Traitors Among Us  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:95
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Faction Required:
Dragon Death Keep
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Rain of Fear
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Nov 28 15:25:27 2012
Modified: Thu Aug 8 15:24:31 2013
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This is a group mission that begins with Rejnak Coldspear (map) in Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness. He is located behind the throne room of the zone (southernmost point in the zone) - in the east back room.

Pre-Requisites:
- Level 85
- Completed "Deliver Us Unto Evil"
- Completed "Them Bones"
- Completed "A Cure for Madness"
- Must have positive faction with Dragon Death Keep (kill frost giants and/or apparitions to increase it)

You say, 'Hail, Rejnak Coldspear'

Rejnak Coldspear says 'You have done well collecting [evidence]! I don't like what has been discovered, though...'

Rejnak Coldspear says 'The truth is painful, but our response will be more so: The Iceshard brothers have betrayed the King and every citizen of Kael. You have proven this to us, and now we must act. Fjokar and Noble Helssen are readying to meet Captain Bvellos and [assault] Iceshard Manor. Though once they were our brethren, Klaggan and Vorken will not live beyond this day.'

You say, 'An assault?'

Rejnak Coldspear says 'If you wish to assist, [meet] us outside Dragondeath Keep. The Iceshards shall rue the day they brought madness upon Kael!'

You have been assigned the task 'Traitors Among Us'.

With your help, Captain Bvellos and Noble Helssen have determined the Iceshard brothers are responsible for causing the King's malady and bringing chaos to Kael. Now you must join the attack upon Iceshard Manor to punish the traitors.

You say, 'I'll meet you there!'

Rejnak Coldspear says 'I shall see you soon, _____.'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Kael Drakkel Mission.



Speak with Noble Helssen 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

You'll have a few giants assisting you through this mission. They will follow you automatically.

You say, 'Hail, Noble Helssen'

Noble Helssen shouts 'Captain Bvellos waits outside Iceshard Manor, assessing the strength of the Iceshards' forces. We know the brothers have seized control of the kromrif through fear and anger. The traitors wield shards of power, and it would be unwise to underestimate the brothers' capabilities. Rejnak, have you made preparations for the King?'

Rejnak Coldspear shouts 'The priests await his arrival at the temple. When Yetarr and Kyenka receive word that the Iceshards have been dealt with, and that the streets are safe, they will accompany the King to the temple.'

Fjokar Frozenshard shouts 'A pilgrimage alone will not break the crystal axe's hold upon the King. We may need Klaggan and Vorken's knowledge to release the King. We should not kill them before we have gotten answers.'

Noble Helssen shouts 'I blame no one here if hatred guides a blade that cuts too deep. Whether or not the traitors yet draw breath at the end of the day, we will save the King. Let us meet Captain Bvellos. Adventurers, we follow you to Iceshard Manor.'



Make your way to the entrance of Iceshard Manor 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

This is the building in the southern part of the zone. If you were coming from Zeixshi-Kar's Awakening, hang a left (south) after passing through the second archway.

You won't be able to make it all the way as the area will be blocked by walls of ice. Note that there is a death touch aura around this area that will be removed later on. Do not approach or you will receive a Death Touch.

Speak with Captain Bvellos 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

You say, 'Hail, Captain Bvellos'

Captain Bvellos shouts 'Halt! Do not get closer to the Manor! The Iceshards must have known we were preparing to strike: They have erected a barrier. A chill wind blows from the ice walls and penetrates my bones. The magic of the crystals must be at work.'

Fjokar Frozenshard shouts 'You have tested your blade against this barrier, no? Do not tell me you cower in fear of a chill breeze!'

Captain Bvellos shouts 'Do you think half my blade was swallowed by a walrus? Of course I challenged the barrier! We will need more than steel to destroy it.'

Noble Helssen shouts 'Sheathe your words, both of you! Bvellos, you have known of this obstacle longer than we. What do you suggest we do?'

Captain Bvellos shouts 'Lean upon Wevek Redforge. He has admitted to crafting the weapons that plague the city. He is fortunate I have not yet claimed his head, and in this matter he may redeem himself.'



