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|Anyone at least 72nd level is automatically granted the flag for Deathknell. The information here regards the ACTUAL flag, as it was prior to the minimum level requirement introduced. |
This is the quest which leads to access to Deathknell, the final zone in the Prophecy of Ro expansion.
In addition to the following steps, you must have completed the Theater of Blood access quest (Skylance 1, 2, and 3; North Ro 1, 2, and 3; Samples of Corruption) and Razorthorn access quest (Become the Vessel).
Find Emissary of Druzzil at the entrance to Arcstone in West Freeport.
You say, 'Hail, Emissary of Druzzil.'
Emissary of Druzzil says 'Greetings ______. I was sent by my mistress to search out those Norrathians that would have the power to assist her. You look as though you may be able to with stand some of the forces of my home. Perhaps you would be interested in accepting her [proposition]?'
You say, 'Proposition?'
Emissary of Druzzil says 'Druzzil Ro is seeking the most powerful of this realm to assist her in a rather troubling disturbance. If you are [interested] though, you will need to speak with her yourself. I am unable to say more on the subject.'
You say, 'I am interested.'
Emissary of Druzzil says 'Take this crystal with you when you speak with Druzzil. It will show you have spoken with me and she will tell you more of this disturbance. I must warn you though, only those that have proven capable of enduring the work of Druzzil will be allowed to speak with her. Once you enter the Plane of Magic, seek out Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn. He will be able to direct you further.'
Receive Shard of Mana.
Find Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn in Arcstone at location +130, -1040, +400 (he may wander a bit, so wait there). Speak with him, and you will be assigned the task Entrance to Daosheen's Chamber. Completing this task is required in order to request Daosheen the Firstborn [Raid] from Or`Sarro the Youngest, but not for Deathknell access per se.
Upon Daosheen's death...
Those crystals will need to be studied further. Perhaps there is a greater use for them. However there is a more important issue at hand. With your defeat of Daosheen, Druzzil has agreed to speak with you. Seek her out and see what may come of the meeting.
Now take the Shard of Mana to the Shrine of Druzzil in Arcstone. This can be found at LOC -345, -607, 465. If you pass Skysmoke on your way to the Relic zone in, the Shrine will be on your left side, on the hillside facing across the valley to the Skylance tower.
You say, 'Hail, Shrine of Druzzil Ro'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'Welcome to my home ____. I have been watching your travels for some time now. Since you have made it this far you have proven yourself strong enough to undertake a [task] for me.'
You say, 'What task?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'Recently there has been a disruption in an aspect of divine magic. It has been corrupted and is no longer responding to my work. In time I have no doubt that I will be able to return this magic to its true state, but in order to minimize the damage caused I would seek to contain it. There is an [enchantment] that would be ideal for my needs, though I would need to examine it more closely in order to craft it to my requirements.'
You say, 'What enchantment'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'Some time ago, when the effects of Discord were first being felt on Norrath, Sullon Zek began to lose control over her rage. Since then the effects of Discord have only served to weaken her hold on sanity and her powers. Fortunately, Rallos Zek detected the changes in his daughter and took [steps] to protect her.'
You say, 'What steps'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'It has long been rumored that the bloodline of gods can serve as the basis for very powerful magic. Rallos gathered his sons, Tallon, Vallon and Rolfron in Drundar and took from each a drop of blood. Adding his own blood, Rallos created a ward to contain the fury of Sullon. Since the construction of this ward, Sullon has not been able to leave her tower, regardless of how she rages against its walls. It is that ward I seek to recreate to fit my needs. If you are [willing] I would ask that you search out this ward for me.'
You say, 'I willing'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'The shard that you carry is more than the token you may think it is. If you stand within the ward the shard will create a copy of the enchantment within itself. Return the shard to me once you have done so and I will see if such a ward will serve.'
The next step involves the strengthening of your Enraged Flesh Charm, which you received as a result of the Become the Vessel task.
Side Note: For information about how to request the Sullon Zek raid, see the information at the bottom of the description for this task.
Upon Sullon Zek's death in Razorthorn, open the trapdoor in Sullon's chamber and descend right to the bottom. There you will find a large chamber containing the ward spoken of by the Shrine. Stand on it and your Shard of Mana becomes a Glowing Shard of Mana (But only if you have the Shard of Mana on you). Take the Shard back to the Shrine of Druzzil.
You say, 'Hail, Shrine of Druzzil Ro'
If you have not completed "Become the Vessel" then...
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'I see a change in the crystal you carry. However, my purpose in sending you to examine the ward of the tower was not only to gain knowledge of the ward. I wished to see if you would be able to gain entrance to the tower on your own. Since your friends opened the way for you to enter, this was not done. Return to me with the crystal once more when you are able to enter the tower without assistance.'
(Aside: If you have the Glowing Shard of Mana but have NOT yet killed Daosheen, then hailing will give no response).
Once you complete the "Become the Vessel" task, hailing gives..
