Blessed Caves
Level 30
Blessed Caves Phoenix Altar.png
Region Stygia
Zone Khopshef Province
Boss Count 2
End Boss Blood Defiler Guardian
Player Limit 1

The Blessed Caves are a Destiny Quest Dungeon in Khopshef Province which contain the Phoenix of the South, guarded by Black Ring cultists and ancient Acheronian demons. The dungeon can be reached by scaling the rock located at (717,981) provided the player has a climbing skill of 100 or greater.


Quest Name Quest Giver Quest Zone
The Phoenix of the South Rhiderch (for Cimmerian characters)
Sharak (for Stygian characters)
Scrya (for Aquilonian characters)
Conarch Village
Old Tarantia


Name Location Role(s)
Escaped Villager (296.3, 260.9)


On entering the Blessed Caves, you will encounter an Escaped Villager. Talk to him to learn of the 'Crimson Demon' (Blood Defiler Guardian) who inhabits the caves. To defeat the Demon, you must collect 3 Lotus Samples. The Samples are located at the end of passageways guarded by Black Ring Cultists and Slaves.

There are three primary passages, heading south, west, and north, that branch off the large room near the entrance. The Samples are located in side passages off these main passages. Clear each passage of mobs to get to the Samples.

After you have collected all three Lotus Samples, proceed up the north passage into the top chamber, wherein you'll find the altar. Upon entering the chamber, you'll be attacked by a Black Ring Arch Mage boss. The Mage is not difficult to defeat as he doesn't hit hard, but he summons minion snakes throughout the fight. The Mage drops several superior-quality potions and one rare-quality potion. Click on the altar the place the Lotus Samples and you will see a cinematic of the Blood Defiler Guardian below.

Proceed back down to the south passage, clearing any remaining mobs. When you enter the final chamber you will see the Phoenix of the South on your left protected by a magical barrier. You must defeat the Blood Defiler Guardian to remove the barrier. The Blood Defiler Guardian is a moderately difficult fight. Periodically during the fight he will knock you down and run back to his pool to cast a channeled heal over time on himself (which heals 10% of his health per second). To stop his healing you must click on the Stygian Totem behind his blood pool. This is a long fight so use health/mana/stamina pots during the fight to survive. The Blood Defiler Guardian will also drop a rare-quality potion.

After defeating the Blood Defiler Guardian, retrieve the Phoenix of the South from the dais then exit the Caves by jumping into the pool of water and swimming NE. You will exit into Khopshef Province.

Loot Table[]

An adventurer prepares to climb to the Blessed Caves entrance.

Boss Weapons & Shields Cloth Armor Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor Items
Black Ring Arch Mage [Black Ring Spelldagger]
[Deft Medium Crossbow]
Blood Defiler Guardian [Bloodspite] [Scything Bronze-studded Wristbands]

Dungeon Denizens[]

  • Black Ring Cultist (30)
  • Black Scorpion (30)
  • Slave of Acheron (30)
  • Cannibalistic Acheronian Slave (30)
  • Summoned Slitherer (30)
  • Black Ring Arch Mage (30) [BOSS]
  • Blood Defiler Guardian (30) [BOSS]

External Links[]

Conan Armory

Instanced dungeon locations
Tortage City of Tortage Acheronian RuinsTortage Underhalls
Cimmeria Conall's Valley Spider Caverns
Lacheish Plains Frost Swamp
Field of the Dead Fight Club ArenaCradle of DecayToirdealbach's TombThreshold of Divinity (House of Crom) • Kyllikki's Crypt
Eiglophian Mountains Cannibal CaveThe Vile Nativity (House of Crom) • Yakhmar's Cave
Ymir's Pass Amphitheatre of Karutonia
Atzel's Approach Halls of Eternal FrostAtzel's FortressVistrix's Lair
Aquilonia Old Tarantia Outflow Tunnels
Wild Lands of Zelata Abandoned Smuggler TunnelsThe MazeBorder RangeSanctum of the Burning Souls
Poitain Imirian Ravine
Tarantia Noble District Armsman's ArenaThe CisternThe Main SystemThe CatacombsVilla AmielVilla CamillusVilla LentulusVilla PaetusVilla Verde
Thunder River The Slaughterhouse CellarThe Prison ColonyXibaluku
Tarantia Common District Attilius' MansionCrows' NestIron Tower
Stygia Khopshef Province Bubshur HousePyramid of the AncientsTreasury of the AncientsBlack Castle
Purple Lotus Swamp Oasis of Zaara
Kheshatta Scorpion CaveCaravan Raider's HideoutOnyx ChambersBlack Ring CitadelThoth-Amon's Stronghold
Dragon's Spine Coils of Ubah KanSepulcher of the WyrmThe Slithering ChaosOtherworldly JunctionPalace of Cetriss
Turan Coast of Ardashir Dead Man's HandIsle of Iron StatuesArdashir FortTemple of Erlik
Khitai Gateway to Khitai The Forgotten CityThe Breach
Northern Grasslands Kang PagodaPillars of HeavenReliquary of FlameVortex of the StormCoppice of the Heart
Chosain Province Palace of Yun RauJade DugoutThe Abyss of Kun WhuDen of the Crowmen
Kara Korum Refuge of the ApostateCaverns of MaliceThe Celestial NecropolisThe Enigmata of Yag
Paikang Ai DistrictT’ian’an DistrictJade Citadel