Jaled`Dar Group #3: The Price of Knowledge  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Faction
Time Limit:06:00:00
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
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    Related Zones:
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    Era:Seeds of Destruction
    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Wed Nov 19 15:01:45 2008
    Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
    This is the third of five group tasks from Jaled`Dar (each of which are required for Void progression). It follows the task "The Brood of an Emperor".

    You say, 'Hail, Jaled`Dar'

    Jaled`Dar says 'Why do you bother me small one? I have enough [problems] to deal with here without your intrusions.'

    You say, 'Problems?'

    Jaled`Dar says 'You have proven a surprising ally. I would not have expected you to be so willing nor so capable. My need for your assistance is not over. The threat has not been defeated, and the Iksar still hold formidable power. Is your assistance [still available] to us?'

    You say, 'I am still available'

    Jaled`Dar says 'Very well. The tasks we ask of you now will not be easy. If you have allies you will likely find them most useful.'

    A task window pops up. Choose 'The Price of Knowledge'.

    You'll receive an Akromid Crystal for use in this task.

    You have been assigned the task 'The Price of Knowledge'.

    The revelation of the dragonbane weapons has deeply troubled Jaled`Dar. Information gleaned from intercepted messages and interrogation of Sarnak slaves has revealed the creation of these horrific armaments is happening deep within Kaesora. Jaled`Dar has charged you with destroying the knowledge of dragonbane before it can gain widespread use amongst the Iksar troops.

    Though the exact location is unknown, Jaled`Dar has given you the Akromid Crystal to peer inside the mind of the Iksar scholars, whom he believes hold the secrets of the dragonbane enchantment. Only when weakened will the crystal penetrate the Iksar scholar's mind and reveal the information you seek.


    "Corrupted Sentinel" is a named mob that has a chance to spawn after spending about 13 minutes in the zone (if the named doesn't spawn, a PH "a stone sentinel" spawns instead). It is not a necessary kill for purposes of task progression.

    It appears around /location -1300, -620 and roams the last hallway leading to the large open area above the pit overlooking the lower library.

    It's snareable/rootable; single-target rampages; and flurries. It drops one item per kill, with a chance at dropping an armor piece as well:

    Corrupted Golemstone Fragment
    Corrupted Sentinel's Pennant
    Golemstone Fragment
    Sentinel's Pennant

    Task Progression

    Enter the Royal Library of Kaesora 0/1 (Field of Scale)

    The instanced zone is entered the same as you would the non-instanced zone.

    Discover the source of the dragonbane enchantment 0/1 (Kaesora Library)

    Throughout the zone you'll find mobs called "a corrupt scholar". Fight them down to around 30% health (they are health-locked at 10% to prevent accidental death) and then right click the crystal. You'll either see:

    a corrupt scholar shakes its head wildly. Its mind is too weak to handle the effects of the crystal.

    ...which indicates it's not the update mob, or...

    a corrupt scholar enters a trance-like state, muttering incoherent nonsense. You make out something about beguilers and powerful unknown magics.

    ...which updates this task step:

    Your task 'The Price of Knowledge' has been updated.

    Eliminate the corrupted beguilers in the Kaesora library 0/3 (Kaesora Library)

    There are three corrupted beguilers: One in the main library (west part of the zone) and two atop the vault area (east part of the zone -- don't drop down; they're in the two siderooms on either side of the top area). Kill two of them.

    For the third one, you only need to beat it down to 30%. As of a December 2013 patch, these NPCs are health-locked at 10%, preventing accidental death of the NPC (task should no longer get bugged).

    As the third beguiler reaches low health, you'll see this:

    a Corrupted Beguiler says 'WAIT! Please don't kill me! I was just following orders from Gordak. He's the one you want! He brought the new magics. He's why we've had success recently against the dragons. He MUST be the one you want. Not me. NOT ME!'

    Retrieve the dragonbane enchantment from Coercer Gordak 0/1 (Kaesora Library)

    Coercer Gordak spawns on the platform near the "AC aug camp".

    Coercer Gordak draws their weapon, grinning wryly.

    He is an enchanter and casts an unresistable single-target mez called "Prismatic Radiance" (5 ticks). He is not any more difficult than a typical trash mob.

    Coercer Gordak has been slain by _____!
    Coercer Gordak's corpse clutches its throat as the last gasps of air leave the body.
    Your faction standing with Sebilisian Empire got worse.
    Your faction standing with Tynoc, Herald of Scale got better.

    Return the dragonbane enchantment to Jaled`Dar 0/1 (Field of Scale)

    Your task 'The Price of Knowledge' has been updated.

    Jaled`Dar's face eases slightly as you hand him the dragonbane enchantment. Though you are not dragonkind, Jaled`Dar views you with new found respect for your contributions to the struggle against the Iksar.

    Your faction standing with Tynoc, Herald of Scale got better.

