Rain of Ruin  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Faction
Factions Raised:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Seeds of Destruction
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Nov 13 20:57:02 2008
Modified: Thu Dec 12 07:45:39 2013
This task begins with Lanys T`Vyl in Bloody Kithicor. She is located in a tent in the far eastern part of the zone, the Obliteration Army headquarters (near the Commonlands zone). To speak with her, you must equip an Army of Obliteration Medallion. There are no pre-requisites for requesting this task.

You say, 'Hail, Lanys T`Vyl'

Lanys T`Vyl says 'Battle approaches, and many plans are in motion. We are attempting to bring the enemy army to their knees before battle even begins! How will we do this, you ask? As our infiltrators slay and harass the enemy warcamps, you will slip behind enemy lines and wreck as many of the enemy supplies and as many houses as you can. Then our [invasion] will be unstoppable.'

You say, 'What invasion?'

Lanys T`Vyl says 'If you succeed beyond my wildest imaginings, then the lackeys of Firiona Vie may find it difficult to stand their ground when the real battle starts. Terror, despair, hunger, uselessness, these are the things I want the enemy soldier to feel in the hours before battle starts. We will push them off-balance and keep them that way. They must lose heart, break, and run. We will bring [destruction] to the whole corrupt order they represent, and the age of Teir'Dal domination shall begin.'

You say, 'Destruction?'

Lanys T`Vyl says 'Yes. Our Army of Obliteration shall unleash a rain of ruin upon the homelands of our foes, starting with your mission to destroy the enemy supplies. Well? Are you ready to embark on this [undertaking]?'

You say, 'I'm ready for this undertaking'

Lanys T`Vyl says 'Good. The first thing you'll do is speak to Laarthik. He has a list of things in Kithicor Forest that must be denied to the enemy's use. May the power of Innoruuk guide you and compel you.'

You receive a "Glowing Firebrand".

You have been assigned the task 'Rain of Ruin'.

The time for decisive action against the Army of Light and their allies among the inhabitants of Kithicor has come.

Speak with Laarthik V`Shin 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

You say, 'Hail, Laarthik V`Shin'

Laarthik V`Shin says 'Yes, Lanys told me to expect you. There is much to do in the forest; it is now crawling with enemy patrols, every minute we wait only allows our enemy to gather more of their strength. We'll not commit our main strength to battle until we ourselves are ready, but we may still send volunteers such as yourself into the enemy's territory to sabotage their defensive works and stores of weapons. Take this fell crossbow to Pyrrdan, one of our master veterans. He will direct you now. You may find him on a hilltop vantage point, just east of the center of the forest.'

You receive "Pyrrdan's Crossbow of Bone".

Find Pyrrdan in the center of Kithicor Forest 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Search for Pyrrdan, one of Laarthik's lieutenants, atop a hill near the center of Kithicor Forest.

Pyrrdan stands atop a hill next to a tree. The location is due west of the Obliteration Army HQ and a little bit south.

Deliver the Crossbone Bow to Pyrrdan 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Pyrrdan says 'Of course, my Crossbow of Bone, I wouldn't normally leave it with Laarthik but didn't think I'd be so busy. I believe I'm supposed to give you further instructions, eh? Give me a moment.'

Speak to Pyrrdan 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

You say, 'Hail, Pyrrdan'

Pyrrdan says 'Ah, it is good to have my crossbow back. As for you, you may help me with my task for the Army of Obliteration, which is to deny as much lodging and materiel to the enemy now that they have arrived in the area. There is much work to be done. First, I'll require you to go to Porrindal's house near here. I'll write down the rest of your instructions for you to read as you go.'

Find Tyron Porrindal's House 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

His house is pretty much due south of the Void portal (slightly west), on the southern boundary of the zone (location -710, -80).

Kill Tyron Porrindal 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Note that Army of Light NPCs will assist Tyron Porrindal, so be prepared. Tyron himself is about on par with those NPCs in terms of difficulty.

You have slain Tyron Porrindal!

Set fire to Tyron Porrindal's house 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Porrindal's house must be set ablaze. Burn crates near Porrindal's house to get the fire started.

A flammable box is outside in the back of the house. Use the Glowing Firebrand effect on it.

Go to the Dragonheart Regiment camp northwest of Porrindal's house 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Head straight northwest until you come across the fork in the path which plays host to an Army of Light camp. Run around there until this step updates.

