Adler's Request (Crypt of Decay flag)  

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Time:3 Hours
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
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Era:Planes of Power
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Oct 28 20:30:38 2002
Modified: Tue Aug 6 02:35:27 2019
This is a raid level quest for entry to the Crypt of Decay (Ruins of Lxanvom).

You say, 'Hail, Adler Fuirstel'

Adler Fuirstel tells you, 'Can you smell it? It is the musk of death and pestilence. It is a smell that I have welcomed for so long, but now it turns my stomach. My brother Milyk and I have come here from Qeynos. We were members of the Bloodsabers but sought higher enlightenment. Upon arriving here Milyk began to channel all of his energy into opening the portal to the Plane of Disease.'

You say, 'What portal to the Plane of Disease?'

Adler Fuirstel tells you, 'We sought only the wisdom of Bertoxxulous. When Milyk finished his chant and the portal opened, it began to spew out this vile pestilence you see before you. Milyk caught the brunt of the plague, and his condition worsens. I have been infected as well, and am weak but I will go into the plane to save my brother if I must. The weavers have seen in their tapestries that one holds a ward that will halt the effects of the toxins that the touch of Bertoxxulous brings.'

You say, 'What ward?'

Adler Fuirstel tells you, 'The ward is carried by the one that Bertoxxulous has created to protect the entrance into his den. If you dare travel into this pungent plane and find the ward bring it back. If we can halt the advanced toxins in Milyk's system maybe we can save him.'

You have received a character flag!

Visiting Seer Mal Nae`Shi in the Plane of Knowledge, the character flag identifies as follows: "Adler Fuirstel wishes you to obtain the Ward from the Plane of Disease and take it to his ill brother Milyk."

Inside the castle in the Plane of Disease, you will need to kill Gryme the Crypt Guardian to receive a key to the Crypt he guards. He is relatively easy and can be dropped with two groups.

The passageway is guarded by Aramin the Spider Guardian, who is a little harder than Gryme. Aramin also drops loot.

In the bottom of the Castle is Grummus. He hits for about 1100, and has two very nasty Area Effect attacks.

Ensure that your raid is set up as a raid through /raidwindow, and kill Grummus. Doing so will spawn "A Planar Projection" which the people in the raid may then hail to receive another character flag.

You say, 'Hail, A Planar Projection'

You recognize the sound of the voice echoing in your mind to be Milyk Fuirstel's. He tells you before fading, 'I beg of you, return to me with the ward that now envelops your body. This etheric energy is the only thing that can stop this plague that has been placed upon me.'
You have received a character flag!

Visiting Seer Mal Nae`Shi in the Plane of Knowledge, the character flag identifies as follows: "Grummus has been destroyed, about his corpse you found a small ward to protect from disease."

You say, 'Hail, Adler Fuirstel'

Adler Fuirstel tells you, 'Please you must hurry! Take the ward that surrounds you back to my brother and lift the sickness that has come over him!'

You say, 'Hail, Elder Fuirstel'

Elder Fuirstel slowly turns towards you. You can feel the heat radiating from his face. The warding that envelopes your body reaches out and begins to surround him. You immediately see improvement in his condition. The pus filled sores covering his face and his burning fever start to vanish. 'Thank you friend. I no longer feel the touch of death on my soul. However I do feel the grasp on Bertoxxulous, his plague is still upon me but not spreading throughout my body. I fear the only way to remove this pox would be to weaken Bertoxxulous enough that his curse would be lifted. I now renounce my faith in Bertoxxulous, please fell this god so that I may continue and learn from my mistakes.'
You have received a character flag!

Visiting Seer Mal Nae`Shi in the Plane of Knowledge, the character flag identifies as follows: "Now that Grummus has been destroyed, the entrance to the Crypt of Bertoxxulous should open before your might."

You say, 'Hail, Adler Fuirstel'

Adler Fuirstel tells you, 'Did you learn how to get into Bertoxxulous' lair when you retrieved the ward? In my brother's vision he spoke of a huge metal pipe, that would only be affected by one that carries the knowledge of what lies behind it. Go now into disease and move the rotted pipe that is behind Grummus. There you will find the Lord of Pestilence. I beg of you for the mercy of my brother, and myself, weaken Bertoxxulous to a point where his curse on us can be lifted.'
  • Crypt of Decay/Ruins of Lxanvom character flag
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# Feb 19 2013 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
After killing Bertoxxulous you get this text to finish up this quest-line.

//After killing Bertoxxulous
[Mon Feb 18 18:30:53 2013] A nimbus of light floods throughs the crypt in one magnificent wave as an earth shattering howl is heard. The bringer of plagues, lord of all disease and decay, Bertoxxulous has been defeated. Suddenly an urgent whisper fills your head simply saying, 'The Torch of Lxanvom shall burn bright again. Freedom is now ours, for that we thank you.'

