Raxtor #1: Freedom!  

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Level:80
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
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Era:Seeds of Destruction
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:2
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Tue Nov 4 14:43:56 2008
Modified: Tue Oct 30 00:49:47 2012
This task begins with Raxtor Darkpaw in the far southwest of Oceangreen Hills (at the Darkpaw camp). In order to request this task, you must first have completed three other Darkpaw tasks:

"Summary Execution"
"Invading the Invaders"
"What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Gnolls?"



You say, 'Hail, Raxtor Darkpaw'

Raxtor Darkpaw says 'Yip! You help Darkpaw, that good? I trust you. [Darkpaw clan] trusts you, bark! Not like that smelly Bayle. He come here says he help Darkpaw, but he think helping humans better. You come to help at good time. Blackburrow clan insane! They steal our pups! Darkpaw clan too small now, need you to help get pups back. Yip! You help, [yes]?'

You say, 'The Darkpaw clan?'

Raxtor Darkpaw says 'Bark! Darkpaw clan smartest gnoll clan! We not need angry, frothy mouth killing to get what clan need. We smart. We trade. We make beer! Yip! Trade for everything we need. But now the [smelly Blackburrow] clan take home, kill many Darkpaw. We not know why. Bark!'

You say, 'Smelly Blackburrow?'

Raxtor Darkpaw says 'Yip! Raxtor not want to talk about smelly Blackburrow clan. They not wander hills and plains any more. They come and take Darkpaw home. Some day Darkpaw get home back. Teach Blackburrow that they ruin their own lands, they not ruin ours! Bark!'

You say, 'I can help, yes'

Raxtor Darkpaw says 'Bark!'

You have been assigned the task 'Freedom!'.

Raxtor Darkpaw has asked you to search the depths of Blackburrow for their missing pups. It seems several of them have vanished recently while learning to hunt near the ancient mine. The only clue anyone has found was a piece of a letter to a shaman, once thought to be dead, named Kregak.

Search for clues about the missing Darkpaw pups within Blackburrow 0/1 (Blackburrow)

Grand Mystic Kegrak can be found patrolling around the area at the bottom of the waterfall.

Grand Mystic Kegrak has been slain by _____!
Grand Mystic Kegrak's corpse snarls in defiance and falls to the ground.

Loot "Orders from Grohlok the Tyrant".

Free the Captured Darkpaw pups 0/8 (Blackburrow)

Upon Kegrak's death, Captured Darkpaw Pups will spawn, along with several "an enraged gnoll slaver".

These are in two locations:

- The old "Green Room" past the snake pit (approximately 400.07, -311.03, -57.64).
- And an adjacent large room (approximately 82.82, -278.85, -69.56).


Killing all the slavers guarding the Pups causes the pups to run away and update your task. No interaction with the Pups was necessary.

Upon freeing the final pup:

Grohlok the Tyrant shouts 'The master's plans must NOT be delayed!'
Your task 'Freedom!' has been updated.

Kill Grohok the Tyrant 0/1 (Blackburrow)

Grohlok the Tyrant spawns at 101.01, -140.80, -69.20. He may auto-aggro after a short period of time, so be prepared.

At approximately 50% health Grohlok becomes invulnerable:

Grohlok the Tyrant summons allies to his side and then falls into a deep trance-like state.

A single "a gnarl shaman" spawned directly on top of Grohlok.

One minute after becoming invulnerable:

Grohlok the Tyrant awakens from his trance, ready to fight!

Grohlok had returned to full health, but all debuffs remain in place.

At approximately 30% health:

Grohlok the Tyrant summons allies to his side and then falls into a deep trance-like state.

...And shortly after:

Grohlok the Tyrant awakens from his trance, ready to fight!

Once again, Grohlok is at full health but long term debuffs are still active.

Grohlok the Tyrant has been slain by _____!
Your task 'Freedom!' has been updated.

Report back to Raxtor Darkpaw 0/1 (Oceangreen Hills)

You say, 'Hail, Raxtor Darkpaw'
Your task 'Freedom!' has been updated.

Raxtor's face turns ashen and grim at the news of the threat living within Blackburrow. He thanks you for rescuing the pups and suggests they may need further assistance in the near future.

Your faction standing with Cirtan, Bayle's Herald got better.
You have successfully been granted your reward for: Freedom!



