Black Orb of the Scrykin  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
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    Era:Prophecy of Ro
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
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    Entered: Mon Apr 17 04:22:24 2006
    Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
    This is a solo task but obtaining the required items takes a mixture of group and raid tasks, and normal grouping.

    Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn may be found near the entrance to Relic at +130, -1040, but paths away to the north. He will return to his original spot after about 5 minutes.

    You say, 'Hail, Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn'

    Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn says 'All day long Ao has us wandering this blasted slope, hunting for spell components. He claims it's part of our training before we can become true mages of Relic. Bah, I think he just wants to keep us busy while he studies the [real magic].'

    You say, 'What real magic?'

    Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn says 'Ah, you want to know about the true power of the Plane of Magic then? Come closer then, let us speak more in hushed voices. I have overheard the Elder Scrykin talking of great things. . .'

    You are now offered a task selection dialog.

    You have been assigned the task 'Black Orb of the Scrykin'.

    Sacrynn says, "The original thirteen scrykin were created by Druzzil Ro herself. Because they were created directly by a divine being, they are infused with an extra bit of magic that not present in any of the other scrykin. Over time, this extra magic coagulated in the center of their bodies, forming an orb of concentrated power. If you can find all the orbs of the original thirteen scrykin, I can combine them for you into the Black Orb of the Scrykin, a sphere of untold power."

    "Six of the original thirteen scrykin are still alive. Their black orbs can be extracted only once the elder scrykin is defeated. Speak with Or'Sarro and he will help you find them."

    Or`Sarro, the Youngest is located in Arcstone at +205, -975, +410. He gives out the raid and group tasks for the elder scrykin.

    "As for the remaining seven orbs, these come from the scrykin that died long ago during the battle with the dragon Skylance. No one knows what has since become of these ancient orbs, but we do know that they have turned grey with the passage of time. They are likely scattered across the Plane of Magic by now, held in the hands of the more powerful denizens of this place."

    Recover the Black Orb of Daosheen the First
    Recover the Black Orb of Porthio the Second
    Recover the Gray Orb of Varo the Third
    Recover the Gray Orb of Ao the Fourth
    Recover the Gray Orb of Kallendro the Fifth
    Recover the Gray Orb of Kazzanthar the Sixth
    Recover the Black Orb of Zomm the Seventh
    Recover the Gray Orb of Taroknock the Eighth
    Recover the Black Orb of Sharlash the Ninth
    Recover the Gray Orb of Karkahn the Tenth
    Recover the Black Orb of Thanus the Eleventh
    Recover the Black Orb of Maru the Twelth
    Recover the Gray Orb of Morogone the Thirteenth

    Credit is given for handing in Orbs to Apprentice Mage Sarcrynn, not for obtaining them. Thus, you can start to gather Orbs before requesting this task. Upon handing in the last one:

    Your task 'Black Orb of the Scrykin' has been updated.
    The Black Orb of the Scrykin has been assembled!
    Your faction standing with Fledgling Scrykin has been adjusted by 100.
    You gain experience!!
    You have been given: Black Orb of Scrykin
    You have completed achievement: Black Orb of Scrykin (Raids 65+)
    Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
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    Orb outline
    # Jan 09 2020 at 12:27 AM Rating: Excellent
    1,310 posts
    The 6 Black Orbs are easy. You just get a shared task from Or`Sarro the Youngest in Arcstone, then go kill the named mob that corresponds to the task you got in either Relic or Arcstone, and everyone in the task gets an orb. And the mob also drops an extra orb.
    #1 is an instance raid
    #2 is a raid mob in Relic - several days respawn
    #7 is a raid mob in Arcstone - several days respawn
    #9, 11, 12 are group mobs in Relic. They're always up.

    The 7 Gray Orbs are random drops from named mobs in Arcstone and/or Relic. They are tradeable.
    #3, 4, 5, 6 drop from named mobs in Relic. Many named/rare mobs in Relic start with "a" so they can be hard to distinguish from trash mobs.
    #4, 8, 10, 13 drop from named mobs in Arcstone
    Note that #4 drops from named mobs in both zones, and it's the most common.
    All 7 gray orbs can rarely drop from trash mobs in either zone as of 2018. But you're still much more likely to get these from named mobs.
    5-8-2018 Test Patch Notes
    # May 13 2018 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
    - Black Orb of the Scrykin - The Gray Orb of Ao the Fourth now has a higher chance to drop from rares in Arcstone and Relic.
    - - Rares in Arcstone and Relic now have a higher chance to drop a Gray Orb.
    - - Non-rares in Arcstone and Relic now have a very small chance to drop a Gray Orb.
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    Absurd Prices
    # Sep 06 2006 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
    58 posts
    The Grey Orbs drop comes from the "Mini-nameds" in Archstone and Relic seem fairly random. I agree that I've seen more of 3,4,6, and 13's in Relic but I've seen them drop in Archstone too. The Ph's in Relic are mainly random. You have to kill all the mobs in certain spots for them to spawn (seem to be edges of the Map, although their is a Willo-wisp "mini-named" that seems to spawn near the port up platform). So, yes these are annoying but easily done by raid equiped people. The relic onese require trio's but it's boring so get a full group to kill all the wandering mobs you never know if a mini will spawn.