Collect Kithicor axes from the weapon racks 0/4 (Bloody Kithicor)

Collect five Dwarven axes from the weapon racks. This will keep several key soldiers out of the fight as they look for their weapons!

Weapon racks are found in the Dragonheart Regiment camp and the nearby camp to its northwest. Each weapon rack contains two axes.

Deliver Kithicor axes to Pyrrdan 0/5 (Bloody Kithicor)

Deliver the dwarven axes to Pyrrdan as trophies.

Pyrrdan says 'Yes, very good, these axes will do nicely, the Dwarves never let their best gear sit in a weapons rack this close to a battle brewing, but we're happy to have this gear. It's always satisfying to kill the enemy with their own weapons whenever possible.'

Speak to Pyrrdan 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Note: This 'hail' updates anyone in your group who's also on this step, and will spawn a wave of ambush NPCs.

You say, 'Hail, Pyrrdan'

Pyrrdan says 'Here are your new orders. Be vigilant, for I think I hear something close by...'

Kill the ambushers 0/4 (Bloody Kithicor)

Four forest rangers jump Pyrrdan. If they kill him, your task will fail (NOTE: Pyrrdan can be healed by player spells). They hit for a max ~1,650 each and have a good amount of hitpoints.

You have slain a forest ranger!
You have slain a forest ranger!
You have slain a forest ranger!
You have slain a forest ranger!

Destroy the Army of Light supply crates 0/12 (Bloody Kithicor)

Supply crates litter the Army of Light camps. Destroy 12 of them.

Search for Darvin Oggleby's House 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Darvin Oggleby's house is a little ways southwest of Tyron Porrindal's house.

Kill anyone defending Darvin Oggleby's House 0/4 (Bloody Kithicor)

Kill the Kithicor Forest Militia in the area of the Oggleby house.

Several Army of Light NPCs can be found in Oggleby's house. Killing them updates this step. Darvin himself does not count, though he will certainly join in.

Set fire to Darvin Oggleby's House 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

A flammable box can be found outside the residence. Use the glowing firebrand on it.

Thin the ranks of the Army of Light 0/6 (Bloody Kithicor)

Kill any six "Army of Light" NPCs.

Explore Avenwood hamlet in Kithicor woods 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

This update occurs in the set of houses just west of the Oggleby house.

Set fire to the houses in the Avenwood hamlet 0/4 (Bloody Kithicor)

Again, use the flammable objects around the houses to get this update.

Report your progress to Lanys T`Vyl 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

Hail Lanys T`Vyl and tell her the hour of battle has arrived.

Yes, you're done now.

You say, 'Hail, Lanys T`Vyl'

Lanys T`Vyl says 'A thoroughly successful effort, I am pleased with your performance. You are truly an admirable addition to our army. Now you must be ready, for the battle against Firiona Vie's army will begin in earnest. With all of our power directed against the foe, we are sure to prevail! All glory to Innoruuk!'

Your faction standing with Silla Herald got better.

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crates, chests, whats the diff?
# Feb 28 2014 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Destroy the Army of Light supply crates 0/12 (Bloody Kithicor)

It says to destroy "supply crates", but really all you do is /open "a supply chest".
# Oct 25 2013 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
Another approach to Mezz: Did this with an 81 enchanter. Used Pyrrdan as focal point knowing mezz would not work on him but works on rangers just dandy ... used an AOE mezz. Kept rangers mezzed as I killed them one by one. No problems.
Enchanter Level
# Oct 05 2013 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
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Just did this task for my three younger characters and my 78 enchanter could not mezz Pyrrdan nor the rangers. After trying two different ways with the first two turn ins, I logged in a friend's chanter that is in the low 90s and she could mezz Pyrrdan. My guess is you need at least an 82 enchanter with befuddle to use the mezz approach to kill the rangers without losing Pyrrdan. But it still works as of October 2013 (mezz Pyrrdan so the rangers can't/won't attack him).

Also, I haven't read through all the threads on this task...but...it was my experience that you can open all the weapon racks and supply crates and light all the flammable boxes on fire without getting a iota of aggro. The stuff just doesn't attack, so all those parts of this task are silly easy.

