Solteris Access #7: Slay the Serpent  

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Rating:
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Information:
Level:75
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Faction
Time Limit:06:00:00
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
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    Related Quests:
    Era:The Buried Sea
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    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Tue Feb 20 00:09:06 2007
    Modified: Wed Apr 15 07:27:39 2015
    This task is the seventh group mission in a series for Solteris access. It follows the task 'Where There's a Will'.

    This task begins with Vizier Zio in Katta Castrum. Upon successful completion of the previous task:

    Vizier Zio says 'You have done well to come this far, and our [objective] is near.'

    You say, 'What objective?'

    Vizier Zio says 'You are far more capable than I would have imagined, ispecially for a _____ like yourself. Obviously my first impression of you was wrong, and I believe that you are [capable] of completing my revenge and clearing the way for Zhisza's loyalists to take back that which is ours.'

    You say, 'I am capable'

    Vizier Zio says 'Now that you know the secret of entering the floating pyramids you must travel back to the Silyssar and slay Vaakish's pupper master. Do that and you will find the artifact of power you need to save this city. Enter Silyssar by the hidden entrance you fold me of and follow the tunnel until you reach the Traitor's nest.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Slay the Serpent'.

    Vizier Zio has studied the incantation, allowing him to create a new incantation that will allow you to use the teleporter without detection, allowing you to invetigate the insides of the floating shissar temples in search of Saarsz the Undying, whom the Vizier requests you to slay.

    You should seek out Saarsz the Undying, a powerful shissar who seems to be a great source of knowledge, and slay her.

    Investigate the Teleporter

    Investigate the Obelisks in Xyn'kris, Temple of Knowledge

    (+700, +410, +240)

    Investigate the sacrificial room in Xyn'kris, Temple of Knowledge

    (+730, +180, +240)

    Investigate the Obelisks in Yiashia, Temple of Strength

    (-390, +140, +410)

    Investigate the aqueducts in Yiashia, Temple of Strength

    (-320, -20, +410)

    Investigate the sacrificial room in Zhissis, Temple of Sacrifice

    (+170, -420, +590)

    Investigate the aqueducts in Zhissis, Temple of Sacrifice

    (+250, -550, +640)

    Slay Saarisz the Undying

    She is located at +153, -661, +591 (the bottom of the ramp - in the room to the left).

    Return to Vizier Zio with news of your victory

    You say, 'Hail, Vizier Zio'

    Vizier Zio says 'Back so soon, and empty handed, I see! Did you [fail]?

    Your task 'Slay the Serpent' has been updated.
    Your faction standing with Combine Empire Merchants got better.

    You say, 'I did not fail'

    Vizier Zio says 'That is strang indeed to hear! You slew the Empress and her guards but found no artifact? I was certain that the true Empress would have such a talisman. I will [search] on your behalf. You have been most helpful _____ and I would help you in return if I can. Return later and we will speak further.'

    Upon completion, you receive positive faction with Combine Empire Merchants, a number of Onux.

    The group mission 'Stop the Ritual' follows this task.
    Rewards:
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    Faction
    # Apr 14 2015 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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    +40 Combine Empire Merchants rep for completion
    quick run
    # Mar 04 2014 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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    first, all but one is in the bottom lvls of the pyramid ..

    use the teleporter from the last mission to jump to the first pyramid ....(every time u teleport u end up outside the pyramid on the opposite side of the door )

    first 2 are on the bottom floor clear down easy run ... just keep going till u hit the bottom floor ... these 2 rooms are close to the bottom of the ramp..
    .. 1 was to the left and the other was down the hall off the stairs .. make a right ..then left and anther left ... run to the top and jump pyramids

    2nd pyramid ..these 2 are on the bottom lvl as well ... these are a bit farther ... forget exactly where they are ...once done run to the top and jump the pyramids again this one

    3rd pyramid .. the first update is on the lower lvl and the 6th update is on the floor above ....

    once done with updates kill the named ... but not till u have all the updates ....