    A Number of Chronobines (varies)
    Timeshear Red Fragment Azia

    Note: The Akromid Crystal has no other use, so can be safely destroyed.
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    Bugged scholars?
    # Aug 23 2022 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
    Did not get one scholar that would update this task today. Killed everything until there was nothing left. Not one single scholar did it's part for the update to do the next step. Cleared the whole zone trying to update that step. It's times like these where I question my life and if I should exist.
    # Oct 27 2018 at 6:08 AM Rating: Default
    Did this today , only 2 beguilers spawned. Third one never spawned. Killed the named a few times, and pretty much rest of the zone. Deleted the task and tried again. Guess what ? Only 2 beguilers spawned again.
    Named not spawning
    # Sep 24 2011 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    2nd time in a row done this task and named at the end still didn't spawn....anyone else having this problem?
    Named not spawning
    # Oct 26 2011 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
    100 posts
    Some of the other posts warn about nudging the guy below 30%. Big crits could pop him from above 30% to dead, the trigger is below 30%. Just ease up on the last Corrupted Beguiler. Worked for me BTW.
    Gordak LOC
    # Dec 19 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
    54 posts
    neg 991 neg 2284

    First mob on platform will aggro nearest mob - so you will pull two - be sure gordak is on the other side of the platform. Clear roamers first
    # Aug 23 2010 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
    39 posts
    Stuff does add, even with iksar illusion on. The aggro range dosn't appear to be too big, though
    # Sep 15 2010 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
    37 posts
    Wrong, ran around the entire place un invised, with the bone mask of ancient iksar illusion buffed and not one aggroed. They will assist others, be careful.

    Edited, Sep 15th 2010 5:06am by OibtheMighty
    # Dec 08 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    Stuff does add
    means mobs assist if you're fighting another mob. It doesn't mean it agros.
    Coercer no adds
    # Aug 16 2010 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
    Soloed with merc healing me - killed him on platform near the other two mobs and nothing added. I did have iksar illusion on.
    named drop
    # Jan 24 2010 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
    117 posts
    named dropped a Golemstone Fragment tonight 30 ac 485 hp mana with other stats
    dropped Corrupted Golemstone Fragment today 32ac 500 hp mana.

    Edited, Jan 30th 2010 5:06pm by fistofice
    named drop
    # Jan 06 2014 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
    611 posts
    Just for clarification for others, those do not drop from Coercer Gordak, they drop from the Corrupted Sentinel which only has a chance of popping a few minutes after the instance has started. (there is another post here that seems to refer to Coercer Gordak as a "named").
    Aanuvane Bristlecone 350 Baking, Brewing, Jewelry Making, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Fletching, Pottery, Research, 250 Fishing
    Muertenie Petitmort Master Tinker
    Kadcea Master Alchemist
    Orelinde Master Poison Maker
    Povar via Quellious via Rodcet Nife

    Quest Info. Update
    # Oct 03 2009 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
    "Throughout the zone you'll find mobs called "a corrupt scholar". Fight them down to around 30% health and then right click the crystal. We did this to all of them and on the last one we got the update .... "a corrupt scholar enters a trance-like state, muttering incoherent nonsense. You make out something about beguilers and powerful unknown magics"....which updates this task ....

    We had a druid which helped track but it still took a little over 2 hrs .... you have to run from room to room looking for the mobs.

    The 3rd Builger is found in the west end of zone, off main part of library, upstairs. He was behind a bench at one end of the room, at agout 30% the "Corrupted Beguiler says 'WAIT! Please don't kill me! I was just following orders from Gordak. He's the one you want! He brought the new magics. He's why we've had success recently against the dragons. He MUST be the one you want. Not me. NOT ME!"

    We did not kill him as he did not agro after that as Coercer Gordak spawned. We went to the room on the east end of the zone, the platform in the center has a bunch of mobs that will agro, we cleared a near by hallaway and then singled pulled all mobs off the platform to that area. Coercer Gordak was last and he was no harder then the rest to kill....which updates this task ....

    Uvanna Testme ~ 81 DE Cleric

    Disciple of the Night - The Tribunal Server
    Quest Info. Update
    # Jul 14 2012 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
    346 posts
    There's a green line on your compass that shows you where to go to find each corrupted scholar, one after the other. By following the compass line, it only took me 4 mobs to get the quest update. After killing the 4th one, the first A Corrupted Beguiler showed up on track for me where you found your last one.I then found the second one in the south room by the pit and the third one in the entryway to the north room, where I was able to fight him without aggro from the mobs inside or outside the room. I stopped dotting at 50% and turned off attack at 33%, then selectively attacked until he dropped below 30% and my quest updated. A short while after that, he wandered into the room, so I count myself lucky to have found him in the entryway.

    For Coercer Gordak, I killed the stone sentry in the hallway to the south of the platform, silenced all of the mobs on the platform (88 bard using Silence of the Dreamer, Rk. III), then bellowed at Gordak to pull him off the platform into the south hallway, single.

