Sepulcher Event #4: Cacophony of Oratory  

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Where:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:95
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Event
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Veil of Alaris
Recommended:
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sat Jan 7 10:10:25 2012
Modified: Tue Oct 2 16:17:49 2012
Veil of Alaris Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor



Sepulcher Raid Index

There are five Sepulcher raid events spread over three separate expeditions. This is an index of Sepulcher raid entries in our database.

Expedition Listings: #1 - West Sepulcher of Order | #2 - Sepulcher of Order Fallen | #3 - Sepulcher of Order Awakened
Zone Listings: Zone #1 (Events #1 & #2) - West | Zone #2 (Event #3) - Fallen | Zone #3 (Events #4 & #5) - Awakened
Bestiary Listings: Zone #1 (Events #1 & #2) - West | Zone #2 (Event #3) - Fallen | Zone #3 (Events #4 & #5) - Awakened
Event Listings: #1 (Two Faces) | #2 (Raising the Dead) | #3 (Fumerak) | #4 (Oratory) | #5 (Triune God)



Summary

This is the first event in the third Sepulcher raid expedition: "Sepulcher of Order Awakened"

It is the fourth event in terms of Sepulcher raid progression.

- Say "fight" to Morell Thule to start the event.
--- He moves to the Oratory part of the zone (northeast area).
--- Do not enter the area until he gets there.
- Kill the Voice of Ryken.
--- Emotes occur from 100-84% and 50-0%.
--- False emotes occur from 55-0%.
--- Adds spawn through the entire event.
------ "Wind Bat" and "Song of Ryken" alternate spawns about every minute.
--- 2x "Command of Ryken" appear at 84% and must be kept on aggro for the remainder of the event.
------ Two people need to use the "Knowledge of Flight" click to stay on the floating rocks above.
--------- These items appear as ground spawns in place of "Song of Ryken" add corpses.



Triggering the Event

Upon zoning in, you'll see the Avatar of Morell Thule. Speak with him to trigger the event.

You say, 'Hail, Avatar of Morell Thule'

Avatar of Morell Thule stares into the distance as he speaks, 'For a lifetime longer than you can fathom, the prayers of mortals have filled my mind in the form of dreams. They conjure images of health and longevity, death and loss; things that matter not to an immortal. Yet here I am, in the wake of my father's death, finding myself questioning my own [mortality].'

You say, 'Your mortality?'

Avatar of Morell Thule says 'It is a troubling day indeed when the Gods of Norrath fear for their lives. I stand at the threshold of my enemy's domain, yet I wait for the arrival of mortals to come to my [aid]?' The sullen god lets his head hang low. 'And here you are, with blades, banners and shields, ready to fight without fear.''

You say, 'We will aid you'

Avatar of Morell Thule lifts his head as the strength returns to his voice, 'I should have let the fear die with my father. You came for a fight, and a fight we will have! If you can face death bravely, then I can too. The Voice of Ryken has considerable power, but I will do my best to stifle it. You must not attempt to engage it without my aid. Attacking without my help would likely mean death for you. Once I get into position, I will do what I can to suppress Ryken's power. Say the word and we will bring the [fight] to this false god!'

You say, 'Let's fight it!'

Avatar of Morell Thule leads the way with renewed vigor, 'Follow me, and together we will silence this false god!'

Avatar of Morell Thule runs from the zone entrance to the northeastern area where the event takes place.

NOTE: Do not enter the Oratory area until he gets there, or you will be death touched. If you try to do this, you will see:

Avatar of Morell Thule shouts '_____, you fool! You were told not to engage the Voice of Ryken until I arrived!'

Upon Morell's arrival, he shouts:

Avatar of Morell Thule shouts 'The time for battle has begun! I am in place, and should be able to suppress the Voice of Ryken's power so long as I remain uninterrupted. Now hurry, do what you can to destroy that false god before it escapes!'



Voice of Ryken

Upon Morell's arrival, the Voice of Ryken immediately goes aggro. It hits for a max ~28,000; AE rampages for full damage; and is leashed to the Oratory area (if pulled outside this area, it will warp back to its spawn point).