    Sadly People who can't even obtain this are selling these orbs for insane amounts in the Bazaar. Daosheen is a raid event needed for DK access. So, this limits the value of these items greatly. Due to the inability of non-high-end-raiders to get this augmentation. I don't understand why they'd pay more then 100 pp a piece for these... Seriously most of these drop from mobs that can be duo'd. Sure it requires alot more for someone not a raider to kill these guys. Porthos the Secondborn isn't a joke either for a casual raiding guild. (Probably impossible).
    This aug is nice but on my raids I see alot better ones drop from raid mobs. And now that anguish is easily 1 groupable the 90 hp/mana/endruance to 150's can be gotten easily in less then 2 hours. So, I don't see why a raider whould pay these absorbant prices (Minus the MUST have now types) but if they've got time to farm the pp for this then they can easily get these orb's.

    As for the Black Orbs all of them if you get the Quest gives EVERYONE in Group if group quest the Orb and if Raid Quest the Whole RAID get's the orb... Normally 3 orbs on the Corpse of the BLACK orb ones.

    Edited, Sep 7th 2006 at 12:00am EDT by dargot
    Absurd Prices
    # Oct 04 2006 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
    dargot wrote:
    I don't understand why they'd pay more then 100 pp a piece for these... ]

    A high end raider may not want to spend the time to get the easy orbs after obtaining one from the uber raid mobs. What's a few thousand pp to them, when they could be raining in the AA's instead of camping for doo-doo exp?

    Absurd Prices
    # Oct 04 2006 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
    3,705 posts

    This augment is better than anguish augments, and is DKP free. If someone is at the point of killing Daosheen, PP has very little value, aside from moving augs, buying stat food, and possibly making last blood augments.

    I paid something like 100kpp for the last three gray orbs I needed. For some reason, I could not get the 3rd, 5th and 6th orbs to drop for anything, so I bought them.

    I replaced the PP within a day, by selling a couple pieces of GM armor.

    What something is worth is relative. Now I have a really nice augment, whereas before, I only had some PP, that was relatively useless to me.
    Orb 3 drop
    # Jul 23 2006 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
    The Orb # 3 drops from The Guardian of the Doorway in Relic
    New info
    # May 10 2006 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
    Juyst posting some additions based on what i have herd from players in game and what i have found out for the ones you were missing. Bout 85% sure on it all if someone can confirm them.

    1st: Daosheen (Raid)-Black
    2nd: Porthio (Raid)-Black
    3rd: Relic trash
    4th: Arcstone trash
    5th: A Mudspirit (Relic), all trash
    6th: Relic trash
    7th: Zomm (Raid)-Black
    8th: Champion Ulthras/Willowalk/Elder Whirlwind (Arcstone), i got his off random arcstone trash
    9th: Sharlash (Relic, Single group)-Black
    10th: Champion Ulthras/Elder Whirlwind/Stillwater? (Arcstone), iirc this drops off Relic trash
    11th: Timmus (Relic, Single group)- Black
    12th: Maru (Relic, Single Group)-Black
    13th: Relic Trash
    RE: New info
    # May 14 2006 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
    was changed a while ago no orb drops off trash anymore only off of named in both zones
    Orb locations
    # Apr 19 2006 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
    From what i have found so far.
    1st: Daosheen (Raid)-Black
    2nd: Porthio (Raid)-Black
    3rd: xxxx
    4th: xxxx
    5th: A Mudspirit (Relic)
    6th: xxxx (bought it for 10k)
    7th: Zomm (Raid)-Black
    8th: Champion Ulthras/Willowalk/Elder Whirlwind (Arcstone)
    9th: Sharlash (Relic, Single group)-Black
    10th: Champion Ulthras/Elder Whirlwind/Stillwater? (Arcstone)
    11th: Timmus (Relic, Single group)- Black
    12th: Maru (Relic, Single Group)-Black
    13th: xxxx (Traded Arcblade for it)

    Seems the Arcstone drops can come off any of the mini-named, and rarely off the cloak bosses.
    The Relic drops are a royal pain in the **** since no one seems to xp there and the PH are not well known.

    Seeing Bazaar prices of over 100k per Orb, cant see anyone paying 700k+ (for the grays) to get a 90hp/mana some stats Aug, when equal or greater Augs are dropping off one groupable mobs in Devestation as well as the Augs in Anguish.

    But, as was posted before. The Daosheen-Black will stop 99% of the population from getting this quest done for a long time


    Edited, Tue May 2 22:47:34 2006
    Orb locations
    # Sep 10 2006 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
    4th i saw come from the Undead named near Porthio in Relic.

    13th orb from Maru the 12th one time.

    hard task
    # Apr 18 2006 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
    38 posts
    black orbs 1, 2 and 7 are Raids - Daosheen for Orb 1 will limit the people finishing this quest to members of raiding guilds.

    gray orbs are tradeable and are sold in bazaar for 50 to 90 k

    gray orbs 3 till 6 seem to drop in relic form red con mobs

    gray orbs 8, 10 and 13 definitely drop random in arcstone from mini nameds (not the cloak quest related ones)
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