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Quests for Ruins of Illsalin

Blood Raid: Emperor Draygun (Normal): This raid task begins with Brother Dark Water who can be found at -980, 750, 84 in Undershore (outside the tent containing Jarzarrad the Prophet, in the southwestern part of the zone). You must have at least six and no more than 54 players in your raid.

You say, 'Hail, Brother Dark Water'

You are the one who survived the rigors of Shadowspine! I have heard your name whispered by the Free Traders near Malgrinnor. They say that you will gather an army and confront Draygun and his Council of Nine? Is this [so]?

You say, 'This is so'

You have been assigned the task 'Emperor Draygun (Raid)'.

Emperor Draygun fears you now. He knows you gather an army to end his reign over the ruins of Illsalin. He knows the power you posess. And he knows that you will find him.

Confront him in the Nargilor Pits. He waits for you there.

Enter the Nargilor Pits 0/1 (Ruins of Illsalin)

Upon zoning into the Nargilor Pits:

You have entered The Nargilor Pits.

A powerful spirit is drawn into your own and you immediately recognize it as a shade of Draygun the Emperor. His dim essence causes a change in the Curse of Blood that you bear. Your blood burns. Your muscles and bones begin to ache. Your mind screams, but years of hard-won experience with the arcane enable you to silence it. Somehow you sense that Draygun also bore the Curse of Blood and in a brief moment you sense an even greater, darker presence that eludes you.

On zoning in, you are immediately be hit by an unresistable spell, Draygun's Touch. It cannot be dispelled and lasts 15 minutes. The effect depends on how many bosses in the "curse set" you have encountered:

1st: Decrease Mana by 5 per tick, Decrease Hitpoints by 10 per tick
2nd: Decrease Mana by 10 per tick, Decrease Hitpoints by 20 per tick
3rd: Decrease Mana by 15 per tick, Decrease Hitpoints by 30 per tick
4th: Decrease Mana by 20 per tick, Decrease Hitpoints by 40 per tick
5th: Decrease Mana by 25 per tick, Decrease Hitpoints by 50 per tick

Note: It's possible to avoid this AE, but it's not known under what exact circumstances you can do so. It may involve flagging for Demiplane or killing events in Demiplane (up to or including Mayong Mistmoore).

The zone is patrolled by red-con, see-invis Illsalin mobs. Nothing here respawns.

Defeat Emperor Draygun, the Lich King 0/1 (The Nargilor Pits)

Emperor Draygun, the Lich King, stands in the middle of the south wall in the southernmost hall in the zone. Next to him is an untargetable floating book "Shadow Spine".

Emperor Draygun hits for a max ~5,500. He casts two spells:

Curse of the Lich: PB AE 100', Magic (-1000)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 2000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 500 per tick
3: Decrease Mana by 250 per tick
4: Decrease Endurance by 50 per tick
5: Increase Curse Counter by 45

Draygun's Touch: Single Target, Prismatic (-350)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 5000

Once you engage Draygun, Shadow Spine will spawn five undead "a lost soul" in waves 2:30 (two and a half minutes) apart. In each wave, the five will spawn at intervals of a couple of seconds, helping with targeting.

The "a lost soul" move quite slowly but tend to warp. They hit for a max ~1,750. It is essential that they are killed fast or they will despawn and make Draygun stronger:

Emperor Draygun absorbs the power of the shadow into himself, growing in strength.

This causes his hitpoints to rise and his hits to increase in strength.

When undead Draygun reaches 85% health, a live version ("Emperor Draygun") spawns.

Emperor Draygun says 'Adventurers, normally I would slay you for even entering my fair city, but I see your efforts against this evil. Please, I must have your help to heal this corruption and restore health to my people.'

At this point, any damage done to the undead Draygun will heal him, so stop attacking.

Emperor Draygun's lifeforce returns for a moment, as he feels enormous pain.

Emperor Draygun absorbs the magical energies of the spell.

It takes very little damage done to undead Draygun to return him to full health.

The live Draygun will vanish and you can get back to attacking undead Draygun. The same process repeats at 60% and at 35% health. Note that the live Draygun will only appear once at each checkpoint. Undead Draygun can heal from 85% to (say) 100% health but you won't see live Draygun again until 60% health.

Once you win, you see:

Your task 'Emperor Draygun (Raid)' has been updated.

You sense something very sinister enter you. It feels warm and slow, purposeful and immense. You know that you have just gained some sort of curse because of the death of Draygun. You know that the thing you have just taken possession of is a curse, evil and frightening, but you also know that it might hold a promise of great power.

If you previously killed other bosses in the "curse set":

Draygun dies, but from his foul corpse is released a powerful curse. It's a curse you have already felt, one that you feel even now. His curse joins yours and brings with it a portion of his corrupt soul. He whispers to you but you can not understand his words. You do know that you will grow weaker as your curse grows stronger. But you also know that this is more than a curse, it is a path to power. If you can follow this path you may be able to seize that power, though it is the power of darkness and blood.

You have improved xxx of Blood y at a cost of 0 ability points.

Level 1: Curse of Blood
Level 2: Affliction of Blood
Level 3: Torment of Blood
Level 4: Temptation of Blood
Level 5: Invitation of Blood

Loot includes 2 runes (first list) + 3 items (second list) + 0-1 Bazu Stone:

Ancient Shadowspine Rune
Glowing Shadowspine Rune

Buckler of Unliving
Chain Helm of Insanity
Dark Nargilor Shard of Divination
Lance of the Fallen Shiliskin
Leather Sleeves of the Cursed Lich
Nargilor-Encrusted Ring
Nargilor-Imbued Silk Mitts
Plate Boots of the Lich King
Shard of Nargilor Magic
Shiliskin Water Heater Reward: Bazu Stone
Reward: Dark Nargilor Shard of Divination
Reward: Plate Boots of the Lich King
Reward: Buckler of Unliving
Reward: Leather Sleeves of the Cursed Lich
Reward: Shiliskin Water Heater
Reward: Nargilor-Imbued Silk Mitts
Reward: Lance of the Fallen Shiliskin
Reward: Ancient Shadowspine Rune
Reward: Shard of Nargilor Magic
Reward: Nargilor-Encrusted Ring
Reward: Chain Helm of Insanity