Zebuxoruk's Pact  

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Level:1
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:Yes
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
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Related Creatures:
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Era:Prophecy of Ro
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Mon May 8 11:05:22 2006
Modified: Sun Jan 4 22:19:58 2015
This is the third monster mission in a series of three which lead up to the 24-person raid monster mission, The Fall of an Empire.

"a forgotten noble" may be found at -3260, +2535.

You say, 'Hail, a forgotten noble'

a forgotten noble says 'The book. Charged, was I, with its safekeeping. All was well until that fateful day: the day of the fall. They descended upon us with horrible fury. I could not fulfill my task. The failure will haunt me. I will haunt this grave . . . until the end of time. An eternity of unrest awaits unless I can uncover the whereabouts of the ancient book of the dead. You, mortal . . . you must seek them out. Find Tulok the Folklorist and the Spirit of Kotiz. They can help pinpoint the location! Kotiz is nearby. Tulok wanders the Emerald Jungle.'

The Spirit of Kotiz is a ghostly iksar found on top of the aqueduct system in the forest, at -1245, -2035. When you hail him, 6 red-to-70 skeletons named "Minion of Kotiz" spawn around him, and you are rooted and silenced with Vengeance of Kotiz.

Need opening dialogues.

If you do not answer with "I offer you vengeance" quickly enough, the skeletons will attack and you will most likely die.

You say, 'I offer you vengeance.'

Spirit of Kotiz says 'Indeed, that is something I seek. Many years ago, I found myself conversing in secret with Zebuxoruk. He had offered to me his journal of war, known simply as the Unholy Book of Zebuxoruk. Inside, he had promised battle strategies and magic's unknown to the Norrath as we knew it. I had come so close..'

You say, 'So close?'

Spirit of Kotiz says 'What happened? Ahh.. Yes, I had completed the pact with Zebuxoruk. Fifty sacrifices. Fifty sacrifices is all he required for the book to be mine. I was moments from grasping the book with my own hands before that wretched Sathir showed his face. He took the book from me, struck me down and left my rotting corpse deep within that wretched place.'

You say, 'What wretched place?'

Spirit of Kotiz says 'What wretched place? Kaesora, of course. Venril was his name, I believe. A young and powerful warrior-mage of the Kunzar tribe. He sought to decipher the unspeakable magic coded within Zebuxoruk's ancient book. You just may be worthy to go back and face Venril once more.'

(need information on all steps between here and end)

Two chests spawn after killing 50 mobs in an instanced version of Kaesora. In them are three shards each (named what?) and an item, which can be one of two things:

Kotiz's Empowering Essence which transmutes to: ???? (level 1-10), ???? (level 11-20), ???? (level 21-30), ??? (level 31-40), ??? (level 41-50), Kotiz's Essence of Eradication (level 51-60), Kotiz's Essence of Demise (level 61-70).

Kotiz's Empowering Spaulders which transmutes to: ???? (level 1-10), ???? (level 11-20), ???? (level 21-30), ??? (level 31-40), ??? (level 41-50), ??? (level 51-60), Kotiz's Spaulders of Demise (level 61-70).

Note: Kotiz's Empowering Spaulders may be bugged. Despite showing 160/130/120 as its max stats, the highest stats outside of the missiona re 130/120/120.

Need further dialogues; names, /loc, fight info, and level range of all mobs; quest items if any; list of rewards; any other missing quest information.
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# Aug 04 2006 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Updated....

People needed: One group
Mission type: MM
Expansion: PoR
Duriation: 1 to 2 hours.
Rating: Aug-tastic but hard

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A prewarning this mission is bugged and is annoying.

To get this mission Head to Trakanon's Teeth.

Once you zone in, Head to the lake and on the shore line look for an Red Con Iskar Ghost named "a wondering spirit" and every one must Hail him, He will Single port you a top of the bridge that runs close to old seb.

Follow down the bridge until you see 'Spirit of Kotiz', (Note you can coth people in zone to speed this up) You will need a fast typer for this part OR have it hotbutton OR use cut and paste.

Have /say I offer my vengeance (Checking spelling if typing) ready in your typing slot, Then hail Spirit of Kotiz and wait till he roots you and THEN hit enter numerous times till you say it. If you say it before he roots you or you say it too late he death touches you.

Then say the exact lines and you need to be fast when you do this. If not you need to rehail and redo the entire script again with the root and DT.

/say So close?
/say what place?
/say I am worthy

You will be given the mission that gives you a choice to pick Kotiz and 5 Shadow knights to fight in Keasora instance.

Think Kotiz as a gimp Cleric but with Lich (He can't feign death), He is the healer of the group your group. BUG WARNING: DO NOT USE HARMSHIELD, it will bug you so you can not heal your group or yourself! even logging out completely doesn't fix this or dying.

