Prisoner of the Portal  

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Maximum Level:95
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
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  • Faction
  • Money
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    Era:House of Thule
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
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    Entered: Tue Nov 16 02:02:36 2010
    Modified: Sat May 21 23:16:23 2022
    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.

    This is a solo task that begins with a glittering portal in Miragul's Nightmare. It's located in the castle of Miragul's Nightmare (center room of the bottom floor). Beware there is one roaming mob that paths through the room and a mob on either side of the portal (though slightly out of aggro range).

    A faint voice from beyond the glittering portal calls out to you for help.

    You say, 'Hail, a glittering portal'

    A faint voice calls to you from beyond the portal, 'Has someone heard my pleas at last? Do not be frightened. I am neither golem nor mephit, but a helpless [prisoner] of this portal!'

    You say, 'Prisoner?'

    The voice continues, 'When the nightmare began my father, Dridus, thought he would spare my life by sending me through the portal, but his actions have only forced me to be an [unwilling] witness to the extinction of everything I loved. The brilliance that once filled these halls has been reduced to a dull and colorless haze.'

    You say, 'An unwilling witness?'

    The voice responds, 'Devoid of vibrancy or not, I still yearn for a [life] beyond this portal. To feel the cool air rush over my skin or delight in the fragrance of wild flowers, are unimaginable pleasures.'

    You say, 'What life?'

    The voice explains, 'My father, in all his well-meaning ignorance, would never have condemned me to this fate without being certain there was a way to reverse it. Lacking a physical form certainly hinders me from discovering how, though. You, on the other hand, you could [help] me; you have the kiss of life shimmering on your skin, and a sense of altruism in your heart, I can sense it.'

    You say, 'How can I help?'

    The girl from beyond the portal says, 'My father's quarters are not far from here. He always kept his work closely guarded. Whatever knowledge he gathered about the portal would be within an arm's reach of where he slept.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Prisoner of the Portal'.

    A faint voice from beyond the glittering portal has asked for your help in breaking free.

  • 1. Locate Dridus' quarters 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

  • 2. Recover Dridus' journal 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    The journal is a groundspawn in a northwestern room upstairs in the castle at location 1135, 710, 138. You can pick it up safely with invisibility (provided no named is up).

  • 3. Deliver Dridus' journal to the girl beyond the portal 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    You hear the faint rustle of pages turning, as the girl beyond the portal hums with quiet understanding.

    The girl beyond the portal is the portal itself. You trade the book to the portal and hail it for this step.

  • 4. Speak to the girl beyond the portal 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    You say, 'Hail, a glittering portal'

    a glittering portal shimmers as the girl on the other side speaks, 'It's here, the information I need to set myself free. Take careful note, _____. The delicate balance of force within the portal must remain constant, or it will become unstable. There will need to be equal amounts of energy on both sides before I can pass through safely. Vibrant life is in limited supply, but I'm sure some of the creatures you encounter will have a hint of vigor left within them.'

  • 5. Loot chromatic essences from ravens 0/2 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    This is a common drop from any raven.

  • 6. Pass the chromatic essences through the portal 0/2 (Miragul's Nightmare)

  • 7. Speak to the girl beyond the portal 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    You say, 'Hail, a glittering portal'

    a glittering portal shimmers as the girl on the other side speaks, 'According to my father's notes, the portal draws its power from the blackened runes found outside of these halls. Destroying the runes should weaken the portal enough for me to pass through safely.'

  • 8. Destroy the blackened runes 0/2 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    There are two blackened runes you must destroy: One is located at the very southern part of the zone. The other is located in the first large clearing south of the castle (near the quest NPC Xilixizan).

    The runes are surrounded by mobs you'll most likely want to clear away. The runes fight back (though don't hit very hard) and summon once damaged. In addition, shortly after attacking a rune, "a runic sentinel" spawns and attacks you (hits for a max ~7,500).

    a blackened rune has been slain by _____!
    a blackened rune's corpse is nothing but a pile of rubble.

