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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 is a non-progression task. It is a group mission (3-6 players) that begins with Pericolo L`Morte (click for map image) in the Dark Reign camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.
Pre-requisites for requesting:
- Minimum Level 63
- Minimum "amiable" faction with Dark Reign
Hail him to get a quest selection window pop-up.
You have been assigned the task 'Lost Comrades'.
Five days ago I sent a group of adventurers into the Nest. Their mission was to explore the ice dragons' lair and recover a lost artifact known as the Orb of Midwinter. Only one adventurer has returned, and he arrived slumped over his horse, almost dead in his saddle. We do not know what has become of the rest of the group, but based upon the survivor's fevered whispers, we believe others may have also survived. Journey into the Nest and see if you can salvage this expedition. Find any survivors and then recover the Orb of Midwinter. The missing adventurers are named Varronghast, Dorsya, Kellendro, and Gorvash.
Note: This group mission scales to your group's level. The highest is 68+, outlined here.
Touch the portal to the Nest 0/1 (The Broodlands)
The entrance is the dragon portal in the far northwestern part of the Broodlands.
Explore the area and find Dorsya of Norrath's Keepers 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)
Explore the area an find Varronghast of Norrath's Keepers 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)
Explore the area and find Kallendro of Norrath's Keepers 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)
Explore the area and find Gorvash of Norrath's Keepers 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)
Loot 1 Orb of Midwinter 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)
Deliver 1 Orb of Midwinter to Pericolo L`Morte 0/1 (Lavastorm Mountains)
This task takes place in the south-southwest part of the Nest (the ice region of the zone). You should be able to invis yourself over to the area from the entrance. Once you are entering the ice region you will have to fight though, as there are goblin spellcasters that see invisibility.
As you fight your way through the area, you will find the corpses of the adventurers spoken of in the task window. When you get close to a corpse, the adventure task updates.
If you hail a corpse, you see:
The adventurer appears to have died some time ago. The body is curled around a message scrawled in blood that reads, 'Beware the frozen-scale.'
- Dorsya's corpse: /loc -325, 2265, -270 (in the northernmost cavern of the ice wing)
- Varronghast's corpse: /loc -2070, 2500, -355 (in the southernmost cavern of the ice wing)
- Gorvash's corpse: -1300, 2710, -270 (in the dead-end north of the southernmost cavern of the ice wing)
- Kallendro Derro`mare (still alive) and his pet: /loc -630, 2900, -271 (outside the passage leading into the westernmost cavern of the ice wing)
If you hail Kallendro Derro`mare, he casts a "Fireskin" buff on you:
The adventurer shivers violently as he speaks. 'T-t-t-hank the gods you've arrived! I...I...I've been hiding here for days... only turned visible when I heard you approach. You must be careful, _____! The ice drake Shargone lairs here... The creature spends most of its time hibernating within the frozen walls...but-t-t-t it will awaken if enough of its children are slain. That's hot my comrades and I were separated--Shargone tore through the ice right in our midst! You must defeat the creature and take the Orb of Midwinter. Do this or my comrades' deaths will be in vain. I'm too weak to help you fight, but here...This spell should help you. Good luck, _____.'
You must kill a minimum number of mobs in the zone before Shargone appears. You'll see this emote (in red) when it happens:
A deafening roar shakes the frost from the walls as Shargone the Ice Drake awakens from hibernation.
Upon entering Shargone's lair (the far west room in the ice section of the map), you will find several drakes, a couple earth guardians at the entrance, as well as a Fallen Hatchling and Shargone (who is surrounded by three goblins in the far end). Pulling them is relatively easy. The hatchling has a very low aggro range, and is easily avoided until later. Pull the drakes first, then the goblins. When everything else is killed, kill the hatchling, and then Shargone.
Shargone, the Ice Drake is just another drake like the others in the zone, and doesn't hit any harder or has any special attacks to be aware of. Once Shargone is dead, loot the Orb of Midwinter from its corpse, and turn it in to Pericolo L`Morte:
You've returned! And I see you were able to succeed where the previous weaklings have failed. The Orb of Midwinter is in our grasp at last! Excellent work. I'll see to it that you are well rewarded for this.
Up to 54 Ebon Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Dark Reign Token" (faction turn-in item)
|Submitted by: Akayria; Information from Zartayn Shadowfaith of New Dawn Ascended, Antonius Bayle Server|
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