DoD Level 70 Spell #4: Flights of the Seeker  

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Rating:
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Information:
Time:Up to 30 Minute
Level:70
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Spell
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Depths of Darkhollow
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Sep 30 19:22:08 2005
Modified: Fri May 29 17:00:41 2009
This is the fourth task in a series of five (the end result being your 70th level spell/tome) and begins with Jarzarrad the Prophet who can be found in Undershore at -960, +650.

You say, 'Hail, Jarzarrad the Prophet'

Jarzarrad the Prophet says 'I know why you are here, _____.' He nods as you approach. 'I have known why you'd be here since before you were born. You are the _____ who will learn the secrets of [Shadowspine].''

You say, 'Shadowspine?'

Jarzarrad the Prophet says 'Yessss, Shadowspine. . . The drachnid book of the dead. . . The tome stolen by the Shiliskin Empire during the War of Four Crests. Shadowspine corrupted Emperor Draygun and drove him mad with the promise of power. Ultimately, Draygun's study of the tome led him to unleash terrible magic in Illsalin which turned him into a lich and bound the fallen warriors of two armies, both drachnid and shiliskin, to his will. You may not even know of Shadowspine yet. . . But you will. . . Let me know when you are [ready] to trace your fate.'

You say, 'I am ready'

Jarzarrad the Prophet says 'So be it. Here is what you must do. '

There are two versions of this task: Normal and hard. The only difference between them is the quality of loot and difficulty of mobs.

You have been assigned the task 'Flights of the Seeker'.

Emperor Draygun has learned of your part in the attack on his Praetorian Guards. The gates of Illsalin open and a dark presence gathers. Ready your weapons and make peace with your god.



Gather your group outside of Jarzarrad's hut 0/1 (Undershore)

You must defend Jarzarrad's base from The Seeker. When you gather outside of Jarzarrad's hut, this task stage completes itself.

Defend yourself from Draygun's Seeker 0/1 (Undershore)

The Seeker spawns a short distance away and begins walking towards the hut.

At 15% health, The Seeker complete-heals and spawns a mezzable add (Swirling Stone) to help him. The Seeker does this again when he reaches 15% and spawns another add (also mezzable).

Upon near-killing him, The Seeker despawns and turns into The Shattered Seeker (a frequent rampager). Upon killing it you win the mission.

Both The Shattered Seeker and Swirling Stones give the following faction hits:
+Agents of Dreadspire
+Free Traders of Malgrinnor
+Scions of Dreadspire
-Fallen Guard of Illsalin.

As the last pieces of the seeker fall to the ground the cavern grows eerily quiet. Although you have destroyed Draygun's assassin, you can't shake the feeling that you are being watched.

The Shattered Seeker drops 1 item:

Dark Mist Leggings (hard)
Dark Shroud Gem (normal)
Dark Void Essence (normal)
Dark Void Shield (normal)
Gray Iron Chain Boots (hard)
Ring of Dark Mists (normal)
Shadow Void Bracer (normal)
Shadow Void Cap (hard)
Shadow Void Cuffs (hard)
Shadowspine Essence (hard)
Void Mace (normal)

Normal Reward (everyone):
Melee: Ring of Dark Mists
Casters: Dark Void Shoulders

Hard Reward (everyone):
Melee: Aspiring Gemstone
Casters: Shadowspine Extract



The final task, "Into the Shadows", follows this one.
Rewards:
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Bugged
# Jan 25 2011 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Just tried this missin on normal. 2 box 85sk 70rng and rogue merc. I've done this many times before with a merc and it always worked. This time, the Seeker did not CH or spawn his adds. Instead he died on the first round with no loot and no task update.
initial infor for difficulty lvl on this drop not correct
# Jun 26 2007 at 12:23 AM Rating: Default
dark void essence drops on normal diff 6/07 dont know if this was previously posted but i dont care
initial infor for difficulty lvl on this drop not correct
# Jun 26 2007 at 7:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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Loknessy wrote:
dark void essence drops on normal diff 6/07 dont know if this was previously posted but i dont care


Updated, thanks.
Hard?
# Sep 04 2006 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok i have completed every spell mission and i still do not see Fight of the Seeker (harder). There is Preemptive Strike (Hard) and Praetorian Guard (Hard) tho. Is there some special way to get the hard mission for this?
Hard?
# Sep 11 2006 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I just went through this same thing hehe.