  • 9. Return to the portal 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    Warning: Don't go into the room with the portal until you're ready for a fight. Stepping into the room will trigger the following:

  • 10. Release the girl 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    Evelynn appears from beyond the portal, peering around at her new surroundings. 'I can't believe it. I'm finally free!' As the newly freed girl exits the portal, her color begins to fade.

    Evelynn doubles over with pain, as a confused and colorless expression spreads across her face. 'What.. what is happening to me?!'

    Evelynn stares down at her distorted body in horror as the vibrance that brightened her existance is consumed by the colorlessness within Miragul's Nightmare. 'No, nooo! This can't be real. Please, make it stop!'

    Evelynn attacks, hitting for a max ~7,800.

  • 11. Put Evelynn out of her misery 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    Evelynn has been slain by _____!
    Evelynn's corpse falls silently to the ground.

    You helped Evelynn travel through the portal, only to watch her succumb to the darkness that infects all within Miragul's Nightmare.

    315 platinum
    Experience (1.5 to 2 AAs worth at Level 90)
    Faction with Dream Delvers
    30 Dream Motes
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    Girl beyond the portal
    # May 11 2022 at 4:10 PM Rating: Excellent
    119 posts
    For anyone confused like me, the girl beyond the portal is the portal itself. You trade the book to the portal and hail it for that step.
    Spawn Time?
    # Jul 11 2012 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
    309 posts
    What's the respawn timer on the book? I prelooted it thinking it one of the books for the Prankster quest. I got the task and saw that I had to *loot* the book, so I did. BUT it's lore so it *poofed*. It's been an hour now and hasn't respawned =/
    Spawn Time?
    # Jan 14 2016 at 9:25 AM Rating: Excellent
    1,278 posts
    Respawn of the Dridus' Journal ground spawn book is only 45 seconds.

    It used to be that attempting to pick up a lore ground spawn item would cause the ground spawn to disappear from your view. You could see it again by zoning or logging. This was fixed in the patch of February 25, 2015 "- If a player picks up a lore ground spawn item they already own, they can now again see the item without requiring that the player change zones or log out and back in."
    Final fight
    # Jun 14 2012 at 10:22 AM Rating: Excellent
    173 posts
    After you kill the Blackened Runes, before you step back in the portal room; kill the wandering forgotten guard - so as to avoid an add during the Evelyn fight.
    If you stay at the end of the room by the entrances, the other 2 mobs in there are far enough away they won't add.

    Evelyn is only marginally more difficult than zone trash, so if you've made it this far, shouldn't be a problem.
    Deliver Dridus' journal to the girl beyond the portal 0/1 (M
    # Apr 24 2012 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
    323 posts
    Deliver Dridus' journal to the girl beyond the portal 0/1 (Miragul's Nightmare)

    nice hint, but that damn girl is nowhere and the portal does not accept the book somehow.... where to hell shall the book go?
    Deliver Dridus' journal to the girl beyond the portal 0/1 (M
    # Jun 13 2012 at 8:52 AM Rating: Excellent
    173 posts
    The portal should accept the book, worked fine for me today.

    And hailing the portal updates the next step too.
    Two important things to note
    # Aug 12 2011 at 9:51 PM Rating: Good
    I can confirm that you can kill the same rune twice and get the update. Also, when evelyn spawned, she wasnt kos, so maybe you can still clear the room afterward.
    Two important things to note
    # Sep 07 2012 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
    It takes about 30 minutes for a rune to respawn. However, when the runic sentinel spawned, I FD. It despawned about 30 seconds later. Was able to kill the rune with out the sentinel coming back.

    Edited, Sep 7th 2012 2:01pm by frogslobber

    Edited, Sep 7th 2012 2:18pm by frogslobber
    where is the portal?
    # Jun 26 2011 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
    56 posts
    Which portal has the girl beyond it?
    # Jan 30 2011 at 4:51 AM Rating: Decent
    54 posts
    After clearing the areas, I beat down both runes with nothing spawning during or after. Could be bugged, could've beat the timer, /shrug.
    # Dec 06 2010 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
    56 posts
    you receive 315 platinum (exact) and 30 dream motes for completion of this task
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