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NOTE: This is the quest entry for the group version of "Time and Tides". See this quest entry for the raid version.
This is a group mission that begins with General Serobi in Sarith. He's found in the northeastern part of the dock area at about 20, -1050.
Pre-requisites for requesting the task:
- Completed "Oseka's Knowledge"
- Completed "Sacred Relics"
- Completed "Tides of Change"
- Completed "The Key to Freedom"
- Completed "Begin the Offensive"
- Completed "Assault the Tower"
- 73 Skill Level in Alaran
You say, 'Hail, General Serobi'
Without pre-requisites, you'll see:
General Serobi says 'You are not yet ready for the task I have planned. Speak with Solphius Kelprunner, Tiljin of the Deep, or Aquarn the Tidalmaster if you wish to help.'
With pre-requisites, you'll see:
You say, 'Hail, General Serobi'
General Serobi bows respectfully in greeting, 'You look well rested, _____. This is good. You will need your strength for what lies ahead. While your efforts thus far have been commendable, it is clear now that it will take a much greater force to stop Oseka. Large or small, all help is needed. Tell me, do you have a [group] or a [raiding party] on hand, or perhaps you're willing to make another [move] against the Temple of Rubak Oseka?'
You say, 'I have a group'
General Serobi nods with understanding, 'Ah, a group. This will help immensely. To be able to possess the bodies of alir High Priests is a power unlike any I have ever witnessed. If the source of alir [strength] lies in Rubak, we shall find it, and use it against alir.'
You say, 'Strength?'
General Serobi says 'Just as Prexus derives power from the oceans of Norrath, Oseka must be sustained from something within Rubak. Finding this source of power, however, won't be an easy task. Oseka and alir High Priests are likely expecting an attack...' The General reaches within his robe and withdraws a water-filled crystal flask. 'Within this [vial], the tremulous waters of Prexus are contained. The vial may be small, but the strength within is boundless. One drop alone can embody the power of the sea.''
You say, 'What vial?'
General Serobi says 'A gift bestowed upon me by Prexus himself. While he cannot [travel] to the domain of Oseka, his power could, if contained. The Fury of the Tides, when unleashed near the heart of Rubak, may cause enough of a disruption for you to find the source of Oseka's power and use it against alir.'
You say, 'We'll travel there'
General Serobi hands you the crystal flask with great care. 'You hold the power of Prexus in your hands. When you are ready to [begin], I will lead you to the heart of Rubak.'
You have been assigned the task 'Time and Tides'.
Everyone receives a "Fury of the Tides".
Travel to Rubak Oseka, Temple of the Sea, and find Oseka's source of power and use it against alir.
Defeat devout templars in Rubak, and loot the talismans or signets which are the souce of their ancient power.
Loot ancient relics from templars within Rubak 0/6 (Rubak Oseka)
Defeat devout templars 0/6 (Rubak Oseka)
Clear your way down to the bottom floor of the temple. As you're doing so, three people should each loot two items (dropped by the templars): "Pearlescent Signet" and "Ancient Pearlescent Talisman".
Travel to the pearl at the heart of Rubak 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)
Task Window Says: At the heart of Rubak the High Priests of Oseka gather.
On the bottom floor of the temple are 4x "High Priest of Oseka". They are non-aggro until the event is triggered.
Release water from Fury of the Tides to interrupt the High Priests 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)
Task Window Says: Using the Fury of the Tides, create a distraction large enough to interrupt the High Priests of Oseka.
NOTE: The task locks when you update this step.
When ready for a fight, someone needs to move into their vicinity and click the "Fury of the Tides", causing all four to activate.
A drop of water spills from the vial, causing a tremulous wave of disruption.
The four mobs rush your party (one of the priests turns into "High Priest Xalziks").
Defeat High Priests 0/3 (Rubak Oseka)
Defeat Zealots 0/2 (Rubak Oseka)
- Burn down three High Priests as quickly as possible
- Get out of the whirlpools as they spawn
--- NOTE: Whirlpools won't spawn as long as your DPS is focused on Xalziks
- Kill the zealots before they reach the water
- Once you have only High Priest Xalziks left, use the six click effects on it
- Kill the newly spawned zealots before they reach the water
The four mobs each hit for a max ~12,500. The High Priests of Oseka (which are mezzable) each cast "Up From the Depths":
Up From the Depths: PB AE 40', Magic (-900)
1: Knockback (7) and Toss Up (2)
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 14200
High Priest Xalziks (which is not mezzable) casts "Up From the Depths" and "Riptide" (hits multiple targets at a time):
Riptide: Single Target, Magic (-900)
1: 100% Chance to trigger: Tide Pull
2: Unknown #343
3: Decrease Hitpoints by 15050
"Riptide" triggers "Tide Pull" which is a one-tick pull-spell (will pull you towards the mob).
