Morell Ascendant  

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Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Quest Items:
    Related Zones:
    Related Creatures:
    Related Quests:
    Era:House of Thule
    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Wed Dec 1 15:44:26 2010
    Modified: Thu Apr 21 20:52:05 2011
    This is a group mission that begins with Twereus Ulithain in Sanctum Somnium. He's found in the northwest corner of the large, open room at the entrance.

    NOTE: You'll need a Staff of Arcane Dispossession (received from "The Staff Retreat" task) in order to complete this task.

    In order to participate in this mission, you must have completed:
    -- All six partisan tasks for Morell's Castle:
    ------ Pirate's Blues
    ------ Suspiciously Sweet Treats
    ------ Gouzah Safari
    ------ A Few Buckets of Sand
    ------ Satyrical Riddles
    ------ The Staff Retreat
    -- Sage Jarith's three tasks:
    ------ Morell's Sanctuary
    ------ Dreamland Assault
    ------ The Key to the Tower

    In order to request this mission, you must have completed:
    -- All of the Above
    -- Morell's Challenge (the first group mission for the zone)

    You say, 'Hail, Twereus Ulithain'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'You have come! Have you brought the [Staff] I gave you?'

    You say, 'I have the staff'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'Perfect. There is still time. I can tell you more of what I know, though it isn't much. Know that this place is a kind of trap for gods. I don't know the true nature of this place, but you must be aware by now that Cazic-Thule has been defeated, or perhaps permanently destroyed, elsewhere within the confines of this... planar cloister. Whatever this place really is, it seems to be a place where [gods] can be destroyed, and their defining essences stolen by other gods.'

    You say, 'How can gods be destroyed?'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'There is much I do not know, but I do know that the permanent destruction of a god should not be possible. The fact that a god's very essence could be [stolen] here, says a great deal about the dangers of this place.'

    You say, 'Stolen?'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'I will say that my interest in Morell-Thule has led me to try and follow him and to learn what he is up to since Cazic Thule was killed. It is clear that he has changed. When Cazic Thule was defeated, his godlike essences were ripped from him and some of these were apparently absorbed by Morell. Thus, I sent you on the quest to build the Staff of Arcane Dispossession. If it is true that Morell has absorbed the godlike power of his father Cazic, then he has become too [powerful] to coexist with the rest of the pantheon.'

    You say, 'Too powerful?'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'This additional essence he has collected in the aftermath of the death of Cazic Thule will have to be stripped from Morell, probably by force, before it becomes too late. If Morell escapes from this place with such enhanced [powers], it could mean devastating shifts in the alignment of certain Planes, and possibly a war between the gods of the pantheon. A war that may well signal the end of life as we know it, on Norrath and elsewhere in the universe.'

    You say, 'What do we do about these powers?'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'Thus our course of [action] is clear, just as it must be clear to you that we are not going to destroy Morell, but merely weaken him so that the Staff can divest him of the essence he has absorbed, before it merges with his energy completely and irrevocably.'

    You say, 'What's our course of action?'

    Without pre-requisites:

    Twereus Ulithain says 'I'm sorry, friend. You are not yet ready for the final confrontation with Morell Thule. First you must do more to understand the inner workings of the Sanctum Somnium before I risk bringing you face to face with the god of dreams.'

    With pre-requisites:

    Twereus Ulithain says 'When you are ready, I will [lead] you to the gazebo where Morell has confined himself. Before we go, make certain you have the Staff of Arcane Dispossession. It is the only thing that may transform him back into his original state.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Morell Ascendant'.

    Absorbing the power of Cazic Thule has left the god of dreams in an unstable state. Stirring with power and corruption, Morell Thule is on the brink of madness and must be stopped.

    Say "lead" to zone into the instance.

    You say, 'Lead the way...'

    Twereus Ulithain says 'Let's not waste anymore time. I'll show you the way.'


    Speak to Twereus Ulithain 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Confront Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Defeat the dreams surrounding Morell Thule 0/6 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Speak to Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Defeat Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Fight him until about 45% at which point he despawns.

    Defeat many of Morell Thule's minions 0/8 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Kill the trash that spawns.

    NOTE: The task locks after you complete this step.