Reward:
Timeshear Purple Fragment Dena
30 Chronobines
Faction

Loot from other named:

Axeweaver

Battered Gnoll Shield
Gnoll's Honor Medal

Blackburrow Nightstalker
Crudely Etched Ring
Gnollface Mask
Nightstalker's Clandestine Ring

Mundunugu Rawl

Earring of the Mundunugu
Shawl of Dreadwishes
Shawl of Warwishes

Completion of this task allows you to request the next in the series, "Beat the Blackburrow Boss" (essential for Oceangreen theme progression completion).




Once you've completed the Blackburrow task series, you can request this again any time by saying "not be crazy."
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over dps
# Apr 24 2014 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Carefull not to over dps Grohlok the Tyrant. If you do to much damage before hes gone in to his trance he will dye and not respawn and task will not update.

Edited, Apr 24th 2014 12:06pm by subzero42
working now
# Mar 28 2014 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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The "Kill Grohlok the Tyrant" is working now but it was changed a bit. Twice during the fight, he'll go into a "trance" where he summons two adds each time. He no longer regens to full health during his "trance".
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bugged?
# Dec 15 2013 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Im good up until Grohlok. I kill him down, he goes into trance and it says he summons allies but none appear. After a bit of waiting he wakes up and shortly after repeats the trance bit and again fails to summon anything. I repeated that 8 times and cant beat him because he always heals to 100% while tranced.
bugged?
# Dec 16 2013 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I get the same result. Can beat him down to 70%, no mob is summoned and then he regens to 100%. Did this for 30 minutes (at least a dozen times beating him to 79%) and always the same results. Can pretty much count on Sony breaking several things when they try to make a change to a task like this. The quality control is pathetic. I think they only test the new changes and not test to make sure they didn't break anything else.
Dec 2013 patched changes
# Dec 14 2013 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
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- Lowered the aggro and assist ranges on slavers.
- Grohlok no longer regenerates while idle. He will regain full HP if the event resets, though.
Dec 2013 patched changes
# Dec 14 2013 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Duped post

Edited, Dec 14th 2013 7:14pm by Trellium
The Tyrant
# Oct 15 2013 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
Thats where i found him as well. Up past the larger slave room over by the door.

Also worth noting. Found this happy camper where the Nightstalker was suppose to be http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=33168
Grohok
# Oct 03 2013 at 4:13 AM Rating: Good
found him from -75, -380, -30
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noob box
# Apr 28 2013 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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noob boxer here, 81 rog/77 wiz boxed this with j5 warr/clr easy. i ended up evac'ing twice and running back but the mobs you kill dont respawn. nothing special/out of the ordinary as you blaze a trail to him. Grohlok spawns a shammy(normal 'enraged') when you get him to 50% health then he regens back to 100 and you fight him back down to 30% and he spawned a light blue normal 'enraged mystic'. By the time i got back to him he had regened to 80% and i burned him down- task complete.
Nightstalker's Clandestine Ring
# Oct 29 2012 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this tonight 2 boxing 80 rogue and enchanter with J1 merc healer and tank. I lev'd to bottom of pit avoiding see invis mobs for my enchanter. Finished quest no problem just took my time. Chanter gated and I was running to the top with rog and found the Blackburrow Nightstalker named. Popped cleric merc and Lithe discipline dropped him no problem. That mob also can drop Nightstalker's Clandestine Band. Alla link http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=78971

Edited, Oct 30th 2012 12:46am by questwic
Kill Grohok the Tyrant
# Oct 19 2012 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Assassination works wonders =p

Also ran into Spooky Jack in here the candy merchant.

Edited, Oct 19th 2012 2:03am by ContessMi
additional info
# May 28 2012 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I read the posts below but still took quite awhile to find the slaver area; and where Grand Mystic Kegrak would spawn so I thought I would include my 2 cp.

My box was 85 necro, 80 SK and a 77 Shammy. From ZI, I hugged the left wall to the tree trap. There were reavers (who see std. invis) pathing back and forth near the tree. I stepped in the tree and floated down to the room below. There is one Gnoll Shaman in the room but is out of aggro range and he doesn't see invis.

Took the first opening on the left, hugging the left wall, clearing 4 mobs to the door. (There is a mob behind the door that will see invis). Door leads to snake pit room. Note: non-instanced zone has snakes in the pit. Instanced does not.

Down in the snake pit, there is an opening to the right with a ramp that will lead to the Slavers and Grohlok the Tyrant.
Across the snake pit, there is a door to the North, this leads to Grand Mystic Kegrak.

I wanted to clear regular mobs first so entered the pit, went up the ramp. On the left there is dias with a torch and two mobs. Standing on the dias looking South there is a larger cavern. This is where Grohlok the Tyrant will eventually spawn. Cleared all mobs in this general area.