Speak with Wevek Redforge 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

If you were coming from Zeixshi-Kar's Awakening, hang a right (north) after passing through the second archway. Wevek is in one of these buildings. After hailing him you will have about a minute before Drjek enters the room and attacks.

You say, 'Hail, Wevek Redforge'

Wevek Redforge shouts 'Have you come to kill me? If you don't do it, Drjek will. The first time I touched those horrible crystals, my fate was written. I have sacrificed Kael to appease my cowardice. My head is yours to take. Do so swiftly that I might die a death befitting a warrior of Zek.'

Captain Bvellos shouts 'Do not think I am reluctant to kill you, Wevek, but your head must remain upon your shoulders for now. What do you know of the barrier that protects Iceshard Manor?'

Wevek Redforge shouts 'I know that Drjek is coming to kill me. Klaggan and Vorken have no need of me now, for it was I who created the barrier.'

Fjokar Frozenshard shouts 'You traitorous bastard, I have heard enough of your mewling excuses and self-pity!'

Noble Helssen shouts 'Stay your blade, Fjokar! Let him speak.'

Wevek Redforge shouts 'I crafted five crystals that generate the cold wind that blows from the barrier. And the walls themselves I wove with filaments of the crystal, giving them strength to withstand ordinary weapons. You will never enter the Manor. I have doomed the city...'

Rejnak Coldspear shouts 'Is there nothing you can do? Surely the one who created such a thing would know how to dismantle it!'

Wevek Redforge shouts 'The five generator crystals are weaker than the barrier, but they are guarded by the Iceshards' loyalists. If you were able to bring me pieces of these crystals, I might be able to forge a weapon strong enough to break through the barrier. But not if Drjek claims my head -- and I hear footsteps at the door!'

Drjek shouts 'Wevek, you have interfered with the Iceshards' plans for the last time! With your death, no one will be able to remove the barrier. I told you I would kill you, and I hold to my word!'

Kill Drjek 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Task Window Says: Drjek is coming to prevent Wevek Redforge from revealing the secret of the barrier. Kill Drjek before he can silence Wevek.

Drjek doesn't appear to be any more difficult than a standard trash mob.

Drjek has been slain by _____!

Speak with Wevek Redforge 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

You say, 'Hail, Wevek Redforge'

Wevek Redforge shouts 'Go and bring me the pieces of crystal. I will forge your weapon on one condition: You will kill me when I have finished. A coward such as I does not deserve to live.'



Destroy the crystal shards boosting the power of the barrier in front of Iceshard Manor 0/5 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Crystal locations:

- on a platform next to the Wakening Land zone-in (far western part of the zone)
- inside the small building due west of the bank (center of the zone)
- inside one of the buildings northwest of the bank (center of the zone)
- outside one of the vendor buildings in the same area as Wevek's building
- in one of the archways leading in from Zeixshi-Kar's Awakening (east part of the zone)

Note: Each crystal is guarded by two giants that are leashed to it. These giants cast a 2-tick damage shield on themselves:

Crystal Defender: Self 0', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 500
2: Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 10%

The crystals are belly-casters. Once they reach 40%, they spawn "a shard seeker" which attacks (the shade is a simple mob for its level).

Pick up the Crystal Remains (on the ground in place of the crystal corpses). Take them to Wevek and hail him to receive a "Barrier Breaker".

Deliver pieces of the destroyed shards to Wevek Redforge 0/5 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Speak with Wevek Redforge 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

You say, 'Hail, Wevek Redforge'

Wevek Redforge shouts 'It is finished: Take this axe and undo the damage I have done to the city. May the axe's edge first taste the nape of my neck. May my blood be the first offering of payment due for all of our traitorous actions.'

Noble Helssen shouts 'Adventurers, you have proven yourselves noble and wise. I leave unto you the fate of this traitor. '

Fjokar Frozenshard shouts 'You would leave this matter to them? Your actions seem foolish, but as you are a noble, I defer to your authority rather than your intellect. Come, all, we should not tarry.'

