Dark Reign: Infested  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:55
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 00:45:00
Faction Required:
Dark Reign (Min: Amiable)
Related Zones:
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Era:Dragons of Norrath
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Dec 7 22:18:15 2008
Modified: Wed Feb 18 03:08:15 2015


For an overview of the Dragons of Norrath expansion, see this wiki article.
For an overview of progression, see quest entries for Norrath's Keepers and the Dark Reign.




This is a non-progression task. It is a group mission (3-6 players) that begins with Talontar (click for map image) in the Dark Reign camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting:
- Minimum level 55
- Minimum "amiable" faction with Dark Reign

Hail him to get a quest window pop-up.

You have been assigned the task 'Infested'.

There have been some lavarachnids troubling our agents in the Lavaspinner's Lair. Have caution when moving through the lair. We have found at least two different types of the Lavaspinners. Eliminate all of the ones you can find so we can move through unhindered.

Note: This group mission scales to your group's level. The highest is 68+, outlined here.







Touch the cave entrance to Lavaspinner's Lair. 0/1 (The Broodlands)

This is marked on your compass (far southern instanced entrance).

Kill 4 lavaspinner protectors 0/4 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

Kill 1 hulking lavaspinner 0/1 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

The protectors are found in the dead-end caves while the hulking lavaspinner is located in the central cavern. "Lavaspinner Protector" hits for a max ~1,100; has ~56,000 hitpoints; AE rampages; summons; and is immune to mez/stun. "Hulking Lavaspinner" hits for a max ~1,100; has ~75,000 hitpoints; flurries; summons; and is immune to mez/stun. The task completes upon the fifth kill.

Lavaspinner Protector has been slain by _____!
Lavaspinner Protector's corpse oozes a thick smoke from its many wounds.

Hulking Lavaspinner has been slain by _____!
Hulking Lavaspinner's corpse falls and begins to smolder.

With the pests dead we can resume our activities in Lavaspinner's lair. We shall call upon you again should any further infestations be found.


Rewards:
Up to 29 Ebon Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Dark Reign Token" (faction turn-in item)
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1/2 hour, 29 crystals.
# Oct 22 2009 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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Me and an 85 Sk did this with 2 mercs in about 25 minutes. Run down to named, feign. Get back up, wax the floor. Mobs are weak sauce. We were doing 6 at a time, including the mini-named.

Reward was 29 crystals.

Loot sucked. Sucked, bad. Spiders are poor.

Edited, Oct 22nd 2009 10:18pm by Bonesmasher
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# Jun 10 2009 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
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[Wed Jun 10 15:58:33 2009] You say, 'Hail, Talontar'
[Wed Jun 10 16:01:22 2009] You have been assigned the task 'Infested'.

[Wed Jun 10 16:02:44 2009] You have entered The Broodlands.
[Wed Jun 10 16:02:45 2009] The direction to the entry to your instanced zone(s) have been marked on your compass.

[Wed Jun 10 16:05:43 2009] Your Location is -1776.11, -1496.60, 147.80 (Entrance)
[Wed Jun 10 16:05:48 2009] Your task 'Infested' has been updated.

Task is updated for touching the cave entrance by moving onto the gray-colored rock at the cave mouth. The task is updated for all party members.

[Wed Jun 10 16:06:03 2009] You have entered Lavaspinner's Lair.

[Wed Jun 10 16:17:59 2009] Targeted (NPC): Lavaspinner Protector
[Wed Jun 10 16:18:02 2009] Lavaspinner Protector drips glowing red venom that burns like lamp oil when it hits the ground.

[Wed Jun 10 17:01:53 2009] Hulking Lavaspinner scuttles forward as heat waves rise from its back.
[Wed Jun 10 17:06:35 2009] The ground shakes slightly, and a loud crack and thud can be heard echoing through the tunnels.
[Wed Jun 10 17:06:35 2009] You gain party experience!!
[Wed Jun 10 17:06:35 2009] Hulking Lavaspinner's corpse falls and begins to smolder.

5 minute fight. He resisted 3 Shiftless Deeds, 3 Cripples and a couple Chokes. The 4th slow and crip landed.

After the final Protector went down,

[Wed Jun 10 17:44:58 2009] Your task 'Infested' has been updated.
[Wed Jun 10 17:44:59 2009] With the pests dead we can resume our activities in Lavaspinner's lair. We shall call upon you again should any further infestations be found.
[Wed Jun 10 17:44:59 2009] You have been given: Dark Reign Token
[Wed Jun 10 17:44:59 2009] You have gained 15 Ebon Crystals.

Note: the instance respawns. The roamer respawn is almost annoying. Almost every fight that contained two mobs lasted long enough for a couple roamers to add in. The fights were mainly all roamers.

The Hulking spawned in the big room before the raid room. The Protectors spawned in the side rooms along the eastern and western arms that lead to the large and raid rooms.

The Hulking respawned while we were killing the last two Protectors.

The exit is in the raid room (south east cavern) behind the raid platform.

For the effort involved, not worth the time. This was almost a 2 hour task for the same amount of crystals you can get from one of the 1-hour Drake tasks. While it was easy enough, the constant roaming adds made this more tedious than other tasks.
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Mob Descriptions
# Jun 10 2009 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Rogue Sneak and hide worked except on Lavaspinner Protector and "a preying lavaspinner."

The Lavaspinner Protector summoned, hit for 60s to high 200s on 1500 AC at level 56. He enraged at 9%. No mana to steal. The protector spawned in a room with 4 other trash mobs.

Dropped Intricate Defiant Silk Boots.
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Task Description
# Jun 10 2009 at 1:56 PM Rating: Good
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The following is the task text for "Infested":

"There have been some lavarachnids troubling our agents in the Lavaspinner's Lair. Have caution when moving through the lair. We have found at least two different types of the Lavaspinners. Eliminate all of the ones you can find so we can move through unhindered."

[This task begins in the Broodlands]
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Amiable Faction
# Jun 09 2009 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
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This task was offered at level 56 as soon as I popped up to amiable faction. I assume minimum level is 55.

Received 15 ebon crystals at 56.
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