Delving into Frostcrypt  

Quest Started By:Description:
Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
This Quest is Seasonal
Time:6 Hours
Level:0
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Empires of Kunark
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Mar 3 01:29:55 2017
Modified: Fri Mar 24 03:36:35 2017
This is a 18th anniversary shared task given by Sionachie Heartsinger in Plane of Knowledge at -335, -249, -156 near the FV port stone.

You say, 'Hail, Sionachie Heartsinger'

Sionachie Heartsinger says, 'Hello, _______. Do you have a moment to entertain a [request:What request?] from Firiona Vie?'

You say, 'What request?'

Sionachie Heartsinger says, 'Our sources indicate that Lanys T`Vyl's lieutenants are moving to infiltrate the Shade King's throne while the Wraithguard are distracted by the winter feasts in Valdeholm. It is of the utmost importance that we [stop:How do we stop them?] them.'

You say, 'How do we stop them?'

Sionachie Heartsinger says, 'We believe they are going after the Crown of the Shade King himself, as Lanys has expressed a desire to [acquire:Perhaps we should acquire it first.] it. It could be used to raise a terrible army, and must not be allowed to fall into her hands!'

You say, 'Perhaps we should acquire it first.'

Sionachie Heartsinger says, 'Your help is much appreciated, _________. We knew you were the right Gnome for the job. Now you must delve deep into Frostcrypt and do battle with the Shade King in his frozen throne. Bring the Crown to us for safe keeping so that such terrible power may never fall into the wrong hands. I will arrange transportation when you're [ready:I am ready to travel to Frostcrypt.].'

You have been assigned the task 'Delving into Frostcrypt'.




You have entered Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King.

  • Kill the fallen Krithgor Warriors 0/10 Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King.

  • Find the Crown of the Shade King. 0/1 Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King.

    To get to Beltron the Shade King, you will need to go through the maze. In order to do this you will need a Shattering Sunderer which drops reportedly off Frostbite. Then use this clicky item in the room with the torches and the center area opens to let you past.

    King will be in the center maze room, he will warp to a random corner 4 times before you can actually kill him.

    Each time Beltron goes non-agro and warps away, he causes a number of roamer a shade of zek to spawn in the maze:

    Beltron, the Shade King shouts, 'Guards! Come deal with these pests!'

    These new spawns are not auto-agro, they just make traversing the maze more and more treacherous as they accumulate every time Beltron warps to a new location. Its very easy to get overrun by mobs in the maze (many see through IVU). Ended up fighting more than a few mobs simultaneously, more than a few times. Easymode solution to this is simply to not pursue Beltron through the maze; don't track him down and don't fight him at his new location. Instead, simply remain in the center room where you first encountered him. Once he regens back to 100% he will path back to his spawn point. You can beat him down 4x right on his spawn point. No need to trek the maze over and over and kill piles of extra mobs.

    To get the bonus item, simply kill all three named mobs before you engage Beltron:
    Frostbite (spectre) drops Shattering Sunderer needed to unlock the maze, so that mob is a required kill.
    Spite-clad Poltergeist (sentient armor) drops Agonizing War Helm, which has a right-click effect of some sort of damage shield (I didn't utilize it).
    Morlon the Tainted (vampire) drops Necronominon, which has a right-click effect of summoning some sort of aides in battle (I didn't utilize it).

    The Darkened Corrupted Orbs of Living Ice appear on Beltron's corpse (one per player) along with the Crown to update the task.

    Reward(s):
    800pp
    Experience
    10 Commemorative Coins
  • Submitted by: Larth
    Rewards:
    Send a Correction
    Post Comment
    Little on the Painful Side
    # Mar 25 2017 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
    Scholar
    *
    78 posts
    1. Get the Mission
    2. Throw down a campfire at zone in, you're gonna be here a while
    3. Head down left path like you're headed past 3 brothers to Hearol Event.
    - Frostbite is in this room
    - Send in a toon that can get mez'd
    - Range him to avoid the adds
    - Loot Shattering Sunderer (you'll need this later)
    4. Move back up towards Shadowed Selves event to kill vampire
    - Clear around the area, take a minute outside to ensure you've killed random pathing toons
    - Pull the giant off the table in the room to bring your fight down to vampy and a couple others
    - Kill and loot book. FYI if you die the book disappears
    5. Move down to Lorekeeper Grenwald's Room to fight the animated armor dude
    - Clear the mob around first
    - Think he drained my endurance
    - Loot helmet
    6. Move to the throne outside the maze and click the Shattering Sunderer
    7. Clear in, dps down Beltron and watch him warp
    - He kicks out more adds into the zone and some do see through ivu
    - Find him, rinse and repeat
    - Do the same 2 more times
    IMPORTANT NOTE!!!!! Do not loot a helm until everyone is back in zone
    I'm running it again and again for people because it will only give you an amount of orbs = to the number alive in zone at the time a helm is looted.
    They hit pretty **** hard in this mission and the pathing is painful....have fun.
    ____________________________
    Tanalos
    Innoruuk's Chief Advisor
    Knight of ****
    Hunter of Sand Giants
    But he makes great sushi!!
    infoz
    # Mar 23 2017 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
    Sage
    Avatar
    **
    707 posts
    Each time Beltron goes non-agro and warps away, he causes a number of roamer a shade of zek to spawn in the maze:

