A Fateful Arrival  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:95
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 03:00:00
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:The Darkened Sea
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sat Oct 25 22:51:47 2014
Modified: Mon May 15 13:25:38 2017


The Darkened Sea Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor



About Heroic Adventures:

- They use the task system (steps are shown in task window, but steps are only revealed as you get to them).
- From the moment that you request the adventure, the countdown to request another adventure is 3 hours.
- Scale in difficulty, loot quality, and mob levels (based on your group's highest level player - as low as 85).
- Tuned for 2-3 players and their mercenaries.
- Nameds can spawn as you progress through the task (you usually have to complete a few steps before this can happen).
- Collection items can drop from mobs in the instances, and ground spawns appear midway through tasks.
- Expected time of completion will vary by your group's makeup (anywhere from 30-90+ minutes).
- There is some variations/randomization in the task steps you'll be assigned as you progress through the task.

About Our Documentation of Heroic Adventures

- We only display task steps we know about.
--- If you encounter a step that isn't documented here, please post the details (or email us) and be sure to indicate which step number it was so that we can display it in its proper place.



This is a heroic adventure (1-6 players) that begins with Praetoria Okkirus (click for map image) on Thuliasaur Island. It is a spirit found on the north side of the building just northeast of the dock along the coastline.

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Minimum Level 85



TASK SUMMARY

- Say "see" to request the task and "ready" to zone into the instance.

Step #1:
Clear the western forest of saurek 0/6
--- Kill updates.
Clear the central forest of raptors 0/7
--- Kill updates.
Clear the western forest of drogmors 0/6
--- Kill updates.

Step #2:
Kill a few soulsippers and glistenwings 0/7
--- Kill updates.
Kill a few ebonwings and ebonwing guardians 0/6
--- Kill updates.
Put a few wandering shades out of their misery 0/9
--- Kill updates.

Step #3:
Take down a few triceratopses 0/5
--- Kill updates.
Take down a few ankylosauruses 0/5
--- Kill updates.
Take down a few tyrannosauruses 0/5
--- Kill updates.

Step #4:
Exact revenge upon the Bloodfeather aviaks 0/20
--- Kill updates.
Exact revenge upon the Kromtus giants 0/20
--- Kill updates.
Exact revenge upon the Thaell Ew tribe 0/20
--- Kill updates.

Step #5:
Speak to Praetoria Okkirus 0/1
--- Dialogue to complete.







NAMED MOBS

Three named mobs will all spawn at the same time after the third step:

- Deicoraxius (at /loc 880, -1630, 335, or its PH "a bloodtear ebonwing")
- Serthuliakar (spawns and roams the wide path, or its PH "a tired Thaell Ew hunter")
- Rexsaurkarus (spawns at /loc 1015, 1835, 203, or its PH "an old tyrannosaurus")

Known loot from Deicoraxius:

Level 105
Colorful Glistenwing Cloak
Grael's Stud of Summoning
Glowing Briny Essence
Highwater Bracer
Wingblade

Level 100
Vye`Lithiar, Varken's Longbow

Level 95
???

Known loot from Serthuliakar:

Level 105
Spike of Rituals
Tribal Ritualist Stud
Highwater Bracer

Level 100
Sol Staff

Level 95
???

Known loot from Rexsaurkarus:

Level 105
Talon of Rexsaurkarus
Temple Raider's Cloak

Level 100
Dead Man's Veil

Level 95
???



TASK IN DETAIL

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TRIGGERING THE TASK
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You say, 'Hail, Praetoria Okkirus'

Praetoria Okkirus looks deeply into your eyes with a sorrowful expression, 'I know not why you have set foot upon this island, but I implore you now adventurer, leave lest you suffer the same [fate] as my crew.'

You say, 'What fate?'

Praetoria Okkirus says 'These ruins mark the death of our ambition, of our desire to expand the territory and knowledge of our people beyond the small refuge we huddled wearily within. What we encountered beyond the beach of this impregnable island were creatures stronger than anything we were equipped to deal with. I offer you a chance to [see] it for yourself.'

You say, 'Let me see it'

Praetoria Okkirus says 'When you are [ready], I will show you the land as it once was.'

You have been assigned the task 'A Fateful Arrival'.

The last Combine crew to sail here was ill equipped to deal with the harsh terrain and fearsome creatures that inhabit the island. Relive the land as it was and do battle with the beasts they encountered.

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STEP #1
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Clear the western forest of saurek 0/6 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Clear the central forest of raptors 0/7 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Clear the western forest of drogmors 0/6 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: A small contingent of our bravest warriors set out to recover whatever resources could be scavenged from the western forest. Only one of them returned, but was mocked when he revealed his party fell to a pack of wild drogmors. Prove your strength by putting a few of the beasts down.

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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STEP #2
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Kill a few soulsippers and glistenwings 0/7 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: Scattered throughout the forest are a number of monstrous flying insects that proved to be deadly encounters for our scouts. Exterminate any colossal butterflies or mosquitoes you come across while exploring the forest.

