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|This raid expedition begins with Jerom Bertrand in Oceangreen Village.
Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Completed "A Secret Hidden in Plain Sight" (solo task)
- Completed "A Corrupted Arch Priest" (group mission)
- Completed "Remove the Head and the Disease Will Die" (group mission)
- Completed "The Bubonians Are Coming!" (mini-raid)
You say 'Hail, Jerom Bertrand'
Jerom Bertrand says 'Ah yes. You're the one Cadmael has been speaking of; the one who's ventured into the temple and faced my former master! I shed no tears for his death _____, as death is the natural end of all things, but the day I stumbled upon the filth in the south wing, I knew I had been led astray, and I could no longer continue in my duties. I, and others like me thought we served the great plaguelord Bertoxxulous, yet it seems we were just pawns in some larger agenda. What that agenda is I cannot tell you, but I CAN warn you of the [coming dangers] in hopes someone like yourself can deal with it before it's too late.'
You say, 'Coming dangers?'
Jerom Bertrand says 'Bubonians I think they're called. Horrible vomitous abominations I say. Part man, part fly. I don't know what hell hole they were conjured out of, but their mere existence can only mean death for anyone nearby. I make no apologies for my service to the disease lord, but I never agreed to be part of this atrocity. Someone must [destroy them] before their infestation spreads to these hills and to the world beyond. Of course if you are truly brave, and you can find a large force of heroes, you could destroy the disease at the [source].'
You say, 'The source?'
Jerom Bertrand says 'The flies have a queen. A mother. She births them all. Without her they would eventually die off. But she is a terrible creature and you would need a lot of help to defeat her. I can [show] you the way, if you truly have the heart for such a battle.'
You say, 'Show me'
Jerom Bertrand says 'Good luck!'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Temple of Bertoxxulous.
In this instance you'll encounter the Queen Malarian.
Queen Malarian says 'You dare disturb my nest!'
She hits for a max ~13,000; has ~21.5 million hitpoints; and AE Rampages. She casts two spells, both of which are emote-based:
Queen Malarian anchors her feet to the ground and prepares to unleash a wave of burning acid.
...means she's about to AE "Smoldering Acid":
Smoldering Acid: Area - PC Only 80', Poison (-700)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 18000
Queen Malarian begins to exude diseased fluids and takes careful aim at _____! (seen by all))
You see the queen glare at you, aiming her sickening ball of fluids at you. (seen only by her target)
...means she's about to cast "Wave of Infestation" upon the targetted player:
Wave of Infestation: Targeted AE 30', Unresistable (-1000)
1: Increase corruption counter by 8
2: Decrease HP when cast by 7000
For every player hit with this spell, a tsetsian plaguespreader spawns (max hit ~4,000; enrages).
Also, waves of "a tsetsian maggot" (max hit ~1,200) spawn about once a minute.
In addition to all of the above, "a plague spirit" wanders the area and casts an aura silence/blind spell.
Once the queen is dead, a Maggot Covered Chest spawns with loot.
Queen Malarian has been slain by _____!
Queen Malarian's corpse crashes to the floor.
Your faction standing with Plaguebringer Parishioners got worse.
Your faction standing with Bayle's Irregulars got better.
Your faction standing with Cirtan, Bayle's Herald got better.
Your faction standing with Residents of the Glade got better.
