|Quest Started By:||Description:|
|This is a group mission which is an integral part of the Dreadspire Keep Access Quest.
Zahn can be found at loc -585, 725 in Undershore, on the shore north of the JTP camp.
You say, 'Hail, Zahn'
(The following is verbatim text, even if it looks oddly constructed.)
Zahn says 'The shiliskin regards you cautiously and speaks several garbled words which you do not understand. He speaks again, this time with different inflections although you still cannot comprehend what he is saying. Finally he speaks in a recognizable tongue, 'Or perhaps you [understand] the language of the clockwork traders?''
You say, 'I understand'
Zahn says 'Then please,' the shiliskin hisses. 'Spare me. I no longer fight for those that would harm you. There isn't much time. I need to make my [escape] into the upper caverns before I am found.'
You say, 'escape?'
Zahn says 'This cavern is a tomb. It seals the last remnants of the Shiliskin Empire behind the walls of Malgrinnor. Soon, even that outpost will fall, if not to the drachnids than to the cursed undead that infest the Empire's former capital. . . So I've made a deal with the clockwork traders in Corathus Creep. I've been assured that I will be well taken care of in exchange for information on Malgrinnor's forces and operations. I just need several things done before I can leave this doomed cavern in peace. Will you [help] me. . . Or better yet. . .can you gather a [group] of elite warriors to lead an expedition into Illsalin?'
You say, 'I can gather a group'
Zahn says 'Thank you, surface dweller! May your gods smile upon you.'
You have been assigned the task 'Deserting the Ranks'.
Whoever requests the task will receive a Shiliskin Heirloom Shoulder Guard to be used later in the mission.
The final mission of the Shilgrave, an elite group of warriors from Malgrinnor, was to attack the temple of Korlach in Illsalin. The frontal assault on the city failed, and the doomed legionnaires were either cut down or captured by the undead within. Zahn alone escaped by diving off a bridge and swimming out of the city. All who know Zahn is still alive are now dead, or soon will be, but still he must be absolutely certain that news of his survival will never reach the Shiliskin Empire.
Zahn wants you to take his heirloom shoulder guard and place it on one of the bodies of one of his slain comrades within Illsalin. If anyone comes looking for him, they'll find his armor and think he's already dead.
Bring back a Shiliskin Captain's Insignia from one of Zahn's fallen comrades. He needs the insignia to bypass several siliskin checkpoints on his way to the gnomes in the Creep of Corathus.
Enter the Nargilor Pits (0/1) - Ruins of Illsalin
Head to the Ruins of Illsalin and zone-in to your instance, The Nargilor Pits. Clear the mobs in the zone until you reach the Guardian of the Pit. Once you have killed him you need to find a randomly placed "ornate chest" in the zone (a tracker is handy). Open this chest and loot its contents. This is your "key" to the door behind the Guardian.
A cold voice echoes through the halls, 'Make haste to enter the chamber or face the end of your endeavor.'
As you enter...
A low rumble thunders through the hall as a heavy coral door slides closed. Hollow laughter echoes through the marble halls.
A strange chill fills the corridor as an ominous figure steps from the shadows. 'Your intrusion here is unwelcome, surface dweller,' echoes a hollow and distant voice. 'Have you come looking for the remains of the Shilgrave Legion? Very well. Soon you will join their souls within the carnivorous pages of Shadowspine. The doors are sealed. There is no escape.'
Find the Remains of the Shilgrave Legion (0/1) - The Nargilor Pits
Place the Deserter's Shoulder Guard on a Shiliskin Corpse (0/1) - The Nargilor Pits
Take a Captain's Insigina as Proof of Your Delivery. (0/1) - The Nargilor Pits
Now that you have entered the final room, move quickly to the left corner (hug left wall in the room).
Turn the Heirloom Shoulder Guard into any of the corpses in the final room (do this as soon as you can). Emperor Draygun will spawn and roam the room. He isn't attackable and just roams around and summons the dead shiliskin to life one by one (or occasionally many at a time if the task is bugged). These shiliskin seem to auto-aggro on the person who had opened the door, so plan ahead.
After approximately 10 mobs, you will get jumped by 3 at once, 2 x legionnaire and 1 x captain. Kill the captain and loot the Shiliskin Captain's Insignia, required to finish the mission. The captain also drops your loot "reward" for the mission.
Deepskin Head Band (hard)
Dried Coral Mitts (normal)
Earring of Gray Waters (normal)
Illsalin Enforcer Boots (hard)
Illsalin Enforcer Greaves (hard)
Lake Tamer Staff (normal)
Nargilor Pearl (normal)
Sharp Tooth Fossil (hard)
Undershore Fish Liver (hard)
Deliver the Captain's Insignia to Zahn (0/1) - Undershore
Your task 'Deserting the Ranks' has been updated.
Zahn says, 'Well done, surface dweller. Here is your promised reward, a glittering gem I pried loose from the tomb of Illsalin. I consider it my payment for my service to the Empire, and now it is your payment for your success. With luck, we shall never meet in this cavern again.'
You have been given: Gemstone of Emperor Draygun
You also receive a Golden Shiliskin Tentacle Ring, the 4th and final part of the key that gives access to Dreadspire Keep, and a personal reward:
Melee/hybrid: Deep Dive Pauldrons
Caster/priest: Korlach Sacrifice Plate
Melee/hybrid: Shiliskin Reef Swimmer Fetish
Caster/priest: Shiliskin Reef Navigator Fetish
Need all dialogues; task stages and descriptions; name, /loc, level, and fight info for all quest mobs; quest items; quest prerequisites if any; faction hits if any.
|Send a Correction|