Phara Dar: The Grand Illusion  

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Level:65
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
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    Era:Seeds of Destruction
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
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    Entered: Mon Nov 17 16:58:18 2008
    Modified: Thu Aug 29 19:52:52 2013
    This is a grand task which begins with Phara Dar in the Field of Scale.

    You say, 'Hail, Phara Dar'

    Phara Dar says 'I do not have time to indulge in idle chat, small one. My father and I must find a way to crush these Iksar. We all grow [weary] of such prolonged battle.'

    You say, 'Weary?'

    Phara Dar says 'It is slow going, destroying such a large number of foes. We gnaw on the tail, but the body and head remain inside the [walls]. I would prefer a quick, decisive final battle. I would prefer to end this foolishness now. But the Ring of Scale is nothing if not wise, and so we fight this war as we must. Only Talendor appears to be enjoying the delay. I suspect he appreciates the anticipation of victory nearly as much as the victory itself. Though the appearance of the [Sokokar] give me pause for concern.'

    You say, 'Its walls...'

    Phara Dar says 'The buildings to the east and the tower to the north. Emperor Ganak himself has taken up residence in the village. Kaesora I believe they call it. With the increased guard and now the presence of Ganak himself, it's plain to see something big is happening in there. If only we could [get inside] and find out what! The tower to the north is reported to house one of the Iksar's greatest generals, though I have not yet met him on the battlefield myself.'

    You say, 'How could we get inside?'

    Phara Dar says 'Quite a challenge to be sure. The lizards won't allow outsiders into their most holy chambers, but if I were to craft a special [illusion] I believe you could slip by the guards unnoticed.'

    You say, 'An illusion?'

    Phara Dar says 'That of an Iksar Skeleton! Such an illusion would be quite difficult however. No simple spell will convince Ganak's elite guards. No no, this must be a [special] incantation for certain!'

    You say, 'A special incantation?'

    Phara Dar says 'In order to create a convincing illusion, I require some rather unique items in order to help visualize the final form. I warn you, this will NOT be easy. Do not waste my time if you cannot finish the job. I have little time or patience to deal with distractions as Ganak's forces bear down upon us! Can you [see this through]?'

    You say, 'We will see this through'

    Phara Dar says 'We shall see ______. We shall see. In order to make a convincing illusion, I will need a [ribcage], a [foot], a [hand], and finally a [skull]. Once I have all 4 pieces of this skeletal puzzle, not even Ganak himself will be able to see through your disguise.'

    You have been assigned the task 'The Grand Illusion'.

    Note: Also go through trigger text for the four sub-tasks. You cannot pre-loot anything throughout these tasks, so be sure to request them before looting anything.

    Collect an Iksar Ribcage 0/1 (ALL)

    This step updates upon completing "Purify the Body".

    Collect an Iksar Skeletal Hand 0/1 (ALL)

    This step updates upon completing "Idle Hands".

    Collect an Iksar Skeletal Foot 0/1 (ALL)

    This step updates upon completing "Evil Afoot".

    Collect a Petrified Iksar Skull 0/1 (ALL)

    This step updates upon completing "The Skull of the Ancient".

    Speak with Phara Dar 0/1 (Field of Scale)

    As the last piece of the puzzle is delivered to Phara Dar, a broad smile forms on her toothy maw. "When I sent you out searching for these items, I must admit I did not believe you'd actually find them. You have proven yourself worthy of great respect amongst my brethren, and I hope this illusion will serve you well. Return to me whenever you have need of my assistance."

    Final Reward:

    Bone Mask of the Ancient Iksar
    MAGIC ITEM NO TRADE
    Slot: FACE
    Charges: Unlimited
    Effect: Illusion Ancient Iksar (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 2.0)
    WT: 0.3 Size: MEDIUM
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL

    The illusion effect makes you non-KOS to all iksars in the "Field of Scale" theme (Field of Scale, Kaesora, and Kurn's Stronghold).

