Return to Zender is a required quest that occurs during the Field Study (Day 2) in Chapter 3: Beyond the Railways of Trails of Cold Steel.


The quest is given to you automatically by the Lacan Worzel via the Field Study envelope. The player can start the quest by speaking with Zechs Vander at Zender Gate.

This quest has no expiration as it is marked as required.


  1. Speak with Zechs Vander.
  2. Proceed to Nord Highlands South.
  3. Defeat Thunder Quaker.
    • Tip: Enemy is weak to Earth arts.
  4. Return to Zechs Vander.


Stage Entry
Initial "I have a very important request for Class VII pertaining to a monster prowling the highlands. Come speak to me in the commander's room at Zender gate for more information. Be prepared for battle."--Zechs Vander
1 After speaking with Zechs Vander:
  • We were asked to defeat a ferocious monster known to appear in a basin north of Zender Gate. The sooner we take care of it, the better.
2 After returning to Zechs Vander:
  • We let Lieutenant General Zechs know that we exterminated the monster!