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This is the third event in the Valley of King Xorbb raid expedition. It is the final (current) raid event overall in the Rain of Fear expansion.
- To trigger the event:
--- Say "destroy" to Barleyburr.
--- Say "kill" to Lupex.
--- Say "escape" to King Xorbb.
------ 60 seconds pass before he goes aggro (summons from 100% health).
--- Buffed with "Reflective Lens" (700 damage shield; 80% chance to reflect spells).
------ This is removeable (see below).
--- Casts "Futile Resistance" (stat reduction).
--- Casts "Dominating Gaze" (3-tick charm preceded by an emote; face away to avoid).
------ The emote offers a 5-second warning to face away.
------ Emote: King Xorbb shouts '_____' (where the blank is a player name).
------ At the beginning, he emotes three at a time; the further the event goes, the more players he targets at a time (up to 10?).
--- Casts "Oblivion Gaze" (95k nuke + other detriments, preceded by a directional emote; avoidable).
--- Casts "Omnisight Beam" (60k nuke, directional).
------ This is cast every 35 seconds (has a 15-second warning emote).
------ Applies to 1-3 directions at a time.
------ Directions will be emoted as "LEFT", "RIGHT", "FORWARD", and "BACKWARD".
--- Casts "Shard Injection" (45k AE stun, preceded by warning emote).
------ Cast only while his "Reflective Lens" buff is down.
--- Casts "Deathrift" (45k AE nuke if too many people charmed).
- Base Adds:
--- About every 3-4 minutes (varies), Xorbb goes non-combat and spawns 4-12 adds (1-3 of each type).
--- From 100%-90%, spawns 4 adds (one of each type).
--- From 90%-45%, spawns 8 adds (two of each type).
--- From 45%-0%, spawns 12 adds (three of each type).
------ "a weakminded goblin" is charmable.
--------- No special abilities.
------ "a flamenerve goblin" is immune to crowd control.
--------- Casts a 20k DOT (viral in 35' range; 30 curse counters).
------ "a hobblefooted fungus" is rootable/snareable.
--------- Procs "Fungus Bite" (DOT that decreases in strength as it ticks down).
------ "a stalwart minotaur" is immune to crowd control.
--------- AEs "Thunderground" (45k AE nuke + knockback).
--- At 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 5%, and 0% health, Xorbb spawns four additional adds (one of each type as above).
- Mini Nameds (based on Xorbb's health %):
--- 85%: Soul Gazer (random single-target charm, "Servant of the Eye")
--- 65%: The Proudheart Shell (random single-target push, "Crystal Drift")
--- 45%: Soul Stealer (does not attack; emotes about following a player; had an aura that dispells)
--- 35%: 2x Soul Gazer
--- 25%: Soul Stealer (as above) + Brantun the Corrupted (casts "Infernal Transformation" on random target; after 6 seconds, turns player into a crystal with a damage aura)
- Removing Xorbb's Reflection Buff:
--- When Xorbb went non-combat (as outlined above), he spawned adds and moved to one of the lenses that are around the perimeter of the room.
--- These adds each drop an item with a buff effect.
--- After the adds are dead and looted, 1-8 players (with the item on them) should run to the front of the lens that Xorbb is currently located behind.
--- After a certain amount of time, he will emote that he's about to fire off his "Gaze" spell from that lens.
--- Those players with the item in hand should wait a few seconds and then click the buff on themselves.
------ When he fires his "Gaze" spell at this time, the buffs cause it to reflect back onto Xorbb. This removes his "Reflective Lens" buff for 90-120 seconds.
--- At 100% health, one player must have the buff and be in position to reflect it.
--- As Xorbb drops in health, this number increases up to six players until 25%.
--- After 25% health, in order to reflect the AE, eight players must have the buff and be in position.
--- Note that while his "Reflective Lens" buff is down, he starts casting his "Shard Injection" AE stun (which is preceded by an emote)
All raid details needed: Dialogues; any emotes; event mechanics; AE info; fight info; names of NPCs/items involved; reward info; etc.
Triggering the Event
First, speak with Barleyburr:
You say, 'Hail, Barleyburr'
Barleyburr practically pulls your arm off as he takes hold of your sleeve and whispers hurriedly, eyes darting about. 'You came, _____, you came! And you brought friends! But, oh, it must be too late now! Our mission has [failed]. I have failed. I let Brantun down; I let everyone down! If you wanted to [leave] I wouldn't blame you!
You say, 'Failed?'
Barleyburr says 'We stood before Xorbb -- the King. As we stared up at the crystal, the heart of fear, wondering how to destroy it, preparing the explosive powder we had sewn away in our packs and clothing, he materialized before us. The King descended, engulfing our vision in his endless iris. Our thoughts sank into that black disk, and we couldn't move a muscle as his [thoughts] washed around us and through us.'
You say, 'What thoughts?'