    didnt pay attention to the name and 2 adds but smoked them pretty quick ... ghetto pally and dru and bst ... (not uber at all ) and 3 mercs
    quick run
    # Aug 30 2016 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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    349 posts
    These directions helped a lot, thanks. Just wanted to add a little more detail.
    On the first temple, after you investigate the obelisks, leave that room take the first left and then a right to find the sacrificial room.
    On the second temple, take a right into the hallway, then your next right into the obelisks room. Exit back out the same way from that room and take your next two rights into the auqeducts room.
    On the third temple, the auqeducts room is down the left hallway before you get to the downward ramp to the bottom floor. Enter the hallway to the right when you reach the bottom floor, take your second right, then your second right again, then your first left and you will make it to the sacrificial room.
    Atlane's Appendix
    # Feb 10 2010 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
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    Courtesy of Atlane's Appendix, these can be pasted into your "silyssar_1.txt" map file:
    P -398.1533, -671.3968, 240.1354, 240, 0, 0, 3, Obelisks
    P -178.7986, -736.4056, 240.1354, 240, 0, 0, 3, Sacrifice
    P -146.2282, 386.1965, 412.5918, 240, 0, 0, 3, Obelisks
    P -13.6259, 311.1864, 412.5918, 240, 0, 0, 3, Aquaduct
    P 440.8630, -165.4515, 584.8826, 240, 0, 0, 3, Sacrifice
    P 560.8022, -247.9562, 635.1257, 240, 0, 0, 3, Aquaduct
    P 741, -271, 590, 240, 0, 0, 3, Saarisz_the_Undying

    All Investigates Correct Except This One
    # Aug 01 2009 at 3:43 AM Rating: Decent
    Updated:
    Investigate the aqueducts in Yiashia, Temple of Strength

    at

    -310, 18, 410
    rog
    # Aug 28 2008 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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    yes you can jsut have a rog run araound then kill the nameed.
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    Silenceisgolden (half-elf rogue 85 seasons w 2.0)

    Xegony server - Iratus Lepus
    http://www.iratuslepus.org
    [img]http://eq.sig.magelo.com/1384393.png[/img]
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    Loc for Named
    # Jul 25 2008 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
    12 posts
    Pos 153, neg 661, pos 591 that's the bottom of the ramp.. named is in the room to the left. At level 80, with a mage, shammy, warrior, monk, cleric and enchanter, this mob was a chump. Ate my shammy pet, but oh well.. lol
    Loc for Named
    # Aug 31 2008 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
    To further clarify loc... its NE corner of 3rd Temple on bottom floor, first room on left after getting off last down ramp. Boss has 2 adds in same room.
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    Cilrena
    79 Wizard
    Maelin Starpyre
    Rogue Shroud
    # Jun 03 2008 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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    Can you shroud as a rogue to get the loc updates on the first 2 pyramids?

    Thanks,

    Baradinus/Erashir
    Xegony
    Rogue Shroud
    # Nov 20 2008 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
    15 posts
    We shrouded down to rogue and mobs still see us so i guess you need the aa sos to be able to void beeing seen.
    NAMED
    # Mar 15 2008 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
    18 posts
    FINAL NAMED IS ON -580 lvl of the THIRD PYRAMID

    enjoy
    named
    # Feb 16 2008 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
    You *have* to wait until the named is on the task list to kill him. We made he horrible mistake, after the few hours that this mission takes, of killing the named at the end BEFORE he appeared on the task list. It did not update and we had to do the mission again...
    heh
    # Jan 06 2008 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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    May want to add 10 to the z-axis locs so you don't fall through the world. ;)
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    ~~Fenthen Jus'taceio
    60th Cleric, Xegony
    heh
    # Feb 16 2008 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
    how would inaccurate locs make u fall the world, unless you're using programs to warp to the listed locs lol
    Keyword
    # Jun 24 2007 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    Did this mission today. [Capable] did not work. [Objective] did.
    Updates
    # Jun 21 2007 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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    full dialogues needed - Objective is part of the last mission, not this one.

    This one begins as follows:
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    You say, 'I am capable.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Slay the Serpent'.

