Speak to Mad-dog
It's good to be outdoors, isn't it? Follow the glowing trail through town, ignoring the hecklers. You'll find Mad-dog atop the long staircase leading into the Crucible. After speaking with him, you'll discover he'll only allow you to proceed if you have 2,500 renown points. If you don't, it's time to get cracking on some more quests, accessible via the pause screen menu. Choose whichever you like, though if you have the cash to spare, you'll find the Westcliff Development quest to be the fastest method.
Once you have the required amount of renown points, return to Mad-dog, who'll now allow you inside the Crucible. Turns out, you're now taking part in a local spectator sport, only you're not a spectator. No, you'll have to battle your way through eight chambers, as three waves of enemies come after you in each, getting progressively stronger with each one.
Truth be told, it's not that difficult, since dying has little consequence. However, what is difficult is killing the enemies inside each chamber within the optional "target time"--doing so nets you additional rewards. In addition, the more you impress the audience (by using combos, not taking damage, and all-around being awesome) the more cash you'll earn. After each third round, you'll have the opportunity to purchase more items/weapons from a merchant before continuing on. The final room concludes with another tree troll, almost identical to the one you attacked before. Keep your distance and use your projectiles to target his red weak points.
After successfully completing the Crucible, meet with Hammer at the base of the stairs to begin your next quest: The Spire.
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