    Defeat Morell Thule, God of Dread 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    There will be an emote to click your staff (around 20% to 10% health). If you don't do this, he'll start death touching.

    Use the Staff of Arcane Dispossession on Morell Thule 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Observe the strange occurrences at the gazebo 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Speak to Morell Thule once he is well again 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Claim your reward from the Chest of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

    Task Rewards:

    210 platinum
    Faction with Dream Delvers
    53 Dream Motes

    Known chest rewards (1 item + 1 spell per task):

    Bark of the Wilting Grove
    Burglar's Satchel
    Chestplate of the Manipulator
    High Priest's Leggings
    Mesmerizing Ripper
    Rabbit-Hide Roundshield
    Ritual Impaler
    Unbreakable Sandstone
    Warlord's Unholy Pendant

    Minor Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Lesser Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Median Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Greater Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Glowing Nebulous Dream Fragment
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    # Oct 02 2021 at 5:05 AM Rating: Decent
    5 posts

    Did it first try boxing 3 level 115 toons. Completed in 6 mins. (most of which was waiting to zone in)
    dont know our own strength
    # Feb 06 2021 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
    2,936 posts
    Hmmm.... too much dps so we went right past the 20% to zero and killed Morell without clicking the staff. Never saw the emote to use it. I figured he'd stop losing HPs somewhere in there but he just keep fading away. He never had a chance to death touch anyone either. Problem when you use 115 toons to do old quests like this for achievements.

    We cleared the whole zone and zoned out and back hoping he'd miraculously respawn but no luck. Have to start over. Oh well. Learn me a lesson to read the walkthru more carefully next time.

    Definitely must have bugged the mission because I can't remove any players from the task in order to start over.

    Next try I'll let the warrior do the whole fight alone since he has the lowest dps of my box set, poor barb.

    Second time's the charm. Just used warrior, backed off the final fight, clicked the staff and Bob's my uncle!

    Love to see the raid version of this but still have to get past that ludicrous road block, Ritual of Terror...

    Edited, Feb 7th 2021 10:50am by Sippin
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    # Aug 09 2013 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    To get this mission to work we had to say the keywords with his name. He would not continue dialogue without saying "speak morell" , dreams morell, etc. rest of the quest worked fine.
    Tiala Shadowborn
    Raskals of Drinal
    # Aug 22 2011 at 9:58 AM Rating: Default
    28 posts

    Edited, Feb 12th 2012 8:33am by Xank
    2 boxed
    # Aug 28 2011 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
    1,274 posts
    I think you posted on the wrong page.
    some notes
    # Jul 02 2011 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
    167 posts
    Just completed this. I three boxed it with a Druid, Mage, Chanter, Wiz-merc, Healer-merc, Tank-merc.

    I wiped twice trying to kill Morell but got through it on the third try. Here are some things I observed:

    The instance is a nice looking small zone with a gazebo in the center. Morell will spawn there. I used CoTH to clear aggro and help me split pulls. After hailing him, he is surrounded by 6 colored wisps. The info above is spot on about these, so nothing new.

    I beat him down to 45% and he despawned. About 6 seconds later the trash mobs spawned. Any kills count toward the 8 needed. The rabbits are the same ones from Hippity Hoppity Kill, They were the lowest of the trash mobs (all level 90). The unicorns and satyrs were yellow-con, so I focused mostly on rabbits. The rabbits are immune to snare. The unicorns can be snared.

    I cleared all on the side of the gazebo nbear Twerius, intending to pull Morell to there.

    The blind and even the silence he cast wasn't bad. The mana drain was a real problem for me. The merc tank was a little lightweight for him. I had to spam runes from the chanter and spam heals from the druid (to help the merc healer). I was able to dispell him one time. H einterrupted my chanter's spells a lot.

    This may be pure coincidence or maybe just luck but, the third time I fought him in the gazebo. He didn't hit me with his mana drain or big damage nukes nearly as often there.

    If you evac, you land in an empty version of Sanctum with no mobs in it. I had to gate and run back to the regular instance of SS and talk to the NPC to re-enter. Morell was standing there still and killed me again so I waited a few minutes and went in safely.

