Shadow from the Past is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West found in Barren Light and issued by Conover. You'll likely discover it during The Embassy. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Shadow from the Past.

Shadow from the Past: Overview

Horizon Forbidden West: Shadow from the Past Guide 1
Speak to the prisoner, Conover, in Barren Light to begin Shadow from the Past.
Type Description Recommended Level
Side Quest A Carja guard stands accused of murdering a fellow soldier. He insists it was in self-defence — though no evidence has been found to back his claim. 7

Shadow from the Past: Walkthrough

Shadow from the Past will likely be your first brush with human combat in Horizon Forbidden West. You can fairly easily stealth your way through the cave you encounter, as the quest is designed as a tutorial of sorts. Remember to loot everyone for valuable resources and crafting items, then return to Conover in Barren Light once you've got the evidence you need.

Objective Log

  • Go to the Clearing
  • Examine the Blood
  • Investigate the Clearing
  • Search for Tracks
  • Follow the Tracks
  • Follow the Trail of Blood
  • Examine the Lookout
  • Search for Tracks
  • Follow the Tracks
  • Enter the Cave
  • Investigate the Cave
  • Kill the Eclipse
  • Examine Rayad's Corpse
  • Return to Conover

Shadow from the Past: Text Datapoints Obtained

  • Darkened Sun

Shadow from the Past: Rewards

  • 1,750 XP
  • 2 Skill Points

Shadow from the Past: Notes

Completing Shadow from the Past starts a brand new side quest and adds Shadow in the West to your quest log. This side quest also contributes to the Saved the Daunt Trophy.

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