Norrath's Keepers Tier 4b: An End to the Storms  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Faction
  • Loot
Success Lockout Timer: 116:00:00
Faction Required:
Norrath's Keepers (Min: Kindly)
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue May 31 14:19:08 2005
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022

For an overview of the Dragons of Norrath expansion, see this wiki article.
For an overview of progression, see quest entries for Norrath's Keepers and the Dark Reign.

This raid task begins with Captain Areha Burina (click for map image) in the Norrath's Keepers camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting this task:
- Minimum 6 players; maximum 54 players
- Must be kindly faction with Norrath's Keepers
- Completion of all Tier 3 tasks and flags
- Completion of "Guardian of the Sands" (raid)
- Completion of "Goblin Dojo" (raid)

You say, 'Hail, Captain Areha Burina'

Captain Areha Burina bows. 'I see a good heart in you and a measure of bravery. Serve Firiona Vie and Norrath's Keepers well!'

You have been assigned the task 'An End to the Storms'.

Make your way to the isles in the sky. There you will find the great tempest dragon. We want to show a hand of good faith, but do proceed with care. We are almost certain this will be a hopeless mission and you will more than likely be required to defend yourself. Should she wish to see the end of the Norrathians for invading her home, then you must do what is necessary to prevent it.

Task Steps

Touch the portal to Thundercrest Isles 0/1 (The Broodlands)

Confront Yar`Lir 0/1 (Thundercrest Isles)


Kill Yar`Lir 0/1 (Thundercrest Isles)

The Event

Get everyone inside Yar`Lir's chamber before she reaches 95% health, as the doors to her chamber lock at that point.

Yar`Lir the Living Storm says 'I so seldom receive visitors here. You will be my entertainment!'

Yar`Lir the Living Storm hits for a max ~4,800; AE rampages (mitigated to ~900-1000 per hit); and casts "Wind Shear", "Icicle Blizzard", and "Yar`Lir's Cone of Storms":

Icicle Blizzard: Targeted AE 75', Cold (-475)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 3000

Wind Shear: Single Target, Chromatic (-425)
1: SpinStun

Wing Buffet: PB AE 1000', Chromatic (-425)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 2500

Yar'Lir's Cone of Storms: Directional AE 500', Chromatic (-425)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 5000

She is permanently rooted in place and sees invisibility (but not Shroud of Stealth). Over the course of the fight, she'll change forms (unique abilities depending on her form):

- Yar`Lir the Matriarch (spawns several "a blizzard seeker" adds)
- Yar`Lir the Hurricane`s Eye (spawns adds called "an unstable storm" which AE the DOT "Force Quake")
- Yar`Lir the Mistress of Winds (adds "Tempest Wind" to her spell lineup)

Tempest Wind: Targeted AE 30', Magic (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 600

Completion & Loot

Kill Yar`Lir to complete the event:

Yar`Lir the Living Storm has been slain by _____!
Yar`Lir struggles for a moment, causing a great torrent of weather to rock her treasure chamber. As the mighty dragon comes crashing down, the wind dies.

Your faction standing with Yar`lir has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Vishimtar has been adjusted by -1.

Unfortunately, Yar`Lir could not be reasoned with. You did what must be done to protect the denizens of Norrath from her irresponsible control over wind and weather.

Yar`Lir drops 9x "Yar`Lir's Fang" (progression) + 1x "Eye of Yar`Lir" (turn-in item for a mask). The chest that spawns after her death contains 3 items from this loot table:

Crescent Palemoon
Crystallized Glass Staff
Drake Scale Tambourine
Drake Scaled Bracer
Etched Clay Ornament
Head of the Putrid Drake
Lightning Singed Mantle
Mask of Raining Tears
Oculus of Yar`Lir
Shroud of the Surging Storm
Stormeye Band
Thundercrash Girdle
Windfury Katana
Windwatcher Sash
Yarusha, the Storm's Fury

Task Rewards:
8x "Radiant Crystal"
1x "Norrath's Keepers Token" (faction turn-in item)

Note: If doing this raid as part of progression, you'll want to check in with some NPCs to make sure your flags are up to date. See this quest entry for more details.
Submitted by: Saraban, Darkwind
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# Feb 11 2015 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
770 posts
Touch the Portal to Thundercrest Isles 0/1 The Broodlands
Confront Yar'Lir 0/1 Thundercrest Isles
Kill Yar'Lir 0/1 Thundercrest Isles

Shared task locks upon opening the doors to Yar'Lir's chamber.

