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This solo task begins with Thubr Axebringer (click for map image) in the western wing of Degmar.
Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Completion of "A Rising Storm" (Tempest Temple)
- Completion of "Gathering Clouds" (Tempest Temple)
- Completion of "Clearer Skies" (Tempest Temple)
- Completion of "The Edge of Balance" (Katta Castrum: Deluge)
- Completion of "The Abscent Scholar" (Katta Castrum: Deluge)
- Completion of "Just Recompense" (Brother Island)
- Completion of "The Cover of Night" (Brother Island)
- Completion of "Loyal is the Heart" (Caverns of Endless Song)
- Completion of "Leave No Brother Behind" (Caverns of Endless Song)
- Completion of "Two Sides of the Shield" (Caverns of Endless Song)
Say "priestess" to request the task.
You say, 'Hail, Thubr Axebringer'
Thubr Axebringer keeps his eyes closed as he waves you away. 'Let me 'lone. I shouldna been there...' Thubr's breath smells of ale. 'Failed [again]...'
You say, 'Again?!'
Thubr Axebringer says 'Only so much can ya take... only so much can ya do...' Thubr's red eyes open. '[Dagda] sends you?''
You say, 'Yes, Dagda sent me...'
Thubr Axebringer says 'Tears trickle down Thubr's cheeks as you tell him what happened in the caverns. Thubr slams his fist into the stone. 'Just like the elves! Couldna stopped [it]!''
You say, 'It?'
Thubr Axebringer says 'We killed 'em all... all the elves. Dwarves and elves, brothers and sisters, all of them... shoulda cared more. How do ya get [forgiveness] for that, _____?! What'll [Firiona] say ta that, eh?!''
You say, 'Firiona?'
Thubr Axebringer says 'No, she can't see me yet!' Thubr covers his face. 'The elves, the shame! Gotta make it right! Gotta help the [priestess]!''
You say, 'How do you get forgiveness?'
Thubr Axebringer says 'Gotta atone, get atonement... make it right. A funeral. Everyone gets a funeral. Everyone comes. As it shoulda been. Make 'em understand. Show some [respect].'
You say, 'Respect?'
Thubr Axebringer waves his hand at Priestess Glihelin. 'She knows. You ask her. She knows I'm gonna show 'em respect, make the dwarves understand. Tell 'em, [Priestess]...' Thubr lies back and closes his eyes.
You say, 'The priestess...'
Thubr Axebringer mumbles, 'Yes, help the priestess...'
You have been assigned the task 'The Sacred Profaned'.
Thubr wants to perform a ceremony, and he needs your help to collect several sacred objects that have been lost or scattered in the war between dwarves and elves.
She shouldn't be too hard to find... Hail her until the task updates.
Priestess Glihelin looks sadly upon Thubr. 'His spirit longs to atone for something. He has chosen to begin his penance here.
Priestess Glihelin says 'Perhaps you have spoken with others: Damton, Ranpodia, Neckchi. Maybe you know the tragic history of this place: how elves and dwarves once lived peacefully together under the waves. We worshipped together until the madness came upon the dwarves. My people were killed. I am the last elf.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'Thubr heard the tale. He has not stopped talking about it, raving about how the dwarves should have cared for the elves, saying how he will show them what they have done.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'When first he spoke with me, he was calm, though a bit unsteady on his feet. As the days passed, he spent more and more time in the brew hall stealing drinks. He'd stamp around this chamber for hours, talking about his plans to make everyone show respect for my murdered people before passing out curled around Tunare's statue.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'This is my home and has been for hundreds of years. Though my people are gone, I cannot leave. I would reconcile myself to the dwarves if I could, but they have not listened to reason. I thought Thubr might sway them...'
Priestess Glihelin says 'But he frightens me sometimes -- the anger in his eyes as he talks about what happened in Degmar, the sudden changes in the volume of his voice. He has told me he will not let me leave here, even to move about the castle, until the dwarves understand.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'One night he told me of his life before he came to Degmar. He was called the Alebringer. He haunted the taverns of Kaladim, doing whatever he had to for the next drink. He said that when Firiona came to him, he thought she was a ghost, much like the ones that roam these halls. But though he set sail for adventure, he is still haunted.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'I told him of the book from which we once read when we held worship services for Brell and Tunare together. He wants a copy of this book. If we can help him perform his ceremony, his spirit may find the release it could not find at the bottom of a cup.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'We kept a copy of the book, The Sacred Rites of Forge and Forest, in the castle's library.'
"Sacred Rites of Forge and Forest" is a ground spawn in the room that extends northwest from the library. "Dead Apostle" spawns when you touch the book (undead mob; not auto-aggro, but will obviously aggro you if it can see you). Take out the wandering dwarf before you spawn the Apostle. Spectres won't assist unless you hit them.
A restless elven spirit appears behind you, angered that you have touched the sacred book.
Nothing special here; just a lot of hitpoints.
Dead Apostle has been slain by _____!
