Plane of War: Tamrel #1 - The Tamrel Trials  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
Faction Required:
Castle Tamrel (Min: Kindly)
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Call of the Forsaken
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Apr 10 07:07:12 2014
Modified: Sat May 31 03:36:53 2014


THE PLANE OF WAR:

Access Quests: #1 - Field of Strife & Mines | #2a - Castle Rulnavis | #2b - Castle Tamrel | #3 - The Grandmaster's Tower
Castle Rulnavis Quests: #1 - Defending the Castle | #2 - A Colossal Task | #3 - Tactical Strike
Castle Tramrel Quests: #1 - The Tamrel Trials | #2 - A New Colonel In Town | Edmuund's Plight
Quests in the Mines: Katka's Cause | Deserving of Battle
Named Spawns & Locations: Hunter of the Plane of War
Castle Faction Quests: Castle Rulnavis | Castle Tamrel | Escape to Tamrel



Upon reaching kindly faction with "Castle Tamrel", you are told to pay a visit to Captain Flavis Stella.

This quest is the first in a series of two and begins with Captain Flavis Stella (click for map image) on the second floor of Castle Tamrel in the Plane of War.

Pre-Requisites for Starting the Quest:
- Access to Castle Tamrel (see this quest)
- Kindly faction with Castle Tamrel (see this quest)
--- This quest can also be completed at kindly faction.



Summary

- Hail Captain Flavis Stella, and follow his dialogue to begin the first trial.

- First Trial Option #1: "sneak" (easy)
--- 2x "a sleepy minotaur image"
- First Trial Option #2: "explosives" (difficult)
--- 4x "a charging minotaur image"
- First Trial Option #3: "call" (medium)
--- 3x "a battle minotaur image" + 2x "an orc ally image"

- Second Trial Option #1: "magical" (medium)
--- 1x "a powerful giant image" + 1x "an orc commander image"
- Second Trial Option #2: "wait" (easy)
--- 2x "a sneaky goblin image" + 4x "an orc ally image"
- Second Trial Option #3: "rush" (difficult)
--- 4x "a sneaky goblin image"

- Third Trial Option #1: "directly" (difficult)
--- 3x "a Hendin image" + 4x "an orc ally image"
- Third Trial Option #2: "behind" (medium)
--- 3x "a distracted hendin image" + 2x "a bloodtusk ally image" + 2x "an orc ally image"
- Third Trial Option #3: "poison" (easy)
--- 2x "a poisoned hendin image"



Starting the Trials

You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'

Captain Flavis Stella looks up from his book and salutes, 'Greetings, Colonel! First Lieutenant Ess Pekky tells me you're ready for [The Tamrel Trials].'

You say, 'The Tamrel Trials?'

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Vallon uses only the most brilliant, well-conceived tactics in combat, and expects us to do the same. The Tamrel Trials tests a potential sergeant's tactical prowess. Are you ready for the [First] Trial? Keep in mind you will only have ten minutes to complete all of the trials.'

Things to keep in mind:

- The trials are confined to the room.
- Upon starting a trial, you are ported to the middle of the room.
- With the exception of the "behind" option in the third trial, all mobs auto-aggro you upon spawning.
- Mobs can be faded from aggro and will not re-aggro until provoked (either by proximity or hostility).
- Mobs do not see invisibility.
- Mobs are immune to mez, but are stunnable.
- Idle trial mobs have average aggro and social assist ranges.
- Trial difficulty varies greatly according to which strategy you choose (each trial offers three options).
- You have 10 minutes to complete a trial, and there doesn't appear to be a time limit to starting the next.


Note that this quest is not repeatable.



The First Trial

You say, 'I am ready for the First Trial'

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You're tasked with capturing a trebuchet site guarded by three Rulnavian minotaurs. Do you try to [sneak] into the camp at night, throw [explosives] from afar, or [call] for reinforcements?'

"sneak"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'A safe choice. You kill most of the minotaurs in their sleep and face minimal resistance.'

a sleepy minotaur image says 'What's going on? Who did this?'

2x "a sleepy minotaur image" spawn at the wall and aggro. These two mobs hit for a max ~7,500 and don't have too many hitpoints.

"explosives"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Reckless. You'll likely destroy the trebuchet and succeed only in making the minotaurs angry. And when minotaurs are angry, they charge.'

a charging minotar image says 'They've exposed their position. CHARGE!'

4x "a charging minotar image" (sic) spawn at the wall and immediately aggro. These mobs each hit for a max ~15,000 and frequently AE rampage. They are stunnable, but immune to mez.

"call"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Successful, but unnecessary. You should be able to win your own battles. Your large force attracts the attention of all of the minotaurs. '

a battle minotaur image says 'A real battle! We will tear your limbs off!'
an orc ally image says 'We help kill!'
a battle minotaur image says 'The dead have no honor!'
an orc ally image's corpse crumples to the ground.

