Dark Reign Raid: Kessdona's Perch  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Faction Required:
Dark Reign (Min: Amiable)
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: Sat Aug 26 21:52:02 2006
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020

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 is a non-progression raid task that begins with General Lereh Dirr (click for map image) in the Dark Reign camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting this task:
- Level 68+
- Minimum 6 players; maximum 54 players
- Minimum 'high amiable' faction with Dark Reign
- Completion of "Army of Stone" (Tier 2 solo task)
- Completion of "Blood from Sand" (Tier 2 solo task)
- Completion of "Reap the Kirin Mind" (Tier 2 solo task)
- Completion of "Drake Eggs" (Tier 2 group mission)
- Completion of "Calling Emoush" (Tier 2 raid)
- Have hailed Commander Zaerr Ty`Dar to begin Tier 3 (character flag)

You say, 'Hail, General Lereh Dirr'

General Lereh Dirr says 'May the Child of Hate bring a cloud of hate and darkness to reign over the lands of Norrath!'

You have been assigned the task 'Kessdona's Perch'.

Rumors tell us that Kessdona is one of the enlightened, a being of unequalled wisdom and honor. She will stand between the Dark Reign and our right for conquest. Travel to the snowy white peaks of Stillmoon Temple and face the golden scaled beast. Do not dare show your face again unless you are victorious!

Task Steps

Touch the Cave Entrance to The Ascent 0/1 (The Broodlands)

Confront Kessdona 0/1 (The Ascent)


Kill Kessdona 0/1 (The Ascent)

The Event

Kessdona the Enlightened hits for a max ~3,400 (no rampage; no flurry); has ~875,000 hitpoints; and casts the frontal AE "Kessdona's Burning Breath" which is preceded by an emote five seconds in advance:

Kessdona rears back and fills her lungs, preparing to exhale a cone of disintegrating flame.

Kessdona's Burning Breath: Directional AE 500', Fire (-500)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 3500

She also casts the AE "Chlorine Cloud":

Chlorine Cloud: PB AE 2000', Poison (-475)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 2250
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 850 per tick
3: Increase Poison Counter by 36

And "Eye of Kessdona" on random targets:

Eye of Kessdona: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Charm up to level 99 (5 ticks)
2: Decrease Endurance by 50 per tick
3: Decrease Mana by 50 per tick
4: Increase Attack Speed by 60%
6: Decrease Poison Counter by 99

She is buffed with a 30% spell reflect:

Sheen of Golden Scales: Self 0', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 33%
2: Increase Poison Counter by 99

You'll also see "Recreation" being cast. This is the spell cast when her golems heal her as part of the event script:

Recreation: Self 0', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Hitpoints by 50000

To Beat the Event

Here, you'll see Kessdona the Enlightened surrounded by 6x "inactive manashard guardian". Once Kessdona is engaged, one of these guardians will change into an "active manashard guardian". This mob (not attackable at this time) drains its health into Kessdona. When it reaches 10%, it turns into "depleted manashard guardian" and attacks. Repeat this process until all six guardians are dead.

Now, four more mobs spawn around Kessdona as her health locks: 4x "Protector of Kessdona". You must have a tracker determine which of these you need to kill (only a single Protector will appear on track - this is the one to kill):

Kessdona the Enlightened draws on strength from her protectors and regenerates. One of the four protectors must be the focus. Perhaps someone attuned to nature could isolate which?

If you kill the wrong one, Kessdona remains health-locked and you'll need to track the next spawn. "Protector of Kessdona" has ~50,000 hitpoints, so dies relatively quickly. Health lock points are 79%, 59%, 39%, and 19%.

After passing the final lock point, you can kill Kessdona.

Completion & Loot

Kessdona the Enlightened has been slain by _____!
The mountain peak becomes eerily silent as Kessdona falls. A flurry of snowflakes trickle from the sky above, quietly blanketing her dead body.

Your faction standing with Rikkukin has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Kessdona has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Stillmoon Acolytes has been adjusted by -1.

Kessdona stood no chance against your capable onslaught. All of dragon-kind will tremble in fear before Dark Reign.

After her death, a chest spawns with loot which drops three items from this loot table:

Aegis of the Amber Moon
Entrancing Silk Veil
Fang of Kessdona
Flowing Fabric of Understanding
Frosted Cuirass of Enlightenment
Golden Dragonlinked Chestguard
Supple White Tunic
Tear of Kessdona

Task Rewards:
Dark Reign Token
9 Ebon Crystals
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