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"One thing -- you won't tell anyone you saw us here, will you?"

Sanctuary is an errand in Horizon Zero Dawn.


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 tracked them down, attacking at dusk. The party was overrun and scattered, and due to the darkness and chaos, Den lost sight of his party. Finding himself alone, he retreated back to Mother's Crown. Fearing for his party but also fearing being cast out for venturing into the forbidden ruins, Den asks Aloy, now a Seeker, to search for his friends.

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 floor with two Sawtooths prowling below. After defeating the Sawtooths, Aloy learns that Ferl's pack containing their weapons was ripped from him by one of the Sawtooths, rendering them unable to defend themselves, hence their escape to the second floor. Giving her word that she would not tell of their treading on forbidden ground, Aloy returns to Den to inform him that his party is safe, Aloy receiving the hunter's gratitude. 


  1. Find the Missing Braves in Devil's Thirst
  2. Investigate the Area
  3. Follow the Tracks
  4. Kill the Sawtooths
  5. Talk to Ferl
  6. Explore the Ruin
  7. Return to Den


  • If the player becomes "Anointed" before doing this quest, the dialogue will change.



Sanctuary - Very Hard - No Damage - Video Guide

Horizon Zero Dawn Quests
Main Quest A Gift from the Past - Lessons of the Wild - The Point of the Spear - Mother's Heart - The Proving - The Womb of the Mountain - A Seeker at the Gates - The War-Chief's Trail - Revenge of the Nora - The City of the Sun - The Field of the Fallen - Into the Borderlands - The Sun Shall Fall - Maker's End - The Grave-Hoard - To Curse the Darkness - Deep Secrets of the Earth - The Terror of the Sun - The Heart of the Nora - The Mountain That Fell - The Looming Shadow - The Face of Extinction
Side Quests A Daughter's Vengeance - A Moment's Peace - Acquired Taste - Ancient Armory - Blood on Stone - Cause for Concern - Farewell - Death from the Skies - Fatal Inheritance - Heap of Trouble - Honor The Fallen - Hunters' Blind - In Her Mother's Footsteps - Insult to Injury - Queen's Gambit - Redmaw - Robbing the Rich - Sun and Shadow - Sunstone Rock - The Forgotten - Traitor's Bounty - Underequipped - Weapons of the Lodge
Errands A Curious Proposal - Collateral - Deadliest Game - Demand and Supply - Hammer and Steel - Healer's Oath - Hunting for the Lodge - In Foreign Lands - Luck of the Hunt - Odd Grata - Sanctuary - Shortage of Supplies - Sun's Judgment - To Old Acquaintance
Activities Bandit Camps Blackwing Snag - Devil's Thirst - Gatelands - Hollow Fort - Shattered Kiln - Two-Teeth
Cauldrons Cauldron RHO - Cauldron SIGMA - Cauldron XI - Cauldron ZETA
Corrupted Zones Corrupted Zones
Hunting Grounds Greatrun - Nora - Spurflints - Sun Furrows - Valleymeet
Tallnecks Copper Deeps - Devil's Thirst - Rustwash - Spearshafts - Sun-Steps
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Quests
Side Quests Firebreak - For the Werak - Frontier Justice - Into the Frozen Wilds - The Forge of Winter - The Hunters Three - The Shaman's Path - The Survivor - Waterlogged
Errands A Secret Shared - Ikrie's Challenge - Geared Up: Forgefire - Geared Up: Icerail - Geared Up: Stormslinger - Out of the Forge - The Claws Beneath
Activities Tallneck: Frostfigures - Snowchants Hunting Grounds - Stone Yield Bandit Camp