The Darkness Howls  

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Time:360
Level:95
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
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Era:The Burning Lands
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
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Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Sat Mar 9 08:15:24 2019
Modified: Thu May 23 12:53:23 2019
You can obtain this shared quest from Belira Blastil in Gnome Memorial Mountain at /loc +1067, -130, +33.

You say 'Hail, Belira Blastil'

Belira Blastil says, 'Hello friend. I hope you remain unharmed while visiting our monument. Unfortunately danger lurks nearby. I advise you remain inside the museum while you are here. Only someone very [brave] or foolish should venture outside.

You say, 'brave'

Belira Blastil says, 'Certainly you are brave enough, I was never questioning that. I apologize and accept your wonderful offer to help us out. When you are [ready] I can show you a secret way outside. It is the least I can do.

You have been assigned the task 'The Darkness Howls'

You say, 'ready'

Belira Blastil says 'Your assistance is appreciated. The museum is closed briefly to give it a good cleaning, or so I am told. However, I spoke with some of the cleaning crew a moment ago and they know nothing of it. I have suspicions about what might be happening there. Can you investigate for me?

You have entered Gnome Memorial Mountain: Under Assault.






  • 1. Drive the raiders from the front gate. 0/12 Gnome Memorial Mountain

    Task Window: Belira Blastil fears what might happen tonight. It's a full moon and she knows that the wereorcs have had little food lately. While they certainly can't feast on gnomelikes, their desperation will certainly drive them to try. Belira would like you to help protect the city tonight. They are few in numbers, but terrifyingly strong. They hunt in packs sometimes, but often in small family groups. You will need to track them down and kill them or push them back. Belira will try to keep you informed about where they are.


    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Well done. Reinforcements, such as they are, are on the way. But we need your help elsewhere. The Maker is in danger! We need you to keep the orcs from reaching his home.'


  • 2. Some orcweres are climbing the mountain towards The Maker. Kill 8 wereorcs 0/8 Gnome Memorial Mountain

    Task Window:?

    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Thank you so much! Now, some of those crafty orcwolves have found a way to climb the eastern wall. You must stop them before they kill our guards!'

    TASK LOCKS HERE


  • 3. Stop the orcwere infiltrators that have climbed over the wall in the east. 0/10 Gnome Memorial Mountain

    Task Window:?

    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Good work! Somehow some of the enemy has found their way in and are heading up to our landing area. You must protect our supplies!'


  • 4. Keep the orcweres after our supplies! They are ravaging the landing area! 0/10 Gnome Memorial Mountain

    Task Window: Another group is on the mountain heading toward the landing area to the west. Please don't let them get to our supplies. They can't eat gears and oil, but the can certainly ruin them.

    Found them north, up the mountain a bit inside the opening from the platform.

    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Wonderful! Now, let's try to by us some breathing room. Take the fight out to them!'

    Grash, Bloodmoon Growler or a PH may spawn here.


  • 5. That was too close. Press them back into their homes. Kill the howlers. Take the fight to them! 0/5 Gnome Memorial Mountain

    Task Window:?

    These Howler orcs are located on the paths outside of the south gate. There are other orcs mix with them.

    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.


  • 6. Open the chest.

    Belira was grateful for your help, though concerned for the future of the place that her people guard.

    The chest is locate back at the south gate.



    Reward(s):
    You receive 8 copper .
    You receive 6 silver .
    You receive 1 gold .
    You receive 354 platinum .

    There are three loots in the chest and one from Gnash if he spawns.
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    Likely any GMM name loot is possible.
    # May 22 2019 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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    Got a Premier Staff to drop once. Also, Entangled Gear Set.
    Strategy suggestions.
    # May 09 2019 at 8:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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    After several runs of this, with a lvl 108 crew (enc/dru/mag), following observations:

    Step 1, raiders are spread out in groups of 2-3 with some roamers. Very easy to get singles with pacify or harmony. Total 13 of them, 12 kills needed.