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'There is a change in the crystal you carry. Place it on the shrine so that I may examine it.'
Put the Glowing Shard of Mana on the shrine. You receive a Red Shard of Mana.
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'So you were successful. I'm glad my faith in you was not misplaced. Give me a moment to examine the ward.'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'This ward appears to be ideal for my needs. I have made the necessary changes to the enchantment contained in the shard. Also contained in the shard is a drop of my own blood. As you may have gathered by now, there is more to these [troubles] than I have revealed.'
You say, 'What troubles?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'As I said when we spoke earlier, there has been a disruption in an aspect of divine magic. Unfortunately things are worse than that statement imply. The disruption of magic is in truth the corruption of my daughter, Ayonae Ro, by that vile fiend Mayong [Mistmoore].'
You say, 'What of Mistmoore?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'It was only recently that Mayong achieved his goals of ascension. Since then his shadow has been weaving through the fabric of the planes and pantheon, causing dissension and corruption where there was none before. Because Mayong was never meant to be a god, he has no plane of his own. In his arrogance he claimed the domain of my daughter, Ayonae. After he forced his way into her plane things only got [worse].'
You say, 'How are things worse?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'Just by his presence there, he began to corrupt the very essence of the plane. Ayonae fought with him for a time, but was soon driven mad by the corruption. Since then Mayong has bent the plane to his will and closed it off to all. I can only guess at the state of things there now. It is for these reasons that I have sought, and continue to ask for, your [help]. For if Mayong can corrupt my daughter and take her home, we can assume he won't simply stop there. I have seen a dark future and we need your help to prevent it.'
You say, 'I will continue to help.'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'My greatest concern is for the safety of my daughter. To that end I have put you on the path of this ward. Close though the ward is to completion there is still one part missing. The blood of Solusek Ro. There is one place on Norrath that you may be able to obtain a sample of his blood. You see it is the presence of his blood that created and maintains the dryness and sands of the Desert of Ro. That desert was not always as it is now. There was once a great [forest] there where the first elves lived.'
You say, 'What forest?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'You would know it as the Elddar Forest. The elves living there were the first creations of Tunare in Norrath who created fantastic thriving cities and villages in perfect harmony with the forest. Solusek Ro bacame jealous of these creations and sought to destroy them. In the heart of the great tree in the middle of the Takish-Hiz empire was a wondrous shrine to Tunare. It was there that he placed an insidious [poison].'
You say, 'How did he poison the tree?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'Solusek used his own blood to create the downfall of Takish-Hiz. His blood scorched the land and gradually drew all water and life from it. The rivers ran dry, it rained less each year, and while the great elven druids fought long and hard, using their powerful magic to combat the blight, they could only delay the inevitable. Slowly the forest gave way to desert, and eventually even great Takish-Hiz crumbled and the elves were forced to flee or be consumed by the sand themselves. Even today you can still find the [ruins] of their civilization.'
You say 'I will seek the ruins.'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'The great city of Takish-Hiz has left behind many of its structures, though they have been diminished by time. The greate tree touched by Solusek can still be found by those who know where to look. I would ask that you find this tree and obtain a sample of the blood within in order to complete the ward. Be wary though, there is a [guardian] protecting the chamber from all who would enter.'
You say 'Who is this guardian?'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'This creature was created from fire and Solusek's blood. It has guarded the chamber through the ages and is likely to be of unusual power. Caution should guide your hand in this, but should you find a way to defeat the guardian, and obtain a sample of the blood there, return to me and I shall finish the enchantment.'
You now need to retrieve a drop of Solusek Ro's blood. This will be no easy task.
Head to the Northern Desert of Ro and speak with Tak`Valnakor. He is found at location +6885, -1350. He will assign you the task Suchun the Blood Warden.
Once Suchun is dead, your Red Shard of Mana will become a Black Shard of Mana. If you happen to tackle Suchun before you attempt Sullon Zek then you will instead receive a Vial of Smoldering Blood.
Return to the Shrine of Druzzil.
If you have the Vial of Smoldering Blood then (after completing the Sullon Zek raid) give the Vial and your Red Shard of Mana to the Shrine to receive the Black Shard of Mana.
Give your Black Shard of Mana to the Shrine..
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'The ward is almost complete. With the addition of the blood you have obtained I can finish the ward itself. All that is left is to put the ward to use. You must find a way to my daughter and use this artifact in her presence. I can only hope once she is safe we will be able to stop Mayong.'
Shrine of Druzzil Ro says 'I'm afraid you are on your own in gaining access to Ayonae's home. As I mentioned earlier, Mayong has closed the plane off to all. There must still be a way to enter though. Should you find such a way you will want to speak with those that live there, they may be able to assist you more than I could.'
You receive Divine Fetters of Ro.
Travel to the Theater of Blood. Find Eodue the Pure wandering the zone-in.
You say, 'Hail, Eodue the Pure'
Eodue the Pure says 'Oh why have you come to this miserable place, this benighted [ruin]? In days of beauty and happiness we basked in soft and perfect music, a gift from our goddess. Now all is silent, save for the screams of terror and rage.'
