Shard's #4: The Harbingers of Thule  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
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    Era:Rain of Fear
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Wed Nov 28 09:48:46 2012
    Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
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    This task begins with Director Idris Manaar (map) in Shard's Landing. He is located at 255, 35, 1 (Harbinger camp among all the other NPCs).

    - Level 85
    - Completed "Welcome to Shard's Landing"
    - Completed "Words of the Unspoken"
    - Completed "Unusual Goral Coral"

    You say, 'Hail, Director Idris Manaar'

    Director Idris Manaar looks you over, 'Hmm, _____, I figured with your reputation you would have been more impressive to look at.' He sighs, 'Very well, I have a mission for you if you can prove yourself to be a [capable] soldier. I have no more room for weaklings in my battalion.'

    You say, 'I am capable'

    Director Idris Manaar says 'Weaklings and imbeciles, I have no patience for either of these things. Your task is simple, so I expect you to be capable of completing it without issue or complaint. First, speak to the other soldiers in this camp so that ignorance can no longer be an excuse when you fail to follow orders. Secondly, attune yourself to the Eastern Wastes portal, your next assignment will have you doing a bit of travelling and I expect you to be able to accomplish it quickly. Finally, have a seat by the Heart of Fear. You will understand why when the time comes.'

    You have been assigned the task 'The Harbingers of Thule'.

    Director Idris Manaar has an important task for you to undertake but needs to be sure you are prepared for what lies ahead.

    He would like you to speak with a few of the Shardtenders and learn both their role and what they have to teach you about the Harbingers.

    He would like you to speak with a number of the Evokers and learn what they have to teach you.

    Speak to a number of our Shardtenders 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Hail four different shardtender NPCs (these are found roaming around near the fear shard in the crater).

    - Shardtender B`Drynn (map)
    - Shardtender Babblemok (map)
    - Shardtender N`Laris (map)
    - Shardtender Pureglade (map)
    - Shardtender Tyvale (map)
    - Shardtender V`Rax (map)

    You say, 'Hail, Shardtender Pureglade'

    Shardtender Pureglade nods, 'So, the Director has instructed you to speak with us has he? Very well, I shall start with the basics. Unlike the evokers the Shardtenders are the keepers of lore and history. It is our duty to record and remember everything we learn in our efforts to reconstruct and empower the Heart of Fear in order to bring about the resurgence of the Faceless. It is of vital importance that this knowledge be preserved in living memory as opposed to written records as it ensures that our 'enemies' will be unable to pillage our stores for data that can be used against us. The risk of information falling into the enemies' hands through capture and torture is far less likely due to Glask's, shall we say, 'absolute' control over her forces.'

    You say, 'Hail, Shardtender N`Laris'

    Shardtender N`Laris smiles, 'The Shardtenders' loyalty to the Harbingers is absolute. Despite our individual complaints we are quite blessed to be at the forefront of such an esteemed party. Though I may be reiterating what you already know, our prime goal is to reestablish the rule of Cazic Thule over the domain of Fear. After Cazic's fall to this foreign pantheon a number of opposed factions have set aside their differences and rallied together under our banner. Many members of the Harbingers have very different motivations. Some have come here out of devotion to their lord, while others have joined because they understand the importance of keeping our own pantheon in balance. Who is to say that Cazic is the only one who may fall to these Alarans?'

    You say, 'Hail, Shardtender Babblemok'

    Shardtender Babblemok leans down and raps their hand against the hard ground, 'Far below us is the ancient Alaran Sepulcher. After the destruction of the Triunity the coalesced power of Cazic Thule was ejected into the atmosphere. Smaller pieces of the fear crystal broke off and landed all around our planet. Even the face of Luclin has been touched by the debris. Miraculously, the heart of the crystal fell back here, landing almost where it had been discharged. We believe that the key to Cazic's return lies in empowering this Heart of Fear with the fractured essences of his power. Not all of the crystalline material contains elements of Thule's power, but it is imperative that all pieces that do contain this power be returned here to us so we can ensure a hasty return to order among the pantheon.'