    As soon as you kill off 12th raider, 9 climbers spawn on the mountain two tiers above you. And after a short while they walk to the right, down a metal ramp to lower tier, and then they crowd onto a metal L-shaped platform with a shack. VERY hard to split once they are all there, and if you try any AoE, clockworks join in. Suggested strat: as soin as step 1 complete, invis up and race straight up the mountain. Mez/root two or three leftmost climbers before or as they start walking. This will make splitting those that reach the platform a LOT easier. Once they are on the platform, arcane whisper AA does wonders here.

    After you kill 8 and task updates, invis up and drop straight down. In short order you will see 11 infiltrators going over the outer wall and heading towards the tunnel at mountain base. Again, good idea to grab the last 2-3 at this point. That said, tunnel is fairly deep so pulling those that path out of entrance seldom brings more than two.

    Step 4 is landing platform, same routine. After a few sec, mobs path in from right and head into the big storage room. Grabbing last 2-3 a good idea. But once in there, they roam over fairly large area, so makes for easy pulling.

    After this part done, watch out for the 'formidable opponent' message. My druid could not see Grash on track even standing right there looking at him. If you got latest Good's maps, they show his possible spawn locations.

    Howlers part probably easiest. They see invis and cannot be snared/rooted/pacified, and some cannot be mezzed. But mobs around them are easily CCd, so pulling howlers single is easy.

    Chest spawns by the outer wall breach that leads to Bloodmoon area.
    An Iron Helpers aggro
    # May 09 2019 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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    Anyone know why I keep getting aggro from these little guys? I don't attack them and they just add when I'm killing. I thought it was AE but they add even when I only have 1 mob that I'm killing. You would think they would want my help but nope they just try to kill me every time. I have to mez them and wipe them and then sometimes they refuse to go away.
    Chest loot not listed
    # May 02 2019 at 9:01 PM Rating: Excellent
    Imbedded Shard Macuahuitl
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    # Mar 24 2019 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
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    ScreenshotHug Enforcer

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    Deflecting Gear-Shield
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    chest loot
    # Mar 20 2019 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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    Deflecting Gear Shield (my RGN is killing me, Ive gotten this 4 of the 5 runs Ive done at least one, mostly 2)
    Sharpened Angle Brace
    Harmonious tightener
    Gnomework Spine Bow
    Telescoping Tripper
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    # Mar 19 2019 at 9:13 PM Rating: Good
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    ScreenshotReclaimed Gyroscope

    ScreenshotWorg Fur Cloak
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    Spiked leadership sword
    # Mar 19 2019 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
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    Screenshot
    spiked leadership sword

    Edited, Mar 19th 2019 8:14am by Silfh
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    # Mar 18 2019 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
    couldn't get task with a 110, 108, and 92, with a merc each.
    couldn't get task with a 110, 110, 108, and 92, with 2 110 merc.
    was able to get task with 110, 110, 108, with 2 110 merc. (not full group)

    task
    # Mar 25 2019 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
    baketomato, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
    couldn't get task with a 110, 108, and 92, with a merc each.
    couldn't get task with a 110, 110, 108, and 92, with 2 110 merc.
    was able to get task with 110, 110, 108, with 2 110 merc. (not full group)



    Ok so the average of the group needs to be 105+ it looks like.
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    # Mar 25 2019 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
    Slight update.
    leveled the 92 to 95.

    Was able to get task with 110, 110, 108, 95, with two 110 merc.
    Was able to get task with 110, 110, 108, 95, with one 110 merc, 108 merc.

    I'm not sure if there's an minimum average, but at least for the lv 95, that seems like the bare minimum to be able to join/receive the task.

    Quest dialogue. I think most it may have already been said.
    # Mar 18 2019 at 6:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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    The Darkness Howls is a HA from Belira Blastil in Gnome Memorial Mountain. No prerequisites necessary. Three hour replay timer from when the task started.

    You say, 'Hail, Belira Blastil'

    Belira Blastil says, 'Hello friend. I hope you remain unharmed while visiting our monument. Unfortunately danger lurks nearby. I advise that you remain inside the museum while you are here. Only someone very [brave] or foolish should venture outside.'