It casts the following spells, seemingly in random intervals and on random targets (note: the AE versions are much less common than the single-target versions):

Lecture of Demotion: Targeted AE 45', Magic (-940)
1: Decrease Effective Casting Level by 160

Lecture of Forgetfulness: Targeted AE 45', Magic (-940)
1: Amnesia (Silence vs Melee Effect)

Lecture of Silence: Targeted AE 45', Magic (-940)
1: Silence

Monologue of Command: Single Target, Magic (-940)
1: Charm up to level 200

Monologue of Demotion: Single Target, Magic (-940)
1: Decrease Effective Casting Level by 160

Monologue of Forgetfulness: Single Target, Magic (-940)
1: Amnesia (Silence vs Melee Effect)

Monologue of Silence: Single Target, Magic (-940)
1: Silence

In addition to the above AEs, it also casts "Order of Dissonance" every 1% health:

Order of Dissonance: PB AE 1000', Magic (-850)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 20000

And as a punishment effect, "Discipline" is cast on anyone who doesn't follow an emote:

Discipline: Targeted AE 30', Unresistable (-850)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 46000
2: Decrease Mana by 5000
3: Decrease Endurance by 3500
4: Stun (3.00 sec)



Emotes

You will be seeing a lot of emotes during this event. The main ones you need to concern yourself with are the following five emotes. These randomly occur while the Voice of Ryken is taken from 100% to 84%, and then again while it's taken from 50% to 0%.

They are filtered as tells. NOTE: If setting up audio triggers, you must use the entire texts listed below. If you shorten the text, your audio triggers will be set off every single time anyone in the raid gets an emote.

These are personal emotes (seen only by you, if you are the target):

Voice of Ryken says 'Lower yourself before me!'
--- (5-second warning to duck)
--- Success Message: Voice of Ryken says 'You may rise.'

Voice of Ryken says 'Flee far from me, and from where you stand!'
--- (5-second warning to move away from current location)
--- Success Message: Voice of Ryken says 'You may return.'

Voice of Ryken says 'Find a new target for your actions!'
--- (5-second warning to switch targets)
--- Success Message: Voice of Ryken says 'You have complied.'

Voice of Ryken says 'Hail the true god!'
--- (10-second warning to hail the Voice of Ryken)
--- Success Message: Voice of Ryken says 'Your praise has been received.'

Voice of Ryken says 'Your hate from me must fade!'
--- (5-second warning to remove yourself from the Voice of Ryken's hate list)
--- Success Message: Voice of Ryken says 'My hate for you has diminished.'

Failure to follow an emote in time results in "Discipline" being cast on the target.



Other Emotes

Other emotes you'll see through this event:

Voice of Ryken shouts '_____, _____, and _____: Lower yourself before me!'
--- (three mentioned targets have five seconds to duck)

Voice of Ryken shouts '_____, _____, and _____: Flee far from me, and from where you stand!'
--- (three mentioned targets have five seconds to move away)

Voice of Ryken shouts '_____, _____, and _____: Find new targets for your actions!'
--- (three mentioned targets have five seconds to switch targets)

Voice of Ryken shouts '_____, _____, and _____: Hail the true God!'
--- (three mentioned targets have 10 seconds to hail the Voice of Ryken)

Voice of Ryken shouts '_____, _____, and _____: Your hate for me must fade!'
--- (three mentioned targets have five seconds to remove themselves from the named's hate list)

Voice of Ryken shouts 'Lower yourselves before me!'
--- (everyone in the zone has five seconds to duck)

Voice of Ryken shouts 'Find a new target for your actions!'
--- (everyone in the zone has five seconds to switch targets)

Voice of Ryken shouts 'Hail the true God!'
--- (everyone in the zone has 10 seconds to hail the Voice of Ryken)

Voice of Ryken shouts '_____ has defied my commands!'
--- (the mentioned target failed an emote)

A gust of wind throws you into the air.
--- (the dervish has thrown you up into the floating rocks above)

Ryken summons reinforcements from above.
--- (this signals the appearance of the Commands of Ryken)

Left unprovoked, a Command of Ryken begins to cast a spell.
--- (the silence hits)

A wild shriek fills the air as a wind bat soars into battle!
--- (a wind bat spawns)

Avatar of Morell Thule shouts 'I need some assistance! Ryken's powers cannot be suppressed while I am overwhelmed by attackers!'
--- (warning that a reset is imminent)



The Whisper Stones

Beginning at around 55%, sentry stones called "Whisper Stone of Ryken" begin to appear and float around the perimeter of the event area. These give off fake emotes that are also filtered as tells (these emotes can be ignored):

Whisper Stone of Ryken shouts 'Lower yourselves before me!'

