Norrath's Keepers Tier 5b: In the Shadows  

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Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:70
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Faction Required:
Norrath's Keepers (Min: Warmly)
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Recommended:
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Mar 13 21:05:56 2005
Modified: Sat May 23 00:59:57 2015


For an overview of the Dragons of Norrath expansion, see this wiki article.
For an overview of progression, see quest entries for Norrath's Keepers and the Dark Reign.




This raid task begins with Captain Areha Burina (click for map image) in the Norrath's Keepers camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting this task:
- Minimum 6 players; maximum 54 players
- Must be warmly faction with Norrath's Keepers
- Completion of all Tier 4 tasks and flags (including the raids)
- Completion of "Origins of the Curse" (group mission)
- Completion of "The Curse of Ju`rek" (raid)

You say, 'Hail, Captain Areha Burina'

Captain Areha Burina bows. 'I see a good heart in you and a measure of bravery. Serve Firiona Vie and Norrath's Keepers well!'

You have been assigned the task 'In the Shadows'.

Terrible events came to pass as Yar`Lir was taken from her perch. There was a dragon that protected the Nest beneath the islands in the sky, but now that place has turned to ruin and darkness. After seeing the effects the corruption has caused the Nest, we can only guess what has happened to the dragon that inhabited it. Go now and be swift. If this dragon is a plague on our lands, it must be stopped.



Task Steps

Touch the portal to The Nest 0/1 (The Broodlands)

Confront Vishimtar the Fallen 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)

TASK LOCKS HERE

Kill Vishimtar the Fallen 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)



The Event

In this raid instance, you will find a formidable foe: Vishimtar the Fallen, who comes with numerous adds and tricks. Vishimtar hits for a max ~4,500; AE rampages (mitigated to ~1,000 per hit); and casts "Vishimtar's Shadow", "Vishimtar's Aura", and "Withering Corruption" throughout the event:

Vishimtar the Fallen says 'The nest, the children... must be protected.'

Vishimtar's Shadow: PB AE 2000', Chromatic (-500)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 1250
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 850 per tick
4: Decrease Movement by 5%
11: Decrease Mana by 5 per tick

Vishimtar's Aura: Self 0', Magic (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 15
2: Increase Spell-Damage Shield by 250

Withering Corruption: Single Target, Magic (-1000)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 100 per tick
2: Cast Upon Fade: Vishimtar's Corruption

Vishimtar's Corruption: Self 0', Magic (-1000)
1: Decrease AC by 600
2: Max HP change by (-75%)
3: Decrease Agro Multiplier by 95%

At about 75% health, 4x "incorporeal shadow" spawn. These don't hit hard at all and have relatively few hitpoints. If killed, a "lifedrain shadow" spawns in its place. The lifedrain shadows hit for a max ~2,000 and flurry, so you want to avoid killing the incorporeal shadows if you can.

3-6 minutes after Vishimtar is initially aggro'd and every 75-120 seconds thereafter, a "tainted egg" spawns at a random location. If these aren't killed within a few moments of spawning (blunt-weapons only), multiple mobs called "a corrupted drakeling" spawn from it and attack. These hit for a max ~1,200 and flurry.

At 50% health, the four "corrupted drake" mobs around the room go aggro. These are snareable and, if killed, immediately respawn.

At 25% health, Vishimtar locks health and starts casting "Creeping Doom" on random targets (45-second intervals, maximum four targets at a time). This spell must be cured before it fades (48 seconds), otherwise the inflicted player is death touched. To cure this, go to one of the "mournful spirit" dervishes that roam around the perimeter of the event area and say "shoulder my burden" to it:

You say, 'Hail, mournful spirit'

An otherworldly voice rings in your mind, 'I can sense that you have been afflicted by Vishimtar, _____. You will not survive long - soon death will take you and corrupt your body into a twisted shell of hatred. Allow me to help you. I can [shoulder your burden].'

You say, 'Shoulder my burden'

The mournful spirit draws corruption from your body and absorbs it, destroying itself in the process.
mournful spirit died.

For each cure of "Creeping Doom", Vishimtar's health unlocks 1%.

Creeping Doom: Single Target, Unresistable (-1000)
1: Decrease Stats by 120
2: Cast Upon Fade: Creeping Doom Trigger

If anyone dies or goes linkdead at any time in the event, "a spirit wraith" spawns in their place. These skeletons hit for a max ~1,500; have zonewide aggro; and are mezzable (note: pet deaths don't spawn adds).

Note: Throughout the event, you'll sometimes get a "cloud of concentrated chaos" spawn. You can kill these to fill up everyone's health and mana.



Completion & Loot

Kill Vishimtar to complete the task:

Vishimtar the Fallen has been slain by _____!
Vishimtar crumples. His corrupted form no longer casts shadows upon the cavern walls.
Your faction standing with Vishimtar has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Cursed Drakes has been adjusted by -1.

Vishimtar's feeble attempts to protect the Nest were no match for your prowess.

Following Vishimtar's death, all adds despawn and a chest spawns with loot. Vishimtar himself drops 9x "Shadowscale of Vishimtar" (Tier 5 progression item) + 1x "Eye of Vishimtar" (turn-in item for a mask).