//Hailing planar projection after killing Bertox
[Wed Jan 30 04:10:19 2013] Milyk Fuirstel's thoughts enter into your own. 'Bertoxxulous is slain, for this my brother and I are forever in your debt. Please, when you have the opportunity come visit me in the Plane of Tranquility. I would like to thank you face to face.'
//Receive Character Flag

//Hailing Elder Fuirstel after hailing Planar Projection
[Wed Jan 30 04:15:24 2013] Elder Fuirstel tells you, 'Welcome back friend. I must tell you that my brother and I shall never forget what you have done for us. We have since renounced our following of Bertoxxulous, for in him we only found suffering. We have joined a new following, learning from the gods without their direct influence over us. I shall not keep you though, thank you once again!'
//Receive Character Flag
AA for Bert
# May 23 2005 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
217 posts
For all those that are wondering, TT and Bertox are the same flag (yes I know it flags your for different zones).

If you do TT, hail the dwarf, you'll get an AA and a charm boost.

If you do Bert after TT, you'll get nothing.

It also works vice-versa.

A guildy and I were on an open TT raid. He went to get his AA and Charm boost and got nothing. I hailed, and got my AA and Charm boost. He told me it was because he already had the Bert AA and Boost.
Dropped and Question
# Jan 25 2005 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Ok we took down Grummus last night on Brell. It was a pick up Raid. Did the Hail and talking to Adler before the AA. I skipped the points of going back forth between PoT sickbay and Alder though. After hailing the PP, i zoned in and out of CoD went to PoK and got the AA and message. Went back to sickbay and hailed Alder's brother and got the whole renouncing Bertoxx message. Did I miss anything? And where/how do I get to Bertoxx to finish him off?
RE: Dropped and Question
# Mar 31 2005 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
55 posts
Bertox is in the Crypt of Decay, you will need to run a gauntlet of his protectors to retrieve the key to his lair (aka Carpin cycle) after that you pop down using the throne that you see upon zoning into CoD and run a event to deal with the lost Kings of Lxanvom who after they are killed draw Bertox out to destroy you
# Nov 04 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
we killed Gryme with just 1 grp..we had a 2 65+bst,a 50+bst,65 cleric,and a 67 pally..the pally and both bst died but we still killed him..his DoT is very strong so watch out

-Kolab Eringyah
56bst of Tunare
<no guild>
Flag Info
# Sep 18 2004 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
For those wondering, aftering killing Grummus, you do not need to jump in the hole (the hole found in the castle in PoD, which zones you into CoD) for the flag at all, just make sure you hail the Planar Projection.
no AA here either
# Sep 12 2004 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I did not get the AA or charm stat boost either
:( . SOE checked and yes I have flag but they cannot verify I did not get a AA so am S.O.L. Not sure if its worth doing again for the stat boost or if it would even work the next time either.... If I get on a raid to kill Bert or TT for example and dont get a AA and stat boost then I'm gonna raise hell!! lol
# Jun 20 2004 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
[b][/b]No AA or stat boost from this one. At least for me
RE: Nothing..
# Jun 24 2004 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
Any time you receive a flag that gives you access to a new zone.. as in Grummus giving you access to the Crypt of Decay, you get a stat boost on your charm. And you get an AA for getting into the Crypt also. Not sure where you went wrong.
RE: Nothing..
# Oct 05 2004 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
1) Kill Grummus, hail projection, get flag
2) Zone in and out of CoD
3) Tell story to Dwarf in PoK, get AA+stats
RE: Nothing..
# Oct 05 2004 at 3:51 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Most likely, the guy complaining about no aa/stats, already has the group access flag to CoD.

You only get AA and charm stats for the FIRST flag you get into the zone. For example, I had tactics group access using the Daiku emblems, and therefore did not get an aa or extra charm stats upon killing Manetic Behemoth.

RE: Nothing..
# Jun 26 2004 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent

You don't get the AA for killing Carp. That just gives you access to the second part of the CoD. When you kill Bertoxx, you get access to a new plane, and a boost to the charm, and an AA as well.
RE: Nothing..
# Aug 20 2004 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
he is not talkin about killing Carp ... he's talking about grummus.

May be that he didn't get preflag. Need to hail both the Fuirstels
# May 24 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know it AoE is resistable? If so, what kind of AoE? and lastly ,what was thier resist at so we can plan accordingly. I wiped two times from this Dot...Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
RE: resists
# Jun 23 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
None of his effects are actually unresistable, just extremely extremely hard to resist.

His single target slow is Disease Resist check -300, so you need 300 Disease basically to even stand a shot of resisting this.

His two PB AoEs are also very hard to resist, one being -300 Disease again (Stench) and the other being -1000 (Plasma) which is litterally unattainable.