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Kill a few ebonwings and ebonwing guardians 0/6 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Put a few wandering shades out of their misery 0/9 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: The members of our crew that did not fall to the beasts of the forest remained here on the beach, trying to maintain hope while awaiting rescue. As hunger and melancholy began to overtake them they grew evermore bitter and hateful. Their souls now haunt these ruins unable to continue on into an afterlife. Put their souls to rest by dispersing their undead remains.

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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STEP #3
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Take down a few triceratopses 0/5 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: Every scout that returned to camp after setting out into the forest spoke of only one thing, beasts with the size and fierceness of dragons yet none of the expected cunning. Travel to the northern edge of the central forest and test your strength against these dinosaurs.

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Take down a few ankylosauruses 0/5 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: Every scout that returned to camp after setting out into the forest spoke of only one thing, beasts with the size and fierceness of dragons yet none of the expected cunning. Travel to the heart of the central forest and test your strength against these dinosaurs.

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Take down a few tyrannosauruses 0/5 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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STEP #4
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Exact revenge upon the Bloodfeather aviaks 0/20 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Exact revenge upon the Kromtus giants 0/20 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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Exact revenge upon the Thaell Ew tribe 0/20 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill updates.

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STEP #5
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Speak to Praetoria Okkirus 0/1 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Dialogue to complete.



TASK REWARDS

- Experience
- Platinum
- 215 - 232 of "Piece of Eight" (currency)
Rewards:
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kill task order
# Aug 16 2017 at 11:05 PM Rating: Good
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After clearing the western forest of drogmor my quests window showed both kill a few ebonwings and kill a few tyrannosauruses in that order. I figured since I was right next to the T-rex area I'd get that part out of the way. After killing 4 I took a look at my quest window again and noticed none of them counted and since they don't re-spawn I quit killing them. I went and did the ebonwings part then went back and did the t-rexs and it was fine. Usually when multiple tasks are shown the order doesn't matter but apparently it does here.
Kills
# Aug 02 2017 at 8:12 PM Rating: Good
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I had kill triceratops ... and the other merc task to kill triceratops. No credit for kills in this HA for merc task.

Also, I got kill Thaell Ew ... no faction hits of any kind.

I did get faction for the raptors, ebonwings, and triceratops.

Kromtus were KOS ( unlike in reg zone ). Some Kromtus and Bloodfeathers were SI.

Seemed like all the Thaell Ew were SI.

I did get a few collectibles from lizards.

Got named Rex. No named lizard. Didn't check back to ebonwings for named.
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Multiple nameds.
# May 15 2017 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
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I can confirm that the 3 named can spawn at the same time just after the 3rd step as they did to me today 05/15/2017, so the "NAMED MOB" section where it says that they spawn after the 1st, 2nd and 3rd step should be fixed.
Multiple nameds.
# May 15 2017 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
Weyland wrote:
I can confirm that the 3 named can spawn at the same time just after the 3rd step as they did to me today 05/15/2017, so the "NAMED MOB" section where it says that they spawn after the 1st, 2nd and 3rd step should be fixed.


Thanks, fixed.
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timer
# Apr 02 2017 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
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i have been doing this HA in March and now April 2017 and the timer has been 3 hours to get the next HA. I am slow and it takes me about 2 hours to do it and when i am done i only have to wait 1 hour before i can ask for it again
timer
# Apr 02 2017 at 10:20 PM Rating: Excellent
Daldary wrote:
i have been doing this HA in March and now April 2017 and the timer has been 3 hours to get the next HA. I am slow and it takes me about 2 hours to do it and when i am done i only have to wait 1 hour before i can ask for it again


Thanks, added in the About Heroic Adventures: section.
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Boringly easy now.
# May 07 2016 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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This task was so nerfed these days, pathetic.
Had to kill less than 35 mobs for the win.................ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ puke, starting to be like wow, minimal effort, easy rewards.
Boringly easy now.
# May 07 2016 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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This task was so nerfed these days, pathetic.
Had to kill less than 35 mobs for the win.................ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ puke, starting to be like wow, minimal effort, easy rewards.
named spawns
# Apr 19 2016 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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This HA has been "fixed", named or PH only spawn after stage 3 and I assume (although not verified) that only one or none spawns
named spawns
# Apr 23 2016 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed that you can get at least 2 named after stage 3, so it is likely but very rare to get all 3 spawn
Serthuliakar after 1st step
# Feb 02 2016 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I got Serthuliakar after the first step. I suppose the named's can spawn in a different order than what it says here.
No Reward
# Jan 27 2016 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest lists the following as rewards:

•Colorful Glistenwing Cloak
•Dead Man's Veil
•Glowing Briny Essence
•Grael's Stud of Summoning
•Highwater Bracer
•Piece of Eight
•Sol Staff
•Spike of Rituals
•Talon of Rexsaurkarus
•Temple Raider's Cloak
•Tribal Ritualist Stud
•Vye`Lithiar, Varken's Longbow
•Wingblade

But when I finish the quest I just get the experience and the Pieces of Eight. I don't see a chest or anything. How do I claim a reward?
No Reward
# Jan 27 2016 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Duplicate post deleted


Edited, Jan 27th 2016 2:05pm by Llewis
Collectibles
# Dec 18 2015 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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The collectibles spawn after the first three steps are completed.
notes
# Jun 09 2015 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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Quote:
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STEP #5
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Speak to Praetoria Okkirus 0/1 (Thuliasaur Island)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Dialogue to complete.


