Lair of the Fallen (Legends of Norrath)  

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Rating:
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Information:
Level:80
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Seeds of Destruction
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Oct 14 18:34:05 2009
Modified: Wed Jul 3 00:50:48 2013
NOTE - There are two versions of this task: One for Legends of Norrath (information below) and one for the Loyalist Program (see this quest entry).



This is a group task which begins with Tierna Morganna (map) in the Plane of Knowledge at location -308, +1123.

To request the task, you must have a Dragon Brood Crypt Key in your possession. The key comes from the Travelers expansion in the Legends of Norrath card system. On completion of this task, the key disappears from your inventory.

There are no pre-requisites for participating in the task.



You say, 'Hail Tierna Morganna'

Tierna Morganna says 'I sense something within you. Do you seek [the way] of the fallen?'

You say, 'I seek the way of the Fallen...'

Tierna Morganna says 'The Way of the Fallen is just a rumor, or at least I THOUGHT it was until you came around here with that key. As the story goes, ages ago a dragon named Keldrax sought to live beyond his years, but as they are want to do, his descent along the dark path went very very wrong, and Keldrax died. Yet, he did not [die].'

You say, 'He didn't die?'

Tierna Morganna says 'Indeed, his descent into the darkest of dark magics left him amongst the undead. His quest unsatisfied, Keldrax locked himself away to continue his work. Some say he is truly dead. Others aren't so sure, but one thing is certain, dragons do love their shineys. Oh the riches that place must hold! Would you be willing, I could show you the way to the crypt. Of course, I would expect payment for my information. Does this sound like something that would [interest] you?'

You say, 'This does interest me'

Tierna Morganna says 'Very well then. Prepare yourselves, and speak to me again when [ready].'

You have been assigned the task 'Lair of the Fallen'.

You gain access to a private, instanced zone. Five group members are allowed in with the keyed person. You have unlimited access to the zone until you kill the final mob. There is also loot available from the final mob.



Kill 1 Keldrax the fallen 0/1 (Lair of the Fallen)

Summary:
- There is no time limit and mobs do not appear to respawn.
- Nine assorted skeletons and ghosts are placed in the zone in area, which is a compacted hallway.
- There appears to be one roamer, but others can move as you start killing off some.
- The roamer can aggro you upon zone-in (invis, IVU, and SOS do not keep you safe).
- Mob social range is rather large, so if the roamer aggros expect about five mobs.
- Trash mobs hit anywhere from 2,000-5,000.
- Mobs are immune to run speed and fairly resistant to spells until you get a debuff on them.
- Along the hallway are a few cubbyholes with mobs hiding in them.
- At the end of the hallway is a large circular room with four corrupted guardian drakes.
- The drakes can be singled and don't hit much harder than the skeletons (few more hps, though).
- Once all mobs are dead, Keldrax the Fallen spawns.
- Keldrax hits for a max ~10,000 (perhaps up to 12,000).
- A chest spawns after Keldrax's death (can ONLY be opened by the person with the actual Dragon Brood Crypt Key).
- Chest contains one item available to anyone in the mission.
- The keyholder has a reward box pop up. They can select their choice of eight available items.
- The initial NPC spawns to port you back to the Plane of Knowledge.


Speak with Tierna Morganna 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

A final hail gives you 512 platinum and about an AA worth of exp at 85.



Known chest loot and rewards:

Bloodshard Earring
Disempowered Phylactery
Dragoncrypt Token
Mildew Covered Shawl
Royal Dragon Hunter's Cloak
Tarnished Blood Drop Accent Veil
Tarnished Dracoform Ring
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genral area
# Sep 15 2010 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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npc is by gl zone
Different keys different mobs. Same quest name
# Sep 12 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
Note this description is for using the Dragon Brood Key. There is also a Forgotten Crypt key that gives the same task (ie same quest name same zone) with same set up but the mobs are much harder. Final named was Skaramatra the Risen for us and hit me for 15K with knight defensive running. The adds were 9-10K hitters.
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# Jul 27 2010 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Can someone please post pics of this zone, please?
Item Updates
# Jun 23 2010 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Did mission tonight. Confirming that on completion key does poof. Can get 1 of the 7 items from chest AND person with key gets to choose 1 from the reward list. Took tower geared War, SK, Sham, Clr. UF/t5 SoD geared mage and 85 box cleric. Wiped on zone in due to roamer and bad pathing making it 5 at once while people were still zoning in. Sent SK second time to clear zone in, then mage coh'd agro away. Also this task locks the moment you request it, so you can not swap in people for the loot. And as was stated before with the difficulty as it is currently tuned people who can do it cant really benefit from the loot it drops. Here is the rest of the items uploaded to lucy tonight after completion.

