The Search for Saunk  

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Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
Time Limit:06:00:00
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Dec 17 17:38:18 2009
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
This group mission (3-6 players) begins with Darott in the Foundation. He is located far north of the zone-in, outside the burynai caves.

In order to request this mission, you must have completed Trullica's three solo tasks.

You say, 'Hail, Darott'

Darott says 'Hey, you. You help Adherent burynai like me, yes? We grateful. You do us another favor, we do something [nice] for you.'

You say, 'Something nice?'

Darott says 'You know Saunk? Young shaman, very powerful. He even more powerful now. We are [worried] about him, what he will do now.'

You say, 'Worried?'

Darott says 'Saunk a good friend, Saunk fight bad ones who follow bad ways. Saunk also fight cliknar. But Saunk [learn] bad things from cliknar.'

You say, 'What did he learn?'

Darott says 'Saunk find out what cliknar ants are up to, he eat their jelly-words and know their thoughts. Secret things only cliknar know, Saunk learned. They after the sacred Clay. They take Clay of Cosgrove, they do things to it to make their Queen smarter and stronger, then feed it to her. Saunk learn how to do this too. He [change] himself.'

You say, 'How did he change?'

Darott says 'Saunk make cliknar formula for himself, give himself many magic powers. Too many, if you ask me, if you ask Greph. He use powers to kill enemies attacking us. Then he use powers to kill enemies not attacking us. Then he use powers on rival burynai, then on his friends. Saunk lose mind, Saunk [betray] himself and other burynai.'

You say, 'How did he betray you?'

Darott says 'Saunk decide we all no more than bugs to him, he go somewhere else and make another Foundation where he most important person. Here where Darott need favor. Darott have enough power to find Saunk in place where he went. But Saunk not trust Darott anymore, and Darott not strong enough to defeat Saunk or stop Saunk from sending me back here to real Foundation. Darott stay in not-real Foundation long enough to see another Darott there, a shade of real Darott which is me, but is also not-me. He like me enough to help you know what to do when I [send] you there, which I hope is really soon, before Saunk's power grow to large and mighty and he finally decide to become a god and destroy us all.'

You say, 'Send me there'

Darott says 'I will use magic, I will send you to Saunk's not-real-Foundation place. Hold still, tell Darott when [ready]!'

You have been assigned the task 'The Search for Saunk'.

Darott the Adherent is sending you to the pocket-dimension his former friend Saunk has created for himself. You must find him and destroy him if necessary to keep him from becoming even more powerful!

Speak with the Shade of Darott, once you have been ported into Saunk's demi-plane. The Shade will tell you how to get Saunk to appear.

Say "ready" to zone into an instanced version of the Foundation. No mobs are in aggro range of the zone-in point.

You say, 'Ready!'

Darott says 'Okay, your skin start tingling, and soon you go 'whoosh' into not-real-Foundation. Say hello to Saunk, if you can get him to talk and be nice again.'

You have entered The Foundation.

Speak with the Shade of Darott; find out how to find the real Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

You say, 'Hail, Shade of Darott'

Shade of Darott says 'I am glad you came here. I am the Shade of Darott. I suspect I truly exist not. Here in this place, this mirror-image of Foundation, Saunk reigns supreme. See around you the other Shades -- copies of creatures Saunk knew or remembered from his days in the real Foundation. They act like the real thing, but they, like everything else here, are but figments of Saunk's imagination. You not find Saunk as he meditating, gather power for the next step towards godhood! He impatient with visitors even if he know you're here, send avatars to kill you or drive you away. If you destroy enough of his shades, maybe he take notice. Destroy shades of adherents, autarchians, cliknar, and bellikos, that enough to make him mad.'

Kill the Shades of Burynai; they aren't real 0/24 (The Foundation)

Burynai Adherents are found throughout the zone-in area and at the clay production area of the regular Foundation zone, while Autarchians are found in the eastern half of the zone in camps of 3-4. There is a total of 24 spawns in the zone.

Kill the Shades of Bellikos Emissaries; they aren't real 0/3 (The Foundation)

Two bellikos are found in the autarchian camps. A third bellikos is found in the easternmost part of the zone.

Kill the Shades of Cliknar Warriors; they aren't real 0/24 (The Foundation)

The cliknar are located in the western caves.