    Also:
    A number of Chronobines (varies)
    Iksar Left Ribcage Bones
    Experience
    Faction with Tynoc, Herald of Scale

    Note: This task is no longer repeatable.
    Submitted by: Olivan
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    correction
    # Dec 03 2013 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
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    I keep trying to send a correction but it doesnt seem to work. the button that is. so skeletons DO NOT DROP the ribcage. spent about 2 hrs today doing nothing but killing skels. no ribs. i gave up deciding to come back to if when rest of the mask line was done. surprisingly i immediately got a drop off iksars. then 2 more for my alts. sure enough when i looked the ribcage is not marked on alla as dropping from skels
    correction
    # Feb 08 2014 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
    They do drop off skeletons, i killed a few skellies today and only 1 dropped, i killed several of the iksar mobs and they were way more common.
    time
    # Aug 29 2013 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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    did it with a 95 SK in about 30 minutes. was really done in 15, the other 15 was spent waiting for 10pm game time for elemental to spawn. ez day.
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    I have seen a lion. And not one of your crap *** queen of the jungle homoerotic *****-cat lions. A real lion, with fangs and horns and wings and ****. Don't pull your ******* wierd *** african voodoo hypnosis crap on me when you don't even know wtf you're talking about.
    Total quest
    # Sep 08 2009 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
    Total quest you are looking at 1-2 hours. None of it is especially hard,.. Recommend FD puller for a few parts... but I did it with a mage and either rooted and coth, or just pulled, split, coth.. then tagged.

    Print out the order -- and check it off, to follow. Have the words for the hails ready too on the shade, so you aren't fumbling when trying to do it without agro.

    The hand is best if you get someone to clear the WHOLE room. Then you run in and /open, the /loot.

    A mage is awesome here, because you can just kite any accidental agro and get coth.

    I just did it with a bumbling group, mostly a mage, and myself pally -- took about 2 hours, but doing it again, an hour at most.

    Print/read.. and just have at it. Try to align the 9pm game time bones turn in with other things, so you aren't waiting 72mins for that turn in.


    Good luck!
    Deleted mask
    # Aug 04 2009 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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    I deleted my Bone Mask by mistake. Does anyone know of a way to replace it? I tried speaking with Phara' Dar and still am not able to receive the quests again.
    Deleted mask
    # Aug 11 2009 at 2:18 PM Rating: Default
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    /petition and they'll return you your deleted item.
    repeatable
    # Apr 27 2009 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
    This quest is also no longer repeatable
    Nerfed!
    # Jan 27 2009 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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    As of the last patch it seems that the hand and foot parts are no longer so easy. Firstly i notice that you now have to have the quest in order to open them, and someone without the quest cannot.

    When you try to open the bones you get the message *Remains of Master Marthor cannot be opened while guards are nearby*

    In the case of the foot, the two monk guards (which con indiff) need to be killed down until they both FD, you should not use pets in the group as these retain aggro. Once they are FD the bones can be opened and looted by the person with the quest.

    For the hand, i tried training the room away but didnt quite get all the mobs and still could not open the bones, so i killed all but one mob in there which was stood at the end of the room and was able to loot.

    Hope this helps
    Nerfed!
    # Feb 14 2009 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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    i know it was nerfed, but the tasks might still be aquirable by someone who has already done them...

    if you have this task active from before it was nerfed, and still have unfinished sub-tasks, you can still recieve them from phara.

