Halloween: Undead Rising  

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Rating:
*****
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This Quest is Seasonal
Level:15
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
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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:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun May 2 16:11:53 2010
Modified: Fri Oct 21 02:58:24 2011
This task was introduced in October 2009 and is available every year around Halloween.

It begins with Corporal Gravlin in the Qeynos Hills.

Unknown: Does this task scale to level, or are the mobs involved always of the same difficulty level?

You say, 'Hail, Corporal Gravlin'

Corporal Gravlin nods grimly, 'Hail _____, if you are intending to travel to Surefall Glade, I would advise you to turn back, as there the journey is currently [dangerous].'

You say, 'Dangerous?'

Corporal Gravlin tilts his visor back looking closely at you, 'Yes, Pyzjn has been causing trouble for travelers making the journey from Qeynos to Surefall Glade, although I misjudged you... I am sure that you could make the journey without any trouble, although [others] not as powerful as you would find the journey quite deadly.'

You say, 'Others?'

Corporal Gravlin pauses for a moment, then continues speaking, 'Yes, there are many travelers that need protection from the hordes of undead that Pyzjn has unleashed in these hills... Would you be [interested] in offering your services to protect a traveler on their journey?'

You say, 'I'm interested!'

Corporal Gravlin hands you a flaming torch, 'Take this torch, it can drive the undead back to their graves, wield it wisely... Ah, here comes a traveler now, are you [ready] to escort them to Surefall? Perhaps you should travel with a friend... On this journey, there is safety in numbers.'

You have been assigned the task 'Undead Rising'.

You receive a Torch of Undead Warding.



Let corporal Gravlin know when you are [ready] 0/1 (ALL)

You say, 'I am ready'

Corporal Gravlin says 'Fare well, and may no harm come to you, or to your charge.

Escort the traveler safely to Surefall Glade 0/1 (ALL)

A frightened traveler spawns as soon as you get the task. It begins to walk when you say "ready" to Gravlin. When it passes the split in road where the stone marker is, 2x "minion of Pyzjn" spawn. The traveler can quickly become overwhelmed with adds. Click the torch (30 second recast) to instantly kill the skeletons.

Once you reach Surefall, the task updates.

Report back to Corporal Gravlin 0/1 (ALL)

You say, 'Hail, Corporal Gravlin'

Corporal Gravlin says 'Your skills are most impressive, and you have done a great service for the citizens of Qeynos, you have our thanks.'


Reward:
Firestorm Torch
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# Oct 14 2017 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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Okay, so this task is a gigantic PITA. It took me a bunch of tries to complete it, and I was never able to do so just playing a single toon...here's what I learned:

-Although the undead mobs are mezzable and rootable, it's not a good idea to do that, because they are able to do damage to the traveler no matter how far away they are, and once they're out of range of the torch, that's just free damage for the bad guys. Mezzing takes them out of the equation for as long as the mez lasts, but as soon as it drops, they start doing damage, and they're out of range, so again, free damage for the bad guys.
-The two-toon solution outlined below works, but it's not a gimme, even though it's really not too difficult to handle logistically...just have the second toon on auto-follow, with their cursor on the torch, then all you need to do is right-click when you need their backup.
-Don't waste a torch click when there are only one or two undead on the traveler - they don't do much damage until there are probably 5-6 of them attacking at once.
-There are a couple of times along the journey when you'll get groups of undead popping in pretty rapid succession (~5 seconds). These are at around the halfway point and the 3/4 point. It's tough to resist the urge to click the torch right away, but if you do that, you'll end up with one or two groups pounding on the traveler for the torch's entire cooldown, and that will pretty much guarantee a fail. Instead, wait until at least the third group of undead has popped before clicking the torch.
Tips for this task
# Nov 01 2017 at 7:59 PM Rating: Good
The technique listed by Ironic worked for me. Thanks!
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# Nov 11 2015 at 7:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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If you get three rangers doing the task - each one taking turns to do it - the rangers can keep casting Vinelash at the frightened traveler then each will draw aggro from the mobs attacking the traveler. every 30 seconds the ranger with the task wipes out the built up mobs. Vinelash does not slow the traveler but does stop the minion of Pyzjn
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# Nov 05 2015 at 9:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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I failed my first attempt. The skellies quickly overwhelm you. The 30 second recast time on the torch makes it impossible to get rid of the skellies that are beating on your traveler. Little by little, they wear away at the traveler's health till they die, and you fail the quest. The traveler cannot be healed. The skellies can be killed by nuking or dots, but while you are killing one, there are ten more beating on your traveler. My merc would not touch the skellies.

For the second attempt, I logged on an alt, and both of us got the (solo) quest. I had the alt on autofollow and just followed my traveler, ignoring the Alt's traveler. When my torch became useless, I used the Alt's torch. When the Alt's Traveler died, her torch poofed and I was on my own. My Traveler finally made it to Surefall with 4% health. It takes some skill to maintain autofollow, work two torches, and stay in range of the traveler.

