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The Darkened Sea Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor
This solo task begins with Amlis the Torturer (click for map image) in the Combine Dredge, located in the far southeastern corner of the island.
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)
- Completion of "The Sacred Profaned" (Degmar, the Lost Castle)
- Completion of "Crying for the Dead" (Degmar, the Lost Castle)
- Completion of "Burden of the Past" (Degmar, the Lost Castle)
- Completion of "An Endless Cycle" (Thuliasaur Island)
- Completion of "To Remake Eden" (Thuliasaur Island)
- Completion of "Fit for the New World" (Thuliasaur Island)
- Completion of "A Fickle Wind Blows" (Combine Dredge)
NOTE: Upon requesting this task, you will be ported to the air above the water. If you have levitation on, you'll have time to quickly invis yourself before you fall into the water. If you fall in the water without invis, you will probably aggro some of the sharks in it. Be prepared in case this happens. Also note that sharks don't drop their aggro if you leave the water. The mobs here can be glitchy and warp around some.
Say "talk" to request the task.
At the end of the previous task, you saw:
Amlis the Torturer holds the meat hook near your skin. '[Talk] to me. Give me meat to chew on. I'm hungry.' Your torturer taps the tip of the hook on your arm. 'And I know the sharks and nagas are also hungry. [Talk].'
You say, 'Hail, Amlis the Torturer'
Amlis the Torturer says 'You going to [talk]?'
You say, 'I won't talk!'
Amlis the Torturer says 'You refuse? When the sharks' teeth get rid of your flesh and begin chipping your bones, you'll be begging me to talk!'
You have been assigned the task 'What Hate Begets'.
You have been captured by Holmein the Hated and the forces of Lanys. You must escape from your torturers, find Firiona, and construct an object that will destabilize the Combine magic.
Defeat the sharks to survive the southeastern pool 0/15 (Combine Dredge)
The sharks here each hit for a max ~5,000; don't have too many hitpoints (relatively); and are mezzable and rootable/snareable. They have a fast respawn timer. Kill 15 of them, and then get out of the water.
Firiona shouts from the ridge overlooking the cauldron of torture. 'I have scoured the Dredge looking for you! Thank Tunare you are safe! Meet me on the path below; there is much to discuss!'
Speak with Firiona at the bottom of the path to the southeastern shark pool 0/6 (Combine Dredge)
Firiona Vie places her hand on your shoulder. 'I know what it is to be captured, imprisoned... tortured...'
Firiona Vie says 'If I had only known you were being held by Lanys' forces, I would have come for you...'
Firiona Vie looks around and lowers her voice. 'You saw Dreezil? He did not mention that he spoke with you...' Firiona frowns. 'I have known him for a long while. I thought I still did. But this Dreezil seems almost a stranger...'
Firiona Vie says 'Dreezil returned to me at the docks. He said he found Station 10 and that Lanys' forces were trying to break through a magically sealed door. Al`Kabor must be inside.'
Firiona Vie says 'If Dreezil's information can be trusted, the Doomscale and the geomancers are trying to concentrate the magic of the dredging crystals to rip open the door. We must disrupt those crystals if we are to have a chance at saving the staff and Al`Kabor.'
Firiona Vie says 'Now, to disrupt the crystals... We need magi-potent ore from the rock quarry and salt-laden rock from patches of the seabed. Refine both at the smelter complex, if you can find your way inside. And see if you can find out anything more about Lanys' plans. Hurry; I do not think we have much time.'
Defeat enemies in the northeastern rock quarry that might hold Magi-potent Ore 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
Defeat aquatic enemies and regrua that might hold Salt-laden Rock 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
Loot Magi-potent Ore from enemies in the northeastern rock quarry 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
Loot Salt-laden Rock from aquatic enemies and regrua 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
Ore can drop from any mobs that spawn in the quarry in the northeastern part of the zone. The more players in your group that are on this step, the more ore that will drop per mob.
The same can be said for regruas and crabs in the western part of the zone, for the rocks.
Forge a Magi-potent Crystal on the second floor of the large northern power station 0/1 (Combine Dredge)
This is the northernmost tower of the three towers. On the second floor are two forges in different rooms. Each forge tends to have a see-invis spawn next to it, so you can probably plan on a bit of clearing or mezzing. In the forge, combine the 10 items to produce a "Magi-potent Crystal".
Pick up Holmein's logbook on the top floor of the large southern power station 0/1 (Combine Dredge)
You open the stained book and leaf through the pages. '...The knife burrows. It is a maggot under my skin, eating the putrid remnants of weakness. All that remains is the burning purity of hatred. The mistress smiles and pushes deeper... The bones, the pins -- each is a reminder of the purity we share and the hate the mistress feels. She names them as she shoves them in: Thubr, Dagda, Firiona. They will feel as I feel. The pain, the hate... The staff shall be hers, and tonight she will again teach my flesh to obey, to burn, to hate...
This triggers the spawn of 2x "a flesh disciple" which aggro you, kill them.
a flesh disciple says 'Come, join the watery dead.'
a flesh disciple says 'Come, join the watery dead.'
Kill Holmein's flesh disciples that found you looking at Holmein's logbook 0/2 (Combine Dredge)
They are of average difficulty for the zone (hit for a max ~15,000; reported as no longer mezzable).
a flesh disciple has been slain by _____!
a flesh disciple's corpse says 'I hate you!'
Speak with Firiona on the dock 0/2 (Combine Dredge)
Firiona Vie shuts Holmein's book in disgust and flings it onto the dock. 'To think someone like that was once in the Qeynos Guard... How long does it take to really know a person?'
Firiona Vie says 'We must [strike] now with force, before Lanys knows we are here!'
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