    IE, i did the grand illusion once, and started it again to get the subtasks again. i have the skull/foot/hand subtasks done for the new one, but never bothered with the ribcage one. since its still unfinished, i can still get the ribcage one since i didnt finish it the 2nd time i got the grand illusion task.

    so practical, no. but possible! and limited heh
    Bugged
    # Jan 27 2009 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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    Unable to open the remains. Did not have task, tried outside group, nothing.
    Getting through some of it
    # Dec 04 2008 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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    If you have someone in your group that does not have the quest for the FOOT part, they can open the box and then one of the quest persons can loot it. For the HAND box we had a druid with the mask illusion on open the box and a bard pull the mobs in the room away and fade off while one of the questers go the piece. Both went smoothly.
    The Grand Illusion
    # Dec 02 2008 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
    7 posts
    Just say "See this through" to Phara'dar and grab the 5 tasks.

    1) The Grand Illusion.
    a) Evil Afoot.
    b) Idle Hands.
    c) The Skull of the Ancient.
    d) Purify the Body.

    a) Is easy if you have a friend that have already the illu mask and dont have the task. He'll just open the remains for you and you just loot.
    When you have already mask : open remains safely, go grab task, loot foot.

    b) Here too your friend can safely open the remains, but its a bit harder to you as if nobody trains out the room, you will certainly die while looting, so do it fast.
    When you have already mask : open remains, go grab task, speak with Shade safely, loot hand safely.

    c) Go FoB (the classic one) in Kaesora ruins and kill the Commander skel, solotable with merc + slow, he dont summons too. He is just very camped.

    d) U need to find and loot ribcage (from Iksars and skels ), flame (from Iksars Necromancers near Kurn's) and tar (from skels).


    GL.

    IF 85 BST The Rathe.

    Edited, Dec 2nd 2008 5:39am by Iksarfighter
    Minimum level?
    # Nov 24 2008 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
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    I was able to complete this at level 72, so the minimum level requirement is below that.
    Minimum level?
    # Sep 27 2010 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
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    If you can get the quest you will get the credit. Did with a 70 toon and worked fine.
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    Minimum level?
    # Nov 27 2008 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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    Did this on a level 65 toon
    Level restriction only
    # Nov 22 2008 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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    Since there is a question up top - There is only a level restriction for requesting this task. No faction pre-requisite. Sorry that I do not know the level restriction. I think people 81 and over can get, but I don't know how low level you can be. I heard Phara'Dar reject a player i his 60's. At least he got the same phrase as my level 15 bot... :-P
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    84 Mage - Goldenhearts - Bertoxx
    Level restriction only
    # Nov 23 2008 at 12:16 AM Rating: Good
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    Leveled from 74 to 75 on this, but yeah, don't know how low it goes.
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    Olavin - SK 85.
    Mezmorite - Chanter 66.
    Dialogue
    # Nov 21 2008 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
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    You say, 'Hail, Phara Dar'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:29:22 2008] Phara Dar says 'I do not have time to indulge in idle chat, small one. My father and I must find a way to crush these Iksar. We all grow [weary] of such prolonged battle.'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:29:30 2008] You say, 'weary'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:29:31 2008] Phara Dar says 'It is slow going, destroying such a large number of foes. We gnaw on the tail, but the body and head remain inside the [walls]. I would prefer a quick, decisive final battle. I would prefer to end this foolishness now. But the Ring of Scale is nothing if not wise, and so we fight this war as we must. Only Talendor appears to be enjoying the delay. I suspect he appreciates the anticipation of victory nearly as much as the victory itself. Though the appearance of the [Sokokar] give me pause for concern.'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:29:43 2008] You say, 'walls'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:29:44 2008] Phara Dar says 'The buildings to the east and the tower to the north. Emperor Ganak himself has taken up residence in the village. Kaesora I believe they call it. With the increased guard and now the presence of Ganak himself, it's plain to see something big is happening in there. If only we could [get inside] and find out what! The tower to the north is reported to house one of the Iksar's greatest generals, though I have not yet met him on the battlefield myself.'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:30:00 2008] You say, 'get inside'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:30:01 2008] Phara Dar says 'Quite a challenge to be sure. The lizards won't allow outsiders into their most holy chambers, but if I were to craft a special [illusion] I believe you could slip by the guards unnoticed.'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:30:17 2008] You say, 'illusion'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:30:17 2008] Phara Dar says 'That of an Iksar Skeleton! Such an illusion would be quite difficult however. No simple spell will convince Ganak's elite guards. No no, this must be a [special] incantation for certain!'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:30:26 2008] You say, 'special'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:30:27 2008] Phara Dar says 'In order to create a convincing illusion, I require some rather unique items in order to help visualize the final form. I warn you, this will NOT be easy. Do not waste my time if you cannot finish the job. I have little time or patience to deal with distractions as Ganak's forces bear down upon us! Can you [see this through]?'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:33:05 2008] You say, 'see this through'