Edited, Oct 5th 2013 9:44am by Kynsh
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# Jul 21 2013 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
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When you have find the Tree and "task completed" do /target Pyrrdan quickly and you can see Pyrrdan and the 4 npc who want kill him... so Kill them ;)
Pyrrdan missing
# Oct 27 2012 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Tried to do this three times. Even zoned out and still Pyrrdan isnt spawning. I caught him once on track briefly, but disappeared. Anyone else have this issue and find a correction?
Pyrrdan missing
# Nov 26 2013 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
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this is still happening as of 11/26/13. i submitted a petition. doubtful of a response. as a lvl 80 paladin i could not pull agro off him. multiple stuns on the rangers. and multiple attempts. i even poped a j2 tank to see if he could help pull agro. he did not. he dies before i can even pull agro OF ONE ranger off him. the rangers seem to completely ignore anything. had a lvl 81 guildy wizard come see if you could peel them of with an aoe nuke. nothing.
Pyrrdan missing
# Oct 31 2012 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Pyrrdan is bugged again and when he spawns the 4 ambushers automatically spawn with him. Only way I did it was to sit on his spawn and aggro all of them and kill them first. Then had to do the turn-in on each toon and kill them all over again with each turn-in. Pain in the butt, needs to be fixed...
Pyrrdan missing
# Mar 08 2013 at 9:43 PM Rating: Excellent
198 posts
Still doing the same thing tonight, just did the quest for my trio. Had to kill the 4 rangers a total of 7 times (2 times the first time you talk to Pyrddan, and then 5 times more when turning in the axes, LOL). Fortunately for me, I'm over leveled since I never got here before now, with all the breaks I've taken. 87 Druid, 85 Mage, 84 Chanter, with one of each merc (87 A5 tank, 85 J2 healer, 84 A5 caster). So taking them all out (repeatedly) wasn't hard. If you're solo, I'd recommend bringing some friends (or at least a chanter :)


PS - Got about 5 AA @ 100% to AA

Edited, Mar 8th 2013 11:02pm by tatankaseventh
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Pyrrdan missing
# Mar 31 2013 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
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The Pyrrdan Death Cycle seems to occur on a fail. I found Pyrrdan up, all was normal, and did the turn-in. However, I wasn't prepared for the ambush, and Pyrrdan was killed. All 4 rangers despawned.

Then, when Pyrrdan respawned, all 4 rangers showed up instantly. I was able to eventually kill them all, after several frustrating failures. Had to aggro all with my bard, and hope the lvl 80 tank merc could hang on. Eventually, we did.

Completed mission, with several failures, boxing 80 mage/80 bard.
Patch Notes for September 19, 2012
# Sep 19 2012 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
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- Rain of Ruin - The task can be completed now if Pyrrdan dies before the ambushers are killed. You will have to wait for him to come back before trying again.

Patch Notes for September 19, 2012
# Jan 03 2013 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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i never had a problem doing this part. i always just Mezzed Pyrrdan before hails and killed the ambushers while he was mezzed. they can't attack him :) and as of today i can confirm IT STILL WORKS doing it this way (1/3/2013) as i just now did it again :D

Edited, Jan 3rd 2013 12:29am by asusazazel
"Glowing Firebrand" is listed under the wrong step
# Jun 28 2012 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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This is important to list correctly, because I nearly gave up on this task after running out of charges (from trying to light other things on fire), because the write-up claimed you get it after hailing Laarthik, along with "Pyrrdan's Crossbow of Bone". You actually receive the "Glowing Firebrand" when you tell Lanys "I am ready for this undertaking". After deleting my used up item and repeating the trigger phrase to Lanys, she gave me a new one (with a full set of 12 charges).

Edited, Jun 29th 2012 1:34am by KiruCaro
One way to do it.
# Oct 04 2011 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Was 6-boxing this and it was easy until Pyrrdan. Read the posts and it appears they did fix the mez Pyrrdan method as suggested earlier.

First two tries failed and, since this is a long drawn out bottleneck type quest, the failure scared me. The failures all got credit when a grouper did it later.

We used an 87 enchanter with an AoE mez. The enchanter cast Ensorcelling Wave for an 54 sec AoE mez. Lead mage picked a mob and nuked it. With my mages crit'ing 50K these days it was surprising that it took an average of 6 casts to drop each one. Didn't parse the health but they were more HPs than expected but we easily dropped all 4 in the 54 seconds of the AoE mez.

When I bragged on my chanter buddy, he said, "all I did was press one key..." (told him he got the right one for once).


Bard would work well too but the idea of keeping all 4 occupied didn't work (again, think it would if hitting one would light up 4 on the extended target so all 4 mages could have picked a different mob).