To the NE and SE of the dias are two slaver rooms. The SE room has a crack running South that leads to a passage running East West. There is a door in front of you but I didn't go in. Go left (East) which leads up to the Red Axe room protected by invisble barrier and guarded by a pair of Burly Guards. I cleared all mobs up here.

Back to snake pit, exiting through door at the North. Turn right, head down the wooden stairs. There is a platform with a pair of normal mobs on the left that do not see invis. Jump into the water, swim down and find a short tunnel that leads to a pool. This is where the short waterfall is that is referenced by other posters. Carefull on the ramp leading out of the pool. There is a pair of mobs that see invis. Pull those and go up the ramp. Clear mobs nearby. At the top of the waterfall is a ledge with two mobs. Grand Mystic Kegrak paths around the underground lake to the ledge above the waterfall. Clear all mobs then take Kegrak, looting the orders to spawn the Slavers. Go back in the pool, swim back through the tunnel. Invis, take ladder to ledge, go back up the wooden stairs through the snake pit to the dias.

I setup on the dias and cleared the NE and SE rooms of slavers freeing the required 8 pups but no Tyrant? Remembering another posters comment, I went to the Red Axe room and pet pulled a pair of slavers from there. When they died, then I saw the text and knew that the Tyrant had spawned back near the dias. I tried to keep his adds rooted but I wiped killing one add. Rezzed and came right back killed the Tyrant and the last add. Finished the task with ~ 30 mins to spare.

For Raxtor #2, Beat the Boss, you'll come back to the Red Axe room for the Clan Chief. Gnarl Sawbones room is to the left of the ramp leading out of the pool down by the waterfall. This should go fast now that you know where to go.
additional info
# Nov 16 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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This was EXTREMELY helpful. We did this with a 78 Necro (clr merc), 78 Shm (war), and 76 War (wiz) last night. The only point of clarification was that Grohlok the Tyrant spawned and paths between the slave room back up through aforementioned small crack.
Strategy
# Dec 02 2010 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Ditto on the pathing bugs mentioned earlier. Our party was: 80 druid, My tank Merc, 86 mage, his T1 healer, 80 monk, his T1 merc. It was painful at best trying to attack the slaver room from the direction of the rope bridge... we had more success dropping in from the tree trap and fighting our way in from behind. Hope that helps someone!
to start the mission
# Jul 20 2010 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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you have to say not be crazy not ill help yes
Teamwork
# May 05 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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The SOD progression page on here details everything you need to do from a question perspecitve. The post below provide good details on strategies, what I hope to share is making sure you have a solid group to take this on or you will wind up hating a lot more than the gnolls.

Avoid grouping with players who tend to mow down Oceangreen trash mobs using only zerk tactics. This will get your group wiped before you get out of the zone in tunnel.

Avoid grouping with pure int classes that are prone to getting nuke agro. This will frustrate your healers.

Avoid grouping with hybrid/priest classes that dont' take full advantage of spell haste.

How do you know what kind of group you got? As a warm up, take your group down to Bertox's crypt in Oceangreen Village. If your group can hold their own in this small zone then changes are good that you got a competitive group for the mission.

If it's yoour first time in Oceangreen's Blackburrow, then going with a dungeon crawl strategy would be the best approach. Having a scout who has done this mission a few times before, as a scout (guide), will help a lot as they can minimize the backtracking and redundancy errors.

One you zone in for the first time and look at your map, you will understand why having a solid group of first timers is imperative. It will also explain why having a guide/scout makes a huge help.

If you have a group of high level (83+) players, then chances are good that this will be an easy part of your progression.
Teamwork
# Jun 25 2012 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I happened to read this post today and though I realize that it is quite old. It definitely made me smile.

In general, this is an extremely naive and unilateral treatise on how to choose groups in Everquest. While it provides a bit of humorous nostalgia, it is presented roughly a decade too late. I can only assume that the poster has not been playing EQ since its inception (and also has an overrated since of his own skill as the post is such a lump of common sense that only a dullard would find it enlightening).

In short, it provides some farcical entertainment but no actual value.

PS - it also provides a great example of why kids should stay in school and learn the proper usage of "got" and "have". Sad.
Teamwork
# Jul 21 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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vaclav wrote:
I happened to read this post today and though I realize that it is quite old. It definitely made me smile.