    You say, 'Hail, Shardtender Tyvale'

    Shardtender Tyvale says 'I hear that you have been working with Eilisia to find an alternative means of bringing life to the unempowered samples of fear crystal in the area. Of course I have also heard that your efforts up to this point have proven unfruitful. Although she holds out hope that sacrificing lives will not be a key factor in empowering the Heart of Fear, the reality of the situation dictates that our plan comes with an expected cost. I trust you understand your role in all of this now. No one person among us puts themselves above the wellbeing of Norrath. Should the day come where your life must be forfeit to achieve the balance of the pantheon...' They pause, 'You know what must be done.''

    You feel that you've learned what you needed to know from the Shardtenders.

    Speak to a number of our Evokers 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Evokers are found roaming around west of the fear shard. You need to hail three of them in any order.

    - Evoker Farleap (map)
    - Evoker Redwolf (map)
    - Evoker Slowtail (map)
    - Evoker Waylight (map)

    You say, 'Hail, Evoker Farleap'

    Evoker Farleap says 'Director Idris's orders dictate that we share what we know with you, _____. Allow me to be the first of our order to offer you a hearty congratulations on earning audience with him. Not all that enlist are as capable and quick to rise among our ranks as you. Let's get to it then. We Evokers have a different role from the Shardtenders. While they analyze what information we have obtained and work to sustain the Heart of Fear, our group is more concerned with the acquisition of empowered shards and the obtaining of new materials. It is funny that they consider themselves the more 'advanced' sect when all they seem to do is 'think' while our group does the 'work'. One of my colleagues will be able to fill you in further...'

    You say, 'Hail, Evoker Redwolf'

    Evoker Redwolf says 'Much of the material you see scattered throughout these hills is lifeless. Which is to say the essence of fear, the true power of Cazic-Thule, has left the crystalline material. We have experimented with several methods to empower the dead shards with varying levels of success. Our current focus is trying to channel the essences that escape from the Heart back into the debris here. If we are successful it will mean a self-sustaining supply of power to maintain the Heart of Fear without the need for new 'sacrifices'...'

    You say, 'Hail, Evoker Waylight'

    Evoker Waylight looks into your eyes and seems to carefully analyze your face. They nod their head, 'I can see you have experienced it too, _____, the voices... From what we can tell the essences that we collect and use to empower the Heart of Fear are doing their best to escape back out into Norrath. When you place yourself at the Heart and reintroduce the fractured power you become a conduit for all of the fear that exists around you. Your nightmares and your phobias manifest themselves more clearly as the Heart reaches out for your offering. Should you survive the experience you will only grow stronger but I must warn you that not everyone 'has' survived this experience.'

    You feel that you've learned what you needed to know from the Evokers.

    Speak to Leopold Crunchbasher 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Task Window Says: Leopold Crunchbasher is the portal tender for the feartouched incarnation of Eastern Wastes. Speak with him about attuning yourself to this portal.

    Leopold Crunchbasher (map) is an ogre found at around 300, 250 (in the southwest part of the crater, near the portal to the Eastern Wastes).

    You say, 'Hail, Leopold Crunchbasher'

    If you have not completed the attuning task for the Eastern Wastes, the next step will open up along with the bottom six steps and you will be assigned this task.

    If you have previously completed the task, you will see:

    Leopold Crunchbasher says 'A gracious and formal greetings to you, _____. So the Illustrious Director Manaar has requested that you attune yourself to the Eastern Wastes portal? Well then it is certainly lucky that you have already completed the attuning process now isn't it?'

    ...And all the portal related steps will automatically update, leaving only the meditation and final hail to do.

    Attune yourself to the portal to East Wastes: Zeixshi-Kar's Awakening 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Complete this task.