My guess is that any AoE agro (Warrior perhaps and don't pallies have an AoE stun these days??) would probably work too. My mage took agro and had no problem staying alive. He's puny by HoT standards (we just came back after 3 years away) but does have 4500 AC and 40K HPs. Didn't even bother to heal him and he was only 74% health at his worst so they don't hit hard.

Maybe this was obvious to everyone but me and this doesn't cover a way to do it w/o some special grouper types but at least it's something... there doesn't seem to be a lot of posting these days.
# Jan 15 2011 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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is this quest part needed to advance in tiers?
# Feb 05 2011 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
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Beastwithin this is a link to the needed quests for SoD prog http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/eq:progression_through_seeds_of_destruction
# Feb 05 2011 at 6:42 PM Rating: Good
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Yes it is needed
multi-boxers and alts tips
# Jul 18 2010 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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Did this with my multi-box and here are some tips to speed things up since respawn is a pain.

When opening weapon racks for the axes part:

2 Thanuel Mergon's camp.
1 Captain Agresin's camp.
1 Sargeant Thandrin

When opening supply chest for the destroy supply crates part:
3 Thanuel Mergon's camp.
4 Captain Agresin's camp.
5 Around Avenwood House area.

There might be more but these are fairly close to each other.

Don't melee down the boxes: do /open specially for the casters in your box team.

Respawn for boxes and racks is about 10 minutes.

Edited, Jul 18th 2010 1:10pm by darmonaro
Supply Crates and Casters
# Jul 02 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Since casters don't do a lot of damage with weapons (you can't nuke the crates) it can take a long time to destroy a crate. You can beat the crate down to a few percent with another bot or fellow player then finish it with the caster. The character with the finishing blow is the one who gets credit even if the crate lost 99% from another character's damage.

Edited, Jul 2nd 2010 2:05pm by realgrumpy
May have been changed
# Jun 27 2010 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks like a possible change to the axe turn in NPC

Seems to debuff himself after a few seconds, including mez.

I did it a few weeks ago using the mez Pyrrdan method without any problems.

However just tried it tonight and failed, looks like mez either doesnt land or gets debuffed after a few seconds, not sure as I wasn't playing the mezzer this time around.
May have been changed
# Jul 02 2010 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did the Pyrrdan ambushers (Forest Rangers) part and had no problem. Bard mezzed and ranger pulled singles from the crowd till 4 were dead and group of 4 got the update. Then let mez wear off and they killed Pyrrdan and depopped. I would guess the mezzer let it drop for an instant.
May have been changed
# Sep 02 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Or, more likely, is that since you were dealing with 4 rangers, one or more of them landed a DoT.
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Failing at ambushers
# May 29 2010 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
Kill the ambushers 0/4 (Bloody Kithicor)

Four forest rangers jump Pyrrdan. If they kill him, your task will fail.

There's a "backdoor" on this part: Help someone else with the kills and they will count for you too. You can continue the task then as normal.
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Failing at ambushers
# Jun 05 2012 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Using npcs did not work. I pet pulled the entire obliteration army to the south on top of Pyrrdan flopped and pet-feigned then hailed Pyrrdan by another. hehe those pasty faced rangers did not last 5 seconds. I tagged one with HT (20k) but did not get any credit for the kill. aoe fear did not work, so I followed skip ambushers post which worked nicely.
Done this weekend
# Feb 16 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
Completed 2/14/10 as 85 shm with 85 dru and 78 mnk + mercs.

Doing in a group can be a pain because of the bottlenecks but you can complete several of the steps out of order.

I was able to preloot the axes and supply crates and preburn the houses before the steps showed up on the quest log. If you have several people in your group I recommend starting on these parts as soon as you get the quest so you don't have to wait for 24 or 36 or whatever crates to spawn when you are all on that step.

You could also do these parts solo and then just get a group together to do the kills if you need help.

Also, Mitol Errthinol trick is still working. The mnk died when he did Pyrrdan turn in and only got 1 ranger update. We then moved to Mitol and attacked him to spawn rangers. Out of 2 adds we got 1 ranger each time. We killed ranger only then druid hit evac, repeat 3 times and done.

