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|This is a group progression task that begins with Tiseth the Thrall in Fear Itself (located within the Ring of Fire at the top of the temple).
You must have completed the following tasks in order to request it:
- Bite of the Beast
- Follower of Fear
- At the Altar of Fear
- Redemption (House of Thule Upper mission)
- Catastrophic Power (Al'Kabor mission)
- Miragul's Vendetta (Miragul's Nightmare mission)
Note: The Well mission "What Lies Below" also used to be required. However, a patch on December 8, 2010, eliminated this requirement.
You say, 'Hail, Tiseth the Thrall'
Tiseth the Thrall says 'With your pledge, Cazic Thule has taken notice. I can feel his power building all around us. It is finally time to [meet] our God! He will reward our efforts to spread fear in this realm, and spare us from his vengeful wrath. Followers of Thule will be welcomed into Cazic's fearful embrace, and allowed to rule alongside him in the Plane of Fear.'
You say, 'Let's meet him...'
Without pre-requisites, you see:
Tiseth the Thrall says 'I really need you to speak to Lilth or Elard Velsorn in the house, or perhaps the Nightmare Emissary, who lives in my nightmares.'
With pre-requisites, you see:
Tiseth the Thrall says 'I will gather our fellow followers, and together we will sacrifice every living creature within this realm as an offering to Cazic Thule. He cannot ignore our devotion! Are you ready to [begin]?'
You have been assigned the task 'An Offering to Thule'.
You say, 'Ready to begin!'
Tiseth the Thrall says 'We will meet again, _____, before our God!'
The first 13 steps are open from the start of the task. All mob types are found in groups of six. The mobs in these groups can't be split from each other (they're aggro-linked).
Each group of mobs has a main mob that hits like a regular Fear mob (max ~7,500) and has a normal amount of hitpoints. In addition to the main mob, there are five lesser mobs that are usually blue-cons (though sometimes even cons), hit for much less, and have much less hitpoints.
Fright, Dread, and Terror each hit for a max ~7,500; are slowable; and are immune to mez, root, and snare. None of the golems has any AEs or special attacks (no flurry; no rampage).
Note: There is an achievement associated with this task for leaving Fright, Dread, and Terror as the last remaining kills.
Wipe out all amygdalans 0/24 (Fear Itself)
Slaughter all boogeymen 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Destroy all fetid fiends 0/18 (Fear Itself)
Defeat all frightfingers 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Eliminate all glarelords 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Kill all gorgons 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Annihilate all phantasms 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Exterminate every last phoboplasm 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Eradicate the entirety of samhains 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Sacrifice all scarelings 0/12 (Fear Itself)
Kill Dread 0/1 (Fear Itself)
Kill Fright 0/1 (Fear Itself)
Kill Terror 0/1 (Fear Itself)
NOTE: The task locks after you complete the last of any of the above steps.
Meet Tiseth and devotees at the base of the blood mound 0/1 (Fear Itself)
Speak with Tiseth and confront Cazic Thule 0/1 (Fear Itself)
You say, 'Hail, Tiseth the Thrall'
Tiseth the Thrall says 'This is it, _____. The moment we have been preparing for. We are in the presence of a God! Cazic Thule shall recognize our efforts to spread fear, and welcome us into him realm. Come, let us confront our God and receive our humble reward!'
Tiseth the Thrall says 'Cazic Thule, God of Fear, hear us! Your loyal servants, eager to do your bidding! We await your command.'
Cazic Thule's spikes bristle, and a guttural rasp penetrates your mind. 'Death is not the only thing a mortal fears. I am an adder beneath the brush; I am a wolf beyond the gleam of campfires. I am a spy in a kingdom at war; I am a bastard in the castle of a king; I am a traitor in the ranks of an army. I am the loss of an eye or limb; I am the humiliation of courtesans; I am the scorn of a desired lover. And I am everlasting punishment.
Your task 'An Offering to Thule' has been updated.
Cazic Thule says 'How many like you have I killed, tortured, maimed? Here their blood surges with the fear of imminent death, as undoubtedly yours does. I could dismember you inch by inch, staunching your blood each time I tear off more of your body. I could flay you and splay your living flesh like a banner over my spines, every exposed nerve pierced and wailing. I am unbearable pain that does not end in death.'
Cazic Thule says 'I am the obliteration of you and all of your companions. You have fought together and bled together. Now you shall die together.'
This opens the next step.