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=47743 Mildew Covered Shawl

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=47742 Dragoncrypt Token

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=47746 Tarnished Dracoform Ring

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=47741 Tarnished Blood Drop Accent Veil
Something odd
# Jan 24 2010 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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We did this last night and our keyholder had to leave suddenly when we had 2 mobs left to kill. Yes they hit like trucks, and we died a few times getting in, so we wanted to finish it. I logged the keyholder toon back on but left him in POK and we used 2 merc healers, just barely beat the last mob. Here is the odd part, maybe my mistake. I opened the chest which contained only a crappy shoulder item. I had no key. I guess the keyholder has to be in the zone to get his reward, he got nuttin'. The key is still in his bags though. I hope this helps. Other hints, the last dragon is NOT undead, nor are the "spirit" mobs. Everything else was though. And I can confirm a 12500 hit from the dragon, with full defense AAs. We did it with 85 war, pal, necro, shaman, and 2 healer mercs.

Nililea of Drinal
Something odd
# Jan 24 2010 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
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OK, we did it again this morning. Keyholder played to the win this time. Ranger pulled easily with HA and we had only a few deaths. We had a bard also this time. All we got was the disempowered phylactery from the chest. the Keyholder got no reward window at all. I'm thinking it's broken, or they nerfed it last patch. Keyholder still has the key too.

Nililea of Drinal
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# Dec 07 2009 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I got lucky, won this LoN card in one of the 5 free packs SOE gives out.

We did the instance, and won on first try.

Group was:

85 SK 3k AA, 6k AC buffed, mid tier raid gear.
85 Pal 3k AA, 6k AC buffed, mid tier raid gear. (me)
85 Bard over 3k AA, end game geared.
85 Ranja 2k AA, mid tier raid geared.
85 druid 1.5k AA, tier 5 group geared.
Merc T5 healer.

I had the SK tank, druid and I spot healed. We died twice at entrance (bard went LD). Died a second time when Bard pulled 2 (one wasn't mezzable, other ended up with a dot).

Trash hit like Mack trucks, but doable in singles. Most were undead. For some reason Merc survived group death all times.

Named was Narsty. SK used all his discs/aa's. I used Aurora to spot heal (named did ramp on me, not sure if AE or I was RT, I hit named second) Druid spot healed on named, Merc was on reactive. Ranja had us all in wolf form, not sure what songs bard was singing.

Ear dropped in chest, which rotted. I got •Royal Dragon Hunter's Cloak. Sorry, I don't run Lucy, or I would have uploaded the 7 possible choices available to the person who had the card/key.

LoN card to enter must be stupid rare, noone I know, or asked, had ever heard of someone getting it. Loot was Korafax level, but difficulty was UF level.

Edited, Dec 7th 2009 4:00am by sarslash
Dragon Brood Crypt information
# Nov 08 2009 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is all of the information I have been able to confirm from our attempt at
this task last night.

Mobs:
    a risen attendant

Blue con. Sees invis and ITU. Hits up to 6k. Mezzable.
Partially slowable. Can enrage. One roams up to the zone in area. 4 static
along zone-in hallway walls.

    a templar spirit

Even con. Sees invis and ITU. Hits up to 6k. Not
mezzable. Partially slowable. Can enrage. 3 static spawns, 1 in each cubby
hole along zone-in hallway.


    a corrupted warder

Even con. Spawned at end of hallway after 6 mobs were
killed (we killed 4 attendants and 2 spirits when he popped). Not mezzable.
Partially slowable. Sees invis and ITU. Hits for up to 8k. Can enrage.

    a corrupted guardian

Even con. Sees invis and ITU. Hits up to 7k. Easily
pulled solo. Partially slowable. Can enrage. 4 static spawns, in large round
room thru gate.

    Keldrax the Fallen

Yellow con. See invis and ITU. AE rampages. Flurries. Summons. Casts Tail
Swipe. Partially slowable. Max hit 12600 most hits from 6k to 10k. Spawns in
center of large room after 4th gaurdian is killed.


For our attempt we had the following group (no raid level characters):
WAR - Tier 5 geared, 2100 AAs, buffed to 41k HP, 4700 AC, max avoidance and
shielding.
CLR - Tier 4 geared, 1800 AAs, boxed.
MNK - Tier 5/4 geared, 1200 AAs.
SHM - Tier 4 geared, 1200 AAs, boxed.
MAG - Tier 5/4 geared, 1100 AAs.
ENC - Tier 4 geared, 1100 AAs, boxed.

We made it through the spawns with no trouble. Keldrax turned out to be
extremely difficult. Our best attempt (8 tries) got him to 35%. Most ended with him in the 70%-90% range.

The difference in difficulty between the regular mobs and Keldrax is night and day. Unless there is a weakness or someting we didnt discover, I dont see how any non-raid level group can beat him regularly. If we added another healer instead of the chanter we may have had an outside chance. Too many times he quad me (war) for about 30k total and with his quick attacks (even slowed), once defensives ran out, I was unable to withstand the assault for very long.
Once I went down, he 1-2 rounded the rest of the group.