Edited, Feb 16th 2010 12:14pm by etplante

Edited, Feb 16th 2010 12:16pm by etplante
Still Works
# Jan 26 2010 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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Haunaben's method still works as of 1/25/10:

1. Mezz Pyrrdan - keep him mezzed for the duration
2. Have all members in group turn in axes if they are on this step
3. Have all members in group hail Pyrrdan
4. This will spawn 4 x number of hails of forest rangers. They will NOT be KOS and will bounce around Pyrrdan doing nothing.
5. Tag one ranger, kill it. The others will NOT assist while Pyrrdan is mezzed. Repeat 3 more times.
6. On the fourth kill you will get task update, you do not need to kill all of them. Let mez drop and Pyrrdan will die, you get to run away :)

I did this for my 5 box group using Bard to keep Pyrrdan mezzed - stop mez song, bellow one ranger over to group, resume mez song. Worked like a charm.

The only thing I did different was switch #1 and #2. The important part is to have him mezzed before hailing him. Once the rangers spawn, they will rush him, but don't worry, they won't attack. The rangers will then reset and rush him again, but they won't attack. This cycle keeps repeating until you kill them all.

I did this with my 5-box last night. I just let the bard sit there playing the mez song, while the other four took out the rangers. Once they were dead, I stopped the mez song, waited for it to wear off, and Faded as a safe measure.
# Jan 04 2010 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
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As of 1/5/10 the Mitol Errthinol trick still works, you just have to attack him until the forest ranger spawns. Sometimes you get guardians or skirmishers.
# Apr 03 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Not that hard
# Dec 14 2009 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this with my 82 Bard 3.5k ac 21k hp and a t1 merc. Didn't take long and everything is just tank and kill. Just did the mezz trick with Pyrrden and single pulled the rangers while the others ran wild. Ran melody and would switch back to Pyrrden to mezz again every once in awhile. Everything else is easily singled as a bard and wasn't tough taking them out solo with the merc.
Pyrrdan - Can do whole group at once
# Dec 13 2009 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
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1. Mezz Pyrrdan - keep him mezzed for the duration
2. Have all members in group turn in axes if they are on this step
3. Have all members in group hail Pyrrdan
4. This will spawn 4 x number of hails of forest rangers. They will NOT be KOS and will bounce around Pyrrdan doing nothing.
5. Tag one ranger, kill it. The others will NOT assist while Pyrrdan is mezzed. Repeat 3 more times.
6. On the fourth kill you will get task update, you do not need to kill all of them. Let mez drop and Pyrrdan will die, you get to run away :)

I did this for my 5 box group using Bard to keep Pyrrdan mezzed - stop mez song, bellow one ranger over to group, resume mez song. Worked like a charm.
Pyrrdan - Can do whole group at once
# Jun 04 2011 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Perfect advice on mezzing Pryddan! The rangers are not interested in attacking you until you attack them so you can mez him and the ones not under attack will just keep running around without hitting you or hurting Prydaan. With necro dismay I just kept up mezzing him until all rangers were dead and each person in the group took turns doing axe hand in's. If you do not have 4 tanks (one for each ranger), you need a mezzer.
Easy Solo
# Dec 09 2009 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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85 SK, 1693aa, bout 24.9/4.4 unbuffed, just AE aggro the rangers, pop Deflection, drop one with harm touch, smash on the rest, no problem. December 9th, 2009

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Ranger simplicity
# Nov 14 2009 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Here is the simplest way I have found to do this.

1. If you hand in your axes and fail all you need to do to try again is to hail again. If you fail and have another toon try after - the failed toon will get credit for the ranger kills as well - this is the easiest way to do a groups effort.
2. Bring a mezzer - mez Pyrrdan! Bards are the best cause they can fade after easily. The rangers don't know what to do and run around like tools. They are easy to single then
3. Pull them and kill - its embarrassingly easy.

Wow thats an old sig.

Edited, Nov 14th 2009 3:13am by sikk
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The Rathe
# Nov 13 2009 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
It is soloable.. As a ranger, you can cast Vineleash and it will get ALL of their attention.

They will kick your arse though.. but you can kite, run.. (I used friends to kill after I vineleashed to get all their attention)

Also to note: Only one person gets credit at a time, and it is the person who hailed. So you have to do the fight over and over for each person in group who needs it.

The crates/weapon racks are only in the AoL camps -- not the ones that aren't army of light.

Maybe that clears it up a bit.

Take care,
# Sep 02 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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This didn't work for me today. Popped Vinelash and tagged Pyrrdan and all four rangers, they beat the grape juice out of him and then despawned while still rooted.
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Jiriki Saonserei, 95/4000AA Wood Elf Ranger
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Long quest
# Nov 11 2009 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
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This is a long quest. If doing alone or can't get through the 4 rangers when hailing Pyrrdan, I recommend following the instructions below about killing Mitor for the adds (Forest rangers) that may spawn. It is much more manageable although you may have to go thru a quite few spawns to get 4 rangers.
not worth it
# Nov 07 2009 at 8:33 PM Rating: Good
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This is my story..