    Edited, Jul 14th 2012 8:46am by KiruCaro
    Before Killing LAST Beguiler
    # Sep 15 2009 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
    When killing the 3rd Beguiler... if you kill too fast you will still get emote and task update but Gordak will NOT spawn.... kill last one slowly... really sucks to do whole mission all over agian.
    Before Killing LAST Beguiler
    # Jul 26 2010 at 2:41 AM Rating: Good
    68 posts
    happened to me earlier... wasnt really paying attention to how fast it was dieing, and coercer never spawned.... 45 mins wasted. gotta repeat it. *sigh*
    Quest info update
    # Sep 14 2009 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
    221 posts
    Quest info update - Min. # of Players: 1 - Although this is a group task I am able to request this solo with no merc up.
    # Aug 08 2009 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
    402 posts
    Make sure you don't kill the 3rd Beguiler too fast, or the task WILL bug and Coercer Grodak will not spawn
    # Jul 18 2009 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
    Corrupted scholars and Beguilers are immune to runspeed changes.
    Neither are much different from regular trash. Trash assists them both.

    Cleared the platform for Gordak: 200k HP
    Didn't notice anything special about him but very short fight.
    Assists on Final Fight
    # May 08 2009 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
    1,074 posts

    On the final fight with Gordak, be sure to clear the entire platform of trash before pulling him. I single split him with a Monk but all of the trash on the platform assisted him when we engaged at camp.

    The instance does not respawn.

    Edited, May 8th 2009 1:55pm by Reyla
    After 16 years, I'm not listing every friggin character.
    Assists on Final Fight
    # Jun 12 2009 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
    285 posts
    Single pulled him into the hallway and nothing added the entire (short) fight... didn't clear a single mob on the platform.
    # Mar 22 2009 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
    22 posts
    Youre gonna drive people away with this randomness sony, went the full time with no message, just blatent stupidness and aggravation, my wife ******* for 6 hours, id rather go back to the bar and lose my family to that than this aggrovation , seriously
    # Jun 19 2009 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
    402 posts
    It took my group a hour and half to kill every scholar, and the last one had it, but it shouldn't take you all 6 hours to kill them.
    # Mar 22 2009 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
    62 posts

    # Apr 22 2009 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
    206 posts
    capslock kill innocent children...
    Endless Knot
    120 Shadowknight
    Everquest Player Since 2001
    What causes 6 beguilers
    # Mar 15 2009 at 12:52 AM Rating: Good
    56 posts
    I figured out what causes 6 beguilers to spawn. When you are getting the update right before the 6 beguilers and you are clicking your crystal, if you click it too fast too many times and get 2 messages you just spawned 2 different sets of beguilers.

    IF you spawn all 6 you HAVE to kill all 6 even though you'll get an update after 3. So I suggest clicking slowly. :)

    - Bedbugs FV server
    # Mar 15 2009 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
    17 posts
    Is this mission repeatable .. can you farm that name ?
    # Sep 16 2009 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
    18 posts
    Fire immune
    # Feb 09 2009 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
    231 posts
    Final mob is fire immune
    Soulhate Necromancer of Evening Reign
    Fire immune
    # Jun 19 2009 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
    8 posts
    This is incorrect. All fire-based DoTs hit him just fine
    Beguiler bug
    # Jan 15 2009 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
    53 posts
    If you get more than three beguilers (we got six), just kill them all until you get an emote it is fleeing, or Coercer might not spawn.
    Beguiler bug
    # Dec 21 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
    we did this too, worked.
    Quest updates
    # Jan 07 2009 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
    33 posts
    For the first part with the scholars..First time through this quest it took group 5hrs 45 mins to get the first update, this is very random to say the least, second time thru quest got the update on 5th kill, go figure. Has a chance to spawn a Corrupted Sentinel very easy named, Corrupted Sentinel drop cloak that is listed above and Warped Seminal Luminecence (Helm,Feet i believe). Gordak did not cast an AoE mezz or any mez just some gimp spells very easy kill.
    Corrupted Sentinel
    # Dec 17 2008 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
    61 posts
    Name spawn in instance yellow con to 85 Golem near 2 corrupted beguilers

    dropped distorted seminal luminecence and
    Corrupted Sentinel's Pennant (cloak) all/all ac 48 515 hp/mana/end with korshawns 3
    and 7/3 aug slots nice all around item for stats.
    # Nov 20 2008 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
    135 posts
    For the first update (with the corrupt scholars), you must click on the crystal (it is a clicky, even though it is not mentioned on the item itself). It would emote "Soandso's mind is unaffected." until it got to around 30%. Then it would either emote what is listed above, or something else about his mind being too weak to handle the crystal. Once you are past the scholar, you have no need for the crystal anymore, but don't destroy it until after the mission, just in case.

    For the Corrupted beguiler part, the first two must be killed. The third one will go non-attackable at around 30% and emote. There is currently a bug on this where you will not get the update if a pet or merc is the highest on the npc's aggro list.
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