Dark Reign: Clues  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:70
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 00:45:00
Faction Required:
Dark Reign (Min: Kindly)
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu May 11 17:54:04 2006
Modified: Fri May 22 16:01:12 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 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 "kindly" faction with Dark Reign

Hail him to get a quest selection window pop-up.

You have been assigned the task 'Clues'.

Reports say that the place the dragons call "the Nest" doesn't look much like a nest. We know that adventurers have been in there and they tend to be pretty destructive, but from what we've heard they probably didn't cause the kind of damage that has been reported. Our agents have discovered a secret entrance into the ice lair. Get in there and see if you can find anything useful about what happened. You probably won't find any papers or lore, dragons live a very long time and pass their traditions down verbally. To be honest, I'm not really sure what we're looking for. Just go look and see what you can find.

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 Ice Lair in the nest 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)

After zoning in, head toward the southwest corner of the zone (the Ice Lair), killing along the way. Mobs in this zone do not respawn; summon; typically hit for 600-1,000, and are snareable and rootable.

The above step is a location update in the westernmost room of the ice wing.

Keep killing mobs until one drops a MAGIC/LORE/NOTRADE/QUEST item. You'll have to kill almost the entire spawned ice wing before it has a chance to drop. After looting this, head back to the Lavastorm Mountains and speak with Xeib Darkskies (whoever looted the item is the one who needs to do the final hail). Known items:

- Deformed Dragon Embryo
- Scrap of Dark Cloth
- Desiccated Drake Corpse
- Dark Dragon Scale
- Shattered Draconic Symbol



Speak with Xeib Darkskies 0/1 (Lavastorm Mountains)

You say, 'Hail, Xeib Darkskies'

Xeib Darkskies says 'So you've finally returned. Let's see what you've brought me. A scrap of cloth, that's all! Let me look at it, maybe you're not completely wasting my time. Well, it's old. I haven't seen anything like this since I did some adventuring in Kunark. This is the sort of stuff we used to pull out of old tombs, ceremonial garb and junk like that. Not worth anything at all these days. Looks like it's the color of royal robes or something. Ok, this is interesting enough, you've earned your reward. Maybe we can find an Erudite scholar of some sort to find out who owned the robe this came from.'


Rewards:
Up to 54 Ebon Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Dark Reign Token" (faction turn-in item)
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# Jan 30 2009 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Shattered Draconic Symbol also drops on the Dark Reign version.

1. Touch the Portal to the Nest (Broodlands). Triggered when you zone in.
2. Explore the ice lair in the Nest (Accursed Nests). Triggered when you reach vicinity of loc 1076.80, 3297.76, -355.99
3. Speak with Xeib Darkskies. He will only respond to your hail specific to this mission after you loot a no drop quest item.

After playing this mission a few times, there should be four steps to this mission that Sony developers have missed.

2A. Loot quest item (either Shattered Draconic Symbol or Scrap of Dark Cloth). Then speak to Xeib.

Either have dropped for Dark Reign. Easiest way to know when it's time to speak to Xeib is when you loot a No Drop Quest item from a mob. The quest item can drop off of any mob but you'll need to kill around 30+ mobs, which is just about all the mobs in the Ice Lair.

Also have seen some Elegant Defiant armor drops off the mobs in this mission since the mobs are above level 70.

Mission can be done in less than one hour.

Edited, Jan 30th 2009 11:34pm by darmonaro
Dark Reign completion
# Sep 23 2006 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
The item we got was a Scrap of Dark Cloth, from a frigid iceweaver.

You say, 'Hail, Xeib Darkskies'
Xeib Darkskies says 'So you've finally returned. Let's see what you've brought me. A scrap of cloth, that's all! Let me look at it, maybe you're not completely wasting my time. Well, it's old. I haven't seen anything like this since I did some adventuring in Kunark. This is the sort of stuff we used to pull out of old tombs, ceremonial garb and junk like that. Not worth anything at all these days. Looks like it's the color of royal robes or something. Ok, this is interesting enough, you've earned your reward. Maybe we can find an Erudite scholar of some sort to find out who owned the robe this came from.'
Your task 'Clues' has been updated.
You have been given: Dark Reign Token
You have gained 54 Ebon Crystals.

The implication is that it's a piece of Venril Sathir's robe from when he came to release the Curse into the nest....

Edited, Sep 23rd 2006 at 6:16pm EDT by GaelStormracer
Dark Reign completion
# Sep 23 2006 at 5:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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GaelStormracer the Puissant wrote:
The item we got was a Scrap of Dark Cloth, from a frigid iceweaver.

You say, 'Hail, Xeib Darkskies'
Xeib Darkskies says 'So you've finally returned. Let's see what you've brought me. A scrap of cloth, that's all! Let me look at it, maybe you're not completely wasting my time. Well, it's old. I haven't seen anything like this since I did some adventuring in Kunark. This is the sort of stuff we used to pull out of old tombs, ceremonial garb and junk like that. Not worth anything at all these days. Looks like it's the color of royal robes or something. Ok, this is interesting enough, you've earned your reward. Maybe we can find an Erudite scholar of some sort to find out who owned the robe this came from.'
Your task 'Clues' has been updated.
You have been given: Dark Reign Token
You have gained 54 Ebon Crystals.

