Dark Reign: Rivals  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Failure Lockout Timer: 00:45:00
Success Lockout Timer: 00:45:00
Faction Required:
Dark Reign
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri May 22 18:06:10 2015
Modified: Fri May 22 22:22:29 2015

For an overview of the Dragons of Norrath expansion, see this wiki article.
For an overview of progression, see quest entries for Norrath's Keepers and the Dark Reign.

This is a non-progression task. It is a group mission (3-6 players) that begins with Pericolo L`Morte (click for map image) in the Dark Reign camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting:
- Minimum Level 63
- Minimum "kindly" faction with Dark Reign

Hail him to get a quest selection window pop-up.

You have been assigned the task 'Rivals'.

A party of filthy Norrath's Keepers have found their way into the Nest. We're not sure what they are after, but it must be important for them to undertake such a risky quest. They've had a few hours head start on you, so you'll need to move quickly. Follow their tracks, catch up to them, and kill them. If they have found what they seek, bring it to me. If not, keep moving and find it. If you're unable to recover the treasure, then I'll find someone else to do the job once you fail.

Note: This group mission scales to your group's level. The highest is 68+, outlined here.

Touch the portal to the Nest 0/1 (The Broodlands)

The entrance is the dragon portal in the far northeastern part of the Broodlands.

Follow the trail of your rivals 0/1 (The Nest)

This task takes place in the northernmost wing of the zone (the dry/desert/sand area). This step updates automatically at the entrance to this wing.

Find your rivals and what they seek 0/1 (The Nest)

Task Window Says: It is obvious that the ones you seek have fought here. There are no corpses, so we assume that at least some of them have survived. Seek them out.

Head to the easternmost cavern of the desert wing where you'll find some NPCs in a standoff:

Melina Fairwinter shouts, 'Look, others have arrived. Please help us to defeat these monsters. This standoff can't go on much longer.'

a goblin shouts, 'You no help thief and invader! Run away now. Save self. Master come soon, destroy intruders!'

Melina shouts, 'Please, we need your help. You can't trust these monsters. We don't know what they might do.'

Filimar shouts at an encroaching spider, 'Get back! Keep your disgusting hairy feet back!'

Melina yells, 'Calm down everyone. We've kept them back so far. Surely an opportunity will arise.'

A goblin yells, 'You opp... Oppo... You not nothing! You stay 'til master arrives.'

A goblin shouts, 'Stay away! You no come near! All you stay away!'

Attack the spiders and goblins, and you'll see:

A goblin panics, 'You die now! You die now!'

Melina yells, 'Go now while they're distracted! I'll keep the others busy.'

'Excellent!', Filimar shouts, 'I shall rid myself of these creatures!'

Melina Fairwinter attacks you while the spiders, goblins, and other Norrath's Keepers NPCs attack each other. Melina Fairwinter hits for a max ~900 and has ~40,000 hitpoints. Kill it, and loot "Ancient Tooth of Archanalia" from its corpse. The other Norrath's Keepers members will be killed by the Nest locals.

Deliver 1 Ancient Tooth of Archanalia to Pericolo L`Morte 0/1 (Lavastorm Mountains)

Upon hand-in, the task completes.

You sure taught those meddlesome adventurers a lesson! I don't know what we'll do with this ugly ol' tooth, but I'm sure we'll find some way to put it to use. Well done!

Up to 43 Ebon Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Dark Reign Token" (faction turn-in item)

A Different (In)Completion

In the tunnel preceding the eastern cavern of the desert wing is a drake named Silverclaw:

You say, 'Hail, Silverclaw'

Silverclaw says 'Well, these speak before attacking, that's new. I am wounded, that is certain, but I will fight you to my last breath if I must. I will live to recover [what has been taken]!'

You say, 'What has been taken?'