    [Tue Nov 18 08:33:06 2008] You have been assigned the task 'The Grand Illusion'.

    [Tue Nov 18 08:33:06 2008] Phara Dar says 'We shall see Iksar. We shall see. In order to make a convincing illusion, I will need a [ribcage], a [foot], a [hand], and finally a [skull]. Once I have all 4 pieces of this skeletal puzzle, not even Ganak himself will be able to see through your disguise.'


    Rewards
    140 Chronobines
    Bone Mask of the Ancient Iksar
    Iksar Left Ribcage Bones
    Experience
    Gain faction with Tynoc, Herald of Scale
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    Olavin - SK 85.
    Mezmorite - Chanter 66.
    Steps
    # Nov 21 2008 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
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    Task Steps are:
    Collect an Iksar Ribcage 0/1 all
    Collect an Iksar Skeletal Hand 0/1 all
    Collect an Iksar Skeletal Foot 0/1 all
    Collect a Petrified Iksar Skull 0/1 all
    Speak with Phara Dar 0/1 Field of Scale
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    Olavin - SK 85.
    Mezmorite - Chanter 66.
    Update The Grand Illusion
    # Nov 20 2008 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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    EVIL AFOOT[/b]: Head down to the Kaesora area and find Marthor's remains. Kill the surrounding mobs There are 2 Iksar Masters Guarding this one they are both 85 and pretty Hard /open, and /loot the foot. Take it to Phara Dar to complete the task.

    IDLE HANDS : On the west side of the zone you will find Shade of Tharoff. Clear the mobs from the surrounding area and inside the building (he is inside) say "Earthly Remains" to it for the first update.
    Then head to the southeast around Kaesora and find "Tharoff's bones". Kill the guards, /open it, and /loot a skeletal hand. Take this back to Phara Dar to complete the task.

    NOTE:: You can No longer Train the mobs away tried it many times with FD classes, Rogues nothing worked MUST kill… (Unless there is something i Missed then feel free to correct me)
    The Grabd Illusion
    # Nov 20 2008 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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    The is a Super Task once you Say "see this through" you must also say "foot" "ribcage" "Skull" "Hand"

    Once you have all five quests you can do in any order
    DO NOT PRE-LOOT

    PURIFY THE BODY (obtain an Iksar Ribcage and turn into Phara Dar) Skellies dropped these allot (after turning into Phara Dar turn in to Talendor and he will not give it back until done)

    Next travel near kurns and kill iksar Alchemist and loot Sebalisian Fire and turn into Talendor

    Next go back to the undead and kill and loot Viscid Tar and turn into Talendor at this time he will give you back the Ribcage ,,, Now Head NE to the water you will see a small island be there at 11pm Game time and a Living Flame will spawn Walk under him to get update then hand him the ribcage he will purify it and give it back to you ....

    Then return the Ribcage to Phara Dar and BAM 1 task complete



    THE SKULL OF THE ANCIENTS go to Field of Bone (NOT Field of scale) and find Commander Koth (undead) in the Kaesora ruins he is a cup cake took him out with an 85 merc and 85 shaman Loot his Skull and give to Phara Dar 2 tasks done


    WILL UPDATE OTHERS IN TIME (and pardon the spelling I not so good)
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