In general, this is an extremely naive and unilateral treatise on how to choose groups in Everquest. While it provides a bit of humorous nostalgia, it is presented roughly a decade too late. I can only assume that the poster has not been playing EQ since its inception (and also has an overrated since of his own skill as the post is such a lump of common sense that only a dullard would find it enlightening).

In short, it provides some farcical entertainment but no actual value.

PS - it also provides a great example of why kids should stay in school and learn the proper usage of "got" and "have". Sad.


Cool post. You use a lot of big words like dullard, farcical and inception. However could you explain to me what you mean by ''and also have an overrated since of his own skill''? Or did you mean to say ''sense''? Yeah, I think you did, you pompous ass.
Can clear pup rooms first - no pups popped
# Nov 14 2009 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I mistakely cleared the pups rooms as other had described - but there were no pups since I did not get the named at the very bottom of the waterfall yet.

So I cleared the trash from the pup rooms. Then went down to snake room (big spikes) took a right through a door and down several ramps - headed down to a pond. Swan from pond via underwater passage, came up where named was wandering, Killed named - and then went back up the way I had come down - and all pups and slavers had spawned. So you can clear the fighting area first.
PLEASE!!!!!!!!
# Oct 23 2009 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Add the quest "What evil lurks in the hearts of gnolls?" from fripp darkpaw

I WAS PULLING OUT WHAT LITTLE HAIR I HAVE LEFT

Summary execution and invade the invaders was finished and i was still a mirage to this moron. Evidently at the time i was on, all of general chat had been gimped through sod so nobody had an answer. Thank god for bonz and his progression page! you will NOT be able to talk to raxtor darkpaw for ANYTHING until that quest is done as well. Jesus youd think ppl would have said something by now its tier 1 not lord brekt
problems
# Sep 30 2009 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Haveing some trouble getting this task I have completed both invade the invaders and execution summary. He still didnt talk to me... I con Indifferent too him.. Do I need faction noone seems to be able to answer me in game and i cant find anything online either pls help
problems
# Oct 16 2009 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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Ditto! I have done all of the pre-tasks several times. Everyone in my guild is long done with these, thier experience was that they only had to do the pre-quests X1 to get him to talk with them. I am going bonkers trying to figure this out. If anyone has a clue, please let us know!
DON'T NEED 'SEND THE MESSAGE'
# Sep 03 2009 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I received this Mission WITHOUT EVER completing Send the Message. I've never even killed a named in Blackburrow. I have done the other tasks, though, and was at ally with the other quest giving named gnolls and dubious with Raxtor Darkpaw and the regular Darkpaw gnolls. I've spent a fair bit of time in BB killing the Wraxt gnolls getting faction from them.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2009 7:31am by Mitsubashibashi
ring
# Aug 22 2009 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Nightstalker's Clandestine Ring also dropes in this instance. From Blackburrow Nightstalker.
Not be crazy
# Aug 11 2009 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried saying 'I can help, yes' and was not offered the tasks. I then hailed him and saw the trigger phrase [not be crazy] which did allow it. I have previously completed all the tasks, which might account for the new phrase?
Quest Info
# Jul 06 2009 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
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For our group of 80 War, 80 Ench, 78 Cleric, 78 Nec and a fighter and cleric merc it went like this.

We leved down the large pit with the waterfall to the rope bridge and took out the mob behind the door.

Then moved down to the intersection and killed the wanderer which comes out of the first pup room on the left. Do not stand too close to the closed door on the right or mobs will argo.

Took out the 2 burly gnols which were straight ahead guarding the warded entrance. These are the mobs with the axes circling over their heads and could not be pacified or mezed.

Started pulling the pup room using ench pacify and had the pathing problems mention by others. The mobs ran the long way around and trained 12+ mobs. We then stacked both normal and undead invisibility on all but the cleric and went into the pup room and out the other end, keeping to the right we found an empty hallway between the first pup room and the second pup room. From this hallway we took out the only undead mob (reaver) which allowed the cleric to invis and join us.

After clearing out the area between the two rooms we could start clearing out the pup rooms.

When each guard was killed a pup or two would leave. A few minutes of killing the last guard, Grohlok the Tyrant popped at the first intersection. We pulled him into the first pup room and finished the quest.

Hope this helps
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not working for me
# Jun 07 2009 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I've killed the slavers, the pups are freed, my task updated, it says my task is now to kill Grohlok, but Grohlok has neither shouted to me nor appeared. This is the second time I've tried the mission with the same results.

