The Burning Blooms is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West found in Stone's Echo issued by Mian after completing Death's Door. You'll likely discover it during The Dying Lands. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about The Burning Blooms.

The Burning Blooms: Overview

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The Burning Blooms is issued by Mian immediately after completing Death's Door in Stone's Echo.
Type Description Recommended Level
Side Quest A Carja huntress was spotted roaming the wilds in No Man's Land. Could it be an old friend? 15

The Burning Blooms: Walkthrough

Head out to the west from Stone's Echo to find the Carja Huntress that Mian referred to. It turns out it's Talanah, and she wants you to join her battle against some Longlegs. Once you're done, speak to her and you'll find she's looking for a fellow Carja. She'll lead you to a battlefield where you can examine some footsteps, which takes you to an Utaru elder.

The Utaru elder will tell you to head out further west, to a cave called Spinebreak. However, come prepared, because you'll need to fight a Shellsnapper before you can enter. This giant, crab-like enemy hits hard, but you can use the environment — such as explosive barrels — to help weaken it. Once you're inside the Spinebreak search around. There's a wall you can tear down to the right of the security locked door for some valuable loot. Head back out into the tunnel and scan the rubble with your Focus to find a corpse and complete the quest.

Objective Log

  • Find the Carja Huntress
  • Kill the Machines
  • Talk to Talanah
  • Follow Talanah to the Battlefield
  • Examine the Footprints
  • Investigate the Battlefield
  • Follow the Tracks
  • Talk to the Utaru
  • Go to the Western Ridge
  • Kill the Shellsnapper
  • Enter the Tunnel
  • Search the Tunnel for Clues

Door Code Number: What Is It in the Spinebreak?

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You find this out much later in the game, in Breaking Even. The door code number in the Spinebreak is 2054, as revealed in the Text Datapoint named The Other Side.

The Burning Blooms: Text Datapoints Obtained

  • An Unfinished Letter

The Burning Blooms: Scanned Glyphs Obtained

  • A Dam Shame

The Burning Blooms: Rewards

  • 3,750 XP
  • 2 Skill Points
  • 1 Carja Shadow

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