Raid Expedition: A Council Divided  

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Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:85
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Expedition
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Loot
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Seeds of Destruction
Recommended:
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Dec 1 12:03:06 2008
Modified: Sat Jan 19 09:15:46 2013
This raid expedition begins with Jaled`Dar in the Field of Scale. You must have completed his five group tasks as well as all their pre-requisites in order to request it.

You say, 'Hail, Jaled`Dar'

Jaled`Dar says 'Why do you bother me small one? I have enough [problems] to deal with here without your intrusions. Danger abounds, and there is no avoiding it. But some are willing to take [great risks] to obtain their desires. Are you such a creature?'

You say, 'I am willing to take great risks'

Jaled`Dar says 'You must penetrate the council of many in the library area of Kaesora. We are certain that there are outsiders influencing their council members, and that influence must be removed. This is no altruistic ploy. Those outsiders are giving the Iksar power and guiding them on a deadly path. We do not want the unaffected council members killed, their voices are the ones that must be heard. The Iksar will certainly disapprove or your, um, interference, but do not allow that to stop you. You and your companions have the hearts of dragon kin. I wish you well.'

The direction to the entry to your instanced zone(s) have been marked on your compass.

The instance entrance is the same as the non-instanced Kaesora Library.

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Kaesora Library



Determining Which Council Members to Target

Upon zoning in you will see emotes from eight different council members. More on the emotes in a moment.

Clear your way down to the vault area. Above the pit you will find the Kaesora Council of Iksars. Your goal is pretty simple: Offtank the four "good" council members while you kill the four "bad" council members.

The four "bad" members must be killed within about a minute of each other or else the event will reset/respawn with them regaining full health. This is easier said than done.

You can determine which council members are "bad" and which are "good" by paying attention to the zonewide emotes. It is random which council members are associated with emotes. You may see a different combination than what you see here. The following dialogues are an example:

Cathsas, Fourth Council Member shouts 'Come to order, please. It's high time we came to an agreement on the problem at hand. Do we, or do we not accept the proposition? You are all aware of my stance on the matter. We do not need this 'Discord's' help.' (Good member)

Rebthik, Arbiter of the Council shouts 'With all due respect, you must be mad. Put your pride aside for a moment and consider the ramifications of this decision. Should we side with Discord, we will rule forever. Otherwise, we could doom the whole empire.' (Bad member)

Vyth, Fifth Council Member shouts 'Yes, yes. They've showed us what will happen if we do not accept their assistance. Collapse, chaos, destruction, the end of our reign. I say we join them! Trust in these Discordians.' (Bad member)

Glok, Third Council Member shouts 'Trust, you say? I trust there will be strings attached to this bargain. Have you considered that the Discordians will want something from us as well? What hidden price will we pay for this alliance?' (Good member)

Klang, First Council Member shouts 'You speak of bargains but would not know one if it were laid before you like a silver egg. An opportunity such as this will never arise again. We should accept Discord's offer now before it is too late!' (Bad member)

Sirsei, Second Council Member shouts 'So they demand an immediate answer? They are pressuring us for a response? In my experience, the proper response to an ultimatum is firmly 'no'. Tell them we will fend for ourselves.' (Good member)

Argile, Sixth Council Member shouts 'We are a strong and proud people. I do not see this as a sign of weakness, but strength. It has carried us this far and we should not change course in this moment of adversity. We will fend for ourselves without any outside assistance from Discord.' (Good member)

Nozirk, Seventh Council Member shouts 'Rejecting their assistance is pride unless we truly need their help, at which point it becomes suicidal arrogance. You would doom us all to save face. Ask yourself this: is a tradition of arrogance more important than our survival?' (Bad member)

Note that if you wipe out or the event resets, the emotes will change around.



The Event

The event is triggered through dialogue, so you can set up around the council area as you see fit.

You say, 'Hail, Rebthik, Arbiter of the Council'

Rebthik, Arbiter of the Council fixes his gaze upon you. 'I am the arbiter, and I know the score. I'll be watching every one of you fifty-four. Do not try my [patience].'

You say, 'We'll try your patience!'

Rebthik, Arbiter of the Council says 'You were warned.'

All eight council members immediately attack. They hit for a max ~10,000 and have varying abilities (also, some or all of them may enrage). Abilities also change based on which members are bad and which are good.