    When you do hail the NPC to say LEAD to enter, you must be visible and the nearby mobs will aggro you. So, I keyed it up and then dropped invis and quickly hit ENTER to say it and zone before the guards smacked me.

    some notes
    # Nov 11 2011 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
    100 posts
    Am totally amazed that everytime somebody posts all those little details that are good to know that it is usually RealGrumpy. Of course the details are different for many but I usually box 6, or 4 with bro on 2, RG's obviously a box group and his issues are similar to mine. BTW, all boxes are actual toons not mercs.

    One merc comment, out of place here perhaps, is that I've noticed my real cleric typically nerfs bosses group dots and aoe's, he just out heals them, not sure if a merc will be so anticipating to know to keep spamming them even though the group looks fine at the start of the cast. Several of these missions where posters complain about DoTs and AoE's were totally a non-issue for us. We usually struggle keeping pets up on big melee bosses, especially at the pull, but big casters are overwhelmed by constant group heals and hots. 1300AA's on the cleric (not very many and that's what I'm pointing out here) but EVERY AA went to passive heal abilities first, hots, crits, heal amount, stuff like that. He fills up the crit window when he's spamming group heals, which makes me think the proc rate must really be high.

    Thanks again RG for a detailed post.

    My exeprience
    # Jun 07 2011 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
    I did it yesterday, so I'll share my experience.
    My setup was :
    sk + enc + rogue + cleric + merc wiz + merc cleric

    When you first speak with morell, the mobs agro you right awat after speach. They are the 6 wisps around Morell.
    In the 2 wisps that aggroed me right away was the one casting
    It acts a bit like a fear but isn't a fear. it juste pushes tou away continually.

    In the 6 wisps, 2 are a bit more difficult. The one casting the reverie wall, and another casting a big mana drain.
    The wisps can be mezzed and aren't hard to single.

    Then, on morell, he casts also the reverie wall, making the heals hard.
    You'll also want to remove his DS, I couldn't keep my rogue alive because of it.
    He casts also silence and blindness.

    After some time, he warps and many mobs pop.
    In these mobs are unicorns, satyrs and rabbits.
    For the achievement, you need to kill only unicorns.

    Then again on Morell. On second round, he is about on same difficulty as first round.

    Only one clicker needs to do a click to finish the task. I could do the click while blinded (I think his blind also has a silence).
    That's why I'm wondering if there really are so many prerequisite to participate.

    Confronting morell dialog
    # Jun 04 2011 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
    485 posts
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:05 2011] You say, 'Hail, Morell Thule'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:06 2011] Morell Thule says 'I have no time for you, adventurer. [Speak], and make yourself plain, or I shall destroy you.'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:12 2011] You say, 'speak'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:12 2011] Morell Thule says 'The elaborate ruses and illusions failed to sweep you away. I cannot fathom what it must take to separate you from the attempt to disrupt my meditation. Must I haunt your [dreams] the way you haunt my inner sanctum?'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:21 2011] You say, 'dreams'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:22 2011] Morell Thule says 'Your contemptible queries regarding the nature of this place, and the realities within it, tire me. Why do you persist in asking me questions of fallen Erudin, of Miragul, of Al'Kabor, of my father Cazic Thule? I [despise] you all, and I shall answer nothing!'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:39 2011] You say, 'despise'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:46:40 2011] Morell Thule says 'Filthy, wretched [mortals]... I am amazed I ever took an interest in filling your heads with pointless dreams and apparitions. Since I borrowed the essence of dead Cazic, I have had such interesting thoughts. Thoughts of putting you all in your place. Thoughts of subjecting you and all you hold dear to slow and agonizing destruction, the better to watch your minds writhe in pain and despair.'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:47:00 2011] You say, 'mortals'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:47:00 2011] Morell Thule says 'Your coward elf friend over there, he seems to go on and on about a shift in my godly energies and motivations, and he would be more correct than he knows. The death of Cazic affected me greatly. As I gathered up his essence in the aftermath, I could not resist absorbing it for myself. He is part of me now, and I am stronger as a result. I feel more and more different, as if soon there will be nothing that I cannot do. Does that fill you with [dread]?'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:47:44 2011] You say, 'dread'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:47:44 2011] Morell Thule says 'Perhaps it should. It should also fill the gods with dread, for I intend to gather my power against them and destroy them one by one if they oppose my challenge. That is to say, after I have cleansed my sacred glade of your foul presence!'
    [Fri Jun 03 21:47:44 2011] Your task 'Morell Ascendant' has been updated.
    spells from trash and Morell Thule
    # May 28 2011 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
    17 posts