You have done 70.1 hard but not 70.2 hard because if you had completed 70.2 hard - 70.3 hard should be available. What happens is that once you complete the steps in hard, the next one becomes available to you...if that makes sense.

~Dinky~
Update on normal drop/award
# Aug 25 2006 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
Ring of Dark Mists & Dark Void Shield both dropped from the normal tonight
is it bugged 7/25/06
# Jul 25 2006 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and a group of 5 other people went there on july 25, 2006 around 8:30 p.m. We killed The Seeker, his 2 spawns, and The Shattered Seeker the pally in our group looted the shield but it never said we completed the mission and nobody got anything but the pally who looted the shield off the Shattered. We petitioned and the GM said that we never completed the mission and they couldn't do anything about it. any comments as to what we might of done wrong?

Littlebitt of Druzzil Ro
is it bugged 7/25/06
# Aug 19 2006 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Did you have outside raid help? Likely you got killstolen
Task text and timer
# May 19 2006 at 2:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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This task got a 30 minutes timer.

Steps:
1) Gather your group outside of Jarzarrad's hut (Undershore)
2) Defend yourself from Draygun's Seeker (Undershore)

Emperor Draygun has learned of your part in the attack on his Praetorian Guards. The gates of Illsalin open and a drak presence gathers. Ready your weapons and make peace with your god.
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RE: Task text and timer
# May 19 2006 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
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Updated, thanks.
The Seeker
# Mar 12 2006 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
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The Seeker spawns at loc (-1440, 831, 97) next to Hourglass. If you don't have someone stand over there to grab aggro from him right away, he despawns within seconds of the emote saying he's taken flight from Illsalin.

Its a big gargoyle, yellow con to lvl 70. Once he reaches 15% for the third time, he turns into a big rock dervish similar to Emoush and cons lvl 70 at that point.
working?
# Mar 06 2006 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
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last 4 times trying to do it,he never spawned.
Got the emote of him taking wing from illsalin, but nothing shows up.
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RE: working?
# Mar 08 2006 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
Had the same problem, finally, someone went and stood on a hill along the wall to the south of the tent, mob pop'd immediately once the mission was accepted
RE: working?
# Mar 08 2006 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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thanks
will try that.

If I can convince people to try it again.
6 attempts and no spawn.
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RE: working?
# Mar 08 2006 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
This mission is working. We went through the same frustration after the patch too, thinking it was bugged now. The Seeker used to path to Jazz's hut, but now he does not.
Seeker's spawn point is just to the right of the stone column right before Ruins zoneline. He pops as soon as you step outside Jazz's hut and get mission update. He will despawn within 5 seconds if he is not aggroed. He will agro the closest person too him if you are within range, so have Tank ready, or as we did, had Ramp tank be there to pull him out. This will set Rampage too. He does ramp, and hits hard and fast. Works like a charm. There is a shiliskin on the bridge that will add if you don't kill him first.
RE: working?
# Mar 10 2006 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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That worked.
Thanks
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# Feb 21 2006 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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hp of mobs?
max hits?
mission time?

kthanks
New drop from the normal mission.
# Jan 16 2006 at 6:57 PM Rating: Default
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http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=83893

First time I ever seen that aug.
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RE: New drop from the normal mission.
# Jan 28 2006 at 1:48 AM Rating: Excellent
I can Confirm that drop too. It is off the normal mission, as is the Dark Void Shield
Loot
# Dec 24 2005 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Hard mission also droped:
Dark Void Essence
http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=83881
Loot Info
# Dec 19 2005 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Completed Flight of the Seeker (70 mission task 4) today (19 Dec 05).

Normal difficulty corpse loot was Dark Shroud Gem.

