Dragons of Norrath Progression (Dark Reign)  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Related Zones:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Mar 13 18:29:27 2005
Modified: Sat Aug 6 23:43:49 2022

Faction with the Dark Reign

The Dark Reign camp (/loc 3075, -320) can be found in the Lavastorm Mountains tunnels leading to The Broodlands.

There will be faction requirements as you move along in progression:

- Tier 1 requires "indifferent"+
- Tier 2 requires "amiable"+
- Tier 3 requires "amiable"+ (300)
- Tier 4 requires "kindly"+
- Tier 5 requires "warmly"+ (770)

There are several ways to increase faction:

- Kill Norrath's Keepers guards (+1 per kill).

- Wayfarer Mercenary Varein's solo tasks (available at apprehensive or lower):
--- Blood Money (+20)
--- Spider's Webs (+20)

- Wayfarer Mercenary Jeryx's solo tasks (available at apprehensive or lower):
--- Meat for Stew (+20)
--- Taunting the Brood (+20)

- Dark Reign Tokens are rewarded from all group missions and raids (LORE item, so turn it in each time you get one):
--- Turned in to Wayfarer Mercenary Limann (at apprehensive or lower) or Xeib Darkskies (in the Dark Reign camp at indifferent+) (+20 faction each)

- There are 37 non-progression group missions (the first eight are available at apprehensive):
--- Talontar (Lavaspinner's Lair & Tirranun's Delve):
------ Grounding the Drakes (apprehensive)
------ Lavaspinner's Locals (apprehensive)
------ Diving for Lavarocks (indifferent)
------ The Drake Menace (indifferent)
------ Infested (amiable)
------ Lavaspinner Hunting (amiable)
------ Storming the Goblin Temple (kindly)
------ Forbin's Elixir (kindly)
------ A Goblin's Escort (warmly)
------ Halfling's Treasure Map (warmly)
--- Daleynn Spiritshadow (Thundercrest Isles):
------ Simple Task (apprehensive)
------ Throes of Contagion (apprehensive)
------ Scions of Thundercrest (indifferent)
------ Splitting the Storm (indifferent)
------ Holy Hour (amiable)
------ The Creator (amiable)
------ Behind Closed Doors (kindly)
------ Lair Unguarded (kindly)
------ Plunder the Hoard (warmly)
--- Celrak Blightblood (Stillmoon Temple & The Ascent):
------ Animated Statue Plans (apprehensive)
------ Tracking the Kirin (apprehensive)
------ Death Comes Swiftly (indifferent)
------ Diseased Pumas (indifferent)
------ Best Laid Plans (amiable)
------ Storm Dragon Scales (amiable)
------ Scales of Justice (kindly)
------ Tea for Thy Master (kindly)
------ Signal Fires (warmly)
------ Sudden Tremors (warmly)
--- Pericolo L`Morte (Accursed Nest):
------ Lair of the Blackwing (apprehensive)
------ Scrap Metal (apprehensive)
------ Spider's Eye (indifferent)
------ Dragon's Egg (indifferent)
------ Lost Comrades (amiable)
------ Web of Lies (amiable)
------ Clues (kindly)
------ Rivals (kindly)

- There are two non-progression mini-raids:
--- Pericolo L`Morte:
------ Circle of Drakes (amiable+)
------ The Rampaging Monolith (amiable+)

- There are three non-progression full-size raids:
--- General Lereh Dirr:
------ Fanning the Flames (amiable+)
------ Reflections of Silver (high amiable+)
------ Kessdona's Perch (high amiable+)

- You'll also gain faction regularly as you go through the progression itself.

Tier 1: Gift of the Dark Reign

Upon reaching indifferent faction (and if Level 65+), you can begin progression. Speak with Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar sizes you up and snickers. 'How pathetic. What could you possibly do for me? You stand in the heart of the outpost of the might Dark Reign -- soldiers of Lanys T`Vyl. With her on our side, why would we need you? I assume you think you can [help].