The only strange thing is I still see two pups and 4 slavers on track, they must be someplace outside of the two main rooms. Any tips would be appreciated, I want to complete this thing after doing everything but the boss twice!
Chronobines
# Jun 05 2009 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, tonight my group got 360 chronobines for this task.

Should list that it varies, not say it's a fixed 30. Probably calculated the same way TBS missions are in terms of currency.
Pathing
# Jun 04 2009 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Pathing near the pups was bad. Tag something and it ran the opposite direction, and came back with friends.

We ended up clearing the area to the west of the big pup room and pulling to there because the slavers would run that way every time we tried to pull them south to the intersection near the knockback barrier.

120 chromo for it today.
where the pups are
# May 11 2009 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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Ok, i hate using loc in such a vertical and maze like zone, so here is a description of where to find the pups.

First, from zone in, run to the middle and lev down the main open pit ( deep one with waterfall ) to the rope bridge, cant miss it, the one and only rope bridge in the middle of that huge pit.

Now go up the rope bridge to the door ( the other direction takes you to a tunnel), just on the other side is a reaver ( undead), he is a single, fight, kill him.

keep going a bit and take your first left ( at a four way intersection ) This is the first room with pups and 4 slavers.

There is a wanderer that wanders up to this intersection also. Helps to kill him first when he wanders into the intersection.

All these mobs so far, except reaver, dont see invis.

Now, I used snare and evac to pull the slavers up to the intersection. Otherwise they all came, all 4, Harmony can work here to, and sometimes it is resisted and you get all 4.

Now, from this first pup room, head down: there is a reaver just right around the corner going down from this first pup room. pull him and one add comes. kill both.

After killing both of these gnolls, follow right wall to the second pup room. Easier to pull the 4 slavers here; kill them all and the named spawns behind you and wanders up to the first pup room.

So that is it: from zone in to waterfall pit, to rope bridge, through door, stay left to first pup room, then follow right wall to second pup room.

Hope these directions help.

166 chrono
# Apr 21 2009 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I received 166 chronobines for this mission, not 30

Edited, Apr 21st 2009 3:23pm by jonasvleugels
Contolling slavers
# Apr 18 2009 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there some kind of secret here - everytime we tried to control the slavers holding the pups, they bolt and bring back a ton of adds leading to a wipe. Now we didn't have a mezzer, but was using AE root. And even when we tried to pull just one - they all bolted and brought back adds.

Any suggestions?
Contolling slavers
# May 14 2009 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
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I dont know, but it sounds like ae root is aggroing the pups, and they run then. so try it with no ae near the pups, pull the slavers over one room, that should work. I used ae root ( vinelash cascade, druid cone root spell ), but did so away from the pups, and i had no problems.
drops...
# Apr 09 2009 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
From the nightstalker...

Gnollface Mask: 70req, 75 rec all / all attunable, lore

ac 39, hp, mana, end 285, str 20, sta 11+1, int 10+1, wis 17+1, agi 15+1, dex 18+1, cha 14+1, mr & pr 14, cr & dr 19, fr 15, 9atk, 1 hp reg, 3 mana reg, 1 spell shield, 2 combat eff, 1 dmg shield, 2 avoidance, 1 accuracy, 1 stun resist, 2 heal amount, 1 spell damage, 2 clairvoyance. type 7, w/ tyranount's reach spell effect... inc range det spells 20pct.

Edited, Apr 9th 2009 6:32pm by DRINALwoodee
Boss Mob
# Mar 24 2009 at 3:27 PM Rating: Excellent
My experience with this mission showed that mobs do not respawn in this zone, so find yourself a good spot to set up and start clearing. Also, the final boss mob spawns in the room at location +200 -150. This is the room that is up the ramp from the snake pit and just before the "Elite Room" (may be called something else on your server). To start with, I set up by where Brewmaster spawns in the normal Old Blackburrow and cleared my way down the ramp there to pull Grand Mystic to. Then I made my way to the snake pit by going the back way up the ramp where the butcher spawns in the regular old blackburrow. Once at the snake pit I set up on the ramp and cleared from there. The one mistake I did make was I stayed in that room.... bad move because when I freed the final pup I had an add in camp and the final mob spawned on my head. So my suggestion would be to either set up on the ramp to the snake pit and kill there, or once you have cleared the elite room, pull the other slavers to there and kill in there, so that you can be ready for the final mob when he pops.
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Pre Reqs
# Mar 22 2009 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm making my way through the Oceangreen progression on two different toons. First toon was with a power group; someone else got the tasks (who completed the pre reqs) I completed just the required tasks with the group and was able to make it through to Void B doing one quest in Blackburrow, Beat the Blackburrow Boss quest. Here are the quests we did:

- Familiarity is Key
- Stop the Contamination
- Dread Challenger
- Beat the Blackburrow Boss

Second toon started with a group that hadn't done any of the quests or tasks. We did three quests Summary Execution, Invading the Invaders, and Send the Message and were able to get Freedom. We completed Freedom and were able to get Beat the Blackburrow Boss.

