Crystal Caverns #3: Finding the Fear  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
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 20:45:55 2012
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
Rain of Fear Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor

This is the third task in a series of three. It is a solo task that begins with Captain Dunstan Coldheart (map - full zone map) in the Crystal Caverns (located in a room in the center of the Coldain city, Froststone at -255, 230, -400).

- Level 85
- Completed "An Abundance of Orcs"
- Completed "Ry`Gorr Reconnaissance"

You say, 'Hail, Captain Dunstan Coldheart'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'This shard that Danela is hoarding appears to be releasing fear into the atmosphere, transforming the creatures that dwell here into something more monstrous. The effect it appears to have on sentient beings is alarming as well. We must [find] the fear shard before we all fall victim to its corruption. Or have you come to me for [other reasons]?'

You say, 'Let's find it'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Danela could have hidden the shard anywhere. The caverns are vast, and we simply don't have enough time to canvas every nook and crevice searching for something we've never even seen. The one thing we know is that this crystal shard is emitting powerful fear that is able to penetrate the minds and bodies of all it comes into contact with. This sort of disturbance doesn't go unnoticed, but we need to find a way to better [detect] it.'

You say, 'How do we detect it?'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Froststone is home to an [engineer] who has created many innovative gadgets over the years. He is a bit awkward and withdrawn, but I believe his imagination and craftsmanship are what will help us find this fear shard.'

You say, 'Who is the engineer?'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'His name is Colle. He keeps himself secluded on the upper floor of Froststone. Speak with him and explain the situation. Hopefully he'll be able to craft something to help us locate the shard.'

You have been assigned the task 'Finding the Fear '.

Captain Dunstan has asked you to aid Engineer Colle in creating an item that can locate the fear shard.

The reclusive inventor named Colle should be able to create an item capable of locating the fear shard. He's known to linger on the second floor of Froststone.

Speak to Engineer Colle 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Engineer Colle (map - full zone map) is found on the second level of Froststone.

You say, 'Hail, Engineer Colle'

Engineer Colle focuses on the floor as you recount the details surrounding the hidden fear shard. The reclusive coldain inventor thinks for few moments before an enlightened smile spreads across his face. 'Oh, this is a clever idea, indeed!' Clearly pleased with himself, Engineer Cole decides to share some details with you. 'Since the hidden shard seems to radiate fear, I will craft a compass whose needle will point you to large clusters of fear. I still have some details to work out, but I have a list of items that I'll require.'

Collect Flawless Terrorite from tentacle terrors 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Collect Velium Sheet Metal from Ry`Gorr orcs 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Collect a Spinechiller Fang from a spinechiller spider 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Colle has asked you to collect various items he'll need to craft his compass.

The above updates occur randomly from kills (no item looting involved).

Return to Engineer Colle 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Now that you have everything Colle has requested, return to the engineer and see if he can craft the compass.

You say, 'Hail, Engineer Colle'

Engineer Colle takes the requested items for you and begins to assemble the gadget with dexterous coordination. In a matter of moments, the dwarf has the compass complete and places it in your hands. 'It's a rather ingenious device, if I do say so myself. It's powered by small amounts of fear essence found within creatures, and when charged, the needle will point to large concentrations of fear. Good luck!'

You receive a "Dreadstone Compass".

Kill fear-tainted creatures to power the Dreadstone Compass 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: In order to power the compass, you'll need to kill tentacle terrors and spinechillers.

Kill tentacle terrors and spinechiller spiders to progress this step. This will take 5-7 kills. You will see emotes as you kill the mobs:

The compass needle moves slightly as the essence of fear is harnessed.

The Dreadstone Compass is fully charged and ready for use.

Use the Dreadstone Compass to locate where the fear shard is being kept 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: The compass should point in the direction of concentrated fear.

Right-click the compass to generate a path which will lead you to a random area. Once you get to the area, a named spawns.

Defeat a crystal glare lord 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: An evil eye has appeared through a crack in the cavern wall. Kill it before it kills you!

A crack opens up in the wall, revealing a new area within the caverns.

The glare lord fight is on par with standard trash mobs.

Report back to Captain Dunstan Coldheart 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Task Window Says: Dunstan is expecting a full report.

You say, 'Hail, Captain Dunstan Coldheart'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart appears relieved to see you. 'My guards reported a cave in fairly close to Froststone, exposing a hidden portion of the caverns. I hadn't heard from you and began to wonder if you had fallen victim to the icy rubble. At least we know where the shard is located. I've sent a team of scouts ahead to investigate the newly exposed area within the caverns. Thank you for risking your life for Froststone. I speak on the behalf of all coldain when I express our gratitude.'

You found the location of the fear shard within Crystal Caverns, but were unable to retrieve it.

225 platinum
Experience (3 AAs + 2-3% exp in Level 96)
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2nd part to complete quest
# Nov 07 2022 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
After you hail Colle to complet that part of quest he will give you a compass.
take any way out of the city into where the tunnels are ice and kill tenicle terrors and spinechill spiders.
as you kill these you will see emotes saying how full the compass is.
when you get the emote that compass is full/completely charged, right click it and you will get a yellow follow me line.
follow it and it brings you to the terror.
once complete you can do final hail to captain
Best, fastest, efficient way to do this quest
# Nov 07 2022 at 12:43 PM Rating: Default
After you get the quest, Finding the Fear, from Engineer Colle,

1. Exit the city from the south into the purple tunnels on map.
use the FIND to get to Kodik
from there follow passageway, up and out to exit
will have Geonids in it

2. Upon exit of zone, run back into fort and reenter the zone.

3. Upon reentry to zone, use FIND and to head towards Captain Dunstan Coldheart.
Kill the mobs you need on way to him
By the time you get to city you will have all you need
4. finish quest by hailing Colle

Only one place updates...
# Mar 19 2017 at 4:16 PM Rating: Good
326 posts
Don't take the long way down to tentacle terrors and crystal spider leading to the geonids. They seem to not update (cleared the area twice). Near Frostcrypt at the crystal revine there are all mobs which will count. If one compass is clicked and the mob is killed by a raid with 15+ participants, all get the update at once - nice ;)
# Dec 28 2012 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
If your botting two characters on the final part, you will only need to click the compass on one character. Once you arrive at the named it will update both characters. It takes about 5 to 6 kills to power up your compass.
# Dec 26 2012 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Why is this not a shared task I wonder ?
using the compass
# Dec 23 2012 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
677 posts
when we got to where the path led after clicking the compass (only 1 toon had clicked as the other hadn't gotten the update, but did get before we got there), both toons go the update, but only one mob had spawned.
Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
updating the compass
# Dec 23 2012 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
677 posts
every time you kill a fear-tainted creature, you get a task update but it's more of an invisible flag (you get the message but the step doesn't complete). And, it's random. On a 2-box, one just completed the step while the other one hasn't, yet. Approximately 6 mobs for the first completion.
Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
The flawless Terrorite
# Dec 10 2012 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
This is an auto update off of the tentacle terrors not the stalag terrors.
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