Pretty good stuff for the difficulty, IMO. Good luck.
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info
# Dec 15 2005 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
Seeker Rampages

Shattered Seeker Flurries, doesn't Rampage
Open encounter
# Dec 15 2005 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Since it's not instanced, you can get help outside of your group to complete this mission. However, you must make sure that the group who initiates the mission gets the xp credit for killing the seeker, otherwise you fail.

We found this out when we ran a series of three groups through this mission back to back when one group was a little slack on dps.
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Item not listed
# Dec 07 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
Another item Seeker drops that's not listed here:

Void Mace
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE
Akill:1HBlunt AtkDelay:20
Dmg:15 AC:12
Effect:Time Lapse(Combat)
DEX:+10 STA:+10 CHA:+12 WIS:+10 HP:150 MANA:160
SVDISEASE:+14 SVCOLD:+14 SVPOISON:+13
Recommended level of 70. Required level of 65.
WT: 2.5 Size:MEDIUM
Class: CLR DRU SHM
Race: ALL
Slot 1,Type8:empty
RE: Item not listed
# Dec 07 2005 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Does that drop from hard or normal version?
RE: Item not listed
# Dec 26 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
Shadow Void Bracer also drops from normal mission
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RE: Item not listed
# Dec 07 2005 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
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The Void Mace and Dark Void Shield both drop in the normal mission.
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Missing a lot of Hard Difficulty drops
# Dec 05 2005 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=83973

Shadowspine Essence
MAGIC ITEM NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
Augmentation type: 7 8
Slot: FACE NECK SHOULDERS BACK WAIST
MANA: +75 ENDUR: +75
Required level of 70.
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=83945

Shadow Void Cuffs
MAGIC ITEM NO TRADE
Slot: WRIST
AC: 15
DEX: +12 STA: +11 CHA: +13 INT: +11 HP: +165 MANA: +175
SV DISEASE: +16 SV MAGIC: +12 SV POISON: +16
Avoidance: +10 Mana Regeneration: +3
Required level of 70.
WT: 1.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 8

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=83956

Gray Iron Chain Boots
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE
Slot: FEET
AC: 40
DEX: +12 STA: +12 CHA: +9 WIS: +10 HP: +165 MANA: +165 ENDUR: +165
SV DISEASE: +15 SV MAGIC: +11 SV POISON: +15
Regeneration: +2 Mana Regeneration: +2
Required level of 70.
Effect: Faerune (Worn)
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: RNG ROG SHM BER
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 8

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=83972

Dark Mist Leggings
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE
Slot: LEGS
AC: 29
DEX: +11 STA: +12 WIS: +11 AGI: +14 HP: +185 MANA: +175 ENDUR: +175
SV FIRE: +10 SV DISEASE: +12 SV MAGIC: +10 SV POISON: +12
Attack: +20 Mana Regeneration: +2
Required level of 70.
Focus: Pyrilen Rage
WT: 1.5 Size: LARGE
Class: DRU MNK BST
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 8
Seeker on Hard
# Oct 08 2005 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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dropped:

Shadow Void Cap
dex 9, sta 10, cha 12, int 12
hp 165, mana 165, AC 16
svfire 15, svmagic 15, svpoison 11
regen +2, manaregen +2
effect: faerune
Slot: Head
Class: nec wiz mag enc
Race: all
Size: medium, WT: 2.4
Slot 1, type 8
Req. Level of 70
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Reward on hard
# Oct 08 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Mission rewards on hard difficulty:

Melees:
Aspiring Gemstone
HP +20, Accuracy +10
Augment, slot 7,8
any slot except charm
req. level of 70
WAR PAL SK BER ROG MON RAN BST BAR

Casters:
Shadowspine Extract
Mana +20 End +20 DoT Shield +2%
Augment, slot 7,8
any slot except charm
req. level of 70
CL DRU SHM NEC WIZ MAG ENC
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info pls
# Oct 02 2005 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
any info on this quest pls? how much does mobs hit for etc?.
RE: info pls
# Oct 05 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Hits for some where near 2k

Did this quite easily with a war, war, sk, clr, shm, nec. Adds are also snareable and rootable.

All were rather decently geared, but it died quick. Dropped the bracer. Seen links to a 60/60/60 aug it drops.

Edited, Wed Oct 5 14:08:02 2005
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