Basically you can say that if you have a good bard in your group and a Shammy/Necro resist buff... you have a chance to resist the Stench, but no one has a good chance to resist the Plasma.
anyone else have problem?
# May 07 2004 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
What do I need for CoDb ?
A few other tips
# Jan 03 2004 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
I have done this twice. First time was a disaster. 50 level 60s in the group and we wiped twice. 2nd time was easy as pie. My only suggestion, get as large a group as you can (we had 72 level 62-65's) and make sure you have a bunch of clerics for heals, MGB heals and to cleanse the dots that fat boy casts.

A few other helpful hints.. a) very important, make sure that eveyone hails the Planar Projection only once. If not, you can "use up" flags and some in the group won't receive b) Make sure everyone does the pre-quest on their way into POD c) don't forget to visit Elder Fuirstel on the way out -- he is in one of the buildings that surrounds the PON enterance (one with stone boulders for stairs) laying on the floor, hail him for the final character flag.
Preflag Required?
# Dec 21 2003 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
One of our guild's biggest problem is members who try to shortcut everything and just jump to the big kills. We're looking to kill Grummus and my question is this: If we kill Grummus, will the members who have not taken the time to talk to Adler still get flagged? I know the Hedge maze flag won't take effect if you aren't preflagged for it first. (One of our clerics learned that the hard way last week.)

RE: Preflag Required?
# Jan 17 2004 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
Yes they will get flagged - they might have to visit the seer in PoK later and have the memories unlocked, but they get it.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 06 2003 at 3:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) After a few mins of setting up we proceded to kill him, raid force wiped cept casters an clerics rez'd ma,s an tanks to finish him off, but about 2/3 of the raid force was dead when he dropped. Well supposedly the 1/3 still left go charecter flags an the other 2/3 who were still waiting on rez's got screwed, someone said he is on a 5min timer (projection) but i think that is complete ******** sint if a wipe on this would happen like mine wouldn't u think the dev team would of implemented a 30min timer or etc!?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 05 2003 at 4:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Had the pleasure of joining legions of Vahalla on the Morell thulle server for a hit on grummis.
# Jul 26 2003 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
what would be the last amont of people to take this gut down any info on it would help a bunch

65th bst from innoruk
Flagged to enter ?
# Jul 24 2003 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
Been going to Crypt of decay lately and never needed to get flaged to enter.The zone is in cave on hill just above the zone in to PoD
RE: Flagged to enter ?
# Jul 25 2003 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
Hi, yeah EQ removed the need for a flag to get in to certain zones for experience and just made it a level requirement. However...if you are planning to proceed up through the tiers with the ultimate goal of getting into the Elemental will need all of those flags beginning with the ones from the PoJustice trials.
# Jul 22 2003 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
If you take this guy out with a full raid, does the entire raid get flagged or just the group that got the slay?
RE: Flags...
# Sep 09 2003 at 8:32 AM Rating: Default
When Grummus goes down, a Planar Projection spawns - hail it to get flagged. Stays up for maybe 5 minutes.
How many Flags from grummus?
# Jun 27 2003 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
36 or 72 flags for killing grummus nowadays?
# May 06 2003 at 11:13 AM Rating: Default
The Key IS NO RENT so if u plan to take it to just have it for a further Raid on to grummos you should Know that will only last till you camp characater.
It might be bugged ,we coulnt open the door.
I am not sure , becouse we didnt get the flag at the guy of the entrance of POD , so just in case Hail Adler Fuirstel and follow dialog.
'What portal to the Plane of Disease?
'What ward?'
Vengadores del Ebro
more key problems
# Jan 21 2003 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
We had the same trouble mentioned above with the key. The keyholder got the same message as above. He was in 1st person view, had the key on his cursor, and pressed "U". He tried it both while in /raid mode and also after /raiddisband. He said he had received the "what ward" flag. I don't know what the problem was.

Edited, Tue Jan 21 16:22:11 2003
# Dec 08 2002 at 3:58 AM Rating: Default
Just for warning Gryme hits 500+ with a 3000 point AOE
did that
# Oct 30 2002 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
Nods, that is what was done. Not sure what is going on with the key atm :(
try this
# Oct 30 2002 at 6:06 AM Rating: Good
hold the key in your pointer and hit u
anyone else have problems?
# Oct 30 2002 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
"Inside the castle in the plane of Disease, you will need to kill Gryme the Crypt Guardian to recieve a key to the Crypt he guards. He is relatively easy and can be dropped with 2 groups."


We did this, killed Gryme...and the door still says, it is locked and your not holding the key?
Even had Raid group going...still nothing :/ Is this bugged or are we missing something
RE: anyone else have problems?
# Nov 02 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
The key is the loot from Gryme.
Hold it and use it pls
RE: anyone else have problems?
# Apr 07 2003 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
Sometimes it takes others to point out even the simpliest things.
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