Dark Reign: The Drake Menace  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
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: Indifferent)
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Jun 10 03:27:17 2009
Modified: Wed Feb 18 03:08:05 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 "indifferent" faction with Dark Reign

Hail him to get a quest window pop-up.

You have been assigned the task 'The Drake Menace'.

The drakes of Lavaspinner's Lair have become bold as of late. Go into their lair and prove to them that we are not to be messed with.

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 will be marked on your compass (far southern instance entrance).

NOTE: There is a drake roamer that can path right up to the instanced entrance.

Destroy the eggs before they are able to raise an army of drakes 0/15 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

To destroy "a drake egg", target it and type /open. Most of the time, a drake spawns upon destroying an egg (standard zone mob). Also, the eggs occasionally hit (bump) for about 450 points. As you open them, you'll see emotes forewarning a final encounter:

The ground shakes slightly, and a loud crack and thud can be heard echoing through the tunnels.

As you destroy the egg, you can hear screeches behind you with the flapping of wings nearby.

Defeat the Drake Matriarch before she can produce more drakes 0/1 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

After opening the last egg, the Drake Matriarch spawns:

As the final egg shatters you can feel a gust of wind hit you as the Drake Matriarch assaults you.

It hits for a max ~1,300; has ~85,000 hitpoints; casts wizard spells; and can summon a weak pet. Upon its death, the task completes.

Up to 25 Ebon Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Dark Reign Token" (faction turn-in item)
Submitted by: Balaak, Yther Ore
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Available at Indifferent or higher
# Jun 10 2009 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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This task appears once you hit Indifferent.

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