The chest contains 3 items from this loot table:

Accursed Earhoop of Pain
Belt of the Black Dragon
Cloak of Deepshadow
Cord of the Cunning
Dark Heart of Vishimtar
Dragonkiller
Face of Unfeeling
Mottled Black Dragonscale
Obsidian Pauldrons
Rod of Shaded Wrath
Skull of Vishimtar


Task Rewards:
9x "Radiant Crystal"
1x "Norrath's Keepers Token" (faction turn-in item)

Note: If doing this raid as part of progression, you'll want to check in with some NPCs to make sure your flags are up to date. See this quest entry for more details.
Submitted by: Saraban of Darkwind
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# Feb 11 2015 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
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If doing this task through the Norrath's Keepers, see Lieutenant Ekiltu Verlor.
If doing this task through the Dark Reign, see (who?).

Actually, the task is available from Captain Areha (Norrath's Keepers) or from General Lereh (Dark Reign).

Touch the Portal to The Nest 0/1 The Broodlands
Confront Vishimtar 0/1 The Accursed Nest
Kill Vishimtar 0/1 The Accursed Nest

Shared task locks upon entering the event area proper -- merely standing on the approach ramp does not lock the task.

Chest contains 3 items.

Your faction standing with Vishimtar has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Cursed Drakes has been adjusted by -1.
Vishimtar crumples. His corrupted form no longer casts shadows upon the cavern walls.
Vishimtar the Fallen has been slain by Tobynn!
Your task 'In the Shadows' has been updated.
You have received a replay timer for 'In the Shadows' : 4d:19h:15m remaining.
You have slain the corrupted dragon. Vishimtar's shadowy form is now only a sad reminder of how far the noble dragon had fallen.
You have been given: Norrath's Keepers Token.
You have gained 9 Radiant Crystals.

Edited, Feb 11th 2015 11:44am by Tobynn
very easy bypass
# Apr 05 2014 at 12:41 PM Rating: Good
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-April 5, 2014.. what a joke..

7 man raid:
100 mage, 100 necro (x2), 100 sk, 100 bard, 100 shaman, 100 wizard

plan was to have mage pet tank vish, i was gonna kite adds on SK. sent the mage pet in, casters began there burn. BOOM, vish dead in 12 seconds, task complete, everyone got credit and could loot the scale.

not sure if the mage pet tanking had anything to do with bypassing it, or the fact that the mages burned and did insane damage and just burned Vish down instantly, but, yeah, it was insanely easy, no emotes no triggers no nothing.
very easy bypass
# Jul 09 2016 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
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Can confirm this. Did this quest today on 7/9/2016. All characters 105. Sent pets in to tank, cast manaburn on Wizard burned down Vishimtar very fast, ignored all adds and the dragon was dead in 10 to 15 seconds with no health locks at all.
very easy bypass
# Nov 18 2016 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I cannot confirm. Tried this with a 105 lvl pally today solo. I can get him down and bypass all his adds to 20%. At this point his health locks, the only way u can get him down any further is doing the "shoulder my bourdon" stuff to the mourning wonderers. However, running to these is difficult because he summons and has a huge knockback, dieing instantly on taking 200000pts of dmg falling to my death. Any tips or suggestion would be appreciated for solo, ty :)
very easy bypass
# Nov 19 2016 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok was able to do it today with 105 lvl pally solo. Use Dead man floating so u don't get knocked off and die and create a clicky emote "shoulder my bourdon" when u hit the point of his health locking for those wondering mourners. Hope this helps, ty
very very very easy bypass
# Apr 05 2014 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, did this on April 5, 2014.. what a joke..

group consisted of:
100 mage, 100 necro (x2), 100 sk, 100 bard, 100 shaman, 100 wizard

plan was to have mage pet tank vish, i was gonna kite adds on SK. sent the mage pet in, casters began there burn. BOOM, vish dead in 12 seconds, task complete, everyone got credit and could loot the scale.

not sure if the mage pet tanking had anything to do with bypassing it, or the fact that the mages burned and did insane damage and just burned Vish down instantly, but, yeah, it was insanely easy, no emotes no triggers no nothing.

have fun
Incorrect Task Giver
# May 07 2012 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not Lt, it's Capt Areha Burina
Task Issuer
# Apr 05 2009 at 1:00 PM Rating: Default
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You get this task from General Lereh Dirr at the campfire on the evil side once all your flags are complete
Heal the LD
# Feb 28 2009 at 3:43 AM Rating: Good
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If anyone dies, or goes linkdead, at any time in the event, a spirit wraith (mezzable; hits for ~1500) will spawn in their place (this does not include pet deaths).


If you keep the LD person healed until they leave the world, you will not get a Spirit Wraith spawn.


Leerah of Quellious
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Task Giver
# Jan 07 2008 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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This task is off of Captain Areha Burina, who's chillin over by the fire.
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Another Vishtmar Down
# May 12 2006 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
Grats to Final Empire of Povar for making Vishi take a nap last night
Not Unlimited
# Sep 09 2005 at 10:01 AM Rating: Default
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It is a 6 hour time limit not unlimited.
RE: Not Unlimited
# Sep 10 2005 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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It also locks when the first one steps on Vish platform, so if some nosy gnome go up "to have a look" before all are taskadded you need to quit task and make new.

Also, if you wipe and some log off before next try you can't get more peeps in; you must all quit task and make new one.

Also, have some resser bind outside in case of wipe. Thats quicker because if all quit exp and wait outside it will take 30 minutes for the task to punt the corpses.
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