ambush zone, even if passed by during the day time. The Nameless Men, however, will not appear unless it is night time.
  • The reward Tightly Folded Letter is used for the DLC quest Lost Faith.
  • Blade at the Throat[1] is the theme that plays during each ambush.
  • Not to be confused with Salvation cultists.
Nameless Terror Glitch

Nameless Terror Glitch

The video details how Zero can be killed repeatedly. His speech, 'I am the void...' must be allowed to be spoken. If Zero is slain before his speech, the quest cannot be completed.

  • (BUG) There is a known glitch that if you kill the leader before his introduction speech is over, the quest will not complete immediately. Enter Cassardis and then exit back out to Gransys, and the quest will complete as normal. Getting other members of the band to appear, in particular Darkness, can also be problematic and possibly buggy.
  • (Glitch) Darkness has been known to appear in Moonsbit Pass after the Nameless Terror quest has failed..



  1. Blade at the Throat or Nameless Terror (name according to VGMDb) on Youtube
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