You say, 'Of course I can help'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Hm? I could at the very least send you on a quest that would -- with almost certainty -- see the end of you. Very well, then. Go talk to Sirrikis. He has some menial tasks suitable for a whelp like you. We need ingredients to create burning arrows, help collecting basilisk blood, and assistance in clearing a path for our equipment in the Stillmoon Temple. When you satisfy these needs, then mayhap I will entertain your homely face again.'

You have received a character flag!

Next, hail Officer Sirrikis Ryktor to get three solo tasks:

- The Burning Poison
- Blood of the Basilisk
- Clearing the Path

After completing these tasks, speak with Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar again:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Bah! I expected someone to report that you were deceased, _____. That not the case, obviously, perhaps I can give you a more challenging task. I have entrusted Vacax Rol`Tas with some more significant assignments. Go speak to him about the goblin's note in Tirranun's Delve and should he be satisfied with your work, perhaps I may talk again.'

You have received a character flag!

Now, speak with Officer Vacax Rol`Tas for a mission:

- Have Note Will Travel

With that mission completed, return to the Dark Reign camp, and speak with Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar again:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'If it will entice you to keep risking your lowly life for us, I have a rather rare reward for you -- a gift of magic from Lanys T`Vyl, the Child of Hate. It just might improve the more you help us. Do know that if you EVER turn your back on the Dark Reign and favor the Keepers, you will lose this gift in an instant.'

You have received a character flag!
You have gained the ability "Gift of the Dark Reign" at a cost of 0 ability points.

The new ability "Gift of the Dark Reign" gives a maximum stats increase of 10 per stat.

Tier 2: Tenacity of the Dark Reign

You must have amiable faction standing or better to request Tier 2 tasks. You can raise faction by doing the miscellaneous missions offered by the NPCs in the camp (each mission results in a Token which can be turned in for +20 faction). First, speak with Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar again for a flag (this checks you for amiable+ faction):

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

If below amiable, you see:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'What in the...? While a measure of arrogance can be tolerated, your stupidity cannot. You will go no further with me until you do more work for the Dark Reign. Pay your dues, fool!'

If amiable or higher, you see:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar looks you up and down with distaste. 'You have indeed surprised us all. Not just a few eves ago your name came up while we took a meal. Oh, how we laughed. But, as you are here, perhaps you have earned some insight into the great army of the Dark Reign. Our purpose -- nay, our destiny -- is to carry on the [work] of our most-feared and revered leader, Lanys T`Vyl.

You say, 'What work?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'We shall be victorious in robbing the lands of those ignorant and frail races of light and good. Should you stay the path with us, perhaps you will be on the favored side of darkness as we rule Norrath! In order to even be considered for such an honor, you must continue to provide for us. I believe Sirrikis is ready to trust you with [endeavors] that are somewhat more sensitive. And you will notice that I have told Lereh Dirr that if you are foolish enough, you may attempt to slay the great lava dragon known as [Tirranun].'

You have received a character flag!

(This flag grants you access to the non-progression raid "Fanning the Flames".)

You say, 'What endeavors?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Indeed, you must aid us with gathering muddy blood from sand goblins, creating an army of stone, and gathering kirin brains. See Officer Sirrikis for these tasks. Should you complete all of this work, which I highly doubt, I may grant you even more challenging assignments. Now, start marching. Your stench is annoying me.'

You say, 'What about Tirranun?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'I don't believe you are ready, but stranger things have happened -- not withstanding your success so far. Should you survive a meeting with this dragon of lava, we have much to learn. His death will likely grant us enough knowledge to find a way to access the other dragons that inhabit this newly discovered land. Should we learn enough about these dragons, we may be able to exploit their kind and their knowledge for our army and serve Lanys' will in Norrath -- to see the end of the good.'

Now, speak with Officer Sirrikus Ryktor and receive three tasks:

- Army of Stone
- Blood from Sand
- Reap the Kirin Mind

Once these tasks are done, head back to the Commander and speak with him to receive a flag:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'You continue to overcome the challenges that some of the grunts of the Dark Reign seem unable to. I suppose I shall continue to push the limits of your abilities to see at what point you end in a bloody mess. I've asked Vacax to assign you with stealing drake eggs for the Dark Reign. The potion we can make with them shall be deadly, indeed. As I don't appear to be able to get rid of you, I shall direct you to Aleeth Zyrv. The mission to investigate Emoush that he has for you is quite a bit more delicate and will require you to bring along those with skill that can be trusted. Return to me with proof when you have completed these assignments.'

