Seeking revenge on the machines after the Proving Massacre, a hunting party consisting of three Nora Braves from Mother's Crown - Den, Ferl and Muns - set out after a horde of Corrupted machines. Following the machines' tracks to the edge of Devil's Thirst, the hunting party tracks them down, attacking at dusk. The party is overrun and stampeded, and due to the darkness and chaos, Den loses sight of his party. Finding himself alone, he retreats back to Mother's Crown. Fearing for his party but also fearing being cast out for venturing into the forbidden ruins, Den asks Aloy to search for his party.
Upon reaching the site of the fight, Aloy inspects a fallen Corrupted Watcher. Finding more machine and human tracks, Aloy delves deeper into the ruins.
Reaching the ruins of a multi-storied building, Aloy finds the missing hunters, Ferl and Muns, stranded on the second level with two Sawtooths prowling below. After defeating the Sawtooths, Aloy learns that Ferl's pack containing their weapons was ripped from him by the Sawtooth, rendering them helpless to defend themselves, hence their escape to the second level. Giving her word that she would not tell of their treading on forbidden land, Aloy returns to Den to inform him that his party are safe, Aloy receiving the hunter's gratitude.
- Find the Missing Braves in Devil's Thirst
- Investigate the Area
- Follow the Tracks
- Kill the Sawtooths
- Talk to Ferl
- Explore the Ruin
- Return to Den