    Meditate at the base of the Heart of Fear 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Task Window Says: Now that you have a better appreciation of the Heart of Fear, sit and meditate in front of the great crystal to see what visions of fear exist within you.

    Sit down anywhere around the giant crystal until this step updates.

    You feel compelled to sit down.

    You close your eyes.

    You begin to hear voices emanating from the Heart of Fear.

    You feel a hot breath on the nape of your neck.

    You hear a faint whisper followed by heavy breathing, '...join us...'

    You open your eyes and begin shaking uncontrollably. You should speak to Director Idris.

    Return to Director Idris Manaar 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Task Window Says: Speak with Director Idris Manaar about the task that lies ahead.

    You say, 'Hail, Director Idris Manaar'

    Director Idris Manaar tilts his head to the side and stares at you with half-closed eyes as you recount your experience with the Heart of Fear. He lets out an audible sigh and looks up, rolling his head back, 'So you survived the experience.' He brings his head forward and looks you in the eye with renewed lucidity, 'You will do...'

    Your faction standing with Harbingers of Thule got better.

    Although his lack of expression is somewhat off-putting you are strangely happy that Director Idris is willing to accept you for his next task... Still, you're unsure whose voice that was whispering to you in your meditations...

    Attune yourself to all six prime portals 0/6 (Shard's Landing)

    This step updates once you have attuned yourself to all six portals in the crater area (each has its own sub-task to do so).

    Attune yourself to the Valley of King Xorbb portal 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Complete this task.

    Attune yourself to the Breeding Grounds portal 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Complete this task.

    Attune yourself to the portal to Evantil, the Vile Oak 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Complete this task.

    Attune yourself to the portal to Grelleth's Palace 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Complete this task.

    Attune yourself to the portal to the Chapterhouse of the Fallen 0/1 (Shard's Landing)

    Complete this task.

    450 platinum
    Experience (4% regular exp at Level 97 + 6 AAs)
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    # Jul 11 2018 at 4:18 PM Rating: Good
    528 posts
    Jiriki Saonserei, 115/48k AA Wood Elf Ranger
    Anadriel Starfire, 114/24k AA High Elf Mage
    Have to Hail all four for update
    # Nov 19 2016 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
    29 posts
    Just an FYI. At the beginning of this quest you have to hail all 4 Shardtenders before the quest tracker updates.
    Ssauleron Soulrender
    Iksar Bloodreaver
    # Jul 04 2015 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    Attuning yourself to all of the other portals IS OPTIONAL. The only one you need for the task to complete is East Wastes.
    # Feb 09 2015 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
    23 posts
    I am not attuned to all the portals but it completed anyway. Is it bugged?
    lock out timer
    # May 01 2014 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
    96 posts
    it does give you a lock out timer of 6h so it may be repeatable.
    Confirmed not repeatable
    # Dec 23 2015 at 2:12 AM Rating: Good
    20 posts
    Confirmed not repeatable
    # Mar 29 2014 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
    74 posts
    Got 13% exp at lvl 86.
    A ranger's life is truely to solo these worlds.
    # Jun 06 2013 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
    2,929 posts
    4% reg XP at 97. Plus 6 aa's.

    Edited, Jun 6th 2013 8:22pm by Sippin
    Sippin 115 DRU **** Firiona Vie ****Agnarr
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    Master Artisan (300+) * Baker * Brewer * Fletcher * Jeweler * Potter * Researcher * Smith * Tailor
    # Jan 27 2013 at 8:55 PM Rating: Default
    is this repeatable? i am helping others but cannot get task again (
    # Feb 24 2013 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
    prolly cant repeat this task since you can only attune yourself once to the zones needed.
    to complete this task
    # Aug 02 2014 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
    48 posts
    I have not tested the repeat-ability but I was already attuned to all zones by the time I completed this and all the optional and the required attunings were auto-completed when I got the task.
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