Tell the Shade of Darott the false citizens of the unreal Foundation are now gone 0/1 (The Foundation)

You say, 'Hail, Shade of Darott'

Insignificant beings. How dare you disturb my menagerie! This place was to be my refuge, my playground, where I would repose until I learned what to do with my former brethren. As for you, you do not even belong in Underfoot at all, I shall test your mortal resilience with destructive force!

Shade of Darott says 'Yes, you done it now. Darott sense rumbling in not-real-Foundation, Saunk now awake and alert, wonder what happening. You face first avatar of Saunk now. Be careful. They powerful.'

Your task 'The Search for Saunk' has been updated.

From here on, you'll have to defeat seven versions of Saunk, each one more difficult than the previous. You'll have time to med between fights as each spawns in a different location in the zone.

Named locations:
- First Avatar: +502 -9 (northern boundary of the eastern half of the zone)
- Second Avatar: -53, 97 (central area of the eastern half of the zone)
- Third Avatar: -555, 255 (southern boundary of the eastern half of the zone)
- Fourth Avatar: -130, 1015 (central area north of the Underquarry zone)
- Fifth Avatar: 100, 1190 (northern half of the western half of the zone)
- Saunk the Shaman: -200, 1800 (near zone-in)
- Genati of Saunk: Very close to -200, 1800 (zone-in area)

Locations for map file:
P 10.2464, -495.8269, -150.4684, 0, 0, 0, 1, First
P -93.8467, 46.4823, -133.0777, 0, 0, 0, 1, Second
P -253.4342, 555.2084, -142.7878, 0, 0, 0, 1, Third
P -1013.9325, 121.0205, -145.4890, 0, 0, 0, 1, Fourth
P -1196.7479, -106.1445, -201.9860, 0, 0, 0, 1, Fifth
P -1854.3297, 242.6473, -210.0227, 0, 0, 0, 1, Saunk_the_Shaman
P -2101.0005, 322.1855, -210.1438, 0, 0, 0, 1, Genati_of_Saunk

The first named hits for ~5,500. They escalate in strength up to the final named which hits for a max ~8,500, casts a self-buff and silence:

Genati of Saunk has a self-buff and a silence:

Resolve of the Genata: Self 0', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Absorb Damage by 250000
2: Increase Hitpoints by 2500

Brazen Hammerblow: Single Target, Magic (-600)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 3600
2: Unknown #380 (100/2/0)
3: Add Effect: Brazen Hammerblow Stunned Silence

Speak to the First Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

First Avatar of Saunk says 'You think to test my fighting spirit, my stamina? I assure you, this is a mistake.'

Destroy the First Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

First Avatar of Saunk has been slain by _____!

So you are indeed powerful, and not to be trifled with. So be it. I have many avatars. These are made from the former bodies of my friends, whose minds I destroyed and replaced with copies of my own will. I am so much more now than I was. You can't even grasp the experience of amassing so much power and growth in so short a time. I have increased my intellect a thousand-fold from only a few days ago, when I was barely smarter than the average burynai! Now I and my avatars stand on the brink of godhood!

Speak to the Second Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Second Avatar of Saunk says 'Destruction is your only reward, you have chosen a poor opponent if you were expecting anything else!'

Destroy the Second Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Second Avatar of Saunk has been slain by _____!

You destroy my avatars so casually, not realizing that they grow stronger! There is only one outcome to this contest, and it shall be your end. I, Saunk, shall prevail and rise to godhood, the first everlasting burynai god!

Speak to the Third Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Third Avatar of Saunk says 'I am no longer burynai, but a god. I am multiple beings, and yet one. My power grows with each passing second!'

Destroy the Third Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Third Avatar of Saunk has been slain by _____!

Perhaps you persist in killing my avatars to learn more about how I achieved this incredible power, and escaped the fetters of my mortal burynai existence. Perhaps you are merely foolish, and have extended your reach far beyond your grasp. The secrets of power are locked within the Clay of Cosgrove, which the cliknar have succeeded in discovering, within days of the disappearance of Brell Serilis. Their thinker, Qeyn, was considering the recipe for the extract. I simply intercepted it. It was astonishingly easy to make. Alas, you will die before you learn the secret yourself. A god tolerates little in the way of competition!

Speak to the Fourth Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Fourth Avatar of Saunk says 'The secret of the cliknar has given me strength, soon I will re-order your world! I shall rule the planes! Soon enough, there will be nothing I cannot do!'

Destroy the Fourth Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Fourth Avatar of Saunk has been slain by _____!

