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|This task is the eighth and final group mission in a series for Solteris access. It follows the 'Slay the Serpent' task.
This task begins with Vizier Zio in Katta Castrum. Upon completion of the previous task:
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.'
You say, 'I will search'
Vizier Zio says 'The conspirators we face have guile beyond belief _____! You slew the Empress and yet I learned today that she lives again, or soon will! The traitors have devised a method of resurrection that will return the Empress to life very soon. Our only hope is to strike [now] when they are vulnerable. I am certain that such a ceremony will require a variety of powerful magical items and surely you will find something there that will aid your search.'
You have been assigned the task 'Stop the Ritual'.
You say, 'Why now?'
Vizier Zio says 'Let this day see the end of this traitorous Empress _____. Enter Silyssar by the hidden entrance you told me of and follow the tunnel until you reach the Traitor's nest.'
Vizier Zio has studied your findings carefully, employing various scrying methods and other magical means of information gathering, only to find that Saarisz the Undying was indeed extremely powerful in the long lines of Shissar royalty, an Empress in fact. . . Saarisz has been resurrected by a quartet of the most powerful practitioners of the necromantic arts and is currently regaining her power.
You should investigate the teleporter a little closer before using Vizier Zio's teleport incantation. You should seek out Empress Saariz and her entourage of necromantic practitioners and dispatch them immediately, taking care to ensure they will no longer be a threat.
Investigate the Teleporter 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Slay Ssahkra the Lich 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Slay Ssakhar the Lich 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Slay Ssakhra the Lich 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Slay Ssahkar the Lich 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Slay Empress Saarisz 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Zone into Silyssar and move into the third temple. Once inside, take a left "down" into the temple instead of straight into the teleporter that would send you down to the surface again. Clear your way down until you reach the Empress and her cronies (she is midway down).
Upon entering the third temple you will begin to see emotes from the liches which are at the Empress's side. These emotes indicate what order the liches must be killed in.
The emotes look like this in game (the names here are an example -- which shissar does which emote is random and varies by task):
Ssakhar the Lich begins the ritual High Chant.
Ssakhra the Lich begins the second ritual Middle Chant.
Ssahkar the Lich begins the ritual Low Chant.
Ssahkra the Lich begins the first ritual Middle Chant.
They must be killed in this order:
ritual High Chant
first ritual Middle Chant
second ritual Middle chant
ritual Low Chant
So, for the above example your kill order would be Har, Kra, Hra, Kar. If you don't follow the order, the shissar will respawn.
As they are killed in the proper order, they do not respawn. So, if you are having problems you can evac or gate the rezzer, run back, and repeat until all are dead.
The liches are like regular trash mobs. The Empress hits a bit harder. Demiplane+ gear is advised. All the mobs for the updates are immune to snare, immune to mez, immune to pacify, and see invis.
Empress Saarisz the Undying has been slain by _____!
Your task 'Stop the Ritual' has been updated.
The Empress drops A Softly Glowing Runed Pendant for everyone in the group. This item MUST be looted for Solteris progression purposes, so do not forget it.
Upon completion, you receive positive faction with Combine Empire Merchants, a number of Onux.
Your faction standing with Combine Empire Merchants got better.
You have successfully been granted your reward for: Stop the Ritual
For progression purposes, you need to complete this 'A City in Peril' mini-task, finishing this task arc off.
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