You have received a character flag!

Next, speak to Officer Vacax Rol`Tas, who gives you another mission:

- Drake Eggs

With this mission complete, speak with Captain Aleeth Zyrv for your first progression raid event:

- Calling Emoush (6-24 players)

Loot the "Glowing Stone Fragment" from Emoush the Destroyer, and bring it to Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Interesting that you continue to put yourself in harms way for the Dark Reign and survive. Lanys has authorized me to improve your abilities somewhat so you can continue to risk your hide for us. Talk to me again and if the Dark Reign considers you worthy, I will have more work.'

You have received a character flag!

You get 1-2 AAs and the Special AA "Tenacity of the Dark Reign" (adds 250 hp/mana/end to your base stats). You also receive your 69th level spell/tome.

Bard - Spell: Storm Blade
Beastlord - Spell: Growl of the Panther
Berserker - Tome of Destroyer's Volley
Cleric - Spell: Blessed Touch (scribes as "Ward of Retribution")
Druid - Spell: Serpent Vines
Enchanter - Spell: Rune of Rikkukin
Magician - Spell: Summon: Molten Orb
Monk - Tome of Dragon Fang
Necromancer - Spell: Shadow Orb
Paladin - Tome of Guard of Righteousness
Ranger - Spell: Earthen Shackles
Rogue - Tome of Assassin's Feint
Shadowknight - Tome of Soul Shield
Shaman - Spell: Spirit of the Panther
Warrior - Tome of Cyclone Attack
Wizard - Spell: Claw of Vox

Tier 3: Embrace of the Dark Reign

In order to continue on after this step, you must have high amiable faction (+400 faction). Hail Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar for another flag:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar snarls as you approach. 'Still nosing around, are you? While it's somewhat appropriate you're willing to be fodder for the Dark Reign. Your desire to please is almost embarrassing -- unless you are smarter than that and have [greater motives]. I highly doubt that, however.

You have received a character flag!

(This flag grants you access to the non-progression raids "Reflections of Silver" & "Kessdona's Perch".)

You say, 'I have greater motives...'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Is that so? If your desire is to serve Lanys T`Vyl and this ascending army, then I can respect that to some degree. Unless you are simply willing to give us your body for our undead contingent, you have many [quests] before you get there. Should you succeed, then perhaps I won't want to sever your head from that neck of yours each time I see you. Once again, Sirrikis has the details for you. As promised, I have given Lereh Dirr instructions to lead you to the greater [wyrms] we have uncovered the hiding place of, though our interest in them right now isn't critical.'

You say, 'What quests?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'You must contaminate the waters of Stillmoon Temple, gather knowledge from the scrolls of the temple, and thwart the attack of the Snowfoot goblins. When you are successful, return to me and I will direct you to my officers for more challenging work.'

You say, 'What wyrms?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'The dragons of the Temple and Ascent -- Rikkukin and Kessdona -- are mates of a type of dragon we've not seen. Scales of metal have been recovered from the temple and they hold a magic that might play a vital part for us. They are dragons of great wisdom and knowledge and besting them would be a feat that few are prepared for. But as few are foolish enough to take on the task, I thought you might be. You will find that Sirrikis can open the way to these dragons for you.'

Speak to Officer Sirrikis Ryktor to be assigned three solo tasks:

- Muddy the Waters
- Snowfoot Attack
- Knowledge is Power

After completing these tasks, speaking with the Commander again:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar sighs. 'Why must you look at me so expectantly? There is a long way to go before I would offer any respect. And if you're looking for thanks, your foolish gaze is in the wrong direction. Now, go speak to Vacax again and get details on a mission that might be very satisfying for you. I'd do it myself if I could -- you must attempt to collect a scroll of great power. Also, there is an interesting test of perseverance you must overcome in the temple. You'll need to speak to Aleeth Zyrv for particulars. And also speak to Aleeth who is pursuing Volkara in Tirranun's Delve.

You have received a character flag!