Noble Helssen shouts 'The word has been spread; the kromzek have assembled. Today Iceshard Manor shall fall. Adventurers, destroy the barrier!'



Use the weapon crafted by Wevek Redforge to weaken and destroy the barriers 0/3 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

From a distance (or you'll be death touched), target the Iceshard Manor walls of ice and right-click the Breaker. Do this for all three walls. You'll get an emote, and you can then approach the walls and attack them to destroy them.

Flame leaps from your crystal axe and destroys the regenerative power of the ice wall.

Weakening the ice wall with the power of the axe destroys the magic defending Iceshard Manor.

As the barrier crumbles, the kromzek rush into Iceshard Manor, eager to kill the traitors within.



Penetrate Iceshard Manor and find Klaggan and Vorken 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Speak with Bjoskhua Blackfist 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Task Window Says: The brothers are not here. Speak with Bjoskhua Blackfist and find out where they went.

Note: About 60 seconds after the hail, all three will attack.

You say, 'Hail, Bjoskhua Blackfist'

Bjoskhua Blackfist shouts 'You seek the Iceshards? They are not here. The cowards have left us, their servants, to atone for the crimes they committed. The punishment dealt to the loyal is often worse than that dealt to the leaders they follow. But what could we have done? Does not a servant, if he wishes to live, respond to his master's call?'

Captain Bvellos shouts 'And what of King Tormax? Is he not the master of your masters? Were you deaf when he called?'

Clrakk Blackfist shouts 'Do you call a madman your master? He whom you call king declared war upon the kromrif. I will never call master one who orders my death!'

Rejnak Coldspear shouts 'And who brought this madness upon the King? Your masters, the ones who have left you to die at our hands. Did you not know the plans they held? Do you three not manage the affairs of this manor? Your lies of ignorance will make poor shields against our blades!'

Nojas Blackfist shouts 'We claim only the right to defend our lives. How many years have the kromrif been relegated to the gutters of this city? The kromzek reign in Dragondeath Keep and curry favor with Rallos Zek in the temple. The kromrif rot in Iceshard Manor, their power dwindling, waiting in fear for the day they know will come: the day the kromzek storm the Manor, as you have done, and demand our heads!'

Bjoskhua Blackfist shouts 'What could the Iceshards have done? Cowardly though they may be, they knew this day would arrive. The crystals merely gave us a chance at victory -- and now you are about to snatch that from us, along with our lives. We will not surrender to you. We will not kneel before a mad king who treats his subjects with contempt!'

Fjokar Frozenshard shouts 'If you will not prostrate yourselves before the authority of the King, then your corpses will do so in your stead!'

From here, they attack.

Defeat the three Blackfist brothers 0/3 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Task Window Says: The Blackfist brothers will not give up the location of the Iceshards. Kill them.

Clrakk is stunnable, but not mezzable or snareable. He casts "Lifedraw Blade" (adds a lifetap proc to his hits):

Lifedraw Blade: Self 0', Unresistable (0)
1: Lifetap from Weapon Damage

Bjoskhua is mezzable, but not stunnable or snareable. He casts "Violent Detonation":

Violent Detonation: Targeted AE 30', Fire (-960)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 45000

Nojas is snareable, but not mezzable or stunnable. He casts "Gripping Hold":

Gripping Hold: Targeted AE 30', Magic (-960)
1: Decrease Movement by 20000%
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 10 per tick
3: Increase Curse Counter by 30

Upon the death of the last Blackfist:

Noble Helssen shouts 'The manor has been cleansed, but still the Iceshards live. By now the King must be waiting outside the temple entrance. Go to him and speak with Yetarr. Begin the ceremony without me. I must search for the Iceshards. If they remain within Kael, they shall not live long.'

The task locks.



Speak to Yetarr in front of the temple 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

Task Window Says: The king is being led to the temple grounds, where a ritual will take place. Go there and speak to Yetarr.

Note: The Iceshard brothers attack a little over two minutes following Yetarr's hail.