Barleyburr says 'I don't want to remember such things: seeing the whole of Rivervale burning in the night, its citizens drowning in fire; glimpsing a horde of goblins and minotaurs washing across the hills and valleys of Antonica, consuming crops and towns like locusts; and knowing that all who oppose the King will end up dead or in the darkest abyssal prison that could be conceived. The power I saw was enormous...and disgusting. And then he [spoke] to us.'
You say, 'Who spoke?'
Barleyburr says 'Sorry, _____, my mind and belly are too anxious to remember exactly what he said. I almost vomited with fear as he spoke. He told us our time upon this world had ended. Our time now belonged to him, and was his to do with as he pleased. We had amused him with our infiltration plan, and he had decided to employ us as soldiers in his invisible vanguard that walk into towns and wreak havoc upon the citizens as the King's army marches upon them. Either this, or he would mount our bodies upon poles and carry them at the front of his army, as he would the corpses of any other adventurer who might be [brave] enough or foolish enough to oppose him.'
You say, 'Brave?'
Barleyburr says 'I am such a coward! I was shaking all over, and when I looked at Brantun, I saw his face contorted with rage. The ring in his palm was glowing and pulsing in time with the fear crystal. He did not look to be the same person I have known for so long. He knelt and stretched out a hand to the King. Shards fell from the fear crystal above us and swirled around Brantun. They swarmed over him and covered his body, and soon he looked like he was wearing an armored suit of crystal. The ring floated from his palm and slipped onto his finger. He [disappeared] from sight, probably forever.'
You say, 'Disappeared?'
Barleyburr says 'You probably would have been braver than I, _____. I ran and hid myself here. The King disappeared along with Brantun, and I have not seen either of them since. I don't know where Brantun has gone, but I'm certain the King has taken control of his mind. How will I ever find Brantun and [destroy] the crystal now? I don' think I could face King Xorbb again...'
You say, 'How can we destroy it?'
Barleyburr says 'With you here, _____, maybe we can manage it. But...wait, I feel a presence!'
Lupex spawns nearby.
You say, 'Hail, Lupex'
Lupex says 'Do not tremble, Barleyburr. I knew you would need help, and so I have led these adventurers to you. Brantun has fallen to his own pride and the raw fear emanating from the crystal. You will be unable to rescue Brantun or destroy the crystal as long as Xorbb lives, for he has linked himself to the source of fear. Adventurers, fulfill your purpose: [Kill] Xorbb.'
You say, 'Kill him?'
Lupex says 'He is still within this chamber. I will call to him.' Lupex raises his head to howl, but he does so without a sound. You see a massive eye materialize near the altar. 'He has come. Confront him.'
King Xorbb spawns in the middle of the room (non-aggro).
You say, 'Hail, King Xorbb'
King Xorbb stares into you. Images and words not of your own enter your mind. You feel as though you are standing amid the darkest night, looking into a bonfire that burns as if it would consume the world. 'What do you know of the [darkness], _____?'
You say, 'What darkness?'
King Xorbb says 'It is the catalyst of vision. First the sparks appear, flashing like flint struck in the depths of night. Then the fires of green, blue, orange, and red sweep across your lens, outlining the hills, rivers, and sunsets you will never see again. In time, you paint your own world in fire. The grass is green and deep; the sky is blue and endless; the blood of your [enemies] is crimson, running like rainwater down the staves upon which they hang.'
You say, 'Enemies?'
King Xorbb says 'They locked me in the darkness, but I recreated the world they stole from me. My cell became the valley I once knew, and the rivers choked on the bodies of my enemies and all who had conspired to imprison me. I vowed if I were ever to [escape], I would create the valley I had seen in my cell. I would have my vengeance. I would have my conquest.'
You say, 'You will not escape'
King Xorbb says 'Another spark in the darkness: In an instant it burned with the power of Ro and flooded in white my imagined valley. When again I could see, there was the crystal shard, glowing and smoldering with a power I had never known. I claimed it. Ascending through the rift it had torn in the bedrock, I remade the valley in the image I had seen countless times throughout my endless night. Soon all my enemies will suffer as I did, and their blood will flow. Those in Norrath who do not kneel before me will know only the darkness of the abyss, as I once did!'
About 60 seconds pass before Xorbb aggro's (note: summons from 100% health, so have someone ready to aggro immediately).
NOTE: In addition to chest loot, everyone in the zone receives 10x "Crystallized Fear" (used as an alternative way obtain raid drops, from Ilana Sunmire in the Harbinger camp of Shard's Landing.
Chest loot consists of 2 armor pieces (first list) + 3-4 other items (second list) + 4 spells (third list) + 0-1 Primed Fragment of Fearlinked Zeal (cultural aug)
Dread Tunic (see this guide for information about putting together ROF armor)
Arwyn's Greatbow of Valor
Brutal Frostbite of the Valley Master
Draining Ire of the Glen Liege
Elfield's Belt of Many Pouches
King's Vengeful Scowl
Shardspike Adorned Cloak
Star of Xorbb
Vale Lord's Crystal
Vale Lord's Sieging Eye
Xorbb's Resolution of Vengeance
Xorbb's Rod of Retribution
King Xorbb may drop Scroll: Illusion: Lord Soptyvr.
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