Next, speak with Officer Vacax Rol`Tas to be assigned a group mission:

- The Gilded Scroll

You'll also need to complete two progression raids from Captain Aleeth Zyrv:

- Volkara's Bite (6-42 players)
- Trial of Perseverance (6-24 players)

Loot "Goblin Warlord's Beads" from the warlord in the "Trial of Perseverance", and loot "Lava Spider Spinners" from Volkara in "Volkara's Bite". Hand in these two items to Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Such a wonder that you're forever returning here like a rat looking for scraps. Though your reek is foul, your work has earned you more power from Lanys' great magic. There will be more work for you if you've adequately proven yourself.'

You have received a character flag!

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'And so Norrath's Keepers loses to our greatness once again. You've given me and Lanys plenty to mull over and snicker about. Your service to the Dark Reign has been painful, but satisfying to me. Continue to serve and we will reward you well.'

You have received a character flag!

You get 1-2 AAs and the Special AA "Embrace of the Dark Reign" (increases buff slot limit by one).

Tier 4: Power of the Dark Reign

In order to continue on in Tier 4, you must, again, have kindly faction. Hail Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar for another flag:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'The path through the temples and mountains is fraught with danger. We have lost many who have gone on expeditions thus far. As you seem willing -- and pestering -- it's now your turn. Go speak to Aleeth. These assignments are not for the faint of heart and you hold the reputation of the Dark Reign in your hands -- something I will not tolerate being sullied. In the temple, you will need many allies to overcome Shogurei, the Guardian of the Sands. With a smaller force, you may be able to accept the challenge issued by the goblins of Thundercrest Isle. The audacity of challenging us, the army of the Child of Hate, is beyond me, but go!'

You have received a character flag!

Now, you'll need to complete two progression raids from Captain Aleeth Zyrv:

- Guardian of the Sands (6-42 players)
- Goblin Dojo (6-24 players)

Loot "Quintessence of Sand" and "Meditation Stone" from those two raids (respectively), and give them to Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'What of it? If you expect a dark elf of my stature to kowtow to you, your mind is seething with delusions. I suppose someone may ask me to reward you should you continue to prove yourself.'

You have received a character flag!

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Once again you exceeded my expectations, but I still find your manner deplorable. There is something about you that leads me to think you believe you are better than the rest of us. I suppose we shall see, shan't we? And you will likely have your chance to [prove] it. Shogurei's essence did reveal some secrets. He was gifted with the power of wind and storm, a magic bestowed upon it by the dragon of Thundercrest Isles. Now we know the magic the dragon holds, but we must send you to set eyes upon her.'

You say, 'How should I prove it?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Lanys T`Vyl and the rest of the Dark Reign grow more powerful by the day and our work becomes ever more important to continue this glorious trend. Lereh has some difficult employment for you, most notably a confrontation with the dragon of [storms].'

You have received a character flag!

You say, 'What dragon of storms?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Yar`Lir is perhaps the most powerful dragon known to our kind. Your work thus far has indicated to us, especially through the scrolls gathered from the temple, that Yar`Lir is the dragon responsible for casting a veil of magic and storms over the Nest to protect it from view and keep it hospitable for the wyrms. We want you to [kill] her. Lereh knows the path to Yar`Lir.'

You say, 'Why should I kill her?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'You must kill her to disrupt her magic and weaken the area. Soon, we shall rule the dragons and Norrath, and this is but a step on that path. This is one dragon that you must defeat before you are allowed to learn more of our knowledge of this place and to consider you a soldier of the Dark Reign. There is more than just her to defeat as well, which I will inform you of if you defeat the dragon of storms. You must return and give me one of her fangs.'

Now, speak with General Lereh Dirr to request another progression raid:

- An End to the Storms (6-54 players)

Loot "Yar'lir's Fang" from this raid, and hand it to Commander Zaerr Ty'Dar:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Some might show you gratitude for your achievements, but I shan't. Lanys Y`Vyl has once again allowed you a greater touch of the magic of Hate. If I deem you worthy, I may have more work for you.'

You have received a character flag!

You get 1-2 AAs + the Special AA "Power of the Dark Reign" (increases critical melee/magical attacks and heals).