You say, 'Hail, Yetarr'

Yetarr shouts 'You did not find the Iceshards? Then we must hurry. Already I fear for the safety of Kael as the King's mind fades, but with Klaggan and Vorken alive, we are all in even greater danger.'

King Tormax grips his axe tightly and growls. 'Why do you bring me under sky, under danger? You fools, do you wish to kill your King? Do you wish to kill us all? The dragon looks down upon us! Can you not see it above? Can you not hear its screeches and feel its hot breath?'

Kyenka shouts 'Semkak, Gkrean, begin the ceremony. May your words find favor with Rallos Zek.'

Semkak Prophet of Vallon shouts 'Rallos Zek, mightiest Warlord, hear our words! Grant King Tormax his mind that he may wield his blade in your name and slay your enemies! With clear thought he will bring death to the coldain and all inferior creatures detestable to you!'

Noble Helssen shouts 'Yetarr, Kyenka, they are here! The Iceshards!'

Semkak Prophet of Vallon shouts '...and walk upon this land with death in hand, cutting to pieces the weak and unworthy...'

Vorken Iceshard shouts 'Prayer is for the weak and unworthy! Those who have power wield it; they do not petition for it from others!'

Captain Bvellos shouts 'Blades ready! Kill the traitors!'

Noble Helssen shouts 'Stay your swords! Do you not see what they carry?'

a crystal of fear begins to vibrate. King Tormax starts shaking, his axe moving synchronously with the crystal's vibration frequency. His lips curl into a snarl, and saliva drips from his mouth.

Klaggan Iceshard shouts 'Drop your weapons and back away, or King Tormax himself will sever your heads!'

Vorken Iceshard shouts 'Tormax is now ours to command. We are his masters, as it should have been long ago! YOU are now the traitors!'

Wenglawks Kkeak bellows with laughter. 'Look at you, Bvellos, shocked and afraid, wondering if and when King Tormax will take your head! Now you must know what I have felt all these years!'

Wenglawks Kkeak shouts 'He who bows to one man finds his head on the block when his master loses power. But if you bow only to yourself, it does not matter who rises or falls. Your allegiance remains with yourself, and you make allies with whoever keeps you alive. Fanatic loyalty is a trait shared by those who rest in an early grave!'

Wenglawks Kkeak shouts 'Coldain, dragons, giants -- it does not matter. In the end the highest loyalty is bought with coin. Do you think any of us would be where we are if my mercantile savvy had not purchased this crystal from the foolish dragon in Eastern Wastes?'

Wenglawks Kkeak shouts 'My coin and my wits have outlasted you all! And now my newest business partners will give to me the respect and rewards King Tormax should have so many years ago!'

Vorken Iceshard shouts 'Yes, Wenglawks, we will give the reward you deserve! King Tormax, kill this coward! He has betrayed you to the dragons and coldain!'

King Tormax roars with rage and lifts his axe as Wenglawks cowers behind the pulsing crystal.

Wenglawks Kkeak shouts 'Klaggan, this is not part of our deal! After all I have given you!'

Klaggan Iceshard shouts 'What have you given to us? All you have done you did for yourself! Had we been the ones reigning within Dragondeath Keep, you would have bent the crystal against us! The only thing more insidious than the disloyal is one who feigns loyalty! Tormax, kill him!'

Wenglawks Kkeak screams as King Tormax's axe rips through his body. As Tormax swings, the axe cleaves through Wenglawks and strikes the crystal behind which the traitor was hiding. As the crystal begins to sputter, the King staggers back.

Noble Helssen shouts 'Now, adventurers, draw your weapons! Attack the traitors while King Tormax is stunned!'

Defeat the Iceshard brothers 0/2 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

The brothers auto-aggro (summon from 100% health). Vorken casts "Heartstab" while Klaggan casts "Circle of Steel":

Heartstab: Single Target, Magic (-960)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 65000

Circle of Steel: PB AE 150', Magic (-960)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 55000

Upon their deaths:

Captain Bvellos spits on Wenglawks' body. 'A proper reward for traitors!'

