Visiting the Nora
Erend joined a Carja delegation to the Nora in order to establish peace between the Sundom and the Nora. Their visit was met with protest, as the Nora remained distrustful of the Carja and remembering their role in the Red Raids. When the Nora began pelting the Sun-Priest with tomatoes, Erend quickly came to his defense and calmly talked down the Nora by talking about his role in the overthrow of the Mad Sun-King and Avad's altruism. Afterward, Erend met Aloy and tried to flirt with her.
After the delegation returned to Meridian, Erend was devastated to learn that Ersa was murdered.
By the time Aloy arrived to Meridian, Erend met her again and helped lead her to Olin's home. While en route, Erend noticed a man attracting a small crowd talking about Ersa's murder. This infuriated Erend, who then threatened the man before dispersing the crowd. When Erend and Aloy investigated Olin's home, Erend learned more about Aloy's tracking skills with her Focus and begged for her help to find the truth behind Ersa's murder. Aloy accepted his request and they traveled to the scene of Ersa's murder, where they were suddenly attacked by Oseram - the culprits behind Ersa's death. After defeating their attackers, the duo soon learned that Ersa wasn't murdered but was captured.
|Nora Tribe||Aloy - Rost - Karst - Sona - Varl - Vala - Bast - Teersa - Lansra - Resh - Teb - Brom - Olara - Dral - Dran - Marea - Cren - Fia|
|The Old Ones||Elisabet Sobeck - Ted Faro - Aaron Herres - Ron Felder - Patrick Brochard-Klein - Samina Ebadji - Travis Tate - Margo Shĕn - Bashar Mati - Charles Ronson|
|Carja Tribe||Avad - Jiran - Balahn - Ahsis - Janeva - Talanah Khane Padish - Nil (formerly) - Namman - Janeva|
|Oseram Tribe||Erend - Ersa - Dervahl - Olin Delverson - Brageld - Vilgund|
|Banuk Tribe||Aluki - Kimik - Kikuk - Siluk - Tikuk|
|Eclipse||HADES - Helis - Sylens (formerly) - Olin Delverson (under duress)|
|Artificial Intelligences||GAIA - HADES|
|Hunters Lodge||Ahsis - Talanah Khane Padish - Aloy|