Loot (Normal: 54-player version)
The chest includes 2 Humming Fleshwrought Runes + 3 other items:
Band of Corrupted Blood
Bile Etched Ritual Dagger
Decaying Ritual Totem
Eye of Putrid Sight
Knotted Plague Strand Choker
Malarian Blood Pearl Hoop
Malarian Egg Sack
Malarian Flesh Girdle
Malarian Spittle Pendant
Polished Tsetsian Thorax
Probiscus Hook Earring
Serrated Ear Spike
Tsetsian Plague Saber
Tsetsian Plague Skin Shawl
Loot (Hard: 36-player version)
In the hard version, the chest contains 2 Humming Fleshwrought Runes + 1 armor piece (first list) + 1 other item (second list):
Distorted Primeval Incandessence
Distorted Primeval Luminessence
Fractured Primeval Incandessence
Fractured Primeval Luminessence
Phased Primeval Incandessence
Phased Primeval Luminessence
Warped Primeval Incandessence
Warped Primeval Luminessence (See this armor guide for essence use)
Fell Dragon Scale Shield
Ganak's Scaled Belt
Iksar Commander's Belt
Rathiss' Mudunugu Shield
Rathiss' Sarnak Scale Cloak
Thersith's Dragon Scale Cloak
Tower Champion's Shield
Completing this raid unlocks the following items in The Void:
Minor Corrupted Quartz
Minor Dyadic Quartz
Spell: Befuddler's Aura Rk. III
Spell: Finsternact Orb Rk. III
Spell: Frondspur Rk. III
Spell: Jolt of Many Rk. III
Spell: Talisman of the Lynx Rk. III
Spell: Vow of Valiance Rk. III
Spell: Wildmagic Burst Rk. III
Tome of Calanin's Synergy Rk. III
Defeating this raid and Blackburrow unlocks the following items in The Void:
Song: Aura of Rodcet Rk. III
Spell: Charge for Honor Rk. III
Spell: Mindshear Horror Rk. III
Spell: Jolting Frontkicks Rk. III
Completing this raid along with the "Stop the Ascension" Blackburrow raid grants you access to the next Void zone, but does NOT count towards actual group progression in Seeds of Destruction.
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I had the 6 people needed for the task. They were all within the 15 lvl limit of each other. Highest lvl was 97. Lowest lvl was 89 so no problem with that part 4 of the 6 people had also completed the achievement Hero of the Temple of Bertoxxulous. I tried Show me and variations on that such as please show me the way. I also tried hard way and variations like please show me the hard way. Still nothing. If i try to say ready to him he sais 'I wish you good luck (insert name), though i doubt i will see you alive again.' . Of course nothing happens at that point either. I tried requesting the task with a lvl 95 character that had completed the Hero of the Temple of Bertoxxulous achievement just in case level had something to do with it and i was unable to request the task with anyone higher then level 95. No such luck with that either. I wanted to kill Jerom Bertrand by this point but it wouldn't let me kill him.
I was told that instances in general were not working as of my post time at least on the cazic-thule server. I guess that would explain the problem in the first place. Still for a friday night during anniversary events it is kind of unexpected.
Edited, Feb 1st 2019 10:48pm by subzero42
Edited, Nov 27th 2010 1:54am by buffus
Please, quit spreading lies about pets. Devs do not put in mechanics that will force you to remove pets (not to mention, you are just hamstringing your own dps by doing this).
If you are getting mass adds, it's because you aren't paying attention to emotes /bonk. The whole raid sees who's going to be hit so using that knowledge plus HoTT you can easily see if they get cured. Better yet, you should see that person running to a cure station.
A big help for this raid is gamtexttriggers. Go to gambosoft.com.
Wizards are good to have as the maggots are susceptible to fire, but anything is good.
Make sure to move when the queen is about to blast you, then get cured. If you don't adds spawn.
It's *better* if you move when she's about to do her flux AE, but not required. It doesn't even hit pets.
When you get blinded/silenced... move a little.
Kill the maggots as they spawn, mez or kill the flies, dps the queen.
Vow of Valiance Rk. 3 (cleric)
Frondspur Rk. 3 (druid)
Talisman of the Lynx Rk. 3 (shaman)
Finsternacht Orb Rk. 3 (necromancer)
Wildmagic Burst Rk. 3 (wizard)
Jolt of Many Rk. 3 (mage)
Befuddler's Aura Rk. 3 (enchanter)
If you beat this And blackburrow raid it unlocks:
Charge for Honor Rk. 3 (paladin)
Mindshear Horror Rk. 3 (shadowknight)
Jolting Frontkicks Rk. 3 (ranger)
Tempest Blade Rk. 3 (bard)
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