Assault the Tower  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Alaran Language:73
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Veil of Alaris
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Nov 21 21:13:45 2011
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
Veil of Alaris Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor

This is a group mission that begins with General Serobi in Sarith. He's found in the northeastern part of the dock area at about 20, -1050.

Pre-requisites for requesting the task:
- Completed "Oseka's Knowledge"
- Completed "Sacred Relics"
- Completed "Tides of Change"
- Completed "The Key to Freedom"
- Completed "Begin the Offensive"
- 73 Skill Level in Alaran

You say, 'Hail, General Serobi'

Without pre-requisites, you'll see:

General Serobi says 'You are not yet ready for the task I have planned. Speak with Solphius Kelprunner, Tiljin of the Deep, or Aquarn the Tidalmaster if you wish to help.'

With pre-requisites, you'll see:

General Serobi says 'I've been expecting you. With the explosive runes armed, now is the time to make our [move] against the Temple of Rubak Oseka.'

You say, 'Let's make our move'

General Serobi says 'Take these detonators and use them at the various altars in Rubak. They will detonate the explosive runes you armed. Hopefully we can do enough damage to the temple that we can get the attention of the High Priest. If the High Priest does appear, destroy him! Are you [ready] to undertake this most important of missions?'

You receive four detonators.

You have been assigned the task 'Assault the Tower'.

You are to enter the Temple of Rubak Oseka and use the four detonators to detonate the runed explosives you previously armed. It is hoped that enough damage is done to the temple, the High Priest will show himself and you can slay him.

The steps will open up one at a time. You'll need to begin with the furthest altar, the Altar of Whispers, and make your way back up.

- The Altar of Whispers is at 250, 150, 290.
- The Altar of Wisdom is at 0, 250, 320.
- The Altar of Tides is at -200, -100, 350.
- The Altar of Serpents is at 0, -250, 375.

All trash mobs in the altar rooms will have to be killed before you can turn in a detonator. If you try to do a turn-in without doing so, you'll see:

You can't put the detonator on the altar with those attendants watching!

Give Detonator One unto the Altar of Whispers 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

Task Window Says: Give Detonator One unto the Altar of Whispers. It will self-detonate, causing the explosive rune you had previously armed to explode and damage the temple.

Give Detonator Two unto the Altar of Wisdom 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

Give Detonator Three unto the Altar of Tides 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

NOTE: The task locks as you turn in the third detonator.

Give Detonator Four unto the Altar of Serpents 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

Upon turning in the last one, the temple rumbles and you'll see:

The temple shakes violently as the runed explosion is triggered!

High Priest Xalziks shouts, 'Enough! You shall not damage our temple any further! The forces of Prexus shall be destroyed! If you wish to prove your true courage, I await you at the bottom of the temple, cowards!

Defeat High Priest Xalziks 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

Task Window Says: The High Priest has shown himself just as General Serobi had hoped. Destroy him!

High Priest Xalziks spawns on the bottom floor. He hits for a max ~12,500 and casts no AEs. He does, however, spawn a whirlpool on a random person, complete with a damage aura (hits every two seconds):

Raging Vortex: Single Target, Cold (-900)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 6346

Note: You can pull Xalziks into this whirlpool to do extra damage to him. There's also an achievement for doing this five times.

As he reaches low health (you'll need to do about 1 million hp of damage to get to this point), you'll see:

High Priest Xalziks says, in Alaran, 'I have no time for your childish games. You are foolish to think you could have defeated me, for I am the embodiment of Oseka herself! Run back to your leader like the cowards you are and let them know that the forces of Oseka shall win this war!'

Speak with General Serobi in the Temple of Rubak 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

You say, 'Hail, General Serobi'

General Serobi says 'So, Oseka is using the High Priest's body to do her dirty work. It is most fortunate for you that he did not finish this battle. You are not yet ready to confront him; this much is clear, but we have learned much from this encounter. Take your reward from this chest and rest for now. There is still much work to be done. When you are ready to [leave] the temple, let me know and I will send you back to Sarith.'

Loot the Cold Steel chest for your reward 0/1 (Rubak Oseka)

136 platinum
Eltarki's Diary - Depths of Thought

Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Cantrip Per Task)

Beasts' Domain Tangle
Deathleaper's Pendant
Fur-lined Epaulets of the High Guard
Globe of the Ocean
Gotikan's Herb Pouch
Gravel of the Sacred Temple
Lunatic's Blade
Miggles' Braxi-Down Cloak
Shell-Shield of the Sacred
Stonebark Bow

Greater Alaran Cantrip
Median Alaran Cantrip
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# Nov 24 2012 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
If you try to turn in the detonators while mobs are around the altars or if you are in combat - the altar will eat your turn in.

But - all you have to do is zone out and hail General Serobi to get another set. (or say "move")

# Sep 25 2012 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I box this with a 94 DRU / WIZ merc 95 PAL / WIZ merc and 95 BST / CLR merc nothing about this mission is hard. The first time I tried it the last guys got 1 whirlpool off and the other times he's gotten max 2 off. Easy way to get 93-94 cantrips

Edited, Sep 25th 2012 10:20pm by Benson86
I did closer to 2Million dmg to him before he went non-agro
# Jul 22 2012 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
648 posts

To be exact (well, as exact as you can be with DoTs) ... 1,932,780 pts of dmg to him.
Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
# May 07 2012 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
440 posts
confirmed, it locks out at 3rd turn in
info on High Priest Xalziks
# May 01 2012 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
56 posts
have to do ~1million hp of damage to win, max hit 10.6k vs 95 war max AA

Casts Balance of the Nameless as it goes non-aggro, so dots/etc won't kill it at that phase.

There's also an achievement for pulling HP Xalziks into the whirlpools 5x before defeating him (Water Gun). There is also an achievement for this mission for killing all 'A Priest' mobs in the zone (Excommunication). Finally there is the achievement for turning in all 4 bombs within 15 minutes of entering zone (Demolition Man).
what you need to do
# Feb 04 2012 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
ok, first thing is that all the altars are in same location as in the regular zone, this is hoping you have your maps maked. The altars will only have their name over them when they are the one you need to put the detonator in as shown in your quest. Clear all the detonator rooms first then go to the bottom and clear all the mobs in the area by the lake, the circular area with the white sphere in the middle of it. Then go back and put the detonators in the altars. The High Priest will spawn where the winged statue is by the white sphere near the water. If you have cleared that area you will not get any adds. Named is pretty easy, I totally ingnored the whirlpool effect and just had my cleric heal us through it.
Greater Alaran Cantrip
# Jan 01 2012 at 6:52 PM Rating: Excellent
280 posts
Greater Alaran Cantrip
Ranger, 100
Celestial Navigators
Lock Out
# Dec 18 2011 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Locks after 3rd turn in
Task Lock
# Dec 17 2011 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
NOTE: The task locks as you turn in the last detonator

No longer locks at that point.... It locks alot sooner now. maybe after the 3rd hand in.
Chest Loot
# Dec 15 2011 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
183 posts
Chest Loot
# Dec 12 2011 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
183 posts
Chest loot
# Dec 01 2011 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
19 posts
# Nov 29 2011 at 7:15 PM Rating: Good
Dropped this today

and this on 12/2

Edited, Dec 2nd 2011 11:58pm by negator2007
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