Whisper Stone of Ryken says 'Flee far from me, and from where you stand!'

Whisper Stone of Ryken shouts 'Find a new target for your actions!'

Whisper Stone of Ryken shouts 'Hail the true God!'

The stones themselves also have a chance to cast "Confusion" if you get near them:

Confusion: Single Target, Unresistable (-940)
2: SpinStun
3: Decrease Hitpoints by 24000

These stones are non-aggro and cannot be killed. They despawn after all other adds (and the named) have been killed).



Adds

There are three types of adds: Wind Bats and Songs of Ryken (these alternate spawns, about one add every minute), and a Gust of Wind.

Wind Bat

Wind Bats hit for a max ~19,000; are mezzable, snareable, rootable, and stunnable; and have a frontal AE:

Stunning Shriek: Directional 40', Magic (-940)
1: Stun (3.00 sec)

Song of Ryken

Songs of Ryken hit for a max ~19,000; are mezzable, snareable, rootable, and stunnable; and are not known to cast anything.

When a "Song of Ryken" is killed, an item spawns on the ground in place of its corpse: "Knowledge of Flight" (appears as a scroll on the ground). This item has a levitate click effect. Only dedicated people should pick up these items (more details about this in the next section).

Gust of Wind

This is a single, small dervish that floats around the room. It is not attackable or killable. If you get near this mob, you will be thrown up into the air and onto one of the rocks floating above:

A gust of wind throws you into the air.

If you don't have the "Knowledge of Flight" buff on you, you'll be thrown away from these rocks (in some cases, falling for 200k damage).



Commands of Ryken

When the Voice of Ryken reaches 84%, you'll see this emote:

Ryken summons reinforcements from above.

At this point, 2x "Command of Ryken" spawn on the floating rocks above the raid area. These two mobs must be kept on aggro at all times.

In order to get to the floating rocks above, you need to pick up a "Knowledge of Flight" scroll (dropped on the ground by Songs of Ryken) and click its effect. With this effect on, step into the "Gust of Wind" (the small dervish that floats around the event area) and let it throw you up into the rocks.

Without the click effect, you'll be knocked off the rocks. With the click effect on you, you will be able to stay up there. As the buff only lasts five minutes, you'll need to have a few of these in your inventory.

If the Commands of Ryken are left idle, they start casting "Dreamer's Affliction":

Dreamer's Affliction: Targeted AE 60', Unresistable (-850)
1: Silence
2: Amnesia (Silence vs Melee Effect)
3: Decrease Attack Speed by 90%

They also hit for a max ~19,000 and frequently cast "Petrify":

Petrify: PB AE 20', Unresistable (-850)
1: Root
2: Casting Level (-45)
3: Decrease Attack Speed by 90%
4: Increase Curse Counter by 20

To handle these two mobs, position one knight on each of their rocks and have them keep aggro on the opposite mob (so to stay out of that mob's melee range). Have a third knight on standby in case one of the original two gets hit with a random charm. This must be done for the remainder of the event.

If they lose aggro at any time, you'll see this emote, indicating the silence has hit:

Left unprovoked, a Command of Ryken begins to cast a spell.



Failure & Reset

If the event is left idle, you'll see:

Avatar of Morell Thule shouts 'I need some assistance! Ryken's powers cannot be suppressed while I am overwhelmed by attackers!'

Shortly after, the event resets. Corpses warp to the ledge next to the Oratory area, Morell Thule appears back at the zone-in, and the Voice of Ryken (along with all adds) despawns.



Event Completion

Kill the Voice of Ryken and all adds (including the two Commands of Ryken) to complete the event.