If this is a server-first, completion of Tier 4 opens up The Accursed Nest (previously locked to everyone) on your server.

Tier 5: Fervor of the Dark Reign

In order to continue on in Tier 5, you must have at least high warmly faction (770). Speak with Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'I suppose, as much as it makes my stomach turn, I can say you've earned my respect. It is no small feat to kill a dragon, and one of Yar`Lir's caliber. Not only that, but the death of Yar`Lir has caused a significant upheaval in the Nest and we're unclear as to why. Figuring that out is now your job. There is some evil at work there and we need to know what it is... so perhaps we can work with it. Officer Vacax has a job for you -- to ambush a group of meddlers who are attempting to obtain information ahead of us. You will need to speak with Aleeth about a creature named Ju`rek and bring me evidence of your success.'

You have received a character flag!

Next, speak with Officer Vacax Rol`Tas for a group mission:

- Rival Party

You'll also need to complete another progression raid from Captain Aleeth Zyrv:

- The Curse of Ju'rek (6-24 players)

Loot "Diseased Wing Fragment" from this raid, and hand it to Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'From the first days when you were collecting ingredients for us, I would have never have expected you to come so far. While you do not rival my power, you have come as close as any -- and without so annoying me that I ran you through with my blade. The moment you killed the [dragon] of the storms, the Nest below was indeed weakened and the grim dragon of the Nest was awakened and angered.'

You say, 'What dragon?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Our rogues caught a glimpse of that dragon in the Nest and it appeared to be a dragon like Yar`Lir, but is no longer. It has been affected somehow, twisted and embroiled by shadow. You must go find it and kill it, at all costs. There is so much to learn and one last trophy to claim for Lanys T`Vyl, the child of Hate. Bring me Vishimtar's shadowy scale.'

Finally, speak with General Lereh Dirr for the last raid event:

- In the Shadows (6-54 players)

Loot "Shadowscale of Vishimtar" from this raid, and hand it in to Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar to finish off your progression:

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'It has been a long journey, _____. For the last time, the Child of Hate offers you the greatest power of Hate that a mere mortal can tolerate. You have served the Dark Reign well.'

You get 1-2 AAs and the Special AA "Fervor of the Dark Reign" (increases spell resist caps).


You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'You have done what most could not. From what we can piece together from the scrolls, the minds of the kirins obtained for us, and the death of Yar`Lir, there has been another that has brought a remarkable [darkness] over the Nest. As much as the Dark Reign would enjoy the credit, we cannot claim this great disruption.'

You have received a character flag!

You say, 'What darkness?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Yar`Lir was Vishimtar's mate, another dragon of storms. Together, the two of them used their magic to veil the Nest. When Yar`Lir was killed and the magic veil interrupted, an incredible and delightful event took place. A [dormant curse] in the Nest was brought to life that destroyed the eggs of the Nest and turned many of the creatures within it, including Vishimtar. He was not killed by the curse, but corrupted and made more powerful than any dragon we have ever seen!'

You say, 'What about the dormant curse?'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'What remains a mystery is the source of the curse. Someone or something was able to get into the Nest before any of us were able to... somehow. We will not rest until we learn the origins of that curse, for the magic that created it is certainly one we ought to have on our side, wouldn't you say? For now, your work with us is complete and we have all agreed to reward you well for all you've done in the name of Lanys T`Vyl and the outpost. You may now safely and indisputably call yourself one of the Dark Reign.'
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# Jul 17 2023 at 8:33 PM Rating: Good
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I did all the progression years ago, am 5/5 in the AA, can get Tier2 and up quests but not the first 3, he acts as if I need to talk to Zaer, which I did, but received no character flag (perhaps b/c I already did long ago). I can get the raids, and any tasks not from Officer Sirrikis Ryktor.

Maybe you simply cannot redo his...?

Edited, Jul 17th 2023 7:26pm by hotrod
Life needs more cowbell.

Suggestion in 2022
# Dec 21 2022 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks to whoever put this page together, it was a big help for me.