    You say, 'brave'

    [Belira Blastil says, 'Certainly you are brave enough, I was never questioning that. I apologize and accept your wonderful offer to help us out. When you are [ready] I can show you a secret way outside. It is the least I can do.'

    You have received a request timer for 'The Darkness Howls': 0d:0h:5m remaining.
    You have been assigned the task 'The Darkness Howls'.

    You say, 'ready'

    Belira Blastil says, 'Your assistance is appreciated. The museum is closed briefly to give it a good cleaning, or so I am told. However, I spoke with some of the cleaning crew a moment ago and they know nothing of it. I have suspicions about what might be happening there. Can you investigate for me?'

    Task Steps

    1. Drive the raiders from the front gate. 0/12
    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Well done. Reinforcements, such as they are, are on the way. But we need your help elsewhere. The Maker is in danger! We need you to keep the orcs from reaching his home.'

    2. Some orcweres are climbing the mountain toward The Maker! 0/8
    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Thank you so much! Now, some of those crafty orcwolves have found a way to climb the eastern wall. You must stop them before they kill our guards!'
    Your shared task is now locked. You may no longer add or remove players.

    3. Stop the orcwere infiltrators that have climbed over the wall in the east. 0/10
    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Good work! Somehow some of the enemy has found their way in and are heading up to our landing area. You must protect our supplies!'

    4. Keep the orcweres after our supplies! They are ravaging the landing area! 0/10
    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.
    You hear Belira's voice in your head, 'Wonderful! Now, let's try to by us some breathing room. Take the fight out to them!'

    Grash, Bloodmoon Growler or a PH may spawn here.

    5. That was too close. Press them back into their homes. Kill the howlers. Take the fight to them! 0/5
    You have added experience and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'The Darkness Howls' has been updated.

    6. Open the chest.
    Belira was grateful for your help, though concerned for the future of the place that her people guard.
    You receive 8 copper .
    You receive 6 silver .
    You receive 1 gold .
    You receive 354 platinum .

    There are three loots in the chest and one from Gnash if he spawns.
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    # Mar 17 2019 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
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    3rd run

    summoner's trinket of insecurity

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    Prime Healers Trinket

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    Tactician's Ring Gear

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    # Mar 17 2019 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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    A Bloodmoon boneeater
    A Bloodmoon darkfist
    A Bloodmoon nightgrowler
    A Bloodmoon srabbler
    A Bloodmoon spiritslayer
    A boneeater howler
    A boneeater infiltrator
    A boneeater ravager
    A darkheart climber
    A darkheart howler
    A darkheart infiltrator
    A darkheart raider
    A darkheart ravager
    A growler climber
    A growler infiltrator
    A growler ravager
    A spiritslayer climber
    A spiritslayer howler
    A spiritslayer infiltrator
    A spiritslayer raider
    A spiritslayer ravager
    Grash, Bloodmoon Growler (112)

    108 - 110
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    # Mar 17 2019 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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    Gladius of Negotiations
    Gladius of Negotiations

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    Blue-gem Sea Earring

    ScreenshotSummoner's Trinket of Insecurity

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    Sharpened Pry Breaker

    ScreenshotLegion Articulated Casing

    3 loots per chest ... 2 runs ... saw the Blue-gem Sea Earring both times
    (1st run, earring, gladius, legion articulated casing)
    (2nd run, earring, sharpened pry breaker, summoner's trinket of insecurity)

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:40pm by Silfh

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:40pm by Silfh

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:42pm by Silfh

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:42pm by Silfh

    I had item collector running, but some reason it stopped working (windows 10, I managed to get pcap/etc working before it stopped recently)

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:52pm by Silfh
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    # Mar 18 2019 at 6:20 AM Rating: Excellent
    Silfh wrote:
    Gladius of Negotiations
    Gladius of Negotiations

    Screenshot
    Blue-gem Sea Earring

    ScreenshotSummoner's Trinket of Insecurity

    Screenshot
    Sharpened Pry Breaker

    Screenshot
    Legion Articulated Casing

    3 loots per chest ... 2 runs ... saw the Blue-gem Sea Earring both times
    (1st run, earring, gladius, legion articulated casing)
    (2nd run, earring, sharpened pry breaker, summoner's trinket of insecurity)

