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Vandham's Heir

Ben Chard

This is a guide for the “Vandham’s Heir” Hero quest in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to starting the Quest and unlocking a new Hero, Monica.

Vandham's Heir is Monica's Hero Quest in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Curious about the man who gave them the opportunity to choose a different life, the party decide to go and ask Monica about Guernica.

Icon Hero Prerequisite Level Rewards
Monica.png Monica Chapter 5 - Info Fragment in the City 43 2840 EXP, 2880 G, 10 SP

How to Start the Vandham’s Heir Quest

Monica’s Hero Quest is one of the easier ones you’ll find in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as it only requires a spot of light chatter and a few battles against some Agnus Squads, nothing you haven’t done a million times already.

Search outside the War Room once Monica gives you the Castle Access Quest.

Once Monica gives you the task to speak to the Nopon at the harbor and the plan to break out Ghondor from prison, walk around the city to collect some Info Fragments and eventually you’ll gain one titled “Guernica Vandham”. Head to the Rest Spot or Canteen next and discuss it to learn that the party are keen to learn more about the man who granted them the power of Ouroboros, beginning the Hero Quest in the process.

Obtaining the Personal Items

Skip Travel to the War Room Landmark in the City and you’ll find Monica there. Speak with her and eventually, Travis will suggest that they need to get some of Guernica’s Squad’s personal belonging back home to their families. Of course, Noah and the party are happy to help retrieve them.

You’ll need to head back to the Aetia region to begin the task so Skip Travel to the Gura Flava Camp and open your map to discover there are three Points of Interest you’ll need to access. The first two of these require a scrap with some Agnus Soldiers.

Head north to the first Point of Interest and you’ll need to deal with a small group of Agnus Soldiers first, followed by another group accompanied by an Avis and Tetsudo (that roams but will most certainly join in the fray). Deal with the soldiers first before focusing your attention on the Avis and Tetsudo. Examine the Point of Interest following the battle to claim Yew’s Belongings.

(1 of 5) The first point of interest is the largest battle you will have here

The next Point of Interest is a little to the northeast, an Agnus Blaster and Scout will guard here while another Avis will join the battle soon after. Deal with them and search the area to claim Zuo’s Belongings. The final point can be found at the slope leading north, you can get here without running into anymore battles so navigate your way there and examine the area to claim the final item, Heewa’s Belongings.

With all three items in hand, return to the Remembrance Stones Landmark in the city to trigger a long scene with Monica, after which she’ll hand over the reins to Travis to join Noah’s party as a Lost Vanguard, a Defender Role.


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    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2022
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    12 May 2023
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Welcome to our guide for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - the eagerly anticipated third entry in the Xenoblade series by Monolith Soft on the Nintendo Switch. This guide is a work-in-progress and currently contains the following:

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