During the encounter, you'll see emote warnings about a whirlpool spawn:
Target Sees: A whirlpool begins to form around you.
Everyone Else Sees: Swirls of violent water and wind begin to form around _____.
This emote is a 9-second warning that a whirlpool is about to spawn on the targeted player. It comes with a large damage aura and pull effect.
NOTE: As long as your DPS is focused on "High Priest Xalziks", the whirlpools will not appear.
Additional emotes seen during the encounter (their effect, if any, is unknown):
A surge of water can be heard rushing up from the depths of Rubak.
The tide begins to turn.
As the fight goes on, "High Priest Xalziks" will turn into "High Priest of Oseka" and, consequently, one of the "High Priest of Oseka" will turn into "High Priest Xalziks". When this happens, there is no change in health. If you kill a High Priest while its name is "High Priest Xalziks", it still counts towards towards the task update.
If you kill "High Priest Xalziks" while other "High Priest of Oseka" are still alive, one of the remaining mobs will turn into "High Priest Xalziks".
While all this is going on, non-aggro Hadal zealots will spawn and wander towards the water. These need to be killed before they reach the water, otherwise they turn into an add ("a devout templar"). If this happens, you'll see this emote:
A zealot has made the ultimate sacrifice, allowing another High Priest to appear.
Zealots spawn one at a time (about every 45 seconds) and can appear in any of the bottom three alcoves.
Confine Oseka's spirit in the body of High Priest Xalziks 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)
Task Window Says: Use the Pearlescent Talismans or Pearlescent Signets to bind Oseka's essence into the body of High Priest Xalziks.
With the three High Priests dead, leaving Xalziks as the only remaining one up, the people who looted the talismans and signets need to click them on Xalziks. The clicks all need to be done within seconds of each other.
NOTE: The clicks won't work properly if there is still a "High Priest of Oseka" alive. "High Priest Xalziks" must be the only mob left.
If you try clicking on a regular High Priest, you'll see this failure emote:
Oseka can only be confined while in the body of High Priest Xalziks.
Upon successful clicks, you'll see:
The tides begin to calm, as a portion of Oseka's power returns to the pearl.
Zealots begin marching toward the water, in an attempt to free Oseka's spirit through their own death.
...And several zealots spawn and begin walking towards the water. They all must be killed before they reach the water. Once the zealots are dead, this step updates. The remainder of the task is non-combat.
Hear Oseka's words and ensure alir essence returns to the pearl 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)
Task Window Says: Unable to find a new host for alir spirit, Oseka's essence is forced to return to the pearl, but not without having the final word.
High Priest Xalziks gurgles while struggling to form cryptic words, 'Your so-called Gods are weak; pathetic. Fear is easily trumped, as you proved by defeating one of your own lesser Gods. I suppose I should thank you for your unintentional gift.'
High Priest Xalziks trembles as the remnants of life fade from its body, but the voice of Oseka continues, 'Do not think that you have seen the last of me. I may not be able to possess another mortal body, but I will assume my rightful place amongst my followers. This land will be reclaimed from the lesser gods, one way or another. I will not spend eternity confined in the depths of Rubak!' As Oseka's final words echo throughout Rubak, a brilliant light escapes the limp body of High Priest Xalziks and travels toward the pearl.
An "Essence of Oseka" appears and disappears into the pearl.
Loot the watery chest for your reward 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)
Task Window Says: Some treasures of Oseka are contained within this chest.
As a result of your heroic efforts, Oseka's spirit has returned to the pearl; no longer able to possess the mortal bodies of alir High Priests.
Eltarki's Diary - Depths of Thought
Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Cantrip Per Task)
Gemstone of the Victorious
Nightleaper's Cloak of Hidden Malice
Ra`Argt, the Shell-Crusher
Sacred Shell of the Nautilus
Sharpened Rib Fragment of the Fray
Silken Satchel of the Ambassador
Superb Katar of the Advisor
Median Alaran Cantrip
Greater Alaran Cantrip
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