The Power of Alsa Thel  

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Rating:
*****
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Level:95
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Alaran Language:88
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Quest Items:
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Era:Veil of Alaris
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Dec 13 16:01:43 2011
Modified: Mon Nov 12 18:25:02 2012
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This is a solo task that starts with Planner Vanseth in the Sepulcher of Order (located at about 300, -120, 12 -- from the zone-in, due north into the building and in the room to the east).

Pre-requisites for requesting the task:
- No tasks
- 88 Skill Level in Alaran

You say, 'Hail, Planner Vanseth'

Planner Vanseth glances at you and smirks. 'Another fanatic? I do not understand your kind, strange one. They arrive at the gates of Erillion, begging to be taken in, begging to prostrate themselves before the Triumvirate. Are your gods so stale and unattractive to you that you need to [steal] ours?

You say, 'Steal?'

Planner Vanseth says 'Or maybe you come to drink from the pools of Alsa Thel. Careful, or you may end up as one of those thel imbibers, twisted and disfigured, consumed by a hunger for thel. They now look more like the [thelasas] to me.'

You say, 'The thelasas?'

Planner Vanseth says 'I shiver every time I look at Therin. To think the Triumvirate would ever use ali as a servant! I once ventured near the tomb, and I could hear the [chants] of the thelasas ringing throughout the stone corridors. Their language sounded unfamiliar, dark, and forbidding.'

You say, 'What are those chants?'

Planner Vanseth says 'You are curious about them too? I knew you did not look like a thel imbiber. I am not going near those halls again. If you want, perhaps you could slip inside one of their worship chambers and [listen] to a sermon. If you feel threatened, do not hesitate to defend yourself. I know I would do the same.'

You say, 'I'll listen to a sermon'

Planner Vanseth says 'You will do it? Let me know what you find. Oh, and here is an old thelasa shroud I found. Try to blend in a little. It will be safer that way.'

You receive "Shroud of the Thelasa".

You have been assigned the task 'The Power of Alsa Thel'.

Planner Vanseth has asked you to investigate the connections between the alsa thelara and the alsa thel.



Observe the sermon of the alsa thelara while in disguise 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

You can take the ramp around the outside of the building to the very north point in the zone (the path straight through the center is full of see-invis). From the very northern-most point, go south one room and clear it (three mobs + one roamer that comes through).

With this room clear, cast the illusion, then go south one room for this update. This opens up the next two steps.



Wipe out the unholy congregation 0/10 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: The words of the thelasas sound evil, and the priests begin looking at you as though recognizing you are not one of them.

The undead are in the update room plus the room to the east and west of it.

Destroy the thelasas preaching the words of the Triumvirate 0/3 (Sepulcher of Order)

This is the mob standing at the altar. There is one in each of the three rooms (or, you can wait for respawn). Upon the death of the last one, you receive a "Sermon of the Thelasa" on your cursor:

Gripped tightly the hands of the stiff thelasa, you find a scroll. Its script alternates between jagged and curved, wobbling and winding about the yellowed canvas.



Show Planner Vanseth the words of the thelasa's sermon 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: Vanseth will want to see the note you found on the body of the dead thelasa.

Planner Vanseth says 'This is incredible! The writing appears to be a form of old Alaran. I can only make out certain phrases. But this passage is clear: '...immersion in the blood purifies all. Strength is ours in abundance...' I am sure this refers to the thel. Come to think of it, I have never seen the results of a full immersion in the pools of thel. Here, take this spell scroll. How about we perform a bit of an experiment? The fanatics sitting around the pools of thel: weaken them and then use this spell to knock them into the pools. They want their alsa thel. Let us give it to them!'

You receive "Words of Repulsion".

Defeat the Transformed intiates and fanatics 0/7 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: Vanseth believes the power of the thelasas comes from the alsa thel and wants you to test this by subjecting fanatics to the thel pools near the Triumvirate's tomb. Vanseth gave you a spell that can knock a weakened fanatic into the pools.

Note: If you set up next to Thado Penn and someone opens the door next to him, you'll get two adds. You'll want to camp somewhere else.

Just northwest of Thado Penn are two skeletons below the ramp curling up to the next floor. This can be a safe camp with no roamers.