Rain of ruins quest:

Mitol Erinthol... ok was doing Rain of ruins quest and I flubbed up on the 4 ambushers and they ended up killing the NPC.. so I ready somewhere that you can kill Mitol and while killing him he spawns 2 adds either skirmishers , guardians or rangers or a mix. well that info is correct as of 11.07.09.. , however for me I had to kill him like 20 times maybe more wasnt keepin track but i was there for hours. rangers are a rare spawn of his i got skirmishers and guardians the most .. but i eventually did get the 4 rangers i needed.. if you only need 1 ranger I would suggest you kill Mitol. if you need 3 or 4 rangers to complete your Rain of ruins quest I would suggest starting the quest over. however if you dont have the man power to be able to agro those 4 ambushers in time and dont really mind how long it takes do the mitol kills.. you get good faction with sila or whatever her name is and its not bad aa exp for a low lvl.. and 3 mobs are alot easier than 4 plus trying to keep an NPC alive..

Note: one time a ranger spawned and I didnt see my bards tank merc while I was fighting a skirmisher and when skirmisher was almost dead here comes tank merc so when i turned to kill ranger seen it only had 30% life left and when we killed it didnt get exp . credit or loot so merc stole the kill.. pissed me off cuase id already been there for over an hour and rangers are rare .. at least they were with me. bard mezed the 2 adds when attacking mitol so was not hard but even if i didnt mez with 85 bst and pet and tank merc and t5 cleric merc was not a problem as long as u can slow em.. \

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Edited, Nov 7th 2009 9:35pm by Sonicmurphy
not worth it
# Sep 02 2010 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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For kiters, there's an alternate solution using this step. Agro Mitor by rooting him to get his help to spawn. If you get a ranger, park that and run the trash over to the Obliteration camp to get it killed quickly. Return to the ranger(s) and beat them down below 50%, making sure to re-park Mitor as needed. Run 49% and lower rangers over to the Obliteration camp to get them killed, then run off the Mitor agro. When he loses track of you, go back to him, repeat the process.

This takes a bit of finesse, but I was able to get it done on my 80 Ranger. Be careful not to drag Mitor close enough to the Obliteration camp to gain agor, or you'll have to wait on the respawn.
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Jiriki Saonserei, 95/4000AA Wood Elf Ranger
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Hate this task
# Oct 19 2009 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
162 posts
I hate this task, no way this should be a solo task. Failed three times in a row with three toons on the kill the ambushers part. Grrrrrr, now I have to quite task and start over from the begining on all of them.

I guess it is called everquest for a reason.
Ranger of the 85th Season
Shaman of the 85th season
Officer of The Earthen Guardians
Officer of AfterHours Raid Coalition
Note location of weapon rack
# Oct 15 2009 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Please add that the other weapon rack southwest of Tyron's House is actually IN Darvin Oggleby's house, -1016, +305. Should speed things along for any doing this for multiple people or a group
Pyrrdan fight with four rangers
# Sep 03 2009 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
when the rangers spawn, they are mezzable as well as Pyrrdan. the good thing about it though is that he doesn't agro you once the mezz wears off. can AE Mez then single mez the rangers. I don't know if this will help you guys, b ut good luck.. it's a really easy fight. they do have quite an HP pool, so bring some DPS for it, or you'll be there for a hot minute.
Skip the Ambushers
# Sep 01 2009 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
1 post
I found a way around the ambush part guys. If you fail you can get rangers to spawn by attacking Mitor Errinthol he will spawn rangers skirmishers or guardians might have to do it several times. Easier to fight 3 mobs instead of 4 without protecting a spawn lol. Hope this helps someone confirmed a quest update for the kills on 9-1-09
Skip the Ambushers
# Nov 16 2009 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
This worked for me and definitely made it soloable - especially a druid. Snare and root Mitol, 2 mobs will spawn shortly thereafter (rangers, guardians, or skimishers). If ranger pops, snare and root the others and kite ranger away. Evac after killing ranger. If no ranger pops, just evac and start again. Adds depop as soon as you zone (ie succor/egress/exodus) so you can try again. No need to kill anything but rangers. Took about an hour to complete that step.

