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|This shared task (1-6 players) begins with Ulgin Darkhammer at location 650, -2035, -15 in the Korascian Warrens.
NOTE: You cannot use mercenaries in the instanced zone for this task.
You say, 'Hail, Ulgin Darkhammer'
Ulgin Darkhammer says, 'Good to see an eager face in these mines, traveler. Our work is cut out for us here. We've lost too many dwarves in the explosion which wrought havoc just to the north of us. Murdunk's magic-users conjured a mighty blast to break the Korascian Frogs, but they also opened up a big hole in the Plane of Earth, exposing its [crystal] core.'
You say, 'Its crystal core?'
Ulgin Darkhammer says, 'Aye, and when the Crystal Core was breached, it began growing masses of crystal into what was left of the Warrens up there, and strange crystalline creatures began issuing from the primal energy. They killed the dwarves we sent to [investigate]. A shame, because those primal crystal beasties could be worth a lot; I know a few mages that would love to get their hands on that much raw crystal.'
You say, 'Investigate?'
Ulgin Darkhammer says, 'There are a few tasks if you're looking for ways to keep busy for Kaigrun. I need someone to do some [scouting], some harvesting of crystalline [fluids], some gathering of crystalline [organs] for study, and perhaps you can make matters easier for us by knocking off the crystalline creature who seems to be their [ruler]. Or if you have the help of a few allies, perhaps you might be able to help us deal with the recent growth of crystal [blooms].'
You say, 'What blooms?'
Ulgin Darkhammer says, 'It seems that the death of the Crystal Antiont, which controlled the growth of crystals in the core, has allowed the crystalline entities to 'bloom' out of control. We fear that they might overwhelm the entire warrens if we do not slow their growth. Can you gather some friends and [take care] of this problem for us? This is a big job, you may need about twice as many folks as you usually try such tasks with."
You say, 'We'll take care of the problem'
Ulgin Darkhammer says, 'I can transport you nearer to the caves when you are [ready]. Good luck out there."
You have been assigned the task 'The Crystal Bloom'.
The crystals within the area known as the crystal core are growing out of control. This 'blooming' of crystals must be slowed until a more permanent solution can be found. Enter the crystal core and slow down the crystal bloom.
You say, 'I am ready'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered the Korascian Warrens.
"Fracture" is a named mob that has a chance to spawn after spending at least 15 minutes in this instanced zone. It hits for a max ~7,000; is snareable/rootable; summons; and casts two spells:
Lightning Flash: Single Target, Magic (-350)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 7000
Static Bolt: Area PC 30', Magic (-350)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 7500
When it reaches 50% health, it splits into two mobs (of the same name). Then those two mobs split into an additional two mobs each when they reach 50% health. The split versions don't hit as hard as the original version.
You'll see this emote when Fracture spawns (roams the western part of the area):
Large crystals crack in the distance.
It drops one item per kill, with a chance at dropping an armor piece as well:
Crystalline Spiked Shield
Fractured Crystalcloth Amice
Spiked Shield of the Recormont
One of the mob types in this zone is a "Bloom Crystal" (appears as a small crystal on the ground). The longer you are in the zone, the more of these crystals spawn. While they are non-KOS and are not social with (don't assist) other mobs in the zone, they DO assist each other when attacked. With this in mind, be careful about attacking a "Bloom Crystal" if there are other ones nearby.
The zone is full of roaming mobs, and there are few (if any) safe spots. Be prepared for adds.
The passages leading out of the crystal core area are blocked (if you try to run from the area, you'll be ported back with an emote saying it's blocked).
Slow the growth of the crystalline bloom 0/30 (Korascian Warrens)
Report back to Ulgin Darkhammer 0/1 (Korascian Warrens)
A dwarf named Wary ol' Krange is found in the instanced zone at location 885, -1685, 42.
You say, 'Hail, Wary ol' Krange'
Wary ol' Krange says, 'Well, so you're one of them they sent. Foolish. When you want to [leave], just tell me so.'
You must kill 30 mobs with "bloom" in their name to complete this task. These can be any combination of:
"a bloom sphere"
"a bloom visceront"
The bloom spheres and bloom visceronts are normal zone mobs. The bloom crystals are permanently rooted and aren't social with other mobs in the zone, but are social with each other.
All "bloom" mobs have spells they can proc:
Crystalline Chill: Single Target, Magic (-550)
1: Decrease Attack Speed by 30%
2: Decrease HP when cast by 3500
3: Decrease Hitpoints by 2000 per tick (5 ticks)
Fracture: PB AE 600', Magic (-550)
1: Decrease AC by 300 (5 minutes)
Pervasive Crystalline Growth: PB AE 600', Magic (-550)
1: Decrease Mana by 1500 per tick (5 ticks)
2: Adjust Mana (-2000)
Once you have all your kill updates, say "leave" to Wary ol' Krange to zone out, and hail Ulgin Darkhammer.
You say, 'Hail, Ulgin Darkhammer'
The crystal bloom has slowed somewhat, but this is not the end for sure. Something must be done to permanently keep the crystalline growth under control.
Your faction standing with Toskirakk Slaves has been adjusted by 50.
Your faction standing with Toskirakk Slavers has been adjusted by -50.
Your faction standing with Mitius, Herald of Change has been adjusted by 69.
A number of Chronobines (varies)
Faction with Mitius, Herald of Change
Timeshear Green Fragment Dena
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