Very similar process for the other required Oceangreen tasks. Had to do Man the Defenses and No Cure for Death with SGT Bronal Cadran prior to getting the required tasks Familiarity is Key, Stop the Contamination and Dread Challenger from Captain Hiran.

Edited, Mar 22nd 2009 1:48pm by oscarba
Pre-Req's?
# Mar 17 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the tasks listed as pre-req's, but Raxtor will only offer me the beat the boss task, and not freedom?

Will he give it to me after beatt he boss?

Pre-Req's?
# Jun 04 2009 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Taking our 2nd team of 3 toons through the Crest and Void tasks, I got up to the "final fight", and this time Raxtor wants us to do Freedom first, hehe.

I dunno what caused him to not offer it the first round, perhaps I had gotten a /taskadd for it and didn't remember.
think this is buged
# Feb 16 2009 at 10:16 PM Rating: Default
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tryed today, but for every mob we engaged we had 6 spwan. the add's were poping not pathing in. this was on trash mobs didn't even get to the room with the pup's. The time b4 this we got through with out trash spawning adds.
not needed
# Feb 15 2009 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
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This task is not needed for progression as stated in the walkthrough. I have never done it and have passed into the next void from this theme. I lied I do need it. so do you!



Edited, Mar 8th 2009 12:17pm by Bregandaerthe
false task update
# Jan 07 2009 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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ok, we had some trouble with the final boss, cleared the 2 rooms next to the red one, got update but he didn't spawn until we cleared axe room. then he spawned in between the 2 side rooms and snake pit (we didn't get the emote untill we cleared axe room)
false task update
# Sep 10 2013 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Ditto, He never spawned and I don't know where the "Axe" room is... fail. I never got the update across my screen but the pups were freed and lighted "green text" to confirm. Not sure what the problem is
info on him a bit.
# Jan 02 2009 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
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81 Rogue- 20.3khp and 2.7kac, hardest Grohlok the Tyrant hit me for was 2441, however he does hit quite fast.

He does NOT flurry
He does NOT rampage
he does NOT enrage

as far as when he summons the first enemy, he didn't summon a mystic for us, he summoned an enraged scrawny gnoll, so I don't think it's really set for which one he summons, it's just random I believe. On that same note, he summoned the mob for us at 70%, so something tells me it's moreless based on time and not health, but do not quote me on that. The second set he was supposed to summon bugged out on my group, so we actually didn't have to fight that.

He doesn't have a lot of hp I'll say that much. Didn't have a parse running sadly, but even with having to fight him at 100% 3 times, it was maybe a 5-7min fight.

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# Dec 31 2008 at 10:53 PM Rating: Default
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Wow thanks for giving faulse advertisement... adds did NOT pop at 50% for us they poped at 87% which we were not rdy and we wiped.... Thanks to who ever posted this........
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the Tyrant
# Dec 27 2008 at 9:13 PM Rating: Good
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also: he may auto aggro. but if he does it is only the initial aggro. he paths around the south room with the slavers into the room south of it. when i feigned him off and regened. he did not aggro me in 5 minutes.
Also: if you spawn his adds and then wipe. he will not spawn the adds the second time
The gnoll slavers
# Dec 27 2008 at 8:40 PM Rating: Good
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The gnoll slavers in the southern room are aggro linked. but the ones in the northern room (dead end room) are not aggro linked.
void B
# Dec 03 2008 at 8:50 PM Rating: Good
I did NOT do this quest but still got void B access.
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void B
# Dec 04 2008 at 3:43 AM Rating: Good
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This task is needed for progression to "Beat the Blackburrow Boss", which is a void progression task. Since BTBB is a group task, someone else in the group can request it without you having to do "Freedom" and since you don't need "freedom' for void progression, it's no surprise you got void progression.

Edited, Dec 5th 2008 7:01am by Olivan
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Solo, duo, group?
# Nov 23 2008 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Can this be soloed or do you really need a strong duo or full group?
My experience
# Nov 20 2008 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Grohok spawns outside of the rooms with slavers. He wanders and sees invis, so you have to watch out for him.