Due to bad planning, I found myself 6-boxing a group with 2 good, 2 neutral, and 2 evil characters grinding the tasks to get them to indifferent faction. I was doing the stillmoon tasks to get 20 kills, but I could tolerate a single character needing to collect 7 mottled meat. After days of grinding to indifferent evil faction (for a change of pace since I had always done the good side in the past), I found that my good characters had earned 25AAs more than the others due to the tasks themselves being worth XP.

The suggestion: If you find yourself in this situation where you need massive grinding on some characters and minimal grinding on others, what you can do is have the ones that need minimal grinding pick up tasks for the opposite faction half the time once they get to indifferent. So they're doing as many tasks (and getting as much task XP) as the others. Alternately you can do missions instead of tasks, however, I found the stillmoon killing much easier than the entry-level missions while 6-boxing since you can park 5 people in one place and just pull with one instead of needing to dungeon crawl.

Sadly I thought of this optimization too late for me.

Note that you bind yourself by the task NPC and you place your campfire in stillmoon for minimal downtime. Sadly this doesn't work for non-gaters.
Deity alignment matters for faction starting point
# Feb 02 2022 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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For future players on TLP's that reach Dragons of Norrath's release, please note that the starting point for Dark Reign and Norrath's Keepers factions are based on deity of the character. Good aligned toons start at -600 to Dark Reign while evil aligned toons will start -600 to Norrath's Keepers. As a guild there's no middle option, so one side or the other will be stuck grinding extra faction.

DoN just released today (2/2/2022) on Aradune, and my guild followed guides stating that DR was more fair as a starting point since evil aligned toons wouldn't be starting out behind everyone else, but this this was incorrect and now all of the good aligned toons are far behind the neutral/evil aligned toons. I've done 5 DR-aligned tasks with Tunare bard and Brells cleric box, and the cleric is now apprehensive while bard is still dubious.

Choose wisely and good luck
Deity alignment matters for faction starting point
# Sep 09 2022 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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There are some tasks that you can double up on up until you hit indifferent or so. If you get 'Blood Money' from the NPCS out by the volcano, and 'Grounding the drakes' from the ogre in the cave, you can effectively hit 40 faction per run. Enough bloods drop during the run to complete on at least 2 toons, so you may need to kill more mobs to complete bloods than you did to get the fangs, but have never not gotten enough for all 4 of my toons, with more mobs left over.
The task given out by the volcano involving the lavaspinners matches up with 'Web of Lies' from in the cave, as well.
t3 faction
# Nov 05 2021 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Tested this as i was working up an alt, was amaible(300) when tasks were given, 5 missions earlier that listed above.

"Tier 3: Embrace of the Dark Reign

In order to continue on after this step, you must have high amiable faction (+400 faction). Hail Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar for another flag:"

t3 faction
# Jul 30 2022 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Just starting working this on Aradune. I can confirm that only +300 is needed to start tier 3.
Tier 5 faction requirement
# Mar 29 2021 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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For Tier 5, need warmly 750 faction. At 740 could not get the flag. But you need 770 to request the group mission anyway.
Faction Required for Tier 3
# Nov 17 2018 at 11:32 PM Rating: Good
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As of 2019, on the Lockjaw progression server, Tier 3 tasks/raid requests and progression opened up at "high amiable", not kindly.
an Ending to the Storms
# Dec 25 2014 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Did "an Ending to the Storms"

I was boxing it with 2 toons I was working on the progression with (4 toons I had in group but sitting in pok so i could request) anyways. On this mission, I didn't see it listed anywhere, you have to be in the chamber before you engage the boss or the door shuts and anyone left out wont be able to loot the progression item. It's a 4day 20hr lock out so pretty painful.
Some of the dialogue wrong
# May 29 2011 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Just be aware that some of the steps have quoted the wrong NPC's to hail or missed a hail. If you are stuck at the proper faction level, try hailing each of the NPC's (Commander, Captain, etc) and that should unlock a character flag u missed.
Some of the dialogue wrong
# May 30 2011 at 11:13 AM Rating: Excellent
6,998 posts
Saejin wrote:
Just be aware that some of the steps have quoted the wrong NPC's to hail or missed a hail. If you are stuck at the proper faction level, try hailing each of the NPC's (Commander, Captain, etc) and that should unlock a character flag u missed.

