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|This is a group task (a monster mission) that was introduced in October 2005, and is available every year around Halloween.
It's one of five tasks required to receive a Bone Mask of Horror (illusion click item).
In order to request this task, you must first obtain Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission from one of a few other Kithicor Halloween tasks.:
- The Hungry Halfling
- Missing Costume Pieces
- Trick or Treat for the Old Man
- The Bone Collector
Cathil and "a silly puppet" can be found outside a cabin in the north-central part of Kithicor Forest (location 1230, 1060).
a silly puppet says 'Hey! Hey! Not so loose on the strings! Sheesh! Just which one of us is the dummy here?'
a silly puppet says 'Whoa! Whoa! Watch the strings. . .will ya?'
a silly puppet says 'Ah...Burn baby, burn!'
You say, 'Hail, a silly puppet'
a silly puppet says 'Whadda ya want? Can't ya see I'm busy here? Do you think that I just 'hang' around here all day? Hahah, get it? I'm on strings! Bah, you bore me. Go bug the dummy here before I get mad.'
You say, 'Hail, Cathil'
Cathil says 'Why hello there! It seems that we are not alone in our curiosity of these woods. Let me introduce myself, I am Cathil and this here is Wenan. Say 'Hello', Wenan.'
a silly puppet says 'Hello Wenan! Snark! Snark! Snark!'
Cathil says 'You'll have to forgive Wenan here, it has been a long journey for the two of us for you see, for we are [wandering story tellers].'
You say, 'Wandering story tellers?'
Cathil says 'Yes indeed. You see we earn our keep traveling from town to town entertaining all who would listen to the tales of fancy our imaginations can dream up! Why in fact, I bet Wenan here might have a [tale] or two for you now, if you ask him nicely enough!'
You say, 'What tale?'
Cathil says 'I can't think of any right now but perhaps Wenan might have one for you. Better ask him.'
And if you ask the puppet about the "tale":
a silly puppet says 'Tale? Who told you anything about a tale? Well I might have a small story for you if you have something for me. That's right, I gotta eat too, you know. Life isn't all roses and honey for me, bub. So cough up the prize or get lost cuz you're blocking my view.'
Give the puppet a ticket of admission. If you're already assigned a different task, you'll see:
a silly puppet says 'Wow, this is exactly what I want but it looks like you're too busy to listen to my story. (You already have a Shared Task.)'
If without a task:
a silly puppet says 'Oh. . .ok then. . .I got a [story] for you alright but don't think of this as a history lesson. Naw, this is just something I came up with to entertain wee brains like Cathil here. I'll speak slowly so try to keep up!'
You have been assigned the task 'Out With the Old'.
A final battle will determine the fate of all reality. Defend the area near the cave entrance for that is the area the enemy marches upon.
You'll be able to choose from six templates:
Terris Thule (Enchanter)
Cazic Thule (Shadow Knight)
Rallos Zek (Warrior)
Erollisi Marr (Cleric)
It's recommended you have, at a minimum, someone playing Rallos Zek and someone playing Erollisi Marr.
You say, 'What's your story?'
a silly puppet says 'Sit back and relax as I spin you a yarn about the early days of the universe; when the newly borne stars burned their brightest. Before there was much of anything, [they] strode the lands.'
You say, 'Who is 'they'?'
a silly puppet says 'Their names lost in antiquity, they were from the void. They are the ones that came before. . .before the others whom we now call the gods. For you see, it was they who actually created all that you see before you. . . the sky, the stars, the land, and yes, even the [gods] themselves!'
You say, 'Gods?'
a silly puppet says 'Some say they created the gods to be their servants. Others say it was naught but folly and pride that led them to create such powerful beings. . .beings that would eventually challenge they-of-the-void, for [supremacy] of all reality.'
You say, 'Supremacy?'
a silly puppet says 'Not content to be mere underlings, the gods-of-today conspired to defeat the old ones. In secrecy did the plan form and in fire did it end. For the gods-of-today would not be stopped till each and every one of the void was sent back to it. Yet during the eons long war it seemed as if the new gods had underestimated the power and tenacity of those of the void. Till one fateful battle occurred, just beyond the hills behind us; a battle that would tip the favor of the war towards the gods of today. Why I bet if you close you eyes and quiet your mind, you can [imagine] the terrible battle that must have occured. . .'
You say, 'I can imagine...'
You close your eyes and relax your mind. . .the sounds of battle begin to slowly approach you
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Kithicor Forest.
From the time you zone in, you have approximately six minutes until mobs aggro. You'll see these emotes as those six minutes progress:
From deep within the shrouded woods, you can hear the sounds of an army approaching. . .
The din of their marching echoes through the fog. . .you can now feel the ground rumble as they stride towards you. . .
The army steps forth from the swirling mist. . .their eyes glowing with the same unholy power that animates them.
The final army settles into place. . . preparing to charge you at any moment!
a fragment of spite shouts 'The void shall claim you and your kind.'
The first wave consists of 1x "a fragment of spite" and 16x "a lost creature of the void". The fragment has many more hps than the lost creatures. This is a simple wave provided your healer stays alive.
After the last of those is dead, you'll have a little over four minutes until the next wave goes aggro.
a shard of hate shouts 'The void hungers for you!'
The second wave consists of 1x "a shard of hate" and 12x "a figment of hate". Again, this is a simple wave provided your healer stays alive.
After the last of those is dead, you'll have at least seven minutes until the final wave goes aggro.
The Legion Commander of the void shouts 'Fools! We, the true gods of this universe, shall not succumb to upstarts such as yourselves!'
The final wave spawns in phases:
- 1x "a shard of nothingness" and 9x "a creature of despair"
- 1x "a sliver of despondency" and 9x "a fragment of malice"
- 1x "The Legion Commander of the Void" and 9x "a wandering soul of the void"
The Commander and his skeleton army is non-active at first. He goes aggro after a certain amount of time has passed after you engage the others (six minutes? more details about this needed).
Killing the Commander completes the task (the other mobs don't factor into completion).
Loot the shard from the chest that spawns and you'll be booted from the zone within two minutes.
NOTE: The task will auto-fail after a certain amount of deaths (any five total? or if each god dies once?):
All of the new gods have been slain! The old ones have triumphed! MISSION FAILED!
Shield of the Void
The reward scales according to your level.
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