I pulled him into one of the slaver rooms I cleared and began to kill him. I'm not certain what percent the add spawned, but I'm guessing 70%. Grohok went to sleep and I rooted the add. After a minute he awakes and regenerates to full health. I got him down to 30% when he slept again. He also summoned the add I previously rooted. No other adds spawned. He awoke again and I continued until he died. Finished the one add after.

Edited, Nov 21st 2008 2:16am by Lethalbow
incorrect information
# Nov 12 2008 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Kill Grohok the Tyrant 0/1 (Blackburrow)

Grohlok the Tyrant spawns at 101.01, -140.80, -69.20. He may auto-aggro after a short period of time, so be prepared.

At approximately 50% health Grohlok becomes invulnerable:

he became invulnerable at 75% so it can vary
prereqs
# Nov 10 2008 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I was able to request this after completing:

"What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Gnolls?"
"Summary Execution"
"Invading the Invaders"

I have not completed "Send the Message" yet.
Can Confirm
# Nov 07 2008 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that the task "What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Gnolls?" is NOT a prerequisite of this task. We completed the 3 solo tasks given for inside BB, completed them and were able to get this Group Mission, even though the quest giver was still dubious to us? Don't matter I guess, 'cause we got the task and finished it. We had a tracker with us who was tracking 3 named mobs, we never did track any down to kill though seeing as how it took us like 2.5 hours to do the task as it is. Had a little trouble pulling the second room with the pups. wiped (all but the necro) like 3 times before I got everyone else to stay back and let me split.
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Pup locations
# Nov 07 2008 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
From the area where you kill Grand Mystic Kegrak, the easiest way to go is to swim through the underwater tunnel beneath the small waterfall, then climb the ladder and run up to the door leading into the spiked snake pit. Open the door, walk into the spiked pit, take the first "left" and you'll be heading right into the two room area in question.
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Pup locations
# Dec 27 2008 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
couple more things, once you go through second door and see the red ax room to the right, the main room is down straight ahead. 3 slavers very hard to split due to horrible pathing.

For some reason you cant go through the axes to get to the slavers in that room with the last gnoll pup - "Powerful Magic Throw you back"

but you can cast through it and you can see the slavers just enough.

The end boss spawns right outside the red axe room, popped right on top of me after about 2 min clearing last pup spawn.

The slavers hit for around 2k, the boss hits for 2740. All in all not too too hard hardest part is finding pups.
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Pup locations
# Dec 27 2008 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
dont know about all that, underwater tunnels take me out of the way of where pups spawn, and confused the **** out of me.

Easiest way for me was to jump all the way down into water - across from waterfall at very bottom (think its when you face east) you'll see one lone gnoll posted in an outcropping, behind him is a door. this door is just to the right of the gnoll commander as you look east out from bottom of waterfall. Go through that door and follow path up. Watch out for a posted undead gnoll on the left midway up - (not far).

as you go up the path there is a earthen bridge you can go right or left. If you go left there is a door. Go through door, rooms are up to the right (you can see the guard posted there and red axes in the air)

its not far at all from bottom of hole once you go through that door maybe 10 mobs total.
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Pup locations
# Dec 07 2008 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
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This guy is a genius. Follow his instructions about getting to pups. They are in the NE section of the zone.

Reavers are Undead and see through normal Invisibility.
There are no zone repops. Once the mob is dead it stayed dead.

Axeweaver the named was next to the spot Guard Ellery spawns. Up and across the 2 ladder bridges.

I would advise killing the 8-10 mobs at entrance if you dont have good crowd control. Then you can evac a few times after pulling a few trains. Or use druid snare evac method to separate undead from others.

2 Merc clerics can heal themselves for 5 minutes and they will let a player tank will drop in 30 sec.

Get the task Invading the Invaders and loot 4 insignia for everyone for that quest.
question
# Nov 06 2008 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Well i have try to find those pulp after killing Grand Mystic Kegrak and loot his scroll, i had the updated but i could not find where are those 2 room...from the water fall where you kill that guy where are you going? are you going back to entrance?
Spawning Grohok the Tyrant
# Nov 06 2008 at 5:38 PM Rating: Good
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When we did this mission, I assumed Grohok would spawn after completing the step of freeing 8 pups. That was not the case. We had to finish killing all the slavers in the area before he spawned for us.
More details on this encounter.
# Nov 06 2008 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
More detailed information on this quest, logs weren't on to start with some some text and /loc info is missing from the beginning.