Like others have said..... If you are geared well enough to beat him, you dont need anything he drops. :/
Dragon Brood Crypt information
# Nov 14 2009 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Additional information from our attempt today:

Once you zone in, if you back up all the way to the wall the roamer will not aggro you. He paths just outside of aggro range. However, if you zone in when he is near, you will have 5 mobs beating you down. We sent in the monk first to tell us when it was clear to zone in.

Mercenaries are allowed.

The mobs in the 3 cubby holes seem to be any of a number of types, not just the spirits. We found 3 new mobs this round. New mobs are all about the same and the previously detailed ones.

We swapped the chanter for a T5 cleric merc on reactive.

This time we won on our 4th or 5th attempt. It wasnt easy at all. The list of rewards (which I am submitting) are not really upgrades for anyone Tier 5, and certainly not anyone raid level. Risk vs reward is really high.

Our strat to finally beat him: Tank pulled and hit furious for slows and cripples to land. Then went defensive and 3rd spires, spammed fast heals with cleric and a shammy. I was buffed to 44.5k HP and 4858 AC, had a shield equipped and all my shield and defensive AAs maxed. At any given time he could have killed me with a flurry or a quad, but we got lucky this time.

A few previous attempts ended when he quad me for 11k each (yeah went from 100% to dead almost instantly) So much for mitigation....

It was fun. It was a challenge. I hope I dont get another **** key.
hail
# Nov 07 2009 at 5:36 PM Rating: Good
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You say, 'Hail Tierna Morganna'
Tierna Morganna says 'I sense something within you. Do you seek [the way] of the fallen?'

You say, 'the way'
Tierna Morganna says 'The Way of the Fallen is just a rumor, or at least I THOUGHT it was until you came around here with that key. As the story goes, ages ago a dragon named Keldrax sought to live beyond his years, but as they are want to do, his descent along the dark path went very very wrong, and Keldrax died. Yet, he did not [die].'

You say, 'die'
Tierna Morganna says 'Indeed, his descent into the darkest of dark magics left him amongst the undead. His quest unsatisfied, Keldrax locked himself away to continue his work. Some say he is truly dead. Others aren't so sure, but one thing is certain, dragons do love their shineys. Oh the riches that place must hold! Would you be willing, I could show you the way to the crypt. Of course, I would expect payment for my information. Does this sound like something that would [interest] you?'

You say, 'interest'
Tierna Morganna says 'Very well then. Prepare yourselves, and speak to me again when [ready].'

At this point you select the task "Lair of the Fallen".
You get a shared task.

Kill 1 Keldrax the fallen Lair of the Fallen
???

I will update the last if I ever kill the dragon.

LOOT
# Nov 01 2009 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
what are the loots anyone have any idea what the loots are like as far as hp ac??
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The key
# Oct 24 2009 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Do you lose the key after using it? or can this task be repeated with the same key?
The key
# Nov 08 2009 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Verified you do not lose key on failure.
Peasant!
# Oct 17 2009 at 11:21 AM Rating: Default
When hailed if you do not have the LoN key she says: "We have nothing to discuss, Peasant! I speak only to those who follow the way."
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A quick rundown
# Oct 17 2009 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok.. One person in the group must have the Dragon Brood Crypt Key to request the group mission. There is no time limit and mobs do not appear to respawn. 9 assorted skeletons and ghosts are placed in the zone in area .. which is a compacted hallway. There appears to be one roamer but others can move as you start killing off some. The roamer can aggro you upon zone in, invis and invis undead and Shroud of Stealth do not keep you safe. *help* range is rather large so if the roamer aggros expect about 5 mobs. The mobs hit between 2k and upwards of 5k on a solidly geared rogue. Don't let the rogues tank!. Mobs are immune to run speed and fairly resistant to spells until you get a debuff on them. along the hallway are a few *cubbyholes* with a mob hiding in thetm so watch for that on what would look like a clear pull. At the end of the hallway is a large circular room with 4 corrupted guardian drakes (remember The Nest) .. they are fairly easy to single pull and dont hit all that much harder then skeletons and have a few more hp but nothing special. Once all mobs are dead the Dragon spawn. Be prepared for a rather punishing thumping. Once dragon is dead a chest spawns.. the chest can ONLY be opened by the person with the actual Dragon Brood Crypt Key... upon which 1 item is available to anyone in the mission (its in the chest) .. and the keyholder has his reward box pop up to select their choice of one of the eight available loot items. The initial npc from pok spawns to port you back .. a final hail gives you 512 plat and maybe an aa of xp at 85.


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Edited, Oct 17th 2009 2:34am by niteghost
anyone done this yet.
# Oct 15 2009 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone tried this out yet? I did not get the key card in my free packs and I sure as **** am not going to buy any packs to try and get one so I want to live vicariously though one of you.

Edited, Oct 15th 2009 12:57pm by Acoma

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anyone done this yet.
# Oct 15 2009 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not functioning atm. Will be in the next EQ patch.
#jicebane, Posted: Jun 12 2002 at 6:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) muwahaha i am here before u all
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