Beat a transformed mob 50% and then click the Words. This knocks the mob into the pool. Pull it again and kill it to update this step. NOTE: Everyone in the group will get credit for doing this as long as they are on this step.



Tell Planner Vanseth the results of the experiment 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: The thel infused the fanatics and transformed their bodies. Tell Vanseth what occurred.

You say, 'Hail, Planner Vanseth'

Planner Vanseth says 'So, they transformed immediately? Astonishing. But how much power did it grant them? There are still too many unknowns. Are you getting curious? Do you not want to know firsthand? You might not be a thel imbiber, but how would you like to be a thel bather? You are a fanatic anyway. You might as well speed up your eventual transformation. Let me know how it turns out!'

Subject yourself to each pool of the Trumvirate 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: Vanseth wants a firsthand account of what it is like to be infused with alsa thel. If you are willing, submerge yourself into each pool and discover what happens.

Buffs come from the three main pools in center of the zone:

Transformation of Alsa Thel
Regeneration of Alsa Thel
Touch of Alsa Thel

Each buff lasts six hours. Once you get the buff, you can't click it off (you even retain it after a rez, except for the last one). NOTE: The buff from the green (west) pool has a snare effect, so you may want to do that one last.

Alsa thel surges into your fingertips.
Alsa thel flows through your veins.

Show Planner Vanseth your new form 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: Newfound power pulses within you. Show Planner Vanseth.

You say, 'Hail, Planner Vanseth'

Planner Vanseth says 'Oh, my, do not come too close! You are quite hideous, that much is true. But do you feel changed? Can you feel the power of thel? I thought you would. But I would like you to prove it. In the next room is a creature of wing and scale. We captured it just outside of the Beast's Domain, and the spiteful little thing seems nigh impervious to most of our weapons. But can it withstand the power of alsa thel? I would like to know.'



Test your powers of alsa thel on the captured dragon hatchling 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: Forces of Erillion have captured a dragon hatchling. Vanseth wants you to test the powers of alsa thel on this dragon.

This is a dragon located one room east of Planner Vanesth. It's of average trash mob difficulty and casts "Dragon Sputum" on its target:

Dragon Sputum: Single Target, Magic (-850)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 27500
6: Decrease Agro Multiplier by 400%
7: Increase Curse Counter by 50

captured dragon hatchling has been slain by _____!

The dragon hatchling squeals and curls into a ball. It cries out for its sire as the alsa thel sinks inside and devours it. As it twitches and gasps its last breath, the alsa thel leaves your body, and you begin to regain your old form.

As the dragon dies before you, the alsa thel drains from your body.

Speak with Planner Vanseth 0/1 (Sepulcher of Order)

Task Window Says: The alsa thel seeped inside the dragon and killed it from within. Vanseth will be pleased.

You say, 'Hail, Planner Vanseth'

Planner Vanseth says 'We thought this would be the result. You performed quite well, and you look none the worse for it. I suppose you did not remain in the pools long enough. The leaders of Erillion will be glad to know the creatures of wing and scale are weak against the alsa thel. If any of their bothersome kind return, we will know how to deal with them.'

You cannot help but feel used by Vanseth. At least now you know what it is like to be in the grips of the alsa thel.


Reward:
375 platinum
Experience
Eltarki's Diary - Altar of Blood
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Touch of Alsa Thel blocked
# Oct 04 2013 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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FYI, SK shroud line will block Touch of Alsa Thel from landing. Have to click it off first.

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Safe camp
# Nov 23 2012 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
The spot with two skeletons is not free of wanderers, I had an initiate wander right up to me there.
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Correction
# Nov 10 2012 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Each buff lasts five hours. Once you get the buff, you can't click it off (you even retain it after a rez). NOTE: The buff from the green (west) pool has a snare effect, so you may want to do that one last.