    Vizier Zio says 'Now that you know the secret of entering the floating pyramids you must travel back to the Silyssar and slay Vaakish's pupper master. Do that and you will find the artifact of power you need to save this city. Enter Silyssar by the hidden entrance you fold me of and follow the tunnel until you reach the Traitor's nest.'
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    and ends as follows:
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    You say, 'Hail, Vizier Zio'

    Vizier Zio says 'Back so soon, and empty handed, I see! Did you [fail]?

    Your task 'Slay the Serpent' has been updated.
    Your faction standing with Combine Empire Merchants got better.

    You say, 'I did not fail'

    Vizier Zio says 'That is strang indeed to hear! You slew the Empress and her guards but found no artifact? I was certain that the true Empress would have such a talisman. I will [search] on your behalf. You have been most helpful [PlayerName] and I would help you in return if I can. Return later and we will speak further.'

    -Responding to this begins Solteris #8 - Stop the Ritual
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    Task Description (as seen in task window):

    Vizier Zio has studied the incantation, allowing him to create a new incantation that will allow you to use the teleporter without detection, allowing you to invetigate the insides of the floating shissar temples in search of Saarsz the Undying, whom the Vizier requests you to slay.

    You should seek out Saarsz the Undying, a powerful shissar who seems to be a great source of knowledge, and slay her.

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    Solteris 7
    # Mar 07 2007 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
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    On the aquaducts update for the third temple, it wasnt even in the basement for us was on the middle floor.
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    Nightblade Infamus Assassin
    ae
    # Mar 04 2007 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
    11 posts
    Named at end hits you with " Deadly Feedback" and "Grip of physical terror rk111" Good luck .. zone does not appear to respawn. Locations were correct. Very long mission to fight all the way through.
    Keyword
    # Feb 27 2007 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    Just did mission 6 again and found "Objective" is the keyword to get this mission.
    Keyword
    # Feb 27 2007 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    What is the keyword to get this mission? I finished the one before it and cannot remember what the keyword was to get this one.
    Locations
    # Feb 24 2007 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    Here are the locations that were originally posted and they did work for my group:

    700, 410,240
    730,180,240

    -390, 140,410
    -320, -20, 410

    170, -420, 590
    250, -550, 640
    Locations etc
    # Mar 05 2007 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
    Also worked for me. It might be OK to flop or sneak around the first 2 pyramids, but since you have to clear most of the 3rd pyramid to get to Saarisz the Undying (NOT Slaarisz, despite what the Mission text says), it might be simplest to just get the 2 updates on the last pyramid by clearing.

    Saarisz has 2 guards which appear to be tied to her. Between the 3 of them, they finished off my group's warrior very fast, and killed most of the rest before we evac'd.

    The instance does not respawn - and if you sprint through the teleporters getting to the 3rd and highest pyramid, you can avoid clearing anything up to there.

    It's also possible to run down to any of the lower pyramids with Levitate on, in case someone dies while trying the sprint and needs a drag - corpses can be dragged via the teleporters.

    Additional notes: The shissar mostly see invis, the Golems seem not to - but are KoS. The snakes and the beetles are non-aggro, but DO assist the other mobs, so clear them before you engage anything near them.

    This mission is up to 120 orux on Antonius Bayle now, but I don't thing anyone's ever going to "farm" it. :)

    Edited, Mar 5th 2007 8:26pm by GaelStormracer

    Edited, Mar 5th 2007 8:27pm by GaelStormracer
    Locations
    # Feb 24 2007 at 11:07 PM Rating: Good
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    Worked just fine for us as well.
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    Carlo Curiosus, Erudite Wizard, Erollisi Marr (Morell Thule)
    mmm
    # Feb 24 2007 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
    24 posts
    So like, those locs worked fine for me. But now they gone.
    solteris 7
    # Feb 22 2007 at 2:59 AM Rating: Default
    Scholar
    19 posts
    most of these locs are wrong =/ and no I don't have the right locs I just know it's not at most of those locs.
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