    Beltron, the Shade King shouts, 'Guards! Come deal with these pests!'

    These new spawns are not auto-agro, they just make traversing the maze more and more treacherous as they accumulate every time Beltron warps to a new location. Its very easy to get overrun by mobs in the maze (many see through IVU). Ended up fighting more than a few mobs simultaneously, more than a few times. Easymode solution to this is simply to not pursue Beltron through the maze; don't track him down and don't fight him at his new location. Instead, simply remain in the center room where you first encountered him. Once he regens back to 100% he will path back to his spawn point. You can beat him down 4x right on his spawn point. No need to trek the maze over and over and kill piles of extra mobs.

    To get the bonus item, simply kill all three named mobs before you engage Beltron:
    Frostbite (spectre) drops Shattering Sunderer needed to unlock the maze, so that mob is a required kill.
    Spite-clad Poltergeist (sentient armor) drops Agonizing War Helm, which has a right-click effect of some sort of damage shield (I didn't utilize it).
    Morlon the Tainted (vampire) drops Necronominon, which has a right-click effect of summoning some sort of aides in battle (I didn't utilize it).

    The Darkened Corrupted Orbs of Living Ice appear on Beltron's corpse (one per player) along with the Crown to update the task.

    I wasn't able to get the various items through Item Collector since backend.exe crashed when I zoned into the instance.

    Edited, Mar 23rd 2017 12:09pm by Tobynn
    infoz
    # Mar 25 2017 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
    Avatar
    *
    129 posts
    Quote:
    Quoted Text


    Easy mode doesn't work. Tried this tonite. He never warped back to his room. Make sure you kill mobs as you go so that you don't get overwhelmed. They aren't too hard, just can be a lot at once.
    infoz
    # Mar 23 2017 at 1:43 PM Rating: Excellent
    Tobynn wrote:
    Each time Beltron goes non-agro and warps away, he causes a number of roamer a shade of zek to spawn in the maze:

    Beltron, the Shade King shouts, 'Guards! Come deal with these pests!'

    These new spawns are not auto-agro, they just make traversing the maze more and more treacherous as they accumulate every time Beltron warps to a new location. Its very easy to get overrun by mobs in the maze (many see through IVU). Ended up fighting more than a few mobs simultaneously, more than a few times. Easymode solution to this is simply to not pursue Beltron through the maze; don't track him down and don't fight him at his new location. Instead, simply remain in the center room where you first encountered him. Once he regens back to 100% he will path back to his spawn point. You can beat him down 4x right on his spawn point. No need to trek the maze over and over and kill piles of extra mobs.

    To get the bonus item, simply kill all three named mobs before you engage Beltron:
    Frostbite (spectre) drops Shattering Sunderer needed to unlock the maze, so that mob is a required kill.
    Spite-clad Poltergeist (sentient armor) drops Agonizing War Helm, which has a right-click effect of some sort of damage shield (I didn't utilize it).
    Morlon the Tainted (vampire) drops Necronominon, which has a right-click effect of summoning some sort of aides in battle (I didn't utilize it).

    The Darkened Corrupted Orbs of Living Ice appear on Beltron's corpse (one per player) along with the Crown to update the task.

    I wasn't able to get the various items through Item Collector since backend.exe crashed when I zoned into the instance.

    Edited, Mar 23rd 2017 12:09pm by Tobynn


    Great info, updated quest with your info. I'm wondering if you have to /say the phrase "Klaatu Varada Nikto" in order to use the Necronominon.

    About your backend.exe crashing, what OS are you running and which version of Winpcap do you have installed?
    Needed item not dropping.
    # Mar 22 2017 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
    Did this today. Killed the 3 named, none of them dropped the item needed to get into the maze room. Still bugged? If it's not bugged, that's a lot of work for something that's needed, that May or May Not drop to complete the mission.
    ____________________________
    Fight smarter not harder.
    OUCH
    # Mar 22 2017 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
    Sage
    **
    811 posts
    first mob I met killed me. it hit for 34k. so much for soloing.