3x "a battle minotaur image" (auto-aggro) and 2x "an orc ally image" spawn. The minotaurs hit for a max ~15,000 and AE rampage. The orcs won't be of much help in DPS, but they can tank for a bit.

Upon killing whichever images you spawned, you see this:

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've passed the first trial! Speak with me when you're ready for the next.'



The Second Trial

You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You and a kobold magician are trapped behind enemy lines, surrounded by enemies. Do you attempt a [magical] escape, [wait] for reinforcements, or [rush] at them and kill as many as you can?'

"magical"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Cowardly, but successful. You escape one threat only to risk being sent to the mines. You must seek out a deadly enemy to redeem your honor.'

an orc commander image says 'You're a disgrace, _____! Get out out there and kill something big, or get in the mines!'

a powerful giant image says 'Fight me if you dare, speck!'

1x "a powerful giant image" spawns. It hits for a max ~17,500 and has ~8 million hitpoints. Kill it to complete the trial.

"wait"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'A wise warrior chooses their fights. By waiting, you're able to find a weak point in their patrols and create chaos behind enemy lines.'

a sneaky goblin image says 'Kill dem all!'
a sneaky goblin image cackles violently.
an orc ally image's corpse crumples to the ground.

2x "a sneaky goblin image" and 4x "an orc ally image" spawn. The goblins hit for a max ~12,500. The orcs, while useless for DPS, can tank for a bit.

"rush"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Impressive bravery. You will prove your worth to Vallon through deadly combat!'

a sneaky goblin image says 'Kill dem all!'

4x "a sneaky goblin image" spawn and attack. They each hit for a max ~12,500.

Upon completing the second trial, you see:

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've passed the second trial! Speak with me when you're ready for the next.'



The Third Trial

You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'

Captain Flavis Stella says 'While leading a troop of orcs, you find an isolated enemy camp. Do you order the orcs to charge [directly], order the war boars to flank from [behind], or order an orc to sneak in and [poison] their rations?'

"behind"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Distraction is a reliable tactic. Your enemy is caught off guard as you lead the orcs into their camp.'

3x "a distracted hendin image" spawn away from each other at the wall (they do NOT immediately aggro). Also, 2x "a bloodtusk ally image" and 2x "an orc ally image" spawn behind you and attack the Hendins. Here, the distracted hendin images hit for a max ~14,500 and appear to AE rampage every melee round.

"directly"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'Disappointing. You gave up the element of surprise, and lost many orcs in the fight.'

a Hendin image says 'Tamrelians! To arms!'
an orc ally image says 'We help kill!'
a Hendin image says 'You are too weak to live.'
an orc ally image's corpse crumples to the ground.

3x "a Hendin image" and 4x "an orc ally image" spawn. The Hendins hit for a max ~14,500 and frequently AE rampage. The orcs, again, are relatively useless in DPS, but can tank for a period of time.

"poison"

Captain Flavis Stella says 'The orc is unworthy of your trust and is quickly killed. The enemy is just as foolish, though, and eat the poisoned rations. You can easily conquer the weakened camp.'

a poisoned Hendin image says 'Ugh... What was in that food?'
an orc ally image says 'We help kill!'

2x "a poisoned Hendin image" and 2x "an orc ally image" spawn. The poisoned Hendins hit for a max ~7,000 and have about 800,000 hp each. They are the simplest kills of all the trials.

Upon completion of the third Trial, you see:

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've passed the final trial! Come speak with me.'



Failures & Others

If you hail Captain Flavis Stella while a Trial is active, you see this response and any mobs currently up re-aggro you:

Captain Flavis Stella says 'A Trial is in progress. I will continue your training once it's finished.'

If you run out of time in a Trial, you see this:

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've taken too long to complete this trial. Come back when you're serious!'

If you attempt to do a Trial again without going through the whole chain, you see this:

Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've already passed that Trial, _____. Pay attention!'

If you hail again after having completed the quest, he repeats the completion dialogue.



Completion & Rewards

You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'

Captain Flavis Stella salutes you and says, 'You've passed The Tamrel Trials and have earned the rank of Sergeant. Well done, Sergeant _____! Report to General Ugor Gronno for your next assignment.'