You open The Sacred Rites of Forge and Forest and read a few lines: ... the ground and its flora: these two are inseparable. From both we are blessed with life and livelihoods. For these blessings we give thanks to Brell and Tunare, the Father and Mother. We, their children, honor our parents. As brothers and sisters, dwarves and elves sing praises with one voice...
Hail him until the task updates.
Thubr Axebringer clutches the book to his chest. 'Did ya read it?! Did ya see what it said?! Don't ya know?!' Thubr lowers his voice. 'The elves and me and the dwarves, we was brothers, sisters.' Thubr raises his voice. 'But we smashed 'em!' Thubr smacks the stone.
Thubr Axebringer says 'They just want to live and laugh and drink... now they're DEAD! Do you know what that means?! Nothing! To them it means nothing!'
Thubr Axebringer wipes his mouth. 'Look at her... poor Tunare... they break you here; they break you with Brell... it's all broken...' Thubr grows silent.
Hail her until the task updates.
Priestess Glihelin points at the broken statue of Tunare. 'We had a smaller one in Brell's temple that we used during our dual ceremonies. After the mob of dwarves swarmed this temple and destroyed this statue, they stormed into Brell's temple and smashed the smaller statue, saying it had defiled the home of Brell.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'The dwarves spread the pieces of the statue throughout Degmar. I know one piece was thrown into the entry hall moat. Another was tossed into the prison. The other, I believe, Commander Degmar kept for himself as a reminder of supposed elven treachery.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'Thubr has talked of restoring the statue. He talks much; he drinks more.'
Priestess Glihelin says 'If you find the pieces, fire the statue in a kiln. Smiths and artisans will surely have clay.'
The items you're looking for are "Statue of Tunare Legs", "Statue of Tunare Torso", and "Statue of Tunare Head" - all ground spawns. The legs are found in the room just south of the zone-in, underwater. The torso is found in the bedroom (behind the Sub Commander's / Commander's throne room). And the head is found in the armory (down the hall west of the throne room).
"Degmar Artisinal Clay" seems to be a 100% drop (two at a time) from "artisan" and "smith" mobs in the workshop. There are several smiths and artisans around the edge of room who can be soloed in their spot, no need to pull and get unwanted assists.
There is a Pottery Kiln just inside the workshop, to the left. Combine these nine items to produce a "Repaired Tunare Statue".
Thubr Axebringer strokes the face of the statue. 'Unbroken... ya put it back together... I never coulda done it... tried so long... they must see!'
Thubr Axebringer says 'Ya can't put the dead back together! Gotta see! Gotta remember!' Thubr taps the statue's forehead. 'See the face in yer mind! Know what ya did! Show 'em the dead!''
These five mobs are located in the prison (southwestern part of the zone), are in close-quarters with each other, and have a fast respawn timer (100 seconds). Nothing is leashed or aggro-linked. The desecrators are mezzable; Jailor Muggroff is not. All five mobs are of average difficulty for the zone, except the Jailor himself has a lot of hitpoints. Stand in empty cell to east of Jailor cell. Jailor and desecrators are all non social, so you can pet pull singly to side cell. I couldn't get them to come in cell but if you shuffle about you can nuke them through the bars or just assist pet with additional damage shields. Don't stand in cell door to get line of sight or the dwarves will all pile in and kill you before you can say "Click my Bulwark".
Jailor Muggroff says 'What's it ta you what we do with a pile o' dead trash?! Me own brother was killed by elves. Me father was blamed and executed in this very prison! Yer damn right I helped slaughter them devils, and every year when I honor me father and brother by striking this trash, I wish I had killed even more!'
/inspect the dead elf to update this step (mobs can be alive for this step and you can do it while invis - you just need to have completed the previous kill updates).
You retrieve the skeleton of the elf.
You pick up "Elf Skeleton".
Thubr Axebringer closes his eyes and won't look at the body. 'No, I can't. Not yet. We shall all see... I'm so sorry...'
Priestess Glihelin reaches her hand out for Thubr. 'Hush. It was not your fault. The dwarves of the castle did this to us. You cannot bring the elves back.
Thubr Axebringer shouts, 'You must pay the dead their proper respects!'
Priestess Glihelin says 'And what will you do for the living?'
Thubr Axebringer shouts, 'I will make 'em pay! We must pay for what we did!'
Thubr Axebringer beckons you closer. '_____, _____, almost time... time to [show] 'em...'
Map File Locations:
P 133.74, 472.84, 24.92, 0, 0, 0, 2, Statue_Torso
P -130.95, 371.74, -8.44, 0, 0, 0, 2, Statue_Head
P -7.09, 170.95, -49.76, 0, 0, 0, 2, Statue_Legs
P 207.52, 93.37, -8.15, 0, 0, 0, 2, Sacred_Rites_Book
P 159.19, 274.61, 46.10, 0, 0, 0, 2, Pottery_Kiln
P -228.27, 558.08, -7.47, 0, 0, 0, 2, Dead_Elf
This task is repeatable with a 6-hour lockout from the time of request.
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