You ALWAYS will get this step, no "IF."

Contrary to some of the other comments here, this is an excellent HA. It's very easy to complete, since it just involves killing about 41 mobs, with no nameds to complicate the grind. I found the XP in the instances to be excellent. Yes, it "only" gave 4 AA's upon completion but I always see that as gravy. I got 2 nameds to spawn, and neither was particularly tough (beyond getting TO them) altho I didn't tackle them until I had finished all the mission requirements, which took under 2 hours of casual effort. (Could be banged out in an hour by an efficient group who is hustling.)

No collectibles, unfortunately. At least I didn't see any. All three faction races spawn KOS and many of them see thru invis so it's not a trivial effort to search their buildings for collectibles. Faction is the good news, however, since there are no faction hits for killing any of the sentient races: giants, lizards or birdmen. I left this for last for fear I'd end up trashing a faction prior to doing the augment combines. This was the 28th mission of the 28 I needed to finish off the achievement so I didn't want to linger as I'd rather finish off the combines for my skeletal parrot! As much as I enjoyed these missions I'll be glad to see the last of Thuliasaur Island, at least for awhile. (Probably will tackle the hunter achievement eventually, to keep busy until the next xpac.)

Quote:
TASK REWARDS

- Experience
- Platinum
- 215-232 number of "Fists of Eight" (currency)


It's PIECES of eight. :)

Edited, Jun 9th 2015 5:31pm by Sippin
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Bah ..... AA sucks with Lesson + Double XP Weekend
# Apr 04 2015 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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OK, with the usual wrong information from our fellow players I expected some AA in the Darkened Sea Adventures. The last one in Call of Forsaken gave 56AA with 160% Anni-Bonus and Lesson. But this one sucked completely: 8 AA at Lvl 105 with Lesson + Double XP Bonus Weekend. WTF? 232 Pieces of Eight is slighty above normal and 210pp as addon and no single Named out of the 3 possibilities....

Never waste a Lesson on Darkened Sea.... even if somebody pretends that its working...


Edited, Apr 4th 2015 11:22pm by Fayman

Edited, Apr 4th 2015 11:23pm by Fayman
Feb's patch
# Mar 01 2015 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Since Feb's patch, I have done this task three times without even a single Name. very curious
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Feb's patch
# May 15 2015 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I've done this at least 10 times in the last 2 weeks and only had 1 named spawn. WTF? I'm wondering now if there is a timer that has to be exceeded.
Feb's patch
# May 15 2015 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I took my time. Killed a lot of unnecessary mobs farming for Kapok Leaves and Giant Reptile Tooths (used in Tae Ew Armor ornaments). Got all 3 named to spawn!
Multiple Named
# Feb 12 2015 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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It's possible for all 3 nameds to pop at the same time in a single HA.
Serthuliakar
# Dec 30 2014 at 5:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Dropped a Flame Keeper's Ceremonial Cape with a full group at level 100.
collectibles
# Dec 26 2014 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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The collectibles have all been spawning for me in the Thaell Ew area, in either the temple, the east corridors, or the left corridors. They often spawn right on top of see invis mobs and are difficult to pick up.
A number of coins
# Dec 11 2014 at 7:15 AM Rating: Good
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At level 105, this HA drops 215-232 Pieces of Eight upon completion.
Parrot Part, clarification
# Dec 09 2014 at 1:40 AM Rating: Good
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The Tiny Parrot's Right Humerus is not unlocked by this mission. It was available to me on the Skeletal Vendor after acquiring every other piece of the aug, without completing this HA. It appears, that said piece is simply unlocked by having everything else
Parrot Part, clarification
# Mar 01 2015 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed
Fists of Eight ?
# Nov 24 2014 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
TASK REWARDS

- Experience
- A number of "Fists of Eight" (currency)
- Unlocks the item "Tiny Parrot's Right Humerus", bought from an undead peddler (click for map image)
--- NOTE: You may need to be progressed to a certain point with the skeleton collection before you can see this on the vendor.


What is a Fists of Eight ?

This should be Pieces of Eight


Edited, Dec 5th 2014 8:37pm by Zaleric
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Unlocked item
# Nov 23 2014 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
It appears there is something more required to unlock the Tiny Parrot's RIght Humerus, I completed the HA, and see nothing available on the vendor.
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