Edited, Nov 16th 2009 11:37am by Steamwalker
Skip the Ambushers
# Oct 16 2009 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Confirmed still working as of 10/16/09. It did take about 10 kills of Mitor to get the 4 rangers needed.
Skip the Ambushers
# Sep 26 2009 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
confirmed it works
Skip the Ambushers - Confirmed
# Sep 19 2009 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Using a bard I would aggro Mitor Errinthol, then fade and use cleric to aggro forest rangers when/if they spawned. Can spawn skirmisher, gaurdian, or ranger. Was able to actually get one solo a couple times making this step super easy. Thanks zulab . Confirmed 9/19/2009 working
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Skip the Ambushers
# Sep 12 2009 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Tried it. Aggroed Mitol, he attacked, I mezzed him and killed his rangers. No update, so I killed Mitol. No update. that sucks. Starting again.
65chanter, mezz breaker/caster
Skip the Ambushers
# Sep 03 2009 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Working great.

you saved the day man :-)
# Aug 18 2009 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
OK, an update since things seemed to have changed a bit.
When doing the Pyrrdon and forest rangers part. You can't heal Pyrrdon. If you hail with more than one person each adds 4 forest rangers to the fight. I hailed with 2 alts thinking it was needed for each but got 8 forest rangers.
Once Pyrrdon dies (opps) you can't just hail him again. Need someone else to do the task up to that point then group with him and then hail Pyrrdon. Anyone outside the group will not get the task update.
If you loose your firebrand for some reason you can go back to T'vyl and get another one. She would'nt give me another till the following day. Odd.

Good luck with this one. Pyrrdon does'nt seem to have a lot of HPs.
Loc of Porrindal's house
# Jul 25 2009 at 5:03 AM Rating: Default
Find Tyron Porrindal's House 0/1 (Bloody Kithicor)

His house is pretty much due south of the Void portal (slightly west), on the southern boundary of the zone. -711.38, -79.48
# Jul 21 2009 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
This was one of the hardest SOLO tasks I have ever done. Not SOLO at all. Bring company with you.....lots of it and a few hours.
Healing Pyrrdan?
# Jul 19 2009 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Someone said to keep an eye on him? So you can heal him after the hail? Just a stupid Q...but hummm anyone know? Ty in advance.
Destroying crates
# Jun 20 2009 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
for the "Destroy Army of Light supply crates" part -- you can simply /open them, don't have to use the firebrand on anything.
additional info
# Jun 06 2009 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
for 2nd to last stage, you dont have to only burn the 4 houses in the hamlet, i was having to fight over boxes so i found any other flammable box/chest works from any other house
Dragonheart Regiment
# May 30 2009 at 1:00 PM Rating: Default
I got the update at -72 +653 for the whereabouts of the Dragonheart Regiment
Dragonheart Regiment
# Jul 25 2009 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
Stand on top of Supplymaster Kirbrek
This will be the ruin of me!
# May 08 2009 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
46 posts
I have attempted to 3 box this now 6 times. I have 6 wipes and 1 update of 4 on the killing rangers part. This zone is just too laggy but if there was just a little more time it would be ok. I guess it would be ok if I didnt have to repeat the WHOLE task each time. I am thinking I wont bother with a seventh. I hate repeating tasks too much. I don't wanna bother getting my alts the extra 10 lvls each they probably need. I can do everything else just fine. Just this one task.

I have turned off my comp now, In disgust and frustration, I am this close () to quitting on my boxes and just playing my main. That will be a sad day. Every other step is ridiculously easy so why dont they have this quest killer right at the beginning?
This will be the ruin of me!
# Jun 15 2009 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Why would you need to repeat the whole task 6 times? If Pyrrdan dies you simply wait for him to respawn and let next person turn their axes in to start the script. Once you succeed, any person that has already turned in the axes gets the update. Simple as pie.
This will be the ruin of me!
# May 18 2009 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
401 posts
Just try to get some strangers to assist you if you're other characters are too low. Bloody Kithicor is a fairly popular zone.
# May 01 2009 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Update: Destroy the Impostor is not required to request this task.