Each buff in fact lasts 6 hours (5:59:59) from when it lands on you.
Correction
# Nov 12 2012 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Also... having finally got this done... the 1st 2 buffs indeed survive death and zoning. However, the 3rd one (snare) does not.
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Transformed Inititates not spawning in correct spot
# Aug 16 2012 at 7:46 PM Rating: Default
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As of 8/16/2012 the Transformed Inititates are spawning a long distance away from the pools where you begin to kill them. They are stacking up near the steps by the safe area. This is near where the quest givers Infiltrator Tesara and An embittered presence are on the other side of those steps. They make a great filter to catch the unwary who don't bother to double invis! :)
Pool order
# Jun 20 2012 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're going into all three pools, do the left/west/green one last because it gives you the zombie snare.
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Don't need pools for Initiates
# Jun 20 2012 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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We pulled initiates to one of the double-doorway hallways south of the pools. Click on them at almost exactly 50%; they turn into undead and you can kill them immediately. This worked best on DE initiates, although one human worked as well. Don't have to knock them into the pools.
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Buff blockers
# Jun 03 2012 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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We had a problem getting the middle pond one.. hp regen spells block this from landing. Just keep an eye out of you are not getting the buff to land on you.
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a few notes
# Feb 27 2012 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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one cannot evac/succor/abscond and so forth from the last pool- it will remove the 'buff' and you will receive no credit for slaying the hatchling. it may make it impossible to initiate combat with the hatchling, am not sure as other char had all 3 (de)buffs on her. to get credit for the final step you must have all 3 of the pool auras on you. (i got the update but did not have the buff on me due to the evac)

stepping into any pool will cause you to become visible when the (de)buff lands. be prepared- if doing this covertly, there are better and worse places to stand in each pool as regards attracting attention when you become visible. if in the proper place, invisibility without aggro is indeed possible.

the de-buffs will remove themselves upon completion of the quest- they will not persist for 5 hours. so basically, you have 5 hours once getting all the pool auras to kill the hatchling.

if you need to pick back up on this quest for any reason, it is possible to get the pool auras on you after that task step has been updated, so no worries if you mess up or have to otherwise drop and return to the task.

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snare debuff...
# Feb 24 2012 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Transformation of Alsa Thel (zombie snare buff) does fade upon death..other two stick like glue.

Killed dragon twice without above buff..did not get update. Ran back got third buff again, and this time it sticks after death..go figure. May just be random on that one.

Now on third kill, with all three debuffs I got the update. Soon as it was over, all debuffs were removed..rawr.

Edited, Feb 25th 2012 12:03am by Mindecandy
Task info
# Feb 05 2012 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Observe the sermon of the alsa thelara while in disguise
Wipe out the unholy congregation (0/10)

Destroy the thelasas preaching the words of the trimvirate
Show Planner Vanseth the words of the thelasa’s sermon
Defeat the Transformed initiates and fanatics (0/7)
Tell Planner Vanesth the results of the experiment.
Subject yourself to each pool of the Triumvirate
- Buffs come from the 3 main pools in center of zone.
Transformation of Alsa Thel
Regeneration of Alsa Thel
Touch of Alsa Thel
- Used mana rod once and lost the buff
- Was faster to suicide run into the pool, and drag corpse and rez
- Retain buff after rez
- 5 hour timer on buff
- Buff from green(west pool) cast snare on you. Do west pool last. Can’t click off the buff once you get it.
Show Planner Vanseth your new form
Test your powers of alsa thel on the captured dragon hatchling
- Dragon one room east of Planner Vanesth.
- Tanked dragon with mage earth pet.
Speak with Planner Vanseth

Task Info
# Feb 04 2012 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Observe the sermon of the alsa thelara while in disguise
- Recommend taking the ramp around the outside of the building to the very north point in the zone
- From the very northern most point go south one room.
- We cleared into this room.
- There are 3 mobs in this room plus a roamer that comes thru.
- With this room clear, can cast the illusion. Then go south one room for task update.
Wipe out the unholy congregation (0/10)
- The undead are in the update room plus the room to the east and west of it.
Destroy the thelasas preaching the words of the Triumvirate (0/3)
- This is the mob standing at the alter. There is one in each of the 3 rooms, or wait for respawn.
Show Planner Vanseth the words of the thelasa’s sermon
Defeat the Transformed intiates and fanatics (0/7)
- Avoid camping next to Thado Penn for this task. If someone opens door then you get 2 adds.
- Just NW of Thado Penn are 2 skellies below the ramp curling up to the next floor. This was a pretty safe camp. No pathers. Just had to watch for respawns.
- Solo task, but all in group got the update on this step.
- Kill mob to 50% and click on it. Knocks mob into the pool. Pull it again and kill for task update.
Tell Planner Vanseth the results of the experiment
Subject yourself to each pool of the Trumvirate
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