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|This is a 54-person raid task with a six hour time limit.
Of the original thirteen scrykin, only six are still alive. They have decayed to the state of true monstrosity and insanity. They must be brought down before they endanger the Plane of Magic itself.
Daosheen the Firstborn has not left the tower in over one hundred years. Be cautious when entering his chamber, as no one knows what he may have created there. Rumors abound that he has assembled several tons of magical crystal mined from the quarries of Arcstone.
You say, 'Hail, Arkahn'
Arkahn says 'Greetings, ______. I am Arkahn the Gatekeeper of Skylance. Ao has instructed me to wait here for your arrival. I cannot help you overtly, but I will serve as your guide while you remain in this tower. Tell me, where are you headed? The [oubliette]? The [library]? The [laboratory]? Or perhaps [Daosheen's study]? I can direct you to all these chambers.'
You say, 'Daosheen's study.'
Arkahn says 'Daosheen has just unlocked his study for the first time in many years. He must be expecting you. Follow my familiar to the top of the ramp. Beyond the portal, you will meet Daosheen the Firstborn of all scrykin.'
Arkahn's Familiar is Firefeather, and he moves up to the very top of the ramp and stays there.
For this raid, it is recommended four people (preferably with feign death) get designated as 'crystal clickers' (more on this in a moment).
Daosheen hits for ~5000; AE rampages (mitigated to ~2200).
He is slightly slowable; average resists; sees invisibility; does not see Shroud of Stealth.
He may look it, but is not permanently rooted. He has no tether and will even follow you through the portal to the lobby of Skylance.
Spawns adds called "a crystal spirit" (mezzable): Four adds at 90% (one at each crystal); eight adds at 80, 70, 60, and 50% (two at each crystal); and 12 adds at 40, 30, 20, and 10% (three at each crystal).
He casts four spells on random people throughout the encounter. They are cured by clicking on a crystal: Plague of Mana (green); Presence of the Firstborn (red); Curse of the Firstborn (yellow) ; Smothering Dismay (blue).
Beginning at 75%, he begins AEing Runes of Alliance and Aura of Stone. These spells land on about 25 people at a time. This is where the 'crystal clickers' come in. A two-click combination cures these spells: yellow-green cures Runes of Alliance, while red-blue cures Aura of Stone.
At about 10% and again at about 5%, he AEs the spell Doom of the Firstborn. The 'crystal clickers' need to do a four-click combination to cure this: red, yellow, blue, green. You have approximately 12 seconds to do this.
Note that if Daosheen is killed before the final wave of adds despawn, the adds will remain up and need to be killed. Note also that if a charmed player gets the killshot on Daosheen with a DoT, the task will not update and the corpse will disappear.
Upon his death, Daosheen drops loot, and all task members are rewarded with a Black Orb of Daosheen the First.
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.
|Submitted by: Saraban of Darkwind|
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