If you have corrections, please post them.
Tier 5 Faction
# Jul 12 2010 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Was able to complete all of T5 after the token hand-in that got me to warmly (had already done the group task and raids, just handed in the raid drops).
Faction for Tier 3.
# Oct 14 2009 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
My 85 Iksar Monk, who I have been progressing w/ on the evil side since it's faster, cons kindly to the camp and Sirrikis but Sirrikis will not give me the Tier 3 tasks. Muddy waters etc to specify. Any idea whats up? Are you guys sure it's high amiable?
WTF??? YOU mean I am suppose to TANK???

Re: Faction for Tier 3.
# Oct 14 2009 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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It's mid-Kindly for Tier 3. See this thread.

Yther Ore.
Re: Faction for Tier 3.
# Dec 04 2009 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
It's not mid kindly. I just ran through T3 yesterday. You need high amiable. Low Kindly to start T4. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to do these tasks... unless I get another case of Alt Deficit Disorder
Re: Faction for Tier 3.
# Jun 16 2010 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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This is correct. high Amiable will allow you access to the T3 quests. I just completed the gilded scroll, and my factoin is still at 'Amiable'.
Level Of Starting
# Jan 31 2008 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
What is the level you must be to get this quest. I have a level 60 necro and I can't get the progression quest, indifferent faction. He says something to effect of being too inexperienced
Have Note Will Travel
# Dec 12 2007 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this recently,

I counted 25 goblins killed (any type: champion, sneak, shaman, evoker) to get the Task Master to spawn. This is pretty much accomplished by killing goblins that stand in your way to other end of zone (from south to north), without having to take detours into side rooms, but killing a few roamers as well as the static spawns.

The 9 guards needed on your way back don't need to be tracked... They are also right on the way from north to south. Only concern for smaller parties is that there will probably be respawns of the regular goblins as well as those guards to deal with. Might be easier to run for the exit, zone out, and clear back towards the guards, since they are easier to single pull when they are facing away from you :)

Good luck :)
More info...
# Sep 15 2007 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts

Upon completion of those tasks, speak with Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar to receive a character flag. You will then need to talk to Officer Vacax Rol`Tas for a mission:

You say, 'Hail, Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar'

Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar says 'Bah! I expected someone to report that you were deceased, Khikasoz. That not the case, obviously, perhaps I can give you a more challenging task. I have entrusted Vacax Rol`Tas with some more significant assignments. Go speak to him about the goblin's note in Tirranun's Delve and should he be satisfied with your work, perhaps I may talk again.'
You have received a character flag!

You say, 'Hail, Officer Vacax Rol`Tas'

Officer Vacax Rol`Tas laughs, 'These are indeed good days for the will of hate and fear. We will overcome the races of light and prevail. Pledge allegiance to Lanys T`Vyl!'
You can not be assigned this shared task because your party does not contain the minimum required number of players.

Intial Dialogue Revamp
# Jul 28 2007 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
Here is a revamped version of the initial dialogue for the Evil Progression. I would like to submit this to Allakhazam's but I would like some opinions on it.


The Dark Reign camp (loc +3074 -319 +42) can be found in the Lavastorm Mountains tunnels leading to The Broodlands.

In order to begin more advanced tasks within the Dark Reign camp, you must be of indifferent faction or higher. You can reach this faction by doing various solo and group tasks. Wayfarers Mercenaries Varein and Jeryx give out solo tasks on behalf of the Dark Reign at the Wayfarers Camp in Lavastorm (loc +2252 -36 +72). Upon completing solo tasks you receive platinum and receive the following faction hits:

+ Dark Reign
+ Lanys T`Vyl
- Norrath's Keepers
- Firiona Vie

Once your faction increases enough you can get solo and single group tasks at the Dark Reign Camp from Daleynn Spiritshadow, Pericolo L’Morte, Celrak Blightblood and Talontar. You may only receive group tasks yourself if you are already at indifferent faction, but if you complete them with someone else, you will receive Ebon Crystals which are droppable and can be used to purchase items from Xeib Darkskies, and a Dark Reign Token, which you can turn in to Xeib Darkskies for the aforementioned faction hits. If Xeib Darkskies will not accept your Dark Reign token, you can give it to Wayfarer Mercenary Limann. Eventually Xeib Darkskies will accept your token.


