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This is a group mission 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"
- Completed "Finding the Fear"
You say, 'Hail, Captain Dunstan Coldheart'
Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'My scouts have returned and given me their full report on the situation. It appears as though the newly discovered areas within the caverns are crawling with fear-tainted creatures and large crystal [formations]. Or have you come to me for [other reasons]?'
You say, 'What formations?'
Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'We believe the shard Danela has hidden is responsible for the changes throughout the caverns, including the smaller crystal deposits that the Ry`Gorr have been mining. Still, there have been no sightings of the fear crystal, or of Danela. My scouts continue to search the caverns, but are unable to get past the barrier of powerful [creatures] and crystals.'
You say, 'Creatures?'
Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'A few of my scouts have fallen victim to these creatures, often meeting their demise after one blow. It seems that the closer the proximity to the central pit, the stronger the creature. I have assembled a group of [experts] who are working on ways to help defend against the fear-tainted forces.'
You say, 'Experts?'
Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Leading up the group is my top advisor, Niva Coldmist. Alchemist Davlin is a master of concoctions that can cure or kill. He's been working on a protection potion to help our troops survive in battle against our fear-tainted foes. Dodrik Iceblade is an innovative smithy who can craft durable armor from almost any material. I'm confident I've gathered the best and brightest to aid in the recovery of the fear shard, but my group of experts will not be complete until you and your allies [join]. Your combined knowledge and skill will be the key to our success.'
You say, 'We will join'
Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Are you sure? This is a lot to take on. You and your friends will be facing creatures strengthened by fear; creatures who have taken out many of my scouts with one swipe. Heed my warning, do not go anywhere near the central pit without the proper armor and magical protection. The creatures within will tear you and your friends to bits. If these are risks you're willing to take, then I will send you to the caverns of fear when you're [ready].'
You have been assigned the task 'Into the Caverns of Fear'.
Captain Dunstan has asked you to join his group of experts in the Caverns of Fear, in hopes of finding the missing fear shard.
Speak with each of the Coldain at the small camp within the caverns to see how you can help.
You say, 'Ready!'
Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Good luck. Once you've arrived, speak to Niva for a quick debriefing.'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Caverns of Fear.
Hail each of the Coldain.
Alchemist Davlin says 'I've been expecting you, _____. Captain Dunstan informed me that a group of adventurers were willing to test out my protection elixirs. Don't look so worried; my latest trials have had very few side effects. Now, before I can continue, I'll need some spore samples from the corrupted sporali that dwell within this cavern.'
Dodrik Iceblade says 'Well met, _____. Froststone's finest smithy, at your service.' The blacksmith looks your group up and down while shaking his head, 'Your armor won't hold up against the fear-tainted critters crawling in the central pit. I can craft some sturdy armor for you and your crew, but I'll need a few large chunks of flawless dreadstone before I can begin.'
Niva Coldmist gives you a crisp salute, 'Hello _____ and friends. The name's Niva and I'm in charge of operations down here. You look like an apt bunch, so I'll debrief you as quickly as possible. We believe the main fear shard is being held in the central pit within these caverns. Unfortunately, all entrances are blocked off by large crystals. We've been trying to blast through, but our explosives aren't strong enough. I hope to enhance them with a fiery substance found on wraiths within this cavern. Your first order is to retrieve a sample and return it to me.
Task Window Says: Davlin needs fear spores to create a protection poison. Dodrik needs dreadstone to craft special armor for you and your allies. Niva needs glowing embers in order to make explosives capable of blasting through the large, purple crystals.
These mobs are found in the caverns leading to and around the Ry`Gorr pit.
Davlin takes the spores and sprinkles them into a frothy mixture.
Niva handles the glowing embers with care.
Dodrik begins to work immediately, heating and hammering the dreadstone.
You say, 'Hail, Alchemist Davlin'
Alchemist Davlin hands you a small glass bottle that contains a thick, purple liquid. 'Everyone who plans to enter the central pit needs to protect themselves by drinking this elixir, but only do so when you're ready for battle, as the effects may not last very long and will only work against the creatures in the central pit.'
You receive an Elixir of Protection. (Everyone should hail Davlin at this point, to receive this item.)
You say, 'Hail, Dodrik Iceblade'
Dodrik Iceblade hands you a surprisingly lightweight breastplate made of dark metal. 'I've crafted enough armor to outfit your entire party, so no excuses for entering the central pit unprepared. Keep in mind, I made this armor to defend against the monstrosities in the central pit. It may not work so well when fighting other creatures.'
You receive Dreadstone Armor. (Everyone should hail Dodrik at this point, to receive this item.)
NOTE: The task locks upon using these items. Right-click the above two items to put two buffs on you (everyone in the group needs to do this).
You say, 'Hail, Niva Coldmist'
Niva Coldmist carefully hands you a small bundle of explosives. 'These small sticks pack a huge punch. Hopefully, the blast will be big enough to break through the large crystal formations and allow passage into the central pit. I cannot stress enough how important it is for your party to be protected by Davlin's elixir and Dodrik's armor before entering.
You receive a Bundle of Explosives.
Right-click the Bundle of Explosives at the large crystal formation (entrance of the pit).
Task Window Says: The central pit is crawling with crystallized creatures from the Plane of Fear.
Note: You must have both of the above buffs on you the entire time you are in the pit. If you don't have the buff, you are susceptible to "Cazic's Embrace", cast by fear mobs (including the final named):
Cazic's Embrace: Single Target, Magic (-850)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 39000
2: Stun (1.00 sec/200)
If you need to refresh your buff, you can head back to the zone-in and hail the two Coldains again for fresh item clicks.
Task Window Says: According to Nadalia, Danela kept the fear shard in her lockbox.
Head into the center of the pit. Danela Icewind appears briefly, but disappears in place of a named golem: "Horror".
Danela looks down upon you as the caverns fill with her corrupt laughter, 'You won't find what you're looking for in that chest. Don't worry though, I still have something for you.' Danela whistles loudly, calling forth her crystal servant before disappearing.'
Horror senses an enemy nearby and readies for battle!
You'll still need the buff on you for this fight. Horror hits for a max ~13,500 and casts "Smash":
Smash: Single Target, Magic (-940)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 31000
Horror has been slain by _____!
Horror's corpse crashes to the ground with a loud thud.
The lockbox contains treasure, but the fear shard is nowhere to be found.
You located Danela's lockbox, but both she and the fear shard were missing.
337 platinum, 5 gold
Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Dreadmote per task):
Band of Focused Terror
Crushing Aegis of Dawn
Queen's Silk Pall
Ry'Gorr Ceremonial Dagger
Velium Knuckles of the Pit
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