The 5 others are green armored Shadow Kights given more powers and are all rounders in combat, They have many more abilities for they can FD, Fear, Snare and Harm touch (Harm Touch refreshes for the SKs on death), taunt, bash, disarm, and armor cleave (decreases enemy AC).

Shadow Knights also have two weapon combos. First is Default when you start, Its a 1handed weapon that procs small heals and a shield with haste, In your bag you have a 2hander that Procs FA but have lower DPS. So you will need to change weapons alot and Bandoiler don't work (You die it resets to empty). My advice for quick switching is have an hold left mouse button on your Primary and secondary and put in a hotbutton, then make 2 slots in your inventory for you to switch them around.

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When every one is ready (mostly The person who is kotiz and 2 other Sks, Hail Spirit of kotiz to zone in)

There are 5 ways of failing this mission.
1.Kotiz LD's
2.People leave the mission
3.Kotiz not in zone
4.zones longer than 2 mins. (Sometimes the group gets the message of needing the main character in game in two minutes)
5.Run out of time
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When you zone in hit V and purchase your AAs. When the group is ready Hail the human near you.

Your major goal is to kill 50 mobs in this zone

The mobs are indifferent, they only KoS when a player argos them. So you can FD split the mobs with out people getting agro unless they attack/heal/etc. If you die the mobs return back to default faction.

When you kill a creature they turn into a harmless undead mob thats 0% and regens to full, Ignore them, they are harmless and can't agro you in any way.

The mobs in the zone con range from are white, yellow, and red cons. The zomby-ish looking frogloks have pets and the Pets don't count as kills. The pets considered from Light blue to Green. Slaughter around the library and they to the corners before going upstairs.

Avoid the spiders at all costs, The spiders have unlimited mana and they can CH themselves and OTHERS. Worse case you either be spending ALOT of time there beating them or you could Snare then fear and chase and beat them.

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If you die the following things will happen.

1.you regain almost full health and mana
2.If your an SK HT is up
3.you spawn at start of mission
4.All mobs are conn indiff

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When you have killed 50 mobs, Either die and respawn or run back to where the human is where you started this mission and he will complete the ritual (3 to 5 mins time). 2 chests will spawn near him. Each chest contains 3 Exp shard (6 in total) and also the reward.

After you looted every item including reward shoulders/Aug, You will then hail the human, and he will say something about the book being yours and the living version of Venril Sathir will spawn w/ 2 guards and AE root you then take the book and respawn and can be attacked.

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When he comes don't attack him, he then spawn 2 guards, if you die you will respawn point is moved to the corner of the library.

Rush the boss, Keep him where the human was standing at the shrine. He is leashed to there and runs back to summon the mobs.

During the battle Ven will spawn a ghost mob, its best to have 2 fearers fearing the ghosts, while rest DPS him. DO NOT Damage the ghosties or snare the ghosts! They will summon you! when the boss hits 30% you will be over comed with ghosts so have the fearers with FULL health train the ghosts away (I had the healer heal them and had to help train).

If you all die before 25% the boss will reset himself to full health and ghosts will despawn.

When Venril is 25% he say "Ok i had enough" EVERY ONE MUST BE ALIVE and in zone or you will be bugged and not get the reward!

At 25% he roots, summons and AE Death touch you all and you won the mission.
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# Aug 05 2006 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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No, HT no longer refresh when SKs die.
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# Aug 07 2006 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I think your mistake i did this mission only 2 days ago.
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# Aug 07 2006 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree with one thing, this MM is completely bugged, i faced many issues that seem happen on a blue moon (Each death you appear naked, you don't see weapon graphics).

I wouldn't be surpized if we find more over time.
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# Aug 07 2006 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
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Did this the 27th, but maybe we were bugged.

I used HT in the beginning, and 45 min later it still hadn't refreshed, despite to several deaths.
Not getting credit
# Aug 02 2006 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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We did this mission and had the aug drop in the chest. Unfortunately the person who won the aug was dead and zoning at the time that we won the mission and got VS to 25 percent. We get dumped out to Trak Teeth and that person plus one of the others did not get any exp, nor did the aug winner receive the aug.

I suspect its because of the way this mission ends: you get VS down to 25 percent, win, he goes berserk and kills you which dumps you out of the mission. There is very little that can be done to control the end of the fight too, its VERY likely that at least one person will be dead at any given time.

What we plan on doing from now on is haing the person who wins the item to just FD once Venril gets below 50 percent or so, at least that way the item will be credited.


Sliggoth, druid/ tradeskiller of 7th Hammer
Not getting credit
# Aug 02 2006 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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You should petition this if you haven't already.

As you said, it's evident the way this quest was constructed that people will be zoning and by that risks to lose their reward.