Chest contains 3 items.

Cannot use Fellowship Campfire to enter the instance:
Your campsite is in an area that cannot be teleported to.

Yar`Lir the Living Storm begins to cast a spell. <Yar`Lir's Cone of Storms>

Yar`Lir the Living Storm has been slain by Tobynn!
Your task 'An End to the Storms' has been updated.
You have received a replay timer for 'An End to the Storms': 4d:19h:47m remaining.
Unfortunately, Yar`Lir could not be reasoned with. You did what must be done to protect the denizens of Norrath from her irresponsible control over wind and weather.
You have been given: Norrath's Keepers Token
You have gained 8 Radiant Crystals.
# Aug 17 2014 at 12:41 AM Rating: Good
The minimum is not 1. Need a full group of 6 to request the task.
EQ1: Gooshy:
EQ2: Gwenythe:
Yar Lir Info
# Aug 02 2013 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
240 posts
Fangs are indeed pre-lootable with zero faction & you WILL get them accepted later when you get the faction high enough. I have done this event weekly for alts (for the Stormeye band) with no faction and got them ally months later. No problem turning them in, just make sure to hail and follow the text to get the "update flag in yellow text" prior to hand-in. Has to be a minimum of 6 real players to request it although only need 1 to kill. Think the fastest kill is about 14 seconds (decap) so far for me.
# Nov 20 2012 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Yar'Lir fangs are no prelootable if you do this quest withothers that can and you do not have the faction. Even if you get the faction later he will not except the fangs. This seems to pertain to all the end items in the DON raid quests.
How Many To Get Task?
# Nov 15 2012 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
How many people in raid needed to get task?
Thx in advance!
# Jul 21 2012 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
Easy solo for monk; in Matriarch form she pops adds that need to be dealt with, all her other forms are cake.
Be warned: the door locks a short while into the fight and does NOT unlock upon completion. So if you're boxing you can do like i did and run all toons inside the room and camp the ones you dont need out.
# Nov 15 2009 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
You get the task from Captain Areha

I didn't see that this information was already available above. Sorry

Edited, Nov 16th 2009 11:03am by GraywolfLongleaf
Any REAL strats on this mob?
# Dec 15 2005 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
We're close, damn close each time we attempt, but I figure there's something we haven't noticed that we're not doing.

Some of us report getting hit less with the AE's when standing under the 'porch' areas around her room. Others report that standing in front of the 'water' closer to the center saw significant reduction in the AE damage.

What's the sure fire strategy to this?
Any REAL strats on this mob?
# Jan 29 2007 at 7:35 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
The names give hints to how to beat it. For example, what is special about the eye of a hurricane?

Don't want to give away the whole thing. Half the fun is figuring it out. Farming it afterwards actually can be a real snoozefest.
Any REAL strats on this mob?
# Jan 29 2007 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
Basically DPS fight.

Bury everyone including the clerics underneath him, right on his target ring. The rampage seems random. Like sometimes I don't seem to get hit much at all and I think that I found the perfect spot, then boom I get hit.

Spread out group healers in each group. As a pally I have my 65 & 70 group heals loaded. That is enought to get my group through the fight.

What's the sure fire strategy to this?

DPS, the faster you kill, the less chance your tank takes an unlucky round. Keep DI on him making sure to recast if it fires.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 16 2005 at 11:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can anyone post a strat on this mob to defeat it?
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