    2nd try. got pretty far. killed a bunch of mobs including 3 mini named. Spite-clad Poltergeist, Morlon the Tainted and Frostbite. but no key dropped. nothing at all dropped. we could not figure out how to open up the maze area. We only had an hour to toy with the task. so we quit out. someone else will have to post how to do it.

    Edited, Mar 22nd 2017 2:49pm by Shuraz
    OUCH
    # Mar 22 2017 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
    *
    221 posts
    I'm having the same problem. None of the mobs in the zone dropped anything. Unable to open maze to continue quest.

    *EDIT: According to various people in general chat despite being able to zone in now the quest is still very much broken. The named aren't dropping their associated items and therefore can't enter the maze.

    Edited, Mar 22nd 2017 5:29pm by undeadmasters
    zoning in?
    # Mar 20 2017 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
    Avatar
    *
    129 posts
    Quest giver gives quest now. but then when I try to zone in the text says "The way is blocked to you. Perhaps you would be able to enter if there was a reason to come here."

    Edited, Mar 20th 2017 7:14pm by Pani
    zoning in?
    # Mar 21 2017 at 10:43 PM Rating: Excellent
    Pani wrote:
    Quest giver gives quest now. but then when I try to zone in the text says "The way is blocked to you. Perhaps you would be able to enter if there was a reason to come here."

    Edited, Mar 20th 2017 7:14pm by Pani


    Should be fixed now.

    https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/game-update-notes-march-22-2017.239249/#post-3518662
    broken?
    # Mar 19 2017 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
    10 posts
    Has anyone managed to run this quest yet? First NPC was MIA and now she wont let us zone in
    can't get in
    # Mar 18 2017 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
    Scholar
    30 posts
    How do I zone in? "Ready" does not work. "The way is blocked to you. Perhaps you would be able to enter if there was a reason to come here."
    can't get in
    # Mar 20 2017 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
    28 posts
    Same thing is happening to me repeatedly.
    Where is the quest giver?
    # Mar 17 2017 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
    Avatar
    *
    129 posts
    Quest giver not where she is supposed to be. Any one know what is up with this?
    bugged
    # Mar 17 2017 at 12:33 AM Rating: Good
    Scholar
    Avatar
    27 posts
    how do we zone in lol
    Updates from test server
    # Mar 10 2017 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
    41 posts
    dont wast time killing the 10 giants you will get PLENTY of extras through this mission if you just head to Frostbite and then the king
    most see invis ,
    most dont see invis vs undead
    mobs hit hard. not a tun of HP. but mobs vary a lot ( this might also be toned down some when it goes live )
    Zone respawns., (but thinking that might change when it goes to live)

    how to open the room to the maze to get to the king
    kill one of the names
    ( Frostbite in 30s, 316k @10542sdps )
    to loot a clicky that opens the door to the maze
    looted Shattering Sunderer on 3/10/2017 5:11:32 PM in Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King
    use Shattering Sunderer in the room with the torches and the center area opens to let you past

    cleared some trash giants stuff in the maze area ... directly north from zone in
    attacked King in the center of the maze room
    got him down, he warped to a random corner and did this 4 times.
    then the 4th time he died

    Beltron the Shade King in 15s, 2003k @133555sdps --

    Beltron the Shade King in 38s, 3126k @82258sdps -- i was out of range to parse most of this fight

    Beltron the Shade King in 31s, 4524k @145940sdps --

    Beltron the Shade King in 30s, 5182k @172746sdps -- Lenivaya 2400k@80001sdps (80001dps in 30s) [46.31%] -- Thiana 1034k@34466sdps (36928dps in 28s) [19.95%] -- Lessw + pets 801k@26696sdps (44494dps in 18s) [15.45%] -- Catisha + pets 500k@16652sdps (29385dps in 17s) [9.64%] -- Talvarane 379k@12630sdps (18043dps in 21s) [7.31%] -- Zabab 69k@2301sdps (4060dps in 17s) [1.33%]

    /3 Lessw looted Crown of the Shade King on 3/10/2017 6:28:24 PM in Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King
    /3 Lessw looted Darkened Corrupted Orb of Living Ice on 3/10/2017 6:28:48 PM in Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King
    ____________________________
    ---------------------------------------------
    105 Wood Elf Druid w/14500AA
    Baking 345 M3 ----- Fletching 345 M3
    Brewing 345 M3 ---- Pottery 345 M3
    Jewelry 345 M3 ---- Smithing 345 M3
    Tailoring 345 M3
    Post Comment

    Free account required to post

    You must log in or create an account to post messages.