Voice of Ryken has been slain by _____!

Upon all mobs' deaths, all living players and corpses are warped to the trigger area of the next event, and an ornate chest appears at the Voice of Ryken's spawn point with loot.



Loot

NOTE: In addition to chest loot, everyone in the zone receives 10x "Bronze Fiat" (used as an alternative way obtain raid drops, from Sholano just north of the city's entrance.

Chest loot consists of a number of armor pieces (first list) + a number of other items (second list) + a number of spells (third list) + 0-1 Shifting Sphere of Veiled Ascension (cultural aug):

Ostentatious Armwraps of Ryken
Ostentatious Footwraps of Ryken
Ostentatious Handwraps of Ryken
Ostentatious Headdress of Ryken
Ostentatious Legwraps of Ryken
Ostentatious Stole of Ryken
Ostentatious Wristwraps of Ryken (see this guide for information about putting together VOA armor)

Cape of Windsongs
Cloudball
En'Ceri, Ward of Sound
Memory of Sound
Necklace of Accord
Ring of Truth
Shine, Fallen Star
Thrum, Bow of the Stars
Thunder, Mace of Conviction
Wis'Ena, Cloudcutter

Greater Alaran Periapt
Glowing Alaran Periapt

If this is the first Veil of Alaris raid completion you're a part of, you also receive a "Record of Tales" (used to track your raid flags).
Rewards:
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# May 06 2012 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
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Get quest from Sentry Stone of Illdaera in Sepulcher West
Sepulcher Event #4: Cacophony of Oratory
Raid Expedition: Sepulcher of Order Awakened
Zone: Sepulcher of Order


You say, 'wish'
Sentry Stone of Illdaera says 'Our master of Battle thanks you.'
You have entered Sepulcher of Order.


-----------------------


Avatar of Morell Thule is located at the zone in.
Quote:

You say, 'Hail, Avatar of Morell Thule'

Avatar of Morell Thule stares into the distance as he speaks, 'For a lifetime longer than you can fathom, the prayers of mortals have filled my mind in the form of dreams. They conjure images of health and longevity, death and loss; things that matter not to an immortal. Yet here I am, in the wake of my father's death, finding myself questioning my own [mortality].'

You say, 'mortality'

Avatar of Morell Thule says 'It is a troubling day indeed when the Gods of Norrath fear for their lives. I stand at the threshold of my enemy's domain, yet I wait for the arrival of mortals to come to my [aid]?' The sullen god lets his head hang low. 'And here you are, with blades, banners and shields, ready to fight without fear.''

You say, 'aid'

Avatar of Morell Thule lifts his head as the strength returns to his voice, 'I should have let the fear die with my father. You came for a fight, and a fight we will have! If you can face death bravely, then I can too. The Voice of Ryken has considerable power, but I will do my best to stifle it. You must not attempt to engage it without my aid. Attacking without my help would likely mean death for you. Once I get into position, I will do what I can to suppress Ryken's power. Say the word and we will bring the [fight] to this false god!'

You say, 'fight'

Avatar of Morell Thule leads the way with renewed vigor, 'Follow me, and together we will silence this false god!'


Avatar of Morell Thule runs from the entrance to the north east corner of the zone.

Quote:

Avatar of Morell Thule shouts 'The time for battle has begun! I am in place, and should be able to suppress the Voice of Ryken's power so long as I remain uninterrupted. Now hurry, do what you can to destroy that false god before it escapes!'




NPCS:
Avatar of Morell Thule (Yellow con)
Voice of Ryken (Red con)
Song of Ryken (yellow con)
Wind Bat (yellow con)
Command of Ryken (yellow con)
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# Apr 26 2012 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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You say, 'fight'

Avatar of Morell Thule leads the way with renewed vigor, 'Follow me, and together we will silence this false god!'

Avatar of Morell Thule runs from the zone entrance to the north east where the event takes place. Upon arrival, he shouts:

Avatar of Morell Thule shouts 'The time for battle has begun! I am in place, and should be able to suppress the Voice of Ryken's power so long as I remain uninterrupted. Now hurry, do what you can to destroy that false god before it escapes!'

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