Pitiful. You cannot destroy me! Avatars may fall, but my essence is imbued into the very reality here, all around you. I am godlike, and you are not. Dare you tear down my works, my greatest avatars? After I have defeated you, I shall alter you, and make you my pets!

Speak to the Fifth Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Fifth Avatar of Saunk says 'You are too troublesome to tolerate any longer. The destruction of my avatars is an inconvenience, yes, and now an irritation as well.'

Destroy the Fifth Avatar of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Fifth Avatar of Saunk has been slain by _____!
Your task 'The Search for Saunk' has been updated.

Fine. Destroy my avatars. Break my concentration. I will have no choice but to meditate on the next stage of my escalating godhood later.

Speak to Saunk the Shaman 0/1 (The Foundation)

Saunk the Shaman says 'You are the stem, and I am the razor. Fall on your knees and worship me, or meet your peril!'

Kill Saunk the Shaman 0/1 (The Foundation)

Saunk the Shaman has been slain by _____!
Your faction standing with Underfoot Autarchs got worse.
Your faction standing with Underfoot Citizens got better.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! You've destroyed my original body! I shall have vengeance! You've trapped my consciousness inside my last avatar, the body of a genari! I will destroy you utterly for this outrage!

Genati of Saunk spawns nearby. Although you've made him quite angry, he doesn't attack. You can still med here if needed prior to engaging.

Kill Genati of Saunk 0/1 (The Foundation)

Genati of Saunk has been slain by _____!
Your task 'The Search for Saunk' has been updated.
Your shared task is now locked. You may no longer add or remove players.

Speak to the Shade of Darott to return to the real Foundation 0/1 (The Foundation)

You say, 'Hail, Shade of Darott'

Shade of Darott says 'You defeat Saunk? You truly powerful! Saunk gone, this place crumble soon, it not stay solid without Saunk's power. You tell real-Darott I say 'goodbye'. Here, I send back to real-Foundation now.'

Your task 'The Search for Saunk' has been updated.

You have succeeded in killing Saunk the Shaman before he could become truly godlike. In doing so, you have saved Underfoot and probably Norrath as well.

You can hail him again to zone out (note: there is a roaming genati who sometimes wanders into aggro range of the zone-out point).

A chest spawns with loot (1 item per task). Known drops:
Doll Smasher
Genari Tibia
Golden Ore
Grekenplate Shield
Isopexine Swiftbow
Luminous Seeding Gem
Many-Pocketed Pouch
Morose Puncher
Razorjaw Fang
Spong's Digging Tool
Vine-Crested Shoulderpads

Rewards (everyone in task):
20-30 Brellium Tokens
105 platinum
Experience (1.1 AAs at Level 85)

Some (not all) classes also receive a spell for completion of this mission:
Bard - You'll get nothing and like it!
Beastlord - You'll get nothing and like it!
Berserker - Tome of Axe of Rallos
Cleric - You'll get nothing and like it!
Druid - Spell: Sundew Blessing
Enchanter - You'll get nothing and like it!
Magician - You'll get nothing and like it!
Monk - Tome of Flinch
Necromancer - Spell: Necrotic Pustules
Paladin - Spell: Glorious Vindication
Ranger - You'll get nothing and like it!
Rogue - Tome of Desperate Escape
Shadow Knight - You'll get nothing and like it!
Shaman - You'll get nothing and like it!
Warrior - You'll get nothing and like it!
Wizard - Spell: Self-Immolation
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# Sep 12 2012 at 11:01 PM Rating: Good
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Named locations:
- First Avatar: +502 -9 (northern half of the western half of the zone

This is actually the Eastern half of the zone.
Shades of Extremism achievement
# Aug 28 2011 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
1,312 posts
Shades of Extremism - "Defeat all shades except Darrot." Optional conquest achievement within this mission.

There are 100 Shade trash mobs in the zone. Half of them you have to kill anyway as part of the mission; clear the rest to get the achievement. The only hidden mob was a gnome shade down in one of the pits in the area where you zone in.
Many-Pocketed Pouch
# Aug 14 2011 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Have done this task 32 times have yet to see this drop.

