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"I don't want to hurt you. But the Forgotten - their whispers... they fill my head with screams!"

The Forgotten is a side quest in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Olara's troubled brother, Brom, has gone missing. Brom was exiled from the Nora tribe for ten years and lived in a camp outside of the major settlements. When his sentence was over, he did not return. Olara petitioned the Matriarchs to send Braves looking for him, but they found only his abandoned, blood-soaked camp.

Aloy comes across Olara calling out to Brom from a ledge in the southern part of theEmbrace and offers to help. She heads to his camp and finds it overrun with Watchers. By scanning the site with her Focus, Aloy tracks a trail of blood to a bucket with footprints. Sensing that something strange is going on, she tracks the footprints to a group of Scrappers.

After dispatching them, Aloy stumbles upon the carcass of a Watcher with a spear in it. More clues reveal themselves when she finds a stolen supply crate and then finds the supplies abandoned. At the end of the trail is Brom himself. He talks to himself and appears to be in distress, threatening suicide while teetering on a cliff. Aloy talks him away from the ledge and Olara appears not soon after. Brom's mental illness seems to prevent him from returning to the Nora, but Olara is just happy to see him and knows she can take care of him outside of the tribe. Depending on the player's dialogue choices, Olara will either keep watch over Brom or send him back to the wilderness on his own.


  1. Go to Brom's Camp
  2. Kill the Watchers
  3. Investigate Brom's Camp
  4. Search the Camp for the Blood Trail
    1. Investigate the Area with your Focus
  5. Follow the Blood Trail
  6. Examine the Knife
  7. Follow the Blood Trail
  8. Examine the Bucket
  9. Follow the Tracks
  10. Examine the Shrine
  11. Follow the Tracks
  12. Kill the Scrappers
  13. Examine the Destroyed Watcher
  14. Follow the Tracks
  15. Examine the Supply Cache
  16. Follow the Tracks
  17. Talk to Brom



The Forgotten - 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