Happy Halloween, and good luck!

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# Oct 28 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm curious as to how this quest can be accomplished without the use of mezzes or an AOE. Any Melee would have to taunt off every skeleton and wait until a number of them were upon him before using the Torch, since the delay on the thing is useless for actually keeping them off the NPC. They spawn at certain points along the path, but the speed of the NPC and the number of Skeletons make them too close for a 30-second delay to be of any help. Added to that, the skeletons cannot be killed without the torch, there is no way to heal the NPC, nor slow it down. And of course it lacks even the fading semblance of Survival skills, merely ambling along at a leisurely pace, sans armor, while beset from all sides by wrathful undead. If I weren't interested in the prize, I'd let the NPC die out of it's own sheer stupidity.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 3:54am by TAntoneus
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# Oct 24 2010 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Find Corporal Gravlin in Qeynos Hills next to the zone in from North Qeynos near the path. -66, +60

You say, 'Hail, Corporal Gravlin'

Corporal Gravlin nods grimly, 'Hail Sorina, if you are intending to travel to Surefall Glade, I would advise you to turn back, as there the journey is currently [dangerous].'
You say, 'dangerous'

Corporal Gravlin tilts his visor back looking closely at you, 'Yes, Pyzjn has been causing trouble for travelers making the journey from Qeynos to Surefall Glade, although I misjudged you... I am sure that you could make the journey without any trouble, although [others] not as powerful as you would find the journey quite deadly.'

You say, 'others'

Corporal Gravlin pauses for a moment, then continues speaking, 'Yes, there are many travelers that need protection from the hordes of undead that Pyzjn has unleashed in these hills... Would you be [interested] in offering your services to protect a traveler on their journey?'

You say, 'interested'

You have been assigned the task 'Undead Rising'.

Corporal Gravlin hands you a flaming torch, 'Take this torch, it can drive the undead back to their graves, wield it wisely... Ah, here comes a traveler now, are you [ready] to escort them to Surefall? Perhaps you should travel with a friend... On this journey, there is safety in numbers.'

***Let Corporal Gravlin know when your are ready 0/1 All

You say, 'i am ready'

Your task 'Undead Rising' has been updated.

Corporal Gravlin says 'Fare well, and may no harm come to you, or to your charge.

***Escort the traveler safely to Surfall Glade 0/1 All

a frightened traveler spawns on the path nearby, you must protect the traveler from any "minion of Pyzjn" that spawn on the way to Surfall Glade. As you get closer to Surfall Glade, undead will spawn and attack the travler. If the traveler dies, the quest ends and you will have to get it again. If the travler survives the trip you will receive an update.

Your task 'Undead Rising' has been updated.

***Report back to Corporal Gravlin 0/1 All

You say, 'Hail, Corporal Gravlin'

Your task 'Undead Rising' has been updated.

Corporal Gravlin says 'Your skills are most impressive, and you have done a great service for the citizens of Qeynos, you have our thanks.'

Reward is Firestorm Torch

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 12:05pm by asusazazel
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# Oct 24 2010 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Where: Qeynos Hills
Who: Corporal Gravlin
Quest: Undead Rising
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You say, 'Hail, Corporal Gravlin'

Corporal Gravlin nods grimly, 'Hail _______, if you are intending to travel to Surefall Glade, I would advise you to turn back, as there the journey is currently [dangerous].'

You say, 'dangerous'

Corporal Gravlin tilts his visor back looking closely at you, 'Yes, Pyzjn has been causing trouble for travelers making the journey from Qeynos to Surefall Glade, although I misjudged you... I am sure that you could make the journey without any trouble, although [others] not as powerful as you would find the journey quite deadly.'

You say, 'others'

Corporal Gravlin pauses for a moment, then continues speaking, 'Yes, there are many travelers that need protection from the hordes of undead that Pyzjn has unleashed in these hills... Would you be [interested] in offering your services to protect a traveler on their journey?'

You say, 'interested'

You have been assigned the task 'Undead Rising'.

Receive Torch of Undead Warding.

Corporal Gravlin hands you a flaming torch, 'Take this torch, it can drive the undead back to their graves, wield it wisely... Ah, here comes a traveler now, are you [ready] to escort them to Surefall? Perhaps you should travel with a friend... On this journey, there is safety in numbers.'

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A frightened traveler spawns. It begins to walk when you say 'Ready' to Gravlin. When it passes the split in road where the stone marker is, two "minion of Pyzjn" spawn at a time. The traveler can quickly become overwhelmed with adds. Click the torch (30 second recast) to instantly kill the skeletons. Reach Surefall for task update.





Task steps;
Let corporal Gravlin know when you are [ready]---ALL
Escort the traveler safely to Surefall Glade----ALL
Report back to Corporal Gravlin ----------------ALL

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 12:05pm by Amio

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 12:14pm by Amio
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