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:40pm by Silfh

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:40pm by Silfh

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:42pm by Silfh

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:42pm by Silfh

    I had item collector running, but some reason it stopped working (windows 10, I managed to get pcap/etc working before it stopped recently)

    Edited, Mar 17th 2019 2:52pm by Silfh


    Thanks. The item collector hasn't been patched yet for the last eq patch so it won't work until then.
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    # Mar 17 2019 at 12:51 AM Rating: Good
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    Step 3) Stop the orcwere infiltrators that have climbed over the wall in the east
    Step 4, 5, 6
    # Mar 17 2019 at 12:47 AM Rating: Good
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    Step 4) Keep the orcweres after our supplies! They are ravaging the landing area! 0/10

    Description on task window: Another group is on the mountain heading toward the landing area to the west. Please don't let them get to our supplies. They can't eat gears and oil, but the can certainly ruin them.

    Found them north, up the mountain a bit inside the opening from the platform

    Step 5) That was too close. Press them back into their homes. Kill the howlers. Take the fight to them! 0/5

    These Howler orcs are located on the paths outside of the south gate. There are other orcs mix with them.

    Step 6) Open the chest.

    The chest is locate back at the south gate.



    First two stages
    # Mar 16 2019 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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    [1] Drive the raiders from the front gate. Kill 12 Orcs at the gate. Most but not all could be rooted and snared. None could be headshot. Splitting the groups was standard. Snare/Cover Tracks, Vinelash/punt, and Harmonious Arrow all worked. All were moloable by a RoS raid geared ranger with a healer merc.

    [2] Some orcweres are climbing the mountain towards The Maker. Kill 8 wereorcs. One came single but was quickly joined by four or five extras. These could be vinelashed, but broke root frequently. A full group will have no problem, particularly with CC, but I decided to wander drunkenly at about 40% health tanking 3 or more of them.

    If I get to the next stage I will update.
    infiltrators
    # Mar 16 2019 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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    Step 3 isnt very well written. The infiltrators are actually at the base of the mountain on east side. I dont see anything in the written quest that would have suggested that area. There is no ladder.
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    # Mar 16 2019 at 7:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Chest dropped 3 items*, all similar in quality to tier 3 TBL.
    Blushing Eclipse - Mask
    Sharpened Angle Brace - War only 1hs
    Reclaimed Gyroscope - Range.

    *Items aren't in the database yet.
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    # Mar 16 2019 at 3:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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    You say, 'Hail, Belira Blastil'
    [Sat Mar 16 04:14:22 2019] Belira Blastil says, 'Hello friend. I hope you remain unharmed while visiting our monument. Unfortunately danger lurks nearby. I advise that you remain inside the museum while you are here. Only someone very [brave] or foolish should venture outside.'

    [Sat Mar 16 04:14:29 2019] You say, 'brave'
    [Sat Mar 16 04:14:29 2019] Belira Blastil says, 'Certainly you are brave enough, I was never questioning that. I apologize and accept your wonderful offer to help us out. When you are [ready] I can show you a secret way outside. It is the least I can do.'
    [Sat Mar 16 04:14:33 2019] You have received a request timer for 'The Darkness Howls': 0d:0h:5m remaining.
    [Sat Mar 16 04:14:33 2019] You have been assigned the task 'The Darkness Howls'.

    [Sat Mar 16 04:24:52 2019] You say, 'ready'
    [Sat Mar 16 04:24:53 2019] Belira Blastil says, 'Your assistance is appreciated. The museum is closed briefly to give it a good cleaning, or so I am told. However, I spoke with some of the cleaning crew a moment ago and they know nothing of it. I have suspicions about what might be happening there. Can you investigate for me?'
    [Sat Mar 16 04:24:54 2019] LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
    [Sat Mar 16 04:25:06 2019] You have entered Gnome Memorial Mountain: Under Assault.

    Edited, Mar 16th 2019 4:27am by Sigpaos
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