You say, 'Ruin?'
Eodue the Pure says 'What, do you think this place was always like this? No, it has been ruined, as have my six [companions]. A great evil has swept through my home and I can't even begin to understand how or why.'
You say, 'What companions?'
Eodue the Pure says 'In this blessed place it would sometimes come to pass that the echoes of music from the mortal realm would be heard. If that music is pure enough, and its creator wise enough, it will sometimes take on physical form and reside here with us. I was one such being, and there were six others with me. I was created by the immortal notes of Selo himself and I am the eldest of the Muses. My six companions were inspired by [Jonthan], [Tuyen], [Rizlona], [Denon], [Cassindra] and [Ervaj]. Alas all save me have fallen to the [curse] that lives now in this place.'
You say, 'Tell me about Jonthan.'
Eodue the Pure says 'Yadanu was formed from the pure essence of Jonthan's music. Yadanu could use his pure clean voice to strengthen and empower those around him. Now he is twisted and evil and has taken the name Valik the Cruel. In his selfishness he has turned his focus inward and seeks only to empower himself.'
You say, 'Tell me about Tuyen.'
Eodue the Pure says 'Aedai was the pure manifestation of Tuyen's genius. Tuyen was skilled at weaving together the elements and Aedai was no different. Since the coming of the curse, however, she has slipped into madness. Mad MaryAnne is her name now and she twists and flings the elements of this world about in fits of rage.'
You say, 'Tell me about Denon.'
Eodue the Pure says 'Raelo sprang from the mind and heart of Denon. If Raelo had a fault it was too much pride, and that pride has mastered him now. He calls himself Maestro Tan`lor and he holds command performances where he forces the benighted denizens of this plane to sit stupefied for hours while he pontificates in the theater.'
You say, 'Tell me about Rizlona.'
Eodue the Pure says 'Sialaen was constructed from the very thought-stuffs of Rizlona's magical music. Some say that Rizlona's songs could light the world afire and Sialaen surely tried! Despite her fiery nature she was beloved by all. Now that the curse has corrupted her she goes by the name Vasella Fireblood.'
You say, 'Tell me about Cassindra.'
Eodue the Pure says 'Hiarith was the inspired creation formed by Cassindra's music. Under the influence of the curse that rests in this place he no longer radiates peace and healing. Instead he sucks the very mind and soul from those around him. Gnarlibramble is his name and he sulks in the woods of this plane. Beware his prickly nature!'
You say, 'Tell me about Ervaj.'
Eodue the Pure says 'Aelly was more beautiful than you can possibly imagine in your wildest mortal dreams, and was born from the soul of Ervaj. Now she is twisted and cruel, all thanks to this inscrutable curse and its dark master. She is renamed Anastasia the Thought Drinker. Fear her insidious ability to turn your power against you and steal the essence of your soul.'
You say, 'What curse?'
Eodue the Pure says 'A dark presence has stolen into this realm and now holds sway. I cannot pierce the darkness that clouds my mind enough to find his name. But perhaps together we can find the [source] of this calamity.'
You say, 'What source?'
Eodue the Pure says 'It would take great power to subvert one such as myself or my fellows. Such power would leave traces that could reveal secrets. As painful as it is to say the only hope we have of discovering the source of this scourge is to examine the corrupted essence of one of my fallen brethren. Free them from their torment and return their inspiration to me and we will together unlock this sad mystery.'
Recover any one Inspiration of (Bard Name) from any of: Gnarlibramble, Mad Mary-Anne, Vasella Fireblood, Valik the Cruel, Maestro Tan`lor, or Anastasia the Thought Drinker. Each drops 3 Inspirations.
Turn the Inspiration in to Eodue the Pure
Eodue the Pure says 'Alas its is far worse than I feared! A new Dark lord is rising, The Eater of Souls is on the move. Gather your strength and return to the highest point in this realm, past the Bridge of Sorrow that Mad Mary Anne now haunts. There you may gain entrance to the abode of this dark force there. For all our sakes i wish you well.'
You have now received your Deathknell flag.
Unflagged people may enter Deathknell by being "raided in". Backflagging is then done by looting a Twisted Harp String. All four Deathknell events drop a chest with 3 loots + 1 string. Upon looting the Twisted Harp String...
You spasm uncontrollably when your fingers touch the harp string. The memories of Ayonae Ro flood your mind. You are bombarded with visions of unbelievable pain and suffering. You watch as your beautiful plane of existence is ripped asunder, as your closest friends are twisted into disfigured monstrosities or slain in cold blood. Images of darkness, death, and unmerciful slaughter assail you until it feels like you can take no more. When the mind meld ends, you feel as if part of your sanity has been lost, but in exchange you have gained an understanding of Deathknell. You can enter the bell tower at will.
(Any missing dialogues?)
|Submitted by: Saraban Luvanir, Darkwind|
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