Noble Helssen shouts 'I welcome their deaths as you do, but now we cannot question them about the King's mind.'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon shouts 'King Tormax, are you well?'

King Tormax shakes violently, gripping his axe. He roars to the sky, 'Yelinak, Dane, I see you! Come, fight me! Fight me and die like true warriors!'

Noble Helssen shouts 'The King will not heed you, Gkrean. The crystal still controls his mind. Adventurers, something must be done before the King loses the last shred of his sanity.'

Fjokar Frozenshard shouts 'We should lead the King back to the Keep. Let us not allow him to be shamed like this in the open.'

Noble Helssen shouts 'No, do not touch him. He will rip you apart. Adventurers, we again need your [help].'



Accept your reward 0/1 (Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness)

You have killed Klaggan and Vorken Iceshard, but the crystal shard of fear still controls King Tormax. A strong force must be gathered to protect the city from King Tormax and bring him back to sanity.


Rewards:
337 platinum, 5 gold
Experience

Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Dreadmote per task):

Axe of Splitting Glaciers
Clairvoyant Orb
Fjeka's Fang
Semkak's Meditative Cincture
Shield of Greatness
Sword of the Lone Tarot
Veil of Anonymity
Velium Staff of Obliteration
Yetarr's Stonewall Cloak

Minor Dreadmote
Lesser Dreadmote
Median Dreadmote
Greater Dreadmote
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the 3 giants fight
# Dec 29 2013 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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The three giants don't hit very hard.

The two giant fight is sort of difficult. Mind the PBAE (kill that guy first, and keep healers safe).
Yetarr
# Nov 24 2013 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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In case no one else knows where the temple is, it's the northern part of the map with the arena. Yetarr is not in his normal location and is instead at 1457, 1267.
Task Lock
# Aug 08 2013 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Task locks on the death of the last of the 3 Blackfist brothers. Also the icewall blocking Iceshard Manor is HSable.. gotta love those humanoid walls.
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Chest Reward
# Feb 07 2013 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Had this drop in chest tonight.

Shield of Greatness
Things not told to us
# Feb 02 2013 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
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OK, if you are a pet class and have multiple pet classes in this mission....GL. I boxed this using a mage,necro,bard and cleric and the problems I had were numerous.

1. No where in the write up did it mention that there are giants in this zone not on any faction.. they con attack and they are located behind Capt Bvellos (2 mobs on the wall) along with the roaming dog, inside the doorway when you go to Wevek, 1 just outside Wevek's building, he will be involved later when you fight the Shards, he's be behind the 2 shard guards and will add into the fight.2 mobs at the ice wall and finally inside Iceshard manor. The mobs inside Iceshard manor are in the hallway (3) and about 5-6 mobs inside the room you are going to fight Bjoskhua Blackfist and his 2 brothers.
2. K that isn't horrible, what is is what happens if you are a pet class. During the fight, you will get NPCs which will join your group to help you and they seemed to attach themselves to random people. If you are a pet class and get one attached to you, your regular pet is useless. You no longer can control it. I tried putting my regular pet away and then having the NPCs with me and making that go away. Nope, didn't work. I tried summoning my pet and would get the NPC. I did log out and when I came back, I was left with no pet, I had to recast one and then buff it and later in the mission I would get another NPC attached to me so I had to do that all over again. I did the mission but it took me about 6 hours to complete, at total PITA.

I may have been bugged and just too dumb to get another mission and start over but I did finish it. Wish I had known about the giants being on attack, I would have conned them to start with and not had those problem. I made the mistake of thinking it was like being in the regular Kael zone. My bad - lol.
Chest Reward
# Dec 16 2012 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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1x Velium Staff of Obliteration and 1x Minor Dreadmote
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Reward....
# Dec 13 2012 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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Quote:
Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Dreadmote per task)
? ? ?


"a chest"
Minor Dreadmote
Fjeka's Fang

Edited, Feb 1st 2013 5:50pm by Cylius
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