Edited, May 1st 2009 9:19pm by Mellodeex
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Update to Pre-Reqs
# Jun 04 2009 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
I just confirmend that Destroy the Imposter is a pre-requisite. I had not done Destroy and couldn't get Rain of Ruin. Completed Destroy and now I can get Rain of Ruin.
Update to Pre-Reqs
# Jan 30 2010 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I was able to get rain of ruins without doing the destruction quest first
# May 01 2009 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
easy way to do pull tyron single,aggro him and pull all away, fd or zone, he paths back slowly and sometimes gets stuck
burning the houses, round 2
# Apr 30 2009 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
So, like a dummy, I think I destroyed my fire brand after burning the first 4 houses, and now I need it to burn another house. Are there any workarounds where someone in my group can do it, and update me? or is there any way to get the firebrand back?
burning the houses, round 2
# Aug 14 2009 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
My husband had this same problem. He was able to destroy the firebrand, then had to say, "understanding" to Lanys. She gave him another firebrand with 12 charges. He did not have to redo the task and continued on.
burning the houses, round 2
# May 30 2010 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
you have to say undertaking not understanding
That which you may not know....probably isn't important anyways
Dragonheart regiment camp
# Mar 24 2009 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Here is a solid loc for the update to this step:
loc -66.05 680.63 14.37

Ran around in circles for awhile trying to find this spot, so I figured to post and help others a bit.
Dragonheart regiment camp
# May 04 2009 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
115 posts
I got update walking form Camp flag/banner (Dragonheart Regiment) south toward
Thanuel Mergon (Quest giver).
Feel free to nail me with your flames .. check my spelling .. punctuation .. what ever makes you happy. I am not here for an E-penis building Experience ... these forums are for info not Ego's.
SOE devs were...
# Mar 03 2009 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
on crack if they think that parts of this are soloable. Take, for instance, the part where you have to kill the 4 rangers before they kill the npc. Freeging NPC died before I could even get a single root on even one of the rangers.
How do I know I Completed?
# Feb 28 2009 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
129 posts
I'm back after a couple months and I dont' know if I have completed this task. What tangible reward should I have showing this is complete?
Think the ranks?
# Jan 31 2009 at 10:01 PM Rating: Good
31 posts
Think the ranks of the Army of Light 0/6 (Bloody Kithicor)

should say "Thin the ranks of the Army of Light 0/6 (Bloody Kithicor)" :)

Not sure if that's a typo on the side of the site or the person that submitted, but it definitely should be Thin.
# Jan 19 2009 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
you can destroy the army of light supply crates at the same time as collecting the axes apparently.
After killing the ambushers I already had 2/12 crates done thanks to my curiosity.
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Iksar Monk of the 85th season
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# Feb 08 2009 at 9:54 PM Rating: Good
577 posts
Yes you can pre-open the supply crates while looting axes, and you can also burn down the houses out of order.
4 houses, not 5
# Jan 18 2009 at 12:20 AM Rating: Good
7 posts
There are only 4 houses that need burned in the hamlet, not 5 as listed.
Sereou Blakheart <Tribal Fury>
80 Deathcaller of Innoruuk
Seems like in death, we all become our perfect selves.
got it
# Jan 16 2009 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
got this quest all so far all quests from Oceangreen hills and bloodly kithcor progression quests at 75
GAH P@$#*(P_#()
# Jan 10 2009 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Ain't that a )(#*@@0$(* 3 boxing this task, and get to the "kill the ambusher's part" and hit Hail on all my toons at same time...needless to say 12 ambbushers pop in, kill the dude and disappear before I knew what happened....
Pyrrdan's Location
# Dec 31 2008 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Pyrrdan's Location is pos 66.43 neg 1162.94 pos 85.75
due south of Adak Kanarin's camp ,west of kielys T'vran's camp, north of Tithoun Sevrek's camp and east of Scout Zialdiruun' location as shown on ingame map.
a couple of hints for the ambush part
# Dec 31 2008 at 3:38 AM Rating: Excellent
39 posts
If Pyrrdan gets killed, you fail and are stuck either restarting or finding someone else that is at the hail point. So, have a healer keep an eye on him - I just cast a HoT as soon as he was hailed. If you don't have a reliable mezzer, or even if you do have a mezzer, make sure someone taunts ALL of the rangers off Pyrrdan. And finally, do not let the person that did the hail die or he will only get credit for those killed while he was alive. I suppose it doesn't matter if you are doing a group of people with multiple hails, but if the last person that needs the ambush update hails and then gets killed, he'll be stuck the same as if Pyrrdain died. Possibly might be able to rez or call quickly enough to get back in the zone before more of the rangers are killed, but you would have to be prepared to take that action quickly.
Got at 76
# Dec 13 2008 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
152 posts
I got the task at 76 so you might be able to get it lower.
Ranger, 100
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