Rewards:
- 850 platinum
- Experience (12 AAs or 4% regular experience in Level 100)

This quest is not repeatable.
Submitted by: Moseph
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third trial
# May 31 2014 at 4:08 AM Rating: Good
Sage
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955 posts
very easy. the two ogres swing very slowly ( result of the poison ?) parser shows 600k on one and 1.1 million hp on other. as a level 100 enchanter this was similar to killing two mobs in Brell's Rest. maybe even easier.
second trial
# May 31 2014 at 4:00 AM Rating: Good
Sage
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955 posts
using wait option as a level 100 enchanter it wasn't difficult. the orcs generate little agro - let them tank one while you do other. my parser shows 1.5 - .19 million hp on the goblins
first trial
# May 31 2014 at 3:52 AM Rating: Good
Sage
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955 posts
using sneak option I was able to kill both sleepy minos without any trouble. as a level 100 enchanter, my parser shows they had 1.3 and 1.9 million hps.
3rd trial
# May 03 2014 at 9:04 AM Rating: Decent
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On the third trial, if you use the 'poison' option, 2 very weak '' a poisoned Hendin image'' spawn ( very weak, dead in 2 nukes) along with 2 '' an orc ally image''.

it was the easiest of the 3 trials for me ( not that any of them were problematic with 2 wizard + 2 Healing merc.)
Trials
# Apr 11 2014 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
24 posts
The image mobs spawned on these trials are fairly weak compared to everything else in the zone, hitting me mostly for 4-10k (I'm a clothy) and have a low agro range, they were easily split and killed.

Each trial is 10 minutes to kill the images, there is no time limit for getting the next trial along that I saw.
I was kindly when I started the quest, and was kindly when I finished it.

You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'
Captain Flavis Stella looks up from his book and salutes, 'Greetings, Colonel! First Lieutenant Ess Pekky tells me you're ready for [The Tamrel Trials].'
You say, 'The Tamrel Trials'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'Vallon uses only the most brilliant, well-conceived tactics in combat, and expects us to do the same. The Tamrel Trials tests a potential sergeant's tactical prowess. Are you ready for the [First] Trial? Keep in mind you will only have ten minutes to complete all of the trials.'

First Trial
You say, 'First'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You're tasked with capturing a trebuchet site guarded by three Rulnavian minotaurs. Do you try to [sneak] into the camp at night, throw [explosives] from afar, or [call] for reinforcements?'

- You say, 'Explosives'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'Reckless. You'll likely destroy the trebuchet and succeed only in making the minotaurs angry. And when minotaurs are angry, they charge.'
You get ported to the middle of the room and 4 'a charging minotar image' (scowls at you, ready to attack) spawn at the wall and immediately agro. They do not see invis, and despawn after 10 minutes. (they forgot the 'u' in the mobs name)
a charging minotar image says 'They've exposed their position. CHARGE!'

Hailing him again with the minotar images up, I get this response:
Captain Flavis Stella says 'A Trial is in progress. I will continue your training once it's finished.'
Which causes the images to agro.

Upon failing the trial I get this response:
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've taken too long to complete this trial. Come back when you're serious!'

- You say, 'Sneak'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'A safe choice. You kill most of the minotaurs in their sleep and face minimal resistance.'
You get ported to the middle of the room and 2 'a sleepy minotaur image' spawn at the wall and agro. They do not see invis.
a sleepy minotaur image says 'What's going on? Who did this?'

Upon completion of this step I got:
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've passed the first trial! Speak with me when you're ready for the next.'

I attempted to do the 'call' option too but got this response:
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've already passed that Trial, Mayn. Pay attention!'

Second Trial
You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You and a kobold magician are trapped behind enemy lines, surrounded by enemies. Do you attempt a [magical] escape, [wait] for reinforcements, or [rush] at them and kill as many as you can?'

- You say, 'Magical'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'Cowardly, but successful. You escape one threat only to risk being sent to the mines. You must seek out a deadly enemy to redeem your honor.'
You get ported to the middle of the room and 'a powerful giant image' spawns at the wall, an orc pops next to you briefly.
an orc commander image says 'You're a disgrace, Mayn! Get out out there and kill something big, or get in the mines!'

Upon completion:
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've passed the second trial! Speak with me when you're ready for the next.'

Third Trial
You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'While leading a troop of orcs, you find an isolated enemy camp. Do you order the orcs to charge [directly], order the war boars to flank from [behind], or order an orc to sneak in and [poison] their rations?'

- You say, 'behind'
Captain Flavis Stella says 'Distraction is a reliable tactic. Your enemy is caught off guard as you lead the orcs into their camp.'
You are ported to the middle of the room and 3 'a distracted hendin image' spawn away from each other at the wall, they did not immediately agro. 2 'a bloodtusk ally image' and 2 'an orc ally image' spawn behind you and go for the ogres at the sides.

Upon completion:
Captain Flavis Stella says 'You've passed the final trial! Come speak with me.'

You say, 'Hail, Captain Flavis Stella'
Captain Flavis Stella salutes you and says, 'You've passed The Tamrel Trials and have earned the rank of Sergeant. Well done, Sergeant Mayn! Report to General Ugor Gronno for your next assignment.'

You gain experience!!
You have gained 12 ability point(s)! You now have 95 ability point(s).
You receive 850 platinum .
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