At Any Cost is a quest in Tyranny.
The Stonestalkers tribe has possession of the legendary Azure Shield. Seek out the beastmen and find a way to recover the artifact.
- Head to Stone Down to begin your search for Hundred-Blood. A band of Scarlet Chorus stand between you and the Beastmen. Cut the Scarlet Chorus down.
- Find Hundred-Blood to the north-east and find out what she know about the Azure Shield.
- Hundred-Blood asks you to kill the humans at Jagged Maw Shrine. In exchange, she'll tell you what she knows about the Azure Shield.
- After you wipe out the opposition, Hundred-Blood will tell you that Red-Fang at Gulfglow Oldwalls near the Aurora Spire knows the location of the Azure Shield.
- Head there. You can strike her down or eliminate the Disfavored and their Earthshaker allies for her.
- If you have "helped the Stonestalker tribe" (1 Favor, 0 Wrath, and doing all the side quests without harming any Beastfolk is enough), or are the new Prima, you can just ask for the shield and she will hand it over.
- Killing the Earthshakers now will save you time as you can immediately assault the Earthshaker Fort at Howling Rock after eavesdropping on Rolo.
- Return to Red-Fang if you took the second option and deliver the good news; allow her to lick the blood off your hands for Stonestalkers Favor. The Azure Shield is yours, along with the path to Howling Rock (after talking to Hundred-Blood again).
- Return to Bleden Mark at Ashweald. This must be the last step if you want to access Howling Rock, kill Cairn and resolve all the edicts).