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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 group mission begins with Keeper Dilar Nelune (click for map image) in the Norrath's Keepers camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.
Pre-requisites for requesting this task:
- Must be warmly faction with Norrath's Keepers
- Completion of all Tier 4 tasks and flags (including the raids)
You say, 'Hail, Keeper Dilar Nelune'
Keeper Dilar Nelune says 'Should we all perform to Chieftain Aderi's expectations, the races of good and light will bring an end to the threat of evil upon Norrath.'
You have been assigned the task 'Origins of the Curse'.
According to reports from our preliminary scouting expeditions, we believe that someone, or something, unleashed a curse within the Nest shortly before our soldiers first arrived. Venture into the Next and see if you can recover any clues as to the nature of this curse.
Touch the portal to The Nest in the Broodlands 0/1 (The Broodlands)
The entrance is in the southeastern part of the Broodlands.
Explore the Fire Lair in the Nest 0/1 (The Accursed Nest)
Locate an NPC called "Zebeker, a necromancer`s pet". From the zone-in point, head west, and then make a left (turn south to the zone's fire wing) at the first 'intersection' in the tunnel. You'll find it there. This is a location update; you don't actually have to speak with him, but doing so will provide some information:
You say, 'Hail, Zebeker, a necromancer`s pet'
Zebeker, a necromancer`s pet says '`Yeah? What do you want? Were you sent by my [master] to give me a good savaging? C'mon then. Make it fast.''
You say, 'Who is your master?'
Zebeker, a necromancer`s pet says '`What master? Don't tell me you wandered down here on your own?. . . I'm talking about the necromancer that unleashed the curse on this place. I used to be his summoned pet, you know? I was a good pet too--always fetching things and spying on people for him--then one day he takes me on a [mission] into this crazy dragons' nest and I accidentally dropped one little potion. Like that--,' Zebeker snaps his fingers, '--my master flies into a rage and commands me to stay here for all time. I've been stuck here ever since, watching my bones grow brittle and the walls gather dust. I don't even have anything to read!''
You say, 'What mission?'
Zebeker, a necromancer`s pet says '`No, sorry. I can't tell you what that still-hearted maggot pie of a necromancer was up to. I'm his summoned pet after all and I can't betray him even though he deserves it a thousand times over. I'm bound by his magic, you see, and until I get my [bone chips] back, I'll forever be his servant, forced to obey his blasted, ill-conceived commands. By the gods, how I hate that necromancer!''
You say, 'What bone chips?'
Zebeker, a necromancer`s pet says '`The bone chips that he used to summon me. Only if I have those can I be free of his contestable control. After I dropped the potion, he crushed my bone chips into four shards and threw them into. . . into . . . Aaagh! His magical control over me is preventing me from saying, but if you can find my crushed bone fragments, I can be free again. Then I can I can tell you everything I know about this accursed nest we're both stuck in.''
Find the Fragments of Zebeker's Bone Chips 0/4 (The Accursed Nest)
From here, you have to find and kill 4x "a remnant of the curse" (Level 73 dervish mobs). These mobs are non-KOS and are not social with the other mobs in the zone. Each of them drops 1x "Fragments of Zebeker's Bone Chips". Once you have the four fragments, return to Zebeker, and turn them in. They can also be handed to Zebeker one at a time by anyone in the task.
Reports indicate the locations of the remnants are somewhat randomized. You'll want to look in any of the five 'rooms' in the south wing (this includes the two bridge rooms).
The remnants hit for a max ~1,100; have ~50,000 hitpoints; and are stunnable and mezzable. They are relatively less difficult than the general zone population.
a remnant of the curse whispers faintly, 'Deathhh findsss you.'
a remnant of the curse has been slain by _____!
a remnant of the curse's corpse withers and shrinks to the ground
Return Fragments of Zebeker's Bone Chips to Zebeker 0/4 (The Accursed Nest)
In the task window, you now see:
Metafuze says, 'I'm free! Now, as promised, I'll tell you everything I know. My master snuck in here through a secret cave entrance and unleashed this curse upon the Nest. He wanted vengeance against the dragons for their "crimes" as he often put it. I could tell that much by his maddening rants. Unfortunately, I cannot say more. My master left me shortly after completing the curse and said that if I ever repeated his name, I would be blasted from Norrath before I could pronounce the first syllable. I believe him too!
Speak to Chieftain Relae Aderi 0/1 (Lavastorm Mountains)
Chieftain Relae Aderi (click for map image) is found in the Norrath's Keepers camp. Hail to complete.
You say, 'Hail, Chieftain Relae Aderi'
Chieftain Relae Aderi says, 'You say a necromancer had a hand in this? Hmmm, I expected dark magic was afoot. I must report this to Firiona and allow her to meditate upon the situation. In the meantime, you should get some rest. Norrath's Keepers may require your assistance soon.'
68 Radiant Crystals
1x "Norrath's Keepers Token" (faction turn-in item)
Note: If doing this mission 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.
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