Search for clues about the missing Darkpaw pups within Blackburrow 0/1 (Blackburrow)

Head into Old Blackburrow, and make your way down to the large pool in the bottom, Grand Mystic Kegrak will be roaming this area near the shoreline.

[Wed Nov 05 16:33:12 2008] Grand Mystic Kegrak's corpse snarls in defiance and falls to the ground.
[Wed Nov 05 16:33:12 2008] Grand Mystic Kegrak has been slain by Elyciox!
[Wed Nov 05 16:33:20 2008] --Elycion has looted a Orders from Grohlok the Tyrant.--

Upon Kegrak's death, Captured Darkpaw Pups will spawn, along with several "an enraged gnoll slaver".

These were in two locations:
The old "Green Room" past the snake pit -
[Wed Nov 05 17:14:25 2008] Your Location is 400.07, -311.03, -57.64
And an adjacent large room-
[Wed Nov 05 17:20:06 2008] Your Location is 82.82, -278.85, -69.56

Killing all the slavers guarding the Pups causes the pups to run away and update your task. No interaction with the Pups was necessary.

Upon freeing the final pup:
[Wed Nov 05 17:19:33 2008] Grohlok the Tyrant shouts 'The master's plans must NOT be delayed!'
[Wed Nov 05 17:19:34 2008] Your task 'Freedom!' has been updated.

Grohlok the Tyrant spawns at: Your Location is 101.01, -140.80, -69.20

Despite being outside of presumed aggro range, Grohlok did aggro and charge our group approximately 45 seconds after his spawn. I cannot say for sure if this is intended behavior, or a fluke.

At approximately 50% health Grohlok becomes invulnerable

[Wed Nov 05 17:20:43 2008] Grohlok the Tyrant summons allies to his side and then falls into a deep trance-like state.

A single "a gnarl shaman" spawned directly on top of Grohlok.

One minute after becoming invulnerable:
[Wed Nov 05 17:21:44 2008] Grohlok the Tyrant awakens from his trance, ready to fight!

Grohlok had returned to full health, but all debuffs were still in place.

At approximately 30% health
[Wed Nov 05 17:22:38 2008] Grohlok the Tyrant summons allies to his side and then falls into a deep trance-like state.

No adds appeared, we twiddled our thumbs for one minute.
[Wed Nov 05 17:23:39 2008] Grohlok the Tyrant awakens from his trance, ready to fight!

Once again, Grohlok was at full health but long term debuffs were still active.

[Wed Nov 05 17:24:36 2008] Grohlok the Tyrant has been slain by Elyciox!
[Wed Nov 05 17:24:36 2008] Your task 'Freedom!' has been updated.

Back out to Oceangreen Hills
[Wed Nov 05 17:28:26 2008] You say, 'Hail, Raxtor Darkpaw'
[Wed Nov 05 17:28:27 2008] Your task 'Freedom!' has been updated.
[Wed Nov 05 17:28:29 2008] Raxtor's face turns ashen and grim at the news of the threat living within Blackburrow. He thanks you for rescuing the pups and suggests they may need further assistance in the near future.
[Wed Nov 05 17:28:33 2008] Your faction standing with Cirtan, Bayle's Herald got better.
[Wed Nov 05 17:28:33 2008] You have successfully been granted your reward for: Freedom!
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Some Information
# Nov 06 2008 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
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To request this task, you need to have completed the "Summary Execution" task.

-Search for clues about the missing Darkpaw Pups within Blackburrow.
For this part, you need to find Grand Mystic Kegrak, who is usually roaming along the coast of the lowest part in the zone, by the waterfall. Kill him (he's just like the shamans in the zone, but hits slightly harder, in the area of 1.8k) and he'll drop "Orders from Grohlok the Tyrant". Looting them updates this part.

-Free the captured Darkpaw pups.
Head to the area where the clan chief would be in "Beat the Blackburrow Boss" (sorry, don't have any /loc or directions) and you'll see some "an enraged gnoll slavers" and "a captured darkpaw pups". Kill the slavers until the pups run out of the area. Each pup that runs away updates the task. Once eight of them (which is all of them) runs away, Grohlok the Tyrant spawns nearby.

-Kill Grohlok the Tyrant.
Hits about the same as the Grand Mystic, but doesn't cast any spells. Twice during the fight, he'll go into a "trance" where he summons an add (random enraged gnoll from the zone), regens to full health, and is unattackable and doesn't attack. Kill the add and he'll snap out of his trance and fight back. After the second time he does this, just burn him down and he's done.
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