Thanks for your help on this!

Edited, Jul 29th 2007 12:59pm by Neranya
High Amiable for Tier 2 Evil
# May 17 2007 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
In order to continue on after this step, you must have high aimiable faction.

This statment is true of tier 2 evil even before eyou get to tier 3. It should be at the beginning of tier 2 not tier 3
What faction
# Mar 31 2007 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
I was wondering what faction was needed for the evilside Tier2?
i have done all tier on the good side with my main but trying it now for my war alt, hes indiff and tier 1 worked.
Drop rate
# Sep 11 2006 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
We did this tonight...took about an hour and 15mins. We hit the NW side of the zone. The spiders seemed to drop them fairly well.
Evil Mercenaries
# Jul 08 2006 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
can be located at 2243 / neg 55

About half way between Nagafens and Lavaspinners on a hill top
correction on number of crystals
# Jun 02 2006 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
I just finished 'Rival Party' on June 02, 2006. Received 66 crystals not 54 as stated. For anyone doing this mission respawns do not drop the eggs needed.
Possible to do both?
# Mar 28 2006 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
Is it possible to get all your rewards from the good, then start helping evil peeps with their missions and be able to eventually do evil progression? Be cool to get all the things like the 10 points to all stats or the buff slot a second time.
Possible to do both?
# Aug 22 2006 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
Still no reason for u to not help yr evil friends with theres. All u do is destroy the evil token u get and dont turn it in. Doesnt hurt yr faction one bit. Anyone who says they dont want to help because they workin on good is just full of it and being selfish.
RE: Possible to do both?
# Mar 28 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Well, you can complete both progressions, however, you will lose the benefits from one side, as soon as you begin factioning for the other side.
# Feb 19 2006 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
which task is easiest to get faction??
RE: Faction
# Mar 21 2006 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
I would advise you to get in on group missions and turn in the token you get to the camp merchant. This way you will get crystals and faction; the solo tasks from the wayfarer camp only give you faction.
enchanter reward for T2 progress.
# Feb 13 2006 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
135 posts
enchanter spell reward for tier 2 completion was rune of rikkukin.


Edited, Mon Feb 13 21:07:45 2006
Emoush turn in
# Feb 06 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
130 posts
"Calling Emoush" is a 24-player raid event in Tirranun's Delve. A fairly straight forward event, you need to kill Emoush's three guards and then take him out. Loot a Glowing Stone Fragment his corpse. Bring this to the Commander for a flag and:
-Two AAs
-Tenacity of the Dark Reign (250 hp/mana/end)
-Your 69th level spell/tome.

Beware! You do not turn in the Emoush piece to the Commander. If you do, this is what happens: You don't get the AA's, or the spell, or the 250 to Mana, HP, and End. You don't even get the Glowing Stone Fragment back. You have to petition to get it back. Once I figure out who the correct NPC is, I will repost.

I did not have the Drake Egg mission done when I turned in my Emoush. After doing the Drake Egg, I hailed the Commander and got my rewards. Sorry for the confusion.

Edited, Wed Mar 8 13:49:47 2006
# Dec 24 2005 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
You get 3 sets of 2 aas (Which i can understand, they are easy tasks) you get 4aas for the next one etc, i find it really stupid to only give you 2 aas for killing vish(final don mob) for completeing the full progression. and the final aa ability gained is almost useless, 2% to resist any spell...
RE: Stupid...
# Jun 09 2006 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Let me get this straight. You're in a guild raiding Vish... and you think resists are useless. Not just any resists either, but a unique blanket type resist that stacks with everything, isn't affected by the resist caps, and doesn't require a gear or aug slot of any kind. You're complaining about that? Even when he drops 6 per kill on top of loot that's already very good risk vs. reward?


Wow. I thought all the higher end guilds had standards about knowing what the hell you're doing. I guess it varies by server. May I ask what you're expecting from this? 30% melee mitigation? Maybe a few thousand hp? I know! 50 mana regen, right?
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