The implication is that it's a piece of Venril Sathir's robe from when he came to release the Curse into the nest....

Edited, Sep 23rd 2006 at 6:16pm EDT by GaelStormracer


Updated, thanks.
Blackened Drake Scale
# Sep 18 2006 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
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The drop we got that finished the task for my group was a Blackened Drake Scale or something of the like. Not a Shattered Draconic Symbol, but we did request it from the Norrath's Keepers instead of the Dark Reign


Edited, Sep 18th 2006 at 5:40am EDT by Trowan
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Clues
# Jul 08 2006 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
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Gordish Frozenheart gives the task.

Touch the portal to the nest -------- 0/1 --- The Broodlands
Explore the Ice Lair in the nest ---- 0/1 --- The Accursed Nest
Speak with Tatsujiro The Serene -- 0/1 --- Lavastorm Mountains

Mobs range from levels 71-73, some of the mobs were DB to a level 70

Once you zone in move to the South West Area of the zone. Thats the Ice Lair. Just keep killing all the mobs you see in the Ice area. One of the mobs will have a Shattered Draconic Symbol on the corpse. Our group got our symbol from one of the spiders.

Shattered Draconic Symbol
Magic Item Lore Item No Drop
WT:0.5 Size:Small
Class:All
Race:All

After you loot the Symbol, make your way back to LavaStorm and Hail Tatsujiro the Serene.

Upon turning it in, Tatsujiro the Serene says..

Tatsujiro the Serene says, 'This is a powerful item. I get shivers just touching this small part of it. I can feel the electricity that once coursed through it. It is obviously an artifact of the Broodlands and is very old. I can only guess what it might have looked like when whole. Judging by the outer curvature I'd say that it might have been as large as twenty feet across, if it was indeed a disk-shaped object. I can sense that the magic this object held was defensive in nature, some sort of warding or protective barrier. If that's true, then it must have been huge! Thank you so much for bringing this to us. We will investigate this object very carefully.'
Your task 'Clues' has been updated.

The rewards are:
Norrath's Keepers Tokens
68 Radiant Crystals

Some additional notes..

Mobs do not repop/respawn
Mobs do not summon
Mobs hit around 1,000. Most were about 600.
Mobs are snareable/rootable

Bentwing The Bloodthirsty was also in the Ice Cavers wandering around. He was not KoS, and doesnt respond to hails.

Metallic Drake Scales and Glossy Drake Hides drop from this task

Got the following faction hits for killing the Drakes..

Your faction standing with Nest Guardians got worse.
Your faction standing with Cursed Drakes got better.

Quote:
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


Edited, Jul 11th 2006 at 9:55pm EDT by Sugarplum
Clues
# Sep 18 2006 at 8:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lady Sugarplum wrote:
Gordish Frozenheart gives the task.

Touch the portal to the nest -------- 0/1 --- The Broodlands
Explore the Ice Lair in the nest ---- 0/1 --- The Accursed Nest
Speak with Tatsujiro The Serene -- 0/1 --- Lavastorm Mountains

Mobs range from levels 71-73, some of the mobs were DB to a level 70

Once you zone in move to the South West Area of the zone. Thats the Ice Lair. Just keep killing all the mobs you see in the Ice area. One of the mobs will have a Shattered Draconic Symbol on the corpse. Our group got our symbol from one of the spiders.

Shattered Draconic Symbol
Magic Item Lore Item No Drop
WT:0.5 Size:Small
Class:All
Race:All

After you loot the Symbol, make your way back to LavaStorm and Hail Tatsujiro the Serene.

Upon turning it in, Tatsujiro the Serene says..

Tatsujiro the Serene says, 'This is a powerful item. I get shivers just touching this small part of it. I can feel the electricity that once coursed through it. It is obviously an artifact of the Broodlands and is very old. I can only guess what it might have looked like when whole. Judging by the outer curvature I'd say that it might have been as large as twenty feet across, if it was indeed a disk-shaped object. I can sense that the magic this object held was defensive in nature, some sort of warding or protective barrier. If that's true, then it must have been huge! Thank you so much for bringing this to us. We will investigate this object very carefully.'
Your task 'Clues' has been updated.

The rewards are:
Norrath's Keepers Tokens
68 Radiant Crystals

Some additional notes..

Mobs do not repop/respawn
Mobs do not summon
Mobs hit around 1,000. Most were about 600.
Mobs are snareable/rootable

Bentwing The Bloodthirsty was also in the Ice Cavers wandering around. He was not KoS, and doesnt respond to hails.

Metallic Drake Scales and Glossy Drake Hides drop from this task

Got the following faction hits for killing the Drakes..

Your faction standing with Nest Guardians got worse.
Your faction standing with Cursed Drakes got better.

Quote:
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


Edited, Jul 11th 2006 at 9:55pm EDT by Sugarplum


Quest added, thanks.
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