Silverclaw says 'Hah! Why should I trust you? You two-legged types have been in here killing what remain of my kind for a while. Why should I tell you anything? You will just kill me after I've given you the information you seek. Unless you [promise] me, in a very convincing manner, that you will not harm me, I will not speak to you further except to offer you a warning. Kill me before I recover what I have lost and I will use my last breath to curse you.'

You say, 'I promise...'

Silverclaw says 'Well, I see that I have little choice but to trust you. Another group of... miscreants was here a short while ago. They took something from me and fled. The only thing that kept me alive was my curse. I do indeed bear within me an ancient draconic power, one rarely seen these days and even less often in a mere dragon kin such as myself. It was because of this power and my love of history that earned me the right to bear the Tooth and become its guardian. I must have it [back]. Luckily those fools became lost during our fight and have attempted to escape in the wrong direction.'

You say, 'What about when you get it back?'

Silverclaw says 'As you can see, I am in no condition to battle those beasts again. I shall rest here until they find their way back and then attempt to destroy them.' Silverclaw looks thoughtful for a moment. 'Unless you could recover it for me. If you do, I will ensure that your passage out of this place is free of danger. Of course if you do not I shall endeavor to make leaving here as difficult as I can, and I can make that very difficult. Will you [return the Tooth] to me?'

You say, 'I'll return the Tooth...'

Silverclaw says 'Good. This is difficult for me to say, but good luck to you, _____. I have little left that was not taken by those you now seek, but I shall reward you with what I can upon the return of the great tooth.'

Hand in the tooth to Silverclaw to spawn a chest:

Silverclaw says 'You have brought it back! Wonderful! As I promised, you shall be able to leave this place unhindered. I also wish to reward you, but I do not know what creatures like you value. I do have this one small item that was dropped by those that stole the tooth, though. I also wish you to know about this [artifact] that you have returned to me.'

You have failed your assigned task.
Your shared task, 'Rivals [68+]', has ended.

You say, 'What is this artifact?'

Silverclaw says 'Archanalia was one of the first brood. He was held in high regard when this land was first hidden away from your kind. He was a great dragon known for his wisdom and biting sarcasm. His wit was legendary among our kind, as was his willingness to befriend his lesser kin. The idea of hiding this place was not one that he liked, for he enjoyed flying high above the world and watching it turn below him. He enjoyed interacting with two-legs, either by simply frightening them with his magnificence or by changing his form to pass among them. He knew that hiding the nest would mean seclusion within the mountains for an age or longer and the idea of it made him unhappy. Shall I [continue]?'

You say, 'Continue'

Silverclaw says 'Some others disliked the isolation as well, but their concern was about the loss of power and luxury. They did not want to surrender the lands to your people. The elders, however, agreed that the safety of the eggs was more important that any of these other concerns. It was decided that any wishing to live outside the nest would be sworn under magical oath to never reveal the location and even the purpose of this place. It fell upon Archanalia to perform this task, for he was trusted by most and had the power to make such magic binding on the minds of dragons. If you wish, I can tell you what happened [next].'

You say, 'What happened next?'

Silverclaw says 'Only the eldest dragons chose to remain behind. The younger ones wished to retain their place and power in the world. Some of those younger dragons were unwilling to have their memories altered and Archanalia was required to hunt them down and force their submission to the required magic or, in a very few cases, to destroy the rebel. When dealing with the last of these rebels, a very clever and powerful dragon despite his youth, Archanalia suffered a terrible festering wound. He returned to report success and to aid in creating the magic that would keep this place hidden. He lived many years after that, but his suffering was great. No one was able to cure his illness, not even Rikkukin. He died many decades ago. His body was eaten by the disease that infected him and the only thing untouched was one of his teeth. You have returned that tooth to me. As I promised, you shall remain safe while you leave, but you must hurry. I cannot promise safety here forever. Thank you and goodbye.'

Here, you get something out of it, but you won't be able to actually complete the mission. Known loot from this chest:

Blue Diamond
Cord of the Cunning

Despite the "failure", you still get the standard lockout for faction missions (45 minutes from the time of the request).
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