    The first 6 mobs are easy, but they cast some spells. Most are easy to deal with, but watch for the reverie wail spell from a beguiling reverie

    The trash mobs spawn away from each other. You can single pull them easily and are mostly melee type mobs

    Morell Thule casts 3 spells on each of the 2 encounters. Prevention is a self buff

    First encounter
    Morell's Gift of Darkness every 20 sec
    Morell's Prevention
    Curse of Morell Thule every 25 sec

    Second encounter
    Morell's Gift of Darkness every 20 sec
    Morell's Prevention
    Greater Curse of Morell Thule every 25 sec
    Requesting Task
    # Apr 02 2011 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
    76 posts
    You DO NOT need neither "Stash and Go" nor "Me Gold" to request this mission.
    Goofydoofy Goatspanker
    120 Druid, 120 Enchanter, 120 Paladin, 17 Shaman, 11 Rogue
    Celestial Naviagtors
    Drinal - Maelin Starpyre Server
    # Feb 28 2011 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
    24 posts

    -- You may also need the partisan tasks "Stash and Go" and "Me Gold", but this is not confirmed

    I had Stash and Go but did not have Me Gold and I could request the task.
    Rabbit-hide Roundshield
    # Feb 17 2011 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
    Can add Rabbit-Hide Roundshield to chest loot

    Emote came at 20% and when staff was clicked he went back to spawn point and FD'd then the next steps started updating
    Chest drops
    # Feb 11 2011 at 8:38 PM Rating: Good
    Can add Chestplate of the Manipulator to the reward tables.

    Morell Thule
    # Feb 09 2011 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
    Is there a trick to getting Morell Thule to 45%? Using T4 Monk, T4 Warrior, T4 Druid, and almost T4 lvl 90 shammy. Its not slowable, snarable, or stunnable.
    Morell Thule
    # Jan 02 2011 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
    63 posts
    Not sure if it's random when you are supposed to click the staff as I've only done this mission once. We got the emote to click staff the second he hit 20% hp.
    correction from above
    # Dec 15 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
    After Mission Locks the quest is to
    -Defeat Morell Thule, God of Dread 0/1

    he transformed into God of Dread not God of Dreams as listed above
    Quest Steps
    # Dec 01 2010 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
    32 posts

    Speak to Twereus Ulithain 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    Confront Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    Defeat the dreams surrounding Morell Thule 0/6 (Sanctum Somnium)
    Speak to Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    Defeat Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    ---- Fight him until about 45% then he despawns
    Defeat many of Morell Thule's minions 0/8 (Sanctum Somnium)
    ---- Kill trash that spawns (a choleric unicorn, an apoplectic satyr, a deranged Gouzah rabbit)
    *** MISSION LOCKS ***
    Defeat Morell Thule, God of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    ---- We fought him until 1%, apparently missing the emote to use the clicky from MC on him (he started Death Touching with "Morell-Touch I") I estimate the call for the click was around 10%.
    -Twereus shouts, "It is time! Use the Staff on Morell, and sunder the essence of Cazic from him! Quickly!"
    -Twereus yells, "My friends! Use the Staff! Hurr, before he gets stronger"
    -Morell Thule begings to cast a spell: <Morell's Immortality>
    -Morell Thule feels very lucky.
    -Morell Thule is transforming into something more sinister, more dreadful...
    -Morell Thule begins to cast a spell. <Greater Curse of Morell Thule>
    Use the Staff of Arcane Dispossession on Morell Thule 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    ---- We ran back and clicked him with the staff
    Observe the strange occurrences at the gazebo 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    Speak to Morell Thule once he is well again 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)
    Claim your reward from the Chest of Dreams 0/1 (Sanctum Somnium)

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