Shoulders dropped for us, but even though looter was lvl 70 they still didn't have max stats at zoning out.
Bugged mission
# Jun 16 2006 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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We just did this mission June 16th and killed Venril Sathir from 100% to dead, killed adds. Sathir dropped nothing and the mission never updated, so much for the 1 hour of clearing for no exp / items.
Bugged mission
# Jul 16 2006 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Two chests should spawn after you return from killing the 50 random mobs and before VS spawns. Each chest will have 3 shards plus one will have the reward item. If the chests do not spawn then there is no reason to fight VS, since you have no rewards.
Also, you just need to get VS to 25 percent to win. At 25 he apparently gets mad and starts hitting for several k a pop...so you were doubly bugged.


As a general strat note...we have found that having one sk and the healer handle VS with everyone else killing the adds at first works well. Switch over to VS after 4-5 adds, always use the HT on VS before dieing, and always always always keep VS agro on someone. He will heal to full if hes left alone so keep coming at him in a steady stream as you repop from death.


Sliggoth, druid/ tradeskiller of 7th Hammer
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# May 13 2006 at 6:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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to get up there hail a wandering spirit near the lake and it will TP you there ( on top of aquaduct)
Another chest drop
# May 10 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Kotiz's Empowering Spaulders
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM ARTIFACT NO TRADE
Slot: SHOULDERS
AC: 28
DEX: 9 STA 9 CHA 9 AGI 9 HP 160 MANA 130 End 120 SF 9 SC 9 SP 9
Reccommended level of 70
ST1.0 Size: Small
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD MNK BRD ROG BST BER
Race: ALL
Slot 1 type 7
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# May 10 2006 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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to get to the top....
go to loc -409 2269 -98
then look ne--hit f10 and keep your nose up and head ne--welcome to the top

Edited, Thu May 11 06:30:38 2006
Finally
# May 09 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally got up there by running off high ground... The root he casts is Vengeance of Kotiz the task he assigns is "Zebuxoruk's Pact"
Where?
# May 09 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
"The Spirit of Kotiz is a ghostly iksar found on top of the aqueduct system in the forest, at -1245, -2035. He is surrounded by skeletons called "Minion of Kotiz."




The real question is... how do you get up there?

More info
# May 08 2006 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
When you hail Kotiz, 6 red-to-70 Iksar skeletons will spawn around you and you will be rooted with a spell (name I can't remember). If you do not say "Vengeance" quick enough, the skeletons will pound you and you WILL die.

The keywords are "Vengeance", "Close", "Place", "I am worthy". This is also timed. "I am worthy" will not work if you take too long. You will have to hail again.

In the mission, you have the choice to play as 1xNecro, 5x SK. The SKs are pretty nicely armored and equipped. The necro is the healer.

Your mission is to deliver 50 souls (forcefully ;) to Kotiz so he can complete a ritual. The mission is a test of FD and assist skills. Harm Touch refreshes for the SKs on death (no, no max death count). Mobs are white, yellow, and red con in the instance (Kaesora Library).

Once the 50 mobs have been killed, go back to Kotiz and he will complete the ritual (rather lengthy ritual at that).

When complete, 2 chest will spawn. One will include only the experience items and one will include the reward. (For us, it was a +75hp, +65hp, +7 to 3xResist aug). After you loot, Kotiz will say something about the book and the living version of Venril Sathir will spawn w/ 2 guards.

You have to take Venril to 25% to win. He will spawn additional mobs as he gets lower in health. If at any time he loses all aggro do to the group being dead, he will regen to 100% automatically.

Set up a HT/melee rotation and make sure everyone HT's before they die and then jump right back into the fight after respawn. Don't forget to DoT.


Edited, Mon May 8 20:11:37 2006
RE: More info
# May 09 2006 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
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What is the exact name of the instance as you zone in?
RE: More info
# May 09 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Kaesora was all that showed on my comp, also aug is


Kotiz's Empowering Essence
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM ARTIFACT NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
This augment fits in slot types: 7
HP: 75 mANA: 61
SD: 7 SM: 7 SP: 7

And then I went LD while typing this rofl nm


also hail the spirit of kotiz dude once you have mission to get in (hailing a forgotten noble is not required, but is if you want a story line)

Edited, Tue May 9 20:37:45 2006
RE: More info
# Jun 23 2006 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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The aug that dropped for us was:


Kotiz's Essence of Demise
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
Augmentation type: 7
Slot: HEAD FACE EAR NECK SHOULDERS ARMS BACK WRIST RANGE HANDS PRIMARY SECONDARY FINGER CHEST LEGS FEET WAIST
HP: +65 MANA: +75
SV DISEASE: +7 SV MAGIC: +7 SV POISON: +7
Recommended level of 70.
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=39545
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