Edited, Aug 15th 2011 3:09am by mikeyn
Many-Pocketed Pouch
# Aug 11 2012 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
757 posts
My 2nd time doing this task and it just dropped in chest.
# Aug 09 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
286 posts
Are we able to mezz these mobs?
# Jun 25 2010 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
Task locks as the Genati of Saunk dies.
From Chest at Conclusion
# May 31 2010 at 2:05 PM Rating: Good
6 posts
Chest Loot: Doll Smasher
# May 11 2010 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
1,308 posts
My guildy parsed this when we did this today. All mobs were slowed with desolate deeds and debuffed with fragmented consciousness Rk 3.

First Avatar of Saunk - Enchanter class, hits for about 5800
381k hps 5019 dps

Second Avatar of Saunk - Wizard class, hits for about 6000
409K hps 5929 dps

Third Avatar of Saunk - Mage class, hits for about 6200
429K hps 7030 DPS

Fourth Avatar of Saunk - Druid class, hits for about 6600
470K hps 7454 dps

Fifth Avatar of Saunk - Shadownight class, hits for about 7000.
Saunk the Shaman - Shaman class, hits for about 7000
(Didn't parse it..or didn't link it.)

Genati of Saunk - Warrior class, hits for about 7500
376K hps 4706 dps.

Oh yeah, forgot to mention, Genati of Saunk summoned me, then instantly silenced me, making it impossible to feign and lose agro. It's a nice touch. Feign early, feign often. If you get agro from him and you're not tankalicious - (he had like 2 percent left, so I was cool) - you're probably going to die.

Edited, May 11th 2010 5:54pm by Bonesmasher

Edited, May 12th 2010 5:22am by Bonesmasher
SI/summon/runspeed info
# May 02 2010 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
just wanted to say that none of the trash sees invis, no mobs summon, and only the named Saunk versions are runspeed immune. Even the shaman and genati at end can be snared.

if only this was an outdoor zone....
Shaman healed
# Apr 26 2010 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
Did this mission with a solid group of well geared 85s (war, enc, wiz, bst, mag, shm). We swapped out the wiz for a cle on Genati of Saunk for extra heals but I think it would have been fine with just shm. Took us about 3 hours including a couple breaks and nice xp. Dropped a razorjaw fang, grats mag pet.
# Apr 25 2010 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
Fur-Flecked Faceguard also drops from chest
another drop
# Apr 21 2010 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
chest contained Spong's Digging Tool in our mission.
"Power of Monk has no Limits"
# Apr 21 2010 at 12:03 AM Rating: Good
102 posts
Dropped Grekenplate Shield in chest
# Apr 17 2010 at 1:20 PM Rating: Good
55 posts
Finished task 5 minutes ago. 20 Brellum Tokens on AB.
new coin
# Apr 15 2010 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Now gives 30 Berrilium tokens at finish.
Ranger of Tunare

The Rathe
Chest Item
# Apr 03 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
2,602 posts
Genari Tibia dropped for us... and there not a Necro in the group! LOL

Chest Item
# Apr 17 2010 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
228 posts
70% of the mission chest loots ive seen are class specific non useable by members in the group.
New chest drop
# Mar 29 2010 at 11:54 AM Rating: Good
Egat the Dedicated Artisan
Imperator of <Phoenix Ascending>, Erollisi Marr
Chest drop
# Mar 22 2010 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
246 posts
Golden Ore
was in chest tonight
They have changed this mission
# Mar 22 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
looks like they combined the Burynai Adherents and Burynai Autarchians kill parts, instead of 12 of each just need 24 of any Burynai.
just has now for the first task steps:
Kill the Shades of Burynai; they aren't real. 0/24
Kill the Shades of Bellikos Emissaries; they aren't real. 0/3
Kill the Shades of Cliknar Warriors; they aren't real. 0/24

also finished task and looted Many-Pocketed Pouch out of the chest at the end

Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 8:56pm by Telkiney
Ber tome
# Mar 18 2010 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
Berserkers get Axe of Rallos.
Mission bugs
# Mar 18 2010 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
We did this mission today and the mission was bugged. The zone only had 23/24 burnyai spawned. Unlucky for us we didnt realize it before we went through the entire mission. It would be a good idea to have a tracker of somoe sort check the zone before going through this entire mission only to find out there is only 23 burnyai up in the zone.
Chest loot
# Mar 18 2010 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Luminous Seeding Gem

Augmentation type: 4 8
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
DMG: 1
Disease DMG: 3
Effect: Cazic Thule Strike IV (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)

Restrictions -
1h Weapons Only
Recommended level of 85.
Required level of 83.
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Information:
You must use the solvent Class XII Augmentation Distiller to remove this augment safely.
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