Kill Cazic Thule 0/1 (Fear Itself)
He hits for a max ~8,000 and casts the spells "Cazic's Inferno" and "Fearful Force":
Cazic's Inferno: PB AE 500', Fire (-700)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 19000
Fearful Force: Single Target, Magic (-700)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 10121
2: Decrease Movement by 200%
Once he reaches about 50% health, Cazic Thule goes non-attackable, runs away a bit to a tower, and...
Cazic Thule's labored words form in your mind. 'I did not think this possible, but you have proven it to me. Somehow, this plane is not my own. How long ago was it? My daughter, Terris, appeared to me and bade me walk with her. She showed to me a mansion as expansive and resplendent as the very rays of Sol. We entered, and her voice faded into memory, like chimes on the wind. I was again here, in my plane.
Cazic Thule says 'The hills soon ran with blood. Adventurers came by the thousands. I dashed their skulls against this obelisk and pulled apart their bones. They flung themselves at me, cowered, and then died in agony. But never had there been so many. And they began to look the same.'
Cazic Thule says 'I wandered this plane but found no escape. I began to see visions: A luminous horn pulsing at the edge of perception; the voice of my son, Morell, rising above my daughter's. And my strength began to wane. Longer and longer it took for me to decimate an entire regiment of soldiers.'
Cazic Thule says 'And now you have me on the cusp of death. Yes, I am now certain: My children have imprisoned me, and they weaken me unto destruction. To what end I do not know. What drives a child to harbor malice and guile against their parent? Are not dreams and nightmares bastions of fear? Does not the child learn to fight or flee from the vicious predator in the safety of dreams or nightmares? Without me, my children have no purpose.'
Cazic Thule's words come slowly. 'And what of you? What power do you have over me? What quarrel do we have? Would you walk blithely into a throng of swords and spears arrayed against you? Would you sacrifice yourself for another without hesitation, or would you thrust a companion into a rain of arrows to shield yourself from death? I can save or destroy you. You hate me, but I bring balance to your existence. Without Fear, you are all doomed.'
At this point, Cazic Thule's health drops to 1%, and it's possible to attack him again. You can finish him off here.
Cazic Thule has been slain by _____!
Claim your reward from the ornate chest 0/1 (Fear Itself)
You have defeated Cazic Thule within his dream realm, and are now able to further explore the House of Thule.
When the chest spawns, an untargettable version of Terris Thule appears and a short script runs. Some spell effects appear to show her absorbing her father's power, and then she disappears.
Terris Thule stares at the corpse of her father. 'You were a fool, Cazic. Your power was instinctual, but mine is intellectual; you controlled the body, but I control the mind. And now I will have both. He cannot stop me; you cannot stop me!'
Terris Thule says 'Do you hear me, adventurers? It constantly amazes me how stupid you are! Did you think you defeated me? Did you think you had any power over nightmares? Did you think these hills and corpses were anything other than dreams? And now you have killed my father. Do not fear, though. You are my precious little puppets, always running around, killing everything that poses the slightest bit of threat to you. If you had not killed him, I would have done so myself. His time was at an end.'
Terris Thule says 'When he took me to the house, his horn was glowing brighter than ever. He said his power resonated within the walls, and near the winged statues his thoughts sprang to life: hallways that submerged into sunken caverns, gables that floated off into clouds. I touched a statue, and a banister changed to a hundred writhing adders. Morell pressed deeper into the house, but I had other plans.'
Terris Thule says 'I brought Cazic inside, rested my hand on his arm, and touched a statue. He fell into the nightmare you see now, never to awake. Morell objected, but he was more interested in his augmented powers than my designs. And besides, since when have dreams alone held more power than nightmares? How would that weakling be able to challenge me?'
Terris Thule says 'And now he will certainly have no recourse. I will draw to me the remnants of Cazic's power...'
Terris Thule screams in pain and anger as a portal opens around her. 'Is this your doing, adventurers? You have no idea what magnitude of power you are playing with! Morell, help me! Do not let them take our father!'
A frightened follower spawns nearby as a means to zone out:
You say, 'Hail, a frightened follower'
a frightened follower says 'Please, don't hurt me! I... I can show you the way [out] if you'll spare my life.'
Faction with Dream Delvers
? Dream Motes
Known chest rewards (1 item + 1 spell per task):
Minor Nebulous Dream Fragment
Lesser Nebulous Dream Fragment
Median Nebulous Dream Fragment
Greater Nebulous Dream Fragment
Glowing Nebulous Dream Fragment
Dagger of Anguish
Ireblind Imp Heart
Mammoth Hide Leathers
Nightmarish Leather Coat
Ornamental Iron Shield
Silver Belt of Purity
Sotor's Hammer of Pain
Spirit of the Gorgon
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