One bad member casts "Arcane Withering" and "Magic Vulnerability" (escalates in power as event goes on):

Arcane Withering: Targeted AE 75', Magic (-500)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 10000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 2000 per tick

Magic Vulnerability I: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 50%
2: Decrease Magic Resist by 600

Magic Vulnerability II: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Magic Resist by 600

Magic Vulnerability III: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 250%
2: Decrease Magic Resist by 600

Magic Vulnerability IV: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 500%
2: Decrease Magic Resist by 600

Magic Vulnerability V: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 1000%
2: Decrease Magic Resist by 600


A second bad member casts "Affliction Withering" and "Disease Vulnerability" (escalates in power as event goes on):

Affliction Withering: Targeted AE 75', Disease (-500)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 10000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 2000 per tick

Disease Vulnerability I: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 50%
2: Decrease Disease Resist by 600

Disease Vulnerability II: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Disease Resist by 600

Disease Vulnerability III: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 250%
2: Decrease Disease Resist by 600

Disease Vulnerability IV: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 500%
2: Decrease Disease Resist by 600

Disease Vulnerability V: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 1000%
2: Decrease Disease Resist by 600


A third bad member casts "Arcane Withering" and "Magic Vulnerability" (escalates in power as event goes on):

Toxic Withering: Targeted AE 75', Poison (-500)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 10000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 2000 per tick

Poison Vulnerability I: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 50%
2: Decrease Poison Resist by 600

Poison Vulnerability II: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Poison Resist by 600

Poison Vulnerability III: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 250%
2: Decrease Poison Resist by 600

Poison Vulnerability IV: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 500%
2: Decrease Poison Resist by 600

Poison Vulnerability V: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 1000%
2: Decrease Poison Resist by 600


A fourth bad member casts "Fiery Withering" and "Fire Vulnerability" (escalates in power as event goes on):

Fire Withering: Targeted AE 75', Poison (-500)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 10000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 2000 per tick

Fire Vulnerability I: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 50%
2: Decrease Fire Resist by 600

Fire Vulnerability II: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Fire Resist by 600

Fire Vulnerability III: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 250%
2: Decrease Fire Resist by 600

Fire Vulnerability IV: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 500%
2: Decrease Fire Resist by 600

Fire Vulnerability V: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 1000%
2: Decrease Fire Resist by 600


The "good" members seem to be straight melee, except for occasional AE rampage and/or single-target rampage.

Once the four "bad" council members are killed within a short timeframe of one another, the rest of the council disappears without a word and a polished chest spawns with loot.



Loot (Normal: 54-player version)

Loot consists of 2 runes (first list) + 2 armor pieces (second list) + 1 other item (third list):

Humming Fleshwrought Rune
Whirring Archaen Rune

Eon Forged Plate Bracer
Eon Forged Plate Helm
Eon Hardened Leather Cowl
Eon Hardened Leather Wristguard
Eon Linked Chain Coif
Eon Linked Chain Wristguard
Eon Woven Cloth Cap
Eon Woven Cloth Wristband

Councilor's Mantle
Fell Dragon Scale Shield
Lizard Spine Coercer
Royal Iksar Court Javelin
Shellcrusher
Swiftstrike Epaulettes



Loot (Hard: 36-player version)

In the hard version, the chest contains 2 Runes (first list) + 1 armor piece (second list) + 1 other item (third list):

Humming Fleshwrought Rune
Whirring Archaen Rune

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AE Damage
# Feb 14 2014 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
The amount of AE damage the raid ends up taking is pretty significant.
Not a minute
# Feb 07 2014 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
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You don't get a minute to kill them within, it's more like 5-10 seconds.
Task req with 6, downed with 4.
# Nov 10 2013 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did it with 4 on Emarr...ROF-T4/COF-T1 geared Zerker, Cleric, Mage, Bard. Yes, you do need 6 to get task, no raid creation required.
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# Jan 19 2013 at 4:59 AM Rating: Good
2 posts
Can be done with 6 now
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Also dropped
# Jan 29 2010 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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lazy sony
# Aug 25 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Another SoD raid where, upon completion, there is no lore or text at all? Its great to see how much Sony cares about Everquest now.
min #
# Aug 10 2009 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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why would the min # of ppl be 18? lol i find that very funny, maybe it just me though...i would love to see 18 ppl do this
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min #
# Aug 26 2009 at 4:44 AM Rating: Good
Ademaro wrote:
why would the min # of ppl be 18? lol i find that very funny, maybe it just me though...i would love to see 18 ppl do this


When the level cap is 100 how many people do you think it will take?
4th spell
# Jul 26 2009 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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add fiery withering to the list
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additional drop
# Feb 19 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
27 posts
please add to loot
# Feb 15 2009 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
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Minimum 18 players to get the quest
# Jan 11 2009 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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not 6 as it says above.
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