The Sword of Shadows  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
Factions Raised:
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    Era:House of Thule
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Mon Nov 15 23:48:01 2010
    Modified: Mon Feb 14 20:59:56 2011
    This is one of five pre-requisite tasks leading up to the Miragul's Nightmare mission, "Miragul's Vendetta". There are no pre-requisites for requesting this task.

    To get this solo task, pick up "A Mysterious Sword", a groundspawn at approximately -100, 300 in Miragul's Nightmare (in the first clearing west of the zone-in), and right-click it.

    You have been assigned the task 'The Sword of Shadows'.

    You have found a mysterious sword that seems to whisper thoughts into your mind. What is its purpose? Perhaps only time will tell.

    The sword thirsts for shadow. Defeat sorrowful shades to sate its desires 0/3 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    The sword thirsts for shadow. Defeat stalking shadows to sate its desires 0/3 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    The sword thirsts for shadow. Defeat pools of darkness to sate its desires 0/3 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    The sword calls for its former master. Talk to Xilixizan in Miragul's Nightmare 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    Xilixizan is a mephit found at location 445, 685 (in the large clearing that is northwest of the sword's location).

    You say, 'Hail, Xilixizan'

    Xilixizan says 'I was hoping this day would never come. You found the sword. Lest you wish to be overcome by shadow by its curse, you must listen to what I have to say. The sword must be destroyed. After the sword consumed me and made me shadow, I had nothing but time to find a way to permanently destroy the sword. Through my endless hours of research, I believe I have discovered the means to destroy the sword. The sword shuns light and the the only means to obtain such powerful items of light is from the forgotten guardians that guard the palace to the north. Gather these globes of pure light from the forgotten guardians and return to me. It is the only means to destroy the sword.'

    Collect a globe of pure light from the forgotten guardians 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    This is a common drop from "a forgotten guardian" in the castle of Miragul's Nightmare. NOTE: The step will only update if dropped by a forgotten guardian. The ancient guardians drop the globe as well, but won't update the step.

    Return to Xilixizan and speak with him 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    You say, 'Hail, Xilixizan'

    Xilixizan says 'You collected the orbs? That is excellent news. The next step is to take the orbs of light along with the sword and place them in a chest. The chest is infused with a spell to destroy the sword. If all works as I hope it does, the sword will be destroyed and you will be safe from its curse. Look for the chest in the nearby ruins.'

    Place the globe of pure light into the battered chest 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    Place the mysterious sword into the battered chest 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    A battered chest spawns at about 445, 440 (in the ruins east of Xilixizan's location).

    The sword has been destroyed, but it has spawned a shadowed beast. Destroy it! 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    A shadowed beast spawns as soon as you get the above updates. It attacks, hits for a max ~6,500 and is stunnable. If you got to this point in the task, you should handle this mob with ease.

    a shadowed beast has been slain by _____!
    a shadowed beast's corpse is no longer a problem.

    Return to Xilixizan and inform him the sword has been destroyed 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    You say, 'Hail, Xilixizan'

    Xilixizan says 'I saw the flash of light from here when the sword was destroyed. I am pleased that you will not end up a servant of shadow as I have become. Although it is too late for me, I am glad you were able to save yourself. Please take this as a token of my gratitude. I will rest a bit easier knowing the sword will no longer trouble anyone.'

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    right click
    # Feb 22 2016 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
    Right clicking it is the key.

    Unholy Czars
    Fight smarter not harder.
    # Dec 22 2012 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
    33 posts
    I had a group of three and we all needed the quest.

    First person picked up the sword and recieved the start of the quest.

    Second and third person picked up the sword, and no quest started.

    I tried several times on different days, but apparently, if one person in the group has the quest, the others cannot start it.

    # Dec 22 2012 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
    33 posts
    Okay - I just tried this again with two people picking up the sword and right-clicking. This time it worked as it was supposed to work. Unclear why it didn't for the past week - guess it was bugged?

    Quest is working correctly now.

    # Oct 12 2011 at 4:54 AM Rating: Default
    Not when u hail the guy to get the chest to puty the orb and sword into - the chest pops in a safe location in a hut south east from the turn in guy.

    there is a roaming see invis guy u should watch =his movements from the hut and time your hails to avoid him. If he blows your cover u will get adds. alternitive is clear pull and kill him 1st .

    happy hunting
    Shadowed beast
    # Feb 13 2011 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
    18 posts
    Having multiple players turn in the sword at the same time will spawn multiple shadowed beasts, but only one of them needs to be killed for everybody to get the update.

    My suggestion is to have one player turn in the sword, pull the shadowed beast to the other side of the room, and then have anybody else who needs to turn in the sword do so and then just control the extras with root or mez.
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